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25 bold predictions for WWE in 2018



With 2017 officially in the can—it’s time to brace ourselves for another full year of WWE programming—and it all begins tonight in Miami with the first Monday Night RAW of 2018.

At the beginning of last year, we made 25 bold predictions for WWE in 2017. We got some of them right. 

5. Tye Dillinger comes out as the 10th entrant for the Royal Rumble match.
6. The Shield reunite as WWE goes faction heavy this year.
23. Much to the dismay of the IWC, Roman Reigns never turns heel.

And we got most of them wrong. Isn’t that what being bold is all about? Hey, maybe we were just ahead of our time on a few of these.

2. Adam Cole joins NXT and headlines at least 2 TakeOver shows as NXT champion.
11. Ricochet, Johnny Mundo and Rey Mysterio all sign WWE deals.
12. John Cena ties and breaks Ric Flair’s record of 16 world championship reigns.
17. 205 Live doesn’t make it to 2018.
21. Bobby Lashley leaves TNA to sign with WWE. He ends the year in a program with Brock Lesnar that spills over into Bellator in early 2018 and begins a working relationship between the two companies.

So without any more fuss, let’s get straight into our bold predictions for 2018. Remember, it’s just not fun if we don’t go a little crazy with some of these. 

1. 205 Live doesn’t make it to 2019.

2. Ronda Rousey wins the Women’s Royal Rumble Match.

3. Kevin Owens wins the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.

4. Daniel Bryan gets cleared to wrestle by WWE doctors.

5. A Women’s Tag Team division is introduced. Stephanie McMahon is credited with beginning the ‘Women’s Tag Team Revolution’. The Bella Twins face Peyton Royce and Billie Kay for the inaugural title.

6. Batista returns to work his final full-time stint with the company on the RAW 25th Anniversary show. He begins a WrestleMania program with Triple H.

7. With Vince McMahon taking most of his time to deal with his new football league, Triple H transitions into the Vince role. William Regal takes on a bigger role with NXT.

8. Lana goes back to being a valet for Rusev. 

9. Carmella cashes in unsuccessfully at WrestleMania.

10. Jimmy Uso and Naomi win the Facebook Watch ‘Mixed Match Challenge’. 

11. Kaitlyn re-signs with WWE.

12. Brock Lesnar defeats Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 34.

13. The Colon’s get repackaged, again.

14. Another superstar shake up sends Braun Strowman to SmackDown where he wins his first World Championship.

15. ‘Woken’ Matt Hardy gets a Network special similar to the TNA ‘Deletion’ shows.

16. The Revival win the RAW tag titles—twice. 

17. Philadelphia gets WrestleMania 35.

18. Elias gets an extended run as Intercontinental champion that goes deep into 2019.

19. Hulk Hogan returns.

20. Dolph Ziggler leaves the company.

21. Jason Jordan wins the Money in the Bank ladder match.

22. Gargano and Ciampa put on the best match of WrestleMania weekend.

23. Ricochet, EC3 and Matt Taven sign with WWE.

24. A repackaged Neville returns on the RAW after WrestleMania.

25. Big E betrays The New Day.

Dave has been covering Pro Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts for various websites since 2010. He currently runs both FightBooth and FightBoothPW with the help of some lovely and talented people.