For the third time, WWE will be traveling to Saudi Arabia to host Super ShowDown. The company signed a 10-year agreement with the Saudi General Sports Authority back in 2018. The Greatest Royal Rumble and Crown Jewel were the first two events and both took place at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The event will start […]
For the third time, WWE will be traveling to Saudi Arabia to host Super ShowDown. The company signed a 10-year agreement with the Saudi General Sports Authority back in 2018. The Greatest Royal Rumble and Crown Jewel were the first two events and both took place at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The event will start a 2 p.m. with the kickoff show starting at 1 p.m. 10 matches are scheduled for the event, with three titles on the line. Outside of the title matches, two high profile matches have been advertised since the event was announced.
Here are my quick predictions of WWE’s Super ShowDown.
The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) (pre-show)
Prediction: The Usos win
This match was added a mere few days before Super ShowDown to fill the time for the kickoff show. There is some build here as both teams have been feuding since The Usos arrived on Raw.
With it being the first match on the card, the faces would likely win here. It should be a good match given the teams here but you wish that either of these teams should have been in the Raw Tag Team title picture, which is seemingly not featured on the show.
50-Man Battle Royal
Prediction: The Miz wins
There have not been any official announcements as far as who is officially in the match so it is hard to predict who wins here.
If he is here, I am picking The Miz to win. He is not in any feuds at the moment and has not been featured on TV in the past few weeks. If WWE wants to continue his face run, they can give Miz the victory here to start building his babyface run.
Lars Sullivan vs. Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik) in a 3-1 Handicap match
Prediction: Lars Sullivan wins
This will be Lars Sullivan’s first official match in a WWE ring after months of teasers and backstage attacks. This match came about after Sullivan attacked Lucha House Party before their match at Money in the Bank.
It is an easy pick here as WWE is keen on making Sullivan a dominant heel. Look him win here easily against the three smaller opponents.
Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon
Prediction: Roman Reigns wins
A match that no one seems to care about. We have seen this Reigns/McMahon feud on both Raw and SmackDown due to the “Wild Card” rule and many fans have not been looking forward to it.
With all the buildup of the constant attacks to Reigns by McMahon and Drew McIntyre, it should not be surprising that Reigns goes over here. If they didn’t put McIntyre over Reigns at WrestleMania, there is a low chance that a part-timer like McMahon goes over here.
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
Prediction: Braun Strowman wins
Another match that not a lot of fans are looking forward too. WWE has had a track record of protecting Strowman in non-title matches but goes in the opposite direction when any sort of title gets involved.
Lashley went over on the go-home show of Raw, so it seems predictable that Strowman wins here.
Triple H vs. Randy Orton
Prediction: Randy Orton wins
Personally, I am looking forward to this match given the star power here. Even as a part-timer, Triple H can still put on quality matches and Orton is an established veteran who is consistent in the ring.
These guys have had many battles in the past but I have Orton winning here. He is not currently in any feuds on SmackDown and getting a win over an authority figure like HHH can help him get back into the title picture.
Goldberg vs. The Undertaker
Prediction: The Undertaker wins
If this was 15 years ago, this match would have been a show-stealer. Still, with the star power both Undertaker/Goldberg have, this match has gained a lot of interest.
This is a toss-up for me due to not being sure what the long-term plan is for both superstars. My prediction is that Undertaker wins here and a startup for his (hopefully) final feud down the line.
Intercontinental Championship – Finn Bálor (c) def. Andrade
Prediction: Finn Bálor retains the Intercontinental Championship
This will be a great match but given Bálor will come out in his demon persona, he’ll win here since he is undefeated when he dresses as the demon. I don’t see him losing as a demon for the first time in an event like this.
It’ll still be a good battle between the two and Andrade will definitely look great in his defeat.
WWE Championship – Kofi Kingston (c) def. Dolph Ziggler
Prediction: Kofi Kingston retains the WWE Championship
Originally, the plan was for Kingston to go against Kevin Owens but reportedly refused to make the trip to Jeddah in support of his best friend Sami Zayn, who is reportedly banned from appearing due to his Syrian heritage. This led to Ziggler surprisingly coming back and taking his place.
I give WWE credit for the build here. Ziggler showing up to trash the babyface hero champion and claiming that Kingston’s success should have been him. It was a good add as most fans believe Ziggler has been one of the more underutilized superstars on the main roster.
Both will put on a good show here but with this last-minute switch-up and Kingston’s continued popularity as WWE Champion, he’ll win here.
Universal Championship – Seth Rollins (c) def. Baron Corbin
Prediction: Seth Rollins retains the Universal Championship
While Corbin is set to face Rollins for the Universal Championship, the real story here is if Brock Lesnar will cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase.
Lesnar has been teasing for the past few weeks that’ll he’ll cash in and on the go-home show of Raw, he announced that he would do so on Friday. Whether he cashes in or not is anymore guess. My prediction is that he will cash in to make it a triple threat match. However, I do not see him winning.
Fans have not wanted Lesnar back into the title picture due to his rare appearances and short matches when he does show up in the ring. Lesnar may or may not be in WWE’s long term plans but Rollins is still one of the top guys in WWE and him dropping the title would not get a good reaction.
Lesnar cashes in but Rollins plays the hero here and retains the title, likely pinning Corbin in the process to protect Lesnar for any future plans.
Super ShowDown, much like the past pay-per-views in Saudi Arabia, has been filled with controversy and the buildup to these matches has had little fanfare.
Still, there should be a couple of good matches on the card like the IC/WWE Championship matches as well as Orton/HHH. The real question here is what the plans will be for the Universal title, mainly if Brock Lesnar is going to cash in.