About Liz Savage

Liz Savage is a former Independent wrestling manager, and occasional wrestler from NY, currently residing in Los Angeles. Liz is involved in social justice movements, and currently is the Digital Content Manager and staff writer for BetWrestling.

Elimination Chamber Predictions

For every WWE major event, I put up my predictions on who will win each match. My predictions are my own and are based on my opinions as a former professional wrestler, and lifelong wrestling fan. I have no need to copy others work, or fake my opinions, what would the point be?

This year Elimination Chamber is in Sin City, Las Vegas!!! Tickets are available on Stubhub and Ticket Liquidator right now, so get them before they are gone!

Elimination Chamber is one of WWE’s more ridiculous special events. I am curious to see how it works out this year, as historically the match had fewer entrants. This year we also see the first ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match! There have been a lot of firsts for Women’s Wrestling this year, but I am still waiting for WWE to create an all women’s WRESTLING show for the network. Now on to the matches!

Raw Tag Team Title Match:
The Bar(C) vs Titus Brand – Titus Brand is crafty, but will Titus O’Neill and Apollo Crews be able to work together well enough to capture the titles? I think if they do, it will be by a fluke incident. I give this match to The Bar.

“Woken” Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt – This match better get weird otherwise I am going to be sorely disappointed. There is a lot of potential in this feud, if WWE doesn’t waste the opportunity. I am going with Hardy on this one.

Ronda Rousey’s official Raw Contract Signing to take place at WWE Elimination Chamber – I also think she will be the 7th entrant in the women’s elimination chamber, as only 6 women are currently announced, yet 7 men are announced for the men’s match.

Asuka vs. Nia Jax – This may be MOTN in my opinion. I think people will leave this match with a whole new respect for Nia Jax. I feel she does not get the push she deserves at all. On that note, I think Asuka is clearly going to win this match, but probably by DQ.

The first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match for the RAW Women’s Title – Alexa Bliss(C) must defend her title against: Mickey James, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Sonia Deville, and Mandy Rose. My prediction is Ronda Rousey is going to tear this field apart. If she isn’t in this match, my money is on Sasha Banks.

Men’s Elimination Chamber Match (Winner to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at WrestleMania) We have 7 men in this match… 7! John Cena, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Finn Baylor, The Miz, Seth Rollins and our favorite singer, Elias. I want Braun Strowman to win, but we all know how WWE hates their fans, and I predict Reigns will come out on top.

Overall I am looking forward to this event, despite its slightly predictable storylines. I am really looking forward to the women’s matches on the card as always!

 

If you can’t make it in person, you can still catch it LIVE on the WWE Network, new subscribers get at least a month for FREE!

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RAW

Monday Night RAW Results 2/5/18

Results via WWE.com

Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt to qualify for the Men’s Elimination Chamber Match

Finn Bálor & Karl Anderson def. The Revival

Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali def. Drew Gulak & Tony Nese

Raw General Manager Kurt Angle announced the competitors for the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match

Asuka def. Bayley

Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Apollo Crews to qualify for the Men’s Elimination Chamber Match

Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus def. Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns via Disqualification

Nia Jax def. Vanessa Floyd

Mickie James def. Sonya Deville

Elias def. John Cena and Braun Strowman to earn the No. 6 entry position in the Men’s Elimination Chamber Match

2018 Royal Rumble Live Results

Preshow:
US Title Open Challenge:
Bobby Roode(c) vs Mojo Rawley
Winner: Bobby Roode

Main Card:

WWE Championship Title Match:
AJ Styles vs Kami
Winner: Aj Styles

Smackdown Tag Team Title Match: (2 out of 3 Falls)
The Uso(c) vs Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin
1st Fall Usos
2nd Fall Usos
Winners: The Uso’s

