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The Chairshot Staff Picks - Royal Rumble/Takeover PHX

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is PC Tunney! Welcome back to The Chairshot staff picks and this time we are prognosticating for the Royal Rumble!! So far The Chairshot as a whole has done extremely well over the last two ppvs. Our record of 17-6-1 is pretty impressive if you ask me… and who else would you ask? So dive in for the knowledge you seek in guessing who will be victorious this weekend in Phoenix.

WWE NXT Takeover Phoenix

NXT Takeover Phoenix

Matt Riddle v Kassius Ohno

  • – Abe Odeh – Riddle
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Riddle
  • – Carol Cassada – Riddle
  • – David Levin – Riddle
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Riddle
  • – Jason Shufletowski – Riddle
  • – Kevin Carroll – Riddle
  • – Korey Gunz – Riddle
  • – Main Event Zone – Riddle
  • – Mason Epenter – Riddle
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Riddle
  • – Nick Marisco – Riddle
  • – Rey Ca$h – Riddle
  • – Rob Bonnette – Riddle
  • – Scott Mcleod -Riddle
  • – Steven Mitchell – Riddle
  • – Steve Cook – Riddle
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Ohno
  • – Tiffany Carter – Riddle
  • – Miranda Morales – Riddle
  • – Denise Salcedo – Riddle
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Riddle
  • – DPP – Riddle
  • – Andrew Balaz – Riddle
  • – Chris Platt – Riddle
  • – Greg DeMarco – Riddle
  • – Tunney’s Take: If you are making picks to show off and have a good record then Riddle is the pick here.  Wouldn’t be shocked if Ohno won but I highly doubt it. My pick is Matt Riddle.
  • – The Chairshot – Riddle 26-1 #UseYourHead

Undisputed Era (c) v War Raiders

  • – Abe Odeh – Era
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Era
  • – Carol Cassada – Era
  • – David Levin – Era
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – War
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Era
  • – Kevin Carroll – Era
  • – Korey Gunz – Era
  • – Main Event Zone – War
  • – Mason Epenter – Era
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – War
  • – Nick Marisco – War
  • – Rey Ca$h – Era
  • – Rob Bonnette – Era
  • – Scott Mcleod – War
  • – Steven Mitchell – War
  • – Steve Cook – War
  • – Sarah Hirsch – War
  • – Tiffany Carter – Era
  • – Miranda Morales – War
  • – Denise Salcedo – Era
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – War
  • – DPP – War
  • – Andrew Balaz – War
  • – Chris Platt – Era
  • – Greg DeMarco – Era
  • – Tunney’s Take: I feel like it’s time for War Raiders to win some gold. That gold however, will not be in NXT but on the main roster(definitely needed on RAW) sooner than later. My pick is Undisputed Era
  • – The Chairshot – 15-12 Undisputed Era #UseYourHead

Ricochet(c) v Johnny Gargano

  • – Abe Odeh – Gargano
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Ricochet
  • – Carol Cassada – Gargano
  • – David Levin – Ricochet
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Gargano
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Gargano
  • – Kevin Carroll – Gargano
  • – Korey Gunz – Ricochet
  • – Main Event Zone – Ricochet
  • – Mason Epenter – Gargano
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Gargano
  • – Nick Marisco – Ricochet
  • – Rey Ca$h – Gargano
  • – Rob Bonnette – Ricochet
  • – Scott Mcleod – Gargano
  • – Steven Mitchell – Gargano
  • – Steve Cook – Ricochet
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Gargano
  • – Tiffany Carter – Ricochet
  • – Miranda Morales – Ricochet
  • – Denise Salcedo – Ricochet
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Gargano
  • – DPP – Ricochet
  • – Andrew Balaz – Gargano
  • – Chris Platt – Gargano
  • – Greg DeMarco – Ricochet
  • – Tunney’s Take: This doesn’t feel like a belt that Johnny Gargano will ever hold. I like an extended title run for the half man half amazing high flyer! My pick is Ricochet
  • – The Chairshot – 14-13 Johnny Gargano #UseYourHead

