Court Of Royal Opinion: WR Predicts Backlash 2018

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Please feel free to give your own predictions below in the comment section, but I wouldn’t advise doing it like we do! Beer and Sour Rabbit Stew comes back to haunt you trust me.

Today we have Queen KB and Botch giving full predicts plus Dre, Jason and yours truly doing quick picks.

Bayley vs. Ruby Riott (with Riott Squad)

Queen KB

I’m bummed that there was little build to this, but I’m thrilled it’s on the card. I adore both of them, and Ruby is doing fairly well since being called up. Bayley is struggling in a huge way, and I think getting beaten down by Ruby, Sara, and Liv will either bring Sasha running to help or will make Sasha turn her back on Bayley. Either way, there’s no way Bayley is going to win this match, and I hope it’s the loss she needs to turn her into a fire-breathing hugger!

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Ruby Riott

Baron Botch

I love Ruby, but this match basically comes out of nowhere.  They’ll likely use it to continue to build the Sasha/Bayley feud the appear to be working towards.  The build on that feud has been glacial and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  As for who’ll win, that’s easy…

THE WINNAH! – Ruby Riott

Duke Dre

Ruby Riott (Dirty)

Sir Mitch

Ruby Riott

Jester Jason

Ruby Riott

Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

Queen KB

I love Sami and KO, but Strowman and Lashley are going to be an unstoppable team. They’re both beasts, and they’re booked to be unstoppable, so I don’t see KO and Sami stopping them, even with all their dirty, heel moves. I’m excited about this match, even though I don’t think there’s any way they can book KO and Sami go over here.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Braun & Bobby

Baron Botch

Another match with no real reason to be.  WWE’s in quite the pickle with Lashley.  When he debuted, he was supposed to be over.  He’s not.  He’s been gone for so long that he was forgotten about almost completely.  It feels very much like WWE is panicking by teaming him with the ultra-over Braun Strowman in an attempt to get Lashley some reaction-by-proxy.  I don’t detest Lashley in the least bit, so I wish them well, but so far, it’s not really working.  I love Owens and Zayn together but, again, this match has no reason to be.

THE WINNAHS! – Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

Duke Dre

Braun & Bobby

Sir Mitch

Braun & Bobby

Jester Jason

Braun & Bobby

U.S. Title Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Randy Orton

Queen KB

I wish I had a reason to care about this match. I didn’t care about Jeff Hardy when he was the big Champion years ago, and I don’t care now. Further, Orton has become more than boring lately. It’s time for them to shake things up for both of them. Heck, even when they were trying to find the right spot for Orton in 2002, he was more interesting than he is now. Just like Jeff was more interesting when he was part of Team Extreme. Maybe I’m biased, okay, I am biased, but what I’m not is someone who gives a flying fig about this match, so I’m going to say to leave the strap on Hardy.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Hardy

Baron Botch

Another one I don’t really care about.  I actually forgot to add this to the predictions I sent Mitch a couple of days ago.  That tells you how uninvested I am in this.  Oh well.  I love Jeff carrying the belt and really want him to have a meaningful run with it.  If any character needs a character tweak, it’s Randy Orton.  I’m uber-bored with him at this point.  As such…

THE WINNAH! – Randy Orton

Duke Dre

Randy Orton

Sir Mitch

Jeff Hardy

Jester Jason

Jeff Hardy

Intercontinental Title Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz

Queen KB

I’m quite torn on this one. Miz should break the IC record, but both lower level straps shouldn’t be on the same show; therefore Miz cannot win this match unless he’s going back to Raw, which he isn’t, because he needs to feud with Bryan sooner rather than later. Arg! So much going on with this match that has left me more confused than not. I don’t know why, but I’m going with Miz. No clue why, but I feel I need to. I LOVES me some Rollins, but my Cheerios filled guts says Miz, so I’m following the Cheerios!

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Miz

Baron Botch

The Miz without the IC title has been rather strange to see.  I’m so used to seeing him with it that seeing him without it is just weird.  With the Universal title (apparently Galaxian was taken by another promotion) permanently on the lamb, this has become Raw’s major title.  As such, it kinda has to stay there.  Wouldn’t it be fun if Miz won it and was called back to “Raw”?  No, I don’t think so either.  I really want to see the Miz/Bryan feud happen.  As such…

THE WINNAH! – Seth Rollins

Duke Dre

Seth Rollins

Sir Mitch

Seth Rollins

Jester Jason

Seth Rollins

Smackdown Women’s Title Match: Carmella (c) vs. Charlotte Flair

Queen KB

I’m not sure how I feel about this match. One on one, there’s no question who would win a match, but this is scripted, and there are a number of people outside the ring we need to think about. I’m guessing that Billie Kay and Peyton Royce will end up in Carmella’s corner, while Becky and Asuka will be in Charlotte’s corner, until someone causes a DQ, or they’re all tossed out. In the end, this will not be a clean match, and while Charlotte will win, she won’t be walking out the Champion, because the heels will play too dirty for that.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Charlotte (screwy) Carmella retains SD Women’s Champion.

