Kick off match
Mojo Rawley vs. Curt Hawkins
So, why is this match happening? Because Curt was talking crap and Mojo scared the crap out of him? I mean…ok I like both of these guys and I really hope they have a good match.
Prediction: Rawley over Hawkins
2 on 1 handicap
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kalisto and Apollo Crews
This match is basically Dolph wanting to kill Jerry Lawler, WTF WWE? As a result Kalisto and Apollo Crews have become involved because X reason. Ziggler is real creepy in the promo on smack down Jan.17th, and not the good kind of creepy. Dolph deserves more than most to have a prominent spot on the show but I don’t know if this is it. Maybe with this attitude change and him becoming much more brutal it’s time to call up SAnitY from NXT to help him out. Hopefully this match will be really good because all of these guys are pretty amazing.
Prediction: Ziggler over Crews and Kalisto
Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James
This is the first of three women’s match on the card! THREE! That’s awesome! I bet this match is going to be incredible for the shear fact that you have one of the best women’s competitors in Mickie James and one of the current eras best grapplers in Becky Lynch. Now the whole La Luchadora thing is kind of silly, but who cares? Well, have they even explained why Mickie is helping her? Oh right it’s because Alexa supposedly is a fan of Mickie, OK whatever, I’ll but it. I’m just glad Mickie James still seems to be a psycho.
Prediction: James over Lynch
Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
This is the second of three women’s match on the card and I feel like this one is kind of unique because Nikki is supposedly on her way to retirement and Natalya has straight up snapped and I love it. The segment on the Jan. 10th episode of Smackdown where it looked like Natalya broke Nikki in half just to have Nikki come out pissed as hell was awesome, that was enough build. But Natalya turning on the Hart name? WOW! I really hope these two seasoned veterans put on a hell of a match. I would like to see Natalya come out of this a monster heel and even have a run with the championship. Why does Natalya keep saying Ex-uncle!!??
Prediction: Natalya over Bella
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Turmoil Match
American Alpha (c) vs. The Usos vs. The Ascension vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. Breezango vs. The Vaudevillians
Uh, I think there might be too many tag teams on SmackDown, just maybe. American Alpha is my favorite tag team going right now, maybe of all time so I will be rooting for them. I like the Vaudevillians and the rest of these guys I just don’t really care about. The Usos have been reduced down to generic dumb thugs, The ascension desperately need to be turned back into unstoppable monsters, Heath Slater and Rhyno are just…strange and as much as I love Tyler Breeze it’s negated with how much Fan……Dan….GO annoys me.
Prediction: American Alpha over everyone else…forever
Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton
They’ve been building this uneasy alliance turned straight up jealousy/Luke Harper not being brainwashed anymore, for a while now and I’ve enjoyed it. Randy seemingly joined the Wyatt’s simply because Bray messed with him enough to the point that Randy respected him or Bray just brain washed him….I’m still not sure. Honestly Randy’s not doing anything so why not give him something different and if it means building up Luke harper than hell yeah. Luke Harper is one of my favorite mid card guys that just hasn’t had the chance to shine yet, except for his intercontinental championship run. His discus lariat is an awesome move, though Kassius Ohno may have issue with it, now there is a match I want to see.
Prediction: Harper over Orton
Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi
This is the third, most important, and honestly least interesting of the three women’s matches on the card. Apparently, Naomi is going to snatch Alexa Bliss’s blond hair bald so that she looks like Mr. Clean….What? Naomi is a good wrestler but she is not on Alexa Bliss’ level, I think this is just another stepping stone in Alexa’s long title run and the match will be pretty good.
Prediction: Bliss over Naomi
John Cena (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
This match for me is kind of like the Royal Rumble where I don’t really know who will win. In my opinion they’re all possible. Cena for all intents and purposes should go into WrestleMania with the championship but at the same time breaking Ric Flair’s record, and hell yes he should break the record, at WrestleMania would be incredible. AJ Styles is the best singles competitor in the WWE right now, no doubt. The feud AJ and Cena have going is some of my favorite TV I’ve seen in a while and I hope they end it at WrestleMania. On the other hand if Bray Wyatt were to win that may finally start the monster run of a heel Bray Wyatt/Wyatt family run they we’ve been needing for a while. Dean Ambrose needs just a little more something to really cement him at the top. I think if they were to turn him heel where he just gets disqualified from all his title defenses, not because he’s a coward or anything, because he’s legitimately crazy. I would love for this “Hollywood Star” Miz to be champion again. Maybe not now but eventually it would be great. The Miz has always been one of the best promos and has become an amazing in ring performer recently as well. As far as Baron Corbin goes? I told him at a local NXT show that he will be WWE champion one day and I really do believe that. His character, move set and entrance are all awesome. He does need to work on his promos though that’s for sure, but that hasn’t stopped Roman Reigns.
Prediction: John Cena over everyone