Shana Baszler(c) v Bianca Belair

  • – Abe Odeh – Baszler
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Belair
  • – Carol Cassada – Belair
  • – David Levin – Baszler
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Baszler
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Belair
  • – Kevin Carroll – Baszler
  • – Korey Gunz – Baszler
  • – Main Event Zone – Baszler
  • – Mason Epenter – Baszler
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Baszler
  • – Nick Marisco – Baszler
  • – Rey Ca$h – Belair
  • – Rob Bonnette – Baszler
  • – Scott Mcleod – Baszler
  • – Steven Mitchell – Baszler
  • – Steve Cook – Baszler
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Baszler
  • – Tiffany Carter – Baszler
  • – Miranda Morales – Baszler
  • – Denise Salcedo – Baszler
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Belair
  • – DPP – Baszler
  • – Andrew Balaz – Baszler
  • – Chris Platt – Belair
  • – Greg DeMarco – Belair
  • – Tunney’s Take: I really enjoy Bianca Belair’s character and in-ring presence but her time is not now. My pick is Shana Baszler
  • – The Chairshot – 20-7 Shana Baszler #UseYourHead

Tommaso Ciampa(c) v Aleister Black

  • – Abe Odeh – Ciampa
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Ciampa
  • – Carol Cassada – Ciampa
  • – David Levin – Ciampa
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Ciampa
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Ciampa
  • – Kevin Carroll -Ciampa
  • – Korey Gunz – Black
  • – Main Event Zone – Ciampa
  • – Mason Epenter – Ciampa
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Ciampa
  • – Nick Marisco – Ciampa
  • – Rey Ca$h – Ciampa
  • – Rob Bonnette – Ciampa
  • – Scott Mcleod – Ciampa
  • – Steven Mitchell – Ciampa
  • – Steve Cook – Ciampa
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Ciampa
  • – Tiffany Carter – Ciampa
  • – Miranda Morales – Ciampa
  • – Denise Salcedo – Black
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Ciampa
  • – DPP – Ciampa
  • – Andrew Balaz – Ciampa
  • – Chris Platt – Ciampa
  • – Greg DeMarco – Ciampa
  • – Tunney’s Take: Good on Korey or Denise here if Black regains the NXT championship. The writing is on the wall here with a decided Chairshot favorite for this one. My pick is Tommaso Ciampa
  • – The Chairshot – 25-2 Tommaso Ciampa #UseYourHead

Royal Rumble

2019 Royal Rumble

Buddy Murphy(c) v Kalisto v Akira Tozowa v Hideo Itami

  • – Abe Odeh – Murphy
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Itami
  • – Carol Cassada – Murphy
  • – David Levin – Murphy
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Itami
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Murphy
  • – Kevin Carroll – Murphy
  • – Korey Gunz – Murphy
  • – Main Event Zone – Murphy
  • – Mason Epenter – Murphy
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Murphy
  • – Nick Marisco – Murphy
  • – Rey Ca$h – Murphy
  • – Rob Bonnette – Murphy
  • – Scott Mcleod – Murphy
  • – Steven Mitchell -Itami
  • – Steve Cook – Murphy
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Murphy
  • – Tiffany Carter – Murphy
  • – Miranda Morales – Murphy
  • – Denise Salcedo – Murphy
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Murphy
  • – DPP – Itami
  • – Andrew Balaz – Itami
  • – Chris Platt – Murphy
  • – Greg DeMarco – Itami
  • – Tunney’s Take: I so desperately want to be the only one to pick either Kalisto or Tozowa here. Kalisto would make more sense to me. The problem is I can’t ignore Itami and I think he would be a great title holder to and through Mania. My pick is Hideo Itami
  • – The Chairshot – 20-7 Buddy Murphy #UseYourHead

Rusev(c) v Shinsuke Nakamura

  • – Abe Odeh – Rusev
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Rusev
  • – Carol Cassada – Rusev
  • – David Levin – Nakamura
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Rusev
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Rusev
  • – Kevin Carroll – Rusev
  • – Korey Gunz – Rusev
  • – Main Event Zone – Rusev
  • – Mason Epenter – Rusev
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Rusev
  • – Nick Marisco – Rusev
  • – Rey Ca$h – Rusev
  • – Rob Bonnette – Rusev
  • – Scott Mcleod – Rusev
  • – Steven Mitchell – Rusev
  • – Steve Cook – Rusev
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Rusev
  • – Tiffany Carter – Rusev
  • – Miranda Morales – Rusev
  • – Denise Salcedo – Rusev
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Rusev
  • – DPP – Rusev
  • – Andrew Balaz – Rusev
  • – Chris Platt – Rusev
  • – Greg DeMarco – Rusev
  • – Tunney’s Take: I got three words for ya!!!… IT’S RUSEV DAY! My pick is Rusev
  • – The Chairshot – Rusev 26-1 #UseYourHead

