Jay's Ways - Heck On A Deck 2017 Preview Submitted by Justin Watry on 10/05/2017 at 03:54 PM
"I have been reading your stuff on 411mania and nodq.com for the longest time now and I have never felt inclined to email in. The general consensus of you not being most popular is harsh at times but also can be well-founded too. But I still read your stuff because I do enjoy your articles and find your perspective interesting most of the time.
"I have been reading your stuff on 411mania and nodq.com for the longest time now and I have never felt inclined to email in. The general consensus of you not being most popular is harsh at times but also can be well-founded too.8 But I still read your stuff because I do enjoy your articles and find your perspective interesting most of the time.
That said, your article about your friend Megan and trip to Wrestlemnaia was the greatest thing you have ever wrote. Forget about the predictions you brag about getting right. This is your crowning piece. Maybe it is because I can relate as going to Wrestlemania is my ultimate dream and it will be happening next year. But I genuinely loved your article.
Thank you for the great stuff."
- Jay's Ways reader
My new 411mania.com column was posted late Monday night. It is the month reader feedback edition where I reply to the comment section for the month of September 2017. Always an interesting time there. Go check it out, exclusively on 411mania!
No More Teasers
For the past week or so, I have been teasing a big announcement. It was hinted at in my recent 411mania column and was my main talking point on Twitter all week. Unfortunately, plans fell through. There will be no announcement. Without using too much hyperbole, it was a pretty big freakin' deal and is a shame nothing materialized. A massive, massive disappointment. I suppose the one silver lining is this wasn't my fault (thanks Snitsky!), and there is nothing I did wrong to cause this. Too bad really. Everything was lined up and then...nothing. Unreal. Lucky I am not the type of person to burn bridges or name names.
Thankfully, I have a trip to Wisconsin Dells set for this weekend. Trust me - I need this little vacation right now.
Heck On A Deck 2017
Randy Orton vs. Rusev
Same story, different month. I know Lana and Rusev have gone their separate ways, but can they just be on screen together again? If not, nothing is going to change. Lana will continue with her non-existent story line with Tamina Snuka, and Rusev will keep on losing to the bigger names. As a pair though? The sky's the limit. An RKO outta nowhere gets it done before Survivor Series rolls around...
WINNER: Randy Orton
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode
This feels like Dolph Ziggler playing out the end of his contract. It may just be him teasing on Twitter, but honestly, it was brought onto Smackdown LIVE last year with The Miz and has been talked about ever since. The guy re-signed a few years back, so it would fit the timeline of another deal expiring soon. That all points to Bobby Roode winning. I mean, he should anyways but with all the other factors added in, this is a gloriously easy bout to predict. Now about that epic entrance, let's see it.
WINNER: Bobby Roode
WWE SD Women’s Title Match: Champion Natalya vs. Charlotte
Probably another placeholder month for the blue brand women's division until Carmella gets the title belt. don't care for Natalya getting the championship (even though she follows me on Twitter) and Becky Lynch/Charlotte have been ridiculously under used on Smackdown. They need to be more involved. Maybe the MMA Four Horsewomen thing didn't pan out as planned? Either way, it is not exactly that difficult to give them screen time in a meaningful way. For the sake of my own personal hopes, Charlotte is my pick.
WWE US Title Match: Champion AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin
Toughest call of the evening here. Does WWE continue the losing ways of Baron Corbin or is that over with at Heck on a Deck? Truth be told, it is hard to tell. Fans have their sights set on a Shinsuke Nakamura/AJ Styles WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 34...not a match for the United States Championship. At some point, I think AJ loses the strap. Might as well do it here.
WINNER: Baron Corbin
WWE Title Match: Champion Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Five months ago, I wrote a column defending Jinder Mahal. It listed all the reasons why we owed him the benefit of the doubt and how this could be a great thing for the company. It was obviously a leap of faith but one that had certain benefits to it down the road. It was time to throw in the towel on the experiment back in August and crown Shinsuke Nakamura the REAL international star leading the WWE expansion across the globe. Clearly, fans have been ready for the title switch. It was delayed for...some reason. Now we arrive at the gimmick rematch where one has to assume outside interference will NOT be a problem (ha!). That would mean the blue brand creates a headline for an exclusive show, and we can all forget about this summer. The WWE Title has never meant less and unless anybody wants to show me all these monetary metrics that have increased recently (minus Youtube views), it is the only decision to make. Likely Jinder Mahal retains. Still, heart over head.
WINNER: Shinsuke Nakamura
SD Tag Team Title HIAC Match: Champions The New Day vs. The Usos
Oh joy, The New Day are tag champs again. I honestly forgot who held the belts until Tuesday's episode. If you would have asked me before their "rights" segment, I am not sure I would have been able to answer without thinking about it. That is bad. This is unlike Charlotte and Sasha Banks playing hot potato with the belt last year. That was two competitive fighters going at it and were seemingly so evenly matched that the two would flip flop victories. This is just the blue brand still not having a clue what to do with their tag team division, so the same two stables keep on wrestling. Sorry, Shelton Benjamin is back on the roster, right? Yeah, Kickoff show. Since this is the finale, that means The New Day will win. No doubt they will have some crazy and wild stunts (no complaints on the bell to bell action of this feud). It deserves the cell treatment but come on, enough is enough...
WINNER: The New Day
HIAC Match: Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon
Probably the main event of the Heck on a Deck pay-per-view. Sucks for the chances of Nakamura winning the WWE Championship but whatever. If that was going to happen, it felt like Summerslam was the time. Perhaps I am wrong? As for Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon, I have enjoyed it. Smackdown LIVE has been lackluster for awhile now, but I tend to like anything with Shane O' Mac, so this story line has been fun. Big ups to Vince McMahon for returning to add fuel to the fire. Owens, the same. The dude gets it and actually is a BAD GUY. No insider jokes or trying to be clever. He wants to be hated by fans and goes all out. Of course, rumors are abound that he may be heading back to Raw soon. If you have been reading my columns for the past year, you would know that I have had the exclusive inside scoop on that story the entire way. My personal opinion: Owens should stay put, but it is not my choice. Shane McMahon does NOT win single's matches in his PPV career. The last time was Summerslam 2003, and that was over Eric Bischoff, so yeah, he knows his role and plays it well. The Falls Count Anywhere add on just tells me they have figured out the wacky and over the top ending, and it will be outside of the ring. Good luck Shane! Here's to Sami Zayn pushing you off the cell or something...
WINNER: Kevin Owens
The return of NRW is officially over 1,500 views online. Months ago, when this all began, my target was hitting one thousand. After barely a week, we have already crossed that mark. Pleased with the result obviously but mildly disappointed because many did say they would post/share it and haven't. Those with a much larger reach did not hold up their end of the bargain unfortunately. Kinda sucks they backed out but still, positive thoughts baby! I hit the 1,000 view target I set out for myself, and that is what is most important. The match is posted below. Well worth the 15 minutes!
I went to Orlando, Florida for my first ever WrestleMania earlier in the year. I participated in the return of NRW a few weeks ago. Next up for my epic 2017: