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Here we are at WWE’s Payback. You guys know the formula. Let’s see what we think this month…

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal Four Way Match: Seth Rollins vs Roman Reigns vs Dean Ambrose vs Randy Orton

Robbie’s Pick: Randy Orton – Kane will be “fired” and I see Seth and Kane working an angle going forward without the title. I know there’s a lot os speculation in a Shield Reunion and that would be pretty cool too. Not real sure on this one honestly but sadly I do think a title change is needed and Randy is super hot again with the fans as their top baby face.

Shane’s Pick: Seth Rollins

Derick’s Pick: Seth Rollins – Punk wanted the Championship to not constantly be involved in a game of Hot Potato. Maybe that will be the one tip from him the WWE may actually use for booking.

WWE United States Championship “I Quit” Match: John Cena vs Rusev

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I’m marking out so much for this current Cena… there, I said it. This is the coolest I have seen Cena in a long long time and I’m absolutely loving this angle. The old me would make a joke about Rusev’s fate being sealed once it was announced as an I Quit Match but the new me just finds Rusev 100% un-entertaining. “LET’S GO CENA….”

Shane’s Pick: Cena

Derick’s Pick: Rusev – Still not picking Cena… not really sure what’s up with Rob being pro-Cena again…but yeah, still not picking Cena. “CENA SUCKS!”

WWE Tag Team Championship 2 out of 3 Falls Match: The New Day vs Tyson Kidd & Cesaro

Robbie’s Pick: The New Day – The fans are right. New Day Sucks for sure…. :/ I’d love for Cesaro and Kidd to reclaim the belts but Vince won’t allow it….probably because the team is half Swiss….

Shane’s Pick: The New Day

Derick’s Pick: Cesaro & Kidd – I’m never picking The New Day too, remember?

Ryback vs Bray Wyatt

Robbie’s Pick: Ryback – As much as I love Bray I really do believe it’s time to get Ryback back in the main picture. That Cena and Punk story he was involved in hurt him and he’s been slowly climbing back up the ladder.

Shane’s Pick: Bray Wyatt – This is a match?  Odd.

Derick’s Pick: Bray WyattHe lost at Wrestlemania let’s give him this one.

Dolph Ziggler vs Sheamus

Robbie’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler – I think this may be the 2nd time Dolph gets one over on Sheamus and causes him to absolutly snap and become an even more violent and vengeful heel character. #PUSHDOLPH

Shane’s Pick: Sheamus – I refuse to believe that they will ever push new, exciting talent over Sheamus.

Derick’s Pick: Sheamus – Minus the hair.

King Barrett vs Neville

Robbie’s Pick: King Barrett – Remember when Sheamus won King of The Ring and became a fool losing every week on TV because he pissed someone off in the back? Well I don’t think Barrett has done that but it seems he hasn’t had any luck against Neville on TV. I got a feeling both guys will shine on this match but Barrett will win overall.

Shane’s Pick: Barrett – Because I like Neville and can’t stand Barrett.

Derick’s Pick – King Barrett – Bull Hammer, son!

Curtis Axel and Macho Mandow vs The Ascension

Robbie’s Pick: Curtis Axel & Macho Mandow – Do I really need to explain Mega Powers 2.0? 🙂

Shane’s Pick: The Ascension – Just to be contrary.

Derick’s Pick:  Curtis Axel & Macho Mandow- Wouldn’t that be the best thing EVER…. OF ALL TIME!?

Tamina & Naomi vs The Bella Twins

Robbie’s Pick: Tamina & Naomi – We haven’t seen Tamina in a long time so lets go with her team.

Shane’s Pick: Bellas

Derick’s Pick:  Tamina & Naomi – Nobody wins. Everybody loses.

 

Ok Guys! So here we are fresh off what many are considering a controversial Royal Rumble. While most don’t agree with the results of WWE’s annual event. Lets take a moment to see how our personal picks held up.

Derick – 5/6

Robbie – 4/6

Shane – 4/6

Starting off the new year very close. See you guys at Fast Lane as we continue onto the Road to Wrestlemania.

Ok Guys! I’m back! As you know I kinda slipped away from Wrestling over the past year and Shane has been carrying Kick Out at 2 by himself with his retro-journey back to WCW Nitro. As much as I have appreciated him carrying the torch in my absence, I figured it was time I returned to the site before he broke out the black spray paint can and attacked everything in site with three letter graffiti art.

What better way to make a return then with PPV Predictions returning at the beginning of a fresh year. Those of you that follow the site know the drill, so join as we share our thoughts and predictions on one of WWE’s most popular and anticipated events throughout the year.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Brock Lesnar vs John Cena vs Seth Rollins

Robbie’s Pick: Brock Lesnar – I’m going with the safe bet here and picking that Brock retains. I feel WWE wants to get the most out of him while they still have him under contract, especially if the rumors of him leaving in the near future are true. I’m going with Brock to headline Wrestlemania after ending The Undertaker’s Streak last year, it seems like the only logical choice. Now whether Seth Rollin’s cashes in immediately after the title match, now that’s a whole other scenario.

Shane’s Pick: Brock Lesnar – I’m not going to lie…I originally typed John Cena and then erased it.  This is a tough call for me, but I could see them using Brock’s Streak Killing Wrestlemania to build Roman’s year, so we’ll go with Brock.  Just know that I almost picked Cena, which really hurt me on a couple of different levels.  All I can say is that Ambrose better be involved in some way.  I want him to keep his promise that he’ll stop Rollins from winning the championship every time he tries.

Derick’s Pick: Brock Lesnar – Brock’s a beast. In the famous words of Stan Lee… “‘Nuff said.”

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos vs The Miz & Damien Mizdow

Robbie’s Pick: The Usos – It’s time for Damien Sandow to go back to being his own man. I see The Miz blaming Damien for losing and being unable to recapture the tag team gold. Later in the night Damien will complete his face turn by eliminating and turning on The Miz later in the Royal Rumble match.

Shane’s Pick: The Usos – Please put a rocket on Sandow and have him start stomping the ever loving crap out of Miz!  I want Sandow vs Miz at Mania!

Derick’s Pick: The Usos – Regretfully it will be The Usos. Honestly, Damien and The Miz should have EVERY Title in WWE. There…I said it!

The New Age Outlaws vs The Ascension

 

Robbie’s Pick: The Ascension – I find it funny that everyone is complaining that The Ascension were “buried” by older talent last week. Ummm, hello! That’s old school wrestling and the purpose of a reunion show. Yes, that night the Legends looked strong by taking out “the bad guys”, giving us a feel good moment, but The Ascension will pull out a victory here and will not lose a step after Monday’s run in with the WWE veterans.

Shane’s Pick: The New Age Outlaws – Robbie can find it funny all he wants, but The Ascension were harmed beyond repair in my opinion.  You bring two guys up and are trying to make them the new badass tag team on the block, then have them cut a weak ass promo, look like jokes and get taken out by a ring full of 50 year old men.  The right way to get heat on these guys would have been to have them destroy a few of the Legends and then get chased off by the numbers, but no, an announcer took them out.  I don’t care what he used to be…to the fans today, JBL is an announcer, and an announcer destroyed this tag team.  They may as well have the Outlaws go over and ship these guys back to NXT…their run in WWE has been ruined.

Derick’s Pick: The Ascension – 1999 Me wants to go with The New Age Outlaws but it’s 2015 now so I will just go with The Legion of Doom… wait, what year is it?

Natalya & Paige vs The Bellas

Robbie’s Pick: Natayla and Paige – I’m just now getting back into wrestling so lets not get too crazy looking for logic in a random Diva’s Match shall we?

Shane’s Pick: The Bellas – I’m don’t watch the current product anymore because it’s constantly 1996 up in my house (re-live it along with me with Kick Out At Nitro!) but is there only one babyface in this match?  Last I checked, Paige was a heel.  Natty manages a heel tag team…are there ANY babyfaces in this match?  Logic?  What?

Derick’s Pick: The Bellas – Picking them is 50/50 here because one of them is banging Cena. The other is always saying YES, thanks to Daniel Bryan. One guy who can’t win and one guy who won’t lose. Pooling advice from their significant others will make them an evenly balanced team.

Royal Rumble Pre-Show: The New Day vs Cesaro, Tyson Kidd & Adam Rose

Robbie’s Pick: The New Day – May as well go with the faces pulling out a win here to set the tone of the show. As much as I love Cesaro and would love to see him win I have to pick the new tag team that they are trying to push on us.

Shane’s Pick: The New Day – I really want to pick Cesaro, but I’m really against throwing two guys together and making them a tag team, especially when one of them should be in the upper mid card but isn’t because “I don’t know…maybe it’s because he’s Swiss…”  Dear Lord.  Anyway, at least The New Day have matching gear and look like a real team.  The other is three guys who WWE has no ideas for and I’m not supporting this kind of booking anymore. 