The Mens Royal Rumble:
1. Rusev Eliminated by Hardy and Wyatt

2. Finn Balor Eliminated by Cena

3. Rhyno – eliminated by ﹰCorbin

4. Baron Corbin – eliminated by Balor

5. Heath Slater -corbin laid out before he got to the ring eliminated by wyatt

6. Elias (since everyone is down he sings)

7. Cien Almas Eliminated by Orton

8. Bray Wyatt Duel elimination with hardy

9. Big E

10. Tye Dillenger -Replaced by Zayn after beat down by Kami – Eliminated by Nakamura

11. Sheamus -eliminated by Slater in seconds

12. Xavier

13. Apollo Crews

14. Nakamura

15. Cesaro – Eliminated by Rollins

16. Kofi Kingston – Landed on pancakes to stay in, Almas eliminated

17. Jinder Mahal – Landed on pancakes to be eliminated

18. Seth Rollins – Eliminated by Reigns

19. Matt Hardy

20. John Cena – Eliminated by Nakamura

21. The Hurricane YEEEEESSSSS!!!! Eliminated by Cena

22. Aiden English-Eliminated by Balor

23. Adam Cole

24. Randy Orton – Eliminated by Balor

25. Titus O’Neil

26. The Miz

27. Rey Misterio – Eliminated by Balor

28. Roman Reigns

29. GoldDust – Eliminated by Ziggler

30. Dolph Ziggler -Eliminated by Balor

Final 4 Cena, Balor, Nakamura, Reigns

Nakamura wins!!! I was hoping Reigns would win so Philly would riot.

Raw Tag Team Championships:
Jason Jordan & Seth Rollins (c) vs “The Bar” Sheamus and Cesaro
Winners: The Bar take the Raw Tag Team Titles

WWE Universal Championship Title Match
Brock Lesner(c) vs Braun Strowman vs Kane
Winner: Lesner wins by pinfall on Kane

Inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble

1. Sasha Banks eliminated by the Bellas

2. Becky Lynch Eliminated by Ruby Riot

3. Sarah Logan Eliminated by Molly Holly

4. Mandy Rose Eliminated by Lita

5. Lita Eliminated by Becky Lynch

6. Kairi Sane Eliminated by Dana Brooke

7. Tamina Eliminated by Lita

8. Dana Brooke Eliminated by Molly Holly

9. Torrie Wilson Eliminated by Deville

10. Sonia Deville ELiminated by McCool

11. Liv Morgan Eliminated by McCool

12. Molly Holly!!!!!!!!!! Eliminated by McCool

13. Lana Eliminated by McCool

14. Michelle McCool Eliminated by Nattie

15. Ruby Riot Nia Jax

16. Vickie Guerrero – Eliminated by everyone

17. Carmella – Vickie hit her with the MOTB briefcase on the way down

18. Natalya -gets pulled off apron and knocked out by carmella before entering

19. Kelly Kelly Nia

20. Naomi -Outdid Kofi to be thrown out by Nia

21. Jacqueline!!!! Nia

22. Nia Jax Eliminated by everyone

23. Ember Moon Eliminated by Asuka

24. Beth Phoenix Eliminated by Nattie

25. Asuka

26. Mickie James ELiminated by Trish

27. Nikki Bella eliminated by Asuka

28. Brie Bella eliminated by Nikki

29. Bayley Eliminated by?

30. Trish Stratus Eliminated by?

Asuka chooses to fight ….

Rhonda Rousey comes out and just keeps pointing to the WrestleMania sign.

 

Royal Rumble Predictions for 2018

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Hey everyone! I am super excited about this year’s Royal Rumble because we get to see the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match! This is by far one of my favorite yearly events and has been since its inception. It is also the first event of the year, kicking off the Road To Wrestlemania as the winners of both Rumble matches get a shot at the Championship titles at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans!

First, let’s get the undercard matches out of the way, shall we?

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin (2-out-of-3-Falls Match) – Well due to the recent DUI Jey Uso received, it would not surprise me to see the Uso’s drop the belts to Gable and Benjamin. WWE seems to be taking things pretty seriously these days.

Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs. Cesaro & Sheamus – Will we see two tag team title changes in one night? Perhaps. Will Seth Rollins do that controversial move again? We really hope not. This one is a tough call, but I am going to go with The Bar.

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane (Triple Threat Match) – Once again I will complain that I don’t think that Glen Jacobs is taking his political career very seriously, considering primaries are just a few months away. If Braun Strowman does not walk away with the belt, I RIOT.

WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn — 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Title – This match will probably be hella entertaining, especially for the smart marks. I know that I am looking forward to seeing what these 3 put together. AJ will retain the title.

The 2018 30-Man Over-The-Top Royal Rumble Match
Entry guesses (Not in specific order)
1. Finn Balor
2. Roman Reigns
3. Gallows
4. Anderson
5. Baron Corbin
6. Randy Orton
7. GoldDust
8. HHH
9. Matt Hardy
10. Jeff Hardy
11. Dolph Ziggler
12. John Cena
13. Elias
14. Apollo Crews
15. The Big Show
16. Kofi
17. Big E
18. Exavier
19. Bray Wyatt
20. Shinsuke Nakamura
21. Luke Harper
22. Erik Rowan
23. Titus O’neil
24. Jinder Mahal?
25. Mark Henry
26. Mojo Rawley
27. Samoa Joe
28. Rusev
29. Rhyno
30. JAMES ELLSWORTH!!!

 

Winner: Well I want Ellsworth to win, but I have a feeling Nakamura is going to take it home.

The first-ever 30-Woman Over-The-Top Royal Rumble Match
Entry guesses (Not in specific order)
1. Carmella
2. Becky Lynch
3. Natalya
4. Naomi
5. Tamina
6. Nia Jaxx
7. Asuka
8. Ember Moon
9. Alicia Foxx
10. Sasha Banks
11. Bayley
12. Shayna Bazler
13. Lacey Evans
14. Dana Brooke
15. Liv Morgan
16. Mickie James
17. Ruby Riot
18. Sarah Morgan
19. Nikki Bella
20. Brie Bella
21. Sonya Deville
22. Trish Stratus
23. Jacqueline
24. Kelly Kelly
25. Madusa
26. Lana
27. Mandy Rose
28. Sable
29. Torrie Wilson
30. Rhonda Rousey
Winner: Asuka

 

So those are my guesses as to the entries and winners, but not the order of entries. Feel free to drop a comment and let us know who you think will win!Tickets to the Royal Rumble are still available on StubHub and Ticket Liquidator! If you cannot make it in person, you can still watch on the WWE Network, new subscribers now get 2 months FREE for a limited time!

Stay tuned for updates and betting odds from 5Dimes!

Puppy Bowl

Early Puppy Bowl Odds

This year is the 14th annual Puppy Bowl and the early odds are in at 5Dimes! Right now team Fluff is slated to win!
Teams were created in 2015 and according to Wikipedia:

In Puppy Bowl XII, Team Ruff won again by a score of 70-to-44.

In Puppy Bowl XIII, Team Fluff upset the heavily favored Team Ruff by a score of 93-38.

Current odds:
Team Fluff -140
Team Ruff +100

To place your wager visit 5Dimes!

Politics and Wrestling: It’s Still Real To Me

If one lights a fire for others, one will brighten one’s own way. -Nichiren

2017 was a hell of a year for me and for Bet Wrestling. Just over a year ago I began writing for this website after a pretty long hiatus from the wrestling world. As many before me, and many since, I had become disillusioned with the world around me, and needed a break to see what I was missing in “real life”. During my time spent in pro wrestling, I missed weddings, birthdays, holiday gatherings, and all kinds of other events, but such is the life of an entertainer and/or athlete, as if you do not take that call when it comes, you may never get another chance.

Last year when I began writing for this site, I was in the midst of a protest, actually living on the street in front of Los Angeles City Hall in a tent with at least a dozen others, and a few dozen part-timers for 2 months. This was not even my first time staying at city hall in protest, I actually have spent more than 100 days in total at city hall in protest encampments. The last time was in protest against the lack of prosecution of killer police officers in Los Angeles. To be honest I know this is extremely hard for most people across the country to understand, as they could never imagine someone getting blasted for nothing, but here in Los Angeles its a regular occurrence, and for black and brown people its a fear they must face daily, even if it just rests in the back of their minds.

