Originally posted by jkWWE Championship Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Eddie Guerrero w/ Some Boxer
United States Championship The Big Show (c) vs. John Cena vs. Kurt Angle
Billy Kidman vs. Paul London
Cruiserweight Championship Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Chavo Guerrero
Hardcore Holly vs. Matt Morgan
WWE Tag Team Championships The Basham Brothers (c) vs. Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty
Divas Match - GuestRef-Sable? Torrie Wilson vs. Dawn Marie
Billy Gunn vs. Rhyno
Is this all speculation? I haven't seen a hint of half these matches in last night's show. Where does Billy Gunn & Rhyno come from? If anyone right now, Rhyno would be involved with Cena (who's likely to face Big Show now or at WM 20). Same with Torrie and Dawn Marie. I don't see why that would go down. Or Holly and Morgan, who isn't guaranteed to be back by No Way Out (which is in 2 weeks from this Sunday).
And despite what 1wrestling says, I don't see Kidman/London happening so soon. They'd have to break up within the next 2 shows, and they haven't been together or even on Thursday night TV long enough for anyone to care yet.
Other than that, the definites appear to be:
WWE TITLE -Brock vs Eddy
WWE US TITLE -Cena vs Show (unless they hold it over until WM 20)
WWE CW TITLE -Rey vs Chavo
-Hardcore vs Angle (who will be heel by then? anyone else think it'll be Holly, despite WWE likely wanting us to start booing Angle?)
-A-Train vs The Cat
-Jamie Knoble vs whoever Nidia starts managing (Billy Gunn, perhaps? - a trip down memory lane, since Knoble and Gunn have unfinished business)
WWE TAG TEAM TITLES -Bashams vs London & Kidman (after last night's match, I'd love to see more)
WWE TAG TEAM TITLES -Bashams vs Rikishi/Scotty vs. TWGTT
WON was reporting Lesnar vs. Guerrero and Cena vs. Show a couple weeks ago, but I haven't even heard speculation on anything beyond that. They'd be stupid to put Rey vs. Chavo on there given the size of the Latino market in San Francisco...the crowd will be split. I'd go with...
Brock vs. Guerrero
Cena vs. Big Show
Angle vs. Chavo (maybe start turning the crowd against Kurt)
Rey vs. Nunzio
Bashams vs. WGTT vs. Rikishi/Scotty vs. Kidman/London (ideally, they'd do a couple of qualifying matches next week involving Akio & Sakoda, the FBI, and the APA - if Faarooq is still alive, that is - because Smackdown really needs to establish that they have an actual tag team division)
Rhyno vs. The Cat (although they risk turning Rhyno face again with this)
Sean O'Haire vs. aaah fuck, who am I kidding, that won't happen...
Hardcore Holly vs. Matt Morgan could happen as well
I'd also do another regular tag team match involving two of the teams not in the title match, although no matchup of those three I left out sounds all that appealing.
Brock vs. Eddie - WWE Title Rey vs. Chavo - Cruiserweight Title Cena vs. Show - U.S. Title Angle vs. Holly Bashams vs. Haas/Benjamin (give WGTT the belts, go into Wrestlemania with some kind of 4-way, and have them win... big time momentum right there) Rikishi vs. Rhyno (two guys who have been getting decent pushes as of late, just a hunch that will probably be wrong:() Tajiri vs. Jamie Noble vs. Billy Kidman vs. Paul London (I'm thinking they'll give something to build up for the cruiserweight battle royal thing they're presumably having at Wrestlemania)
7 matches seems like a good enough number for this PPV... I expect Brock/Eddie to go long, as well as Rey/Chavo. Angle could carry Holly to a pretty decent match, Cena/Show will probably be more entertainment value than anything, and other than that it's just my random guesswork. Whatever they do with the cruiserweights will hopefully be more than just a spotfest, because that's a division that could provide some good depth to the midcard of Smackdown if utilized properly.
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"Orton's facials were perfect, I must say." (Ringmistress)-Jamie Knoble vs whoever Nidia starts managing (Billy Gunn, perhaps? - a trip down memory lane, since Knoble and Gunn have unfinished business)
I, uh, thought they did finish it. Noble beat Gunn and won the chance to pump Torrie full of manfat (tm whoever coined it). Then when he goes to do the deed, Nidia shows up... eventually all FOUR of them (Nidia/Noble/Torrie/Gunn) end up in bed together.
DEAN's Nuggets of Wisdom:
"A-Train could wear a Vampirella outfit and I would toast a load to it."
Vince has always had good promos. Besides Austin holding him hostage and the Vince-Angle-Austin segments,, another classic Vince moment was when he was in the hospital and Mankind introduces him to Mr. Socko. Hilarious.