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04/24/2020

Celebrating Triple H 25th Anniversary

On April 25, 1995, Hunter Hearst Helmsley debut WWF and defeated Sonny Rodgers.  Since then, he went on an adventure and took the sports entertainment business by storm.  His 25 years of accomplishments are:

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Vice President for Talent & Live Events
  • World Champion (14 times)
  • Intercontinental Champion (5 times)
  • European Champion (2 times)
  • Tag Team Champion (2 times, Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels)
  • King of the Ring 1997
  • Royal Rumble Winner (2002, 2016)
  • 2nd Grand Slam Champion
  • 7th Triple Crown Champion
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2019) as a member of D-Generation X.

Below this blog, you can see videos of Triple H's moments throughout his tenure. WWE Show has the "25 Years" Signature Series Championship Replica Title for sale. 

Women's Tag Team Championship

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross defend their titles against Carmella and Dana Brooke.  Carmella did not feel confident that Brooke would win her match to qualify for Money in the Bank (MITB) but did so shockingly.  Would Carmella have any doubts with her tag team partner?  Bliss and Cross have their second defense.  They defeated the Kabuki Warriors in their rematch to retain the championship.  

Predicition:  Brooke may had shocked the world when she defeated Naomi last week.  The relationship with Carmella differs and can have an impact towards winning the match.  I do not see Bliss or Cross losing the titles anytime soon.  *Rumor* Could we see a possible return of The IIconics?  As of late, they have been on Twitter and Instagram posting pictures and videos.  

Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt

Wyatt wants the WWE Universal title.  Strowman is allowing Wyatt to let him in. There is an untold story on why Strowman left the Wyatt family.  We may find out tonight as to how the story will develop into a unique match for MITB.  

Lacey Evans vs. Sasha Banks 

Evans and Banks square off for the MITB qualifying match.  The Sassy Southern Bell knocked out Banks during their match at WrestleMania.  She is furious on the fact that she is unable to get her revenge and come out winning.  For Banks, it is her opportunity to get back on track for her pursuit on the title.  Her best friend, Smackdown Women's Champion Bayley will be at ringside. 

Prediction: Sasha Banks will win with the help of Bayley

Drew Gulak vs King Corbin

 Gulak will try to hang with Daniel Bryan as he takes his turn to qualify for MITB.  He will have to square off against Corbin who is not an easy opponent.  

Prediction:  King Corbin.  The only way Corbin loses if Elias returns and distracts Corbin from pinning Gulak.  

What are  your predictions tonight?  Leave a comment below.