Sunday is almost here. You know what that means. AEW Revolution is shaping up to be one of the most-stacked cards in company history; and that’s saying something. We’ve got blockbuster match-ups and blood-feuds to boot, and a particularly mouth-watering Dog Collar Match to look forward to. Without further ado, here are our Top 5 Predictions for AEW Revolution.
But first, we’ll breeze through the rest of the card
On the undercard, we have 3 Pre-Show matches scheduled for AEW Revolution. “Legit” Leyla Hirsch takes on Kris Statlander in one of the only feuds that the women’s division has going on outside of the title picture. The Handsome Devil Hook takes on his former trainer QT Marshall. And the House of Black takes on Death Triangle w/ Erick Redbeard in what should be a highly-athletic trios match. These are our predictions:
- Hook defeats QT Marshall
- Kris Statlander defeats Leyla Hirsch
- House of Black defeats Death Triangle
The main card of Revolution will see both women’s titles defended, as Jade Cargill takes on Tay Conti and Dr. Britt Baker defends her AEW Women’s Championship against fan-favorite Thunder Rosa. Andrade El Idolo is also set to blow off his feud with Darby Allin & Sammy Guevara in a trios match pitting the AHFO against Allin, Guevara and Sting. These are our predictions for those matches:
- Jade Cargill defeats Tay Conti, remains undefeated
- Thunder Rosa defeats Britt Baker (c)
- Allin, Guevara (c) & Sting defeat the AHFO; Matt Hardy defects and Jeff Hardy debut is teased
Right, onto the main predictions.
Chris Jericho will Lie, Cheat & Steal the win from Eddie Kingston
Le Champion has a long history of being a right prick. Chris Jericho is the GOAT for a reason. He’s been wrestling at the biggest stage for 3 decades, for a reason; it’s because he does what it takes to keep himself on top. And he’s going to do it again at Revolution. Eddie Kingston is one of the most natural babyfaces in AEW (but don’t tell him that). He doesn’t need to win matches to stay over with the crowd; everything he does is so compelling that they cheer him even when he’s in wrong. He can take a loss here, and build up to a bigger match at Double or Nothing; preferably in a New York Street Fight.
Jon Moxley & Bryan Danielson will have a time-limit draw; then join forces
Danielson has had 2 time-limit draws in AEW so far; and while they’ve been divisive for most of the fanbase, I have personally quite enjoyed it. It brings a sense of urgency and anticipation that mainstream wrestling has lacked for so long. And what’s more, both of those draws came after 5-star performances, and against the biggest names in AEW. Kenny Omega, the former World Champion. Hangman Page, the current World Champion. Danielson has used his wrestling acumen to tell a beautifully layered story of an overconfident ring general gone rogue. If someone can put him on the right path again, it’s Moxley. The Purveyor of Violence is a man-renewed, and is primed to put on the best run of his career till date. A 30-minute time limit draw that leads to Mox and Danielson joining forces? Yes, please, Tony. Make it happen at Revolution.
Wardlow will win the Face of the Revolution ladder match
AEW needs to cash-in on Wardlow’s momentum soon; and Revolution is the place to do it. Mr. Mayhem has proven that he is a crowd-controlling draw. Every time he breaks out the Powerbomb Symphony, the crowd chants One More Time. His slow-build face turn has been sheer perfection so far, and after getting slapped by MJF on this week’s Dynamite, he has so much to prove to Little Maxwell. This isn’t even a prediction, honestly; I want Wardlow to win this match. I want Wardlow to become TNT Champion. And I want Wardlow to finally choke out MJF with his Burberry scarf at Full Gear later this year. Mr. Mayhem has proven in the last few months that he is the unsung 5th Pillar of AEW; and it’s time he took his place as the Face of the Revolution. Unless Cesaro debuts at Revolution, of course.
CM Punk will make MJF pay for his transgressions; and it will be uncomfortable
Revolution is where MJF’s mind games come to an end, in my mind. He has done everything in his power to bring CM Punk out of his “I’m just happy to be here” phase, and he might not be happy he did that. MJF knows just how vicious Punk can be on his best day. He has seen the tapes of Punk spilling booze into a busted-open Raven’s mouth. I just think he has finally bitten off far more than he can chew. Yes, Max has a lot of back-up. Yes, they will get involved in the match in some way or the other. Probably not Wardlow, but Shawn Spears and FTR? Definitely. But nothing will stop Punk from giving Max the beating he deserves. And he will go on to win the match too, in the process.
The Elite will be handed defeat on all fronts
Revolution is not going to be a good night at the office for The Elite. ReDragon’s internal rivalry with the Young Bucks has been the focus of The Elite’s storyline since the former debuted in AEW. It’s also going to be the cause of their loss at Revolution. While the triple threat match for the AEW Tag Team Championships will be a barnstormer of a match, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus will escape with their title reign intact. And that is what will cause the uneasy alliance between the 2 Greatest Tag Teams in the World to finally implode.
In the main event, World Champion Adam Page will prove once and for all that he is the better Adam in AEW when he beats Cole and retains his title. All of these losses will culminate into a storyline that will see The Bucks split away from Cole & ReDragon, before the rumored Bullet Club Civil War takes the Professional Wrestling World by storm; once again.
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And that’s it for our predictions for AEW Revolution. The PPV is set to air at 8PM Eastern Time, with the Pre-Show Buy In taking place half an hour before that. SportsManor will keep you updated with all the results.