Derick’s Pick:  Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Adam Rose – I honestly didn’t know what The New Day was until Rob explained it to me. That’s terrible. I don’t care who else they are facing from here on in, I will always pick whoever they are fighting. God…STUPID! STUPID!

The Royal Rumble Match

Robbie’s Pick: Roman Reigns – At this point it’s hard not to pick him. With Brock vs Reigns having been talked about well before Brock won the title at Summerslam it pretty much has to happen. Daniel Bryan returning was something they didn’t take into consideration but would be an excellent alternative if they chose to not go the cookie cutter route. At the end of the day though I still think Reigns is who WWE currently favors and has plans for this Wrestlemania Season.

Shane’s Pick: Roman Reigns – Sorry, Daniel, but it’s time for Roman to look strong.  Is Roman ready…hell no.  Should it be someone else?  Yell yeah!  However, that hype train for Reigns has started up and it’s time to groom our new Cena.  Thing is, to me, this is as good a choice as any.  I can’t tell you anyone who SHOULD win the Rumble this year because none of it makes sense other than maybe Bryan trying to get his title back.

Derick’s Pick – Dean Ambrose – Creatively it would be handing him the keys to the kingdom and breathing some much needed fresh air into the title picture. Rollins vs Ambrose in the title picture? Please take my $9.99 a month, Hunter!

 

For the 3rd time since the creation of this site all of Kick Out at 2! Will be watching the PPV together. Joined with our new friends “The Gotham Gang” these PPV get togethers have turned into nothing short of hilarity,  moments of uncontrolled rage, massive freak outs, shout fest and just all around good times. Not to mention more wings then should legally be allowed under one roof. Anyway here is our picks for the worst placed PPV of the Year, The Elimination Chamber.

WWE Championship Match: The Rock vs CM Punk

Robbie’s Pick: CM Punk – This is without a doubt the most conflicted I have ever been during a feud for The WWE Championship.  The Rock hasn’t changed and I love that about him. However everything I love about him worked during his feud with John Cena but just isn’t working the same here with Punk. I’m sure they had big plans for Punk when he dropped the title but with The Undertaker 50/50 for Mania I see Punk getting his title back here tonight to set up Brock vs Rock. If not hopefully Punk will be added at Mania in a Triple Threat.

Shane’s Pick: – The Rock – You people have no idea how much it pains me to say that.  However, Rocky in the title picture at Mania makes money, so it’s happening.  I can only hope that Punk is also involved in the title match there as well.

Derick’s Pick: The Rock – Wrestlemania 29 “Twice in a Lifetime!” 😦

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio vs Big Show

Robbie’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio – I really don’t care anymore. I hope to God after the match Big Show lays out Alberto with a K.O. and Dolph better get his ass to the ring!

Shane’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio – Someone get me Ziggler, stat!

Derick’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio – Due to Mexican Shenanigans!

World Heavyweight Championship No. 1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match

Robbie’s Pick: Chris Jericho – Time for my boy to be back in the title picture and his feud with Ziggler to pick up where it left off 6 months ago.

Shane’s Pick: Randy Orton – Babyface chasing a heel Ziggler into Mania…sounds like a plan.

Derick’s Pick: Randy Orton

John Cena, Ryback & Sheamus vs. The Shield 

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus – I really hope not but they gotta keep their “golden boy” and Rumble Winner “looking Strong”. One question if The Shield are to stop the injustices within the WWE where the hell were they when Cena won the Rumble!?!?!?

Shane’s Pick: The Shield – By way of “The Sword”…Brock Lesnar!

Derick’s Pick: The Shield – I’m just not picking John Cena (Hulk Hogan Jr.) for anything the rest of the year.

WWE United States Championship Match: Antonio Cesaro vs. The Miz

Robbie’s Pick: Antonio Cesaro – The dude is just to much into his “I Love America so much I’m saving it from itself gimmick” I see The Miz possibly taking it from him when Ric Flair is in his corner. If Ric is there at the Chamber I can see Antonio dropping it at The Chamber. Ric will probably be there for The Miz at Mania and give him his first real “feel good” Wrestlemania Moment as a Face.

Shane’s Pick: Antonio Cesaro – Other than get his ass handed to him in beatdowns and various furniture tossing, what has Miz done lately?  Ceasro for the win.

Derick’s Pick: Antonio Cesaro – Am I supposed to do the double fist pump like he does when I choose him…What should I do with my hands!?!?!?

Divas Championship Match: Kaitlyn vs Tamina Snuka

Robbie’s Pick: Kaitlyn – Trish Stratus 2.0 will continue in her struggle to try to make the Diva’s Championship look relevant again. Good Luck with that.

Shane’s Pick: Kaitlyn – She’s been crammed down my throat enough to know who she is now, sadly.  Where’s Sara Del Rey again?

Derick’s Pick: Kaitlyn – Even though I still don’t know who the F*** she is! To add to Rob’s note, It would take every Diva from the 90’s to mid-2000’s returning at the same time to make that division relevant again.

Elimination Chamber Pre-Show Match: Brodus Clay & Tensai vs. Team Rhodes Scholars

Robbie’s Pick: Brodus Clay & Tensai – Rhodes Scholars breaks up and reunites for one night to win to a newly formed random Tag Team that WWE threw together. Not by any logic I have ever seen.

Shane’s Pick: Brodus Clay & Tensi – What now? 

Derick’s Pick:  Brodus Clay and Tensai –See this is what gets me. This is just a cluster-f*** of everything that I SHOULD like but can’t get into it. You have Brodus which I have loved from day one. You have Tensai rocking a Japanese gimmick but they dropped most of the elements that made it cool. Plain and simple I just don’t know if this will work long term for most people. There is only one place all this stuff and coexist and that is in my brain and well that folks…that’s just a place ain’t no body got time to visit… nor should you!

First and foremost I can not express the level of excitement that we here at Kick Out at 2! have for Sunday’s PPV!!! If you’re on this site you know how much we respect CM Punk and all of us have some degree of blood in our veins from “The Attitude Era” so seeing CM Punk vs The Rock is a real treat for us. Not to mention The Royal Rumble Match itself is the biggest match throughout the entire year! This Sunday will be Kick Out at 2’s PPV reunion meaning the first time we will all be watching live together since Night of Champions. With the addition of new friends and fans of CM Punk this is going to be nothing short of an awesome gathering! So lets get our picks out of the way and start a new year of PPV Predictions here at Kick Out at 2.

WWE Championship Match: CM Punk vs. The Rock

Robbie’s Pick: The Rock – In the words of J.R. “Good God Almighty, This one here is gonna be a Slobberknocker folks!!” This is the most conflicted I have been for a match ever! The old school fan in me wants nothing more than for The Rock to become a 10 Time World Champion. On the other hand CM Punk, who will have held the title 434 Days Sunday, has been on the role of a life time. He has single handedly brought the much needed prestige back to the title and made it, along with The WWE, relevant again. I’m a huge fan of both guys so I will enjoy this match regardless of who wins. I want to say Punk will remain Champion but my gut tells me Rocky will be holding that title high once the smoke clears from what I’m sure will go down to be one of my favorite matches ever.

Shane’s Pick: – CM Punk – I may be wrong, but there’s a lot of me that sees this run with The Rock as “legitimizing Punk” as opposed to just putting the belt on Rock so that Cena can win it at the Rumble.  Right now, I have about ten different scenarios that could play out of the Rumble and into Mania that all include Punk, Rock and Cena, but for the life of me, I just don’t really see Punk losing the belt until Wrestlemania.

Derick’s Pick: The Rock – As much as it pains me to see CM Punk lose if it’s going to happen The Rock is the right choice. Punk has beaten everyone on the roster and The Rock is the most logical choice and something extremely fresh that RAW has needed. This could very well go down as being one of the biggest matches of Punk’s career. As a long time fan these are 2 of the very best and like everyone else I’m just enjoying this feud. At the same time I do find it a bit unsettling that Punk’s 434 day regin could very well be ended by a guy who has only Wrestled 2 matches in the last 7 years. Than again this could be part of what makes this so intriguing.

World Heavyweight Championship Last man Standing Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show

Robbie’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio – I guess WWE didnt have the faith in The Big Show to headline going into Wrestlemania, which is understandable. Don’t get me wrong I respect the big man and his accomplishments but Show shines in gimmick matches but isn’t really known for long quality matches. Dropping the title to ADR on Smackdown just goes to show that Vince wants to give Alberto the push that has been on hold for some time now. Alberto is back where he should be on Smackdown with the title he should have won in the first place. I guess they didn’t want Show to look weak by having MITB cashed in on him twice so hopefully Ziggler vs Alberto Del Rio is something I think I can enjoy in the coming months.

