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Elimination Chamber 2021 Predictions


Image Credit: WWE

It's the road to WrestleMania and six WWE superstars will enter the Elimination Chamber. But who will be the last man standing and leave WWE Champion?

Below is the full match card for WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 with my predicted winners.

The Match Card

MatchPredicted WinnerActual Winner
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus (Elimination Chamber Match)
Drew McIntyreDrew McIntyre
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Daniel BryanRoman ReignsRoman Reigns
Owens vs. Bryan. vs. Cesaro vs. Uso vs. Zayn vs. Corbin (Elimination Chamber Match to earn a Universal Title Match on the same night)CesaroDaniel Bryan
United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. John Morrison vs. Riddle (Triple Threat Match)
Bobby LashleyMatt Riddle
WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Sasha Banks & Bianca BelairSasha Banks & Bianca BelairNia Jax & Shayna Baszler

After winning the Elimination Chamber, Drew McIntyre was attacked by Bobby Lashley and The Miz cashed in the Money In The Bank briefcase to become WWE Champion.


How to watch WWE Elimination Chamber 2021?

You can watch WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 on Sunday 21st February 2021 at 12am GMT / 7pm EST on the WWE Network. New subscribers get their first month free: Sign up here

WWE is a trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

My most recommended VPN

Website: TorGuard.net

Disclaimer: I am apart of TorGuard VPN's affiliate program, meaning I earn a small commission if you sign up for the service using my affiliate links and discount codes.

If you're thinking about signing up for a VPN service for bypassing geo-restricted content or you simply want to increases your anonymity and security on the internet, I highly recommend you check out TorGuard VPN. Out of any VPN service on the market, TorGuard VPN is my most recommended VPN service for anyone looking for a fast and reliable VPN. TorGuard VPN has some of the fastest speeds compared to its competitors on the market and their customer support is top-notch. TorGuard also has solid pricing and is actually very generous for the features they provide when you sign up for the service. A lot of people also do not know that TorGuard VPN has very generous 50% off codes for all of their VPN bundles (which are recurring), making it one of the cheapest VPNs too.

TorGuard Feaures

8 simultaneous connections (12 on Pro bundle)
Unlimited Bandwidth
Supports WireGuard protocol
App killswitch
Streaming IPs
Stealth VPN
Supports Linux and other major OS
No logs
24/7 support

How TorGuard VPN discount codes work:

When you first go onto the TorGuard VPN website and try to sign up to one of the bundles they provide, you'll be greeted with their regular pricing which is outlined below.

Note: The pricing listed below are the one month pricing. My affiliate codes will give you 50% off the quarterly, semi-annually, annually, bieannually and triennially plans too! (Pricing is in $USD)

Anonymous VPNStreaming Bundle
$9.99 per month$21.98 per month


When you've selected a bundle on their checkout page, use any of my affiliate discount codes to get a recurring 50% off the prices above. 

Anonymous VPNStreaming Bundle
Code: m00tCode: m00tflix
Now: $4.99 per monthNow:  $10.99 per month


Accessing geo-restricted content

TorGuard VPN is one of the only VPNs that I've tried that can actually bypass streaming VPN and proxy blocks to access geo-restricted content because of the unique streaming IPs that are provided to you, if you sign up to their streaming bundle plan. You can choose two different locations to which you are then given a unique IP for the locations you've chosen. The locations that are available for a streaming IP are;

  • USA
  • UK
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Japan

When you've signed up for the streaming bundle, you have to contact TorGuard support to choose what streaming IPs you want. TorGuard support will then apply the streaming IPs to your account. Once you've got your two unique streaming IPs, you can access Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services from that location. As the IPs are unique to you, they are extremely unlikely to get blocked because the streaming service will think they are residential IPs and not shared IPs like most VPN services use.

If you are from the UK, I recommend you get a streaming IP based in the USA and Japan. If you are from the USA, I recommend you get a streaming IP based in the UK and Japan. However, the choice is up to you.

Lastly, TorGuard VPN has a great reputation. Founded in 2012, TorGuard has been around in the VPN market for a while and they are definitely not going away anytime soon. TorGuard keeps zero activity and connection logs and hasn't had any history of activity leaks of their users.

Sign Up For TorGuard VPN

Cpt. Sir Tom Moore has passed away


This blog post is dedicated to Captain Sir Tom Moore, who passed away earlier today at the age of 100. Cpt. Sir Tom Moore was a national treasure to many, who served in the British Army during WW2 and managed to raise over £32 million for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

I send my condolences to Cpt. Sir Tom Moore's family and friends.

My favourite apps for 2021

Below is a list of my favourite applications/services I use on a day to day basis.*

*Please note that not all of these products are privacy focused and I have not been paid or sponsored by any company to list these products.

In no particular order...

Bitwarden

Bitwarden is my favourite password manager to date. I've been using Bitwarden for around 2 years now and I don't think I'll use any other password manager. The reason I love Bitwarden so much is that it's open-source and trustworthy. Unlike other popular password managers, Bitwarden also has an extremely cheap premium plan for $10 a year.


TorGuard VPN

TorGuard is an underdog in the VPN space. Founded in 2012, TorGuard VPN has built a trustworthy reputation in the VPN market. I like TorGuard VPN because it has great speeds and packed with features. Unlike most other VPN services out there, TorGuard VPN allow users to have dedicated streaming IPs to bypass geo-restricted content. TorGuard VPN also have really fast servers and supports the WireGuard protocol for added speed and security. When using a dedicated streaming IP from TorGuard VPN, I've found the IPs to be consistent in bypassing Netflix geo-blocks and other streaming service restrictions because these services recognise the dedicated IP as a residential IP. TorGuard VPN also doesn't force customers into long term commitments with fake countdown timers (notably NordVPN) with shady and confusing pricing to make it look like you're getting a really good deal. TorGuard VPN has clear pricing (and very generous discount codes) and is on of the cheapest VPN services out there.


Authy

Authy is a really good two factor authenticator alternative to Google Authenticator. If you don't fully trust Google with your 2FA codes, then Authy is for you. I also find the application better looking than some of the others that are out there.


Standard Notes

I'm so glad that I found Standard Notes. Standard Notes is the only place I feel safe to write my thoughts and feelings safely as the application is open-source and all notes are encrypted client side by default. When I first downloaded Standard Notes, I never thought I would use it. A year later, I am using it everyday to note down reminders, ideas, write blog posts (like this one) and keeping a personal journal. Ever since I started writing down things in Standard Notes, I feel I have gotten more productive in the things I am doing. The Standard Notes team are great too. They're really friendly and knowledgeable and care about the community they've built.


Wikipedia

This is probably a something people who personally know me would not of expected to be on this list. I cannot deny the fact that I love Wikipedia. In fact, I've been donating to Wikipedia for the past 3 years because I believe in the vision that knowledge should be free for all, and Wikipedia stands for that. I am always wanting to find more information and gain more knowledge about anything that sparks my interest and Wikipedia is one of go to places for it. I know that people say that Wikipedia can be unreliable but I believe that opinion is no longer relevant for most topics. Information on the website has gotten more accurate in recent years and therefore I have more trust in Wikipedia.


NewPipe

NewPipe is an open-source YouTube alternative for Android. I like NewPipe because it doesn't use any of Google's framework libraries or the YouTube API itself. It also makes YouTube Premium irrelevant because NewPipe has all of the features from YouTube Premium that's locked behind a paywall for free. I can listed to videos in background mode and download those videos through the app and not have to pay £11.99 per month to do so.


WWE Network

Many people who know me, know I love wrestling. For years I've watched WWE and I've even attended a couple of their live events including Monday Night RAW. For the price, WWE Network is really good value (especially for UK fans) because the subscription includes live pay-per-views for £9.99 per month, instead of paying the inflated box office prices. WWE Network also includes a massive catalogue of archived content and original progamming.


Spotify

Out of any product on this list, I definitely use Spotify more than the rest. I've been using this music service for years as I just love listening to music. I've tried other music services like Deezer and Tidal but they didn't quite meet my expectations like Spotify does. I honestly think Spotify knows more about my music tastes than I know myself. (Take that as a good thing or a bad thing)


Vgy.me

Vgy.me is a free image hosting website. It's super simple to use and it even supports ShareX.



This list is being updated. Please check back later for updates.

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WrestleMania heads back to Tampa Bay


Image Credit: WWE

WWE announced last night that WrestleMania 37 will move from Los Angeles to Tampa Bay in Florida this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. WrestleMania 36 last year was originally set to take place at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay but WWE was forced to move the event to the WWE Performance Center due to restrictions around Covid-19.  WrestleMania 37 has also been moved from the original date of March 28th, 2021 to April 10th and 11th 2020 and will be a 2 night event. This year, WWE are hoping to to make a comeback by making another pirate themed WrestleMania, one we should've seen last year with lots of pyro and an actual pirate set. According to various sources, WWE are also planning to allow a limited number of fans into the stadium, which would make it the first WWE event to have a live crowd in over a year. 

Although WWE is set to have a limited number of people in the crowd at WrestleMania this year, plans could change due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. With the new variants that spread quicker and some that avoid the effects of vaccines (early research suggests), WWE could be forced to scrap that idea and have an empty arena or even bring in the LED screens from the ThunderDome.

Royal Rumble 2021 Predictions

Image Credit: WWE

WWE kicks off their first pay-per-view of 2021 inside the WWE Thunderdome! The Royal Rumble will certainly feel different compared to last years event. There won't be massive pops from the crowd as surprised entrants are revealed. Instead, we'll have to listen to canned cheers as the audience is virtual this year.

Below is the full match card for WWE Royal Rumble 2021 with my predicted winners.

Men's Royal Rumble Match:

Predicted Winner Actual Winner
Daniel Bryan Edge

Women's Royal Rumble Match:

Predicted Winner Actual Winner
Bianca Belair Bianca Belair

Other Matches:

Match Predicted Winner Actual Winner
Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens (Last Man Standing Match) Roman Reigns Roman Reigns
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Goldberg Drew McIntyre Drew McIntyre
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Charlotte Flair & Asuka vs. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax
SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks vs. Carmella Sasha Banks Sasha Banks

How to watch WWE Royal Rumble?

UK and Worldwide:

You can watch WWE Royal Rumble on January 31st at 7pm ET / 12am GMT on the WWE Network. New subscribers get their first month for free: Sign up here

UK viewers can also purchase WWE Royal Rumble via BT Sport Box Office for £19.95.

WWE is a trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

How to: Possible solutions for Teredo errors

Solution 1:

Uninstalling then reinstalling the Teredo driver.


Part 1:


  • Right click on the start icon (the windows icon) and then click on Command Prompt Administrator. (You may have to right click on Command Prompt on the menu list to see the administrator version).

  • Run the Command Prompt Administrator and type the following command:

netsh interface Teredo set state disable


Part 2:


  • Right click on the start icon again and click on device manager.

  • Click on select viewshow hidden devices.

  • Select network adapters.

  • Identify any adapters in the list shown that contain the word “Teredo” such as Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter and then select “uninstall”.

  • Restart your PC. (Do not restart by holding down the power button).


Part 3:


  • To re-enable the Teredo driver, right click on the start icon then select Command Prompt Administrator.

  • Run the following command:

netsh interface Teredo set state type=default


The Teredo driver will automatically reinstall when this command is executed.


Solution 2:

Check to see if Teredo is disabled in the registry by a program or by a manually configured registry value

Some programs can alter your PC’s network settings with the purpose of disabling IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) networking components, which can include the Teredo tunneling adapter. You can determine whether Teredo has been disabled by running the following commands.


  • Check the iphlpsvc registry path:

    Right-click the Start icon, and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    Run the following command from the Admin command prompt:
    reg query HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iphlpsvc\Teredo

    If the output includes the following line, Teredo has been disabled:

    Type REGDWORD 0x4

  • You can re-enable Teredo by running the following command from the Admin command prompt:
    netsh interface Teredo set state type=default


  • Check the TcpIp6 registry path:

    Right-click the Start icon, and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    Run the following command from the Admin command prompt:
    reg query HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TcpIp6\Parameters

    If the output includes the following line, and the value displayed is not 0x0, Teredo may have been disabled:

    DisabledComponents REG
    DWORD 0x8e


  • You can re-enable Teredo by running the following command from the Admin command prompt:
    reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters /v DisabledComponents /t REGDWORD /d 0x0

While some applications set these registry values to disable Teredo when the application is installed, others set them every time the application starts. If your PC has one of these applications installed, make sure you have the most up-to-date version, or see their support documentation to learn how to enable Teredo tunneling with their software.

