MSB Staff Predictions for Summerslam 2019
Summerslam is upon us once again. It takes place this Sunday in Toronto. It’s gonna have some big shoes to fill to try and follow NXT Takeover. The card looks good. The staff of MSB (Maryland Sports Blog) is here once again for our predictions. I’m going to start first with my predictions.
Goldberg vs Dolph Ziggler
The rumors were true. Goldberg would replace Miz in his match against Dolph Ziggler. This was made official at the end of this week’s Raw. I guess Goldberg deserves a shot to make up for that awful match he had with Undertaker. This won’t be a long match. Goldberg wins here I feel. HBK and Miz will play a role in the outcome too I feel.
My Pick: Goldberg
Drew Gulak vs Oney Lorcan
Cruiserweight Title Match
This match will probably be on the pre-show. Two tough competitors here. Lorcan will bring the fight but in the end, Gulak retains.
My Pick: Drew Gulak
The Fiend Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor
I was hoping we’d get Demon Finn here. That doesn’t seem to be the case. I’m very curious to see how Wyatt looks in the ring with his new gimmick. It’s been over a year since we have seen him in the ring. He has to win here. I’m taking The Fiend.
My Pick: The Fiend Bray Wyatt
Ember Moon vs Bayley
Smackdown Woman’s Title Match
Bayley has finally found her comfort zone on the main roster I feel. I’m happy for Ember to be getting an opportunity to showcase what she can do. I’d love to see Ember win but I think Bayley will retain here.
My Pick: Bayley
Ricochet vs AJ Styles
United States Title Match
I’ve enjoyed this feud with these two. I’m happy Styles is back with his friends Anderson and Gallows to form The OC. Those two needed it. Both Anderson and Gallows will be ringside and will be a factor one way or another in AJ retaining his title.
My Pick: AJ
Charlotte Flair vs Trish Stratus
The Queen vs one of the all-time greats in Trish. She is in her hometown and will have the crowd on her side for sure. Trish looks great and I still feel she some gas left in the tank. These two will put on a good match. Charlotte wins this one.
My Pick: Charlotte
Kevin Owens vs Shane McMahon
If Owens loses, he has to quit
These two have fought in the past. This time around Shane is the heel and Owens in the face. I’m liking Owens in the babyface role. Even tho it’s been a bit much at times, I like Shane in his role too. The McMahons are always better heel. I don’t see KO quitting. Shane will try to cheat but Owens will find a way to get the win.
My Pick: Kevin Owens
Becky Lynch vs Natalya
Submission Match for the Raw Woman’s Title
Things have become personal with these two. They have even exchanged jabs on Twitter. Making this a submission match is pretty cool. The Disarmer vs Sharpshooter. Which move will come out on top? This one could go either way. I’m a say The Man retains.
My Pick: Becky Lynch
Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton
WWE Title Match
I remember back in 2009 when these two were feuding. I thought Kofi would win the big one then. He really should have. Now 10 years later, Kofi is the WWE Champion and is defending it at Summerslam. This could be the biggest win of Kofi’s title reign. Orton doesn’t need to win here. Kofi retains.
My Pick: Kofi
Seth Rollins vs Brock Lesnar
Universal Title Match
A rematch from Wrestlemania. Brock cashed in his money in the bank case at Extreme Rules to win the title. Seth wins a battle royal to get another opportunity at the title. Rollins is coming in not at 100% due to a vicious attack by Brock last week. Why Brock still needs a title in 2019 is beyond me. I’d love Seth to get the title back but I think Brock will retain.
My Pick: Brock Lesnar
Now here’s Richard with his predictions.
Gulak over Lorcan. Gimme Gulak the dirty Philly boy who rules 205 with an iron fist.
Flair over Stratus. I want to like this match, but this whole legend return just didn’t put any toot in my horn. Charlotte is the queen and will show as much because Canadians never win in Canada unless your last name is Hart.
The Fiend over Balor
This match shouldn’t last more than 5 minutes. The Fiend destroys Balor who is getting time off. Hopefully, we can get a Demon vs Fiend match down the line.
Goldberg over Zigger
Another squash match: Superkick, spear, jackhammer, pin, done.
AJ over Ricohect
I love me some Rico. Amazing talent. He’s a great high flyer but needs some work on the mic. The OC just reformed and got the belts. AJ might lose the US title eventually, but not today. Are there any losers in the match? AJ retains.
KO over Shane O Mac
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let Shane lose. I can understand the earlier summer wins but this has to end. If Shane wins, its 6 more months of McMahon. There is a case for Shane to win and have this BITW (Best in the World) gimmick come to end in Saudi Ariba where it began, but Shane is creeping into Jeff Jarrett Heat.
Ember Moon (NEW SD WOMEN’S Champ) over Bayley
My one upset special of the night and please come true. The Ember Moon intro with a championship belt would be awesome. It’s unlikely but would awesome. Please let this pick come true…
Kofi over Orton
If Orton shows up, this is a sneaky candidate for MOTN (Match of the Night). Kofi has been a great fighting champ. Orton can take a clean loss and be fine. If evil Orton shows up and challenges squeaky clean Kofi, this could be a fun feud over the fall.
Becky over Natty
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Lesnar over Rollins
I don’t see Rollins winning. Brock will destroy him and plunge RAW Universal title into darkness as we head into fall.
Matt will close things out with his picks.
Drew Gulak vs. Oney Lorcan — Drew Gulak
Goldberg vs. Dolph Ziggler — Goldberg
Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair — Trish Stratus
AJ Styles vs. Ricochet — AJ Styles
Finn Balor vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt — Finn as the Deamon
Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon- KO
Bayley vs. Ember Moon — Ember Moon
Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton — Kofi Kingston
Becky Lynch vs. Natalya — Becky Lynch
Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins — Brock Lesnar
Roman Reigns will also get his hands on Rowan in a street fight as a prediction.
That’s it for our picks. I hope we get a good show this Sunday. This is a solid card. I have a feeling Roman will play a factor in this card in some kind of way. Rowan seems to have played a role in these recent attacks on Roman. I think Daniel Bryan was in on it too. We shall see. Takeover Toronto and Summerslam back to back nights. It doesn’t get much better than that for us wrestling fans. Enjoy the wrestling this weekend and we’ll be back next month for more staff predictions.