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WWE Roadblock predictions: Triple H vs. Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt, more!

WWE is back with  yet another Network special tomorrow night (Sat., Mar. 12, 2016) live from the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with its Roadblock event starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Set for the card: Dean Ambrose challenges Triple H for the WWE world heavyweight championship.

Luckily for you Cagesiders, our staff of learned wrestling blowhards is here to help figure out just how the event is going to play out with predictions for each match on the card.

Let's get to it.



Triple H vs. Dean Ambrose

Geno Mrosko: The timing of all this worked out quite nicely for WWE. They get to beat Dean Ambrose to finish up that program before moving Triple H back to Roman Reigns, who will be fresh off nose surgery and been off television for a few weeks. Either way, it's clear they don't believe Ambrose is the guy. Pick: Triple H

Sean Rueter: While I suppose anything is possible - I mean, they get to make this shit up themselves, they can do whatever they want - I'm more interested in whether or not Romey shows up, and how fans at home and in Toronto react to the result either way. Pick: Triple H

Bill Hanstock: I want to believe. Oh, how I want to believe. I'll even settle for a non-finish that could lead to a Triple Threat or Fatal 4-Way match at Mania. But I think they'll stay the course and have Triple H retain by the skin of his teeth, possibly with chicanery involved. (Yes, this pick is in hopes of a reverse jinx, but I won't be mad either way.) Pick: Triple H

Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt

Geno Mrosko: It really says a lot about Wyatt's place in WWE that they booked this match. There's simply no way he comes out of this having gotten over on Lesnar in any way. He's taking a clean loss and it's doubtful the Family will even get the chance for a post-match beatdown. We're simply too close to WrestleMania, where Brock is booked in one of the top matches on the card.

Sean Rueter: People will still buy into Bray Wyatt as a threat if he's booked right. They want to cheer his against the right opponent. This is neither of those things. Plus, half his crew is scheduled to be in New Jersey and they needed all four of them to take down the Beast back in January. Bray, we don't believe you. You need more people. Pick: Brock Lesnar

Bill Hanstock: There's no way Brock doesn't win this (unless it's a DQ non-finish, which it might very well be), but that's okay. I feel like this match is going to be great. Honestly, I'm just excited we're getting this match at all, since we got their Mania matchup taken away from us. Prediction? PAIN. Pick: The beef incarnate, Brock Lesnar

New Day vs. League of Nations

Geno Mrosko: A title change makes absolutely no sense here, in any way, shape, or form. In fact, you could argue it's promotional malpractice. New Day should go into WrestleMania 32 as champions, where they will be received as heroes. Really, there's no reason to take the titles off the team until some fresh blood comes into the division. Pick: New Day

Sean Rueter: Since all signs point to this happening again at Mania, but with Kofi, Big & X riding mythical beasts, I was leaning toward a disqualification win for the champs. But considering how Woods interferes all the time, and probably will here, too, that seemed like flagrant lazy booking, even for the 'E. So, I decided this will probably be the match where they do something big to have a "YOU NEED TO ORDER THE NETWORK CAUSE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!" moment. They'll also probably think this will give League of Nations some credibility (it won't) and allow New Day to recapture the belts as faces to a big ovation in Texas (it will). Pick: Sheamus & Barrett

Bill Hanstock: On paper, this is a joke of a matchup. However, given WrestleMania is next month and New Day appear to be on the verge of turning face full-time, I think the unusually-level playing field of outside participants in this match results in a title change, allowing for New Day to have their big WrestleMania moment and become OUR THREE-TIME TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS. Pick: League of Nations

The Revival vs. Enzo & Big Cass

Geno Mrosko: What's so funny about Enzo and Cass' plight is the fact that it seems clear as day they're never winning the NXT tag team titles but the decision makers are taking their sweet time calling them up to the main WWE roster. They aren't winning here, because they aren't winning ever. Pick: The Revival

Sean Rueter: If this was a trial, I'd have to recuse myself. But even if I hadn't read spoilers, I'd still know Enzo & Cass don't need the belts to be over, and are really, really past due for a call-up anyway. Pick: The Revival

Bill Hanstock: Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if Enzo and Cass finally capture the belts here, as that would allow them to roll into TakeOver: Dallas as the conquering heroes for one final hurrah (if it is indeed their final NXT hurrah). They're the one team that certainly doesn't NEED the belts, but boy it sure would be nice to see them win the big one. Pick: Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady


Those are our predictions, Cagesiders. What are yours?

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