WWE No Mercy is tonight, and I honestly can not remember the last time I have been less excited going into a WWF/E PPV. The two so-called main events have me dreading the last thirty minutes of the PPV. And with two women's matches on a less-than-stellar undercard, I am taken back to the dying days of WCW. But then again, No Mercy does have an excellent tag match, and a few diamond-in-the-rough undercard matches which could suprise a few of the viewers (regardless of how small the amount of viewers is). Let's take a match-by-match look at tonight's PPV, complete with MY PREDICTIONS! I know you guys are absolutley JAKKED with excitement!!! Or maybe not.
Cruiserweight Title Match (c) Jamie Knoble v. Yoshihiro Tajiri
This match has not been officially announced, but is heavily rumored to be added to the show. God knows the show could use a good fifteen minute cruiserweight match, so let's keep our fingers crossed. Both of these guys are awesome workers, and a nice, long PPV outing is just what they need. There really hasn't been any build-up, and I doubt they'll switch the title on a time-filler match. PREDICTION: Jamie Knoble retains in a (hopefully) long match to get the crowd going.
Torrie Wilson v. Dawn Marie Oh God, why? They should keep these two in bikini and lingerie contests on SmackDown, and keep them the hell away from any matches! But I guess it's too late. Give 'em three minutes, tops. Seriously, does anyone give a damn if Dawn Marie is banging Torrie's dad or not? Didn't think so! PREDICTION: Torrie Wilson, for whatever reason.
Women's Title Match (c) Trish Stratus v. Victoria Two women's matches on a PPV? WELL WHOOP-DEE-CRAP! At least this should be a somewhat respectable match. Trish is over, regardless of whether she has the belt or not, and if Victoria doesn't win the belt, than she is DOA. PREDICTION: Victoria.
(Raw) Tag Team Title Match (c) Chris Jericho & Christian v. Booker T & Goldust This is one of those diamond-in-the-rough matches I was talking about. They've done a good job building Jericho and Booker, and I'm glad they are doing a tag this month, holding off the singles match until Survivor Series. Jericho & Christian just won the titles, so taking it off them already would be a terrible move, no matter how much Booker/Goldust deserve it. Should be a good ten-minute tag match in order to build to a big blow-off between Booker & Jeicho next month. PREDICTIION: Chris Jericho & Christian.
Rob Van Dam v. Ric Flair How much do you want to bet that this will be one of the first three matches on the card? Hey, remember a year ago when RVD was in the main-event of No Mercy? My, what a year of politics can do, huh? Flair's job is specifically to put guys over, and Van Dam NEEDS to be put over. He and Booker are the stars of the future. Unfortunatley, Triple H knows this, and he's probably convincing Vince, as we speak, to have Van Dam job, and then feud with Raven on Sunday Night Heat. However, I'll go with my heart, not my head, and say Van Dam wins. PREDICTION: Job Van Dam (yes, I stole that from Bryan Alverez).
Tag Team Title Tournament Finals Edge & Rey Misterio v. Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle OH HELL YEAH!!! This is the match to spend you're thirty bucks on! I have no doubt in my mind that this match will be nothing short of FRIGGIN' AWESOME! Benoit and Angle are both gods, Misterio ain't far behind, and Edge is improving by the day. You can put any combination of these four guys in a match, and be guaranteed an awesome match, so putting all four of them out there... I don't even have the words to describe it. I have no idea who will win. They can either have Benoit/Angle win, and do the tag partners that hate each other angle (which would be mucho entertaining with these two), or have Edge/Misterio lose, and have Benoit & Angle wrestle at Survivor Series (which would also be mucho enteraining with these two!). Please, Vince, give these guys 20 minutes plus, and I will buy two of every piece of crap merchandise you release for the rest or your life. I SWEAR! PREDICTION: I'll pick Benoit/Angle, but it could easily go either way.
World Title/Intercontinental Title Unification Match Triple H v. Kane Murder & Necrophillia. Yes, this feud has been built around those two items. I didn't think I could want to see this match any less, but they go out and bring the the Katie Fick/Vick angle. Triple H sucks, Kane sucks, and this angle sucks. I don't have anything else to say. PREDICTION: Triple H continues his world-wide squash tour and kills the Intercontinental Title, along with any interest I ever had in Raw.
Undisputed World Title/ Hell In A Cell Match (c) Brock Lesnar v. Undertaker Trust me, this will not be a classic HIAC of any sorts. I mean, it shouldn't be Undertaker/Boss Man bad, but still pretty unwatchable. Brock Lesnar is a very underrated worker, but even Angle can't drag Taker's sorry ass to a respectable match nowadays, so Brock won't have any more luck. Don't expect any huge bumps, but there should be an injury angle so Taker can take some time off, as has been rumored. Of course, Undertaker has proven before, that ONLY UNDERTAKER CAN HURT UNDERTAKER! Expect him to no-sell all of Lesnar's offense, chokeslam Lesnar, Matt Hardy run-in, Matt gets killed, Taker gives Lesnar the Last Ride, Taker punches ring post and injures himself, Lesnar rolls over and pins the prone Undertaker. Okay, maybe that's going overboard, but you get my point. PREDICTION: Brock Lesnar, but not before getting buried by Taker, thus killing much of his heat and drawing power.
NO MERCY: Purchase this show at your own risk. Your best bet is to wait until the video is avaiable, and then renting it for five bucks at your local Blockbuster, just to see the Tag Team Title Tournament Final match.
And with that, I'll see you in November for Survivor Series predictions! It can't get any worse than this, right? RIGHT???
HHH/Kane: Kane, by DQ. Think Triple H will lose the title? Didn't think so. Look for Scott Vick (or Sick boy??) to interfere, possibly...
Brock/UT: Brock. Since UT is taking time off (or so I heard).
KATIE VICK mention: Nope. We'll here her name at least fifteen million times.
Professional wrestling is the only sport where participants are just thrown right into the audience, and no one in the crowd thinks anything unusual is happening. If you're watching a golf tournament and Jack Nicklaus goes flying over your head--first of all, I would say you're watching a very competitive sport. -- Jerry Seinfeld
Originally posted by DarrylTheHitmanNot a prediction but I sure hope we don't see anything involving Katie Vick.
Oh God. I have heard people predict that a Katie Vick appearance is possible. If this happens, then as Benoit as my witnss, I will stop watching Raw altogether. Well, I probably won't, but it would still be stupid enough to royaly piss me off.
I was thinking last night watching Raw that Lance Storm is a textbook case of wasted potential. Aside from sucking badly in the mic, he seems to have all the tools needed to be over pretty well (Stu Hart training, good conditioning and speed).