In the past few years, I have met countless grieving parents and family members who often never find out what really happened to their loved ones. The lack of accountability and the racist social structure often fails these families blaming the victims of police violence, instead of critically looking at the actions of the police who killed these persons. In order for this genocide to end, the public needs to be educated about what has really led to this, what the history of policing is, and how in 2018 we still live in a nation where black and brown people are not free, as they face imprisonment or death at a 60% higher rate than their white counterparts. As someone who has a mixed heritage, that was erased by whiteness, I can use my perceived privilege to inform others, and I do this in a variety of mediums.

I was told recently that there was no place for this in wrestling, but I disagree. Wrestling is and always has been a social commentary. Pro wrestling has a history rich in racism, sexism, and right-wing political leanings that carry on today. Linda McMahon is the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, a woman who’s mega-corporation WWE has bought up almost every major competition they have seen over the past 20 years or bought out their video catalog after the company died off. Kane is running for Mayor of his home County in TN. The President of the United States is a WWE Hall of Famer, yet many people want to pretend that wrestling isn’t political. Well here is a huge news flash, it is!

About two months ago the radio network I have been working with finally came to fruition and announced that we would be doing our beta launch. The next day my comrade Brandon said he wished there was a show about the history of wrestling in California, and I said: “let’s do one!”. That’s how our radio show Hollywood Jobbers was born. From the very first episode on, we had some sort of politically motivated commentary, as I met my co-host through the local protest scene. We have similar politics, and we both have a love for wrestling. Most of my politically active friends either don’t watch it at all or only watch the big shows, not the territory or independent level wrestling. Our network we are hosted on is a social justice radio network called RadioJustice.org and we are currently the only “sports” show on the network. Our hopes for the show are to educate and entertain, giving our own commentary on the past and present of pro wrestling from our point of view. So far its gotten great feedback from my friends in wrestling, as well as from those who listen to our network and are just discovering it, whether its non-fans or folks who haven’t watched since childhood.

We quickly realized that our show would have a bigger audience if we switched nights, as east coast folks reached out, and asked us to change nights so we were not on the radio against RAW on tv in their time zone. We have recorded 8 shows in the past two month period and most of the feedback has been positive, except for one hater who based his decision on one show. Our shows have included interviews when we could get them, as due to our original studio backing out after the project began, we have had to struggle to find quiet places to record, and times that work for us and our guests to get them on the phone, rather than in studio as we had originally planned. Despite not having a studio we have consistently produced content for the network as we promised. In 2018 we plan to cover more topics, continue to bring you fun interviews and hopefully, our networks goal of building our very own studio will come to fruition.

Those are just two of the many projects I have been working on. Since Digital Media Management is my main gig, I work with over 50 companies, organizations, and people to help maintain, or run their pages, and to create or build content for them. It’s such a wide range of products, services, causes, and people, its a ton of work to keep it all together, hence why for many of them I am a team member, or mainly a consultant. I get pages started and teach their owners how to run them. Then they decide whether they want to operate them or pay me to do it. I am hell bent on organic reach and think most paid advertising has proven to be useless for the majority of those interested in online marketing. I instead implement and teach ways to target the direct audience people want to hit, which is the most important part of online marketing, knowing your audience.

Some things I may associate with, may not be perfectly politically correct, yet even then I spent much effort to use the platforms I can to socially education and motivate others. Many have tried to shut me up over time, including the government, but I am still here, and still getting published, and most importantly still watching my numbers and hits grow.  In one year my content on this site alone has gathered over 150,000 hits, and this site has seen over a quarter of a million unique visitors this year, and almost a million visits! That doesn’t account for the other sites I write, or create content for or manage, this is just one place, where I can spew out my thoughts in an editorial commentary and not worry about censorship even when the point I make may not be agreed with.

And yes, that is your right to disagree with me, it’s your right not to listen to me, or read my ramblings. If you don’t like what I have to say, that’s OK, as not everything is for everyone. When I create media on my terms, it is on my terms, love it or hate it. And before you say “no one wants to hear what you have to say” maybe you should make sure you aren’t saying that to a person who’s actually getting more hits on their hobby then you do on your passion site… just saying.

2018 is gearing up to be an awesome year, and I would like to thank all those who have supported my return to wrestling through writing and media. It’s been awesome to see how many folks are truly supportive of what I do. And thanks to the Owner of BetWrestling for standing behind my work, and allowing me to express freely what I feel needs to be said, even when it’s an unpopular opinion. Thanks to all those who have uplifted my voice, or stood behind me, it means a lot to have your support.

Clash of Champions Live Results!

Clash of Champions is upon us! Hopefully, this event will exceed my current expectations. You can read my predictions here.

Betting odds are out, and lines are open until the bell of each match. You can check out the latest odds here. If you are interested in learning how to bet on pro wrestling, I suggest reading this article.

This article will be updated with a commentary, and match results at the end of each match, so stay tuned for details! And remember you can get your first month of WWE Network for FREE if you sign up today!

The preshow is currently on, and by watching Carmella with her briefcase, and her body language, I would guess she is going to try to cash it in tonight after the lumberjack match.

Preshow:
Mojo Rawley vs Zack Ryder: Mojo runs out ready to tear someone apart. Ryder walks out to the ring looking pretty confident. Ryder hits Rawley with a dropkick right away,. then it quickly goes to the outside. There is some really exciting back and forth between these former tag team partners. Ryder seemed to be in control at first but has quickly run out of steam and Rawley has taken control. Ryder fights out of a choke hold to be tossed out of the ring. Rawley follows him out and runs him into the barricade… and commercial break for WWE Shop… WTF. When we come back Rawley has Ryder in another choke hold, Ryder fights out but gets taken down again by a big boot. Rawley is spending too much time shit talking and not enough time trying to pin Ryder. His shit talking giver Ryder enough time to recover and fight back. Ryder lays into him with forearms and a good knee to the face in the corner, Ryder gets a 2 count by Rawley gets his foot on the bottom rope.  Rawley gets his steam back and plows through Ryder, getting an easy 3 count. WELL DUH.

Main Card

US Championship Title Match
Baron Corbin(c) vs Bobby Roode vs Dolph Ziggler
I got stuck on a phone call but when I get back this shit is on fire. Ziggler is showing exactly what he is made of by taking control in this match, and so is Corbin by running away. Ziggler almost gets a pin on Roode but Corbin broke it up. Ziggler and Roode each get a hit on Corbin, Rood goes to give Ziggler his finisher and Corbin hit him with the deep 6 for the 2 count. Boston crowd is hot on Roode chanting for him. Roode gets Corbin down but Ziggler takes him out… a ton more shit happened, it was crazy Roode tries the glorious DDT but Ziggler counters and gets a 2 count pin on Roode. Holy shit too much happening. Ziggler gets sent into the turnbuckle, Roode hits the glorious DDT, but Corbin broke up the pin, and gave Roode a backbreaker on the outside. Corbin is about to take out Roode, Ziggler takes them both out, and gets the pin on Corbin to become the new US champion! HOLY SHIT! Congratz!

YES It’s RUSEV DAY!!!! (Everyday is Rusev Day!)
Aiden English comes out first and introduces Rusev, and then works on finishing the “12 days of Rusev” and its such a beautiful tribute the fans explode into Rusev Day chants! An extra verse is about to be added but then Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable come out to the ring… It’s time for the next match!

Smackdown Fatal 4 Way Tag Team Title Match
Rusev and Aiden English vs Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable vs The New Day vs The Uso’s(c)
The Usos are still doing the stupid penitentiary gimmick, I hate it. Please stop. So they are only letting 4 men in the ring at once, however quickly all men end up in the ring, then quickly cleared from the ring. This is a no DQ match, so all hell has broken loose, bodies flying everywhere. Shelton Benjamin gives Jimmy Uso a massive move from the top rope, it was awesome. Shelton Benjamin is now getting torn apart by Big E and Kofi. Rusev comes in but Kofi dropkicks him as well. Kofi is on fire and Big E is tossing him into each opponent, until Rusev cuts him off, goes after Jay Uso and almost gets a 2 count pin attempt. I guess there are “legal men” in the match but frankly, it’s too hard to follow. Its rest hold time, Gable has Kofi and English has one of the Usos in a hold. Now RUsev took over and is stomping said Uso…  Gable and Benjamin continue to work over Kofi. I don’t understand the rules to this match, its no DQ but only 4 men in the ring at once and anything outside the ring goes? DUDE WWE LOGIC IS GONNA MAKE MY BRAIN EXPLODE. Big E and Jay Uso take out English and Gable double cover 2 count, Jay and Big E start to brawl, the Usos clear the ring. Gable and Benjamin return to the ring and gable has Jay Uso in a Submission while Benjamin is protecting him from interference until English interferes and Rusev kick Gable in the head from the other side. Rusev and Gable are legal in the ring. Rusev gets the Accolade in but Big E breaks it up, but that’s broken up Rusev pins Big E for a 2 count, twice in a row… Rusev gets Big E in the Accolade now, and Big E is trying to fight out, but Rusev is stronger. Gable breaks it up by giving Rusev a nearly impossible suplex, he then takes English out and Gives Big E a suplex as well, the Usos come in and stop Gable to retain their championship titles. That was awesome even if the rules made no sense.

Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
LumberJack Match Charlotte vs Natalya
The Riot Squad, Carmella, Tamina w/Lana, Naomi, are at ringside as the lumberjacks.
As I said earlier in this article I think Carmella is going to cash in the money in the bank briefcase tonight. It’s a shame Ellsworth isn’t there to see it.The match starts off with some chaining then the two women go strike for strike, Natalya gets thrown out of the ring, and Naomi kicks her a few times, she gets back in and throws Charlotte out, and the girls jump on Charlotte on the outside. Nattie and Charlotte continue back and forth and Charlotte gets a neckbreaker for a 2 count on Nattie. Nattie isn’t slowed down much by this then put the boots to Charlotte, and send her outside but the riot squad sends her back in. Nattie keeps control, but and Charlotte is clearly getting abused, Nattie chokes her on the ropes, the ref breaks it up, Nattie is out but Carmella tosses her back in, Charlotte lights Nattie up with a bunch of chops, Nattie cuts her off, continuing her assault, she almost gets Charlotte in the sharpshooter, but Charlotte gets out before it’s locked in. Charlotte and Nattie end up on the outside, and all the other women Jump Charlotte. Nattie gets the sharpshooter locked in on Charlotte this time, the hold is broken, then all hell breaks loose, Charlotte does a huge moonsault off the top to the outside, everyone is down, but Nattie avoids it and beats on Charlotte some more. Nattie goes to put Charlotte in the sharpshooter, but Charlotte reverses and wins by submission. Nattie cuts a promo about being treated with nothing but disrespect. Well we still love you lady. Meow.

Breezango vs The Bludgeon Brothers
Poor Breezango. Looks like Harper and Rowan may kill them. Harper and Breeze start out, and Harper just knocks breeze down. Rowan is tagged in but chases Fandango outside, and when he does go to the ring, Breeze kicks him in the face. He is stunned for a moment, grabs Breeze, but Fandango cuts Rowan off. Harper comes to the other side of the ring to help his partner get this match on track. Harper and Rowan double team Breezes head into the canvas, he’s down. They then unleash hell on Fandango, ONE TWO THREE it’s over with Rowan getting the pin on Fandango. I guess Fashion Files has been canceled.

Speaking of canceled….

