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Voyager à Paris pour la Final Fantasy XIV: Fan Festival 2019!

(Translation: Travelling to Paris for the Final Fantasy XIV: Fan Festival 2019!)

Quick note that I will be heading to Paris, France for the Final Fantasy XIV: Fan Festival 2019 on the 2nd and 3rd February.

The event is being held at the: “La Grande halle de La Villette

I will also be travelling around Paris for a couple of days around the event for sightseeing, so expect some photos on here in February.


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Backup & Update WordPress to 5.0

The following is a video guide on how you can back up your WordPress site with Blacknight and update it to 5.0

Apologies if I am stumbling over my words a little bit in this video.

If you have any further queries about this, please leave a comment on this post or tweet me @PadraigFahy



Has it been a year already?

It feels like yesterday that I wrote 26 but yet, here we are….27.

The past year has been a bit of a up and down for me and realisation of who I really am.
I am not going to flaunt that my 26th year has been great…It has in some cases, but at other times, it hasn’t and like anything else, it is very easy to focus on the negatives.

There is probably about 101 things that I have missed, but that is some of the highlights!

So what about 27?

Well, I don’t have any goals and I am not going to set any. Some things that are happening though.

  • I am going to Paris, France in February for the Final Fantasy XIV: Fan Festival
  • I am going to Iceland!

And outside of that, I am going to be ‘relaxing’. Work as I have been doing for the last 3 years with Blacknight, work on the Wressling blog and I am planning on starting a new blog in relation to Overwatch Esports for Season 2 of the Overwatch League. More info on that later.

And who knows, plans will change and I cannot plan for an entire year. I have just got to see where 27 takes me!

Much love!

Photo Credit: Geert Pieters

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WWE Super Show-Down PPV Predictions

The following is a cross-post from my Wressling blog at is a finalist in the Sports Category for the Blog Awards Ireland 2018.
More info about the event will be on my personal Twitter @PadraigFahy and of course my Wrestling Twitter: @Wressling_

From Melbourne, Australia, it is WWE Super Show-Down. These are my predictions for the upcoming PPV which is being shown at 10AM (UK/Irish time) on Saturday October 6th on the WWE Network!

The show is being held in the Melbourne Cricket Ground which normally hosts 100,000 people but I believe the numbers are close to 75,000.

With that said, let’s get into the predictions for this PPV.

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Bongocat memes

Over the last couple of nights, I have been creating BongoCat memes.

Hope you enjoy them:

Follow me on Twitter @PadraigFahy for more (un-)funny memes.


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WWE Summerslam 2018 PPV Predictions

Welcome everyone to my 3rd SummerSlam predictions. This year, once again, the show is being brought to you from the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York and this 6 hour show is STACKED to the hill!

So without any delay, let’s get into these predictions:

Tag Team Match (Kickoff Show)
Rusev & Lana vs Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega
PREDICTION: This feud has been more about Aiden English and whether he is going to turn on Rusev/Lana or maybe visa-versa but I have really enjoyed the build up to this match quite a bit and its really nice to see Zelina Vega inside a WWE ring performing rather than solely being a manager. Rusev & Lana to win.
Singles Match
Finn Bálor vs Constable Baron Corbin
PREDICTION: This is a rubber match from Extreme Rules and while this has been a comedic little feud, this is nothing but damaging for Finn as it is showing him to be a mid-carder and to be honest, he should be in the Universal Title scene as he was in that Universal Championship match this time 2 years ago! Finn to win!
Singles Match
Daniel Bryan vs The Miz
PREDICTION: This feud has been 8 years in the making since the original NXT gameshow and what a feud this has been and it is great that we are getting the blow-off match right now in 2018 and it is still shocking to see Daniel Bryan back in action. Daniel Bryan to win
Singles Match (If Braun loses, Kevin becomes Mr. Money in the Bank)
Braun Strowman vs Kevin Owens
PREDICTION: This feud was started a bit too early as it seemed to have stretched from the early days of the build up of the Extreme Rules PPV in order for it to just be about the MITB case. I don’t expect Braun to lose this as he is just a tank (And a monster) and I think a few months without seeing KO will do no harm. 😉 Braun to win and retain his MITB case.
Tag Team Match for the RAW Tag Team Championship (Kickoff Show)
The B-Team (C) vs The Revival
PREDICTION: The Revival have come out of nowhere and all of a sudden going against a remade The B-Team who have had their theme changed to a really crap song (in my opinion of course) and from the looks of things, they could be losing those titles really shortly as there isn’t anything more that they can do with those titles. The Revival to win!
Singles Match for the Cruiserweight Championship (Kickoff Show)
Cedric Alexander (C) vs Drew Gulak
PREDICTION: This will go down as a fantastic no matter what way that you look at it and I feel that they should be moved to the pre-show of NXT Takeover as they are that good of a match. Cedric is fantastic in the ring and Gulak is just as great in terms of promo. Cedric to retain the CW Championship.
Tag Team Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Bludgeon Brothers (C) vs The New Day
PREDICTION:The Bludgeon Brothers are by far the best dominant Tag Team in WWE today and I can see them go on to be a lot bigger (Hopefully they will get moved over to RAW at the next Shakeup), so I would like them to retain the titles for another few months. The Bludgeon Brothers to retain!
Singles Match for the United States Championship
Shinsuke Nakamura (C) vs Jeff Hardy
PREDICTION: The new “Enigmic” Jeff Hardy is here taking on Shinsuke, but he has to be careful to not get trapped by Randy Orton if he is lurking around. This feud has been pretty ‘meh’ so hopefully at Survivor Series, we hope to see something bigger. Shinsuke to retain.
Triple Threat for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
Carmella (C) vs Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch
PREDICTION: Right, a couple of predictions. Either Charlotte wins and Becky turns on her or Becky wins and Charlotte turns on her. Carmella is going to lose the title to Charlotte or Becky but I can’t really decide on whom is going to do what. I would love to see Becky win without any turning from with Carmella and Charlotte but who knows. Becky to win!
Singles Match for the Intercontinental Championship 
Dolph Ziggler (C) vs Seth Rollins
PREDICTION: With the returning Dean Ambrose by Seth’s side, it evens the playing field when it comes to this match and I feel that Seth is ready to become the IC Champ once again. Hopefully at the next PPV, we will get Drew McIntyre vs Dean Ambrose. Seth to win.
Singles Match for the RAW Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (C) vs Ronda Rousey
PREDICTION: Well, you do not have to know wrestling as to what is going to be happening in this match. Simply put: Ronda to win the RAW Women’s Championship. The feud has been meh at best and I’m tired of chicken-shit-heel Alexa. It’s boring now. Let’s get some new faces winning.
Singles Match for the WWE Championship
AJ Styles (C) vs Samoa Joe
PREDICTION: This has been a rematch that has been a few years in the making with the last singles match that they had was back in 2012 in TNA. Now Joe has his sights on Styles and his WWE Championship. To be honest, AJ has done what he can with the WWE Championship and it wouldn’t hurt him if he lost the title and I can see Joe being a monster heel with this title. Samoa Joe to win.
Singles Match for the Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (C) vs Roman Reigns
PREDICTION: Just like Alexa v Ronda…we know how this going to go. It’s the 4th match between Brock and Roman and at this point…I am sick of talking about it because of how trash the Universal Championship is in WWE. Just give the title to Roman and lets be done with it. Roman to win. 


And that is it. Apologies for the posts going up a bit late, but I have had a boat-load of work ahead of me and I didn’t get ample opportunity to get it done.

I am not going to be Live Tweeting the PPV but I hope that you follow on Twitter: @Wressling_ for when new posts get released! 🙂

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WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 4 Predictions

The following is a cross-post from my dedicated Wrestling blog at

For the 4th time, WWE’s Yellow & Black brand, NXT is taking over the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York for the pre-Summerslam PPV.

Without further ado, let’s predict this PPV:

Single Match
EC3 vs The Velveteen Dream
PREDICTION: EC3 has been a breath of fresh air since appearing on NXT and a being in a high profile match against Dream can only accelerate his career and he can be on the main roster within a year which I would love to see. I love Dream’s matches and he will be exciting to watch. Velveteen Dream to win.
NXT North American Championship Match
Adam Cole (C) vs Ricochet
PREDICTION: This should be one of the matches of the night (What am I saying, all the matches should be matches of the night 😛 ) but Ricochet is a fantastic wrestler and has the potential to make this match a 5 Star match. Adam Cole is a really good champion but he doesn’t need to have the title to be ‘big’. Ricochet to win the title.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match
The Undisputed ERA (C) vs Moustache Mountain
PREDICTION: ERA is probably the best tag team in wrestling today and between the 3 of them. They could hold the NXT Tag Team Championships for a very long time (Hopefully they will only lose them when they decide to go to the main roster) – In saying that, I do love Tyler Bate in Moustache Mountain and what they have achieved in the NXT UK division. I would like to see them take the titles and bring it with them to the NXT UK shows and put on a great performance there. Moustache Mountain to win the title. 
NXT Women’s Championship Match

Shayna Baszler (C)

vs Kairi Sane
PREDICTION: This is a re-match that has been a year in the making. A rematch of the initial Mae Young Classic tournament but this time, it is for the NXT Women’s Championship match. Kairi’s elbow is probably the best in the business but Shayna has great MMA skills that can help her retain the championship, Both of them are tough fighters so I would like to see them have a long match. Kairi Sane to win the title.
NXT Championship Match
Tomasso Ciampa (C) vs Johnny Gargano
PREDICTION: Well, this is the match that I have been looking for. These two have had the best fued in ALL of WWE for the last good few years and it is nice to see a conclusion to this. I predict that this is going to be a hard hitting match as we have seen in the last couple of matches that they have had and with that, I would love to see Johnny to come out on top and become the NEW NXT Champion. Johnny Gargano to win the title.

So there we go, I have ALL the titles change hands tonight as there is potential for call ups after Summerslam. Ciampa, ERA, Cross…Maybe a few more,..who knows.

I will more than likely NOT live tweeting the event this time but I am looking forward to it!

You can follow me on Twitter: @Wressling_

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WWE Money in the Bank 2018 PPV Predictions

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Hi everyone and welcome to my 3rd Money in the Bank PPV Predictions.

Once again this year, we have 2 Money in the Bank matches…One for the women and one for the men. There was supposed to be a 3rd Money in the Bank match for the Tag Teams but they scrapped that idea fairly quickly.

There is 4 men from RAW taking on 4 men from SmackDown (Yes, I am counting The New Day as 1) and the same amount of women for the Women’s match.

But what IS Money in the Bank? I explained this good detail in my predictions post from last year. You can read that explanation here:

Also with this PPV, we will see the singles debut of Ronda Rousey against Nia Jax for the RAW Women’s Championship.

Anyway, let’s get into it. Oh and I am going to lob the MITB matches in as a Title Match.

Singles Match
 Roman Reigns VS Jinder Mahal
PREDICTION: At this point, I am sick at looking at Roman Reigns…He is not doing anything and is basically filling his time until he can face Brock Lesnar again at SummerSlam. This is really a nothing match and Jinder is going to end up losing. I really doubt that Jinder is going to go far in this run of WWE.  Roman Reigns to win


Singles Match
 Bobby Lashley VS Sami Zayn
PREDICTION: After this week’s RAW, I started to question as to WTF WWE are smoking when it comes to making up storylines. An obstacle course…I didn’t know I was watching Ninja Warrior…but OK. This is going to be a squash match in my opinion where Bobby is going to flatten Sami. In my opinion, this match should have been on the kickoff show and not the SmackDown Tag Team Match. Bobby Lashley to win.


