Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass
Winner: Big Cass
Why: The idea of Enzo Amore as a singles wrestler is ridiculous. Enzo is an amazing talker. He is one of the best promo guys WWE has on the roster. Then the bell rings and he’s exposed. They should not have gone through with this split. If they wanted to push Cass as a singles guy then they should have just transitioned Enzo into Cass’ manager and keep the act together. I’m expecting Big Cass to squash Enzo.
Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus vs. The Hardy Boyz (30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match)
Winners: The Hardy Boyz
Why: Since the Hardys have been back they’ve injected some life into the Raw Tag Divison. They’ve had a series of entertaining matches with Sheamus and Cesaro over the last couple months. Since there are no babyface teams lined up for Sheamus and Cesaro if they retain, I believe the Hardy will regain the Raw Tag Titles. The Revival versus the Hardys should be the Summerslam Raw tag title match.
Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose
Winner: The Miz
Why: The Miz/Dean Ambrose rivalry feels like it’s going on forever. With the recent formation of The Miztourage, I don’t think the right move is taking the Intercontinental title off of The Miz.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville vs. Akira Tozawa (Kickoff Match)
Why: I’m disappointed that this match is being put on the pre-show. I know there is the argument that “it doesn’t matter” what’s on the pre-show. “It’s all part of the show”. False. In me eyes, the pre-show will always be seen as an afterthought to the main card.
I’ve always thought Tozawa could be the challenger worthy enough to dethrone the king. However, Neville losing the title should be a big moment that is featured on the main card of a show.
Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt
Winner: Seth Rollins
Why: Majority of Bray Wyatt’s feuds follow the same formula. Attack opponent, mumble rap for weeks, loss at the pay-per-view, repeat. I’m expecting the same thing here. WWE really needs a hero that fans get behind and emotionally invested in. Rollins has the potential to be that hero. Heroes can’t get over by losing. Rollins needs this win.
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks
Winner: Sasha Banks
Why: There really hasn’t been much substance to this Bliss/Banks feud. I think this feud has the potential to go three pay-per-views. In order for that to happen Sasha needs to get the first win. She might not win the title here, but I can see a victory by DQ or count out. It would be a great moment for Sasha to win the title in Brooklyn.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (Ambulance Match)
Winner: Roman Reigns
Why: I really want Braun to win this match and go on to Summerslam to challenge Brock for the Universal title. However, whenever I make predictions with my heart instead of my head I usually get the prediction wrong. I believe we’re going to see Roman versus Brock at Summerslam, so Roman has to get the win here.
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Why: I’ve been a big Samoa Joe fan for a long time now. I would love to see Joe choke out Lesnar and walk away with the title. However, as mentioned above I think WWE’s game plan is Lesnar/Reigns 2 for Summerslam. I’m just hoping that this match is competitive and not a Suplex City Squash.