Royal Rumble Miz Shane

The Bar(c) v The MiZ & Shane McMahon

  • – Abe Odeh – Bar
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Bar
  • – Carol Cassada – MM
  • – David Levin – MM
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – MM
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Bar
  • – Kevin Carroll – MM
  • – Korey Gunz – MM
  • – Main Event Zone – MM
  • – Mason Epenter – MM
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – MM
  • – Nick Marisco – MM
  • – Rey Ca$h – MM
  • – Rob Bonnette – Bar
  • – Scott Mcleod – Bar
  • – Steven Mitchell – MM
  • – Steve Cook – MM
  • – Sarah Hirsch – MM
  • – Tiffany Carter – MM
  • – Miranda Morales – MM
  • – Denise Salcedo – Bar
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – MM
  • – DPP – MM
  • – Andrew Balaz – MM
  • – Chris Platt – Bar
  • – Greg DeMarco – Bar
  • – Tunney’s Take: As much as I would LOVE to see Shane McMahon and MiZ(MM)* win the tag titles I don’t feel they need them for this storyline. My pick is The Bar
  • – The Chairshot – 18-9 The MiZ and Shane McMahon #UseYourHead

Royal Rumble Becky Asuka

Asuka(c) v Becky Lynch

  • – Abe Odeh – Asuka
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Asuka
  • – Carol Cassada – Asuka
  • – David Levin – Becky
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Asuka
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Asuka
  • – Kevin Carroll – Asuka
  • – Korey Gunz – Asuka
  • – Main Event Zone – Asuka
  • – Mason Epenter – Asuka
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Asuka
  • – Nick Marisco – Asuka
  • – Rey Ca$h – Asuka
  • – Rob Bonnette – Becky
  • – Scott Mcleod – Asuka
  • – Steven Mitchell – Becky
  • – Steve Cook – Asuka
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Asuka
  • – Tiffany Carter – Asuka
  • – Miranda Morales – Asuka
  • – Denise Salcedo – Becky
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Asuka
  • – DPP – Asuka
  • – Andrew Balaz – Asuka
  • – Chris Platt – Asuka
  • – Greg DeMarco – Asuka
  • – Tunney’s Take: A large majority of wrestling fans think that Becky Lynch will end up being a factor if not winning the women’s rumble. I agree and I don’t see that happening if she wins the title here. My pick is Asuka
  • – The Chairshot – 23-4 Asuka #UseYourHead

Ronda Rousey(c) v Sasha Banks

  • – Abe Odeh – Rousey
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Rousey
  • – Carol Cassada – Rousey
  • – David Levin – Banks
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Rousey
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Rousey
  • – Kevin Carroll – Rousey
  • – Korey Gunz – Rousey
  • – Main Event Zone – Rousey
  • – Mason Epenter – Rousey
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Rousey
  • – Nick Marisco – Rousey
  • – Rey Ca$h – Rousey
  • – Rob Bonnette – Rousey
  • – Scott Mcleod -Rousey
  • – Steven Mitchell – Rousey
  • – Steve Cook – Rousey
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Rousey
  • – Tiffany Carter – Rousey
  • – Miranda Morales – Rousey
  • – Denise Salcedo – Rousey
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Rousey
  • – DPP – Rousey
  • – Andrew Balaz – Rousey
  • – Chris Platt – Rousey
  • – Greg DeMarco – Rousey
  • – Tunney’s Take: It would be very intriguing for Sasha to pull off the surprise victory Sunday. I feel like there are other plans TAGGED for her future though. My pick is Ronda Rousey
  • – The Chairshot – 26-1 Ronda Rousey #UseYourHead

Daniel Bryan(c) v AJ Styles

  • – Abe Odeh – DB
  • – Bobby Fernandes – DB
  • – Carol Cassada – AJ
  • – David Levin – DB
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – DB
  • – Jason Schufletowski – DB
  • – Kevin Carroll – DB
  • – Korey Gunz – DB
  • – Main Event Zone – DB
  • – Mason Epenter – DB
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – DB
  • – Nick Marisco – DB
  • – Rey Ca$h – DB
  • – Rob Bonnette – DB
  • – Scott Mcleod – DB
  • – Steven Mitchell – DB
  • – Steve Cook – DB
  • – Sarah Hirsch – DB
  • – Tiffany Carter – DB
  • – Miranda Morales – DB
  • – Denise Salcedo – DB
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – DB
  • – DPP – DB
  • – Andrew Balaz – DB
  • – Chris Platt – DB
  • – Greg DeMarco – DB
  • – Tunney’s Take: I’ve been saying it for a while now, Daniel Bryan will hold this title till at least WrestleMania! My pick is Daniel Bryan
  • – The Chairshot – 26-1 Daniel Bryan #UseYourHead

