WWE Stomping Grounds 2019: Preview and predictions

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Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre

Listen, I’m all for Drew McIntyre being put in these high-profile matches it would be much better if it wasn’t as part of this Shane McMahon fiasco that’s been happening on both Raw and SmackDown Live. This is getting out of control: Shane McMahon is dominating airtime on both Mondays and Tuesdays in 2019 and it’s ridiculous. It will be nice when McIntyre is finally back out on his own wreaking havoc.

Roman Reigns and McIntyre didn’t have the greatest match in the world at WrestleMania 35 but it got the job done and gave Reigns a nice win after an emotional comeback. And then what happens? He loses to McMahon at Super ShowDown after McIntyre gets involved, which is just so wonderful, isn’t it? I’d be looking forward to this one if McMahon wasn’t going to get involved, but we know that’s not happening.

Prediction: I don’t think they job McIntyre to Roman yet again so the easy call is that McMahon gets involved and costs Reigns the match, which will then just further this whole thing between the three. The Miz getting back into the McMahon mix on Monday night was interesting but it also went nowhere. This program likely lasts the rest of the summer before a big payoff at SummerSlam. But it’s McIntyre with the dirty win at Stomping Grounds.

Big E and Xavier Woods vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

While it’s likely that the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match will land on the Kickoff Show, this is the match that should be there. Big E and Xavier Woods have had plenty of run-ins with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in recent weeks, so the match makes sense, but it shouldn’t be taking up time on a pay-per-view. This is a top-of-the-hour match on SmackDown Live that will be a time-filler no matter where it ends up.

Prediction: This has the chance to be a good match but I don’t see anything great coming out of it. I like Owens and Zayn here as they both need a good victory.