My fiance and I just finished watching the ‘Bracketology’ special hosted by Corey Graves and Lita on the WWE Network, and we’re excited to do some binge watching in the coming day or two as the first four episodes drop! If it comes out before RAW goes on the air, I’ll probably watch this instead – but that doesn’t seem like the kind of thing WWE would do. (Update: I stand corrected!)

That said, there’s a ton of amazing talent in this field, and I’m excited to see each of them showcase their abilities. From familiar favorites (Candice Lerae!) to wrestling nerd favorites (Kairi Sane!) to plenty of fresh faces that I haven’t seen but have heard murmurings about…

We each took a few minutes out of our Sunday to fill out our barely educated predictions based on the preview show and what little knowledge I have of the competitors. You can join in on the fun by getting a blank bracket of your own over at

What do you think? Are we taking crazy pills? Or are we onto something? We know they already filmed these weeks ago, but no spoilers! Because, well.. just don’t be a jerk.

Josh’s Bracket:

Laura’s Bracket:

Joshua Schlag

For most of the last 30+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years.

Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us.

It's still real to me, dammit!