* Asus Game First Service: Update to the latest version, or contact their support at https://asus.com/support.


  • As a workaround, you can also disable the service and re-enable Teredo with the following steps:

    Right-click the Start icon, and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    Run the following commands from the Admin command prompt to disable the AsusGameFirstService, stop the AsusGameFirstService, and re-enable Teredo in the registry:
    sc config AsusGameFirstService start= disabled
    sc stop AsusGameFirstService
    reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters /v DisabledComponents /t REG
    DWORD /d 0x0



Source Credit: support.xbox.com, Reddit & general knowledge.


How to: Opening NAT on Xbox

If you have a closed or moderate NAT type on your Xbox One / X|S consoles, these solutions below can help you get an open NAT.

Testing NAT type on Xbox:

To test and see your current NAT type, go to Settings → Network settings →Test NAT type.


Solutions:

Restarting your router

You're probably thinking that this is a really obvious thing to do but believe me, a lot of people forget. Make sure to reset your router and wait 30 seconds to a minute before turning the router back on. Once you've done this, go back into your consoles settings and test your NAT type again.


Hard reset / Power cycle console

To hard reset an Xbox One/ X|S console, hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Then, turn the console back on and go to network settings to check your NAT type. To power cycle your Xbox One/ X|S console, hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Once the console is completely switched off, unplug the power cord from the back of the console and keep it unplugged for 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes have passed, plug the power cord back into the console and turn it on. Then, go to network settings and check your NAT type.


Turn off [Instant On] mode and turn on [Energy Saver]

By disabling ‘Instant On’ and enabling ‘Energy Saver’ your console will reboot every time you power on. This will help the console renew its UPnP leases for Open NAT. Unfortunately this also means dealing with much longer start up times.


LT+RT+LB+RB Method

To do this method, test your multiplayer connection and wait for it to complete finish. Once the test has completed, press LT+RT+LB+RB all together to access the advanced screen. Your console will now try to release it's UPnP leases for an Open NAT. This method may take several minutes to complete.


Different NAT types and what other NAT types the can connect to:

Type of NATOpenModerateStrict/Closed
Open


Moderate

X
Strict/Closed
X

X

Open NAT:

Open NAT is the most optimal type available for a player. Of you have an Open NAT type, you shouldn't have any issues connecting to multiplayer games and joining Xbox Live parties. With an open NAT type, you can also host multiplayer games on peer-to-peer connections.

Moderate NAT:

With a Moderate NAT type, you may experience some issues when connecting to multiplayer games or Xbox Live parties. Although you are able to connect to multiplayer games, you may experience more lag and you won't be selected as a host in peer-to-peer connections.

Strict/Closed NAT:

This is the worst NAT type a player could have. Having a strict NAT means you won’t be able to connect to multiplayer games or Xbox Live parties without issues. Lag in multiplayer games will increase to where it's unplayable and you will disconnect frequently.



I'm back!

Just before the new years, I lost access to my blog because my Listed integration with Standard Notes was bugged. After speaking with the helpful support team at Standard Notes, I was finally able to gain access to my blog again. 

Here's to prosperous and peaceful 2021! *Cheers*

Rest In Peace, Jon Huber

This blog post is dedicated to Jon Huber, known in the wrestling world as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper.

1979 - 2020


Happy Holidays!

To all my blog followers,

I wish you joy, peace and good health this Holiday season.

I hope you have a great Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa (or whatever you celebrate) and a happy new year!

P.S - I will be back to blogging in 2021.

TLC 2020 Predictions

Image Credit: WWE

The Match Card

Below is the full match card for WWE TLC 2020 with my predicted winners.

