The biggest event of the summer within the WWE is bigger than ever this year, as it is now a four-hour event. There are many rumors swirling around the many matches in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York later on tonight. Will The Undertaker use his new found persona to get revenge against “The Beast” Brock Lesnar? Will John Cena make history by tying Ric Flair’s all-time World Championship record? Those questions and many more will be answered, right now!
Dolph Ziggler vs Rusev
This match seemed almost kind of forced. It’s also the classic “meet me after school” kind of fight. Rusev’s “ex” Lana got tired of him so she started “dating” Ziggler. Rusev gets another girl, Summer Rae, to make Lana jealous. He attacked Ziggler, put him out for a few weeks, and then Ziggler finally returned just days before the event tonight to set up this match. He almost has to go out and win this match tonight, and I think he will to get the classic “good guy wins” cliche.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Team Bella vs Team B.A.D. vs PCB
After Saturday night’s NXT Takeover event, it is going to be hard to top the NXT Women’s Championship match between Sasha Banks and Bayley. With that said, this match has been built as the “Divas Revolution.” Even if the team that everyone wants to win doesn’t, this is going to be a win for everyone watching. This could very well be a dark horse for match of the night. Paige, Charlotte, and Becky almost have to win, but WWE wants to build their Divas’ Champion, Nikki Bella, as she heads for 300 days as champion. A win would only further her momentum.
Winners: Team Bella
Stephen Amell & Neville vs Stardust & King Barrett
The meeting between Stephen Amell and Stardust has been brewing ever since the two waged war in an epic Twitter battle. The match might have happened a lot earlier had Stardust AKA Cody Rhodes’s father Dusty Rhodes had not passed away just two months ago. The star of Arrow has no wrestling experience, so having a high flyer like Neville on his side is a great move. The finish is obvious. Neville carries the match, Amell hits a top rope move and gets the pin on Stardust. Oh, and King Barrett is kind of there.
Winners: Stephen Amell & Neville
Intercontinental Championship: Ryback (c) vs The Miz vs Big Show
Ryback hasn’t defended his title since winning it in June at Elimination Chamber due to a Staph infection in his knee. Big Show and The Miz have both made their case to the championship, but there is really no reason for Ryback not to walk out with this title. Everyone takes a bathroom break while The Big Guy retains in his first title defense.
WWE Tag Team Championship: The Prime Time Players (c) vs The Lucha Dragons vs Los Matadores vs The New Day
The Prime Time Players have looked pretty weak since winning the titles at Money in the Bank. They only defended the titles once, at Battleground against The New Day. Since then, the company has kind of scrambled to find the next number one contender, which they couldn’t. Thus, we have this fatal four way tag match. Usually these kind of matches will see a new champion(s) crowned and I don’t think this is any different. The Lucha Dragons have looked the strongest over the last month, so they finally reach the pinnacle and take home the gold.
Winners and NEW Tag Team Champions: The Lucha Dragons
Randy Orton vs Sheamus
Oh great, another match between these two. I will hand it to them that at Battleground, these two had a damn good match, but unfortunately, WWE has gone to the well one too many times with this one. Orton has looked a lot stronger in recent weeks, but with Sheamus holding the Money in the Bank briefcase and them wanting to make him look as strong as possible before winning the title in the future, the Celtic Warrior has to win this match.
Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper vs Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
Fans have wanted to see this match for over a year now. Harper cost Reigns his match against Wyatt at Battleground and The Wyatt Family was back together. From that moment on, rumors of a new Family member coming into the fray and Sting joining Ambrose and Reigns have ran rampant. While this is pretty much the match we are going to see, we could still see a few surprises tonight. This is going to be a terrific and wild match for anyone watching. I think the former SHIELD members get the job done and finally put this feud to bed.
Winners: Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
Kevin Owens vs Cesaro
These two guys know what it means to get over on their own. Both Cesaro and Owens spent years in the independent scene, namely Ring of Honor, before making it to the big time. This match could very well be a match of the year candidate. It is going to be an absolute war between the two. With the way Owens and Cesaro’s popularity has been treated, this match could go either way, but I think Cesaro is due for a big push.
United States and WWE World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena vs Seth Rollins
People let out a collective groan when they saw Cena back in the main event title scene, but let’s face it, he is going to break Flair’s record in the future. It’s inevitable. With this match not being the headlining match of the night, I don’t see Cena actually leaving the Barclays Center with the title. With that being said, I do think he wins the match and ties the all-time World Championship reign record, however Sheamus makes his way to the ring and cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase to walk out the champion.
Winner: John Cena, but Sheamus wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker
This match has been brewing since Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania 30 a year and a half ago. This match has been billed as being “too big for Wrestlemania” which I don’t understand at all. Anyway, this match is going to have HUGE long-term implications. The Undertaker has been portraying a bad guy persona, low blowing Lesnar twice over the last month. This match is going to end with a lot of controversy. Rumors of Sting and Undertaker’s “brother” Kane appearing and I think they will both show up. Kane returns to get revenge on Lesnar for taking him out a few weeks ago and Sting returns to set up the match fans have wanted to see since the 1990’s, Sting vs The Undertaker. There will be no clear winner, but fans will surely go home happy.
Decision: No Contest
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