After a successful trip overseas in Saudi Arabia earlier this year in April that netted a huge pay day for the WWE, they’re looking to duplicate that success with another big show in a foreign country — this time, Australia.
Titled “Super Show Down”, the WWE will be hosting their event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday. The venue can house a crowd north of 100,000. The card is filled with numerous big names, including Triple H, The Undertaker, and John Cena.
Which superstars will reign supreme on this big stage?
Match Card and Predictions
Asuka and Naomi +115 vs. The Iiconics -155
Since her loss at WrestleMania 34, the WWE has seemingly just given up on the Asuka experiment. In all honesty, what made her unique was the undefeated allure, and without that, she isn’t anything all that special. Naomi is a talented athlete, but other than that and her sparkling entrance, again, she has a very limited character.
And yeah, sure, the same can be said about The Iiconics. Hell, we could say that about a lot of wrestlers on this roster. However, not only do the Iiconics lack a character, they’re really not the safest of workers.
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With that said, there have been rumblings in the past about launching a Women’s Tag Team division, something that hasn’t been around since The Glamour Girls in 1988, and due to that, maybe the WWE wants to give The Iiconics the win here.
This is kind of a moot point, though, in that this whole storyline is just rather pointless.
Prediction: The Iiconics win.
The Bella Twins and Ronda Rousey -900 vs. The Riott Squad
After Brie Bella assisted in totally botching a spot with one of the dumbest moves in all of wrestling, she’ll be in the ring once again with The Riott Squad (assuming Liv Morgan can even perform after suffering a concussion).
If they want to book this in a realistic manner, you just have Rousey start the match and absolutely squash whomever she opposes. Or, if you want to try to get some heat on The Riott Squad, have them DQ themselves by just all three of them going directly after Rousey, thus still ending in them losing.
None of these girls should even come close to harming Rousey one-on-one.
This will be a squad or a Riott Squad DQ, if booking logically and realistically.
Prediction: Bella Twins and Rousey win.
The Shield -350 vs Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre +250
I think the odds are correct here, but I don’t think we get a straight up Shield win. On this stage, in Australia, the WWE needs to do something to a storyline to alter it in a big way to help pay off this big time event.
How do you do that? Ambrose turns on his brothers in arms, resulting in a DQ. You’ve got to let the heels get some heat on these guys and help them build up on these feuds.
McIntyre belongs in the main event picture, so this kind of match could help elevate him there.
So, based on a disqualification, The Shield should technically win here. Logically, if I’m Ziggler, McIntyre and Strowman, I’m not all that concerned with winning and losing in a six-man tag team match, I’m more focused on trying to hurt The Shield.
Prediction: The Shield wins via DQ.
Daniel Bryan -175 vs The Miz +135
I’m probably in the minority here, but I’m just not that captivated by Bryan and his gimmick. Sure, it’s great he came back from years away, but he has done nothing since he’s been back, and therefore, the whole thing has cooled off for me.
The Miz, on the other hand, is and will always be relevant. He’s simply one of the best. I think The Miz continuing to win here and pushing Bryan’s envelope more and more is a good thing. This feud should build for a while and be capped off at a big pay-per-view.
The Miz has gotten the better of Bryan to this point and he should here once again, too.
Unless, however, the WWE wants to continue its usual strategy of 50/50 booking and let them trade wins until a final rubber match.
Prediction: Miz wins.
John Cena & Bobby Lashley -530 vs Elias & Kevin Owens +350
It’s truly a shame that Elias has been relegated to this point, but here we are.
With Cena on the card, you know the WWE will want to put him over on a grand scale to continue to sell and advertise his likeness to be associated with their product, especially in a somewhat foreign land on a big stage.
Lashley is a killer, simply put. With Cena on his side, it’s even more so.
However, I’m not really sure why this is even a tag team match. None of these four guys really need a tag team partner, but it’s convenient to do it this way.
Cena and Lashley go over here. No brainer, unfortunately. Elias will continue his decline, and none of it had anything to do with him.
Prediction: Cena and Lashley win.
The Undertaker -130 vs Triple H -110
This match has been heavily advertised and associated with this pay-per-view since it was first announced.
However, this is a case of just cramming some big names on a big time card to draw casual fans to watch. There’s quite literally no story to go with this match. They’re trying to sell their history from years ago, but it’s so very random.
Both Shawn Michaels and Kane have been involved in this angle, so don’t be surprised if they somehow factor in at the last moment on this big stage.
Taker is reaching the end, but Triple H does seem to like to put himself over.
Prediction: Undertaker wins.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
I really cannot stand The New Day anymore. It would be fantastic if they had someone turn on the trio in this match, but that will never happen, because of merchandise sales and what not.
They don’t need the straps. Like at all. They’re over with the kids big time and don’t need to be champions. They can just continue being a circus act.
The titles should be used to help get talent(s) over. Both Sheamus and Cesaro have been around for a while, but they haven’t been relevant for just as long.
Not sure why Sanity isn’t in this match to take the straps away and help elevate them to a premier point as a stable that could challenge The Shield (assuming no Ambrose turn) at something like Survivor Series.
This match is pointless, too.
Prediction: New Day retains.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Cedric Alexander (c) +130 vs Buddy Murphy -170
We can keep this one short and sweet. Alexander has had that belt for way too long. It’s time to spice things up in the 205 Live division for the dozens of people that watch it.
Prediction: Buddy Murphy wins Cruiserweight Championship.
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (c) -195 vs Charlotte Flair +155
Maybe I’m missing something here (per usual), but I’m not too sure why the Internet marks are so into Becky Lynch.
I’ll give her this, she does seem comfortable delivering her promos as a heel, but there’s no story here between Lynch and Charlotte to make it more worthwhile. Charlotte doesn’t need a title whatsoever. Lynch does need it more so after being virtually useless for what seemed like over a year.
Lynch will hold on to the strap for a bit longer.
Prediction: Lynch retains.
AJ Styles (c) -180 vs Samoa Joe +140
I’m not really a fan of Samoa Joe, but at the same time, Styles does not need a championship belt, more so than other people who I’ve mentioned not needing a title above.
Styles will forever be over, regardless of being champion or not. Styles should drop the belt to someone like Rusev or a heel Big E to help get them over more.
Joe just isn’t someone I can imagine sporting the WWE Championship. Just not my cup of tea.
Prediction: Styles retains
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