Tossing Salt Presents:
WWE Super ShowDown
Thoughts & Predictions
June 6, 2019
Tomorrow, taking place is Saudi Arabia (although you’d never know the location if you only listened to WWE advertising), is the Second Annual WWE Super Showdown pay-per-view event. It’s a loaded show with a lot of big names and big matches. John Cena, Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles and Kevin Owens won’t be there and neither will the majority of the Women of WWE, except for Alexa Bliss and Natayla and who knows what their roles will be. They won’t be there, but most of us probably will be there in spirit anyways, watching on the WWE Network. And with that in mind, let’s take a look at the matches advertised and see if we can pick some winners and losers. It’s prediction time. Let’s do this.
The Undertaker vs. Goldberg
Goldberg is back for a one and done so far as we know. Undertaker skipped Wrestlemania, but looks to be in great shape and ready for this big event. So who should win? It’ll be mostly smoke and mirrors and hopefully short and sweet because I can’t see either of these men, at this point in their careers, having a long or fast-paced match. So stare-down, brawl, a spear by Goldberg, but Taker sits up at 2. The chokeslam by Taker and Goldberg kicks out at 2. Tombstone attempt, but Goldberg backdrops his way to freedom. Spear and jackhammer and Goldberg wins.
Triple H vs. Randy Orton
HHH is as bad as they come, but at the end of the day, he’s just a part-time executive. Orton works full time and still, I think, has a couple of WWE title runs left in him. He’s the WWE’s “go-to” when they want a big match and Cena isn’t available. He’s their “anti-Cena”. HHH winning makes no sense so look for a great match, lots of close calls and wild brawls, but at the end of the night, it’ll be time for HHH to meet the RKO.
Winner: Randy Orton
Universal Champion Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin
If Corbin becomes the WWE Universal Champion, it becomes official that Vince McMahon is totally senile and needs to be sent on a long vacation to a padded room. I actually like Corbin, but with the threat of AEW on the horizon, Corbin should not be anywhere near the big title scene. If this match gets to go the full limit without anyone else coming down and changing the dynamics, look for Seth to take home the clean win and retain his title.
Winner and STILL WWE Universal Champion: Seth Rollins
Brock Lesnar cashing In MITB versus Seth Rollins
Well, he and Heyman have said that he’ll be cashing in at the Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia and I can’t picture that WWE will fly Brock all the way to the Middle East for just a tease that doesn’t see any conclusion. So Seth has a great fight with Corbin, scores the win and gets his arm raised. Then here comes “the Beast”, he cashes in, takes Seth to “Suplex City” and to the joy of absolutely no one, the world gets pissed off because Brock once again is the WWE Universal Champion. Just kidding. Brock tries to cash in, but Seth is expecting it and manages to outsmart Lesnar and score a quick win to retain his title.
Winner and STILL WWE Universal Champion: Seth Rollins
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
I like Dolph and I’m glad to see him back in action with the WWE. And I like Kofi, but you have to admit, his WWE title reign so far has been less than epic. At least I think so. Big E is going to be there in Saudi Arabia, but I don’t think he’s cleared to wrestle. And Xavier Woods is there as well so is this where they tear apart the “Brotherhood” and it’s a not-so-New-Day anymore. I don’t think Dolph will get the title here. I think we’ll see one of the other New Day members get involved, probably without Kofi’s knowledge, and give Dolph some hard times. Kofi will take advantage and win to retain his belt.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston
Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor vs. Andrade
Balor is bringing “the Demon” to Saudi Arabia to defend his Intercontinental Championship. Andrade will be lacking his manager / valet Selina Vega and that will change the dynamics of the match a bit. This should be a classic match from bell to bell and I have a feeling that these two will try to steal the show. I don’t think we’ll be seeing any title changes though. The Demon doesn’t lose at the big events.
Winner and STILL Intercontinental Champion: Finn Balor
Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon
This one should be slam dunk with Roman going over easily, but it’s “Super Shane” and we all know he’s the biggest, baddest, toughest man on the WWE roster with the worst punches, but it doesn’t matter. Shane is the “best in the world” and I can see, with the aid of Drew McIntyre, Lashley, Corbin and anyone else on the roster who needs some camera time, Shane stealing a win after being dominated from post to post by Roman. I hope to hell that this doesn’t happen. Look for Roman to “Superman punch” Super-Shane and the spear to be his kryptonite.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
Last time Braun came to Saudi Arabia, he managed to defeat 49 others and win the Greatest Royal Rumble event. Can he keep his big streak alive doing battle against the “All Mighty” one? Does anyone even really care about these two and this match? No, me neither. Lashley came out on top in their little scuffle this past week on RAW so expect Braun to come out on top here.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Lars Sullivan vs. The Lucha House Party
This should be a cluster-f*ck of a match and a quick bathroom break for the fans at home. No one cares. Lars will win. ‘Nuff said!
Winner: Lars Sullivan
Kickoff Show: The Usos versus The Revival
Two of the best teams in the world today open the event in what probably will be the match of the night. Both teams are so damn good which might explain why they’re on this card and the tag team champions, Ryder and Hawkins, are not. I hope they’re given plenty of time to do what they do so well and have a classic clinic of match greatness. Since it’s the first match and WWE is wanting to start the show off on a happy note, look for The Usos to walk out with their arms raised as they take that trip to the pay window.
Winners: The Usos
50 Man Battle Royal
This match, I’m not sure about. It is a “Royal Rumble” style match where the participants enter every 45 seconds or so or is it a traditional Battle Royal where everyone enters the ring and then they just start tossing each other out to the floor? I can’t see fifty men all at one inside one ring. The logistics of that would be and are insane. But if it’s a “rumble style”, why not announce it and promote the match as such? Hell, I’m confused. But regardless of how it’s conducted, I think that the person who should win should be rather easy to predict. It’s down between two men, one from NXT where he’s setting the world on fire and the other, the most “must-see WWE Superstar of all time”, Matt Riddle and The Miz. Okay, three men as we have to include Drew McIntyre into the mix. Riddle will look great and be one of the last guys standing, but he won’t win. Drew? Probably one of other other last guys in there, but he won’t win either. I think the best choice will be Maryse’s favorite wrestler, The Miz. And that will be AWESOME! Side note here: Also, I think that R-Truth and his 24/7 title will be played up big time here as well and we’ll see at least four title changes during the Battle Royal with Truth regaining the title and running out as 24/7 Champion at the end.
Winner: The Miz
And there you go. My thanks for reading. So will you be watching the WWE Super ShowDown? Who do you think will be winning and losing come Friday afternoon? Thoughts and predictions welcome. Also, any questions for the Wrestling Q&A? Shoot me a line and ask away. Have a great one and take care of yourself. I’ll catch you later.