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Episode 24 · 1 year ago

WWE Backlash Predictions - Episode 23

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Resident WWE expert, Campbell, joins his brother, Hamish, to discuss the past month of WWE and predict the winners at the upcoming WWE Backlash PPV.

Crowd cheers. He settle. Helloand welcome back to the on the ball podcast. This is episode twenty threeof the show, if my calculations aren't mistaken. Today we are back again, as promised last week, with another wwe episode. This is going tobe our dought, our monthly dowe episode, pretty much where we just talk aboutthe upcoming pay per view and the month. That is just just occurredtoday on once again, joined by the resident do Expert Camera, will corcodile. Welcome back. Hello. We've just finished a riveting Friday night footie andCampbell watched it, but you also raging a little bit the old feet forfortnight. Yeah, combination. Any comments on that? That's riked, it'sclaimed. It's Rigg Beer. I've just taken some notes on our conversation lastweek about an XTU being better in the icons being better in the s andstuff, because I don't know, I was watching some wrestling this week andsome things just came to mind that. I've got to mention two things this. These are both about the world, mainly about the nxt. I justwant to mention I actually think the nxt commentary is way better. Yeah,which held on losting Maron alle Nali or whatever his name is. He isthe funniest commentator. I can't remember what it was we're watching, I thinkto take over war games the other week, and we genuinely just started laughing atone of these calls. It was so funny. makes so many popculture references and it's like what are yeah, he spices, he spies a bitspicy, he's yeah. And then, along with that, the crowds areway more engaged with nxt. But Yeah, you've got the WW diehardswhere at raw and smackdown. A lot of it is just like young kidswho've gone to see Roman reigns ch a me Jos when we were younger.Whether an ext audience is a lot like more switched on the chance of funnyand stuff like that. Yeah, and then, finally, my final jointwas yes, I agree that maybe the men's stars were more iconic in thenight is into thousands, but there's no arguing the women's deep is at themoment. They're going to be the icons of women's wrestling, as like stonecold and the rock were of men's wrestling. So they're just a couple things Iwanted to touch on. That We. Yeah, talk about we just so, yeah, we're just gonna roll through the matches at backlash. Thisis coming up on Monday, so two days from when this episode is released. Are you going to be watching it? I have school. Yeah, sono, yes, if I'll be...

...watching it, actually pretty keen.Yeah, so we're just going to match by match. Will make a prediction, talk a little bit about the storyline and yeah, it's probably going toonly be a shorter one. I reckon. These are pretty easy prediction. Yeah, and I'll be honest, I haven't watched all the wrestling this monthbecause I've been busy trying to watch last year's I'm currently up to TLC,halfway through December, so I'm getting there all right. So first match.This probably isn't an order, but this is what we've got on Wikipedia andI'm not sure if there's going to be matches out of at smackdown, butwe have edge versus Randy Orton. So the repeat of this is the Wrestlemanialast man standing match. This is the because this pay per view his life. It's a adds live, so that most of these, all the allthese matches alive, because they like can get crowds now, so they doit live, but this is the the edge and Randy ordon match was theonly match prerecorded in this per view, so some mental shit should probably godown. It's pretty they've been calling it the greatest wrestling match ever, which, like, I know they're just trying to hype up the pay per viewand stuff because, apart from like, it's a pretty pretty yeah, it'spretty boring. Yeah, it's pretty arm pretty average, pretty undest. It'spretty honest. Snows a lot, but let's be real, most of thepay per views, apart from the big ones like my wrestle mania, moneyin the bank, summerslam survivor series, most of the other ones are morejust to fill the gaps. But yeah, so they're never really that exciting,but it's wrestling and there's championships on the line, so you never know. Yeah, it's life for death. Edge Verse Randy Orton the greatest matchof all time. Seriously, Drus wouldn't even put any of them in thetop ten, but edge. Yeah, I'll go. Actually, why doyou think? Edge? Because he's sicker, better theme song. Yeah, theonly thing is if edge wins, because edge want to wrestle me hewon the rest. I mean so if randy loses two in a row,I don't really see where randy goes from here. where? And then doesedge just become a main roster superstar again? What, like do you think ifedge wins, is he'll become a main roster superstar wrestling? Wee.Can we know? Absolutely not. Yeah, that's what makes me maybe think theRandy win. No, I think because Randy still a like we canweek out wrestler. So it would make more sense. Yeah, I doit. I I just don't know, because, you know what, Iwouldn't be surprised at if Randy wins this one and there's like a a thirdone at Summerslam. No, I don't want but that would not shock.No, if the doing this is the greatest match. Yeah, ever,they will be the last time, but they were hyping up the rest ofmany one similarly. So, yeah,...

