Posts Tagged ‘WWE Tag Team Championships’

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!

 

This is a very cool PPV for 2 reasons. Not only is The Hell in a Cell Match an incredible structure but Kick Out at 2’s own Shane Dalton will be in attendance live for the PPV this Sunday! With Shawn Micahels being in the mix for The WWE Championship Match and Shane attending the event Sunday is going to be a pretty exciting night for us here on the site.

WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match: Randy Orton vs Daniel Bryan. Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels

Robbie’s Pick: Triple H – For some reason I see Daniel Bryan picking up the win here. Triple H being livid that Daniel Bryan has yet again won The WWE Championship despite his best efforts to keep the strap off him. Trips will immediately order Shawn to start a new match. Let’s face it John Cena and Triple H are both currently 13 time World Champions. Cena is defeating Alberto and Triple H’s ego isn’t going to let Cena pass his own personal record.

Shane’s Pick: Randy Orton – As much as I’d love to see Bryan pick up the win here, it’s just not going to happen at this point in time, I feel.  Whether it’s a Big Show swerve or an HBK swerve, I just have a feeling something is going to happen that will keep me from “Yes!-ing” along with Bryan at the end of this PPV.

Derick’s Pick: Daniel BryanNothing else seems legitimate. Bryan has had a World title and a WWE title reign. Total combined days of his reign? 2 days. Keep playing hot potato with the title and the legitimacy that Punk built gets kissed good-bye. Put it on Bryan and LEAVE it on Bryan.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio 

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I can’t believe I’m actually excited for Cena to be returning but The World Heavyweight Championship needs to be relevant again. If anything Cena holding it and hopefully facing Daniel Bryan in a future WWE/World Title Unification match would be awesome.

Shane’s Pick: John Cena – I REALLY hope this happens.  I know that we’re kind of hard on Cena around these parts, but the World Heavyweight title scene has been stale to me for a very long time and this would definitely shake it up.  Plus, it gives Cena the opportunity to really help push Damien Sandow when that time comes, so, I think it’s definitely best for business that Johnny boy show up and win the belt.  Plus…I’ve never seen a title change live, and I really wanna!

Derick’s Pick: John Cena – Due to people and children reading our articles, I can’t say what I really wanna say. So I’m shutting up now. I just…. Hate it. STUPID!!!

Hell in a Cell Handicap Match: CM Punk vs Ryback & Paul Heyman

Robbie’s Pick: CM Punk – I’m not betting against Punk. This is the time he gets his hands on Paul Heyman

Shane’s Pick: CM Punk – I have a feeling this will finally be the end of this run.  We’ll see.

Derick’s Pick: CM Punk – As much as I like this feud, I think the finality is in the near future. Especially if Bryan wins tonight. Build in IWC dream match, this time spread over months.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Rhodes Brothers vs The Usos vs The Shield

Robbie’s Pick: The Rhodes Brothers – It kinda sucks The Usos kinda got their No. 1 Contendership Opportunity crapped on but Goldust being in the mix with WWE Gold around his waist is nothing but…..good for business.

Shane’s Pick: The Shield – I may be wrong, but I see the Rhodes Brothers having the belts as just a way to get them to this match.  

Derick’s Pick: The Rhodes Brothers – You guys know me. I shouldn’t even have to answer this!! Goldust is back, and looking better than ever!!!


WWE Diva’s Championship Match: AJ Lee vs Brie Bella

Robbie’s Pick: AJ Lee – If it was a sure thing Daniel bryan was going to win The WWE Championship I’d say Brie Bella for sure. I just dont think this is the case just yet. Plus AJ is awesome!

Shane’s Pick: AJ Lee – Brie is going to get it eventually…I just don’t think it’s now.

Derick’s Pick:  AJ Lee – I just don’t care. Really, I don’t. I FINALLY figure out who Kaitlyn is, and now she isn’t booked?!? Rob said I HAVE to pick one.

WWE Intercontiential Championship Match: Curtis Axel vs Big E. Langston

Robbie’s Pick: Big E. Langston – Curtis will somehow get into The Hell in a Cell Match and Big E. will solidify his new role as a face by becoming the New Intercontinental Champion and helping Punk get his hands on Paul Heyman.

Shane’s Pick: Big E Langston – I really want this to happen.  It’s time for Big E to really bust out and this is a great way for that to begin.

Derick’s Pick – Big E. Langston – Big guy has one hell of a push, and there’s no reason to slow RybLack down now. Black Lesnar is on FIRE!!! Plus, his logo was stolen from Food Lion. It’s true. Damn true.

Current Standings after WWE Battleground.

1) Derick 53/70

2) Robbie 51/70

2) Shane 45/70

Kick Out at 2’s PPV Predictions for WWE’s newest PPV Battleground.

WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs Daniel Bryan

Robbie’s Pick: Daniel Bryan

Shane’s Pick: Randy Orton – I just don’t see Bryan getting it back this quickly.  I’d love to see him take it back later this month at Hell in a Cell when I’m there live, so maybe this is just wishful thinking.

Derick’s Pick: Randy Orton

World Heavyweight Championship Match: RVD vs. Alberto Del Rio 

Robbie’s Pick: RVD

Shane’s Pick: RVD – I’m going out on a limb here, but I figure they’ll finally give it to RVD if only for a month.

Derick’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio

CM Punk vs Ryback

Robbie’s Pick: CM Punk

Shane’s Pick: Ryback – They’re going to drag this Punk/Heyman stuff out for a while, so no reason to blow it off tonight.

Derick’s Pick: CM Punk

Curtis Axel vs R-Truth

Robbie’s Pick: Curtis Axel

Shane’s Pick: R-Truth – I hate to be the negative one, but I feel this Axel ship has sailed.  Let R-Truth have a little run and let’s see where that goes.

Derick’s Pick: Curtis Axel

The Rhodes Family vs The Shield

Robbie’s Pick: The Rhodes Family

Shane’s Pick: The Shield

Derick’s Pick:  The Rhodes Family

Kofi Kingston vs Bray Wyatt

Robbie’s Pick: Bray Wyatt

Shane’s Pick: Bray Wyatt – This match is happening?  This is why 2 PPVs in a month is bad…stuff just gets thrown together haphazardly.

Derick’s Pick – Bray Wyatt

WWE Diva’s Championship Match: AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella

Robbie’s Pick: AJ Lee

Shane’s Pick: AJ Lee

Derick’s Pick:  AJ Lee

Dolph Ziggler vs Damien Sandow

Robbie’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler

Shane’s Pick: Damien Sandow – Zigglypuff has pissed off someone so I don’t see that letting up right now.

Derick’s Pick:  Damien Sandow

Santino & The Great Khali vs The Real Americans

Robbie’s Pick: The Real Americans

Shane’s Pick: The Real Americans

Derick’s Pick:  The Real Americans

Time for WWE Night of Champions. The first WWE PPV under the new regime of the Power Hungry and Super Heels Triple H and Randy Orton…or is this now called Night of Business?  Well any way here are our picks because “at the end of the day…” isn’t that what all this is about.

WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs Daniel Bryan

Robbie’s Pick: Randy Orton – I have been screaming for them to do something with Randy Orton and now that he is a heel again he is back in the role that he should be. Bryan not being Champion does sucks especially after the way he had the title quickly ripped away from him mere moments after achieving his ultimate goal. It’s making for compelling television and right now I see it remaining the classic tale of baby face chasing the perfect heel.

Shane’s Pick: Randy Orton – I don’t see the belt coming off of Randy until maybe Survivor Series if he’s going to lose it at all before Wrestlemania.  This one’s definitely going Orton’s way.

Derick’s Pick: Randy Orton

World Heavyweight Championship Match: RVD vs. Alberto Del Rio 

Robbie’s Pick: RVD – Alberto Del Rio has just become boring for me. I love the Cross-arm Breaker that he does and how vicious he makes it look and his skills as an in ring performer are top notch. I just think his character isn’t clicking with the fans. Face or Heel. I don’t think he is getting the reaction WWE would like him to have. I feel RVD winning the World Heavyweight Championship would validate not only his return but his overall career as well.

Shane’s Pick: ADR – I see Ricardo turning on RVD and giving us another month of ADR as champion.

Derick’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio

CM Punk vs Curtis Axel

Robbie’s Pick: CM Punk – I always get aggravated when The World Heavyweight Championship isn’t the 2nd main focus of the PPV. Sadly enough that seems to be happening more and more as of late but it’s no surprise this match has taken 2nd billing on the PPV. Aside from the Triple H and the COO Authority role this has been the story everyone has focused on. Punk needs to get his retribution on Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar and I feel this is the time it will happen. Now how will Punk, Heyman, Axel and Brock will eventually fall into this story after this PPV? It will be interesting to see how Triple H’s authority effects the Best in The World and The Paul Heyman Guys when the lines start to get drawn.

Shane’s Pick: CM Punk – I think that Axel’s run with Heyman is coming to an end sometime soon, so why not have it come at the cost of Axel opening the door for Heyman to get his ass kicked by Punk?

Derick’s Pick: CM Punk

Dean Ambrose vs Dolph Ziggler

Robbie’s Pick: Dean Ambrose – Poor, poor Dolph. What have you done and who did you piss off? 😦

Shane’s Pick: Dean Ambrose – Should be an amazing match!  Wish it had a bit more of a build up, but this one has the possibility of stealing the show.  If the rumors are to be believed, maybe in the future Dolph will be a bit more reigned in when giving interviews on the subject of Randy Orton.

Derick’s Pick: Dean Ambrose

WWE Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match

Robbie’s Pick: The Prime Time Players – Time for Titus O’Neil to be wearing some gold!

Shane’s Pick: Antonio & Swagger –  Time for Antonio to be wearing some gold…again!

Derick’s Pick:  The Prime Time Players

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Shield vs ????

Robbie’s Pick: The Shield – I’m guessing that since they are Triple H’s “bodyguards” the entire group of The Shield will keep their respective titles to look like a strong threat to anyone opposing “The New Corporation” I had originally thought they had hit a wall as far as creative goes for The Shield but having them teamed with Triple H and Orton will open up more story-lines for them and establish more baby-face teams to chase the titles.

Shane’s Pick: The Shield – There’s no build up anywhere when it comes to this match, so if the tag belts are going to be switched, I’d rather have it mean something than be hot-shotted around to an opponent picked that night!

Derick’s Pick – The Shield

WWE Diva’s Championship Match: AJ Lee vs. Natalya vs. Brie Bella vs. Naomi

Robbie’s Pick: AJ Lee – Please AJ, just focus on working with Natayla and save this division. #PipebombShell

Shane’s Pick: Natalya – I would LOVE to say AJ, but I have a feeling that the end of next season of Total Divas needs a feel good wrap up 😦

Derick’s Pick:  AJ Lee