Vendetta will unquestionably be King of the Dot’s biggest event to date. There isn’t a battle on the card that doesn’t have something to offer both current and potentials fans. There will be humor, heated exchanges, impressive lyricism, personal attacks, flow and delivery, and standout performances. While there’s no clear cut winners in any of the battles on the card, here’s our predictions for who will win the battles going down at this monumental event.
Uno Lavoz vs F.L.O.
You can expect both of these guys to entertain, pump up the crowd, and get people ready to watch some battles. It doesn’t really matter who wins this battle, that’s not what either of them are there for. It could really go either way, and will ultimately come down to who prepared more. That said, I’d give the slight edge to F.L.O. on writing, but his laid back demeanor might not be well suited to the large Vendetta crowd. Uno has experience with winning over a large group of people, and is used to travelling somewhere new and performing in front of a crowd full of people who aren’t familiar with him.
Prediction: Uno Lavoz
Jonny Storm vs Cadalack Ron
You’d have to consider Jonny Storm the favorite going into this battle, on his resume alone. He’s proven himself in battles against high-caliber opponents time and time again. I wouldn’t count out Cadalack Ron, however, as he’s shown vast improvement since his return to battling. He was impressive in a closely contested battle with The Deadman, as well as his battle with Real Deal out in Arizona, recently. Jonny Storm is coming off the surprising loss to Uno Lavoz, and will be looking to redeem himself. While I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Storm takes it, I’m going with Ron winning the upset, in a heated battle with lots of personals.
Prediction: Cadalack Ron
The Saurus vs Cruger
This is easily going to be Cruger’s biggest test to date, and he knows it. The Saurus will be battling in front of a crowd that loves him, and will be looking to impress, after losing his battle with PH, in a #1 Contender’s Match. Like all of the battles on this card, there’s not really a clear cut winner, going into this battle. It can really go either way, and I’m expecting both of these guys to have an impressing showing. This one will probably come down to personal preference, in the end, with no clear cut winner. Considering this is a prediction thread, however, I’m going to say Cruger will take the decision. He’s going to be more hungry, and looking to prove himself here, and will probably surprise a lot of the people in attendance.
Bender vs Syd Vicious
Probably the most slept on battle on the card, and one that could possibly steal the show. If Syd Vicious is anything in his battles, it’s consistent. You know what you’re going to get from him, three solid rounds, a few great punches, and quite a bit of laughs. Bender has a similar style, and matches up well with Syd. He’s also coming off of two straight losses, and it’s been 8 months since we last saw him battle in KOTD. I think that will make the difference in this battle, and that Bender will be looking to prove himself, and will take the battle off of his aggression. It’ll be close, but Syd’s emphasis on humor, isn’t going to be able to overcome Bender’s intensity.
Daylyt vs Rich Dolarz
Rich Dolarz has an impressive resume on paper, he’s battled some of the best out there. Daylyt has only had a few high quality opponents, and his only victory over a top tier opponent, would be his last battle with Philly Swain. He showed in that battle, that he’s focused on making a name in battle rap. He wants it, and it shows, which isn’t always something you’ve been able to say about him. Rich is coming off of a clear loss to Tay Roc in his last URL battle, and has continued to show he’s either unwilling or incapable of putting together 3 solid rounds of material. I expect Daylyt to use this opportunity to solidify himself as a legit main event caliber battler.
K Shine vs Pass
This is going to be a big test for Pass, who’s left a lot of fans questioning his dedication, since returning to battle rap. While he showed some of his promise in recent battled with Skelly and Brixx Belvedere, he’s never come close to living up to the promise he showed in his battle with Hollow Da Don. It has been a while since we’ve seen K Shine in a high profile battle as well, but he was extremely impressive in his 1 Round battle with Big Will for Battle America. Pass has the home crowd advantage, but it’s safe to say K Shine has the momentum going into this battle. The promise is there, but it’s up to Pass to show he can live up to it.
Prediction: K Shine
DNA vs Eurgh
DNA is coming off an impressive win against Tech 9, in a big upset. Not only that, many would argue he beat the card’s headliner Dizaster, in the biggest battle to date. Eurgh, on the other hand, has been focused on running his Don’t Flop league in the UK, and hasn’t battled much recently. His last high profile battle was a loss to The Saurus, at KOTD’s World Domination 2 event, nearly a year ago. Most people would rightfully consider DNA the heavy favorite, going into this battle. Eurgh isn’t taking this battle lightly, however, and surely recognizes the opportunity in front of him. I feel he has the edge in writing, and his ability to rebuttal could play a big part on this battle.
Arsonal vs Illmaculate
One of the most anticipated battles in history. No one can question Arsonal’s status in the game, because whether you love or hate him, he demands your attention. If you were to look up the highest viewed battles in the written era, Arsonal’s name will show up more than anyone else. Since learning his lesson, after losing to Conceited and Hollow in the same night, Illmaculate has consistently put on some of the best performances in battle rap. It will be Arsonal’s flow, presence, and delivery against Illmac’s intricate writing and unique angles. I’ll be rooting for Illmaculate to take the battle, but I know better than to doubt Arsonal.
Canibus vs Dizaster
A game changer. Undoubtedly the highest profile battle in history. The first time someone with any mainstream success in hip hop, has returned to his battle rap roots, to try and prove himself. Ironically, it was his beef with legend LL Cool J that most people know Canibus from. Dizaster’s greatest strength is his conviction, it’s not so much what he says, but how he says it. It’s a rare trait, and as cliche as it sounds, it’s something you have to see in person to understand. There’s a chaotic nature to the way he performs, and you’re never sure what is going to happen next, because often times Dizaster isn’t even sure. When it ends up the way he intended, and more often than not it does, there’s really nothing that compares.