Rusev & Lana vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega (Pre-Show Match)

Due to my suspcision that Aiden English’s release is imminent, WWE will need to take him out of the Rusev Day equation, and in order to do that, they need him to cost Rusev and Lana. Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega def. Rusev & Lana

The B-Team (c) vs. The Revival (Pre-Show Match for RAW Tag Team Championships)

With the Deleters of Worlds out of action due to Matt Hardy’s injuries and uncertainty about his WWE future, WWE will be looking for something monotonous to hold the RAW tag titles until Hardy’s status becomes clear. The B-Team def. The Revival

Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak (Pre-Show Match for Cruiserweight Championship)

Cedric Alexander has been undefeated since December and has been doing well representing 205 Live. Triple H says that only time will tell if Neville will ever return, and in the meantime, his contract remains frozen, meaning Neville is locked in his WWE contract until an agreement is reached on either his return or release. As much as a break is needed for Alexander as champion, Drew Gulak just isn’t a big enough attraction to sufficiently carry the brand. Cedric Alexander def. Drew Gulak

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (Universal Championship)

This site isn’t called Kayfabe Removed for nothing, so let’s get to it. As much as WWE is building up Brock Lesnar as a heel, there are no plans for Roman Reigns to take the title from him. WWE wants Lesnar to lose the title in the most humiliating way possible: a Money in the Bank cash-in. Brock Lesnar def. Roman Reigns. Lesnar loses Universal Championship to winner of Strowman vs. Owens (see below).

Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (RAW Women’s Championship)

Ronda Rousey may be RAW’s biggest attraction in their women’s division, but Alexa Bliss will always be on the top of the food chain as long as she has fresh (or refreshed) faces to go against. Alexa Bliss def. Ronda Rousey

Carmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (Triple Threat Match for Smackdown Women’s Championship)

For starters, there is no way Carmella retains here. If James Ellsworth was still with WWE, he would have at least been mentioned between now and his on-screen firing. With that said, I have been on the fence between Lynch and Flair, and my decision ultimately came down to who I think is more likely to be turned heel. Becky Lynch wins. Charlotte Flair turns heel.

AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe (WWE Championship)

WWE has put a lot of emphasis on the career of Samoa Joe this week, and I don’t find it to be a coincidence. AJ Styles has had a great run as WWE Champion, but the company now wants to take Smackdown Live in a new direction. Samoa Joe def. AJ Styles

Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day (Smackdown Tag Team Championships)

The Bar is back, the New Day is refreshed, and the Usos have been reset. All ingredients for the Smackdown tag team division to return to its former glory. The New Day vs. Bludgeon Brothers

Braun Strowman (c) vs. Kevin Owens (Money in the Bank Contract; if Strowman loses in any way, he loses MITB)

Again, WWE is going to want Brock Lesnar to lose the Universal Championship in the most humiliating fashion possible. As such, Strowman must retain the rights to the Money in the Bank contract. Braun Strowman def. Kevin Owens

Dolph Ziggler w/Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Seth Rollins w/Dean Ambrose (Intercontinental Championship)

Many believe Dean Ambrose will cost Seth Rollins the Intercontinental Championship by turning heel, and WWE has all of their predictors picking Rollins based on Ambrose neutralizing Drew McIntyre. Well, I have another theory. Rumors were that Dean Ambrose and Jason Jordan were going to be ready to return around the same time, so I think things will pick up where they left off and Jordan will cost Rollins. Dolph Ziggler def. Seth Rollins

Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy (United States Championship)

The clear X-Factor in the match is Randy Orton. According to the storyline, Randy Orton will continue to target any Superstar he feels the WWE Universe holds in a higher regard than him. Both Jeff Hardy and Shinsuke Nakamura fit that bill. Nakamura will get his, just not this weekend. Shinsuke Nakamura def. Jeff Hardy

Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin

There is no reason for Baron Corbin to win this one. If the Demon King is going to make an appearance, it’s going to be during Balor’s entrance, not after the match. Finn Balor def. Baron Corbin

Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz

If you looked up the definition of a toss-up, you would see this match. The Miz will clearly have Maryse in his corner, but there are rumors that Brie Bella has been making preparations to return to in-ring action. Daniel Bryan has the long-term feud face role to his advantage, but he also has contract disputes against him. I do believe WWE will try to appease Bryan, but I don’t think he necessarily cares about winning this particular match. The Miz def. Daniel Bryan

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I am an avid WWE fan hellbent on digging deeper than what we see and hear on WWE outlets about what is REALLY going on.

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