Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge retains but Ziggler looks good, which will bode well for his future.
The Miz vs. Randy Orton, WWE Championship Match: I like Miz retaining here too. He has earned a lengthy run, and perhaps even a title defense at 'Mania. The other option is he loses here but regains it by nefarious means in the Chamber. I could see that happening too.
Natalya vs. LayCool, Divas Championship, 2-on-1 Match: Hmmm...I think LayCool wins here.
Royal Rumble Match: As usual, we don't know all of the participants at this point. Triple H could be a darkhorse return candidate, but they've done that to death lately. When in doubt...pick Cena.
Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge wins. Ziggler stays competitive and tries again in next month's Chamber match.
The Miz vs. Randy Orton, WWE Championship Match: Miz wins via shenanigans. Orton tries again in next month's Chamber match.
Natalya vs. LayCool, Divas Championship, 2-on-1 Match: We already had a false start on the end of LayCool's reign of terror last year (has it been THAT long?) when they won the belt back from Mickie. I really hope that's not the direction they're going in again, so I'll say Natalya retains.
Royal Rumble Match: Cena wins, setting up his chance to blow off the Nexus feud at next month's Chamber PPV. Khali returns. Christian returns and tosses Del Rio. Undertaker returns to toss Kane. Bourne returns and makes a respectable showing before getting tossed like a lawn dart by Jackson or Ryan.
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Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge wins
The Miz vs. Randy Orton, WWE Championship Match: Miz wins
Natalya vs. LayCool, Divas Championship, 2-on-1 Match: The Flawless Ones win
Royal Rumble Match: Val Venis, Rikishi, Booker T, & Triple H return in the rumble. Uso's are 1 & 2, with Rikishi being number 3, Rikishi hits the ring and the USO's and Rikishi dance in the ring. Then the next two out are Santino & Kozlov, and they join in on the dancing. The final 2 are Rey Mysterio, breaking his own record for longest time in the rumble, and Alberto Del Rio who wins and goes on to face Edge at Wrestlemania for the World Title.
Edge retains. Miz Retains. Natalys retains and Kong somehow debuts. John Morrison is the surprise Rumble winner and goes on to face Edge at WrestleMania. Booker T and Goldberg both show up in the match.
I think at least one champion loses the belt, and The Miz is a stronger mainstream story going into WM. That suggests to me that Dolph wins via Vickie machinations. She lost him the IC title; she owes him the world belt. She and Dolph had the most to gain by taking Teddy out and allowing Vickie to regain some pull.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
1) Edge/Ziggler (World Title Match) - In a shocker, Ziggler by Zig-Zag pin after Corre-ference. (Cole's head would figuretively explode after Ziggler and Miz are both champions.) