Jeff Hardy vs. C.M. Punk, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Punk retains and Hardy goes bye-bye.
Triple H vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton, WWE Championship Match: I'll go Orton retaining here too, even though I could see Cena getting it.
Christian vs. Tommy Dreamer, ECW Championship Match: Christian is your new ECW Champion. Dreamer had a nice little run, but I can't see his reign going any longer.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio, Intercontinental Championship Match: Mysterio retains but Ziggler gets some good experience and rub.
Big Show vs. Carlito vs. MVP vs. Jack Swagger vs. The Miz vs. Kof Kingston, Six Pack Challenge for the United States Championship: I don't think Kofi is going to retain, but I think either Swagger or Miz will win....probably Swagger. I'd be more confident in Miz if they had booked him better coming off his feud with Cena.
Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes vs. Chris Jericho & A Mystery Partner- Unified Tag Team Championship Match: Hopefully, Legacy, but I said that last month too. Then Jericho can blame his partner for costing them the match.
Mickie James vs. Maryse, Divas Championship Match: Mickie should win here, especially since Maryse got the pinfall last week and laid Mickie out this week.
I will edit this when the Women's Championship Match is announced, presumably on Smackdown.
Mickie-Maryse has had that title for quite a while US Title-Swagger. Lot of people I'd like to see him fued with for the title IC Title-Rey retains but Ziggler looks good. Definitely see this continuing to Summerslam ECW Title-Christian Tag Titles-Jericho/mystery man. Who is the mystery man? ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL. World Title-Punk retains WWE Title-I really don't care, I'll say Cena. The worst thing is that no matter who wins we'll probably see the same people in the ME of Summerslam. You can pretty much pencil in 2/3 people here in that match. How nice would it be if they changed it up and put the title on Cena and made someone like Swagger the #1 contender at SS?
Triple Threat: Orton retains, he and Legacy get the shit kicked out of them, this all sets up a singles rematch at the next PPV to continue this mobius strip of a feud.
one of the undercard titles changes hands. I'll pick Big Show for the U.S. title just to be controversial.
If there's a women's title match, McCool retains
I don't know what to make of Legacy getting a tag title shot. Their 2009 has consisted mainly of losing handicap matches against whoever Orton is feuding with, so I'll say that Jericho chooses himself as a tag team partner since everybody else in the WWE is a giant hypocrite. Here's my top three guesses:
Jericho Miz Ziggler
and really since the story of this is who his partner is, if it isn't D) comedy option Hornswoggle, I don't give Legacy much of a shot, even if it is standard stable procedure to do what TNA is doing now and give all the titles to the main heel faction.
Jeff Hardy vs. C.M. Punk, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Punk win! Punk wins!
Triple H vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton, WWE Championship Match: Orton wins and will face neither one at Summerslam.
Christian vs. Tommy Dreamer, ECW Championship Match: Torn on this one since Tommy is in Philly which he may get the pop of the night. I am going with Christian to cement the heel turn.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio, Intercontinental Championship Match: Rey wins since he only got it at the last PPV.
Big Show vs. Carlito vs. MVP vs. Jack Swagger vs. The Miz vs. Kof Kingston, Six Pack Challenge for the United States Championship: Jack Swagger. This is a toss-up since either one could be a good champ.
Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes vs. Chris Jericho & A Mystery Partner- Unified Tag Team Championship Match: Jericho wins, because the mystery partner is going to be someone fairly big.
Mickie James vs. Maryse, Divas Championship Match: Mikie wins, but loses it the next night.
Women's title match: I have no idea if this happens, but I say Natayle.
CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy (World Heavyweight Championship): Punk retains and Hardy takes his leave of absence
Triple H vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship): I do not see Orton retaining and was leaning towards Trips but John Cena probably has the best "win percentage" on PPV. I will go with John Cena.
Tommy Dreamer vs. Christian (ECW Championship): Well, Tommy surprised some of us by keeping the belt this long but as Geemoney said, he had a nice run and now Christian will win back the title.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio (IC Championship): It would be easy top guess "Rey Rey" here and Geemoney brought up another point that it would give Ziggler some experience but I am going for the upset with Ziggler your new IC champion.
Big Show vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Carlito vs. MVP vs. The Miz vs. Jack Swagger (Six Pack US Title Match): This may be the toughest one to predict. Big Show has become stale so I don't see him with the title while The Miz would be a good champion but as pointed out, he hasn't been built to be a credible contender yet. I do not see MVP winning it again so that leave either Kofi Kingston, Carlito or Jack Swagger. Kofi has had a good run but it runs out at Night of Champions. I would actually lean towards Swagger but I say Carlito becomes a 2 time US champion and the WWE's way of keeping him happy to stay (my predictions may change by the time Sunday comes around though).