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura
w/ Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as “Special Guest Referees”
Watching the crowd do the “Yes” chant for DB makes me want to cry…
The match starts out with Orton and Zayn, and of course, both ref’s in the ring,  a little chain wrestling, then Orton goes for a quick pin, and both refs start counting at different paces, and Sami kicks out. Nakamura tags in and begins to chain with Zayn. Zayn backs him into the ropes and Shane immediately breaks it up. More back and forth but its already clear these duel special guest refs do not see eye to eye. Owens tags i and gives Nakamura some good chops, and then Nakamura turns it around and gets a 2ish count pin on Owens. But again the refs are not even remotely on the same count time. Now Shane and DB divide the ring and decide to make calls only on “their side”. This shit is hella distracting, and this match is overly gimmicky, and not in a fun stupid kinda way. Orton and Zayn are not working well together at all. It seems like Orton and Zayn may have heat IRL? I’m trying to muster up some care for this match, but it’s too hard. this is boring. Finally, its Owens and Nakamura and Nakamura took Owens out with an awesome kick and just begins to unload on him. Zayn tries to get on the apron but gets cut off by Nakamura, and then Nakamura turns back to Owens and just continues to unload on him. 3 count pin attempt on Owens. 2nd 2 count pin on Owens. Nakamura does some crazy rollup flip into a triangle armbar, and its awesome, Nakamura gets his shoulders down, and DB counts Shane gets mad. Owens tags Zayn in, Nakamura kicks him, but Zayn still lands the blue powerbomb on Nakamura. Owens tags in but is cut off by Orton,  and Zayn tries to get in too, and Shane pushes him out, Nakamura gets the tag, and Orton almost takes Zayn’s head off. Orton is now in control, Zayn is on the apron. Zayn tries to go to the top, but Orton cuts him off with a hit to the nuts, which DB calls as illegal and warns Orton. Orton gives Zayn a huge superplex and Owens pulls Orton outside. Nakamura then goes after Owens on the outside, Zayn comes out to help, both refs come out… everyone’s at ringside, this is more than a 10 count fools!  Utter insanity Owens sets Nakamura up on the table and gives him a huge splash. Everyone has been out of the ring for like 20 seconds or more… this match should technically be over… but sadly it isn’t. Zayn is back in the ring, and Orton gives him a huge power slam then hits him with a neckbreaker and an RKO, and Shane goes to make the call on the cover, he claims it was 3, DB says only 2, they are arguing, Orton is pissed, Owens gets in the ring, Orton hits him with an RKO too, Zayn rolls up Orton, and gets a 2 count, Orton reverses 2 count, Zayn gets Orton pinned again and Shane shoves them screwing the pin. DB is trying to throw Shane out of the match, Shane refuses, Zayn gets another roll up on Orton while he is distracted, and DV gives a super quick pin count like Shane had tried to do earlier in the match. Owens and Zayn are safe to see another Smackdown.

WWE Championship Match
AJ Styles(C) vs Jinder Mahal
The match starts off with some back and forth, and the crowd is already chanting “this is awful”. The Singh brothers are at ringside as always. I’ll have to agree with the crowd this is awful, and there is 35 more minutes of this shit show at the very least. Styles gets tossed into the ropes and falls to the floor. Mahal chases after him but AJ cuts him off. Mahal gets back in the ring to stop the count on himself, then oddly enough decides to to put AJ in then pulls him out again to throw him into the exposed barricade. Mahal beats AJ on the outside more, then tosses him back in, as falls only count in the ring. Mahal kicks AJ off the apron to the floor again, the Singh brothers aren’t going after him, Mahal picks up Styles and tosses him into the announce table. Mahal drags Styles back to the ring, and puts him in a crossface. Then hits him in the face after letting go. Jinder then gets Styles in a scissor lock from behind, crushing Styles ribs. Styles gets out and continues to fight, but Mahal once again reverses, and gives Styles a super awkward abdominal stretch. Styles fights out, Mahal continues to abuse him and shoulder tackles him to the face then goes to the second rope and punches Styles in the face as well. AJ manages to cut Mahal off with a dropkick, Mahal rolls out of the ring, and the ref is counting. Styles makes a come back, goes to springboard off the ropes, but Mahal grabs the ropes and Styles falls on his injured ribs. Mahal gets a gutbuster on STyles, for a 2 count pin attempt. Mahal sets styles up in the corner on the ropes and starts punching him, he wants to give Styles a suplex off the top, but Styles starts to counter, Mahal chokes him, and Styles drops him in and electric chair drop. both men are down, the ref is counting. Mahal barely gets up first, But styles is ready, Mahal cuts him off, but Styles isn’t down and takes Mahal out, both men are down again, and Styles splashes Mahal in the corner. Styles does this sick neckbreaker flip on Mahal, for a 2 count. Mahal takes control but Styles cuts him off with boots to the face, more back and forth, Mahal tosses AJ. Styles gets this sweet suplex for a 2 count, Mahal is still down, and Styles is kicking him in the face, Mahal counters, Mahal his a huge backdrop but Styles kicks out. AJ manages the pailei kick on Mahal. Mahal continues his assault, kneeing Styles, dropping him, kneeing him again for a 2 count. Mahal tries to choke styles from the top rope, Styles gives him a jawbreaker and drops him. Both men are down yet again. Max the cat keeps trying to count Mahal out… I feel you Max. The Singh bros get involved, Styles takes them out, then he springboards off the top, misses, and gets a kick to the back by Mahal. Mahal hits his finisher, and Styles just out after a 2 count. The fans in Boston are pissed. they are booking and chanting “this is awful” again, Styles locks in an ankle lock and Mahal taps out, AJ Styles retains the WWE Championship.