Singles Match
 Daniel Bryan VS Big Cass
PREDICTION: This is also a nothing match where Big Cass has to prove to himself that he can do it on his own in WWE without Enzo Amore. This is literally a David vs Goliath match and the build of this feud was pretty horrible. Daniel Bryan to win.
Tag Team Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships (Kickoff Show)
 The Bludgeon Brothers (C) VS Luke Gallows &
Karl Anderson
PREDICTION: I will never understand WWE…WHY IS THERE A 4-HOUR PPV AND YET YOU STILL HAVE TO PUT THE SD TAG TEAM MATCH ON THE PRE-SHOW?!??! This is insane and I feel bad for all involved as they should be on the main card. If anything, put Lashley/Zayn or Bryan/Cass on the pre-show…It would make more sense. There is no feud here. Nothing match. Bludgeon Brothers to retain!


Singles Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
 Seth Rollins (C) VS Elias
PREDICTION: This is the probably the best match that Elias has ever had in WWE. Seth and Elias seem to have good chemistry and the feud has been good, and I know that it is going to be a enjoyable match at the end of it all. Let’s hope it doesn’t end in a DQ if Elias decides to hit Seth Rollins with a guitar. Seth to retain.


Singles Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
 Carmella (C) VS Asuka
PREDICTION: Well, after Carmella tapped out to the Asuka Lock, we can kinda see what way this is going to go. I have a feeling that Asuka is going to make this look easy. I have never been a big fan of Carmella, so it would be nice for her to pick up her first WWE Main Roster title. If this match is AFTER the Women’s MITB, I doubt that they will cash in on the same night. Asuka to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion.


Singles Match for the RAW Women’s Championship
 Nia Jax (C) VS Ronda Rousey
PREDICTION: Well, you don’t have to be a WWE viewer to know which way this going to go. Yes, Nia is big and strong but she ain’t a ‘Ronda Rousey’ and it is this star power that is going to allow Ronda to pick up the victory against Nia Jax. It will be a submission that allow her to get the win. Ronda Rousey to become the new RAW Women’s Champion.


Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship
 AJ Styles (C) VS Shinsuke Nakamura
PREDICTION: I shall ask this again.. WHY DOES HE KEEP HITTING ME IN THE DICK!? AJ…Please, just wear a cup because it is a ‘Last Man Standing’ match and he is going to low-blow you all the way to NXT. It is not worth it… Despite saying this, Nakamura is not going to win because I would like to see Styles lose it at SummerSlam…He is not ready to drop the title now. AJ Styles to retain!


Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
 The Miz
Braun Strowman
Bobby Roode
Kevin Owens
Samoa Joe
VS Rusev
Finn Balor
Kofi Kingston
Big E
Xavier Woods
PREDICTION: Well, this always becomes the most difficult part of the night…Finding out who is going to win the Money in the Bank match. I have a really bad prediction on what’s going to happen here.

I think it going to be one of the members of The New Day and I honestly believe that it is time for Big E to go back our on his own and turn heel on the other two breaking The New Day up.

I know, I know…sounds crazy, but it has been on the cards for a while, so I could see it happening. If not, I would like to see Finn Balor winning it. (Not because I am biased, but just that he COULD be Mr. MITB) – Big E to win the Money in the Bank Contract!


Womens’ Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Charlotte Flair 
Alexa Bliss
VS Ember Moon
Becky Lynch
Sasha Banks
PREDICTION: Likewise, this could go to anyone bar Naomi. They wouldn’t allow Naomi to win the Wrestlemania Battle Royale and Money In The Bank (But hey, I could be wrong). The other girls all have a serious good chance including Becky and Charlotte (I smell a heel turn by the way).

Ember Moon is a recent NXT Call up and I feel that she may not be ready to be lobbed in the same pool as Ronda Rousey should she decide to cash in on the same night. Sasha Banks could gun for it as there is a bit of heel-ish work that she can do between her and Bayley.

The underdog for all of this is of course, Lana! Lana has been getting better and better in the ring in the last year and it would be nice for her to have a big of boost of momentum and could possibly challenge Asuka for the SmackDown Women’s Championship but will probably end up losing that match.

And that is my predictions for WWE Money in the Bank PPV. I will try to do my best to Livetweet this over on @PFWressling – But with scheduling, this may not happen (Or it’ll happen late)

Let me know who you think is going to win the matches and why!

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WWE NXT TakeOver: Chicago II Predictions

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Hi everyone and welcome to my predictions for NXT TakeOver: Chicago II.