Legacy vs. Chris Jericho and ??? (Unified Tag Title Match): I am actually predicting CM Punk to be the mystery partner. It may be a stretch but I would like to throw a curveball out there as CM Punk solidifies his new heel status by having two different belts (my second choice is Chris Masters for his return).
Mickie James vs. Maryse (Divas Championship): I will go with Mickie on this one because Maryse has had the upper-hand as of late and now Mickie completes the full circle by winning the Divas belt.
Cena wins, transitioning Orton from his boring, played-out title feud with HHH into a boring, played-out title feud with Cena. And the E can use the commercial-free stunt and its aftermath to convince themselves that the ratings for Orton's run weren't that bad.
Christian wins. Again, I just keep saying Dreamer loses, I keep being wrong, but even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Rey wins. I think Ziggler may very well end up as IC champ, but not yet--next PPV is my guess.
Swagger takes the 6-way. What Geemoney said.
Jericho retains. They want him on Raw for the time being. I'm going to take a stab at this: Jericho picks Rhodes as his partner, or goes it alone and then induces a turn out of Rhodes, thereby giving DiBiase the face turn that will no doubt cause people to flock to video stores to catch his DVD movie thing. Or at least that will be the idea.
If we don't yet know who McCool is facing, I'm feeling good that she'll retain, too.
That's fewer title changes than the E has been doing lately, but I'll go with it.
I'm hoping Jericho's partner is something big and the only thing I can think of that would be big enough would be a heel turn by Cena (it's been needed for a long time), HBK (maybe he comes back saying he finally sees that Jericho was right) or Triple H (because Jericho and Triple H teaming would just blow my mind). If it's Cena or Triple H, then HBK comes back to even out the face side.
But it will probably be something lame like Dolph Ziggler or predictable like Christian.
Punk v Hardy - World Title - Punk Orton v Cena v HHH - WWE Title - Orton Christian v Dreamer - ECW Title - Christian 6 Pack Challenge - US Title - Kofi Ziggler v Rey - IC Title - Rey Jericho/??? v Priceless - Tag Titles - Jericho wins with Swagger as his partner Mickie v Maryse - Divas Title - Maryse McCool v Melina - Women's Title - McCool
Jeff Hardy vs. C.M. Punk: I'm gonna go against the grain and say that Hardy wins it.
Triple H vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton: Orton retains...but not after some Legacy shenanigans. Wonder if we'll see HHH and Cena implode?
Christian vs. Tommy Dreamer: I'll say that Dreamer retains the title. I like him with the title.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio: Ziggler wins the match and the title, and Mysterio moves onto bigger and better things. Like a feud for a major title.
Big Show vs. Carlito vs. MVP vs. Jack Swagger vs. The Miz vs. Kof Kingston: I'll take THE MIZ - but just because they buried him so far during his feud with Cena, there has to be some kind of up side, right?
Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes vs. Chris Jericho & Mr. Mystery Partner: I have no idea how to call this one. I'm gonna guess that Jericho and his partner (whomever it will be) will win it.
Mickie James vs. Maryse: I'll go for Mickie James on this one.
I'm disappointed that there's no IC title defense listed.
Six Pack Challenge: Carlito. He seems to make the absolute least sense to win it and there always has to be something that makes no sense on PPV.
Pricess vs Jericho and ???: I like Alex's point that Rhodes & Dibiase suck in handicap matches, so Jericho decides he doesn't need a partner to beat them. In fact, I think Jericho will probably give a speech to that effect before the match, leading everyone to believe he really doesn't have a partner. Said partner will finally come to the ring halfway through the match and it will turn out to be Hulk Hogan, who will pin Dibiase and then tell the fans that they can stick it and it will be revealed that Ted Dibiase Sr, the original "benefactor" of the NWO, has reformed the faction as payback for the disrespect his son showed toward him during his guest hosting stint on Raw. The new NWO will consist of Hulk Hogan, Chris Jericho, Jack Swagger and Kung Funaki. They'll disband prior to the next day's Raw and none of it will ever be mentioned again.
Mickie James vs Maryse: Maryse, dragging the feud out until Summerslam for no apparent reason.
