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When a WWE pay-per-view (PPV) event is on the horizon, the staff of Cageside Seats usually offers predictions for all of the advertised matches on the card. This data can be used to calculate a simple predictability rating for any event.

Six different staff members predicted the winners for the matches that took place at Clash of Champions 2019 (Sun., Sept. 15) from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Staff members received credit for a correct prediction of the winner of any match, even if they were wrong about the context of that victory.

The Cageside Seats match preview articles for Clash of Champions also offered polls allowing Cagesiders the chance to weigh in with their predictions.

The following chart contains the prediction results for every match. The leftmost column includes the full match list. Below each staff member’s name, the number “1” is a correct prediction, the number “0” is an incorrect prediction, and empty spaces indicate that no prediction data was available. The rightmost column contains the overall predictability rating for every match, and the very last row shows the overall accuracy of each individual staff member.

The line for Kofi Kingston’s match can be interpreted as follows: “3 out of 7 predictions for Kingston’s match were correct, which is a predictability rating of 42.9%.”


These numbers add up to 53 correct predictions and 23 incorrect predictions, which means the overall predictability rating for Clash of Champions 2019 is 69.7%.

This increases the overall predictability rating for 2019 WWE PPVs from 66.3% up to 66.7% (417 correct versus 208 incorrect predictions). For comparison's sake, the overall predictability ratings each year from from 2015 through 2018 were 63.4%, 61.1%, 61.6%, and 58.7%.

The one match that threw us for a loop was Erick Rowan’s victory over Roman Reigns. Despite the reveal of Rowan as the mystery assailant who tried to murder Roman Reigns, we mostly weren’t buying him as a credible threat to the guy who main evented four consecutive WrestleMania events. It turns out that we were very, very wrong about that.

Now here are the voting percentages from the Cageside community polls for the winners of each match:

  • 68%: Drew Gulak (20% for Carrillo, 12% for Dorado)
  • 70%: AJ Styles
  • 76%: Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler
  • 75%: Bayley
  • 51%: The Revival
  • 76%: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
  • 70%: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 70%: Sasha Banks
  • 50%: Kofi Kingston
  • 40%: Erick Rowan

A lot of the community results are in the neighborhood of 70% for the winners, which suggests that the card had several matches with a similar level of predictability but few no doubt slam dunks.

The votes for The Revival’s match and Kingston’s match were nearly right down the 50/50 line, with Kingston in particular only beating out Orton by two votes (162 to 160).

The staff of Cageside Seats had a pretty good night with predicting the winners at Clash of Champions 2019. How did you fare, Cagesiders?

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Grievous 3D

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I'd say the Plank of Wood being knocked down to midcard this long is important...........but I don't know how to feel about that
HEY! That nickname stuck with someone.

And just wait for Rumble/Mania time again...

Wrestlemania is in his home town next year so I'm guessing Vince
will have Reigns win the Rumble, challenge Brock again & finally
win a top title in a main event with the audience cheering for him
(hopefully for Vince).

Or even worse...Roman vs. The Fiend with Roman going over &
"Slaying the Monster" for the Universal title he never truly lost.

Ugh...
 

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HEY! That nickname stuck with someone.

And just wait for Rumble/Mania time again...

Wrestlemania is in his home town next year so I'm guessing Vince
will have Reigns win the Rumble, challenge Brock again & finally
win a top title in a main event with the audience cheering for him
(hopefully for Vince).

Or even worse...Roman vs. The Fiend with Roman going over &
"Slaying the Monster" for the Universal title he never truly lost.

Ugh...
Of all people. Who just watched Charlotte job in Charlotte.
 

Grievous 3D

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Of all people. Who just watched Charlotte job in Charlotte.
That's a Fair call...

HOWEVER...

You really think Vince is going to pass up the opportunity
to have Reigns win a top title in a Wrestlemania main event
& actually get cheered while doing it?

I think not.
 

bullyballmm

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You really think Vince is going to pass up the opportunity
to have Reigns win a top title in a Wrestlemania main event
& actually get cheered while doing it?
If he is worried about Roman's leukemia returning, then yes. Why am I the only one who thinks they had Roman sit out Summerslam + missed some TV shows before this whole Rowan angle because he is not at and will probably never will be at 100% ever again?
 
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Grievous 3D

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If he is worried about Roman's leukemia returning, then yes. Why am I the only one who thinks they had Roman sit out Summerslam + missed some TV shows before this whole Rowan angle because he is not at and will probably never will be at 100% ever again?
What?

You think he's still "sick"?

Does he actually look "sick" on TV?
 

bullyballmm

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What?

You think he's still "sick"?

