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Seth Rollins (c) v Braun Strowman (Universal Championship)
You can’t help but feel for Braun. He’s waited for his moment for a couple of decades now and it’s tough to understand how he’s held nothing but the tag-team titles.
That said, I believe he is definitely going to have a wait a bit more.
Seth defeated’The Beast’ Brock Lesnar in SummerSlam to recover Raw prize. Where is it dropping on Sunday?
Verdict: Seth Rollins keeps the Universal Championship
Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman (c) v Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler (Raw tag-team titles)
I’m calling this one on the presumption that it pre-empts Rollins and the Universal title showdown of Strowman.
With that in the distance, I can not see how they could co-exist. There’ll be a temptation on both sides to inflict some damage.
Since joining forces, Ziggler and roode have been on a hot streak and I will view the straps being snared by them here. Rollins and Strowman will have other things on their minds.
Verdict: Ziggler and Roode win the titles
Kofi Kingston (c) v Randy Orton (WWE Championship)
Since accepting the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, Kofi’s been riding the crest of a wave among the WWE Universe. But for me, that passion is starting to cool.
I will not be popular for saying that, however I do not feel he’s a champion and, to tell the truth, I’m surprised he’s held the name for this long.
I still don’t believe he’s the man to lead the way on SmackDown much longer, although the Mania instant was just a benefit to the WWE.
Orton wouldn’t be my first choice to take over the mantle (Samoa Joe in case you’re wondering), but I think that the Viper is going to start his own 14th reign as WWE champion.
Verdict: Randy Orton wins the WWE Championship
Bayley (c) v Charlotte (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Her reunion with Sasha Banks has lit a spark .
She had been on a path to nowhere and had I been calling this week, I would have considered this the rubber match with the outcome. That door has been thrown open.
I am able to see The Hugger watching Charlotte off here, albeit with hindrance from Banks.
Verdict: the Championship of the SmackDown Women is retained by Bayley
Becky Lynch (c) v Sasha Banks (Aged Women’s Championship)
Sasha has returned with Bayley providing backup and with a bang, I think she will choose the belt out of Your Irish Lass Kicker on Sunday.
The Boss will make a statement and it will not be dismissed, although it will not be clean.
Verdict: Sasha Banks wins the Women’s Championship
AJ Styles v Cedric Alexander (United States Championship)
This should be helpful.
Just AJ could keep himself one of the elite with no at the Universal name picture. Since taking the US title he’s been a heel that is venomous.
Alexander has remained land, after making his surprise return and his chance for the US name at Clash of Champions is listened for his ability.
It’s the makings of a classic but I think AJ’s experience and veteran instinct will prove too much to deal with.
Verdict: AJ Styles retains the United States Championship
Roman Reigns v Rowan (No DQ)
If that were contest , then I’d say Roman, end of debate. However, it’s not.
Together with also the reality and all the No DQ stipulation that he has no spot on the card, even Daniel Bryan has a part to playwith. What that function will be is another matter.
If I were to lay my chips on the table I’d say this is the second to flip face of actually the Bearded One.
Verdict: Roman Reigns (with assistance from Bryan)
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross (c) v Fire & Desire (Women’s Tag Team Championship)
The pairing of Bliss and Cross was an overwhelming success and steered Nikki to a prime spot to the roster of the women.
They are talented and their time will soon come, although mandy Rose and Sonya Deville have plodded along without generating too much of an effect because the retirement of Paige.
I just can not see it being on Sunday.
Verdict: Alexa Bliss along with Nikki Cross retain Women’s Tag Team names
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) v The Miz (Intercontinental Championship)
I am not talking about that low-blower currently masquerading as the Intercontinental champion. I’m speaking about Powerful Style’s King. The man who electrified arenas. Regard he won the Royal Rumble.
Seriously, I even had to do a internet search to find out that he beat to win the Intercontinental title – . He’s buried now and he’s shot the IC belt.
The Miz isn’t really liked by me as a face – he had been the perfect bad guy. Having said that , he is and will likely be a far better Intercontinental winner.
Verdict: The Miz wins the Intercontinental Championship
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