Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler, WWE Championship Match: There will be a stipulation that Ziggler will apparently reveal night-of. Either way, Ziggler is a pretty weak challenger for Drew at this stage. I would've gone a second month with Lashley, actually. McIntyre wins and retains.
Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt, Wyatt Swamp Fight: We're back to Wyatt 1.0 for this "match," which will likely be of the cinematic variety. This seems to be another step closer to Strowman getting The Fiend at Summerslam, so Strowman wins.
Asuka vs. Sasha Banks, Raw Women's Championship Match: Banks and Bayley having all the titles would be interesting, but I think Asuka wins and retains here.
Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins, Eye-for-an-Eye Match: If this were any other year, I'd say no way could WWE pay off this stipulation. But the way things have gone lately, I feel like WWE could try to really sell one of them getting their eye pulled out. I'm guessing Dominick plays a part in the finish so we'll say no contest of some sort.
Bayley vs. Nikki Cross, Smackdown Women's Championship Match: I would be all for Cross scoring the upset for a short-term reign before Bayley wins it back, just to see Bayley's breakdown in losing to someone like Cross. But it doesn't happen. Bayley wins and retains.
Apollo Crews vs. MVP, United States Championship Match: Crews wins and retains.
New Day vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura, Tables Match for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship: Eh, I'll go Cesaro and Shin.
Kevin Owens vs. Murphy: Owens
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Strangely enough, WWE shifting to filming shows in an empty, small, TNAesque arena has made me more inclined to watch. Mainly Smackdown, but I occasionally glance at RAW. Guess I can start doing predictions again.
Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler, WWE Championship Match: Have not caught any of the build on TV, but I'm assuming that Drew Galloway wins to set up an eventual rematch (where we get the full match) with Brock once fans are allowed back. Winner: Drew
Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt, Wyatt Swamp Fight: I've enjoyed the build to this, and a large part of why I watch Smackdown is to see the Wyatt segments. That said, Boogaloo Bray isn't his Final Form, so I'm probably not spending $10 when its not Fiend time. Winner: Braun Trainman
Asuka vs. Sasha Banks, Raw Women's Championship Match: Other than Bray, Sasha/Bayley are the main reason I watch. I'm assuming Sasha wants to beat Bayley more than she does Asuka. Winner: Asuka
Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins, Eye-for-an-Eye Match: Predicting a cinematic where someone does have their eye ripped out. Probably its going to be the masked dude. Winner: Seth Rollins
Bayley vs. Nikki Cross, Smackdown Women's Championship Match: Placeholder before the Sasha match. Winner: Bayley
Apollo Crews vs. MVP, United States Championship Match: Rooting for MVP in the hopes that this sets him up for his long deserved world title run. I've usually been a TNA fan, so I've long wanted to see the dream team of MVP-Kenny King-Lashley reuniting. 2/3rds of MLK is pretty good. Winner: MVP
Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler, WWE Championship Match: Drew. We're not getting world champ Dolph in 2020.
Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt, Wyatt Swamp Fight: This is non-title, right? I'm going with Bray, then we get some other cinematic match at SummerSlam.
Asuka vs. Sasha Banks, Raw Women's Championship Match: I want to go with Sasha, but I'm going with Asuka. I think we're about to have Evolution 2 announced, and Bayley being able to hint at Sasha not being able to get the job done is a good start towards the Sasha-Bayley main event I'd imagine we get.
Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins, Eye-for-an-Eye Match: God I don't care, this is dumb. Rollins wins, Dom comes and says take his eye instead.
Bayley vs. Nikki Cross, Smackdown Women's Championship Match: Bayley wins and continues her reign of terror (and greatness).
Apollo Crews vs. MVP, United States Championship Match: Crews wins.
Hardy/Sheamus bar fight I assume we are getting: Sheamus. The Jeff burial continues.
1) McIntyre/Ziggler (WWE Championship - Ziggler picks stipulation) - likely some boring stipulation like "No Claymore" - McIntyre wins with the Future Shock DDT to retain.
2) Strowman/Wyatt (Non-Title Swamp Fight) - Strowman gets laid out in the swamp, Wyatt escapes. Just some lumbering around in a swamp setting.
3) Asuka/Banks (Raw Women's Championship Match) - Asuka with the Asuka-lock, but this would be the closest to a 50/50 match.
4) Mysterio/Rollins (An Eye-for-an-Eye Match) - Dominick turns on Rey which leads to Rollins "extracting" the eye via CGI technology. Even for me, this will be a chore to watch, since I am not much of a horror movie person.
5) Bayley/Cross (Smackdown Women's Championship Match) - Bayley with a roll-up with tights to retain.
6) Crews/MVP (United States Championship Match) - Crews with the win after Lashley-ference backfires.
7) New Day/Cesaro and Nakamura (Smackdown Tag Team Championship - Tables Match) - New Day retain by throwing Cesaro and/or Nakamura through a table, depending on if it is one or both have to go through a table to end the match.
It's probably going to be one of those just get through with it PPV, as have the last couple during the fanless to trainees playing the crowd/limited roster era.