Another pay per view?! Indeed. I think there’s another in two weeks too. This one is usually meant to line up WrestleMania but I have a feeling this year will feature more twists and turns. Anyways, as always I’m going to guess who I think will win and why. Not based off of who I want to win, but where I think WWE is going next.
On to the matches!
Drew McIntyre (Raw World champion) vs AJ Styles vs Jeff Hardy vs Randy Orton vs Sheamus vs Kofi Kingston.
This ends one of two ways, and either way means Edge challenges the Raw champion at WrestleMania. I can see Drew keeping the title despite overwhelming odds. He then wants Edge as his next challenger, now that he has concurred all of Raw. The two will have some sort of mutual respect match at Mania and hug at the end. OR, Randy Orton wins the title here because Randy vs Edge for the title sounds like a big pay off for the last year of their careers. Randy has now defeated 5 of the best, but he’s not defeating Edge. The more I think about this, the more sense it makes.
Winner and new champion: Randy Orton.
Jey Uso vs. Kevin Owens vs. King Corbin vs. Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro vs. Daniel Bryan. Winner immediately faces Roman Reigns for the Smackdown title.
I know everyone thinks Bryan will challenge at Mania. Or Cesaro is getting built up, finally. But if Vince is still “making movies” there’s only one story here that I would pay to see in the theater. Jay Uso wins. The match of his life tonight. Despite it all he’s hanging in there. Defeating these former singles champions. He can’t even believe himself. The “crowd” is going nuts at this run. It’s Kofi-Mania level.
Then for his title match after Roman comes out and just destroys his cousin. Beats the hell out of him. Makes an example out of his audacity for challenging the Head of the Table. From tonight until Mania though, Jey is built up. Look at who you defeated. Look at the couple of moves you got in against Roman. You have a chance. He’s scared of you. The reason Roman is upset over the challenge is because there’s a chance he’ll lose.
Winner: Jey Uso.
Roman Reigns vs (Jey Uso).
Winner: Roman Reigns
Bobby Lashley (US Champion) (with MVP) vs. Keith Lee vs. Riddle.
I feel like if Keith Lee didn’t have to quarantine for two weeks this would be a one on one match. Lee should have been in the Rumble and looked dominant. Now that he’s back and healthy it’s time for his push.
Winner and new champion: Keith Lee.
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (Womens tag team champions) vs. Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.
This would be a toss up if not for the third brand. Nia and Shayna vs Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalesz for these titles on March 3rd is a much more interesting story. Dakota finally standing up to Shayna. Nia and Raquel in a beast battle. Sasha and Bianca can tease a future one on one but there will be no switch here. I’m thinking DQ loss.
Winners by DQ: Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair. No title change.
Maybe something gets added to the pre show. Asuka vs Lacey Evans is pulled but it wouldn’t surprise me if Asuka has a mystery opponent. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see a “backstage at SNL” 24/7 title change.
Let me know your thoughts!