Jabroni Journal: No Mercy Predictions

October 6, 2016

I can't believe it's already time for another Pay Per View. With the brand split, we are treated to a huge WWE event every other weekend. I've said it before, it truly is a wild time to be a wrestling fan. Without further ado, here are my predictions for this weekend's Smackdown Pay Per View : No Mercy. 

Nikki Bella vs. Carmella
Fresh out of neck surgery, Nikki Bella is looking better than ever in ring. With the heightened skill level of the women’s division in WWE, it appears she has stepped up big time and it’s awesome to see her in a pretty heated feud with Carmella. While I like Carmella, I don’t think she has what it takes to beat one of the top women in the division just yet. I expect a pretty competitive match, with Nikki winning clean in the end and moving on to contend for the Smackdown Women’s Championship fairly soon. 
Winner: Nikki Bella 

SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss has had an impressive run since being called up to the main roster from NXT. She has all the talent that is needed to make her a dominant heel champion and certainly has the “look” and character to go along with it. I can certainly see her grabbing the gold down the line, but I don’t think Becky Lynch is done as champ. This feud has a ways to go and there will certainly be a rematch or two. Becky Bambino will prevail this time! 

Winner: Becky Lynch 

SmackDown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. The Usos
As much as I would LOVE to see Heath Slater and Rhyno walk out of No Mercy retaining the championship belts, I have a feeling that the new badass bad guy attitudes the Usos have adopted is a sign that they will dominate the match and walk out with the gold. I can see a solid American Alpha vs. The Usos feud coming up next month. 

Winner: The Usos (New Tag Team Champions)

Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
This is definitely an interesting one. On one hand, The Miz has been crushing it lately with promos that are ON POINT and a refreshing in-ring energy that has proven him to be a formidable Intercontinental Champ. But on the other hand…..Ziggler has announced that if he doesn’t win the title, he will retire. No “taking a break,” no jumping brands to show up on Raw…just straight up retire. This is a real toss up for me, as I can honestly see them going either way with this match, but I’m going to be the minority on this one and say that The Miz will retain the title, forcing Ziggler to leave ….at least for a little while. The Miz is on fire and there’s no reason for them to put out the flame prematurely. 
Winner: The Miz 

Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt

Will Bray Wyatt ever win a match on a big Pay Per View? It’s doubtful. Randy Orton wins without a doubt. 

Winner: Randy Orton

WWE World Champion AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena
This match has the potential to be a match of the year candidate. AJ Styles has my vote as the current number one in ring competitor, he’s incredibly talented and I honestly feel that he’s only shown us about ½ of what he’s capable of. Dean Ambrose is a killer, unhinged and unpredictable street fighter that is spectacular in his own way. Then, of course there’s Big Match John, the one and only Mr. Cena. They are playing this match up to be Cena’s race to beat Ric Flair’s all time championship record – winning on Sunday would cement him as 17 time champ. As solid as both the contenders are, I have to go with AJ. There’s no reason for them to take the belt off AJ this quick in his title run, as he has really stepped it up and proven why they call him “the Phenomenal One.” 

Winner: AJ Styles