Post by Pat from Atlanta on Jul 20, 2016 15:28:47 GMT -5
Another update: Quickly after being on the wrong side of the Finn Balor main roster debut prediction, John bounces back the next day as according to Showbuzzdaily, SmackDown beat Raw in viewership this week by about 40,000 viewers and certainly did better in both viewership and ratings than the July 4 episode of Raw. The prediction was simply that any episode of SmackDown would have a better rating than an episode of Raw, and this week's episode certainly beat the July 4 show and had more viewers than this week's Raw.
A big couple of weeks for a few of John's predictions with Bayley and Kevin Owens both in the title picture. Though, oddly enough, neither one is fighting for the actual title that the question was about. But I'd say they're both equivalent enough to count.
1. Finn Balor debuts on the main roster in 2016: Likely - correct 2. Hulk Hogan appears on WWE programming: Likely - incorrect 3a. Bayley wins the WWE Divas Championship: Likely - incorrect 3b. Bayley's run as WWE Divas Champion will be successful: Unlikely - N/A 4. Kevin Owens wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Likely - correct 5. The ratings for one episode of SmackDown in 2016 will be higher than one of the episodes of Raw in 2016: Likely - correct 6. Mauro Ranallo is still employed by WWE by the end of 2016: Likely - correct 7. Impact reaches 500,000 viewers on Pop TV: Unlikely - correct 8. Impact will still be on Pop TV by the end of December 2016: Unlikely - incorrect 9. Kurt Angle has an MMA fight: Unlikely - correct 10. Kurt Angle appears on WWE programming: Unlikely - correct 11. Georges St-Pierre has a fight. Unlikely - correct 12. Conor McGregor will hold two UFC championships at the same time: Unlikely - incorrect 13. Ronda Rousey reclaims the Bantamweight Title: Unlikely - tbd 14. Ronda Rousey will fight Cris Cyborg: Unlikely - correct 15. Jon Jones will reclaim the UFC Light Heayvyweight Title: Unlikely - correct 16. John Pollock will do professional wrestling play-by-play: Unlikely - correct
11 correct 4 incorrect 1 N/A (incorrect if you want to be technical) 1 TBD
Post by Pat from Atlanta on Dec 31, 2016 1:04:50 GMT -5
@johnpollock's final tally was: 9 correct and 7 incorrect.
The two you could argue were the Kevin Owens-WWE World Heavyweight Champion prediction and the Jon Jones Light Heavyweight Title question. Owens didn't win the WWE Championship, but obviously held the newly created Universal Championship. Jon Jones did win an interim championship, though it's hard to recognize that as re-gaining his championship since it wasn't against DC.