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    2021 WWE Predictions

    New year's about to roll over so let's see what we think might be going down in WWE land this coming year:

    First time champions?

    Who's going to have a breakout year?

    NXT call-ups?

    Fired?

    Hired?

    AEW/WWE defections?

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena?

    Biggest news item of the year?

    And throw in any other predictions you might have for WWE in 2021 that don't fit these starter questions. Then we can revisit this if anyone remembers we did it at the end of next year.

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    First time champions?
    Randy Orton wins the RAW Tag Team Championship
    The Miz wins the 2021 Royal Rumble
    Bobby Roode wins the Intercontinental Championship

    Who's going to have a breakout year?
    William Regal
    MVP
    Brian Kendrick

    NXT call-ups?
    Joaquin Wilde
    Roderick Strong
    Fandango

    Hired?
    Rene Dupree
    Trevor Murdoch
    Tomko

    AEW/WWE defections?
    Big Show
    JBL
    CM Punk

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena? Hopefully no.

    Biggest news item of the year?
    Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi return as Too Cool.

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    First time champions? Keithly

    Who's going to have a breakout year?
    I think cameron grimes on the main roster

    NXT call-ups? Lumis, grimes, kross

    Fired? Hopefully no one

    Hired? Dunno.

    AEW/WWE defections? Nah

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena? Yes

    Biggest news item of the year? Tony Nese winning the Royal Rumble.

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    It's rare when Donald's predictions are the less ridiculous ones...

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    New year's about to roll over so let's see what we think might be going down in WWE land this coming year:

    First time champions? Keith Lee

    Who's going to have a breakout year? Big E

    NXT call-ups? Cross, Balor (again), Undisputed Era, Grimes, The Way (at least Gargano), Io Shirai, Rhea Ripley.

    Fired? Bobby Roode, Dolph Ziggler (okay maybe a bit questionable but especially in the case of the latter there is the possibility they may seek pastures anew after being already frustrated for years already) Ricochet (spring cleaning), Retribution except Ali and Mia Yim

    Hired? Matt Hardy (Think he could come back home to be with Jeff to end his career, can’t see it going the other way)

    AEW/WWE defections? See above.

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena? Yes.

    Biggest news item of the year? Daniel Bryan winning the Rumble for the first time then beating Reigns at Mania (though Nese may get a strong Rumble run for Donald’s sake x)

    Other predictions: Edge comes back to put away Orton forever in the greatest greatest (stop calling it greatest by now) forever. Then Fiend comes back to congratulate/maybe help or feud with Edge.
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    First time champions?
    Keith Lee (WWE Champ), Big E (Universal Champ), Shotzi Blackheart (NXT Women's Champ), Dexter Lumis (NXT North American Champ)

    Who's going to have a breakout year?
    Keith Lee and Big E

    NXT call-ups?
    Undisputed Era, Rhea Ripley, Gargano/LeRae, Damian Priest

    Fired?
    Aleister Black, Lars Sullivan

    Hired?
    not familiar enough with the indy scene...

    AEW/WWE defections?
    I think Black & Zelina Vega will show up in AEW if Black is released.

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena?
    Not a sold out full arena, nope. Maybe a partial capacity show by SummerSlam.

    Biggest news item of the year?
    Vince McMahon health scare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    It's rare when Donald's predictions are the less ridiculous ones...
    You think Fandango getting called up is ridiculous?

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    That's definitely the one

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    Well I’m not sure what else it could possibly be.

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    I wouldn't have the foggiest idea

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    First time champions?
    Otis will win the US Title because he's blue collar solid.
    Sonya Deville will make her shocking return, win MITB, and cash in quickly on either brand.

    Who's going to have a breakout year?
    Big E will build on his momentum and become Bigger E.

    NXT call-ups?
    Undisputed Era will finally get called up.

    Fired?
    Tucker will be future endeavored.

    Hired?
    They'll continue to hire everyone they can to keep a stranglehold on talent.

    AEW/WWE defections?
    I don't know Aleister Black's contract status, but I hope he asks for his release and becomes All Elite.

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena?
    By year's end.

    Biggest news item of the year?
    Vince is removed from creative (A guy can hope).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdestiny View Post
    I wouldn't have the foggiest idea
    Me neither. It all seems solid to me.

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    First time champions? Keith Lee

    Who's going to have a breakout year? Riddle

    NXT call-ups? Dunno ain't watched it in awhile oops

    Fired? Nakamura?

    Hired? Dunno

    AEW/WWE defections? Nope

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena? Maybe

    Biggest news item of the year? EDGE has returned again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Tony Nese winning the Royal Rumble.
    And instead of any of the nominees deciding to challenge the Cruiserweight Champion.

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    Let's see if I can go with dark horse picks

    First time champions? Jaxson Ryker

    Who's going to have a breakout year? Peyton Royce

    NXT call-ups? Cameron Grimes

    Hired? Ian Riccaboni

    AEW/WWE defections? El Generico

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena? Yes

    Biggest news item of the year?

    And throw in any other predictions you might have for WWE in 2021 that don't fit these starter questions. Then we can revisit this if anyone remembers we did it at the end of next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Who's going to have a breakout year? Big E
    I'd like to see Woods get one instead due to how long he was on the shelf comparatively.

