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Episode 24 · 2 years 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. Hello and welcome back to the on the ball podcast. This is episode twenty three of the show, if my calculations aren't mistaken. Today we are back again, as promised last week, with another wwe episode. This is going to be our dought, our monthly dowe episode, pretty much where we just talk about the upcoming pay per view and the month. That is just just occurred today on once again, joined by the resident do Expert Camera, will corcodile. Welcome back. Hello. We've just finished a riveting Friday night footie and Campbell watched it, but you also raging a little bit the old feet for fortnight. Yeah, combination. Any comments on that? That's riked, it's claimed. It's Rigg Beer. I've just taken some notes on our conversation last week about an XTU being better in the icons being better in the s and stuff, because I don't know, I was watching some wrestling this week and some 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 just want 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 is the funniest commentator. I can't remember what it was we're watching, I think to take over war games the other week, and we genuinely just started laughing at one of these calls. It was so funny. makes so many pop culture references and it's like what are yeah, he spices, he spies a bit spicy, he's yeah. And then, along with that, the crowds are way more engaged with nxt. But Yeah, you've got the WW diehards where at raw and smackdown. A lot of it is just like young kids who'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 funny and stuff like that. Yeah, and then, finally, my final joint was yes, I agree that maybe the men's stars were more iconic in the night is into thousands, but there's no arguing the women's deep is at the moment. They're going to be the icons of women's wrestling, as like stone cold and the rock were of men's wrestling. So they're just a couple things I wanted to touch on. That We. Yeah, talk about we just so, yeah, we're just gonna roll through the matches at backlash. This is coming up on Monday, so two days from when this episode is released. Are you going to be watching it? I have school. Yeah, so no, 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 to only 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 month because 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 and I'm not sure if there's going to be matches out of at smackdown, but we have edge versus Randy Orton. So the repeat of this is the Wrestlemania last 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 all these matches alive, because they like can get crowds now, so they do it live, but this is the the edge and Randy ordon match was the only match prerecorded in this per view, so some mental shit should probably go down. 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 view and stuff because, apart from like, it's a pretty pretty yeah, it's pretty boring. Yeah, it's pretty arm pretty average, pretty undest. It's pretty honest. Snows a lot, but let's be real, most of the pay per views, apart from the big ones like my wrestle mania, money in the bank, summerslam survivor series, most of the other ones are more just 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 match of all time. Seriously, Drus wouldn't even put any of them in the top ten, but edge. Yeah, I'll go. Actually, why do you think? Edge? Because he's sicker, better theme song. Yeah, the only thing is if edge wins, because edge want to wrestle me he won 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 does edge just become a main roster superstar again? What, like do you think if edge wins, is he'll become a main roster superstar wrestling? Wee. Can we know? Absolutely not. Yeah, that's what makes me maybe think the Randy win. No, I think because Randy still a like we can week out wrestler. So it would make more sense. Yeah, I do it. I I just don't know, because, you know what, I wouldn't be surprised at if Randy wins this one and there's like a a third one 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 of many one similarly. So, yeah,...

...you're going edge, I'm going you think 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 for the purpose of I don't get how the storyline works if edge loses, if edge wins, because I don't think edges at that point in his life where he'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 like that's it's not a story learning. Yeah, but I'm just saying, does that mean randyrn's like done? Yeah, well, he'll disappear for a bit. It's not needed. Yeah, true, but I'll go for edge. I like. I'm going for edge, but I'll tip randy Orton. Next we'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'd happily put thousands on drew mcintire winning this if I'm on. Yeah, he's won 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 Lana like 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 early and he's insignificant of a a place. So No, absolutely not really much to talk about, but definitely, yeah, he's definitely one of he's got definitely drew 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 probably I'm going to say Bronze Rom. I'm going to say Braun Strowman, just for 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 the yeah, but that's a bit different. They cut it in, wouldn't know the way. Rather beltwins. No, Michelle mccole and lay layla. They cut 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 Bronz Stroman to fight. So he's going to win again and then I think Kevin Owens will verse Bronze Roman. Yeah, I think that would be pretty bad for Braun strowman's career trajectory if it loses to them. Is Morrison. So I'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 row women's Championship. This is a tough one, so obviously it's just got all 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 nxt you or something. No, I don't know matter. Maybe we'll be a triple threat match. It's just an updated...

