WWE Live in Manila 2016,Mall of Asia Arena Predictions
This is it! We are just a few days away from the first WWE Live event in the Philippines since the not so well received Smackdown/ECW show last 2009. Hopefully, this show can draw the crowd, maybe not as much as the RAW event then the Smackdown Araneta events during the mid 2000s; but enough for the WWE to come back soon, perhaps NXT next year? This card is basically a RAW card, plus the face that runs the place, John Cena.
Neville vs Bo Dallas with Curtis Axel
Neville needs to hit his finisher to make this match meaningful. A random curtain jerker house show match.
Braun Strowman vs Goldust
Winner: Braun Strowman
This match is a late addition, and not a bad addition at all. Seeing Braun live would be pretty cool, even from all the way up from the General Admission. Expect this to be a squash match, but not as quick as his RAW squash match with local jobbers. It would be cool to see Goldust as well, a remnant of the Attitude Era.
Cesaro vs Sheamus
This is not part of their best of 7 series, right? We are not sure about the level of seriousness of Cesaro’s injury, but that might affect the quality of this match.
WWE Women’s Champion Match
Champion Charlotte vs Sasha Banks
Again, Banks is nursing an injury, so it might affect the quality match. A potential (atleast) 4-star match might be adjusted to a “safer match because it is a foreign house show anyways”. Hopefully, even with the perceived limitations, they can pull out a match that is the caliber of a 4-horsewoman match against one another.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Champions The New Day vs The Club vs The Shining Stars
Winner: The New Day
How about The New Day drops the belt to the Club, then the take it back in Japan during the Club’s homecoming. Or the Club takes the title in a European house show a few days before the Asian tour; then the New Day gets the betls back in Manila (or China). Imagine the possibilities. I have no idea why they included the Shooting stars whatever they call themselves. They should have included Enzo and Cass instead! And you can’t teach that! This match might be SAWFT!
Roman Reigns vs Chris Jericho
Winner: Roman Reigns
I’m not a bad guy, I’m not a good guy, I’m a mid-card guy! Thanks to the change in storylines, Roman has been indeed relegated to mid-card for this tour instead of main eventing it. I can’t wait for Jericho to grab the mic and call us Stupid idiots! Quiet!
John Cena vs The Big Show
Winner: John Cena
This match was also not included in the original card, but it is a welcome sight for the biggest star of the post-attitude era to return to Manila. I guess Show will be the heel for this match. These 2 guys are actually not part of any stories right now. A house show match indeed. An FU, I mean an AA, to the World’s Largest Athlete would be nice.
WWE Championship of the Universe Match
Champion Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins vs Sami Zayn
Winner: Kevin Owens
The unfortunate injury of Fin Balor and the change in storylines led to this new main event. 3 of the best workers in the business, fighting for the Championship of the Universe, right here, in Manila (Pasay), Philippines! Expect a classic from these three competitors. I can’t believe we live In a world where Kevin Owens will defend the Championship of the Universe Against Seth Rollins AND Sami Zayn!