By: Justin Hopkins
AEW PPV are always hard to try and predict, for the best of reasons. You can make an argument on nearly every match on who should walk away with the win. While at the same time. A spicy story waiting the one who doesn’t at the same time. Revolution is staked with blood feuds, match of the year candidates and overall fun matches on paper. Stifled with potential from top to bottom. So, lets pull out the tin foil hats and try and predict the show shall we.
Hook vs QT Marshall
We will start with the softball choice here. Hook is the man. Riding a wave of momentum that isn’t stopping now.
Winner – Hook
Kings of the Black Throne vs Death Triangle and Erick Redbeard
The reason this didn’t go up yesterday. Had a feeling they weren’t done and they gave us this six man. With the return of Erick Redbeard to sub for the injured Fenix and glad to see him. This will be a fun match on the Buy In and while it could go to Death Triangle and Redbeard. House of Black need it much more.
Winner- Kings of the Black Throne
Leyla Hirsch vs Kris Statlander
Well, easy choices gone now. Kris took the first match, which is what kicked off this rivalry and sent Leyla to the dark side. Both of these two are incredible and could be top of the division in no time. Could have Leyla win to lead to a more brutal rubber match. Kris is teasing showing another side of her. With the orphan comment could be teasing a double turn, but Leyla just turned…. More words to try and stall. Can’t even go with my heart cause I love them both… Screw it..
Winner – Leyla Hirsch
Andrade El Idolo, Isiah Kassidy and Matt Hardy vs Sting Darby Allin and Sammy Guevara
Before Rampage. Believed it was going to be a slam dunk. Win for the good guys and set the table for the Hardy Boy reunion. Now I am not to sure though. They could have Matt Hardy wonder off. Doing the erratic thing still. Make it appear it’ll go the way you think. For Darby and Sammy clash from what happened on Rampage. I am going to go for that actually.
Winner- Andrade El Idolo, Isiah Kassidy and Matt Hardy
Eddie Kingston vs Chris Jericho
There is a universe, where Eddie loses this match. Sending him into a bit of a spiral. Having to regroup and think about what he wants. Finding his motivation and coming back and going on a tear to the belt. Getting the emotional moment of winning the Championship. In this world, Eddie is winning this one, and starting the momentum to the Championship now.
Winner- Eddie Kingston
TBS Championship Match – Tay Conti Vs Jade Cargill (Champion)
While Tay could make for a good choice in giving Jade her first loss. It might be too soon. Jade has continued to improve by leaps and bounds and really making this run just what this belt needs. Not quite the time to pull the plug on it.
Winner and still TBS Champion – Jade Cargill
Face of the Revolution Ladder Match – Keith Lee vs Wardlow vs Ricky Starks vs Will Hobbs vs Orange Cassidy vs Christian Cage
Sweet Death how am I suppose to choose. Match is just going to be awesome. Some much destruction. People are going to be launched left and right. Can never sleep on Orange. Hobbs can make a break at any moment. Twenty Twenty Two can be the year of Starks, Christian is a legend, and how can one not bask in the glory of Keith Lee. Keith Lee is a difficult choice to go against, but We got Wardlow. The wave of momentum is really starting to pick up and story of him and MJF is simmering. Match is going to be insane, but at the end of the day, going with….
Winner – Wardlow
AEW Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match – reDRagon vs Young Bucks vs Jurassic Express (Champions)
It is coming due for a heel team to collect the tag team belts. That won’t be tonight thought. the reDRagon Young Buck story doesn’t need the belts. Think they are going to cost themselves the match and the belts stay where they are.
Winner – Jurassic Express
Bryan Danielson vs Jon Moxley
Hey, another match that I have no idea where it can go. Think the American Dragon is going to get the win after a hard fought battle. Setting up not just the team, but the fallout later and Mox finally getting the win he has never had after a long drawn out story.
Winner – Bryan Danielson
AEW Women’s Championship – Thunder Rosa vs Dr. Britt Baker (Champion)
This story can go in so many ways. I genuinely have no idea which way they can go. Going to go the way that sets up a rematch at St. Patrick’s Day Slam the easiest and most interesting.