...that's weird because it's still does say she's the title. That's weird. Yeah, I don't know. Yeah, it's be weird, but I think nijocks is going to win. Yeah, yeah, I actually write that. I don't want to go the same for you every time, but I'll go Niah Jacks here as well, if you count the money in the bank as a title shot. She's had two cracks out it now in a row. Yeah, I feel like could be pretty weird after picking up like steam for her to crush her down for a second time. Yeah, I think she's got to win this and then I don't think this rabberry we'd be over. I think Oscar might stay in the title picture, but I think she might hand it over. Yeah, so ask her. Becky Lynch as form pregnant. Yeah, we've said this before. Now, we haven't? Yes, we have. I said Askar's got the title because I've Yeah, on this podcast. I thought you meant last of the castle. was, like, I didn't even happen. No, yeah, but I'm congratulations to Becky Lynch and seth row yeah, obviously they're listening to this. Obviously who are? Who would have been this that they're going to mention on the honoraball podcast? But yeah, congratulations to them. It'll be rude if they're boiled. Girl doesn't become a wrestler. No, they'll be like a lawyer. Yeah, maybe that's a random shout saying they'll be a lawyer, but yeah, I'll go Ni Jack's yeah, Nia, all right. Next we've got big, hardy versus shameless. I'm going for normal singles match, there being, you know, going at it all body for six weeks and shamess, shamess wins, and then Braun stroman shameless Ravary, pretty sure way to say again, shameless winds. Yeah, and then Braun Strowman and shames actually good shout. Yeah, have a m just bashing people. Yeah, it's brutes. Yeah, wrote. Yeah, no, I think the Shane Shamiss hearts is is a bit bigger than Jeff Hardy. So I write that call. Yeah, I'll join you on the shameless train. Way, shame, try. They said. What the next pay per view is extreme rule, stream rules. Yeah, that could be where you're shame is defeating we can kill someone. That would be weird if drew and shameless were title holders, the UK dominating. Yeah, I'll back in. Shame is my fellow sourceman, my fellow right, right now, I'll back into be the 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 matches of the card, if I'm honest. Triple Threat Tag team match for the Dabdo Women's Tag Team Championship. I've Got...

Bailey in banks, the the title holders, up against Bliss and Cross, the former title holders, and then the ICONICS, billy campaign rows Royce a bit of a come back in the last 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've only 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 with they'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 the ICONICS. 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 I feel like they can't put off this Bailey Sasha story because the fizzle, the tension is going to die out. No one's going to care anymore. And the 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 think it's probably time for bliss and Cross to leave the title. Picture. You can't say that to Nikki. They have been in the freaking title picture for that Long. Yet. Nikki can have a crack at the solo title or something. 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, now you said that. I actually does would make sense for them to lose the TAG team championships. But I'll back them in. I definitely think now you've said that the ICONICS were soult chance, but I'll back them in because I feel like next they can't do another pay per view where Bailey has to do two matches, because they won't make that. Do that. I think they've going to lose it. Yeah, they're gonna lose it. And the next we'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 can like face any challenge and he's going to win, and the he's like a WWe universe fan fave. Now I'm back in a Andrada and Ratas a boost oh well, you going to lose? You're a savage, because Apollo cruise is not going to lose the championship this quickly. He literally just got it like two weeks ago. Yeah, true, it's probably a good shout, but I won't lie, I haven't been...

