SmackDown Live presented its fanbase with a night chock full of crushed tables, bent ladders and scattered steel chairs.
Now that TLC 2016 has come to a close, Raw is taking its biggest battles onto the “road” for the last WWE PPV of the year. Roadblock: End of the Line looks like it’s going to bring a close to every current feud. Sasha Banks and Charlotte will engage in another title match for the Red Brand’s Women’s Championship. But this rematch will be held under 30-minute Iron Man rules. Seth Rollins will take on the current Universal Champion’s former best buddy Chris Jericho. And two of Raw’s major men’s title holders will clash for the WWE Universal Championship – title holder Kevin Owens vs. United States Champion Roman Reigns.
It’s time for our monthly WWE PPV predictions breakdown, so let’s get into what we think’s gonna happen at Roadblock: End of the Line.
Big Cass vs. Rusev (with Lana)
Predictions & Winner: Rusev and Lana have dealt with Enzo’s antics for a good while now. And they’ve usually began with a ton of flirting from Enzo towards Rusev’s lady and ended with Rusev dominating the slick talker afterwards. After getting dominated by the Russian brute for so long, it seems as if Enzo has decided to call in some help from Big Cass. Enzo has fought hard to prove himself against Rusev, but it’s been all for naught. Big Cass’ chances of ending Rusev’s crusade against his lil’ buddy are high. This one’s gonna erupt into a hard-hitting matchup between two of Raw’s strongest Superstars. We think Cass is gonna lay into Rusev just enough to walk away with the win. And right after the final bell has rung, Enzo will get in a few good licks on Rusev and thoroughly disrespect his old lady.
Rich Swann (c) vs. T.J. Perkins vs. The Brian Kendrick (Triple Threat Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Predictions & Winner: Swann’s turned into one of the more favorable Cruiserweight members of WWE’s roster. He’s graduated from NXT competitor to CWC entrant all the way to the champion of his desired weight class. He claimed the Cruiserweight Championship by beating back the former champion, The Brian Kendrick. Swann’s been on a roll lately since he’s gotten some legit pins over Kendrick and even T.J. Perkins. Since those two have been at the forefront of the division since it’s revival, it makes sense for them to be included in this Triple Threat Match. We think this one’s gonna go a bit longer than most of the matches involving the smaller Superstars on Raw’s roster. It’s gonna be quite the fast-paced, back-and-forth match that’ll feature the type of moments we’re used to seeing on the Indy circuit. Swann still has a coat of freshness on him as Cruiserweight Champion, so we don’t see him dropping it so soon here.
Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho
Predictions & Winner: Rollins has been screwed countless times by the diabolical (and immensely entertaining) duo of Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. At this PPV, Owens is busy contending with Rollins’ running buddy Roman Reigns. Which leaves Owens’ on-and-off mate Jericho to deal with their Rollins problem. Rollins and Y2J tend to make whoever they’re in the ring with look just as good as they are, so we can already imagine how good this match will turn out with both men involved. This match’s predicted winner is easy for us to call out – Jericho will pull out every dirty trick on his other “List,” but it will all fail and cause him to eat a finishing Pedigree from Rollins.