Rey Mysterio vs. Kane: I don't want to see Rey without his mask. I don't want Kane to win. Rey wins.
Candice Michelle vs. Beth Phoenix, Women's Title: Beth retains due to some type of stupid interference from Kelly Kelly.
Big Show vs. Undertaker: Understaker wins the match, Show wins the war by beating him down, probably with help from Edge and Chavo.
Batista vs. JBL: Batista wins and I don't expect this one to be pretty.
Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry, ECW Title: I'm not sure which direction they will go in. I'll guess and say Matt retains to prove he can beat Henry straight up.
Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy, WWE Title: I'll probably be the only one to pick Jeff, but I am picking Jeff Hardy. I have no rationale.
Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels, World Title: I expect this to be a great match. Lots of back and forth, but Jericho retains due to interference from Cade. Unless they turn Cade against Jericho...nah. Jericho retains.
-Rey Mysterio vs. Kane: Rey -Candice Michelle vs. Beth Phoenix: Beth -Big Show vs. Undertaker: Taker -Batista vs. JBL: Batista -Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry: Matt Hardy -Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy, WWE Title: HHH
Originally posted by geemoney Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels, World Title: Do they give Shawn one last run? I'm gonna say Jericho retains, for now.
Ditto on geemoney but I have this hugely ironic feeling we'll see on more HBK run while HHH has his belt and we'll get "Uber" DX. Both of them being world champions. If them killing the Spirit Squad week after week was "uber" enough.
-Rey Mysterio vs. Kane: Rey -Candace Michelle vs. Beth Phoenix: Candace -Big Show vs. Undertaker: Taker -Batista vs. JBL: JBL -Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry: Matt Hardy -Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy, WWE Title: HHH -Jericho vs. Michaels, Y2J
Candice Michelle vs. Beth Phoenix, Women's Title: Phoenix should win, and probably will.
Big Show vs. Undertaker: Undertaker has such good matches, but his storylines are always the same stupid crap. This match ends in some kind of DQ so they can flicker the lights for another PPV cycle.
Batista vs. JBL: Batista wins by being dumb and slow. Also, the winner of this match foreshadows the winner of the ladder match.
Shelton vs R-Truth, US Title: Shelton retains.
Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry, ECW Title: I think Matt will retain by DQ in like 5 minutes.
Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy, WWE Title: Triple H wins handily. Kozlov has been interjecting himself into this, so look for him to make some kind of appearance, if not during the match itself, at some point during the show.
Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels, World Title: Jericho wins
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... Rey Mysterio vs. Kane: All of you guys are missing the point as to why they're doing this: The Mexico TV deal. It starts tomorrow. Rey cannot be seen performing in the ring in Mexico unless he is mask-less. Therefore, Kane wins.
Beth Phoenix vs. Candice Michelle: Santino interjects himself and distracts Candice, resulting in Beth picking up a seemingly flukish win (since they want to keep Candice strong but not without outright jobbing her).
Big Show vs. Undertaker: The match is pointless if Big Show doesn't win. Someone not named Edge needs to appear as a threat to Undertaker, and if UT wins, who's really left to challenge him on SD?
Batista vs. JBL: geemoney's right, Batista will get the win to keep him happy, even though he'll job to Jericho in the eventual title match that he receives, probably on RAW next week (since they'll probably have a vote for the next PPV).
Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry: Matt retains. He just won the belt, he had a terrible week booking-wise last week, and Mark Henry is still fat and still completely useless from a drawing standpoint.
Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels: As I said when they booked the match, you have to admire Shawn for continuing to come up with ways to job to Jericho without being counted down for the 1-2-3. Jericho retains.
Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy: Same pick as last month - Jeff shocks the world and wins the title. HHH needs time off house shows to be a dad, and the E needs to squeeze every bit of value out of Jeff now while they have the chance.
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.
Rey Mysterio vs. Kane: Mysterio wins but Kane gives him a major beat down and removes his mask
Candice Michelle vs. Beth Phoenix, Women's Title:
Candice Michelle is awful. Beth Phoenix wins
Big Show vs. Undertaker No winner, it's too early to end this feud. Too bad this won't end because both Show and Undertaker are really years past their prime. Show's lost his raw power and Undertaker is hurt everywhere.
Batista vs. JBL JBL sure can cut a great promo. I think JBL for once takes it.
Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry, ECW Title: Mark Henry wins but doesn't get belt or no decision. No way Hardy will LOSE the title.
Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy, WWE Title Everyone expects HHH to win. But if a title does change hands, this is where it will happen. This is where EDGE will interfere, possibly to cause HHH to lose and for a Edge/HHH storyline to begin.
Originally posted by Texas KellyRey Mysterio vs. Kane: All of you guys are missing the point as to why they're doing this: The Mexico TV deal. It starts tomorrow. Rey cannot be seen performing in the ring in Mexico unless he is mask-less. Therefore, Kane wins.
But I think Rey has already performed in the ring in Mexico with his mask on every time WWE has toured there. They were pissy when he tried to do another mask-losing match in Mexico right after he lost in WCW because they saw it as a ripoff. But when he signed with WWE and remasked, I think the reaction was kind of like "well tradition and honor sure but yeah we like you better with the mask too."
you have to admire Shawn for continuing to come up with ways to job to Jericho without being counted down for the 1-2-3.
Then again, Shawn didn't pin Jericho last month either.
Originally posted by oldschoolheroJericho's gonna retain in a way that moves Michaels onto something else, I think.
I think so too. Makes sense for him to work with Cade after Cade beat him the other week.
Rey over Kane Beth over Candice Big Show under Undertaker Batista over JBL Hardy over Henry HHH over Hardy via Kozlov-ference Jericho over Michaels
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
I can't think of many legacy gimmicks that actually worked. There's "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers to "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, but that's the rare exception. Having someone directly adopt a previous gimmick almost always tanks.