Does he actually look "sick" on TV?
I don't think his leukemia has returned, but I do think they are being careful with him. Like how they Alexa compete minimally when she returned from injury at the start of this year (and now they have Cross to compete with her in tag matches/for her in matches like the no. 1 contender match for Bayley's title a few months ago)
 

Grievous 3D

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I don't think his leukemia has returned, but I do think they are being careful with him. Like how they Alexa compete minimally when she returned from injury at the start of this year (and now they have Cross to compete with her in tag matches/for her in matches like the no. 1 contender match for Bayley's title a few months ago)
Well...my opinion is if you can't physically compete
to the best of your abilities then you shouldn't be on
TV.

Take time off, get back to 100% & let someone else have your
TV/Match time. The WWE roster is so deep with talent they
shouldn't need to "protect" certain performers.
 

bullyballmm

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Well...my opinion is if you can't physically compete
to the best of your abilities then you shouldn't be on
TV.

Take time off, get back to 100% & let someone else have your
TV/Match time. The WWE roster is so deep with talent they
shouldn't need to "protect" certain performers.
I disagree. Roman has been a company man his whole life. Leukemia is something he has and will have to live with forever. A lot of wrestlers have a susceptibility to certain areas of their body getting re-injured - should Rollins never compete again just because he has a Surgically Repaired (TM) knee< should Orton never compete again just because he has shoulder problems? I think your answers would be no, so I don't see why Roman should be treated differently other than the fact you have a hate-boner for him. It's not like he is in the main event atm anyway, so I don't see what you are really complaining about.
 

bullyballmm

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I really don't get why you have a hatred for performers for the shit booking Vince gives them. Like you said you were a fan of Corbin until he failed his cash-in - how does that make sense? He didn't book himself to fail his cash in lol
 

Grievous 3D

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I really don't get why you have a hatred for performers for the shit booking Vince gives them.
Like you said you were a fan of Corbin until he failed his cash-in - how does that make sense?
He didn't book himself to fail his cash in lol
So...

The WWE as a company doesn't give a shit about what I say or do right?

And I can't actually target the WWE themselves right?

BUT...I can let my opinions & views be known by targeting those
I believe the company has used to make their product worse right?

So I don't HATE Reigns & Corbin as people...they are both probably
nice guys...well...at least Reigns might be...but I'm not giving them
a "free pass" by saying "Its not their fault their booking was so shit"

They are part of the problem...and while many wrestling fans are
quick to forget...I'm not. I remember shit...and just because Reigns
had a health scare doesn't mean I'm giving him a free pass.

I was in & out of a hospital for a year & could have lost my righ leg
due to a staph infection...& I didn't expect to be forgiven for my past
mistakes or given a free pass from anyone becuse of that.

The WWE spent 4 years pushing this guy & he does not have the
charisma, personality or presence to warrant that kind of push...
and SO many other careers were damaged or hindered in the
process...& I just can't let that go.

I'm sorry Base...but I'm never letting it go.

And as far as Corbin goes...well...a failed cash-in makes you look
like a total moron...and while Corbin didn't make that call...he must
have done something to trigger the decision from those in charge.

Not to mention if they had kept the briefcase on Corbin...he could
have shown up during the Wrestlemania 34 main event and at least
made the crowd care about the match.
 
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bullyballmm

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Thanks for the explanation.

So you are basically admitting you want to bring down the company? By constantly being negative about it in the hopes that other people will start agreeing with you and dropping the product?

If so, fair call. At least you are admitting your agenda.
 
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Grievous 3D

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Thanks for the explanation.
No problem Base.

:thumbsup:

So you are basically admitting you want to bring down the company? By constantly being negative about it in the hopes that other people will start agreeing with you and dropping the product?

If so, fair call. At least you are admitting your agenda.
No...I just want the WWE to be good...

No...that's the wrong term...I want the WWE to be BETTER...
I want the WWE to be as good as it can be.

The WWE has so much money, so much talent, so much potential...
and yet they have basically been shoveling out the same shit for how
many years now?

Just imagine what the WWE could do if they took a more "Lucha Underground"
approach to their shows...Just imagine a WWE where 50/50 booking wasn't a
thing...Just imagine a WWE where the guys & girls who got over naturally weren't
buried & punished for it.

It could be a wonderful product to watch...

But it ain't going to happen...so I'll take opportunity I can to make other wrestling
fans realize that they...that WE as a group DESERVE BETTER.
 

bullyballmm

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No...I just want the WWE to be good...

No...that's the wrong term...I want the WWE to be BETTER...
I want the WWE to be as good as it can be.
But you just said you will never forgive. And you are chiming in on shows you aren't watching that other people are saying are good. So idk what is going on lmao
 

Grievous 3D

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But you just said you will never forgive. And you are chiming in on shows you aren't watching that other people are saying are good. So idk what is going on lmao
I could forgive if TRUE changes are made...

And from what I'm reading those shows don't sound any better to me...

And you don't really need to know what is going on Base. This is what
I do/am doing & I don't need anyone's approval to do it...

lmao...

:thumbsup:
 

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