There's a bunch of stuff here that looks like it could be really good.
Lance Hoyt vs. Chase Stevens This should be bzzzzawwwwwwwww snrk oh sorry um Hoyt wins.
Petey Williams vs. James Storm Storm -- to show he can "get it done by himself."
Alex Shelley vs. Austin Starr This has a ten minute time limit -- if there's no pinfall it goes to the "secret" panel of judges. It will -- and the judges, nudged by Nash, will give it to Starr.
Rhino vs. AJ Styles This is Last Man Standing. Styles has been dominating Rhino at every turn, so it's difficult to believe that Rhino won't win. But I'm going to say exactly that! Styles will get MURDERED, but Rhino will get taken down by nefarious doings of Robert Roode.
Christopher Daniels vs. Chris Sabin vs. Jerry Lynn This is for the X title. It would be interesting to see Lynn get it, and really I could see any of these three winning. But I think I'm going to pick Sabin.
Team 3D vs. LAX For the Tag Titles. LAX retains. 3D will get the belts at some point -- maybe even next month -- but I don't think they should beat LAX in their first meeting. LAX should pick up Mercedes Martinez and then they could have a 6-person tag -- I'm pretty sure Martinez could stand up to Runt.
Abyss vs. Sting vs. Christian Cage This is an Elimination Match for the Heavyweight Title. I predict Sting gets eliminated first, and then comes back at the end to win the match. How is that possible? I dunno, but it would sure be shocking!
Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe Thirty minute Iron Man match. I'd really like Joe to win. And I think that makes the most sense. I'll go aheassd and pick Joe, even though I think I've got a pretty good chance of being both wrong and disappointed.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you... Abyss keeps the belt. No point in changing back to Sting (because it would defeat the point of Sting losing it in the first place), and Cage needs to be saved for after Joe or Angle (please, please, let it be Joe) gets the next big run.
Joe wins 3-2 in Angle-demanded overtime, sending Kurt over the edge and finally into outright heeldom. Joe goes on to win the title next month while Cornette makes Angle earn his shot.
LAX keeps the tag titles. No sense in derailing the hot act now.
Sabin wins the title after Lynn heels out on Daniels (the only sensible result). It kills Sabin to have him come up short three straight times, and there are plenty of other faces out there (Petey, Young, potentially Shelley) to chase Sabin.
Rhino beats AJ with a little bit of his own medicine (clever cheating), but pays for it when Roode lays him out afterwards.
The PCS final goes to a judges' decision, with Nash exerting his influence to ensure that Starr wins (dammit). Hopefully this then leads to Shelley going postal and turning face.
Storm beats Petey, to establish himself, with Harris and possibly Gail saving Petey from a post-match beatdown. (Can't wait for the Gail heel turn on Harris; you know it's coming.)
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
Lance Hoyt vs. Chase Stevens * Lance Hoyt white-boy dances his way to another victory. Chase Stevens after the match cuts a promo saying "I have absoloutely nothing to do" then gets caned by Raven for no reason whatsoever.
Petey Williams vs. James Storm * James Storm goes over, Chris Harris runs out afterwards and saves Petey from the beer bottle over the head (of doom). I really, really like Storm's heel persona. He plays it well.
Alex Shelley vs. Austin Starr * It goes to the full ten. Starr ends up going over due to Nash persuading the judges and Shelley flips out. Comedic hijinx then prevent the angle from going anywhere.
Rhino vs. AJ Styles * I figure Styles wins via some heelish maneuvers.
Christopher Daniels vs. Chris Sabin vs. Jerry Lynn * Chris Sabin pins Lynn and wins the X-Division Title, then stomps the holy Hell out of him.
Team 3D vs. LAX * LAX retains. Brother Ray, shock of shocks, doesn't stiff Hernandez. Then he gains even more weight.
Abyss vs. Sting vs. Christian Cage * Sting wins the title. Finish is still botched, but not as horribly as it was last month.
Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe * 30 minute tie. Another match next month, just because Russo has no idea how to pace a feud.
There's a Smackdown taping coming up in the Albany area, and I'm on the same page as you are. I have absolutely no desire to go to the show, and there was a time when I got bummed out if I missed anything (even a house show).