WWE Stomping Grounds: Matches and Predictions. The SportsRush presents to you the matches, storylines and predictions for the upcoming WWE Stomping Grounds Pay Per View.
Stomping Grounds is the next WWE Pay Per View in sight. It will stream live on the WWE Network and will feature matches that have resulted from storylines they produce on their weekly television and network shows: Raw, SmackDown and 205 live. Stomping Grounds will take place on June 23, 2019 at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.
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At Present WWE have announced 5 matches for the event. Here are the matches and our predictions:
Bayley © vs Alexa Bliss (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Bayley prised the SmackDown women’s championship out of Charlotte’s hands after cashing in her Money in the Bank briefcase. Charlotte tried to get a chance to win her title back by announcing a no.1 contenders triple threat match at ‘A moment of Bliss’ on SmackDown. Apart from Flair, Carmella and Alexa were scheduled to be in the match. Alexa celebrated her first appearance at SmackDown in almost two years with a win, sealing her title clash with Bayley.
Prediction- Bayley retains
Bayley’s downfall as a singles competitor began after she dropped the Raw Women’s championship to Alexa Bliss in 2017. This is the perfect opportunity for her to vanquish the ghost of her past and proving that she’s a different, fiercer Bayley now. Besides, it’s hard to imagine Bayley dropping the title to a Raw wrestler and on her first defence. Interestingly, Bayley is yet to face a SmackDown wrestler in singles action since she won the SmackDown Championship.
Roman Reigns Vs Drew McIntyre
Roman came out victorious in their match at Wrestlemania. While Roman has been drafted to SmackDown since, The WWE Wildcard has ensured that McIntyre can continue to remain a thorn in the Big Dog’s side. Roman has been in a feud with Shane ever since his move to SmackDown and the Scottish Psychopath has joined forces with Prince of WWE to compound Roman’s misery. McIntyre ensured that Shane walked out of Jeddah the victor and he will now have a chance to avenge his Wrestlemania loss at Stomping Grounds.
Result- Roman Reigns wins
The Golden goose of WWE is not taking two losses in a row. The Creative direction suggests that Roman will face Shane McMahon at SummerSlam. So, if Shane is the final boss, then much like Elias before him, Drew remains just another hurdle to overcome to progress the story. The match will obviously be more closely fought than the one Roman had against Elias. Or at least it should be.
Becky Lynch © Vs Lacey Evans (Raw Women’s Championship)
Lacey Evans lost her singles match to Becky Lynch at Money in the Bank last month. However, she made sure that Lynch wouldn’t walk out with the SmackDown championship as well. She ran interference in Lynch’s match against Charlotte and caused Becky the SmackDown women’s championship. She has since taken it upon herself to rob Becky off the Raw title too. However, Lacey has run into a wall called Flair, who could very likely be added to this match in the coming weeks.
Result- Becky Lynch retains
Lacey is too green to hold a championship and Charlotte just won one last month. Becky looks like the out and out winner. Especially with WWE pushing her as a Dominant force off late, losing both her championships in two consecutive pay per views may undo all the good work.
Seth Rollins © Vs Baron Corbin (Universal Championship)
Rollins walked into his match against Baron Corbin at the WWE Super ShowDown with a bandaged torso. Corbin took advantage of the beating Rollins received at the hands of Lesnar to dominate the entire match. However, Rollins refused to go down without a fight. This frustrated Corbin to the point where he tried to brutalize Seth with a steel chair. Luckily, the referee stopped Corbin from taking any extreme measures. Corbin got into an argument with the referee and Seth took the opportunity to pin a distracted Corbin. Blaming the referee for his defeat, Corbin demanded a rematch and was granted one at Stomping Grounds.
Result- Seth Rollins retains
Seth has had a rough time with the belt following his maiden Universal title victory. He’s had to overcome a resilient AJ Styles and keep eyes on his back for Lesnar. However, the architect has shown that he has no intent to let go of his title and wants to continue wearing it proudly. Besides, Corbin is not ready to wear the title on his waist yet.
Kofi Kingston © Vs Dolph Ziggler (WWE Championship)
Dolph Ziggler set out to prove that he was better than Kofi Kingston and for much of the match he did. Kofi played catch up for most of their fight offering the occasional comeback only to give the upper hand back to Ziggler. However, Xavier Woods was in no mood to see Kofi drop the title. He kicked Dolph in the face when the referee wasn’t paying attention. Kofi landed a Trouble in paradise on Dolph to seal his victory. Much like Corbin before him, Ziggler was incensed at being robbed off the title and demanded a title rematch against Kofi at Stomping Grounds. Unlike Corbin though, he asked for a steel cage match.
Result- Kofi Kingston retains
Xavier’s interference was probably booked so the WWE could work a Stomping Grounds remake. However, that has made Kofi look weak in the process and has hurt his stance as the fighting champion. Hopefully WWE will right their wrongs at Stomping Grounds and raise Kofi back up once again.
More matches and predictions will be added once the WWE confirms them in the coming weeks.