LaserTime’s WWE Backlash 2016 predictions: make yours too!

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HANK‘S PREDICTIONS

1 – The Usos vs. The Hype Bros – WWE SmackDown Tag Team title tournament match to replace American Alpha in the finals
Seriously, there are just 6 matches? Are they just going to ask AJ to wrestle Dean for an hour? I know people complained that SummerSlam was way too long, but this is just silly.

Oh well. Anyway, the Usos are finally bad guys, so that should freshen up this very stale team. And newly evil dudes don’t lose to scrubs like Mojo Rawley, so I say the twins will win. Though I have to question Daniel Bryan’s judgment for even giving the Usos this chance after they injured American Alpha [/kayfabe]
PICK: The Usos

2 – Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
Boy, Dolph Ziggler sure took a spill in the rankings, huh? Last month they were trying to trick us into seeing him as a legit contender against Dean. And now this dweeb is wrestling The Miz, and people are WAY more interested in the Miz. I think Ziggler is losing this match, as his stale ass shouldn’t be the one to end Miz’s run. In defeat, Dolph should either turn evil or change his name to Zack Ryder, because his career as a good guy will be OVER.
PICK: The Miz

3- Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
When I try to think like Vince and his writers, I think Randy Orton will win, because RKO is a top dude who shouldn’t be losing back-to-back after returning, and Wyatt is just the type of guy he can beat. However, as someone who wants to see Bray actually matter and even challenge for the title some day, Bray has gotta win this one. That swamp person loses every match that counts, and it’s really starting to hurt the guy. So, against my better judgment, I’m picking Wyatt.
PICK: Bray Wyatt

4- WWE Smackdown Tag Team Title Finals: Usos OR Hype Bros vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno
The Usos are definitely going to the finals, and as much as I have grown to like Slater/Rhyno, I again say that no way do the Usos turn and then lose. Thanks to some cheating they’ll take the new, blue belts, setting up for American Alpha to chase them down the line. Again, I REALLY wish they hadn’t broken up the tag division between brands.
PICK: The Usos

5- WWE Smackdown Women’s Title Match, Elimination Rules – Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya vs. Naomi
Hmm, this is a tough one. I really want Becky to get it, but it feels like her role is to come up short in title matches, so I think that’ll happen again here. So, I gotta go with the returning Nikki, who’ll follow this with a program with Carmella. But hey, maybe Becky can get it off the Bella at Survivor Series.
PICK: Becky Lynch

6- WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles
So, while I could totally see it being a win for Dean, I think this is FINALLY time to give the belt to AJ Styles. The guy has earned it a dozen times over, and after his match with Cena, he’s the hottest act on SmackDown Live. Dean feels like a bust as champ, while AJ will elevate the title scene on the blue brand. So, it’s time for AJ to become the first man ever to hold the TNA, ROH, IWGP, and WWE Championship. Let’s make history.
PICK: AJ Styles

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9 thoughts on “LaserTime’s WWE Backlash 2016 predictions: make yours too!

  1. 1 – The Usos vs. The Hype Bros – (Usos)
    2 – Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler – (Miz) WWE would be foolish to let Miz cool off to a dweeb no one believes in.
    3- Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt – (Randy Orton) Never pick Bray to win anything until WWE proves otherwise
    4- WWE Smackdown Tag Team Title Finals: Usos OR Hype Bros vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno – (Usos)
    5- WWE Smackdown Women’s Title Match, Elimination Rules – Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya vs. Naomi – (Becky Lynch)
    6- WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles – (Dean by disqualification in 27 minutes) WWE is going to drag this out while not making AJ take any sort of pin.

    In honor of Del Rio leaving and Paige rumored to be following, my theme of choice will be Paige’s.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ1vSQRyIdA

  2. 1 – The Usos vs. The Hype Bros – Usos
    2 – Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler – The Miz
    3- Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt – Bray Wyatt
    4- WWE Smackdown Tag Team Title Finals: Usos OR Hype Bros vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno – Heath Slater & Rhyno
    5- WWE Smackdown Women’s Title Match, Elimination Rules – Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya vs. Naomi – Alexa Bliss
    6- WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles – AJ Styles by disqualification. (24 minutes)

    Chrome Hearts for Ciampa and Gargano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofiuswHu-bA

  3. Usos
    The Miz
    Orton (face it, Wyatt will forever be a “credible threat” jobber for guys to bounce back on)
    Usos
    Natalya (is this not the obvious pick? Am I the crazy one?)
    Ambrose: 1 hour and 30 minutes to fill out the show. Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpPsbkHzrok

    We’re getting two new champions guaranteed and a fair chance that they’ll both go to heels and The Miz isn’t losing his belt anytime soon, so Ambrose is keeping the belt. While it feels weird to say about a heel, they’re going to delay gratification on putting it on Styles. This feud between the two is lukewarm with a lot of going through the motions. They’ve interacted with each other twice I think, both ending in corny ball shots. Now, I do expect shenanigans; Cena will allegedly not be there but I can’t help but feel this is all building up to something big between him and Ambrose and Styles, since he hasn’t actually been gone, he’s just working dark matches (keeping the rust off). Ambrose works best between an extreme heel and face (Styles and Cena are literally older Rollins and Reigns) and I expect the real belt change to happen at Survivor Series or Rumble.

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