Match Predicted Winner Actual Winner
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. AJ Styles (Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match) Drew McIntyre Drew McIntyre
Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens (Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match) Roman Reigns Roman Reigns
The Fiend vs. Randy Orton (Firefly Inferno Match) The Fiend Randy Orton
SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks vs. Carmella Carmella Sasha Banks
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka & ? Asuka & ? Asuka & Charlotte Flair
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Hurt Business’ Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander The New Day Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander

How to watch WWE TLC?

You can watch WWE TLC on December 20th at 7pm ET / 12am GMT on the WWE Network. New subscribers get their first month for free: Sign up here

WWE is a trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Cyberpunk 2077

I've been playing Cyberpunk 2077 on my Xbox Series X for the past couple of days and so far I'm loving the game. Night City and the open world as a whole is just breathtaking. CD Project Red have put a lot of love and care into details with this game. The world just feels alive. I'm not even lying, I played Cyberpunk 2077 for about 12 hours straight on the release day. I was hooked and I still am. This is the first game in a while where I just don't want to stop playing and when I do stop playing, I can't stop thinking about the next time I can jump back on the game.

Although Cyberpunk 2077 has it's flaws with minor and a couple game breaking bugs (which I've experienced), I gotta say that this game truly is a masterpiece from a story perspective and visual perspective. While playing through the game, I've been taking advantage of the in-game photo mode by taking dozens of screen shots.


Here are some I've taken in the game (I've kept them spoiler free):




I'm just over 15 hours into the main story and still got a while to progress before I complete it. 

Survivor Series 2020 Predictions

Image Credit: WWE

Survivor Series 2020 celebrates 30 years of The Undertaker!

The Match Card

Below is the full match card for WWE Survivor Series 2020 with my predicted winners.

Match Predicted Winner Actual Winner
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns Roman Reigns Roman Reigns
Raw Women’s Champion Asuka vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks Sasha Banks Sasha Banks
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits The New Day The Street Profits
United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley
5-on-5 Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match SmackDown Team Raw Team
5-on-5 Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match Raw Team Raw Team

A final farewell..

At Survivor Series 2020, The Undertaker received a final farewell from the WWE Universe. Check out the tribute video below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qDw4oqxYC0


How to watch WWE Survivor Series?

You can watch WWE Survivor Series on November 22nd at 7pm ET / 1am GMT on the WWE Network. New subscribers get their first month for free: Sign up here

WWE is a trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

I managed to order an Xbox Series X!

Just like the title says, I managed to order a brand new Xbox Series X on launch day (Nov 10th) and let me tell you, it was an absolute pain in the ass to actually order the thing. I woke up on the 10th early in the morning around 6am because I had gotten an email from GAME saying they were going to have limited stock of the Xbox Series X and S on sale at 8am. I got the computer ready with the GAME website fully loaded up and waited until 8am. Bang on 8am, I refreshed the website and clicked on the Xbox Series X listing and was presented with this:


"This product is currently out of stock"

When I saw this message, I was thinking to myself "how can this be?" - I literally just refreshed the page and it's already gone out of stock. 

Feeling disappointed, I checked Twitter to learn that there was a delay of the stock being added to the site. I still had some hope! I continued to refresh the same page for literally around 4 more hours until it came  up with a queue system. As soon as I saw the queue page, I knew the stock had been added.

To my surprise, I must of refreshed at the right time because I was only in the queue for around 10 seconds until it loaded me back onto the Xbox Series X listing page. When the page loaded after being in the queue, on the right side, "ORDER NOW" was in big bold font. I clicked that button as fast as I could because I knew that the console would literally sell out in seconds, just like the first preorder wave. I clicked the button and the Series X went into my basket without any problems and I managed to confirm my payment details and complete my order. Out of curiosity, I checked the listing page as soon as my order had completed and the console had already sold out. 2 minutes is all it took and it was gone!


Even though I managed to successfully order the Xbox Series X on launch day, the console may not turn up at my house until December 18th due to stock demands. I obviously really want my console right now but I'm just thankful I was able to secure a console. 

If you are trying to order an Xbox Series X/S or a PlayStation 5, I wish you good luck. Believe me when I say this, you'll need it!