There is 3 title matches tonight where the NXT Championship, Women’s Championship and Tag Team Championships are all on the line.

Non-Title Matches
Chicago Street Fight
Johnny Gargano VS Tomasso Ciampa
PREDICTION: This was a hard choice for me as both are really good and I can see both of them going to the main roster either now after MITB or Summerslam, both of them are fantastic! Johnny Gargano to win!


Singles Match
Ricochet VS Velveteen Dream
PREDICTION: This is going to be my ‘Match of the Night’ and the two of them will put on a great match together. I feel that Velveteen Dream could come up to the main roster after this match as he has served his purpose. Ricochet is just a fantastic athlete, brilliant spot monkey and he will do well in NXT and WWE. Ricochet to win!
Title Matches
Singles Match for the NXT Women’s Championship
Shayna Baszler (C) VS Nikki Cross
PREDICTION: Nikki Cross is ready to leave NXT to join Sanity and be on the main roster, but I suppose she wanted to have one last title match in NXT against Shayna. I absolutely love Nikki. Her little Scottish devilish heel persona really suits her well but I do not see her claiming the title. Shayna to retain.


Tag Team Match for the NXT Tag Team Championship
The Undisputed ERA (C) VS Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
PREDICTION: ERA are on a roll as one of the best tag teams in WWE of all time and they are only in NXT!! With their superb match at NXT Takeover New Orleans against AoP and Pete Dunne/Roddy Strong and then going on to defend them again at the UK Championship Tournament a few days afterwards makes them the best workers in the WWE. As for Lorcan and Burch, it is simply not their time but should still be a entertaining match none-the-less. The Undisputed ERA to retain!


Singles Match for the NXT Championship
Aleister Black (C) VS Lars Sullivan
PREDICTION: Well, this was a shock. Lars in a championship match. This monster is a wreking force in NXT and has become a literal monster and could easily go up against someone like Braun Strowman on the main roster. There isn’t enough of ‘big men’ on the main roster now since most of them have retired and it would be fitting for him to lose the match just for him to get to the main roster. He has done very well in NXT and I can only see him do bigger things in the future.
As for Aleister, there is no one that can stop him at the moment. Maybe EC3 or Ricochet at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn but this is a minor TakeOver in my opinion and he doesn’t need to drop it yet. Aleister to retain!


And that is my predictions. If there is any more matches announced on tonight’s NXT, then I will update this post with those matches and updates for this will be posted on Twitter @PFWressling where I will be live-tweeting NXT TakeOver and Money in the Bank PPV!


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Why SmackDown should be picked up by another network

It was reported this week that WWE has re-signed RAW to continue being broadcast on the USA Network at nearly 3 times it’s current value which should hopefully keep the program there for about 5 years or so but full details would be revealed by September 2018.  The current contract for RAW with NBC Universal (The owners of the USA Network) expires in September of 2019.

As for SmackDown, well, NBCU haven’t agreed to re-sign the show…yet, but WWE is looking to move the show to another network and the favourite to ‘win’ this show is FOX. And I personally see this as a fantastic opportunity to make RAW vs SmackDown Live a bigger deal than what it is today.

SmackDown has been under the NBCU umbrella since 2010 but moved from SyFy to USA Network in 2016 and has done well in becoming it’s own brand since the WWE Brand Extension back in August 2016.

Making the move to FOX would start a rivalry between FOX and NBCU for ratings for the shows and if WWE were smart about this, they would have 2 separate production companies running each show, so that RAW and SD would have their own ‘flavour’ instead of being “Let’s replace Red with Blue and go live”.

This opportunity would see a proper “Rating War” between the two brands when it comes down to a PPV like Survivor Series where if one person ONLY watched RAW, they may be surprised at what the talent is like on SmackDown and visa-versa.

WWE moving SmackDown to a big competitor of NBCU to say…CBS could also be huge and could pull in a new audience who might not have watched wrestling previously.

I will keep an eye on this deal and see what WWE does with SmackDown as I am a fan of SmackDown Live (And NXT 😛 )