WWE heads down under to Melbourne Australia for the Super Show Down Saturday, October 6. Here is the match card and my predictions!
WWE is going to Melbourne Australia for the Super Show Down. Which is another random pay per view event being used to raise the WWE’s profile internationally. Much like the Crown Jewel pay per view coming up in Saudi Arabia in November. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if WWE can prove to us that these events matter. So far, after the greatest Royal Rumble, they prove to be nothing more than glorified house shows. The Super Showdown, given the match card already looks to be one as well. Either way, we can hope for some great matches, right?
Now before we get down to the nitty-gritty, these one-off events aren’t going to count against the overall record. So we’re just going to do this, and the Crown Jewel pay per view for fun. Remember that the head is who I think is going to win, and heart is who I want to win. Evolution will count because that’s historic and has some legit implications with the Mae Young Classic finale. But that’s then, let’s focus on now and check out the match card and make some predictions.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy
205 Live moved to Wednesday nights, and from what I gather on social media it looks to be pretty awesome. I, however, cannot ever seem to remember to watch it. So I have little to no clue about what is going on in the 205 Live universe.
Well, besides the fact that Drake Maverick is now running with AOP? Which is strange, no matter how funny the visual is every time they make their entrance together. I’m just going to stick to the “titles don’t change at house shows” mantra.
Head & Heart: Cedric Alexander
Asuka & Naomi vs. The IIconics
Oh my goodness, can we just start the WWE Women’s tag division already?! Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love the IIconics and the levity they bring to a show that takes itself way too seriously sometimes. Or at the very least likes to try very hard to take itself seriously, (see AJ Styles and Samoa Joe). I also like the combination of Asuka and Naomi, so if we could just start the division and make these type of matches matter more in the future that would be great! As for the winner? The home team has to win right?
Head and Heart: The IIconics
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Bar
See, the thing about this one off pay per views is that we know they are glorified house shows. So they tend to do something silly to try and legitimize them. Last time we had Roman Reign’s technically winning, but still lose in the cage match with Brock Lesnar. Roman was never going to win the title, but it was used to jump off the storyline heading into Summer Slam. I fear, that this is one of those matches they could use to try and legitimize the pay per view by having the tag titles change hands. Hopefully, it doesn’t happen though, because the New Day is the only reason I can stand watching SmackDown Live right now.
Head & Heart: New Day
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
Over the course of my WWE Universe journey, I have come to the realization that I don’t really like Daniel Bryan. I like his intro, and the “yes” chant is pretty cool. But I appreciate what the Miz does so much more. I can’t speak to how well the Miz acts in other roles. But I do know that he has created a perfect heel champ and he plays his role so well. Even though I get a little sick of 86.54% of SmackDown Live’s start with Miz TV. He is still such a talented performer. Unfortunately, I think his big pay off was winning at Summer Slam. I don’t think he’s got a shot Saturday.
Head: Daniel Bryan
Heart: The Miz
John Cena & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Elias
Ugh, they’re dusting off John Cena again?! I hope Australia chants about Nikki Bella.
Head: Cena and Lashley
Heart: Elias and Kevin Owens
SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
I love the character that they’ve crafted Becky Lynch into. Though I think this would have been infinitely more interesting if they had taken this route with Charlotte Flair instead. That being said, this is the premier rivalry in either brand’s women division. This feud isn’t going to end at The Super Showdown. It will end at evolution. Becky Lynch will do something to get herself disqualified but keep the title.
Head: Charlotte by DQ
Heart: Becky wins outright.
Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins vs. The Riot Squad
This is the type of matchup that makes you think house show. I’m not really sure at all why they’ve paired the Bella twins with Ronda Rousey. Besides trying to create a humongous marketing monster. I doubt the Riot Squad is going to have a shot.
Head and Heart: Ronda Rousey & the Bella Twins
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
This has been even less fun than the long drawn out saga with Shinsuke Nakamura. Which I feel like this saga is mirroring. Samoa Joe doesn’t win, he just gives great programs outside your house while you’re at work. If this feud doesn’t end with Wendy or AJ Styles daughter busting a chair on Samoa Joe’s back, our time will have been thoroughly wasted. Oh, and the video game comes out next week, or Friday if you preordered it. I doubt the cover athlete is going to lose.
Head & Heart: AJ Styles
The Shield vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre
I only have one question going into this match. Is drew McIntyre going to Claymore Dolph Ziggler after this match? Or at the end of Raw on Monday? Because it is coming. Please believe me.
Head & Heart: The Shield
The Undertaker vs. Triple H
And to end Nostalgia Fest ’18 we have Triple H and the Undertaker for the last time. Though, they’ve said for the last time so much, that I can’t help but think this isn’t the last time. Now I don’t have the slightest idea who is going to win. Though, I’m sure if this is truly going to be the last time that the Undertaker returns, he will probably get the win. The Triple H can beef with someone else who’s old.
Head: the Undertaker
Heart: I hope Road Dogg and Billy Gun show up.
Which matches are you looking forward to? Who do you think is going to win? Let us know below.
WWE Super Showdown can be seen Saturday, October 6th at 5:00 AM EST on the WWE Network.