Monday, October 10, 2016

3 Things I'm glad I was wrong about on No Mercy

Dolph wins!
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By Kevin Hunsperger
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In my predictions blog for No Mercy, I made a few mistakes. I've said it before I like being wrong on my prediction posts. Here are three things I miscalculated and am happier as a result.

1) Dolph Ziggler won the Intercontinental Championship from the Miz. As I mentioned in the original blog, I was torn on this one. Between the online rumors and my own preferences for the storyline to proceed, I figured Ziggler would lose and move into a producer role backstage, eventually making his in-ring return. However, Dolph won and I couldn't be happier. I'm hoping Miz and Maryse continue working together and the characters for each develops. They're two of the hottest heels on the SmackDown Live brand.

Welcome back Luke Harper
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2) Bray Wyatt beat Randy Orton. I had a feeling Luke Harper would be returning at this event. But I still picked Orton just because I usually never bet against the Viper. Wyatt needed the win and the return of Harper now that Erick Rowan is out with an injury for months to come. Now if only we can get an actual Sister Abigal to appear, the family will be almost complete.

Rhyno-Slater retain
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3) The Usos did not win the tag team titles. I like the combo of Heath Slater and Rhyno, but I never expected them to carry the belts for any extended period of time. Slater has worked hard for years and I'm glad to see that has paid off. Plus Rhyno is a deserving talent who probably never had a chance to shine during his original run in WWE.

I picked the winners in the other contests, expect for the Women's Championship match. When I wrote the post, Becky Lynch was still scheduled to defend the title. Can't wait to see what happens next with the stories as we head into Survivor Series (assuming SmackDown Live will be a part of the show).

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