Later today, from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales will be the first WWE
PPV Premium Live Event held in the UK in 30 years, with the last being WWE Summerslam 1992
A lot of hype is going into this event as this is the first major Premium Live Event that has been fully booked by Triple H and not Vince McMahon. Something that has never happened since Wrestlemania 1 back in 1985.
There is a huge emphasis on the hometown hero, Scotland's Drew McIntyre as he vows to dethrone the head of the table, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, two years after winning the Universal Title at WWE Payback 2020.
Plus, Ireland's own, Sheamus takes on the ring general, GUNTHER for his Intercontinental Championship.
Here are my predictions for the event:
- Edge & Rey Mysterio vs The Judgement Day
A rivalry that we didn't make sense when it started has now enveloped into this massive grudge match as the former (supposed) leader of the The Judgement Day, Edge is to face Finn Balor and Damian Priest. The former tag champs in Edge and Ray know how they work together and will do nothing but put on a good show for everyone involved. Hopefully Rhea and Dominik don't cross paths during the match or Dom might pay the price.
While I don't see who could come out as a clear winner, but the popularity of The Judgement Day needs to be increased, so let's hope that they win today. Judgement Day to win.
- Matt Riddle vs Seth Rollins
2 workhorses in the WWE right now as their future plans at the time were put up in smoke whenever Riddle's tag team partner Randy Orton became injured and Seth's rival from Wrestlemania, Cody Rhodes also became injured.
The two were supposed to fight at Summerslam, but Riddle was not medically cleared to compete.
The two were put together and it has paid off quite well, with this week on RAW, this rivalry became personal and it devolved into a massive fight.
This should be a barn burner. Matt Riddle to win.
- Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka vs Bayley, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky
There isn't much to discuss about these 6 women here, just a shame that Bianca is not defending her RAW Women's Championship title here tonight, but with the returning Bayley, the called up Iyo and the returning Dakota, it would make logical sense that they win.
There is no stakes for Asuka, Alexa and Bianca to lose but hopefully Bianca is not taking the pin as that could make her weak. Iyo, Dakota and Bayley to win!
- Liv Morgan (C) vs Shayna Baszler for the SmackDown Women's Championship
This match came about after Shayna won a gauntlet match to face Liv after Liv's Summerslam opponent, Ronda Rousey was suspended for breaking a referee's arm.
There hasn't been much of a build for this match but this is going to be Liv's biggest match to date, let's hope she can retain. Liv to win and retain!
- GUNTHER (C) vs Sheamus for the Intercontinental Championship
Oh this is gonna be good, the Austrian with the biggest slaps together again Ireland's own Sheamus who is looking to become a Grand Slam champion as the IC title is the only title that he has not won in his career.
Sheamus to win and become champion!
- Roman Reigns (C) vs Drew McIntyre for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
This is the main event and a big match feel, Drew won the Royal Rumble in 2020 and won the WWE Championship in front of no crowd at Wrestlemania 36 but now 2 years later, he is hoping to do it again in front of the UK crowd. Roman won the Universal Championship at Payback 2020 and the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 38 beating Brock Lesnar.
If Roman beats Drew, it would upset a lot of people as there isn't many other people who can beat him for the title. We'll see what happens, but I would like Drew to walk away with the title. Drew McIntyre to win.