All Elite Wrestling will be having their first pay-per-view of 2020 in Revolution. There has been a lot of hype surrounding the new company since it debuted a little over a year ago. Once they started up their weekly T.V. show in October, there has been a lot of positive reviews on their programming. With WWE having some ups and […]
All Elite Wrestling will be having their first pay-per-view of 2020 in Revolution. There has been a lot of hype surrounding the new company since it debuted a little over a year ago. Once they started up their weekly T.V. show in October, there has been a lot of positive reviews on their programming. With WWE having some ups and downs in recent years, it is nice to have an alternate.
Revolution looks to have a solid card on paper and I am excited to see how the first PPV of 2020 will turn out for the company. The show is set to start at 8PM (with a 7PM pre-show time) on Saturday, February 29. Eight matches are scheduled with all three titles on the line. Here are my predictions for the show.
SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) vs. The Dark Order (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) (pre-show)
Prediction: The Dark Order wins
For weeks, Dark Order has been interfering in matches and having promos to hype up who is the lead man behind the stable. We end up seeing who the person behind all of this during this match.
SoCal Uncensored is already starred in the tag division as they were the first-ever AEW World Tag Champions. I think it would be the better option if Dark Order gets the win here to establish credibility.
Jake Hager vs. Dustin Rhodes
Prediction: Jake Hager
For you WWE you’ll know these guys as Goldust (Dustin Rhodes) and Jack Swagger (Jake Hager). This match is the definition of long-term booking, with Hager smashing Rhodes’ hand in between a car door a few months back during the title feud between Cody and AEW Champion Chris Jericho.
This will be Hager’s first match in an AEW ring and this match might be a lot better than people expect. If you watch AEW Dynamite, you know that Rhodes has not lost a step and can still go at it in the ring. Rhodes will put on an excellent performance here but I think Hager winning here will be a better result as the unstoppable henchman to Jericho.
Sammy Guevara vs. Darby Allin
Prediction: Sammy Guevara wins
This match might be on the more underrated matches on the card. Both Allin and Guevara are young stars that fans should keep an eye on as the company is looking to build the younger superstars.
Allin is over with the crowd and Guevara is a great heel. I have Inner Circle member Guevara winning here with the possibility of other I.C. members Santana and Ortiz (who are not scheduled for the card) helping him out here. It helps build up the heel here while protecting Allin.
Pac vs. Orange Cassidy
Prediction: Pac wins
A match that looks odd on paper, as Cassidy is viewed as more of a comedy character. Cassidy has been one of the more over superstars in the company right now despite not wrestling in a lot of matches. That being said, I don’t see Pac losing here. He is a star in the company and having him win in a squash match can help him climb the ranks as the next superstar to challenger for the AEW World Championship.
MJF vs. Cody
Prediction: MJF wins
Another long-term booking match here. It started back at Full Gear when MJF chose to turn on his mentor moments after he threw in the towel for him and cost him his championship match against Chris Jericho. It was then that MJF has established himself as one of (if not) the biggest heel in wrestling today.
The past few episodes of AEW Dynamite have seen both men engage in heated promos, public lashings with a belt, and a Steel Cage match between Cody and MJF’s henchman, Wardlow. He went through it all and will finally get his hands on MJF.
We will see the interference between Wardlow and Arn Anderson here and this should be a chaotic match with a lot of storytelling here. While the argument being made that Cody can earn the victory here, I think that this feud is not close to hitting its peak just yet. Just imagine the promo that MJF will cut on Dynamite if he wins the following week. They can be built up a lot more and get a better reaction if Cody wins down the line.
World Tag Team Championship – Adam Page and Kenny Omega (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
Prediction: The Young Bucks win the World Tag Team Championship
The Elite members Page and Omega won the titles a few weeks back against SoCal Uncensored and will defend their titles against fellow members of the Elite in Nick and Matt Jackson. The relationship, particularly with Page, has been dissolving as of late. He was been moving away from the stable and trying to establish himself on his own. Page is not a fan of Omega interacting with The Young Bucks and that could be the reason why they lose the titles in this match.
There is no doubt that all four of the men involved in this match are going to put on a great show that I am looking forward too. Their title reign may be short but I have The Young Bucks winning and starting up a feud between Page and Omega that could be money if booked right.
Women’s World Championship – Nyla Rose (c) vs. Kris Statlander
Prediction: Nyla Rose retains the Women’s World Championship
Rose, in my opinion, SHOULD have won the title to become the first AEW Women’s Champion. Nothing against the first champion in Riho but her commitments to her native country of Japan did not allow her to defend the title for weeks on end or even show up on T.V.
“The Native Beast” is the perfect monster heel the women’s division desperately needs. I think Statlander has the chance to be a future champion down the line but Rose just won the title. With the early start of the company, you don’t need to play hot potato with the belt.
World Championship – Chris Jericho (c) vs. Jon Moxley
Prediction: Jon Moxley wins the World Championship
Chris “Le Champion” Jericho has been AEW World Champion since August 31, 2019. Since then, he has been simply INCREDIBLE as champion and being the top guy in AEW. From having excellent promos to forming the Inner Circle stable, he continues to show why he is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.
That being said, I think it might be time to pull the trigger and have Moxley end the night as the new AEW Champion. He is over with the crowd and has put on excellent matches since joining the company. I have Moxley winning but this is the case where I would not be mad if my prediction is wrong here. I am looking forward to this match.
After WWE had the horrible Super ShowDown pay-per-view, this is the perfect time for AEW to showcase what they have here in Revolution. The matches from top to bottom look great with weeks of long-term booking, which is something WWE lacks from time-to-time. If you have not watched AEW, I suggest you check out Revolution.