Michelle McCool vs ???: Once again, ??? will turn out to be Hulk Hogan, who... or maybe not. I'm going to go the opposite route of several people and say that since we still don't know who her opponent is, said opponent will win. It's WWE Booking 101.
Originally posted by Oliver Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio: Ziggler wins the match and the title, and Mysterio moves onto bigger and better things. Like a feud for a major title.
Originally posted by Oliver I'm disappointed that there's no IC title defense listed.
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Hardy vs. Punk: Punk wins. I think hardy has resigned with the WWE, but he's likely to take some time off which I think is best for him. Punk solidifies his heel turn here.
HHH vs. Cena vs. Orton: I'll go with Cena winning but I couldn't tell you why. I just couldn't care about this any less, especially when Orton/HHH is involved: that feud feels so old and played out.
Christian vs. Dreamer: Dreamer hangs on to the ECW title. Don't feel bad for Christian though...
Jericho/??? vs. Rhodes/Dibiase: Jericho/Christian win. Peter The Hegemon had the same idea I first thought, that Rhodes would turn on Dibiase like he did when Priceless was originally formed. But I'm thinking Christian is more likely. Plus when Edge comes back, he'll have a good storyline to work with when he's feuding with either Jericho or his old friend. No matter what happens/ whomever the partner is, Jericho walks away still the champ.
Ziggler vs. Mysterio: Ziggler has grown on me a little. But he needs more time before I buy him as a serious championship contender. Rey holds on with a convincing win.
Six Pack Challenge: I'll go with Kofi retaining by beating Big Show. It should be a good match, but I find it sad that MVP seems to be, IMO, a non-factor in a match for a title he held for a long time.
Maryse vs. Mickie: Maryse retains. What I want to know is what happened to Beth Phoenix? I thought she was to be the one to do a feud with Maryse after she was done with Santino, but I haven't heard anything of the sort lately.
McCool vs. I don't give a damn in a I don't give a damn match: McCool wins. Did I mention that I don't give a damn about this match?
Other than the McCool match and the WWE championship match, it looks like a decent PPV to watch.
Punk v Hardy - World Title - Is it forgone that Hardy is leaving? I think a nice few months with the strap would get him to stay... but, I'll take Punk anyway. Orton v Cena v HHH - WWE Title - HHH hasn't held it in a while, so just to see the IWC lose it's mind, he goes over. Christian v Dreamer - ECW Title - Christian! Christian! At last, your a two time champ! 6 Pack Challenge - US Title - Kofi Ziggler v Rey - IC Title - Dolph ushers in the Era of the Z! Jericho/??? v Priceless - Tag Titles - Jericho wins with ZIGGLER! as his partner Mickie v Maryse - Divas Title - Mickie James, just so she's on TV more! McCool v Melina - Women's Title - McCool, although to be fair, I haven't seen the Women's title since it left Raw, so I really don't mind who loses here.
If Jeff is leaving, it colors the current feud. A Punk win and Jeff hiatus would suggest to his younger fans that Punk was right about Jeff's past. Now that his past is storyline material, his absence would imply he again fell to the temptations Punk chided him for.
I want Punk to retain, but I want Hardy to stay around a bit longer so he can leave on a different angle.
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Originally posted by StaggerLee Orton v Cena v HHH - WWE Title - HHH hasn't held it in a while, so just to see the IWC lose it's mind, he goes over.
I think Hunter goes over due to a few mathematical reasons. Hunter is at 14, Angle is at 13 (for the sake of argument I'll count TNA Titles). In the chase to tie/surpass Flair's 16, Hunter would need a comfortable 2 lead, to make it more difficult for Russo etc. to do a multi title night where it can't be countered. Also, if Mania needs a focus, it could possibly be Hunter's quest to either tie or surpass Flair. In order for that to occur, Hunter needs to get #15 taken care of so he has time to lose it at least once if Mania is for the tie, and definitely would need it now so they could set up losing to build to his winning 16, his losing, and his being built back up for the 'incredible' run to 17 at Mania.
Redsox, what you are suggesting is to do a two Wrestlemanias almost in a row for HHH to break a record he doesn't deserve to break. I am sure I will get Mania, but its going to be hard for people to cheer for that record to be broken when Cena is younger and could easily break that in five years especially with the current booking.
This was the worst Rumble. The worst (hyperbole, thy name is..) We're gonna sit through 2 months of Rock/cena dueling catchphrase battles, unfunny Cena segue into monotone serious Cena promos until Wrestlemania? CM Punk had a great title run at least.