Sunday, December 14, 2014
WWE TLC 2014 Predictions
1) Big Show vs. Erick Rowan
When Harper & Rowan were separated, I never expected to enjoy Rowan as much as I have. I know I've talked about this before, but the way they've added more dimensions to his character is a brilliant move. The rubix cube bit never gets old and now that he's got one of JBL's corny nicknames ("Big Red Rowan"), I think it's safe to say that Rowan is here to stay. This will most likely be the biggest match in his career as it's pretty obvious he'll be going over here. There's no reason for Big Show to win and I doubt WWE would book it that way. This is one of two matches that I expect to end rather quickly. Rowan for the win.
Who I think will win - Erick Rowan
2) Miz & Mizdow vs. The Usos - WWE Tag Team Title Match
I've really enjoyed this feud over the past few weeks. For one, Mizdow is gold. And two, Naomi getting more TV time is a plus. I hope this leads to her having a more prominent in-ring role because as unpopular of an opinion as it is, she's my favorite diva to watch wrestle. None the less, I think she'll have some sort of role in this match since it's been revealed that Miz is trying to mess with her just to distract her husband from this match. This is gonna be an interesting one for sure. Miz and Mizdow retain.
Who I think will win - Miz & Mizdow
3) Kane vs. Ryback - Stairs Match
Just like I expect Show/Rowan to end rather quickly, I'm expecting the same thing here. Just like The Shield went in and dominated the veterans at Mania, I think Ryback & Rowan will do the same with Kane & Show tonight. The stairs stipulation is dumb yet intriguing. I hope they do something unique with it since they went to the trouble of changing the PPV name for the sake of this match. Regardless, Ryback goes over here.
Who I think will win - Ryback
4) Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee - Divas Title Match
Going into this match there are more rumors of AJ leaving after this PPV. While it wouldn't surprise me, we've been hearing this for months so I'll believe it when I see it. AJ's promo the other week on Raw after she lost almost reminded of a Punk pipebomb so if AJ is leaving, I'd expect her to lose here and then quit afterwards or something of the like. Either way, I don't see any way that Nikki loses her title here and rightfully so. I honestly like her more than AJ and she's really improved lately. Nikki retains.
Who I think will win - Nikki Bella
5) Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt - TLC Match
As crazy as it may sound, I forgot about this match when going through the card in my head and writing my predictions. I think it just goes to show how the build has been somewhat repetitive and lackluster aside from the ambulance bit on Raw this past week which was awesome. Despite that, I think this match could steal the show. Ambrose is known for wild matches and Wyatt can hold his own as well. The way this match has been built on chaos makes me think we will see some shocking stuff here. As for who wins, I think Wyatt needs the win moreso than Ambrose considering he's not been as relevant for the latter part of this year. Fans need a reason to view him as a threat once again.
Who I think will win - Bray Wyatt
5) Rusev vs. Jack Swagger - United States Championship Match
This is a match that I would've been excited about a few months ago. However now, I've got really no interest in it. I've always been a huge Swagger supporter, but it's clear he's not gonna win here. I wish WWE would've just drawn out the first Swagger/Rusev storyline and had it end with a stipulation match either at this PPV or back at Hell In A Cell. It would have done wonders for the title and both men whereas this match will be forgotten by next week. Rusev keeps his title here.
Who I think will win - Rusev
6) Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler - Ladder Match for the Intercontinetal Title Match
I'm calling it now - this match will steal the show. It's probably the general consensus among most members of the WWE Universe considering the names invovled so I expect these two to go all out. I don't like how ALL of Harper's title defenses leading up to this match have ended in a no contest, but hopefully that will be rectified here. While this one does feel like it could go either way, Harper needs to win because a loss this soon into his title reign would hurt him while Ziggler is gonna be loved either way. Dolph needs to move onto bigger things any way so this is definitely Harper's moment to shine.
Who I think will win - Luke Harper
7) John Cena vs. Seth Rollins - Tables Match
Seth Rollins has main evented almost as many PPV's as John Cena this year. Can you believe it? It's still surreal to me however I'm not complaining one bit. This match is a tricky one to predict although I think I've got an idea of how it may play out. I think we'll see Cena pick up the win here with help from either Roman Reigns or Randy Orton. It will set up the continuation of either the Rollins/Reigns or Rollins/Orton feud. That's the logical finish, but I'd like to see a surprise in the form of Rollins winning and becoming the #1 Contender to Lesnar's title. Lesnar/Rollins at Royal Rumble would be amazing to see. Lesnar's latest WWE run has been filled with rematches, we've seen him vs Cena three times, put him against someone new in a never before seen match up. And hell, if WWE really wants to do Reigns/Lesnar, save Reigns' return for the Rollins/Lesnar match. Rollins try to cheat to win, Reigns stops him, Reigns/Lesnar staredown because Lesnar doesn't need help. This foreshadows what happens later in the night as Reigns wins the Rumble and Lesnar hits the ring and F5's his Mania opponent. There's alot of different ways WWE could go from here, but I'm gonna go the safe route and say that Cena will win.
Who I think will win - John Cena
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