...you're going edge, I'm going youthink it'll be. I'm going Randy and bum bum by one edge to him, bum bum edge, bum bump. But I'll go around you just forthe purpose of I don't get how the storyline works if edge loses, ifedge wins, because I don't think edges at that point in his life wherehe's going to become a week in, week out wrestler again. Yeah,but it's just like this is it? If he wins, it's just likethat's it's not a story learning. Yeah, but I'm just saying, does thatmean randyrn's like done? Yeah, well, he'll disappear for a bit. It's not needed. Yeah, true, but I'll go for edge. Ilike. I'm going for edge, but I'll tip randy Orton. Nextwe've got drew McIntyre and Bobby lashly buying for the wwe championship drive good time, happily put. You can't bet on wrestling because it's fixed, but I'dhappily put thousands on drew mcintire winning this if I'm on. Yeah, he'swon this seasonally. This whole MVP lashly storyline just freaking weird. Yeah,it's I'm over up. Yeah, it's eventually just going to lead to Lanalike flipping on him, but that's just all really a sub story line.When it comes to drews tiderigin, there's no way dule lose it this earlyand he's insignificant of a a place. So No, absolutely not really muchto talk about, but definitely, yeah, he's definitely one of he's got definitelydrew back and got the Scottish. He's got the Scottish. Yes,will power. Next we've got Braun stroman versus the mears and John Morrison,two on one handicap match for the W W E universal chair. Would probablyI'm going to say Bronze Rom. I'm going to say Braun Strowman, justfor the pure fact of how can two people have the championship? Well,it's been done before. Really, two girls have had the women's champion theyeah, but that's a bit different. They cut it in, wouldn't knowthe way. Rather beltwins. No, Michelle mccole and lay layla. Theycut it. Yeah, actually do remember that now you say that. No, I think it's just I feel like they just don't have anyone for BronzStroman to fight. So he's going to win again and then I think KevinOwens will verse Bronze Roman. Yeah, I think that would be pretty badfor Braun strowman's career trajectory if it loses to them. Is Morrison. SoI'll back and stroman again. Strims. Yeah, after next is Oscar.I've got to say it correct for you, Oscar versus Nia Jacks for thewe rowwomen's Championship. This is a tough one, so obviously it's just gotall what this much probably has changed, though, because now chance that.Yeah, well, yeah, well, I thought shall on the championship.It associates. Yeah, but I don't know. Maybe something happen to nxtyou or something. No, I don't know matter. Maybe we'll be atriple threat match. It's just an updated...

...that's weird because it's still does sayshe's the title. That's weird. Yeah, I don't know. Yeah, it'sbe weird, but I think nijocks is going to win. Yeah,yeah, I actually write that. I don't want to go the same foryou every time, but I'll go Niah Jacks here as well, if youcount the money in the bank as a title shot. She's had two cracksout it now in a row. Yeah, I feel like could be pretty weirdafter picking up like steam for her to crush her down for a secondtime. Yeah, I think she's got to win this and then I don'tthink this rabberry we'd be over. I think Oscar might stay in the titlepicture, but I think she might hand it over. Yeah, so askher. Becky Lynch as form pregnant. Yeah, we've said this before.Now, we haven't? Yes, we have. I said Askar's got thetitle because I've Yeah, on this podcast. I thought you meant last of thecastle. was, like, I didn't even happen. No, yeah, but I'm congratulations to Becky Lynch and seth row yeah, obviously they're listeningto this. Obviously who are? Who would have been this that they're goingto mention on the honoraball podcast? But yeah, congratulations to them. It'llbe rude if they're boiled. Girl doesn't become a wrestler. No, they'llbe like a lawyer. Yeah, maybe that's a random shout saying they'll bea lawyer, but yeah, I'll go Ni Jack's yeah, Nia, allright. Next we've got big, hardy versus shameless. I'm going for normalsingles match, there being, you know, going at it all body for sixweeks and shamess, shamess wins, and then Braun stroman shameless Ravary,pretty sure way to say again, shameless winds. Yeah, and then BraunStrowman and shames actually good shout. Yeah, have a m just bashing people.Yeah, it's brutes. Yeah, wrote. Yeah, no, Ithink the Shane Shamiss hearts is is a bit bigger than Jeff Hardy. SoI write that call. Yeah, I'll join you on the shameless train.Way, shame, try. They said. What the next pay per view isextreme rule, stream rules. Yeah, that could be where you're shame isdefeating we can kill someone. That would be weird if drew and shamelesswere title holders, the UK dominating. Yeah, I'll back in. Shameis my fellow sourceman, my fellow right, right now, I'll back into bethe legend that is Jeff Hardy, fellow Albino. Yes, well,he's not out be no, because he's got orange hair. Yeah, well, what's he's pretty much half hour next could actually be one of the matchesof the card, if I'm honest. Triple Threat Tag team match for theDabdo Women's Tag Team Championship. I've Got...

