Well here we are again – barely time to catch our breath since Elimination Chamber and we have another Pay Per View on this weekend! You better not blink this year with all the additional PPV’s or you will miss something that could prove vital moving forward in the various storylines! With things heating up ready for Wrestlemania the storylines are coming thick and fast at the moment, so without messing about lets get straight to the card and see what is in store for us this month!
WWE Universal Championship
Kevin Owens (c) vs Goldberg
Now it was only a matter of time before one of the big name veterans came to try and put Kevin Owens in his place once and for all. After all – Owens is regularly running around running his mouth off and offending most of the locker room! So here come Goldberg to step up to the challenge of silencing Owens and having a shot at a WWE Championship. Now we also know that Owens has heavily relied on Chris Jericho his former BFF to step in and interfere which has won him several matches and helped him retain his title this long. So now that those two are at odds with each other again – can Owen compete on his own without help and retain the title? Well that remains to be seen!
I have a feeling though that Kevin Owens is on his last legs as champ at the moment so I fully expect to see Goldberg take control of the belt.
Prediction: Goldberg Wins
Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman
This match is going to basically be a show of strength and a fight to the end to see which superstar is the bigger harder man. Both of these stars are huge powerhouses and have a grudge to settle having both cost the other the Universal Championship against Kevin Owens in recent weeks. Strowman has a slight height and weight advantage over Reigns – so whilst he is still ‘bigger’ he may not find this fight as easy as some of the others back in the locker room. But Reigns has shown time and again that he can defeat the big characters that cross his path. He is a formidable force in the ring and so Strowman’s usual scare tactics will not wash with Reigns. I think Reigns has the edge in this match and I really do think he will walk away from it as the victor.
Prediction: Roman Reigns Wins
WWE RAW Women’s Championship
Bayley (c) vs Charlotte Flair
This match will be worth watching. Bayley has shown several times in her career that she can beat Charlotte fair and square. So despite her win being with controversy I think she can still have what it takes to beat Charlotte. But then we look at Charlotte and WWE are very quick to rack up how many times she is champ – at this rate she will be overtaking her father Ric Flair and John Cena (who are currently tied with 16 times championship stints). Charlotte has also not lost any singles match in a Pay Per View to date. So will her streak remain? Or can the loveable huggable champ Bayley shine through and prove that she is worthy of the title?
I sincerely wish Bayley could and would win it but I have a sorry feeling that this undefeated streak is not over with Charlotte so she will no doubt win and regain the title – for how long though who knows!
Prediction: Charlotte Flair Wins
Sami Zayn vs Samoa Joe
Since Joe took a dig at Sami claiming he is just happy sitting around being a part of WWE, there has been animosity between these two. It is well known that Sami Zayn is not utilised fully on RAW and he is a bit of an underdog – for no apparent good reason really as he is an excellent wrestler and entertaining to watch. Joe relies on brute force in the ring, he has sent Seth Rawlins back out on injury just as we had gotten him back, let’s hope that there isn’t a bed reserved next to him on the hospital wing with Sami Zayn’s name on it! It’s a tough one to call here but I am going to say I honestly want Sami Zayn to win – it’s about time he started moving up again instead of being side-lined all the time! However I think Samoa Joe will win.
Prediction: Samoa Joe Wins
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (c) vs Jack Gallagher
Now this match I am hugely looking forward to. Any chance to watch Jack Gallagher in action and I am there really. I have to say I was a bit selfishly gutted when he was signed to the WWE as I am so used to seeing him at the indie shows in Manchester UK where he is from. Jack has worked his ass off though since getting signed & I cannot wait to see him in action for a title shot. He has well and truly earned his spot as the number 1 contender beating some amazing talent in the process to get this chance.
Neville has speed and aggression on his side though and may well be the end of Jack’s current championship dreams. Whilst I think that in reality Neville will win this match against Jack, my heart will be rooting for the extraordinary gentleman from Manchester UK to go in that ring and win for us back home cheering him on!
Prediction: Neville Wins
WWE RAW Tag Team Championship
Gallows & Anderson (c) vs Enzo Amore & Big Cass
Now is the time to see if Enzo & Cass really are just all talk as they put their money where their mouth is and face up to the current RAW Tag Team Champs. Gallows and Anderson are strong forces in the ring and have been taking the locker room by storm since they arrived on the scene. I feel that the WWE need a bit of a break from the fun loving Tag Teams after such a long run from the New Day who were all unicorns and happy happy. Enzo and Cass run the risk of being similar in style to that – all theatrics outside the ring when fans want a great pizazz in the ring. I don’t think Gallows and Anderson are done yet in their title reign so I think they will beat Enzo and Cass this week and continue on as the champs for a while longer.
Prediction: Gallows & Anderson Wins
Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax
Sasha Banks has been running around getting involved where she shouldn’t recently – namely as an interference in the title match which led to a victory for Bayley. But now Sasha is going up against the formidable Nia Jax. Such an odd match up sizing wise, As dainty and petite as Sasha is, Nia is big and burley. I know that ‘The Boss’ Banks is an amazing wrestler and has really helped to up the game of the women’s division in WWE over the last few years, but I am not sure that will help her against the sheer wall that is Nia Jax. I think Nia Jax may just have this one in the bag as Sasha has allowed herself to become fully distracted and lose focus of late.
Prediction: Nia Jax Wins
They are our predictions, but what about yours? Please leave them in the comments!