It’s time to see if Raw or Smackdown is the stronger show! Apparently NXT doesn’t matter this year. And I’m sure somehow the score will run even until the main event. Coincidentally. Usually I try to predict where stories will go next but this is such an odd PPV that that’s tough to do. But let’s try.
Tonight is the 30th anniversary of the Undertaker’s debut. Nothing is announced. In theory he will appear. Maybe get a quick pin over someone. I fully think even if everyone says this is it, Mark is going to be upset his last match was not in front of fans and have to come back one more time.
Pre show: Dual brand battle royal with no participants announced.
I mean, how can I predict anything when nothing has been told? It’s a battle royal too but with nothing on the line. So it really doesn’t matter who does win. Just to pick someone I’m going to say Cesaro.
Team Raw (AJ Styles, Keith Lee, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, and Riddle) vs. Team SmackDown (Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Seth Rollins, and Otis).
History says there’s a good chance someone turns on their team during this match. Or during the women’s one. I say Seth Rollins turns, because rumor is he’s taking time off soon to be with Becky Lynch.
Winners: Team Raw.
Team Raw (Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lana, Lacey Evans, and Peyton Royce) vs. Team SmackDown (Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Bayley, and Natalya).
I’m going to say despite all odds, Lana is the sole survivor against Team SmackDown. This earns her some respect and she forms a trio with Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.
Winners: Team Raw.
Bobby Lashley (Raw’s United States Champion) vs. Sami Zayn (SmackDown’s Intercontinental Champion).
Winner: Bobby Lashley but in a way that will allow Sami to say he never gave up and it doesn’t count.
The New Day (Raw tag champs) vs The Street Profits (Smackdown tag champs).
Winners: The New Day but it will be close. Really really close. Possibly match of the night. Some sort of bond and mutual respect much like New Day had with the Usos will be forged after.
Asuka (Raw women’s champion) vs Sasha Banks (Smackdown women’s champion).
Whoever wins will win by DQ when her opponent’s next challenger gets involved. I don’t see a clean pin in this match or the next one.
Drew McIntyre (Raw World champion) vs Roman Reigns (Smackdown World champion).
Again, I don’t see a clean pin. But Roman has a group that Drew does not. I think the Usos get involved and Roman wins with a tainted pin.
Let’s see how well I do later tonight.