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2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:50 pm
by Joe Gagne
I always loved the big F4W prediction shows. It's usually a fun show, especially reading old predictions and seeing who got what right, and it gets me pumped for the year. This year it's relegated to Wrestling Observer Live, and after commercials and reading last year's predictions there's going to be only about 20-25 minutes for calls. So I figured I'd solicit requests for predictions, and maybe do a solo podcast about them. And if I don't, we can at least have an interesting discussion.

So make a prediction about any kind of wrestling (no MMA, unless it ties into wrestling). Try to be interesting and not obvious (more "NJPW opens a full time territory in the US" and not "NJPW will run joint shows with ROH").

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:11 pm
by Ferrante207
Big E will get a significant singles run.

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:08 am
by Lawsoncomedy
Dean Ambrose will be a hot heel.

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:41 am
by themib
Pete Dunne will be IC or US Champion by the end of the year.

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:48 am
by JamieOD
Just posted the American ones in the other thread so here's my international guesses.

Besides the Tokyo Dome, New Japan runs a major show at another 20,000+ capacity site. The example I am thinking of is Saitama Super Arena but maybe there's a similar sized building elsewhere in Japan that can be used.

DDT books a falls count wrestling match on a cruise ship.

CMLL's anniversary show main event will be Mistico beating Caristico in a mask match.

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:26 pm
by stienerontheforklift
DDT will book a match on the moon.

Kitamura will pin Okada this calendar year.

ICW booking will begin to make some lick of sense.

Jiro becomes the hottest Japanese star outside of New Japan.

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:27 pm
by PKThree
DDT will finally pull the trigger on Endo.

BJW's push of Daichi Hashimoto will stutter due to lack of interesting challengers.

Zeus finally wins the Triple Crown.

Kitamura skips excursion and goes straight to winning a singles belt.

And for two wild cards:

Zero1 pops over 1k in Korakuen more than once.

Either one of Maybach, Marufuji or Go walks out on NOAH.

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:47 pm
by Bloodbuzz Bunk
Wrestle-1 folds but Jiro and Ashino make the jump to DDT and NOAH respectively and continue to grow as stars.

Naito wins and defends the IWGP title 4 times before losing it to Kenny Omega on U.S. soil in the summer before the G1.

Jake Lee returns healthier than ever and wins the Triple Crown by the end of the year.

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:31 am
by VilinskiKonjic
One or both of SANADA or Tonga wins a singles title.

Jericho beats Tanahashi for the Intercontinental belt in America.

Masato Yoshino wins the Dream Gate.

ICW's Fear and Loathing show is a massive flop.

Jonah Rock debuts in Progress and murders a lot of people.

Hirooki Goto wakes up and realises that Wrestle Kingdom 12 was all a dream.

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:52 am
by rollup
DDT will make announcement on a Tokyo Dome Big Show in 2019

Shingo Takagi gets betrayed and loses his hair on DOA 2018

Okada will drop the iwgp title and win G1. Naito will win the title from the person who beats okada

Daichi Hashimoto strong title run bombs

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:08 pm
by Foresite
During the Verserk renaming, Eita/Shingo turn on Hawk

Daniel Bryan turns up in NJPW in December

Endo turns on Sasaki after Charisma wins K-OD

Re: 2018 Prediction Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:42 pm
by VilinskiKonjic
Okada drops the title to Naito at Dominion. A rematch for WK13 is teased to fuck but Okada loses the G1 final.

And something I feel I'm gonna predict on the off-chance every year until it happens - Shibata returns at Power Struggle to challenge NEVER champion Goto for the Dome.