A Gang of Idiots Predictions: Extreme Rules 2018
The boys are back in town with another bunch of predictions that I’m almost positive will be about 50% correct!
Let’s meet our esteemed panel in the current order of correct predictions.
Me (25-15-2): I write about wrestling on this website. I also enjoy Pabst Blue Ribbon in a non-ironic way. Possible drinking problem.
Dave Dynasty (23-17-2): Host of the Dave Dynasty Show and huge Pro Wrestling fan. Also a lover of paperboy style hats.
Drewcifer Jones (21-19-2): Co-host of The Road Home From Wrestling podcast and all around swell guy.
Klide Hobson (21-19-2): Lifelong wrestling fan, eater of worlds (and sandwiches) and writer of Klide’s Korner on this very website.
Josh Martin (18.5-7.5-2): Another lifelong fan, good dude and huge NJPW mark.
Anthony Harper (18-8-2) : Lifelong wrestling fan, expectant father and a Cubs supporter from back when that meant something.
Jim Williams (16.5-9.5-2): Another lifelong wrestling fan and the only human being alive to love Aqua teen more than me. Pretty solid drinker.
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Rusev
Me: AJ retains. I love the guy but WWE ain’t putting the big one on him yet.
Dave Dynasty: STYLES. Should be a solid match!
Drewcifer Jones: AJ Styles wins. Poor Rusev, the sacrificial lamb.
Klide Hobson: AJ
Josh Martin: Styles
Anthony Harper: AJ Styles and really the only reason I am picking him is because he’s the face of the game cover. Any other time with how over Rusev is, he’d win.
Jim Williams: No way that Rusev gets this title, especially with him not signing a new contract. Pick: Styles
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
Me: Screw it I’m taking Lashley. No idea why, I just think I’ll take that risk.
Dave Dynasty: Ugh… does ANYBODY truly care? REIGNS.
Drewcifer Jones: Who cares? (Roman Reigns wins I guess)
Klide Hobson: Roman
Josh Martin: Roman
Anthony Harper: Roman because he’s Vince’s guy. Roman can’t lose this match or it makes him look weak.
Jim Williams: This could actually be a good match since both men are so physical and athletic. One of these two need to turn all out heel, please god. I think they are going to keep Lashley undefeated. Pick: Lashley
Braun Strowman vs Kevin Owens (Steel Cage Match)
Me: Since I’m picking random shit I’m taking KO. Mainly because the way this story has gone there is no way he should win.
Dave Dynasty: STROWMAN. I expect this to be stiff and fun!
Drewcifer Jones: Braun Strowman wins and Kevin Owens bumps like a mad man. I am highly intrigued by this match.
Klide Hobson: KO
Josh Martin: Braun
Anthony Harper: I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think KO finds a way to win. This is a trip match where everyone assumes Braun will crush him with nowhere to go. (Look for interference from someone, maybe Y2J).
Jim Williams: How long can Owens be a rag doll to Strowman? This is the only reason why I am not picking Strowman. Pick: Owens
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No
Me: The obvious thing is for Kane to turn heel and cost them the tag titles. The problem is I really don’t want to see Bryan vs Kane ever again. So…umm…BB’s?
Dave Dynasty: BLUDGEON BROTHERS. Team Hell No will implode!
Drewcifer Jones: Bludgeon Brothers win due to Team Hell No not being on the same page. Unfortunately this will probably lead to a feud between Kane and Bryan. Stupid…..
Klide Hobson: Bludgeon Brothers
Josh Martin: Hell No
Anthony Harper: BB will win this match because Kane is only there until he becomes mayor. Lol. This might indeed start a feud between Kane and Daniel.
Jim Williams: Please get Kane off of my TV and let him be Mayor. Hopefully this puts an end to Kane and his NSYNC humor. Pick: Bludgeon Brothers
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins (30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match)
Me: I think Dolph keeps it due to shenanigans. Should be an awesome match though.
Dave Dynasty: ZIGGLERretains by foolery… but this will be match of the night!
Drewcifer Jones: Dolph wins with shenanigans by Drew. I really want to see this.
