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2017 Predictions Thread

  • 29-12-2016 1:36am
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    Registered Users Posts: 84,809 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Let the guessing begin ;)

    Finn Balor in WM world title match

    Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton to leave WWE

    The Rock in Hall of Fame

    Tye Dillinger to be entrant 10 in RR

    CM Punk, John Morrison, Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle return to WWE

    Daniel Bryan returns in ring to face The Miz

    The Undertaker to retire after WM match against Cena

    Y2J to have a world title reign


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭LeeJM


    1. Finn Balor to win the Royal Rumble
    2. Pete Dunne to win the UK Championship and become one of the most hyped wrestlers in the world.
    3. The Network to start showing Indies, gonna guess Progress, OTT and Chikara. 
    4. Vince McMahon to announce his intention to step down as Chairman of WWE sometime in the summer. 
    5. Broken Matt Hardy to appear in NXT
    6. Killer Elite Squad (Harry Smith & Lance Hoyt) to return to WWE 
    7. Nixon Newell will win the Womens Tournament that WWE will run and become an instant megastar and move straight to the main roster
    8. New Japan will attempt to raid WWE but will only get Dolph Ziggler 
    9. A physical WWE Hall of Fame will be built and located near the Performance Centre
    10. WWE will either run a Japanese Championship tournament like the UK one or they will announce a link with All Japan for movement of talent between both companies. 


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,627 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Finn Balor to regain the Universal title

    Broken Matt Hardy to return to the WWE

    Jeff will also return but neither will have the big run w/Hardy-esque booking we'd like

    Killer Elite Squad (Harry Smith & Lance Hoyt) to return to WWE

    Tye Dillinger to win the NXT title from Bobby Roode

    Nakamura to be huge on Raw while Samoa Joe makes a big impact on SD

    Bayley will win the womens title at Wrestlemania

    Asuka to be in the main roster title mix before the end of 2017

    The Cruiserweight to replace the IC title being defended in a multi man ladder match at Mania.

    A physical WWE HOF to be announced

    Brock to have his final UFC fight

    The WWE to run a womens version of the CWC

    Paige and ADR will split

    Jack Swagger & Curtis Axel to be released and one of them to head to New Japan probably as part of a tag team


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,880 ✭✭✭✭Rock Lesnar


    Ok here goes:

    Chris Jericho wins the Royal Rumble

    Kurt Angle returns at Royal Rumble and retires at WM with a HOF spot

    John Cena wins title at Royal Rumble

    Undertaker retires as wwe champion at WM after beating John Cena

    Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman will meet on a ppv

    The Hardy Boys will return at some stage and feud with the Wyatts

    Ronda Rousey will win the wwe women's title

    Dean Ambrose will continue to annoy me every single week

    Rusev will finally get pushed towards winning an important match, maybe even a title

    Cody Rhodes will return

    And Roman Reigns will hold every single wwe title at the same time before December


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,773 Mod ✭✭✭✭connemara man


    Finn to regain the universal title and moved to smackdown

    Physical HOF to be built

    Reigns to turn heel

    Smackdown will have higher average audience figures over the year

    Bayley to be women's championship

    Cruiserweights going to smackdown

    us belt and intercontinental belt to swap brands

    Nakamura and Samoa Joe to hold a main roster title

    A NXT invasion angle culminating in a triple threat survivor series match.

    WWE to replicate the UK championship across the globe with at least 4 more countries or areas
    Mexico, japan, mainland Europe and south Africa for the craic

    Vince to retire and give Shane the keys to the kingdom


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,711 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Brand split to happen in June. Styles, Corbim and Orton (WWE champ) to Raw. Reigns, Owens and Finn Balor (Universal champ) to SD

    Finn Balor to return and win the rumble

    Taker to face Cena, Ko vs Y2J vs Finn Balor for universal title, Styles vs Orton and Triple H vs Rollins in a HIAC at Mania

    Shane Mcmahon leaves as Commissioner of SD

    Paul Heymen becomes commissioner of SD and fires Daniel Bryan and replaces him with Tazz

    Samoa Joe, Shinsuke, Tye Dillinger and Sanity to get called up to the main roster in 2017

    Cesaro, Crews and R truth to leave WWE

    New Day to break up after mania and Big E will become a mid level star, Kofi and

    Enzo will join the announce team replacing David Otunga on SD.