Brock Lesnar(c) v Finn Balor

  • – Abe Odeh –  Brock
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Finn
  • – Carol Cassada – Finn
  • – David Levin – Finn
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Finn
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Brock
  • – Kevin Carroll – Brock
  • – Korey Gunz – Brock
  • – Main Event Zone – Brock
  • – Mason Epenter – Brock
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Brock
  • – Nick Marisco – Finn
  • – Rey Ca$h – Finn
  • – Rob Bonnette – Brock
  • – Scott Mcleod – Brock
  • – Steven Mitchell – Finn
  • – Steve Cook – Brock
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Finn
  • – Tiffany Carter – Finn
  • – Miranda Morales – Brock
  • – Denise Salcedo – Brock
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Finn
  • – DPP – Finn
  • – Andrew Balaz – Brock
  • – Chris Platt – Finn
  • – Greg DeMarco – Finn
  • – Tunney’s Take: Vince has done a really good job here of making a lot of you believe that he would allow Finn Balor to defeat Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title. I am not apart of those who see this as a possibility. Now don’t get it wrong I will POP just as loud as anyone if Finn somehow finds a way. My pick is Brock Lesnar
  • – The Chairshot – 14-13 Brock Lesnar #UseYourHead

30 Woman Royal Rumble

  • – Abe Odeh – Becky
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Becky
  • – Carol Cassada – Becky
  • – David Levin – Deville
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – Charlotte
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Becky
  • – Kevin Carroll – Becky
  • – Korey Gunz – Becky
  • – Main Event Zone – Charlotte
  • – Mason Epenter – Charlotte
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Becky & Charlotte
  • – Nick Marisco – Becky
  • – Rey Ca$h – Charlotte
  • – Rob Bonnette – Charlotte
  • – Scott Mcleod – Becky
  • – Steven Mitchell – Charlotte
  • – Steve Cook – Charlotte
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Becky
  • – Tiffany Carter – Becky
  • – Miranda Morales – Charlotte
  • – Denise Salcedo – Charlotte
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – Charlotte
  • – DPP – Becky & Charlotte
  • – Andrew Balaz – Becky & Charlotte
  • – Chris Platt – Charlotte
  • – Greg DeMarco – Charlotte
  • – Tunney’s Take: The consensus has the Charlotte and Becky feud/storyline painted all over this one. It seems to be Charlotte most likely as winner here. To me here are where the swerves lie this weekend, in the Rumbles. That’s right, I have the very woman who is pictured above preaching to the herd. My pick is Alexa Bliss
  • – The Chairshot – 12 Charlotte, 10 Becky, 3 Becky and Charlotte, 1 Deville and 1 very sweet moment of BLISS! #UseYourHead

30 Man Royal Rumble

  • – Abe Odeh – Rollins
  • – Bobby Fernandes – Wyatt
  • – Carol Cassada – Ambrose
  • – David Levin – Andrade
  • – Francesca Scopelliti – McIntyre
  • – Jason Schufletowski – Rollins
  • – Kevin Carroll – Rollins
  • – Korey Gunz – Rollins
  • – Main Event Zone – Rollins
  • – Mason Epenter – Braun
  • – Mathew Sarpriacone – Rollins
  • – Nick Marisco – Rollins
  • – Rey Ca$h – Rollins
  • – Rob Bonnette – Rollins
  • – Scott Mcleod – Rollins
  • – Steven Mitchell – Rollins
  • – Steve Cook – Rollins
  • – Sarah Hirsch – Rollins
  • – Tiffany Carter – Rollins
  • – Miranda Morales – Rollins
  • – Denise Salcedo – Andrade
  • – Patrick O’Dowd – McIntyre
  • – DPP – Rollins
  • – Andrew Balaz – McIntyre
  • – Chris Platt – Rollins
  • – Greg DeMarco – McIntyre
  • – Tunney’s Take: Seth Rollins seems like the safe play here. Now, if you know me I don’t usually play it by the book. I told you the swerves were coming. If a Monster and a Demon can’t get the job done against the Beast what other options are there?!? THE ANIMAL!!! My pick is Bautista
  • – The Chairshot – 17 Rollins, 4 McIntyre, 2 Andrade, 1 Wyatt, 1 Braun, 1 Ambrose and 1 for the ANIMAL Bautista #UseYourHead

In closing, PLEASE enjoy the Rumble. It is my most favorite time of the wrestling year! Follow me on twitter @PCTunney to find out who had the best record and listen to the @podcastDWI only on THECHAIRSHOT.com as we not only analyze the Rumble next week but the Staff Picks as well.  Have an enjoyable and safe weekend y’all!

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