Well the PPV is less than 24 hours away and no prediction thread so I decided to start one. It looks like a fairly strong card( too gimmick matches though) but you know who is booking. MCMG Vs Gen Me in a Full Metal Mayhem Match should be spectacular Match. Styles Vs Williams should be really good and Mickie Vs Tara should be the best Women's Match of the year. Gonna go with Joe, Styles, Hardy(when Anderson is bumped and Bischoff's kld screws Morgan), Mickie, McMG, RVD, Beer Money, Pope and Robbie E. Anyway have at it.
Tara vs Mickie: Mickie Joe vs. Jarrett: Since they seem to be building up Jarrett as a submission wrestler to face Angle, Jarrett. On the bright side for Joe, NXT Season 5 hasn't been cast yet, so there is hope. RVD vs. Rhino (first blood): RVD Casket Match: Abyss vs. Pope: Pope Beer Money vs. Ink Inc.: Beer Money Robbie E vs. Jay Lethal: Has the heel ever won when their manager/valet is suspended above the ring in a cage? No seriously, I can't think of a time off the top of my head. Lethal. Styles vs. Williams: Styles Generation Me vs. MCMG: MCMG Hardy vs. Morgan: Anderson's chairshot at Hardy hits Morgan as they try to position Morgan as Undertaker, Anderson as Michaels and Hardy as Hart. Hardy wins while Anderson and Morgan have issues that take them out of the title picture for a few weeks or months.
Originally posted by redsoxnationHas the heel ever won when their manager/valet is suspended above the ring in a cage? No seriously, I can't think of a time off the top of my head.
Midnight Express v. Fantastics for the US tag titles. I don't remember the exact date, but I remember the stips: Jim Cornette was suspended in a cage (not directly above the ring, though) while wearing a straightjacket, and if the MX didn't win the belts, he would get 10 lashes with a leather belt. MX won, Cornette got lashed anyway.
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Tara vs. Mickie James -It's quietly been the hottest feud in women's wrestling this year, though it's not like there's been much competition out there. Tara wins via shenanigans, just to keep it going.
Submission Match: Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Jarrett -On paper, Joe should win this one easily. So naturally, he won't. Jarrett wins.
Casket Match: Abyss vs. The Pope -We get a '94 Royal Rumble finish, when the Pope's old congregation gang up on him and stuff him in the casket. We then get Pope on the 'tron declaring that he will NOT Rest In Peace. MVP then comes in and plays a Fake Pope, as a terrible Leslie Nielson impersonator goes on a search for the real Pope.
Ok, I went a little overboard there. Either way, Abyss wins.
First Blood Match: RVD vs. Rhino Rhino's been jobbing like crazy for the past few weeks, so it's only natural to put him over here just to make all parties look bad. Rhino wins through some ridiculous skirting around the stipulation.
#1 Contender's Match: Beer Money vs. Ink Inc. -This one could steal the show, but the endings always fall victim to cliche. Beer Money wins after Storm delivers his finisher, the Greco-Roman Beer Bottle to the Head.
On paper, it doesn't look too bad. If you look past the insanely bad booking that's bound to happen (at this point, it's best just to shrug and accept it), then you've still got a handful of matches that could blow the roof off the place. Let's see if they deliver.
Mickie. She's the new person in the promotion and needs to be put over a bit.
Joe. For once I'm going to assume TNA won't be completely stupid. Dangerous, I know.
The Pope. Casket matches never go well for the people who would seem to fit them better.
Rhino. A first blood match is an easy way to have RVD lose without making him look bad at all.
Robbie E. Unless there's some stipulation that something happens to Cookie if Lethal wins, but I don't think there is (even though that's kind of normal when the heel manager/valet is in a cage or on a pole). I think Russo at this point just books matches like this because he knows the fans get pissed at him over it.
Generation Me. They've given them and this feud a pretty sizable push, and the Guns went over in the Halftime Heat match, so I smell a title change.
Jeff Hardy. I just think they want the belt on the big name.
I also enjoyed his use of the phrase "Vulgar Display of Power" in reference to Beth Phoenix. It must be more like Hall & Oates, Morrissey, Notorious B.I.G, Pantera and sensible slacks for Striker. Nice mix.