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WWE PPV Predictions: Great Balls Of Fire

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Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass

Background:

While some might think Enzo and Cass split too soon, there is no doubt that the story has been dealt with beautifully. From the long (and easy to predict) build of backstage attacks to the reveal of Cass’s betrayal to the mind games being played by Cass, fans have been engaged by the personal nature of the story. Now, the conclusion of this story needs to be near perfect in order to help both men continue to thrive.

Prediction: Big Cass

While a babyface win over the man who betrayed him would be a wonderful story, Big Cass should win this one with relative ease. The best booking would be for Cass to physical dominate his former friend, Enzo makes a gutsy comeback that proves he can hang with the best of them, then fall to the big man when all is said and done. The two men will be able to build on their match and provide proof that they can both be successful.

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Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman

(Ambulance Match)

Background:

The rivalry between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman has been excellent up to this point. Their clashes on Raw have been immensely exciting, and their matches have really bolstered both men as fantastic performers. This match looks like the culmination of their feud, resulting in an Ambulance Match. Much like a Table Match or Casket Match, this match type can get rather ridiculous at times, but if these two men can sell this match, there will a very bright future for both of them.

Prediction: Roman Reigns

There would need to be a major shift in booking to make Strowman look weak at this point. Though fans would be ecstatic to see Strowman come out on top, a victory for Roman would likely be more valuable here. Rumors are swirling that Lesner will drop the belt at SummerSlam, and the top candidate would be Reigns. Sending the challenger in on a loss would certainly make for a hostile crowd.

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Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks

(WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match)

Background:

Sasha was clearly meant to come back to the title picture. However, Bliss likely worked her way to the top of the division over Bayley. Bayley vs. Banks looked like a sure thing, but Bliss changed everything up. She has proven to be a star and a torch bearer for the entire Women’s Division. Her reign (despite a subpar feud with Bayley) has proven her ability and will now face a whole new obstacle with Banks.

Prediction: Alexa Bliss

While Banks could certainly win this one and the crowd will go insane, a prolonged feud which builds to a huge match at SummerSlam is likely the best route. In order to do that, Bliss should hold onto her title at least through Sunday. There is a long road to SummerSlam after Great Balls of Fire, and keeping the story together for that long may prove to be difficult unless there is a title change on the way to SummerSlam.

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