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    Woods is massively underrated. Think he should've broken out instead of Kofi IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdestiny View Post
    Woods is massively underrated. Think he should've broken out instead of Kofi IMO
    I don’t know if I’d go that far tbh. Kofi had been tapping on the ceiling for years and he broke out at a good time with the perfect guy to put him over. Kofi is/was the vet of the New Day and Kofimania was running wild. He had a pretty good reign with great matches and what did they do for the sake of the Smackdown FOX debut? Had him beat in seconds. What did that do for Kofi? Nothing. What did that do for Brock? Nothing. What did that ultimately do for FOX as well as WWE pulling in new fans? Nothing. Kofi deserved far better.

    Big fan of Woods and hope he does get his singles time, but then was not the right time for him. Cards played right and the G4 host exposure will help that he does get his time soon.

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    Woods will be a WWE Champion or Universal Champion within the next three years.

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    I hope so. He's great in the ring and I think has the makings of being an excellent singles babyface

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    Indeed and I hope he does now that he has all this extra exposure. Hell make his dream come true and make him King of the Ring at least!

    Back then wasn’t the time as he was a solid tag wrestler and too soon for the jump, but now it is that he’s gained even more of a following although on the other side they’d have to split him and Kofi up like they took Big E away for that to happen. However now may be the time for that as they are all well-established and set merchandise as well as tag reign records then they just have each other’s backs and tag occasionally. No animosity jealousy break-up please.

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    Woods still needs singles build. Give him 6 months to a year and we could all get on that train late 2021-2022 if they keep up that momentum.

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    First time champions? Keith Lee (Universal Champion), Big E (Smackdown! World Champion)

    Who's going to have a breakout year? Keith Lee, Big E, The Usos.

    NXT call-ups? Damian Priest, Cameron Grimes.

    Fired? Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, Shorty G, Dana Brooke, both of The ShIItconics, Natalya Neidhart, Beth Phoenix (decides to have another kid and asks for her release.)


    Hired? Jay White, Dalton Castle, Hikaru Shida.


    AEW/WWE defections? Shinsuke Nakamura -- To AEW. Dolph Ziggler -- To New Japan. Bobby Roode -- To Impact Wrestling.

    Hikaru Shida goes from AEW to WWE.

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena? Possibly by the end of 2021. If enough people get the vaccine over the coming winter and summer.

    Biggest news item of the year? Wrestlemania remains a 2-day event, it'll be held in front of a limited amount of fans. NXT moves to Tuesday nights. AEW gets a second show on TNT, airing on TBS in the old WCW Thunder slot. Becky Lynch announces she's retiring from wrestling to be a full-time mother. By 2022, she'll be cast in Fast And The Furious 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdestiny View Post
    Woods is massively underrated. Think he should've broken out instead of Kofi IMO
    Yeah I would not go that far either. However, I would go far enough to say he should have stayed in TNA and become a legend there first.

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    Well, we're about half way through the year, let's see how I'm doing...
    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    First time champions?
    Keith Lee (WWE Champ), Big E (Universal Champ), Shotzi Blackheart (NXT Women's Champ), Dexter Lumis (NXT North American Champ)
    None of these so far. Lumis was pretty damn close to at least getting a one-on-one title shot and even beat the champ non-title but then they seemed to change direction.

    Who's going to have a breakout year?
    Keith Lee and Big E
    Big nope with Lee and E had an IC Title run and now we don't really know but still possible the back half of the year could be good for him.

    NXT call-ups?
    Undisputed Era, Rhea Ripley, Gargano/LeRae, Damian Priest
    Got Ripley/Priest right. Back half of the year probably won't see any more call ups but you never know...

    Fired?
    Aleister Black, Lars Sullivan
    Ding ding. And they even swerved me with Black's return.

    Hired?
    not familiar enough with the indy scene...
    Some gets with buzz have joined the PC classes.

    AEW/WWE defections?
    I think Black & Zelina Vega will show up in AEW if Black is released.
    Pretty confidant we'll still see this.

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena?
    Not a sold out full arena, nope. Maybe a partial capacity show by SummerSlam.
    Real crowd was already back at Mania but then back to the ThunderDome until SummerSlam, so partial points?

    Biggest news item of the year?
    Vince McMahon health scare.
    Nope.

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    I thought Jarrod was bumping t’other predictions thread for a sec then realised this was something different

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    Anyway Roman Reigns to keep the title the rest of the year through til Mania. Sorta hopeful guess there but I hope it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    First time champions? Keithly

    Who's going to have a breakout year?
    I think cameron grimes on the main roster

    NXT call-ups? Lumis, grimes, kross

    Fired? Hopefully no one

    Hired? Dunno.

    AEW/WWE defections? Nah

    Will there ever be a real crowd in an arena? Yes

    Biggest news item of the year? Tony Nese winning the Royal Rumble.
    Well I fumbled with the Royal Rumble one. Tony Nese wasn't even in the fucking thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Kofi had been tapping on the ceiling for years and he broke out at a good time with the perfect guy to put him over.
    Which is interesting because many people put it as a result of Mustafa Ali going down with an injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWXChairman View Post
    Which is interesting because many people put it as a result of Mustafa Ali going down with an injury.
    Tbh I’m not certain Ali would’ve gotten the push Kofi did if he stayed healthy.

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    https://www.ringsidenews.com/2020/11...-after-injury/

    We can't know for sure, but it seems likely.

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