Match: Baron Corbin vs. Jack Swagger
I pick Jack Swagger to win this one and become Corbin’s second loss at a PPV event after Dolph Ziggler at Payback. I would usually go with Baron but Swagger has something to prove as his career’s been kind of similar to the challenger for No Mercy’s Intercontinental Title Match. Which has consisted of some minor ups but mostly downs and a win could really help make Jack relevant again. Plus, this could be the beginning of an ongoing rivalry between Corbin and Swagger if “The Lone Wolf” loses the first match.
Despite the new aggressive attitude of Jimmy & Jey Uso, I see the Tag Team Champs of the blue brand coming out on top after showing their opponents No Mercy for their recent behavior. I don’t see Slater relinquishing his gold anytime soon and Rhyno won’t allow that to happen either as Heath has (many) mouths to feed, allegedly.
FACT: Curt Hawkins’ opponent KNOWS he’ll be jobbing like Barry Horowitz right before Curt Hawkins pats himself on the back.
FACT: Curt Hawkins’ mystery opponent has solved the case of who got pinned by Curt Hawkins before it was even opened.
FACT: Curt Hawkins’ unnamed opponent isn’t concerned about Hurricane Matthew, he’s concerned about Hurricane Hawkins!
That should clear up who I think will win this bout.
I gotta go with the champ, Becky Balboa, to come out with the win in this match that’s may be a possible showstealer. Bliss looks to prove herself as a worthy contender and Lynch is focused on showing why she’s the top woman on the blue brand which should make this a must-see match.
After their first match at Backlash was ruled a forfeit in favor of Wyatt due to a backstage attack on Orton, I expect to see “The Viper” win this match. Whether or not a win for Randy will end this feud or irate Bray even more is a mystery to me. If the rivalry does continue, I could see it being resolved at Survivor Series in the “rubber match” as either a one-on-one contest or perhaps a traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match.
I have been impressed with Nikki Bella’s recent improvements in the ring but I’d like to see Carmella come out with a win. She’s been a great heel lately and a win over a staple of the women’s division would be huge for “The Princess Of Staten Island”. Nikki could continue to feud with Carmella on SmackDown and maybe even at Survivor Series as well.
(Title vs. Career)
AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose