Rasslin’ Roundtable for WWE Battleground 2017 PPV

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Punjabi Prison match for the WWE Championship

Jinder Mahal (c) (with Sunil Singh and Samir Singh) vs. Randy Orton

Michael – I am so sick of this feud. I dislike both guys. I dislike the stipulation. This needs a dislike button.
Winner: Mahal, I guess

Widro – I’m hoping that this is the end of the Jinder/Randy issue!
Winner: Mahal

WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and/or Xavier Woods)

Michael – While I would like to see the Usos hold onto the belts here, I figure they will make the switch to try to milk more out of the New Day.
Winner: New Day

Widro – I think the Usos will continue to reign until a possible Summerslam title change in Brooklyn.
Winner: Usos

Flag match

John Cena vs. Rusev

Michael – God, not that nationalistic shot again. I was tired of Cena versus Rusev the first time they did this feud. So many different scenarios to use Rusev (do they realize his former sidekick is the champion?) and they go boring with another Cena match. Ugh.
Winner: Cena, of course.

Widro – Hard to see Rusev winning here.
Winner: Cena

Fatal 5-Way elimination match to determine the #1 contender for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam

Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Tamina vs. Lana

Michael – Boring, lazy booking. They took last month’s match and made it worse. No ladders and replacing Carmella with Lana. Yawn.
Winner: Charlotte Flair (why not)

Widro – I think the big match for Summerslam would have to be Becky or Charlotte.
Winner: Becky Lynch

WWE United States Championship

AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens

Michael – This is the only interesting match on the card for me. It’s for the wrong title, but so be it. They are already hinting at the next challengers for Styles, so the outcome should be easy to predict.
Winner: AJ Styles

Widro – They just put the title on Styles, I don’t think it’s going back, should be match of the night.
Winner: Styles

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin

Michael – Weird match. Nakamura has been booked strong. Corbin has the MITB briefcase. It doesn’t make much sense for either man to lose heat, so I guess Nakamura gets the win after a hard fought match.
Winner: Nakamura

Widro – I hope Nakamura can get something out of Baron here.
Winner: Nakamura

Kickoff Show Match

Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English

Michael – English gets a raw deal and deserves better. But the crowds love Tye for some reason.
Winner: Dillinger

Widro – Yikes, huge jobber match on a PPV.
Winner: Dillinger

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