Shane’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio – From what I’ve been reading, ADR is their guy right now going into Mania, and it makes sense to build up a babyface champion so that Dolph can heel his way into the title run.

Derick’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio – I think something is up with The Big Show. He’s injured, ready to leave or pissed someone off. I thought they were gonna give Show a Mark Henry type run with Big Gold but apparently not. “Somebody’s Gonna get their ass kicked…somebody’s gonna get their wig split…” Sorry I mentioned Mark Henry so I gotta do this. “Beat ’em up, beat ’em up, break his neck, break his neck…..”

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Team Hell No! vs The Rhodes Scholars

Robbie’s Pick: Team Hell No! – Honestly I love both teams but I want Team Hell No! to do with the WWE Tag Team Championships what CM Punk has done for the WWE Championship. I want these guys to set a record and make the ugliest belts WWE has ever used prestigious as hell! (pun intended) I would love to see this team go on for a long time. I would have them successfully defend those belts for as long as possible to the point it gets ridiculous. I think once the group start to break up a story should be worked in where they hate each other so much they are purposely trying to loose the titles to get away from each other but simply can’t due to various reasons in each match. I think it would be a funny way to wrap this story up and give them both a nice accomplishment with a more than solid title reign.

Shane’s Pick: Team Hell No! – I’ m sorry, but Team Rhodes Scholars still just reeks of “throwing two guys together” instead of a tag team right now.  I know that is odd to say when they’re against another random pair, but Kane & Bryan have had a good run here lately and have a backstory and history.  Rhodes and Sandow work well together, but they’re still not a team in my mind.

Derick’s Pick: Team Hell No! – This will probably be the last time I pick Hell No to win. Rhodes Scholars are working pretty well together and had they not been split for a few weeks due to Cody’s injury I think they would have already won the titles by now. Kane and Daniel Bryan have been hilarious but its time we get D-Bry back in the main title picture again.

The Royal Rumble Match

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – Good grief it hurts my souls to pick him as to who I think will win this thing. If Rock wins the title Cena wins the Rumble no doubt about it. We don’t need Rock vs Cena II but it will probably happen. Ryback would be the logical choice as a move to Smackdown and a quest for The World Heavyweight Championship would be the thing to boost his character back up after months of subpar booking. Dolph is my ideal choice though. Could you imagine him fighting for the title at Wrestlemania, losing the match but seconds later cashing in. Being able to brag he competed in 2 World Title matches at the same Wrestlemania and walked out Champion would be something awesome to add to the arrogance of his character. I would love any of the last 2 scenarios but sadly I see Cena winning this again…cause yeah he needs that at this point in his career. *rolls eyes*

Shane’s Pick: Ryback – The money’s on Cena, no doubt about it, but WWE has actually been putting Cena in high profile “he’s gonna get a title shot” moments and then pulling the rug out from under him for the last year.  Take Raw 1000, the TLC match from last month…I think we’re going to put some money into Ryback this year, so this is where I’m going.

Derick’s Pick: John Cena – I just threw up a little in my mouth at the thought of this. Unfortunately the Rumble has Cena in it so it will be like a normal match involving him. You will see everyone’s talents showcased only to take a back seat to John Cena “Overcoming the odds!” My God after after 10 years and 12 World Title Reigns are the odds really against this fool anymore? F***’s sake WWE, The Rumble Match hasn’t even happened and you have already pissed me off. GO F*** YOURSELF CENA!

WWE U.S. Championship Match: Antonio Cesaro vs The Miz

Robbie’s Pick: Antonio Cesaro  – I like The Miz and where they are going with his face turn and alignment with Ric Flair but I want Antonio to keep his title for awhile longer.  The fact this is happening on the pre-show and not the actual PPV does sadden me. The pre-show should be whatever random match the throw in that isn’t advertised. Something tells me we will be slipping back into that for at least one match on this PPV.

Shane’s Pick: The Miz – They’re gonna do something to piss me off, I just know it, and this is probably going to be it.

Derick’s Pick: Antonio Cesaro – It’s the beginning of a feud and Antiono was made to look like a fool in front of Flair. His in ring ability will speak for itself to show just how serious this dude can be.

**The Dark Match**

This is a custom made video I stumbled on on YouTube uploaded by N2074. Perfect Editing with the intense promos between Rock and Punk.  Some of the comments say it’s biased towards Punk but honestly there is more recent material to work with from Punk than The Rock. Nevertheless it’s an amazing video and gets the emotion across of the magnitude of this match. Enjoy