Monday, August 19, 2019

WWE King Of The Ring 2019 Predictions

I never do predictions, I don't like doing predictions, but I'm doing one right now because someone suggested it on Twitter.

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The file didn't come out as easy to read as I would like, but here's my predictions below.

RAW ENTRANTS

  • Cesaro v Samoa Joe - Tempted to go Cesaro here, but I think Joe gets the nod. Don't feel great about this prediction though with Cesaro looking like a project on Raw that may get some attention.

  • Ricochet v Drew McIntyre - I could see either winning the whole thing, but I think they want to give Drew some shine so he moves on via nefarious means.

  • Cedric Alexander v Sami Zayn - I just don't see moving Sami out of the first round or doing Sami v Corbin or McIntyre (as I have Corbin beating The Miz) so Cedric who is another project on Raw moves on.

  • The Miz v Baron Corbin - Baron Corbin is another guy I could see winning this whole thing if he hadn't been overexposed on those bad Raws so badly. I think he moves on to lose to Cedric Alexander.

SMACKDOWN LIVE ENTRANTS

  • Kevin Owens v Elias - Elias is yet another guy I could see having a fun run as king, but I'm going with him here because I think KO is getting cheated by Shane O'Mac. Whether KO losing is a good idea or not at this point is debatable, but I think it's happening.

  • Ali v Buddy Murphy - This may have been the toughest to pick, but Buddy's involvement in the Roman Reigns storyline gives him the nod. I have a good feeling Ali is getting the W to take on Elias though. My official pick is Buddy Murphy though.

  • Chad Gable v Shelton Benjamin - Chad Gable gets the win here. No idea if they'll go through what they've discussed with him (that whole Shorty G deal that's been rumored), but I can't see Shelton moving out of the first round.

  • Apollo Crews v Andrade - This is the one I feel most confident about. Andrade is winning this whole thing so he's beating a game Apollo Crews.


SECOND ROUND MATCHES

  • Samoa Joe v Drew McIntyre - I think they'll want to move Drew on past the second round more than Joe, and setup another match with Cedric Alexander.

  • Cedric Alexander v Baron Corbin - As I mentioned above, I think another round of Drew v Cedric is in play, and I think Baron is going to lay low for a while.

  • Elias v Buddy Murphy - Elias moves on, but I'm not sure they really want do do Andrade v Elias after that. Elias is my pick though.

  • Chad Gable v Andrade - Andrade is my pick to win the whole thing so he moves on.

SEMI-FINAL MATCHES

  • Drew McIntyre v Cedric Alexander - Again, I think Andrade is winning the whole thing so I think he beats a face in the finals. Getting to the finals gives Cedric enough shine (especially if there are shenanigans) to continue to make him "a thing" on Raw.

  • Andrade v Elias - Kevin Owens probably costs Elias the match if he gets this far.

FINALS
  • Cedric Alexander v Andrade - Andrade is your 2019 King of the Ring although Cedric probably only loses due to outside interference by Zelina Vega.