Overall there were little surprises except for Ziggler walking away with the US title. This was a mediocre event, and I hope we see better matches in 2018. Overall it wasn’t terrible, but the double ref gimmick was fucking stupid. ALso to hear people chant “this is awful” twice during an AJ Styles match should show WWE what they need to work on… like matchups people will actually care about.

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WWE Clash Of Champions Predictions!!

UPDATE – See the early betting odds for this event by clicking here!

It’s that time again! Sorry I have been really busy and not writing as much as I should be! I recently launched a new podcast about wrestling on an all-new internet radio station. I’ve been so busy I almost forgot the PPV was this Sunday!

You can watch it on the WWE Network for FREE if you are a new subscriber! If you live in the Boston area, you can still get tickets on Stubhub or TicketLiquidator, but as you already know, this will be a sold out show!

So here are my thoughts on the matches as they stand as of today:

Zack Ryder vs. Mojo Rawley – MOJO!!!!!!! Need I say more?

Breezango vs. The Bludgeon Brothers – Oh Breezango, what have you gotten yourselves into? I think that Harper and Rowan are going to murder them.

United States Champion Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler (Triple Threat Match) – I am so looking forward to this match!!! All these guys are great wrestlers, and are hard-hitting wrestlers. I think that Bobby Roode does have the ability to take the belt away from Corbin, however, I don’t think it will happen in a 3-way match, especially where Ziggler is involved.

Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as special guest referees) – Sigh. WHYYYYYYYYYYYY???? While I am sure this match will have its moment’s and I like all the guys involved, WHY???  Someone tell Owen and Zayn they are 6 years too late on the Occupy hype train, that crashed and burned 3 years ago fools. Lame. I don’t care who wins… this is stupid, fire whoever wrote this garbage, not Zayn and Owens.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable vs. Rusev & Aiden English (Fatal 4-Way Match) – I am so happy to see Shelton Benjamin back in action, even if he does have to team with Gable… (ha!) I think this match is gonna be your typical clusterfuck 4 way tag, with lots of broken bodies. The Uso’s will most likely retain…

SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya (Lumberjack Match) – This match is going to be awesome! I love watching both these women wrestle, but sorry Charlotte, I gotta go with Nattie on this one! Get that title back on your waist where it belongs!!!

WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal – Sigh…. why? Wrestling was getting interesting again, and then we got slapped in the face with a momentum stopping bitchslap. I really don’t want to watch the same people wrestle again and again and again. Jinder lost… he is a cheater, and does he really deserve a rematch? Nah they won’t give us Styles vs Nakamura yet… But I would have much rather watched him wrestle Rusev than Mahal again. AJ will retain the championship, or WWE may be attempting to incite a riot in Boston.

While this is a “Smackdown” branded PPV, I am not as excited for it as I usually would be. The highlights of this PPV will be the women’s match and the tag team clusterfuck for me.

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My WWE Shop Cyber Monday Favorites!

So our friends at WWE Shop are having a Cyber Monday blowout! Use the code CYBER at checkout for an additional 20% off your order!

Here are some of the items I loved most:

Finn Bálor Gingerbread Man Ornament

 

Iron Sheik “8-Bit” T-Shirt

 

The Hardy Boyz WrestleMania 33 Signed Commemorative Plaque

 

Shinsuke Nakamura “Strong Style Has Arrived” Replica Jacket

 

Braun Strowman “Monster Among Us” Ugly Holiday Sweatshirt ( I really want this… LOL)

More ugly holiday sweatshirts, ornaments, and more at WWE Shop! Make sure you use the code CYBER for extra savings!

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