...following the storyline, if the whole Vegas 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 him to be like a piece so he'll win easily. It's about time he's had his little run because, like, I remember when they debuted him, they like used to hype him up all the time. Then you'd watch him and it 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's just athletes, like bobby Lashley. It's just an athlete, but on the MIC and stuff he's so poor he's a rank bitch. Yeah, so that's actually we're just paste through the matches. Yeah, well, don't know if anything's going to be added, maybe because they're just like a pre show match smackdown. Yeah, well, sometimes they just add preshow matches before. I guess I don't think any of these matches are bad enough to be a pretty show, M appollock. And plus there's only seven matches, so if they took 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 talked about it last week. Bab you cut caught any of the nxt takeover? What the in your house? Yeah, yeah, I did see a bit of it. We would you think of what you saw? It pretty juicy. It was actually really good. I'll be honest. I was half asleep for the first three matches, but then I really like woke up for the final three and it was awesome. It was very short, but once again, nxt there. It's the kind of trademark. They proved that for a 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 away thinking I was an elite match, like Keighley and Johnny Gargano. It was only twenty two minutes and that was all. Yeah, the women's trouble through trouble fat match similarly similarly, was only nineteen minutes and that was probably match the night. And Yeah, it was really well critiqued by, you know, the experts of wrestling. Yeah, I saw. I just better said velveteen didn't win. Oh, that, I'll be honest. That was probably the only thing, because not just the fact that he didn't win, but the match was a bit weird and now he can't go challenge for the next you see the way it was shot? I didn't see. He's like a cinematic thing. It was like a well, it was a backlot brawl, that's what it was called, but there was like a ring of cars and then there was a wrestling ring in the middle and it was like cinematically shot and this guy came out pretty much to set up his atom call few forget his name escapes me, and then the undisputed area came out as well. But yeah, it was just weird. It was really dark, it was hard to see. Their moves were like a limited because they weren't in like a padded environment. Yeah, so they...

...couldn't do crazy stuff. They were like 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 match between 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 he was just thinking the North American title for ages and now he's not going to be able to get the next title to atom called Lose. I just think Adam Colney so lose it. He's had it for three over a year, like the title. Yeah, and carry on. Cross quickly disposed of Tomato Champer, which is pretty interesting given that Chet they are always trying to keep chamber in the title picture. Yeah, but I wouldn't be surprised if I don't know what happened last week on nxt, but it wouldn't. I wouldn't be surprised if cross also has a cracker coals title now. Or maybe he'll go 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 know shall just randomly came out on the raws championship is trying to keep her next day, which is you know they are. saw a lot of memes on the Internet about that, saying like nobody, absolutely nobody. Dodo eat, chuck the title and check the title and Charlotte. Yeah, I don't know it'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've had a rivalry because EO Shari's main rival was Shanna Baisl and then ripley kind of took over from her. Yeah, so they've never really gone out of it and they're probably two of the top five women's wrestlers at the moment in the Dodobe. So that'd be good fun to watch. Yeah, I just think Adam calls going to lose soon. Yeah, it's always hard with those tight champions because they've been such a success as the title holder. So you like not sure what to do after they lose the title. So they're probably be scared to pull the trigger on that one. But yeah, they probably do need to do something because there's only a certain amount of time someone can hold a title before it gets a little bit stay. Yeah, it's been and you like you want to move before that stayness comes. So yeah, I do think at some point, sooner rather than later, he has to lose it. I don't know when the next takeover is. It's probably not for a while. Just checking it's August. Twenty is twenty two. So by that point he would have held the title for almost four hundred and thirty days. 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 been to have the nxt's the third brand. I find it a bit hard to take because, yeah, I get that the wrestling is such the similar quality to wwe, if not better. The wrestlers are probably better, but like they still have takeover. HMM. Like...

...they still only have four or five pay per views a year and they're completely isolated from the Dowe, raw and smackdown except for survivor series. So like they really pushed this whole three brands thing. But when they're doing that it's kind of hard, like they probably don't want to stop takeovers because there's such a success. Yeah, but it's almost hard not to view them as the third brand, even though it smackdown. Yeah, easily, I understand. Yeah, so anything else you want to 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, which is 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've got a report to finish off before midnight's currently twenty in. It's worth forty percent of one of my unit marks. So probably some wow does that baby off. Yeah, otherwise put will be disappointed at me. So yeah, that's pretty much it. Next episode with doing NFL predictions, but this time for the AFC. Last week we did the NFC, so that will be 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 looking to 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 walls firing every day on twitter and Instagram, and then we also are on facebook if you don't have those platforms. But yeah, thanks for joining me. Cam As always worry. I hope you enjoy your weekend. As it is Friday night that we are recording this and you listening, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend and you're week to come. Thanks for listening. Say Out.

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