    Big Cass will become a main event star

    Goldberg and Undertaker to wrestle there last matches at Mania


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭Chain Smoker


    The Rock to be about quite a lot around Wrestlemania season shilling the **** out of Fast 8 and Baywatch. He'll be around so much that the Mania crowd will turn on him.

    Dave Batista to be inducted into hall of fame while he's on the promotion run for Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Jay Lethal to wind up in NXT.

    TNA to move to Canada.

    Following WWE's UK show flopping somewhat and their Survivor Series weekend wherever the **** it is going the same way, Survivor Series 2018 will be announced as a London event.

    Tyson Kidd will officially retire.

    Daniel Bryan will have a major falling out with WWE as it becomes plainly obvious that he has no intention of renewing his contract past 2018. Possibly cutting ties with the company near the end of 2017.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,836 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Just a few from me:

    Kurt Angle to return for Mania, and go into the Hall of Fame.
    John Cena to turn heel..(tradition)
    Becky Lynch to get engaged or married
    Sasha to complain on Tumblr about fans asking for autographs or pictures in public places
    Paige to end up in rehab and/or get released from WWE
    Asuka to win a main roster women's title


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,959 ✭✭✭ Holden Drab Drywall


    * Finn Bálor will win the 2017 Royal Rumble followed by winning the Universal title at Wrestlemania.
    * Cena will beat AJ at Wrestlemania 33 to win his 16th world title. At the very least he'll win the world title in 2017.
    * The New Day split up.
    * Anderson and Gallows win the Tag Titles.
    * Adam Cole and Jay Lethal sign with NXT.
    * Samoa Joe is called up to the main roster.
    * Kurt Angle will return to WWE in some capacity.
    * Chyna and Lemmy go in the Hall of Fame.
    * Jack Swagger to be released.
    * Shane McMahon will leave WWE.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,417 ✭✭✭WinnyThePoo


    - The Miz to become a world champion again.
    - Nakamura to get over massively when hes called up
    - Another year of financial turmoil for TNA
    - The Vaudevillians sent back to NXT


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,415 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    Pentecost wrote: »
    Just a few from me:

    Kurt Angle to return for Mania, and go into the Hall of Fame.
    John Cena to turn heel..(tradition)
    Becky Lynch to get engaged or married
    Sasha to complain on Tumblr about fans asking for autographs or pictures in public places
    Paige to end up in rehab and/or get released from WWE
    Asuka to win a main roster women's title

    get away out of that Pentecost.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Angle to return

    Finn won't return until the night after mania.

    Bryan gets out of his contract and wrestles again :(

    Roman will continue to be booked as the top face and still not be liked by majority of fans.

    Braun will be champ

    Vince brings Shane back as an executive chaos will be had with hhh steph and Shane. While Vince sits back and loves the tension it causes.

    New day spilts up and kofi gets a heel run.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,415 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    sky88 wrote: »
    Angle to return

    Finn won't return until the night after mania.

    Bryan gets out of his contract and wrestles again :(

    Roman will continue to be booked as the top face and still not be liked by majority of fans.

    Braun will be champ

    Vince brings Shane back as an executive chaos will be had with hhh steph and Shane. While Vince sits back and loves the tension it causes.

    New day spilts up and kofi gets a heel run.

    sweet loving Jesus there'd be skin and hair flying but Shane is a McMahon and has shares and voting rights a normal share holders don't have.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,836 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    get away out of that Pentecost.

    Ha ha I knew you'd bite on that one.

    She does seem pretty loved up with that MMA fighter chap though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭Blue_Dabadee


    Emmalina will finally debut.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,415 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    Pentecost wrote: »
    Ha ha I knew you'd bite on that one.

    She does seem pretty loved up with that MMA fighter chap though.

    The only way she'll be engaged next year is if she rings home and the house phone is being used and she gets an engaged tone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    • ITV won't pick up the World of Sport series. (Hope I'm wrong)
    • Undertaker will win the Royal Rumble
    • Finn Balor will return at Mania.
    • Conor McGregor will appear at Wrestlemania.
    • Roman Reigns will turn heel and become the best thing in wrestling.
    • Broken Matt will remain with TNA but Jeff will go to WWE.
    • Kurt Angle will be used to promote the 2K game and then return.
    • CM Punk and AJ will return to wrestling in a one off capacity but not with WWE.
    • Nakamura will get to the main roster and be used horribly, leaving many infuriated.
    • Smackdown will go to three hours.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,372 ✭✭✭IncognitoMan


    >Smackdown goes 3 hours
    >Cena ends 2017 on 16 title wins and him going for the 17th (record) will be the main event of wm34
    >Reigns turns heel and ends 2017 as the best heel in the company
    >Chris Jericho will have a run with the universal title
    >Kurt Angle returns and will be the big star for WWE 2k18
    >Nakamura will go to Raw
    >Samoa Joe will go to Smackdown
    >Sasha Banks will go to Smackdown and win the title
    >Finn Balor will win the title during the summer possibly summerslam. Won't be in the rumble.
    >Seth Rollins will swap to Smackdown (possibly for AJ although hopefully not)
    >Tye Dillinger will be NXT champion
    >Undertaker to retire at wm33
    >Goldberg to wrestle beyond wm33 but retire at either summerslam or wm34.
    >Brawn Strowman will win the US title
    >Baron Corbin will win the IC title
    >Tag titles Raw : The Club. Smackdown : The Revival.
    >Noam Dar to win the Cruiserweight title.
    >Charlotte will continue her PPV title win streak. So no win for Bayley at wm33.
    >Nikki Bella to leave wm33 as Smackdown women's champion.
    >Vince will step back and it will be a summer storyline about who will take his place.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    1) Taker will have a Tag Match at Mania
    2) Cena will face Reigns at Mania
    3) Finn will win the Rumble and Face Styles at Mania
    4) Nakamura will be promoted at the Draft
    5) Joe will be a post Mania Call Up
    6) Rusev will be Universal Champion in Summer/Autumn of 2016
    7) Ronda will join the E


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    - At least one of the midcard titles will switch brands.
    - The Reigns push will stop and he will get in trouble backstage
    - Balor will come back but reception for him will cool.
    - A new faction will form but won’t be successful
    - New Day to split.
    - Nikki to become SD women’s champ
    - They’ll try to recreate the Bryan story with Bayley, not giving her the title and constantly holding her back. Teasing occasionally with title shots.
    - Stephanie to pick on a woman for a change who will actually hit back
    - There'll be a debut or return that will be shocking and shake the wrestling industry. For all of a month


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    Finn Balor returns at the Royal Rumble.
    Kurt Angle
    returns at some point in the year
    Cena to eventually tie and over take Ric Flair's 16 World Championships.
    The Undertaker to do a "Ric Flair" and retire the night after Mania.
    Goldberg to win the Royal Rumble
    Daniel Bryan to depart the company temporarily to help Brie with raising their kid.

    Edge to maybe replace him as GM.
    Mick Foley will go on a hiatus.
    Lemmy to go into the Celebrity Wing of the Hall Of Fame
    Vince decides to call it a day.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 60,270 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    The Big Show will turn either face or heel a number of times.

    Mark Henry will do something.

    Mick Foley will forget to use a cheap pop on one show.

    Kane will be back as corporate Kane and demon Kane.

    Steph will emasculate most of the male roster.

    HHH will put himself over just because he can.

    Shane will take a crazy bump.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,714 ✭✭✭johnnyryan89


    Auska will become WWE Smackdown womans champion.

    Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks will trade shows.

    Tye Dillenger to win NXT championship.<br>

    Nakamura and Joe to debut at the Rumble, Joe moves to the main roster and Nakamura is a one off and won't move up until after Wrestlemania.

    John Cena won't win his 16th title in 2017.

    Rusev to win the Rumble and challenge AJ.(assuming the winner can challenge for any brands belt otherwise Bray wins).

    Miz gets another run as WWE champion.<br>

    Ambrose beats Miz for Intercontinental championship and drops it to Baron Corbin.<br>

    Smackdown moves to 3hrs and the Cruiserweights move to Smackdown.

    Reigns drops his US title to Braun and challenges for universal at WM.

    Reigns heel turn.

    New Day regain tag titles and get drafted to Smackdown.

    Finn will feud with heel AJ and the club on Raw and won't get his title rematch this year.

