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Really? Let's hear them (cuz I agree).
Just going off the top of my head...

WWE Championship

Drew McIntyre vs Bobby Lashley(c)

I think we all expect Drew to win this. I get why he does, and I agree with the reasoning, but I think Lashley is hotter right now, and under normal circumstances, he should win. Easy prediction: Drew wins.

Universal Championship

Roman Reigns (c) vs Edge vs Daniel Bryan

Honestly, not sure where this one will go. My preference is for The Tribal Chief to retain. If not, I wouldn't mind giving DB another run. My thinking, though, is that they want to give it to Edge. Bryan eats the pin, and these three continue to feud through Summerfest. Prediction: Edge wins

Intercontinental Championship

Apollo Crews vs Big E(c)

This one is kinda tough. I think Apollo has been killing it with his new gimmick and deserves to win here. Also, it would allow Big E to move on to the Universal Title. However, I think they will stay with the status quo. Prediction: Big E retains.

Smackdown Women's Championship

Sasha Banks(c) vs Bianca Belair

Another one that I think could go either way. But Belair has a lot of star power. I like both a lot, but it's time to cash in on the EST. Prediction: Bianca wins.

Raw Tag Championship

New Day(c) vs AJ Styles and Omos

I'm pretty meh about this one. I really like 3/4 of those involved. Omos is an unknown. New Day has felt like a placeholder for these titles since they won them from The Hurt Business(RIP). Prediction: AJ and Omos win, or New Day retains just to drop the titles on Monday night(hopefully, to Shelton and Cedric).

Smackdown Tag Championship

Dirty Dogs vs ????

Are they even doing anything with these at Mania? Prediction: yawn

US Title Championship

Riddle(c) vs Sheamus

Another one I couldn't care less about. Prediction: pee break/smoke break.

Women's Tag Championship

Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler vs winner of a tag turmoil match

Eh, I actually like Shayna, but I can't stand Nia. Would love for for The Riott Squad to get a run here, but who knows. Prediction: we get some cringy reference to Nia's hole.

Raw Women's Championship

Asuka(c) vs Rhea Ripley

This is a match where I like both performers, but the build for this has been terrible. Prediction: Charlotte returns, shoe-horns her way into the match and wins.

Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens

Don't care how many times these two go at it, I'm looking forward to this. Possible show-stealer. The winner doesn't matter. Prediction: KO gives Logan Paul the Machine Gun Kelly treatment.

Braun Strowman vs Shane McMahon

Again, don't really care. Prediction: Shane jumps off something high.

Seth Rollins vs Cesaro

This could be another good one where the winner doesn't really matter. Prediction: Cesaro swings Rollins more than 22 times.

Bad Bunny and Damien Priest vs Miz and Morrison

Gross. Prediction: another bathroom/smoke break for me, a major drop in IQ for anyone who sits through this tripe.

The Fiend vs Randy Orton

I'm not expecting much here. I just want Wyatt to get his revenge on Randy for burning down his house, taking his title, and, then, oh yeah, burning him alive in the middle of the ring. Prediction: The Fiend banishes Orton to the Ninth Circle of Hell.

All of that out of the way, I'm actually kind of excited for this show. Not only can't I wait to see how the crowd reacts, but there are, at least, 6 matches on the card that have the potential to be really good. Oh, and I get to break out my "Head of the Table" t-shirt that arrived yesterday.
 

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Totally agree. Even though I thought he slurred through some of it, I thought he killed it. Honorable mention goes to QT for his promo as well.
Jericho cut a great promo, but I'm not quite as high on it as others are. Besides slurring through some of it, he made a bad mistake when talking about Wardlow. He wanted to talk about how stupid Wardlow is but said he has a million dollar brain and a 13 cent body. Obviously, Jericho transposed that saying as it should have been a million dollar body and a 13 cent brain.
Also, Jericho talked about how MJF will never be better than him. Has Jericho forgotten how MJF won entry into the Inner Circle? But then, that's an opening for MJF to fire back on and keep the mic work feud going. In addition to that though, Jericho left a massive opening for MJF to come back and verbally destroy and rebrand the entire Inner Circle. I don't want to say anything more on that now because I want to see if MJF sees the opening and pounces on it.

