WWE No Mercy has two WrestleMania main event caliber matches on the card as John Cena and Roman Reings will headline alongside the Universal Title Match between Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman. The Staples Center should be rocking as four of the company’s biggest stars look to make their moment.
The rest of the card has potential with four title matches and a rematch between the Demon Finn Baylor and Bray Wyatt. Alexa Bliss, The Miz, Neville, and Ambrose & Rollins will look to continue their strong runs as champions while Emma, Nia Jax, Jason Jordan and Enzo Amore look to win their win first singles championships.
Take an in-depth look at each match and be sure to check out all the action at 8PM on Sunday, September 24 on the WWE Network.
1.) Intercontinental Title
The Miz(c) vs. Jason Jordan
Kyle Boris: Quiet on the set. This is the match that should open the show. The crowd should have a ton of energy at the start of the night and hopefully Jason Jordan can use that to garner a positive reaction. The live audiences haven’t fully committed to Jordan yet, but he’s been an absolute joy to watch in the ring and people will start to take notice.
Once Jordan starts to connect, he’ll really be off and running, but until then he won’t be ready to take down the leader of the Miztourage. The Miz will come out on top and continue his reign as champion.
Prediction: Miz by pinfall
Jason Zoblin: This storyline has been building for a couple months now and I cannot wait for the send off. Jason Jordan needed a push, and the storyline with Kurt Angle could have been handled better, but it is finally starting to pick up steam. Jordan is an incredible athlete and he has put together a great string of matches including bouts against John Cena and Roman Reigns. Now, the Miz will be stepping in and will be a huge test for the former tag champ. The IC champ has turned into a major player on Monday nights and his mic skills are uncanny making him one of the best heels the company has produced. With all of that, I think Jason Jordan will defy the odds and after a long, grueling match, will take home his first singles championship.
Prediction: Jordan by pinfall
2.) Raw Tag Team Title
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins(c) vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
KB: The tag team division in the WWE has been on fire of late with The New Day and The Usos running things over on Smackdown Live and the four competitors in this match tearing it up on Raw. Expect a hard-hitting affair featuring a bunch of great spots. The contest will probably see quite a few near falls, but it seems too early to take the belts off the new-look Shield.
Prediction: Ambrose & Rollins by pinfall
JZ: Cesaro and Sheamus have really grown into quite the impressive tag team even after dropping the belts. They are two of the more talented athletes on the roster and have worked very well together. However, I have really enjoyed Seth and Dean’s title reign over the past month. They have a new sense of confidence in the tag team division and it is great to see 2/3 of the Shield back together. Rollins and Ambrose are going to take care of Sheamus and Cesaro, and I don’t see them losing the belts anytime soon… as long as they can stay on the same page.
Prediction: Ambrose & Rollins by pinfall
3.) Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
KB: When it comes to these two wrestlers, you’re looking at two of the more unique characters in the business. That being said, both of these guys seem to be stuck in a rut. I’m not sure where this feud goes after this. Bray can’t fall cleanly to Balor again, right? But if he wins, are we getting a Round 3? Does anyone really want that?
Both of these men are missing something(I.E. Balor Club/Wyatt Family) so maybe we’ll get a little surprise toward the end of the bout.
Prediction: Wyatt by pinfall
JZ: Both of these competitors have been extremely talented throughout their careers. Bray has turned himself into a main eventer, and even recently a world champion. The feud he has been having with Finn has been personal and this could shape up to be a blood match between the two. Balor is angry and fed up with Bray’s antics and will ultimately take him down as Wyatt’s weird and unorthodox tactics will not lead to a victory.
Prediction: Balor by pinfall
4.) Raw Women’s Title
Alexa Bliss(c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax vs. Emma vs. Bayley
KB: The addition of Bayley into this match is an interesting one as the spokesperson for #HugLife showed more intensity on Raw this week then we’ve seen from her in months. I expect a strong showing from Bayley in her return, with Nia Jax impressing as well, however the champ, Alexa Bliss, should be able to find a way to steal a win in this multi-person match.
Prediction: Bliss by pinfall
JZ: The women’s division has truly been an absolute force over the past couple of years with some roadblocks along the way, but now the female athletes are truly a force to be reckoned with which is evident by the fact that five women are walking into No Mercy with a legitimate shot at taking home the gold.
Alexa Bliss has been an exciting heel champion. She’s a bully, and it’s been gripping to see how each and every female contender has tried to take the title away from her. It was awesome to see Bayley back and get placed into this match seeing as those two have unfinished business. Ever since she ended her alliance with the champ, Nia Jax has led the charge, however, the numbers game could be too much if the other four women team up to take out the strongest competitor. In the end, Alexa will weasel her way to the win and retain.
Prediction: Bliss by pinfall
5.) Cruiserweight Title
Neville(c) vs. Enzo Amore
KB: Does anyone think Enzo can actually hang with Neville in between the ropes? Amore has been beaten down by someone different every week whether it be The Miz or Braun Strowman. He’s been using heel tactics of late and the only conceivable thing that could make this contest intriguing is a classic face/heel switcheroo with The Realest Guy in the Room winning the belt by cheating to a chorus of boos.
Prediction: Enzo by pinfall
JZ: Neville has turned into such a strong champion and has made 205 Live a legitimate brand and has truly created a name for himself. He is also extremely well-rounded and he just seems to get better and better each week. His opponent Enzo is a funny character, and is fantastic on the mic, but he does not have the skill set yet to lead 205 Live.
Prediction: Neville by pinfall
6.) John Cena vs. Roman Reigns
KB: Somehow, with all the trash talking and low blows these two have delivered, they still have yet to come to actual blows. At No Mercy, these two behemoths will look to steal the show in what should be a “passing of the torch” moment with Reings going over as Cena heads to Hollywood. It’ll be interesting to hear the crowd’s reactions throughout as both men are arguably the most polarizing figures in the company.
Prediction: Reigns by pinfall
JZ: Oh baby, I can’t wait for this one. John Cena has been THE guy for many fans, including myself. No matter how many times a year he’s fighting, he’s been consistently putting on great matches. On the other side, say what you want about Roman, he has been a great performer, regardless of how everyone feels about him. This one will be a long, well fought, exciting, and personal bout, but I think with his big-match experience, Cena will come out on top.
Prediction: Cena by pinfall
7.) Universal Title
Brock Lesnar(c) vs. Braun Strowman
KB: Is there anyone bigger in the business right now than Braun Strowman? I mean that figuratively and literally. This man is on fire and he deservedly needs a belt to back up his star power. A win over Brock Lesnar would shoot him to the moon with no sign of turning back.
Is WWE ready to take the belt off the Beast Incarnate? Well, they should be and Braun Strowman should be the one to conquer said Beast.
Prediction: Strowman by pinfall
JZ: BRRRRRROCK LESNAR and the Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman! It’s been amazing to see how far Braun has come as turned into such a key part of the Raw brand. He’s a destructive force, an incredible athlete and can hold his own with anyone in the locker room. This is Braun’s moment; main eventing at the Staples Center against the Mayor of Suplex City. The Monster Among Men seems unbeatable right now, but we’ve seen Brock overcome almost every other obstacle in his way, and it might be too soon for Strowman to take down the Universal Champion.
Prediction: Lesnar by pinfall