    Marty Scurll wins CWC 2017.

    Candice LeRae wins the woman's version of CWC and joins NXT.

    Five or more former stars return to WWE in 2017 in a part time or full time role(Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Bobby Lashley and shock horror but would be a major shocker is CM Punk.)

    Vince will snuff it in 2017.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    My predictions:

    ITV won't pick up the World of Sport series. It will be too corny for mainstream fans, too much wretsling for the usual Sat Night viewers

    Undertaker will win the Royal Rumble and challenge AJ Styles

    Finn Balor will return at the Rumble

    Kevin Owens will be Champion by Mania but wont Main Event

    Roman Reigns will turn heel and become the best thing in wrestling.

    Broken Matt will go to WWE nad be misused completely by WWE.

    Nakamura will get to the main roster and have a good run on Smackdown

    Paige will continue to go off the rails.

    Nikki Bella and Mickie James will fail to coexist on the SD roster

    Big Cass will get injured before his monster push


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    beakerjoe wrote: »
    My predictions:

    Roman Reigns will turn heel and become the best thing in wrestling.

    honestly thats my hope for what happens.

    theres such a great story for him to be a p***ed off heel because the fans the didnt accept.

    would love it to happen if a shield reunion happens then he turns on them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    sky88 wrote: »
    honestly thats my hope for what happens.

    theres such a great story for him to be a p***ed off heel because the fans the didnt accept.

    would love it to happen if a shield reunion happens then he turns on them.

    I actually stole that from MNG above, its a great shout but alas WWE may go against the grain


  • Registered Users Posts: 573 ✭✭✭Snakeweasel


    Cena wins title at rumble
    Taker v cena at mania for title
    Wyatt to win first world title
    Gail Kim to return to wwe
    Hardys to return to wwe
    New Day split and Big E goes on massive heel run with US belt
    Nakamura & Joe both to raw


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    forgot one on mine

    Braun and Taker will be the final two in the rumble


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,836 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Pentecost wrote: »
    Just a few from me:

    Kurt Angle to return for Mania, and go into the Hall of Fame.
    John Cena to turn heel..(tradition)
    Becky Lynch to get engaged or married
    Sasha to complain on Tumblr about fans asking for autographs or pictures in public places
    Paige to end up in rehab and/or get released from WWE
    Asuka to win a main roster women's title

    We're only in January and two of the above have already happened (if you allow me to swap Twitter for Tumblr, it's all social media!)

    http://twitter.com/SashaBanksWWE/status/822502592882282496

    Expect the Paige one to be next!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Was just reminded of these and figured would just check in even though near the end of the year. I didn't do too well.


    - At least one of the midcard titles will switch brands. - Both switched
    - The Reigns push will stop and he will get in trouble backstage Nope
    - Balor will come back but reception for him will cool. Kind of?
    - A new faction will form but won’t be successful None that I recall
    - New Day to split. Nope
    - Nikki to become SD women’s champ Nope
    - They’ll try to recreate the Bryan story with Bayley, not giving her the title and constantly holding her back. Teasing occasionally with title shots. Nope
    - Stephanie to pick on a woman for a change who will actually hit back Nope
    - There'll be a debut or return that will be shocking and shake the wrestling industry. For all of a month Nope


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,711 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Brand split to happen in June. Styles, Corbim and Orton (WWE champ) to Raw. Reigns, Owens and Finn Balor (Universal champ) to SD

    Finn Balor to return and win the rumble

    Taker to face Cena, Ko vs Y2J vs Finn Balor for universal title, Styles vs Orton and Triple H vs Rollins in a HIAC at Mania

    Shane Mcmahon leaves as Commissioner of SD

    Paul Heymen becomes commissioner of SD and fires Daniel Bryan and replaces him with Tazz

    Samoa Joe, Shinsuke, Tye Dillinger and Sanity to get called up to the main roster in 2017

    Cesaro, Crews and R truth to leave WWE

    New Day to break up after mania and Big E will become a mid level star, Kofi and

    Enzo will join the announce team replacing David Otunga on SD.

    Big Cass will become a main event star

    Goldberg and Undertaker to wrestle there last matches at Mania

    **** I was wrong for a lot of that

    Not the first time lol


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