2017 Clash of Champions Preview

Keri and Kent take a look at the last WWE PPV of the year.  The build up was average.  Some stories have been done significantly better than others.  Still, there’s enough intrigue to keep out attention, well Kent’s attention.  Keri is not very interested, but she took the time to make predictions, damnit!

The 9

  1.  The Battle of the Bros – Zack Ryder vs Mojo Rawley

Keri: Let’s look at this match from a couple of angles, shall we? On one side we have Mojo, who started the year strong with his Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale wine and lost said momentum when Ryder returned. Then on the other side you have Ryder. A guy who once held the IC title for one day before dropping it to the Miz and up to that point had been consistently buried. Both guys have a reason to be angry and frustrated with their situation. In this case, the angrier one is the one who will win this match. More anger equals more motivation in this case.  (Kent: I love this logic!  The angrier person wins.  That should be a new theory.)

Pick: Mojo

Kent:  Mojo has to win this one, right?  Is this the most predictable match of the night?  No no no, you don’t know that.  Mojo could get DQ’d due to hyper aggression.  I like that idea.  Screw it.

Prediction: Zack wins due to DQ

  1.  Breezedango vs The Bludgeon Brothers

Keri:  Hmmmm. I smell a squash match. Prediction: Bludgeon Brothers win

Kent:  Now here is the most predictable match on the card.  No reason for Brezedango to get a win because nobody takes them seriously in the ring.  No reason for the Bludgeon Bros to lose yet.  I would like to see a post match beat down and the Ascension try to make the save only for them to get beat up too.

Prediction: Rowan….Harper…..Bludgeon Brothers!

  1.  Women’s Championship Lumberjack Match – Charlotte vs Natty

Keri: I miss Becky. Prediction: Nepotism continues with a title retention.

Kent:  I don’t care.

Prediction: I will be happy when the match is over.

  1.  US Championship Triple Threat Match – Baron vs Bobby vs Dolph

Keri:  Poor Dolph. He is in this match for a few good spots and to eat the pin. The big question I have is what kind of dynamic are we going to get with Roode and Baron. This pair is still intriguing.

Prediction: Baron retains because it’s too soon and the wrong time of year for any other outcome.

Kent:  Baron is still early in his run.  Dolph is a non-factor.  His interviews lately have been gold in real life.  Bobby could win this.  Bobby could use a belt more than Baron.  Baron is back on track after Cena’s Shovel of Doom.  Baron could keep the belt til Mania and I would be happy.  Bobby could get the belt and Baron could move on, and i’d be fine.  I really want Bobby vs Tye for the US Championship.  Also, just for my laughs, if Baron and Sasha teamed up in the Mixed Tag fuckeroo, they could be called the Foreheads, and they would be my favorite.

Prediction: Bobby pins Dolph so Baron doesn’t job.

  1.  4 Way Tag Title Match – Usos vs New Day vs Rusev Day vs American Omega

Keri:  This should be match of the night. All teams really have an equal shot of winning. With that said…

Prediction: American Beta wins.

Kent:  I can see any of these teams winning.  The booking has been pretty solid.  I would say Rusev Day is my least favored because they have picked up some solid wins lately.  New Day isn’t set for another run, I don’t think.  That brings it down to Uso’s or American Omega.  The Uso’s are established and they don’t need the belts.  I say American Omega gets a shot to prove themselves.  They’re really good.

Prediction: American Omega and therefore Chad gets a belt before Jordan.

  1.  Blue Belt Match – AJ Styles vs Jinder Mahal

Keri: Yeah there is no reason to put the belt back on Jinder when we are about to start the push to Rumble season. Also, his first run as champ was pretty bad. With that said, I see the Singh Bros playing a role in this and I see them maybe screwing Jinder.

Prediction: AJ retains

Kent:  I don’t know.  It seems like Jinder is going to get the belt back, but that has long been the assumption.  I think they wait to do it in India if they’re gonna do it.  No sense in doing it now.  I eagerly await being wrong.

Prediction: AJ Styles retains

  1.  SamiKO vs ShinsuRKO with 2 refs and if SamiKO loses then they’re fired

Keri:  This match has a lot of variables associated with it. First, why is Shinsuke in this match? Second, how are they going to set up the heel face dynamic to close out the match? You know we are getting a turn or two. It’s just a question of who turns. Lastly, how screwy of an ending are we getting on this one?

Prediction: SamiKO win after a Bryan assist.

Kent:  This is the one right here, and I hope it is the main event.  It’s the best thing going today in pro wrestling in totality.  I think SamiKO loses due to Shane reversing decisions or some shit and this will lead to some great protests.

Prediction: ShinsuRKO

By the way, WWE claiming that this is the “first time ever” having 2 refs for a match.  This picture promoting a match for the 2017 Royal Rumble, yes less than a year ago, says otherwise.

  1.  What match are you most looking forward to?

Keri:  Tag team

Kent:  Tag Team Title Match

  1.  What match interests you the most?

Keri:  SamiKO

Kent:  SamiKO has the best story.

 

Bonus Deuce

  1. If you could book one more match using talent that is not in a match, who would it be?

Keri:  How about a yes they still work here match? We can put Sin Cara, Tye, Mike Kanellis, and the Colons in a match.

Kent:  Huh…..who is left?  Uhmmmm, Tye Dillenger vs ……wow, aside from Mike Kanellis and the 3rd New Day member, everybody is working in theory, aside from the Colons.  I wanna see Sarah Logan vs Tamina after the Women’s title match, so that’s my pick.

  1.  What match will go on last?

 Keri:  SamiKO

Kent:  SamiKO goes on last as long as AJ is retaining.  If AJ’s match is last, place all money on Jinder winning the belt.

Here’s a WWE Champion trivia test from the website.  I got 1 wrong.

http://www.wwe.com/gallery/wwe-championship-trivia-photos#fid-40191341

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