Agreed on QT. I had mentioned that I couldn't find a care to give about him leading into the exhibition match with Cody, but his promo this week has garnered some interest from me in him now.
 

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Jericho cut a great promo, but I'm not quite as high on it as others are. Besides slurring through some of it, he made a bad mistake when talking about Wardlow. He wanted to talk about how stupid Wardlow is but said he has a million dollar brain and a 13 cent body. Obviously, Jericho transposed that saying as it should have been a million dollar body and a 13 cent brain.
Also, Jericho talked about how MJF will never be better than him. Has Jericho forgotten how MJF won entry into the Inner Circle? But then, that's an opening for MJF to fire back on and keep the mic work feud going. In addition to that though, Jericho left a massive opening for MJF to come back and verbally destroy and rebrand the entire Inner Circle. I don't want to say anything more on that now because I want to see if MJF sees the opening and pounces on it.

Agreed on QT. I had mentioned that I couldn't find a care to give about him leading into the exhibition match with Cody, but his promo this week has garnered some interest from me in him now.
Yeah, I noticed the flub when discussing Wardlow as well. I loved the promo, but I actually texted a friend of mine about halfway through it asking if he, too, thought Jericho might be a little drunk. Not that I'm one to judge there, but, c'mon man, you're at work.

As far as how MJF earned his way into the Inner Circle, Jericho could easily just say he let him win and it was part of his plan.

And, yeah, QT. Gave no forks before, but after that promo, although scripted and pre-recorded, I'm interested now. It gave him some character.
 

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As far as how MJF earned his way into the Inner Circle, Jericho could easily just say he let him win and it was part of his plan.
Yeah, I thought of that, too, but that would be a pretty weak out, IMO. I would rather Jericho just take the L on that one by letting MJF mention his win as part of the build for MJF & Pinnacle. Don't try to retroactively and greatly diminish a big PPV win by a young building block of the company like MJF.
 

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Drew

Daniel Bryan

Big E

Sasha Banks

New Day

???

Riddle

Jax/Baszler

Rhea Ripley

KO

Strowman

Cesaro

Bad Bunny and Priest

The Fiend
 

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Yeah, I thought of that, too, but that would be a pretty weak out, IMO. I would rather Jericho just take the L on that one by letting MJF mention his win as part of the build for MJF & Pinnacle. Don't try to retroactively and greatly diminish a big PPV win by a young building block of the company like MJF.
MJF is at such a high level right now, I don't see how that bit of kayfabe explanation would diminish the win at all. He could just fire back that Jericho is just covering for his failure and, eventually, build to another big singles match between the two.
 

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MJF is at such a high level right now, I don't see how that bit of kayfabe explanation would diminish the win at all. He could just fire back that Jericho is just covering for his failure and, eventually, build to another big singles match between the two.
That just seems sloppy to me though. Jericho hit the Codebreaker and went for a pinfall in that match as part of a plan to lose? What if MJF hadn't kicked out? And there was a part in the match when Jericho thought he won and started to celebrate because he thought MJF had tapped in the Walls of Jericho. I really hope they don't go with the "Jericho let MJF win" excuse.
 

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That just seems sloppy to me though. Jericho hit the Codebreaker and went for a pinfall in that match as part of a plan to lose? What if MJF hadn't kicked out? And there was a part in the match when Jericho thought he won and started to celebrate because he thought MJF had tapped in the Walls of Jericho. I really hope they don't go with the "Jericho let MJF win" excuse.
I'm just presenting an angle they *could* go with, not that they should, nor that it would be ideal.
 

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Agreed. I have no clue about the guy, but he stood out in that segment last night.
He won a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics, and was 11-1 as a pro boxer until he had to retire early due to a serious eye injury.

He was 160 lbs when he boxed, and he looks a lot bigger now.

He did commentary a few times on Dark, and I thought he did well for himself. And like you said, he definitely popped during that promo last night
 

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