There is a slight difference between my ROH predictions and WWE ones though. Instead of going through everything from beginning to end, I will simply just list the matches and give my thoughts and predictions for each of them.
I hope you enjoy...
I was always a huge fan of Lethal, even before his Black Machismo days, and lately, it's been so great seeing him in a different light, so to speak. I always thought he was such a natural babyface, but he really plays the heel role quite well, and to be honest, I don't think he really needs Truth Martini, who I think has done him more harm than good. And then there's O'Reilly. I admit that I wasn't a fan of his at first, but since he was paired with Bobby Fish, he's really upped his game and really been able to develop his character. I'm not so sure how he'll do as a singles star, especially as a babyface, but I still have high hopes for him in the next few years. This match should be excellent and I'm sure they'll pull out all the stops here. I am a little surprised that they didn't go with an immediate rematch between Lethal and Roderick Strong, considering how the last show ended, but I'm sure they'll get there eventually. There are a number of different options here, but I think the outcome that benefits the company the most is to put the strap on O'Reilly. Lethal's had a great run, but I don't think he really needs the belt at this point, and a loss here would just create another future challenger for O'Reilly down the road, as Lethal can easily make the excuse that he had to wrestle two matches on this night, while O'Reilly only had the one. I'm going with O'Reilly to win the belt here.
Jay Lethal vs. Bobby Fish for the ROH Television Championship
Bobby Fish is a very entertaining character and a great wrestler no doubt, but I just don't see him as the company's flag bearer, and I don't see him as a main event guy. Yes, this is a mid-care title here, but unlike most wrestling companies today, this title is seen as the ticket to future world title matches. As much as this contradicts my previous statement, I think even in defeat, a feud between ReDragon would be huge money. Having said that, I think this is the belt that Lethal retains, which leads to a major jealousy angle down the road between Fish and O'Reilly. On an unrelated note, if Lethal were to retain both belts, I can totally see the WWE keeping the titles on its double champion Seth Rollins as well.
This should be another great match, and although I'm not usually a fan of these multiple-person matches, this one has drawn my attention, because any of these four guys could be a believable contender, as all are either former world champions or former contenders. These four guys all have a history with each other, as well as the champion and challenger in the main event, so it's a very interesting bout. I'm going to go with Cole to win this one, just because he has the most history with O'Reilly, and has a victory over him in their last match. I was thinking of having AJ win here as well, but I think it would make more sense for him or Strong to challenge Lethal. Again, there are so many options here, but I think Cole is the best one, based on my prediction for the main event.
Has ROH stacked the deck on this show, or what? This is probably going to be match of the night, which really says a lot, considering the other matches on this card. I don't know how The Bucks worked their way into this match, but that's nothing to complain about, and if anything, it'll make the match better. As much as I like Daniels and Kazarian, I think The Bullet Club needs a win on this show, since Styles is probably losing the four-way. With that said, I'm going to predict that The Bucks become the new champs here.
It's anybody's guess who the challenging team is going to be here. But it is ROH, and they've been known to surprise us. I think we may get to see The Motor City Machine Guns back in action at some point, or possibly London and Kendrick. Either way it goes, I'm sure it'll be a great match, but I think that because the mystery team probably won't be staying around for much longer after this show, I'm going with The Briscoes to defeat whoever it is. But it should be a strong match, regardless.
I believe this is a no disqualification match, as if it makes a difference. ACH always goes out there to steal the show, and I don't think this will be any different. These two should have an excellent match, and one that will be hard to top for whoever's following it. Since ACH lost in pretty convincing fashion to Adam Page on the last pay per view, I think he needs a win here, but it should be a competitive match, just to keep Sydal strong as well. I pick ACH to win, and possibly earn himself a TV title shot down the road.
There is a pretty unique stipulation for this match. As I understand it, if Young wins, Castle loses his boys, but if Castle wins, Young becomes one of them. I'm really not into either of these characters though. It's also so hard to follow ROH storylines, because the air dates of their shows are usually not in sync with the present dates. I think it would make more sense for Young to lose this one, so that's what I'm going to predict. Unless the company feels that this angle has run its course.
Again, it's just so hard to stay up-to-date with current storylines in this company. I admit that I haven't watched ROH TV in a few weeks now, and I can't even remember who's supposed to be the heel or face in this match. I don't think it matters though. Moose may be over, but he's just such a terrible wrestler, and I think there is more upside to an Alexander win. I pick Cedric to go over here.
So there you have it.
What do ya think?