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2019 WWE PPV Prediction League

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Welcome back to the WWE PPV Prediction League. After the success of the last couple of years, I think it's time we try another year. westcoastfifer is going into 2019 as our defending champion. For anyone that doesn't know, we'll be following the league format where every score will count towards your end total. We did predictions for 15 events in 2018. I imagine it'll be roughly the same this year, hopefully the schedule isn't too demanding so that we can all keep up with it. There can only be one champion once we've reached the end of the year after the final PPV. Looking for a full calendar year worth of commitment from you all once again. This would only include popping into the thread to place your predictions just before a PPV. You are competing against your fellow wrestling fanatics and if you stick it out to the end and become the champion, not only will you have the bragging rights as the top boy/girl in The Wrestling Forum.... You will also get to choose a charity for myself to donate £20 to and the first pick of a number for the 2020 Royal Rumble Pool, assuming Lyle Lanley will still be around to run it! 

Our previous winners are:

2018 - westcoastfifer

2017 - SamuraiJock

Rules / Need To Knows

  • Posting predictions does not require a PM, must be posted in the thread as this is how it's always been.
  • Predictions must be in by Noon on Saturday (unless stated otherwise).
  • PM's will be sent out to participants as reminders to post predictions in time.
  • Late entries will receive a point deduction for that PPV. -2 for normal predictions. -1 for a solo NXT Takeover show.
  • Each PPV's match listing (+ any bonus questions) will be posted by myself on the Wednesday morning after the go-home SmackDown Live has aired.
  • Leaderboard SHOULD be updated the day after each PPV.
  • Each correct answer will be worth 1 point. If a prediction requires more than 1 selection, it will be 1 point per correct selection.
  • If a match on the predictions list that was never made official by WWE and was speculation by myself, ends up not happening, that match will now be void.
  • Any matches announced after the match listing has been posted in the thread will not be included in the predictions.

Crown Jewel

Mansoor vs Cesaro.  Match result  -  

20 man battle royal (winner faces AJ Syles later).  Match result  -  

AJ Styles (C) vs Battle royal winner for the WWE United States Championship.  Match result  -  

Tag team turmoil match to determine World Cup winner and crown the Best Tag Team in the World.  Match result  -  

Braun Strowman vs Tyson Fury.  Match result  -  

Team Hogan vs Team Flair.  Match result  -  

Seth Rollins (C) vs "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in a Falls Count Anywhere match for the WWE Universal Championship.  Match result  -  

Brock Lesnar (C) vs Cain Velasquez for the WWE Championship.  Match result  -  

 

There are potentially 8 points up for grabs here. Predictions to be in by 10PM on Wednesday October 30th. Any late entries will receive a -2 start for the PPV. Good luck everyone!

 

Leaderboard

1. JamieStevenson (88+9) = 97

2. bernardblack (79+8) = 87

     Lyle Lanley (81+6) = 87

4. cdisaaccie (77+9) = 86     

     SamuraiJock ((79-2)+9) = 86

6. Scotty Tunbridge (78+7) = 85

     westcoastfifer ((78-2)+9) = 85

8.  BWAClyde (77+7) = 84

      FifeArab (77+7) = 84

10. forameus (75+7) = 82

      Jeff Venom (74+8) = 82

12. CEMSFC (69+8) = 77

13. Andrew Wells* (68+7) = 75

14. Yonas ((65-2+7)) = 70

15. Christophe (DNP) = 61

16. DavidMcG (DNP) = 53

17.  Dave1975 (DNP) = 18

 

*Andrew Wells FKA Warren Mears

Edited by JamieStevenson

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Welcome back everyone I'd like to go over a few things and get some input from you guys as well.

This year the double points boost will not be back. It was an interesting experiment for 2018 but probably didn't land as well as I thought it would and if used badly basically put you out of the running right away. So you'll be glad to know we're back to just straight predictions with the occasional bonus questions thrown in as well.

For now things will remain the same in terms of sending out the match listings and predictions to be in by Noon on Saturday. I'm aware that SmackDown Live is moving to Friday nights in the latter part of 2019. That's something that'll need to be addressed nearer the time as I'm not sure how that'll impact us yet. If they start announcing matches on go-home shows we may unfortunately have to revert back to predictions being in by the Kickoff Show. Which I understand is frustrating as by then a fair amount of people will have seen spoilers or odds for the matches.

Are we still happy with playing for charity? Or should we perhaps open it up to stuff like £20 Amazon gift vouchers or whatever sort of vouchers you want as well?

I know we also did a poll back in 2017 enquiring about the inclusion of NXT Takeover shows in predictions which had the majority not wanting it to be included. Is it time to add them in? I know there are a few that don't really watch NXT or perhaps don't want it included as we're already doing a lot of predictions as it is.

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Glad the points boost is gone. I totally cocked that up last year.

Would prefer to lose my money to charity than Amazon

I'd happily predict the NXT takeover shows as well - and anyone not watching NXT takeovers is doing something wrong

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Takeovers are a good idea since they are on PPV weekends. Predicting a few more matches on the usual prediction weekend doesn't seem like a big problem.

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As it stands looks like we're still playing for charity only which is great and we'll be including Takeovers. Absolutely not doing UK Takeovers though. 

Still time to vote on the polls if you haven't already.

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NXT TakeOver: Phoenix

Tommaso Ciampa (C) vs Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.  Match Result  -  

Shayna Baszler (C) vs Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  

The Undisputed Era (C) vs War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championship.  Match Result  -  

Ricochet (C) vs Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship.  Match Result  -  

Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno.  Match Result  -  

 

Royal Rumble

Rusev (C) vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE United States Championship.  Match Result  -  

Buddy Murphy (C) vs Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto vs Hideo Itami for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  Match Result  -  

The Bar (C) vs The Miz and Shane McMahon for the WWE SmackDown Championship.  Match Result  -  

Ronda Rousey (C) vs Sasha Banks for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  

Asuka vs Becky Lynch (C) for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  

Daniel Bryan (C) vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.  Match Result  -  

Brock Lesnar (C) vs Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.  Match Result  -  

 

2019 Women's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  

Person with most eliminations  -  

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  

 

2019 Men's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  

Person with most eliminations  -  

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  

 

There are 20 points up for grabs here. Predictions to be in by Noon on Saturday. Any late entries will receive a -2 start for the PPV. Good luck everyone!

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I'm not expecting any other matches to be announced but if something happens on SmackDown I'll just edit it in.

As for the Surprise / unannounced entrants these obviously have to be someone not on the confirmed listings (which can be found in the RR thread or on RR wiki etc). There's a slight chance they might announce a few more names in the lead up to the Rumble so it might be worth holding off on those picks until a little later. Basically if your pick isn't officially announced to be in the Rumble by Saturday Noon then you're in the clear.

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f**k it, I'll get back involved this year after missing quite a few last time around.  Can't wait to see how far down I'll finish.

 

NXT TakeOver: Phoenix

Tommaso Ciampa (C) vs Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.  Match Result  -  Tommaso Ciampa

Shayna Baszler (C) vs Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Shayna Baszler

The Undisputed Era (C) vs War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championship.  Match Result  -  War Raiders

Ricochet (C) vs Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship.  Match Result  -  Johnny Gargano

Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno.  Match Result  -  Matt Riddle

 

Royal Rumble

Rusev (C) vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE United States Championship.  Match Result  -  Rusev

Buddy Murphy (C) vs Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto vs Hideo Itami for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  Match Result  -  Buddy Murphy

The Bar (C) vs The Miz and Shane McMahon for the WWE SmackDown Championship.  Match Result  -  MizMahon

Ronda Rousey (C) vs Sasha Banks for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Ronda Rousey

Asuka (C) vs Becky Lynch for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Asuka

Daniel Bryan (C) vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.  Match Result  -  Daniel Bryan

Brock Lesnar (C) vs Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.  Match Result  -  Finn Balor

 

2019 Women's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Becky Lynch

Person with most eliminations  -  Charlotte

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Bayley

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Toni Storm

 

2019 Men's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Seth Rollins

Person with most eliminations  -  Drew McIntyre

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Seth Rollins

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  EC3

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NXT TakeOver: Phoenix

Tommaso Ciampa (C) vs Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.  Match Result  -  Tomasso Ciampa

Shayna Baszler (C) vs Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Shayna Baszler

The Undisputed Era (C) vs War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championship.  Match Result  -  War Raiders

Ricochet (C) vs Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship.  Match Result  -  Ricochet

Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno.  Match Result  -  Matt Riddle

 

Royal Rumble

Rusev (C) vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE United States Championship.  Match Result  -  Rusev

Buddy Murphy (C) vs Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto vs Hideo Itami for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  Match Result  -  Buddy Murphy

The Bar (C) vs The Miz and Shane McMahon for the WWE SmackDown Championship.  Match Result  -  The Miz and Shane McMahon

Ronda Rousey (C) vs Sasha Banks for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Ronda Rousey

Asuka vs Becky Lynch (C) for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Asuka

Daniel Bryan (C) vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.  Match Result  -  Daniel Bryan

Brock Lesnar (C) vs Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.  Match Result  -  Brock Lesnar

 

2019 Women's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  - Charlotte

Person with most eliminations  -  Nia Jax

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Bayley

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Lita

 

2019 Men's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  - Becky Lynch

Person with most eliminations  -  Drew McIntyre

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Seth Rollins

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Becky Lynch 

 

Edited by CEMSFC
Changing predictions

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NXT TakeOver: Phoenix

Tommaso Ciampa (C) vs Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.  Match Result  -  Ciampa

Shayna Baszler (C) vs Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Baszler

The Undisputed Era (C) vs War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championship.  Match Result  -  T U E

Ricochet (C) vs Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship.  Match Result  -  Rico

Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno.  Match Result  -  Oh NO

 

Royal Rumble

Rusev (C) vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE United States Championship.  Match Result  -  Rusev

Buddy Murphy (C) vs Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto vs Hideo Itami for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  Match Result  -  Kalisto

The Bar (C) vs The Miz and Shane McMahon for the WWE SmackDown Championship.  Match Result  -  Tjhe Bar

Ronda Rousey (C) vs Sasha Banks for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Ronda

Asuka vs Becky Lynch (C) for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Becky

Daniel Bryan (C) vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.  Match Result  -  Daniel Bryan

Brock Lesnar (C) vs Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.  Match Result  -  Boring Brock

 

2019 Women's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Tamina

Person with most eliminations  -  Nia Jax

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Bayley

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Lita

 

2019 Men's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Drew McIntyre

Person with most eliminations  -  Drew McIntyre

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Dolph Ziggler

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Undertaker

Edited by Yonas

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Tommaso Ciampa (C) vs Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.  Match Result  -  Tommaso Ciampa

Shayna Baszler (C) vs Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Bianca Belair

The Undisputed Era (C) vs War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championship.  Match Result  -  Undisputed Era

Ricochet (C) vs Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship.  Match Result  -  Johnny Gargano

Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno.  Match Result  -  Matt Riddle

 

Royal Rumble

Rusev (C) vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE United States Championship.  Match Result  -  Rusev

Buddy Murphy (C) vs Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto vs Hideo Itami for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  Match Result  -  Hideo Itami

The Bar (C) vs The Miz and Shane McMahon for the WWE SmackDown Championship.  Match Result  -  The Bar

Ronda Rousey (C) vs Sasha Banks for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Ronda Rousey

Asuka vs Becky Lynch (C) for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  No Contest - Asuka remains champion

Daniel Bryan (C) vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.  Match Result  -  AJ Styles

Brock Lesnar (C) vs Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.  Match Result  -  Finn Balor

 

2019 Women's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Charlotte Flair/Becky Lynch tie

Person with most eliminations  -  Charlotte Flair

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Charlotte Flair

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Becky Lynch

 

2019 Men's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Seth Rollins

Person with most eliminations  - Drew McIntyre

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Seth Rollins

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Lars Sullivan

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@JamieStevenson as i've predicted a tied finish in the women's rumble, can you confirm no-one who predicts Charlotte or Becky would also get a point in that scenario? Otherwise i'm as well just picking one or the other

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[mention=34621]JamieStevenson[/mention] as i've predicted a tied finish in the women's rumble, can you confirm no-one who predicts Charlotte or Becky would also get a point in that scenario? Otherwise i'm as well just picking one or the other
Surely if it was a tie they'd send them both back in again as there has to be a winner. But yeah sure if it somehow ends as a tie only you can have the point for that.

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NXT TakeOver: Phoenix

Tommaso Ciampa vs Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.  Match Result  -  

Shayna Baszler vs Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  

The Undisputed Era vs War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championship.  Match Result  -  

Ricochet vs Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship.  Match Result  -  

Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno.  Match Result  -  

 

Royal Rumble

Rusev vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE United States Championship.  Match Result  -  

Buddy Murphy vs Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto vs Hideo Itami for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  Match Result  -  

The Bar vs The Miz and Shane McMahon for the WWE SmackDown Championship.  Match Result  -  

Ronda Rousey vs Sasha Banks for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  

Asuka vs Becky Lynch for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  

Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.  Match Result  -  

Brock Lesnar vs Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.  Match Result  -  

 

2019 Women's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  

Person with most eliminations  -  

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  

 

2019 Men's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  

Person with most eliminations  -  

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  

 

There are 20 points up for grabs here. Predictions to be in by Noon on Saturday. Any late entries will receive a -2 start for the PPV. Good luck everyone!

 

Tommaso Ciampa vs Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.  Match Result  -  ciampa

 

Shayna Baszler vs Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  baszler

 

The Undisputed Era vs War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championship.  Match Result  - war raiders

  

Ricochet vs Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship.  Match Result  -  ricochet

 

Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno.  Match Result  -  Matt riddle

 

Rusev vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE United States Championship.  Match Result  -  Rusey

 

Buddy Murphy vs Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto vs Hideo Itami for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  Match Result  -  buddy Murphy

 

The Bar vs The Miz and Shane McMahon for the WWE SmackDown Championship.  Match Result  -  Miz and Shane

 

Ronda Rousey vs Sasha Banks for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Rousey

 

Asuka vs Becky Lynch for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  asuka

 

Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.  Match Result  -  Bryan

 

Brock Lesnar vs Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.  Match Result  -  Balor

 

2019 Women's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Charlotte

 

Person with most eliminations  -  nia jax

 

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Bayley

 

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Torrie Wilson

 

2019 Men's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Rollins

 

Person with most eliminations  -  Drew

 

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Rollins

 

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Becky Lynch

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, JamieStevenson said:
8 hours ago, Christophe said:
[mention=34621]JamieStevenson[/mention] as i've predicted a tied finish in the women's rumble, can you confirm no-one who predicts Charlotte or Becky would also get a point in that scenario? Otherwise i'm as well just picking one or the other

Surely if it was a tie they'd send them both back in again as there has to be a winner. But yeah sure if it somehow ends as a tie only you can have the point for that.

Thinking of a Luther/Hart style finish being called a draw and both going on to a Wrestlemania title shot.

Edited by Christophe

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Tommaso Ciampa (C) vs Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.  Match Result  -  Tommaso Ciampa

Shayna Baszler (C) vs Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Shayna Baszler

The Undisputed Era (C) vs War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championship.  Match Result  -  Undisputed Era

Ricochet (C) vs Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship.  Match Result  -  Ricochet

Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno.  Match Result  -  Matt Riddle

Royal Rumble

Rusev (C) vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE United States Championship.  Match Result  -  Rusev

Buddy Murphy (C) vs Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto vs Hideo Itami for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  Match Result  -  Hideo Itami

The Bar (C) vs The Miz and Shane McMahon for the WWE SmackDown Championship.  Match Result  -  The Bar

Ronda Rousey (C) vs Sasha Banks for the WWE Raw Women's Championship.  Match Result  -  Ronda Rousey

Asuka (C) vs Becky Lynch  for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.  Match Result  - Becky Lynch

Daniel Bryan (C) vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.  Match Result  -  Daniel Bryan

Brock Lesnar (C) vs Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship.  Match Result  -  Brock Lesnar

 

2019 Women's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Charlotte Flair

Person with most eliminations  -  Nia Jax

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Naomi

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Io Shirai

2019 Men's Royal Rumble match:

Match winner  -  Seth Rollins

Person with most eliminations  - Drew McIntyre

Iron man (lasts the longest)  -  Andrade 'Cien' Almas 

Surprise / unannounced entrant  -  Otis Dozovic

Edited by SamuraiJock

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