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2018 Predictions Thread.

  • 12-12-2017 8:07pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭


    Seeing as 2017 is almost over, predictions thread for the coming year. Let the guessing begin..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭chatticusfinch


    Sami Zayn has a run with the World Title as a heel.

    Daniel Bryan makes a ring return on WWE tv.

    Becky Lynch has a heel turn, culminating in a big class feud with a face Charlotte.

    Braun wins the Rumble.

    Cesaro wins the MITB.

    Finn Balor to move to Smackdown.

    Tye Dillinger to be released.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,102 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Elias to win the Intercontinental title. Become a huge babyface.

    Daniel Bryan will not wrestle in WWE.

    Becky will win the the first women's Royal Rumble.

    Finn to pop his jacket collar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,731 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Jan- mania
    Raw
    Reigns is still pushed and the shield remain together
    Sheamus and Cesaro to break up just before mania
    Brock will retain at Rumble and go on to lose too Reigns
    A face/heel then will happen in be women’s division. Bayley heel and Nia Jax face
    Jordon to turn on angle and reveal the truth

    SD
    A heel Shane McMahon will rule the brand and tensions between him and Bryan will lead to a match at mania and winner gets full control of SD
    Nakamura too win the rumble and beat Styles at mania for the title
    Bobby Roode to win the US title and head into mania as champ
    A face Jinder Mahel to be an mid carder and feud with Corbin
    Zayn will turn on KO
    Taker too retire and go into the HOF

    Post mania
    Daniel Bryan to become New SD Commissioner with Shane going off TV for a few months before returning and winning back the commissioner role thanks to this bro in law Triple H. Daniel Bryan leaves wwe after Summerslam 2018 when his contract is up

    Draft too take place after mania with Styles, Roode, Lynch And Usos going too Raw and Finn,
    Rollins, Bayley and Miztourage too SD

    Reigns too lose the title too Strowman at Summerslam but remain in the main event scene for 2018

    Cena too only have a handful of wwe apperences and have a match against a returning Big Cass who they want to turn into a new mega star

    NXT main roster call ups include Drew Mcintrye, Ember Moon, Sanity and Roderick Strong
    Johnny wrestling to have a huge year and become the face of NXT

    The following will leave WWE or retire , Big Show, Kane, Sheamus, Gallows and Anderson and Dolph Ziggler.

    the Broken Matt character will start to fade Jeff returns just before Summerslam


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


    Ambrose will turn on the shield

    Bryan will wrestle in wwe but still leave to go to mexico and japan When his contract is up

    Finn will go to smackdown and become the top heel

    Hbk vs AJ will happen at mania

    Omega will win njpw title then leave in 2019

    A lenghty braun title run


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,719 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    Daniel Bryan will leave WWE.

    Reigns will have two more world title reigns in 2018.

    WWE’s Facebook show will fold within a matter of months.

    Ziggler to leave the WWE.

    WWE to release the good brothers.

    New day will break up.

    Kane to retire after one final match at wrestlemania.

    HBK will stay retired.


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


    Reigns to pull a Rollins and disband The Shield and go full blown heel (wishful bloody thinking).

    Shinsuke Nakamura to win the Royal Rumble.

    The Undertaker to be announced as the first Hall Of Famer for 2018.

    Gallows & Anderson to be future endeavored, and then returning to New Japan Pro Wrestling.

    Kenny Omega to stay with New Japan, ending all "will he, won't he go to WWE".

    Tetsuya Naito to dethrone and end Kazuchika Okada's historic IWGP Heavyweight Championship reign.

    Braun Strowman will be Universal Champion at some point in 2018.

    Corey Graves to carry on being the best thing about commentary in WWE (not too hard to be honest)


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,787 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    "Beauty and the Beast" as Cole will call them when Braun is paired up with one of the women. (I don't want it but think it's likely)

    New Day to split.

    Finn to get a Universal title shot between Mania and Summerslam. Just because they need to tread water until WWE can have a big match at Summerslam that doesn't include him.

    Neither Absolution or Riott Squad will last the year

    Ascension to be released since Fashion Files will stop.

    Becky to turn heel, attacking Charlotte and fight her for the title.

    Miz will be awesome


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    • The Undertaker will wrestle again in 2018
    • Brawn Strowman will have a World Title reign
    • Nakamura vs AJ will happen at Mania
    • Kenny Omega will stay in NJPW
    • Richochet will be signed to NXT
    • Drew McIntyre will return to NXT, win the title, and shortly thereafter, move to the main roster.
    • Jinder will slip further down the card to become another goon
    • Dolph Ziggler will leave WWE
    • CM Punk will appear in ROH or NJPW before the year is out
    • The Ascension will be released
    • Finn Balor won't get another main title run, will eventually end up in the IC title picture
    • Bray Wyatt will remain in his current position
    • Woken Matt will be ruined by WWE, eventually booed


  • Registered Users Posts: 84,871 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Owen Hart, Christian and The Rock in Hall of Fame

    CM Punk to return to WWE

    Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton to leave WWE

    Conor McGregor to be at Wrestlemania

    Braun to win a title


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


    Finn Balor will win the Royal Rumble
    Pete Dunne will win the NXT Title
    Jeff Hardy will main event a PPV
    Ricochet, War Machine, Travis Banks and Matt Riddle will all sign with WWE/NXT before the year is out
    CM Punk to fight again in UFC and lose before settling his lawsuit with WWE and returning in late 2018 for a WM Main Event in 2019
    Cody Rhodes will return to WWE
    Balor, Anderson & Gallows to form the WWE Bullet Club 2 years too late
    Jordan Devlin will become one of the top independent wrestlers in the world and be in BOLA
    Dolph Ziggler will become Impact Wrestling Champion
    Bobby Lashley vs Brock Lesnar will happen on a PPV
    205 Live will be cancelled
    The WWE All Womans Show to debut on the Network
    Nixon Newell will win the NXT Womens Title
    Sanity to be a bigger deal on the main roster than Authors of Pain
    Apollo Crews and Akira Tozawa will win a version of the tag team titles
    Jinder, Kalisto, R-Truth,The Ascension, Tye Dillinger, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Erick Rowan, Alicia Fox, Tamina, Hideo Itami, TJ Perkins all get released.


