Saturday, August 18, 2018

SummerSlam 2018 predictions

@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

I have not shown WWE much love on this blog in quite some time. It's not because I'm not digging the current product, but life is moving way too fast right now and I simply do not have the time to invest in three hours of Raw, two hours of SmackDown Live and an hour of NXT each week. I have kept up with storylines and try to watch most or all of the pay per views still.

That being said, I wanted to spend today's blog on SummerSlam. It's hard to believe this event started 30 years ago. I was a sophomore in high school and remember talking to a friend of mine in the locker room about the results. He had seen it, I had not. I was disappointed that my favorite at that time the Honky Tonk Man (yes, it's true) had gone down in defeat to the Ultimate Warrior, losing the Intercontinental Championship in 31 seconds. 

Fast forward to 2018 and SummerSlam is still thrilling the WWE Universe. This year's event promises to be a compelling one and as I write this, it will be the first SummerSlam without one of these four men wrestling on the card: Bret Hart, Undertaker, Triple H and John Cena. I'm not sure what that means for wrestling, but it tells me it's time to keep moving forward and creating new Superstars. So here are my quick picks for this year's SummerSlam, keeping in mind my viewing habits.

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Andrade "Cien" Almas & Zelina Vega will beat Rusev and Lana.

The B-Team will retain the Raw Tag Team Titles against The Revival.

Drew Gulak will win the Cruiserweight Championship.

Nakamura retains against Jeff Hardy (maybe Randy Orton gets involved in this too).

Charlotte Flair turns on Becky Lynch to win the SmackDown 
Women's Championship.

I'd like to see Daniel Bryan and The Miz end in a no-contest to keep this feud brewing.

Seth Rollins will beat Dolph Ziggler to reclaim the IC Title. Ambrose will eventually turn on Seth, but not at SummerSlam.

Kevin Owens will end up with the Money in the Bank briefcase.

The Bludgeon Brothers will walk out with the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.

Finn Balor has got to beat Baron Corbin.

Ronda Rousey will beat Alexa Bliss by disqualification.

AJ Styles will retain the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe.

Roman Reigns will beat Brock Lesnar and moments later Owens will cash in his briefcase and walk out WWE Universal Champion.

I have zero percent confidence in any of these picks. I'd personally rather see Bobby Lashley win the Universal Championship but as you see he's not even on one of the biggest events of the year. 








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