Baron Botch

I like Carmella as the champ.  Her arrogance is now off-the-charts, and I love it.  She’s also been flanked by the thus-far-disappointing IIconics (Peyton Royce & Billie Kay), so I fully expect them to interfere to help Carmella keep the title.

THE WINNAH! – Carmella

Duke Dre

Carmella (Dirty)

Sir Mitch

Charlotte

Jester Jason

Charlotte (Via DQ)

Raw Women’s Title Match: Nia Jax (c) vs. Alexa Bliss

Queen KB

Bliss is downright fantastic. Her Moments of Bliss make me wish I was writing about Raw, and that’s something I absolutely don’t want to do at this point in my career. Then there’s Nia who is fantastic, if only she had better ring gear! Now, the big question, who will win? Personally, I think that it’s way too soon for Nia to drop the strap, even to Bliss. Of course, Mickie will be involved in this match, and I hope someone comes to Nia’s defense out there, not that she really needs it. It’s absolutely time for Nia to walk all over Bliss. At least for now.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Nia Jax

Baron Botch

This feud has been delicious!  Nia was completely and totally bullied, and now Alexa is trying to paint herself as the bully.  Her “Moments of Bliss” have been just incredible to watch.  This is likely the culmination of all of it, and I don’t expect Nia to lose here.

THE WINNAH! – Nia Jax

Duke Dre

Nia Jax

Sir Mitch

Alexa Bliss

Jester Jason

Nia Jax

Big Cass vs. Daniel Bryan

Queen KB

This is another tough one. I don’t know what the plan for Cass is going forward, but I will say that having him go after the ultimate underdog is a great way to establish him as a serious heel. That being said, there’s no way either of these two can lose this match without serious backlash. Hey, did you see what I did there? Well, I have to decide, and I think that decision is that I’m not making one. I’m going with no ending because there isn’t a way to pull this off that I can see at this moment. I hope they do something fantastic, but I cannot see it at the moment, so I’m just going to leave this ball sitting here and let the WWE figure it out.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – DQ

Baron Botch

Talk about a feud no one wanted to see.  Daniel Bryan has just come back from what was thought to be a WWE career-ending injury and his first feud is…Big Cass?  How completely disappointing. Big Cass is newly-minted as a heel, and he’s not good at it yet.  Add to that a quick build, and I don’t care about this match.  I really only want Daniel Bryan feuding with the Miz.  It’s been such a long time in coming, and we never thought we had a shot at seeing it.  Now we do and…Big Cass?

THE WINNAH! – My bladder

Duke Dre

Big Cass

Sir Mitch

Daniel Bryan (Via DQ)

Jester Jason

Daniel Bryan

Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe

Queen KB

I would love to say that there is no question, Joe will be Reigns and then will turn around to go after either Brock Lesnar or AJ Styles for their big belts because he so deserves to be at the top of the food chain in the WWE. Well, it’s something many of us want, and it makes complete sense so that it won’t happen. They keep screwing around with Reigns at every turn, and while I’m not thrilled that Brock Lesnar is the Universal Champ, I’m also thrilled that Reigns isn’t Universal Champ either. So I’m hoping they go in a totally different direction with Reigns because he so needs it. Even though they love swerving the fans lately, I’m still hoping Joe wins this because he needs the win, and Reigns really doesn’t right now. In fact, maybe a string of losses would be good for Reigns, really bring him down to size.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Joe

Baron Botch

I would be so much more invested in this if they’d have spent more time building it.  Even in the short time allotted, Joe was making eviscerating Roman on the mic look easy.  I don’t expect this match to disappoint in the least bit either.  The character of Roman Reigns is quite damaged at this point, and I’m thinking Vince, given his obsession with Roman, will want to rebuild it.

THE WINNAH! – Roman Reigns

Duke Dre

Samoa Joe (Dirty)

Sir Mitch

Samoa Joe

Jester Jason

Roman Reigns

No DQ WWE Title Match: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Queen KB

We’ve had enough of AJ being crotched, I hope. He sells it wonderfully, but we’ve seen Nakamura with his arm between AJ’s legs too often recently. Beyond that, this is going to be an amazing match. We thought their WrestleMania match was going to be better than it was, and I think they’re going to make up for it here. I see them stealing the show, and Nakamura coming out with the win. I don’t see anything else they can do without making Nakamura look like a total loser with a great emerging character. I have to go with Nakamura this time.

Queen KB’s Predicted Winner – Nakamura

Baron Botch

This’ll be fun.  Both of these guys can go, I mean really go in the ring.  Up until this point, heel Shinsuke has been a lot of fun, and I love what’s happening to his character.  Just when you think the other guy is getting the upper hand, Shinsuke goes for the low blow and things grind to a halt.  We already know that AJ is just about the best in the world right now.  I’m going to go out on a limb here.

THE WINNAH AND NEW!!! – Shinsuke Nakamura

Duke Dre

AJ Styles

Sir Mitch

Nakamura

Jester Jason

AJ Styles

 

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