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


    LeeJM wrote: »
    Finn Balor will win the Royal Rumble
    Pete Dunne will win the NXT Title
    Jeff Hardy will main event a PPV
    Ricochet, War Machine, Travis Banks and Matt Riddle will all sign with WWE/NXT before the year is out
    CM Punk to fight again in UFC and lose before settling his lawsuit with WWE and returning in late 2018 for a WM Main Event in 2019
    Cody Rhodes will return to WWE
    Balor, Anderson & Gallows to form the WWE Bullet Club 2 years too late
    Jordan Devlin will become one of the top independent wrestlers in the world and be in BOLA
    Dolph Ziggler will become Impact Wrestling Champion
    Bobby Lashley vs Brock Lesnar will happen on a PPV
    205 Live will be cancelled
    The WWE All Womans Show to debut on the Network
    Nixon Newell will win the NXT Womens Title
    Sanity to be a bigger deal on the main roster than Authors of Pain
    Apollo Crews and Akira Tozawa will win a version of the tag team titles
    Jinder, Kalisto, R-Truth,The Ascension, Tye Dillinger, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Erick Rowan, Alicia Fox, Tamina, Hideo Itami, TJ Perkins all get released.

    The tag team in ROH or the former MMA fighter?


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


    Lithium93_ wrote: »
    The tag team in ROH or the former MMA fighter?

    The tag team of Raymond Rowe and Hanson. Not the scumbag former MMA fighter who I think is currently in prison.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,631 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    The WWE will finally do something with Finn Balor (or AJ) and Gallows & Anderson. They might think about letting the latter two go before pulling the trigger but not want to use them ahead of letting them go and be part of the Bullet Club outside the WWE.

    One of NXT or 205 live to be given an extra half hour. If it's 205 live it will be remodeled somewhat to not just be cruisers. They will either showcase their extra women with the extra time here too or a midcard development title.

    As above I could see a womens tag belt being introduced or perhaps an NXT midcard belt. Not sure what the WWE are going to do with the UK belt though as I don't think they are as gung ho about starting a new UK show now so it might become the NXT version of the old European title.

    Kenny Omega will finally win the big one in New Japan but not hold it long. Another year at least for him there in my opinion and him and Okada can headline a Tokyo Dome at any time given whats gone before already.

    They will finally start to push Nakamura somewhat decently in the New year because I do think him vs AJ might be a planned Mania match. How they pull that off could decide Nakamura's fate as he too could also return to Japan as a main eventer down the line and because they won't want that they might actually make an effort with him even if it will be later than it should have happened.

    If Kane becomes the Knox County Mayor I'd imagine he and Taker could retire and go into the HOF together. Not sure he will win his mayoral race though.

    The Ascension do seem the most likely to get cut as without the Fashion Files on TV other teams can fill their role of seemingly just being around incase a team needs to squash a non jobber team. Bludgeon brothers will probably destroy them soon. Ziggler might finally leave for a while too but nobody will care as much as they could have in the past and he won't go to Japan.

    Cena to become less and less present on WWE tv. He will still wrestle in between movies but the movies will be his focus. Meanwhile we will get more HBK return rumors but it won't happen.

    I think Rousey will have at least two matches in WWE. Horsewoman tag at Mania and then at Summerslam perhaps a match vs Charlotte before maybe having her final bout at the following Mania against Steph.

    There to be loads of Women's champions on SD. Charlotte will probably drop her title to Carmella before the Horsewoman stuff gets kicked into gear and once it's done I wouldn't be surprised if it's Becky Lynch who gets the belt off Carmela if she does not get drafted to Raw next year.

    Punk won't return however he may make it so that UFC is no longer an option by losing another fight

    Jinder Mahal to be a mid card heel champion at best in 2018, Drew McIntyre will pass him out as the highest former 3MB member on the main roster card.

    The Miz will make another Marine movie


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,731 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Bump so who got the closest


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,787 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    3 and a half?

    Braun was paired with Alexa for MMC.
    Becky heel turn
    Absolution split. Mandy and Sonya don't use the name.

    Miz is awesome. Though that one was kinda obvious


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Some spot on shouts here
    Daniel Bryan makes a ring return on WWE tv.

    Becky Lynch has a heel turn, culminating in a big class feud with a face Charlotte.
    sky88 wrote: »
    Ambrose will turn on the shield

    Gerry nailed it
    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    • The Undertaker will wrestle again in 2018
    • Nakamura vs AJ will happen at Mania
    • Kenny Omega will stay in NJPW
    • Richochet will be signed to NXT
    • Drew McIntyre will return to NXT, win the title, and shortly thereafter, move to the main roster.
    • Jinder will slip further down the card to become another goon
    • Finn Balor won't get another main title run, will eventually end up in the IC title picture


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,731 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    2019 prediction thread shall be interesting and go live soon enough


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,838 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Gerry, what are the lotto numbers for the Euromillions please?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    Omackeral wrote: »
    Some spot on shouts here





    Gerry nailed it

    Thinking of changing my name to Big Trev on here. Now, i've to return a call to Paul...


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