Bailey in banks, the the titleholders, up against Bliss and Cross, the former title holders, and thenthe ICONICS, billy campaign rows Royce a bit of a come back in thelast couple weeks. They're back in the picture. Who you got here.Okay, the iconic. I'm going to go Bailey and Sasha beaks. They'veonly recently, yeah, picking up the title, and then, I reckon, they'll lose it extreme rules, have a fight setting up the SUMMERSLAM match. Yeah, I reckon. This is the falling out of their relationship withthey'll lose something, the championship somehow, and then Bailey, I mean sash, we get angry's just a waiting game. Really, it's just so any game. Everyone's ready to jump on the Sasha banks. Bam, waiting.Everye's just waiting for such thanks to Destroy Bailey. Yeah, pretty much theICONICS. They've made a come back. What are your thoughts on that?You see them back? Couldn't really care, fellows, he's so. Yeah.Yeah, I just think their icons are going to win, because Ifeel like they can't put off this Bailey Sasha story because the fizzle, thetension is going to die out. No one's going to care anymore. Andthe ICONICS have also just come back and they haven't won the title yet,so I feel like they'll be taken more seriously. Yeah, I definitely thinkit's probably time for bliss and Cross to leave the title. Picture. Youcan't say that to Nikki. They have been in the freaking title picture forthat Long. Yet. Nikki can have a crack at the solo title orsomething. But who is smackdown wings championship at the moment? Bailey champion?Oh, she's so, that's just not being defended here. No, lucky. Yeah, well, she's got another title to defend. Well, nowyou said that. I actually does would make sense for them to lose theTAG team championships. But I'll back them in. I definitely think now you'vesaid that the ICONICS were soult chance, but I'll back them in because Ifeel like next they can't do another pay per view where Bailey has to dotwo matches, because they won't make that. Do that. I think they've goingto lose it. Yeah, they're gonna lose it. And the nextwe've got a polo cruise versus Ondrada Apollo Cruiz, like a hundred percent darken. Yeah, like they've build this. They've built it up that he canlike face any challenge and he's going to win, and the he's like aWWe universe fan fave. Now I'm back in a Andrada and Ratas a boostoh well, you going to lose? You're a savage, because Apollo cruiseis not going to lose the championship this quickly. He literally just got itlike two weeks ago. Yeah, true, it's probably a good shout, butI won't lie, I haven't been...

...following the storyline, if the wholeVegas Lads, but and when they haven't as if they play a part.But Nah, Polo cruise has been being like this, like the paint himto be like a piece so he'll win easily. It's about time he's hadhis little run because, like, I remember when they debuted him, theylike used to hype him up all the time. Then you'd watch him andit would be like this guy's stale, he's whole meal bread. Yeah,he's a dirty piece of shit, like he's got nothing about him. He'sjust athletes, like bobby Lashley. It's just an athlete, but on theMIC and stuff he's so poor he's a rank bitch. Yeah, so that'sactually we're just paste through the matches. Yeah, well, don't know ifanything's going to be added, maybe because they're just like a pre show matchsmackdown. Yeah, well, sometimes they just add preshow matches before. Iguess I don't think any of these matches are bad enough to be a prettyshow, M appollock. And plus there's only seven matches, so if theytook one off, six matches, that's what that's pretty short paid for you, because they'd normally go for three hours. Yeah, have you M we talkedabout it last week. Bab you cut caught any of the nxt takeover? What the in your house? Yeah, yeah, I did see a bitof it. We would you think of what you saw? It prettyjuicy. It was actually really good. I'll be honest. I was halfasleep for the first three matches, but then I really like woke up forthe final three and it was awesome. It was very short, but onceagain, nxt there. It's the kind of trademark. They proved that fora match to be good it doesn't have to be an hour long marr on. It can be short, Sharp, entertaining fun and you can come awaythinking I was an elite match, like Keighley and Johnny Gargano. It wasonly twenty two minutes and that was all. Yeah, the women's trouble through troublefat match similarly similarly, was only nineteen minutes and that was probably matchthe night. And Yeah, it was really well critiqued by, you know, the experts of wrestling. Yeah, I saw. I just better saidvelveteen didn't win. Oh, that, I'll be honest. That was probablythe only thing, because not just the fact that he didn't win, butthe match was a bit weird and now he can't go challenge for the nextyou see the way it was shot? I didn't see. He's like acinematic thing. It was like a well, it was a backlot brawl, that'swhat it was called, but there was like a ring of cars andthen there was a wrestling ring in the middle and it was like cinematically shotand this guy came out pretty much to set up his atom call few forgethis name escapes me, and then the undisputed area came out as well.But yeah, it was just weird. It was really dark, it washard to see. Their moves were like a limited because they weren't in likea padded environment. Yeah, so they...

