Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Fact or Fiction
October 8, 2017
Well, today it happens. WWE Hell In A Cell, Smackdown Live style. Later tonight, exclusively on the WWE Network. But before we go there, we have to go here and that is the weekly edition of “Wrestling Fact or Fiction”. The questions come from my friends over at 411mania.com/wrestling. I’m the man with the answers. I think, when I finish this, I’m going to go cook some Tater Tots. I’m hungry. Let’s do this…
1. Carmella will successfully cash her money in the bank contract on Sunday at HIAC PPV.
FICTION: While she could, I just don’t see it happening yet. I can see Carmella coming out and her and James Ellsworth teasing a cash-in, but I think it’d be better to wait for the right time on Smackdown Live, when her big happening can be the highlight of the show rather than on a stacked pay-per-view where it would be just another moment among moments. Carmella will cash in when the time is right, but I just don’t see it being tonight.
2. Jinder Mahal will retain the WWE Title at Sunday’s HIAC PPV.
FACT: With the bog tour of India coming up very soon, as well as the fact that since becoming “The Artist”, Nakamura seems to have lost his momentum and sparkle and I just don’t see him as the top guy right now. Jinder is doing a fine job as the WWE Champion right now and there is no need to take the title away yet that I can see.
3. The New Day vs. The Usos match will be the match of the night at Sunday’s HIAC PPV.
FICTION: These two teams work great together and it will be a fantastic match. I’m sure about that, but match of the night? With Charlotte versus Natayla on the card, not to mention Shane versus Owens, Rusev versus Orton (they may surprise us) and even Jinder versus Nakamura (if they let these guys cut loose and show us what they can really do), I think that the tag team title match will be one among many top notch and tight matches. It might steal the show, but I just have a feeling in my heart that many of the others will be attempting to do the same thing and steal the show as well. It should be a great night of wrestling, for sure.
4. Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon SHOULD main event at Sunday’s HIAC PPV.
FICTION: Unless it’s a very special match, like a retirement match for a true legend or some kind of grudge match blowing off a feud that’s done all it can, I’m of the mind that the main event should ALWAYS be the World title match, or in this case, the WWE title match. It’s the most important championship in WWE and when the champ is there to defend his title, they should not take a back seat to anyone… period!
5. AJ Styles will retain the WWE US Title at Sunday’s HIAC PPV.
FICTION: AJ is on a roll as of late and looking great. Corbin has been booked badly and is doing jobs to Tye Dillinger. There is absolutely no reason for Corbin to win this match and be the next United States Champion. But that’s exactly why I think it will happen. AJ is getting kind of stale as the secondary champion and needs to be back in the WWE title picture. Corbin has been buried as of late and can’t really afford another big loss on a pay-per-view or TV. Thus, Corbin shocks the world and walks out the new Champion. He goes on to feud with Dillinger and AJ goes after Jinder and the WWE Championship. Everyone wins. Works for me.
6. What is your excitement level for Sunday’s WWE HIAC PPV?
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’ll go with a strong 7.5. I’m looking forward to seeing Owens and Shane (with Owens winning of course). The rest of the matches are solid and strong and who isn’t wondering if this will or will not be the time that Zack Ryder finally goes heel when he and Mojo face The World’s Greatest Tag Team, Version 2017. Seriously, there are not any bad matches booked for this event and it should be a good show with lots of action from the starting bell towards the end. A good night of wrestling and really, that’s all that matters.
And there you go. Another FoF in the books and now it’s time for breakfast / lunch. Have a great one and I’ll catch you later. Until the next time…