John Cena vs. The Big Show, Steel Cage Match: Man, after tonight's Raw, gotta think Show wins somehow. Otherwise, Ace is out and everything Cena and Vince said about Show is true. Sorta like Wrestlemania with Rhodes and Show.
Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler, World Heavyweight Championship Match: It's not Dolph's time yet. Sheamus retains.
CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane, Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship: After a few months of non-activity, AJ's role has been amped up, so she has to play a part in the finish. I think Bryan takes the belt here.
Christian vs. Cody Rhodes, Intercontinental Championship Match: Christian retains.
Layla vs. Beth Phoenix, Divas Championship Match: Okay, Beth Phoenix, for real this month.
Santino Marella vs. Ricardo Rodriguez, Tuxedo Match: Santino.
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Big Show vs. Cena - Big Show wins, because we can't ever be rid of Big Johnny. This match is the essence of why it can be bad to be a longtime fan, as I feel like I've seen these two fight ten thousand times, and the only time I was interested was back when they were fighting for the U.S. title ages and ages ago.
Punk/Bryan/Kane (w/AJ!), WWE title - They've done a really good job muddying the waters and making AJ into the wild card. I expected a swerve of AJ picking Kane, but, now that they've made such a point of her seducing Kane publicly, too, returning to Bryan and going full, crazy-girl heel to redeem her mistake at Wrestlemania seems most likely. Daniel Bryan is your NEW WWE Champion.
Sheamus/Ziggler, World Heavyweight - Sheamus. I think everybody knew that Del Rio had no chance, so logic says they stick to their plan and Sheamus retains. And, frankly, I'd prefer that. If Ziggler's given the title just for the sake of a SHOCKING SWERVE, it means they have no plan and he'll probably end up going nowhere. I think Ziggler's almost a lock to win MitB, though.
Christian/Rhodes, IC Title - Christian retains. I expect this'll be a good match, but Cody needs some time away from the IC title and Christian needs a good, solid feud to establish his face run before he can move back up the card, one hopes.
Layla/Beth Phoenix, Divas Title - Layla retains, but, wow, they really ,really need to reboot this division. Bring up those NXT girls, stat! I also think there's every possibility they put the title on AJ soon, because, well, she's the only over Diva they really have right now, and she and Bryan as mutual champions would be fun. Plus, the Butterfly belt would look cute on A.J.
HHH vs. the Microphone - Paul Heyman maybe shows up to get in a verbal sparring match? There has to be more to this than just Hunter talking...doesn't there?!?
Santino/Ricardo, Tuxedo Match - Santino...but, really, the fans. The fans are the winners here. We can only hope and pray for a Hornswaggle run-in to just make it -that- much better. So glad they added this instead of using that extra time for on Punk/Bryan/Kane or Christian/Orton. Because, let's face it, they'd have just given it to Big Show/Cena anyway.
Big Show v. John Cena: Originally I was gonna go with Cena but after Raw, I am thinking Big Show wins some how. My guess is Vince McMahon helps decide the final outcome (Vince blames Cena for ducking out of the way and having the worst of the WMD)
WWE Title: CM Punk v. Daniel Bryan v. Kane- I was gonna go with Punk on this one but a lot of people are making valid points to why Bryan could win (good prediction by the way GodEatGod with AJ helping Bryan as it totally could happen). Some how though I still think Punk retains here yet again as AJ distracts Kane and helps provide Punk with another win.
World Heavyweight Title: Sheamus v. Ziggler- I was glad to see Dolph get a legitimate win on Raw for the first time in awhile but alas, Dolph loses and Sheamus retains.
IC Title: Christian v. Cody Rhodes- Christian wins, not much more to say.
Divas Title: Hmmm, I was going with Layla retaining but seeing how I predicted every title to retain I will go with Beth winning in this one.
I am confused. Why is No Way Out not in February? Whenever I see the words "No Way Out" I assume that Wrestlemania is next month. Therefore, I will make my picks as if Wrestlemania was next month.
John Cena vs. The Big Show, Steel Cage Match: John Cena fails to have watched Lockdown and decides that it would be a good idea to FU his opponent into the cage wall. Winner: The Big Show (via going through the cage)
Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler, World Heavyweight Championship Match: We need heel champs for Mania. Winner: Dolph Ziggler
CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane, Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship: I like this feud. The best way to keep it going would be to have Dr. Yes win the title, while Kane wins the girl. Winner: Daniel Bryan
Christian vs. Cody Rhodes, Intercontinental Championship Match: Christian gets his second PPV payday of the week, so the powers that be take the belt off of him so as to clense it of the southern vibes he picked up from TNA. Winner: Cody Rhodes
Layla vs. Beth Phoenix, Divas Championship Match: Layla, so AJ can get a turn next. Winner: Layla
A solid Raw after Mania. Steamboat vs. The Enforcer AA totally made my night. I am hoping Bret sticks around, so I can see him on the Smackdown after the 3 hour Raw Draft. If not, then they better have the Owen shirt for sale or his new one.