...couldn't do crazy stuff. They werelike on cars and stuff, so they actually couldn't do much. And Yeah, it was only sixteen minutes, which is. I was saying before.It doesn't have to be long, but that's pretty short for an nxteam matchbetween two of nxt's biggest superstars. Yeah, and I just think frustrating the velveteen, but I just really wanted to go the next level, like hewas just thinking the North American title for ages and now he's not going tobe able to get the next title to atom called Lose. I just thinkAdam Colney so lose it. He's had it for three over a year,like the title. Yeah, and carry on. Cross quickly disposed of TomatoChamper, which is pretty interesting given that Chet they are always trying to keepchamber in the title picture. Yeah, but I wouldn't be surprised if Idon't know what happened last week on nxt, but it wouldn't. I wouldn't besurprised if cross also has a cracker coals title now. Or maybe he'llgo for CAITHFULLY, I don't know. And then Fil Finn Bowler one,so he's probably going to have a crack at a title sooner or later.But EO Sharai winning the women's Championship. That was pretty awesome. Yeah,pretty big, don't know what it means for rea. Well, we knowshall just randomly came out on the raws championship is trying to keep her nextday, which is you know they are. saw a lot of memes on theInternet about that, saying like nobody, absolutely nobody. Dodo eat, chuckthe title and check the title and Charlotte. Yeah, I don't knowit's next for rea. Maybe she goes into a rivalry. Is EO Sharai? Yeah, process prop that's what I don't think. I don't think they'vehad a rivalry because EO Shari's main rival was Shanna Baisl and then ripley kindof took over from her. Yeah, so they've never really gone out ofit and they're probably two of the top five women's wrestlers at the moment inthe Dodobe. So that'd be good fun to watch. Yeah, I justthink Adam calls going to lose soon. Yeah, it's always hard with thosetight champions because they've been such a success as the title holder. So youlike not sure what to do after they lose the title. So they're probablybe scared to pull the trigger on that one. But yeah, they probablydo need to do something because there's only a certain amount of time someone canhold a title before it gets a little bit stay. Yeah, it's beenand you like you want to move before that stayness comes. So yeah,I do think at some point, sooner rather than later, he has tolose it. I don't know when the next takeover is. It's probably notfor a while. Just checking it's August. Twenty is twenty two. So bythat point he would have held the title for almost four hundred and thirtydays. So yeah, he's got that point. You probably it's time,probably time to go. Brother. Yeah, I'm a bit over it as well. I'll find it. I find this whole like mentality that everyone's beento have the nxt's the third brand. I find it a bit hard totake because, yeah, I get that the wrestling is such the similar qualityto wwe, if not better. The wrestlers are probably better, but likethey still have takeover. HMM. Like...

...they still only have four or fivepay per views a year and they're completely isolated from the Dowe, raw andsmackdown except for survivor series. So like they really pushed this whole three brandsthing. But when they're doing that it's kind of hard, like they probablydon't want to stop takeovers because there's such a success. Yeah, but it'salmost hard not to view them as the third brand, even though it smackdown. Yeah, easily, I understand. Yeah, so anything else you wantto talk about? My son and I feel like we've covered everything. Yeah, it's only been a short one. It's been twenty one minutes, whichis pretty outrageous given, I think everyone coast episode has been over forty five. But that's pretty much all we've got, I'll be honest. Yeah, I'vegot a report to finish off before midnight's currently twenty in. It's worthforty percent of one of my unit marks. So probably some wow does that babyoff. Yeah, otherwise put will be disappointed at me. So yeah, that's pretty much it. Next episode with doing NFL predictions, but thistime for the AFC. Last week we did the NFC, so that willbe coming out and I've got two new guests lined up for that episode.So pretty excited to record that one and here you guys feedback and then,yeah, I'm looking forward to just getting back into the creative mindset. Ye, UNI FINISHES AFTER I've put in this report. Apart from exam so lookingto get a bit more creative with the ideas. And now sports coming back. The League starts tonight, which is exciting. Premier League starts next Thursday. So yeah, a lot more content to keep coming. And also,if you haven't already, get around us on social media, on the wallsfiring every day on twitter and Instagram, and then we also are on facebookif you don't have those platforms. But yeah, thanks for joining me.Cam As always worry. I hope you enjoy your weekend. As it isFriday night that we are recording this and you listening, I hope you enjoyedthe rest of your weekend and you're week to come. Thanks for listening.Say Out.

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