In WWE at the moment it seems as if a new week means a new Pay Per View / Special Event. This one is a Smackdown one, so I am immediately a little bit more excited for it. The main event of this show is all about John Cena. Now that 95% of the WWE roster are indie guys who we're supposed to know and love, jobbers, or guys who have no direction, now John Cena has become one of my favorite wrestlers. Through the process of elimination. Will John Cena become a record equaling 16 time World Champion at No Mercy? Personally, it doesn't bother me whether he does or doesn't.
Main Event - Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: AJ Styles (C) vs. John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose; When John Cena won the WWE Title from the Rock at WrestleMania 29 it caused a level of outrage that was disturbing, personally I was annoyed but I wasn't planning to attack WWE headquarters. Now if Cena wins the WWE title at No Mercy 2016, I won't be complaining. John Cena has spent the last eighteen months out of the main event scene, ever since that feud with Rusev, Cena has been around the mid card, injured or being a celebrity. So I'm not bothered with what happens regarding Cena.
The champion in the match is AJ Styles, Styles won the championship a month ago from Dean Ambrose with the low blow into the Styles Clash. When it comes to Dean Ambrose, I can't see him winning. I've heard rumors that Ambrose will be taking a hiatus after Survivor Series 2016, Ambrose wasn't a great WWE Champion during his reign a couple of months ago. So Ambrose isn't winning. When I'm thinking about what WWE might do at Survivor Series, I can see AJ Styles defending his WWE Title against Cena 1 v 1. Based on what happened at SummerSlam, Cena's going to win and have his big moment at one of thee Big 4 Pay Per Views. Styles will retain here by pinning Ambrose.
Prediction: AJ Styles To Retain The WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Title vs. Career Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (C) w/ Maryse vs. Dolph Ziggler; Dolph Ziggler puts his World Wrestling Entertainment career on the line at No Mercy when he takes on the Miz for the Intercontinental Championship. The Miz has been doing a phenomenal job as that arrogant, in your face, snobby heel character, I will be rooting for The Miz in this match. Mainly because I can't stand Dolph Ziggler and would love to see him fired from the WWE. This match should be the co main event, and with good reason. This match had the best build of any match on Smackdown.
If Dolph Ziggler does lose then I really do hope he is out of the WWE for a long time, but I'm sure he'll probably show up at RAW the next night and they'll act as if this never happened. But then again, Dolph Ziggler has lost to the Miz so many times, I can't see the Smackdown creative team doing anything that great with a Ziggler firing storyline. I'm going to predict Dolph Ziggler to win the Intercontinental Title through shenanigans, a roll up, or something like that.
Prediction: Dolph Ziggler To Become The New WWE Intercontinental Champion
Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt; Based on the build to this match in this past few weeks, I now care about this match. Although when it comes to predicting, this is really easy to predict because it's a Bray Wyatt match. I loved that stuff with Randy Orton trying to find Bray Wyatt, those backstage segments that took place throughout that episode of Smackdown where Orton was in the boiler room where Mankind and Undertaker fought 20 years earlier, looking for clues. Then Orton attacked Wyatt. Since this is a Bray Wyatt match, Wyatt will lose.
Prediction: Randy Orton
Tag Team Match for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships: The Beauty and The Man Beast (C) (Heath Slater and Rhino) vs. The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso); Heath Slater and Rhino are really entertaining Tag Team Champions, the Smackdown creative team have managed to make Heath Slater a relevant and entertaining character. Heath Slater and Rhino won the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships a month ago, during their reign they have squashed The Ascension, shown pictures of Heath Slater's new above ground pool, and have had Slater and Rhino get beaten by The Usos. I can definitely see the WWE swerving us here, but I'm going to predict The Usos to become tag team champs before having a feud with American Alpha.
Prediction: The Usos To Become The New WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions
Singles Match for the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship: Becky Lynch (C) vs. Alexa Bliss; I'm really liking Alexa Bliss' character at the moment, so I wouldn't mind if Alexa Bliss wins the Smackdown Women's Title on Sunday. But then again, Becky Lynch is Becky Lynch. I can easily see Becky Lynch holding this title until at least the 2017 Royal Rumble, I expect Becky Lynch to have some high profile champion v champion match against Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 33. That's what I see happening, so Alexa Bliss...not right now.
Prediction: Becky Lynch To Retain The WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
Nikki Bella vs. Carmella; There are two feuds in the Smackdown Women's Division at the moment, both of those are way more entertaining and interesting then anything on Monday Night RAW. Of course there is the Smackdown Women's Title match, but then there is this feud. Carmella and Nikki Bella, these two have been at each other for numerous weeks now. Carmella has been getting the upper hand on Nikki Bella through all of this, and I see that continuing. Have Carmella getting into Nikki's head, if Carmella wins here, then Nikki can get her big revenge at Survivor Series.
Curt Hawkins Will Debut By Squashing Some Jobber...Probably Apollo Crews
Kickoff - Jack Swagger vs. Baron Corbin; I don't know who will win this match...absolutely no idea. I am going to guess that Jack Swagger will win because he's new to Smackdown. I really don't care for this match.
WWE No Mercy 2016 Excitement Scale: 7.5/10; I am looking forward to this show, I am really interested to see what happens in the main event Triple Threat match. I can't wait to see whether Dolph Ziggler will be fired, and the Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt match. So let's see how this PPV turns out. .