Winner and new Women’s Champion – Thunder Rosa
CM Punk vs MJF Dog Collar Match
What a fucking feud. The promos and interactions have been nothing short of legendary that will be looked back on in, how to set up feuds, for years to come. It doesn’t feel right to go against him, but an MJF loss would send him spiraling against Wardlow and Punk could move on. Tired of the distractions and wanting his title shot.
Winner – CM Punk
AEW Heavyweight Championship Adam Cole vs Hangman Adam Page
I refuse to make the obvious joke. This match has it’s work cut out for it, to follow everything we have seen this far, but if anyone can do it. Think these two can. Don’t see Hangman’s time come to an end just yet and Cole can take his first loss.
Winner – Hangman Adam Page
As always, I hope you enjoyed and….
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By: Justin Hopkins
Hello and welcome to this weeks roundabout. Where we go back through the past week’s entertainment stories, some big, some small, and some in between, and I share my thoughts on each of them, and we got a few of them, so let’s jump right in shall we.
Starting up, we go into the world of MLB and the Players Association filing a Grievance against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, Oakland Athletics, and Tampa Bay Rays for their lack of spending in the off season. Second time for the Pirates, to my knowledge. Which they should go after each of these teams as hard as they can. One of the way to raise excitement for the sport is if each team remains competitive, especially the Pirates. For the love of everything, Nutting spend money! After the bad off season with all the scandals. MLB can use a win and this could be what they are looking for.
On a little bit of a sad note. We saw not only Superman: Red Son cancelling their Premier and James Bond No Time To Die be pushed back to November, due to the Coronavirus. It is sad to see happen, but necessary one. Would hate to see the virus gain that much more traction due to one of these gatherings and safety has comes first.
In Blumhouse news, following the success of the Invisible Man. Rumors are that Frankenstein may be the next one, which is something I am all for. I love seeing the classic monsters coming back to the forefront, and if it’s not Creature From the Black Lagoon. Frankenstein is a great next choice.
While I am excited for Frankenstein, I am not for the movie they are working on and that is more Paranormal Activity. If you were a fan, than I am happy you are going to get more, but I white knuckled my way through the first three and couldn’t take anymore, and the prospect of more coming does nothing to make me want to even bother in getting caught up.
There were some rumors of CM Punk getting involved in the future Evil Dead Movies, as Ash. That’s a little to far, because I don’t think anyone can fill Bruce’s Shoes, but Punk would be an awesome addition to the Evil Dead World. He has tons of Charisma and can really run with just about anything that is thrown his way, and can be a great lead for films to come. One of those things I didn’t know I wanted, but after hearing it; would love to see it happen.
Now onto the T.V side of things and got a fair amount and will start with the cancelation of a series I never thought would get the axe, and that is Judge Judy. After 25 years, kind of thought this show was going to run till she stepped down. Has had tons of Judges who have tried to follow in her tracks, with varying success. While fans of Judy can rejoice with the fact that she does have a new show in the works called Judy Justice. Hats off to 25 years and everyone involved in the success of that and future success of their new project.
She-Hulk is a show that I am highly anticipating and have seen bits come through Pre-production. Bit of news that Alison Brie or someone like her being up for the title role as Jennifer, kind of hoping that they just sign Alison who could be great at the role. Along with Mark Ruffalo being in preliminary talks to play as Bruce. Who is going to be pivotal in the success of getting the show started, especially since it sounds like they want to cover the origin story for the Shulkie. Plus, can give him a fitting ending as well.
To C.W we have a premier date for Stargirl. I love everything they have done in the Arrowverse and excited to see what they have planned with her as well and there is so much room to grow and the fact it’s a new character coming to the front of the line. Which I am always for.
I actually get to end on a positive light, and send my congratulations to Melissa Benoist and Husband Chris Woods for their pregnancy news. Wish them all the best as they prepare for their first child.
And that is that for this week’s Roundabout. Hope you all enjoyed and as always…
Thank You For Reading.