Klide Hobson: Seth
Josh Martin: Ziggler
Anthony Harper: Hands down this will be the match of the night and I just don’t see Seth getting the belt back… Yet. Give me Dolph also with some help.
Jim Williams: Match of the night that will have the interference of Drew to help Ziggler retain. Rollins can start moving on to bigger and better things
United States Champion Jeff Hardy vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Me: For all that is holy give Nakamura a damn belt and let Jeff take some time off.
Dave Dynasty: NAKAMURA wins his first WWE title.
Drewcifer Jones: Nakamura wins clean. He needs a title win in my opinion.
Klide Hobson: Nakamura
Josh Martin: Hardy.
Anthony Harper: Jeff Hardy because the WWE doesn’t know how to handle SN. He has lost every title shot.
Jim Williams: Nakamura has lost so many title matches that he has to win here. Title run for heel Nakamura can be fun. Pick: Nakamura
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (Extreme Rules Match)
Me: Alexa. Maybe we see a little Ronda activity.
Dave Dynasty: BLISS. Let her move on…
Drewcifer Jones: This match will not have a clean finish. We will get interference from Ronda Rousey during the finish. This will probably be a triple threat at Summerslam right?
Klide Hobson: Bliss
Josh Martin: Bliss.
Anthony Harper: Alex Bliss wins with a little help from Mickey or RR.
Jim Williams: Bliss will keep the belt warm until Ronda get get it a Summer Slam Pick: Bliss
SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella vs. Asuka (with James Ellsworth suspended above the ring in a Shark Cage)
Me: The shark cage does nothing…again. Carmella continues to reign and my hope in all humanity fades.
Dave Dynasty: ASUKA. Can it be any other result?
Drewcifer Jones: This will be a lot of fun. Asuka wins and Ellsworth gets his comeuppance to boot.
Klide Hobson: Asuka
Josh Martin: Carmella.
Anthony Harper: Carmella as James will find a way to get out of the cage to help as every single star that’s ever been in the cage. Sadly in this match, the better wrestler won’t win.
Jim Williams: Joke of the night. Hopefully Asuka will end this horrible title reign and send Ellsworth back to the Indies.
Raw Tag Team Champions “Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The B-Team
Me: The Deleters of Worlds pull it off. The B-Team is kinda one note right?
Dave Dynasty: B-TEAM… PLEASE B-TEAM!
Drewcifer Jones: The B team pull out the win in surprise fashion.
Klide Hobson: Hardy & Wyatt
Josh Martin: B-Team
Anthony Harper: Hardy and Wyatt will also be winning. The B-Team his a lot of pop right now, but they aren’t ready to be champs.
Jim Williams: Hardy and Wyatt will hold on to the belts until AoP takes it off of them. Pick: Hardy and Wyatt
Finn Bálor vs. “Constable” Baron Corbin
Me: Man, I didn’t like this feud when it was Cass and Bryan and I like it even less now. Corbin?
Dave Dynasty: BALOR. They need to march him back up the ladder
Drewcifer Jones: Good lord why is this a thing that exists? Yuck. Finn wins.
Klide Hobson: Baron
Josh Martin: Finn
Anthony Harper: Even if I knew for a fact Finn would lose, I will never pick against Finn. Finn with the win as Corbin is a suit now??? (Could Kurt cause Baron to lose??)
Jim Williams: Could care less Pick: Corbin
The New Day vs. SAnitY (Tables Match) (Extreme Rules Kickoff)
Me: SAnitY better win or they are DOA. New Day can take the hit. Plus maybe Nikki Cross?
Dave Dynasty: SAnity… This would establish them immediately.
Drewcifer Jones: SAnitY get their first ppv win.
Klide Hobson: SAnity
Josh Martin: SAnitY
Anthony Harper: SAnity has to win this match or they lose all credibility.
Jim Williams: Sanity goes over here and hopfully this will start leadng to a New Day breakup Pick: Sanity
I think we are all looking forward to Sunday and how right and or wrong that we were. Thanks to everyone for reading and please come back soon!
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