A return of an old game with a new twist. This is TWM Predicts! We’ve asked our writers, friends, and sponsors to predict various things that are going to happen at SummerSlam 2021! Let’s not waste any more time and introduce our predictors!
Will Cardi B Actually Appear?
YES: Kurtis, Matty, Edward, Jade, Jeff
NO: Adam, Dom, Griffin, Richard, Shalene, Zain, Scott
SummerSlam 2021: Drew McIntyre Vs. Jinder Mahal
Drew McIntyre: Kurtis, Adam, Matty, Dom, Richard, Iain, Jade, Shalene, Jeff, Zain, Scott
Jinder Mahal: Griffin, Edward
Kurtis: I believe after a lot of tomfooleries from Jinder and his cronies that Drew has to come out on top here, for you know… Scotland?
Iain: Feuds over objects never work, and this hasn’t either. Remember when Edge Vs. Booker T happened at a WrestleMania because of a Shampoo commercial? This is worse.
Scott: Zero Interest due to the lack of Heath Slater and 3MB.
Dom: Drew wins decisively before the fans actually start to turn on him in droves.
Griffin: Jinder wins, with help from his friends and his sword!
Edward: This is not a good feud, but Drew has been booked so strong, that even though Jinders two cronies are banned, I guarantee that someone new will be introduced to take out Drew.
Shalene: I really don’t see Jinder winning here. Drew will finally put this feud to rest, then he and Angela can move on to other things.
Zain: The feud could have been so much more yet it was centred around a sword and a motorcycle. Although it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have Jinder win, I don’t see Drew (one of the most protected guys on the roster) taking a loss at this stage.
SummerSlam 2021: United States Championship Match
Sheamus vs. Damian Priest
Sheamus: Matty, Richard
Damian Priest: Iain, Jeff, Scott, Adam, Dom, Griffin, Edward, Jade, Shalene, Zain
Kurtis: For some reason, I don’t see this finishing clean, I can see Sheamus getting himself disqualified.
Scott: Saw Priest in ROH as Punishment Martinez and really enjoyed him. Would be great to see him with the belt.
Dom: Priest has been one of the few people on Raw to be somewhat untarnished so deserves a US title run
Shalene: This is Damian’s time. The way he’s been booked recently just feels like he’s going to win the title at SummerSlam. The Archer of Infamy finally gets some main roster gold on Saturday!
Zain: They just had Priest beat Sheamus a few weeks ago. Not many are fans of 50-50 booking and neither am I. Just let Priest go over Sheamus strong. This way Sheamus could possibly move on to the main event picture considering RAW does not have that many available upper mid-card guys right now.
SummerSlam 2021: Edge Vs. Seth Rollins
Edge: Kurtis, Matty, Richard, Iain, Jeff, Scott, Adam, Dom, Griffin, Edward, Shalene
Seth Rollins: Jade & Zain
Kurtis: Seth has been insufferable as of late, which is a good thing. He’s played his part so well. BUT it’s time for Edge to come out on top.
Scott: Looking forward to this one. On my list of Edge return matches, I want to see.
Dom: This match can easily steal the show Saturday night. These two are going to put on an absolute clinic, but in the end, Edge will prove why he’s the experienced veteran and pick up the win.
Griffin: Edge wins with a spear as Rollins goes for chair attack. It takes 2 spears in the match to win overall.
Shalene: This match can easily steal the show Saturday night. These two are going to put on an absolute clinic, but in the end Edge will prove why he’s the experienced veteran and pick up the win.
Zain: Edge is all about giving the younger talent the spotlight. I feel like sooner or later, Rollins will challenge Reigns and if he does, having a loss to Edge would do him any good. Plus Edge can take a loss and still remain a big deal. He’s a Hall-of-Famer, won a shit-tonne of titles in WWE and can make anything work. He doesn’t need a win here.
SummerSlam 2021: Sasha Banks Vs. Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair: Iain, Scott, Dom, Jade, Shalene, Zain
Sasha Banks: Matty, Richard, Jeff, Adam, Griffin,
Kurtis: I feel as if Bianca needs to beat Sasha here. I think it would do a lot more for her than it would for Sasha winning the title again.
Shalene: Belair’s run feels like it’s only just getting started, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see them hotshot the belt
Zain: This one is just based on what’s gonna be next. WWE has Survivor Series coming up and according to recent reports, Naomi was transferred to SmackDown. Reigns have expressed interest in bringing her into The Bloodline. Therefore, Naomi would need a good babyface to work against and that could be Belair. OR, WWE just drags Banks-Belair out for a while, which is probably gonna happen.
Edward: I just want to say, it’s possible this match isn’t happening due to both being pulled from house shows due to “unforeseen circumstances”, it’s possible they’re back on tour, but as a feud, it’s fine, they have at least set up that Sasha is the clear heel and Bianca is the clear face.
Griffin: I don’t think it’ll happen at all. Both have missed house shows and the match might have to be pulled from the card.
SummerSlam 2021: WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Los Mysterios Vs. The Usos [Bloodline]
Los Mysterios: Scott, Jade, Richard
The Usos: Iain, Dom, Shalene, Zain, Edward, Matty, Jeff, Adam, Griffin
Kurtis: Again maybe I’m feeling shenanigans here, maybe some dastardly stuff from the Usos, them retaining and MAYBE a turn of Dom on Rey?
Scott: Really want to see the Mysterios with the belts and I’d love them to do a WM21 and have Rey Vs. Dom at Mania.
Dom: Main event Jey Uso may well end up on the pre-show again, also a potential Mysterio’s break up following this match.
Shalene: I really don’t see any of The Bloodline losing their gold on Saturday, plain and simple. This starts with The Usos, who could hold onto the titles for quite a while.
Griffin: The Usos retain the belts via roll-up as Jay pins Dominic while grabbing the tights. Dominic finally turns on Rey post-match.
SummerSlam 2021: WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Bobby Lashley Vs. Goldberg
Bobby Lashley: Kurtis, Jade, Richard, Iain, Dom, Shalene, Zain, Edward, Jeff, Griffin
Goldberg: Scott, Matty, Adam,
Kurtis: If Goldberg wins I’ll flip over a table.
Dom: Please don’t put the belt back on Goldberg, please
Shalene: This can’t be over fast enough. Let’s just hope that Lashley retains, because who really wants to see Goldberg with the title again?
Zain: Goldberg is on a two-matches per year contract. The WWE Champion needs to be around at this point in wrestling. So if Goldberg wins, he’s gonna wrestle like one match per year at this point and that’s doesn’t fair well even if they work their way out of his 2 matches year deal. The only way I see Goldberg winning is that Big E cashes in right after. He has his big meaty men match with Goldberg and wins the title.
Edward: Goldberg is being used all wrong, his use as a world champion contender, as opposed to a guy who squashes mid-card fodder, is what’s gonna make people continue to turn against him. If he wins, he won’t be used again till next year, since his contract is two matches a year. So he isn’t winning.
Griffin: Goldberg hits a spear. But only a 1. The second spear is a 2. Lashley hits his own spear for a 2. Attempted jackhammer countered and Lashley hits dominator and spear for the win.
SummerSlam 2021: RAW Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair Vs. Nikki ASH Vs. Rhea Ripley
Charlotte Flair: Zain, Griffin, Scott, Adam,
Nikki ASH: Iain, Shalene, Edward, Jeff, Matty
Rhea Ripley: Kurtis, Jade, Richard,
Dom: I’m not sure how Nikki got sucked into the never-ending feud, also concerned about her crowd reactions.
Zain: They’re gonna bring Becky back and run Charlotte vs Becky . . . . again.
Griffin: Charlotte wins via pinning Ash after Rhea hits the Rip Tide. Charlotte throws Rhea out of the ring to get the pin and yet another title win.
Scott: Wouldn’t be surprised with another Charlotte win.
Shalene: As much as I’d love for Ripley to win the title back, it probably isn’t going to happen. I also don’t want Charlotte to win it again, so we’ll just say Nikki finds a way to barely escape with the title.
Edward: OMNI Flair is so dominant as a challenger, it’s confusing that she has so many short pointless reigns, but she isn’t getting pinned. Rhea beat Nikki, easily last raw, then got immediately pinned by Charlotte later on in the same show, so much for booking young stars well. Nikki’s character has no confidence in winning, it’s always maybe I’ll win. Her character isn’t getting over, but people like the person, similar to Alexa. But she’s winning, because she’s been booked like a GEEK, so it makes sense in WWE land for her to steal the pin off Charlotte for the win.
Kurtis: It’s a shame as I feel like the Nikki experiment hasn’t panned out. I think she’s great but I believe they might wanna strap it back on Rhea
SummerSlam 2021: WWE Universal Championship Match:
John Cena Vs. Roman Reigns
John Cena: Adam, Jeff, Jade, Richard
Roman Reigns: Dom, Zain, Griffin, Scott, Iain, Shalene, Edward, Matty, Kurtis
Dom: This has a huge match feel, I just hope both men can deliver
Zain: A few weeks ago, I would have been certain that Reigns was going to win. However, with Flair’s recent release, WWE might want John Cena as the new record holder with 17-World Championship wins. Plus, John Cena has sold tickets and boosted ratings through the roof, I think WWE might want him around longer. I could see Cena winning here and dropping the title at Survivor Series but it’s still 70-30 to Reigns. Roman is untouchable right now and it should stay that way until a credible opponent who needs a win steps up. Cena doesn’t need the win. I’m still going with Roman but there’s a possibility that Cena might go over.
Griffin: Throughout Cena hits 3 AAs but none get the job done. Reigns hit 2 spears that don’t work. A top rope AA is countered into a Guillotine choke that is kept on for minutes but eventually Roman wins via TKO.
Scott: Another torch pass for Reigns. As if he needed any more torches…
Shalene: As I said earlier, The Bloodline isn’t losing any gold at SummerSlam. Cena will put up a fight like he always does, but in the end, the Tribal Chief will reign supreme.
Edward: Roman will win (again) then he can continue his pointless head of the table shtick, with only a handful of mid-carders to squash (unless Adam Cole resigns, then he can be squashed instead.)
Kurtis: Roman simply has to win here, what’s the point of having John win? Either way, it’s gonna be a great match…