Madison Square Garden is synonymous with WWE wrestling, and the company will make its way back to New York City for a unique Saturday night special event.
The card is headlined by a major matchup between Brock Lesnar and Big Show, but bouts such as Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens, John Cena vs. Seth Rollins and The New Day vs. The Dudley Boyz will make this a one-of-a-kind event.
Here is all the vital viewing information, full match card and predictions for WWE’s live special from MSG.
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City,
When: Saturday, October 3
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
Watch: WWE Network
|WWE Live from Madison Square Garden 2015|
|Matchup||Stipulation / Title||Predicted Winner|
|Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar||Singles match||Lesnar|
|John Cena (c) vs. Seth Rollins||Steel cage match for the WWE United States Championship||Cena|
|The New Day (c) vs. The Dudley Boyz||Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship||Dudley Boyz|
|Kevin Owens (c) vs. Chris Jericho||Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship||Owens|
|Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev (with Summer Rae)||Singles match||Ziggler|
|Randy Orton vs. Sheamus||Singles match||Orton|
|Source: WWE.com. (c) denotes champion.|
Why You Should Care About Lesnar vs. Big Show
While on the surface it is hard to get behind the battle between Lesnar and Big Show at MSG, this is the correct way to book The Beast heading into his match against The Undertaker at Hell in a Cell later this month.
For the first time in a long time, WWE decided that this storyline warranted actual footage of the two men fighting when they were younger. Big Show and Lesnar have a long history against each other, and surprisingly, WWE did a good job of showing the fans what happened.
As always, WWE rewrote history by not showing Paul Heyman turning his back on Lesnar, but that’s another topic for another article.
The whole purpose of booking Lesnar on these live events is to draw a rating to the WWE Network, and that’s exactly what WWE Live from MSG will do. Whether it’s against Big Show or someone else, the fans are there to see The Beast.
The WWE Universe also wants to see Lesnar destroy his challenger, so WWE putting a man like Big Show in the ring with him is the perfect visual. Lesnar will have the opportunity to throw the giant around like the freak of nature that he is, and the fans in attendance and at home will eat it up.
Instead of putting an over guy like Cesaro in the ring with Lesnar to get destroyed, WWE wisely chose Big Show, who is doing nothing and means nothing to the fans. Most smart members of the WWE Universe want to see Lesnar mercilessly destroy Big Show, and that’s exactly what the WWE Creative team should be booking.
For the four minutes this match will last, the WWE Universe will be in absolute shock as Lesnar once again manhandles the giant. You may not like Big Show, but anything Lesnar touches turns to gold.
Predicted Winner: Brock Lesnar
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