Happy Saturday Novas! Today’s post will be my traditional preview and predictions post for the WWE PayPerView event happening SUnday! This weekend, Smackdown Live’s Finest will have their time in the sun to fight at the Battlegrounds event.
Tye Dillinger vs Aiden English (Kickoff)- The Kickoff match on the pre-show is set to be The Perfect 10 vs now lone member of the Vaudevillains. I mentioned in my post a few days ago that I would love to see Tye Dillinger getting more opportunities than what he is currently receiving. Prediction: Tye Dillinger should win this match.
John Cena vs Rusev Flag Match- The Face That Runs The Plac, John Cena will take on the Bulgarian Brute Rusev in a flag match. Both Superstar’s Flags will be suspended in the turn buckles on the opposite side of the rin. The Superstars will fight and the first person to retirve their Country’s flag will be the winner. Prediction: John Cena!
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Baron Corbin – The 2 Superstars have been feuding since Nakamura ended his feud with the show off Dolph Ziggler. Even though the opponents are the different this time around, the feud is the same. Corbin believes that Nakamura is getting all of the shine and spotlight for no reason. He feels that he is the Andre The Giant Memorial Winner and Mr. Money In The Bank so he should have the spotlight. Nakamura and Corbin have been brawling before the match, backstage and during each other’s entrances. Predictions: Nakamura for the win!
Smackdown Tag Champions The Usos Vs The New Day – The tag team champions the Usos will be taking on crowd favorites the New Day for the title. The Usos and New Day have been feuding since the New Day returned back to WWE. The battles ahead went from physical to a rap battle. Predictions: I want the Usos to retain. The New Day have been Tag Champions for the longest time.
Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch vs Natalya vs Tamina vs Lana 5 Way Elimination match (number 1 contender at Summer Slam) – This 5 way elimination match should be entertaining. The match results will detemineChampion Naomi’s opponent at the cross brand Summerslam. I ecpect the match to be pretty good and I expect people who had alliances to turn on each other for the chance at the title. Predictions: I’m feeling Tamina. I think she will become victorious and get a title opportunity.
Sami Zayn vs Mike Kanellis – This feud between the Underdog and the star-crossed lover has been building for a while now. I’m not quite sure or interested int he details of the match so let’s skip to my predictions. Prediction: Mike Kanellis will win. You can’t beat the power of love Sami, lol.
United States Champion Aj Styles Vs Kevin Owens – Another title defense will see the champion and phenomenal AJ Styles versus Kevin Owens for the United Stated Title. Styles won the title during a house match in Madison Square Garden. When he returned to Smackdown the follwoing Tuesday, he initiated an open challenege (sound familiar). Cena came out to challenge and Owens stepped in to claim his rematch. Prediction: AJ Styles retain his title.
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal vs Randy Orton Punjabi Prison Match- The Punjabi Prison match is going to be a great one. Champion Jinder Mahal will be trapped in 2 prisons with the Viper Randy Orton. This match will solidify the modern day Maharajah’s reign by allowing him to win a match without the help of the Singh Brothers. I’m very interested in this match! Prediction: Jinder Mahal should retain and this feud can finally be over.
These are my predictions for this weekend’s event! Who do you think wil reign victorious? Which matches are you looking forward to? How do you think the outcome of Battleground will affect Summerslam? Let’s talk WWE!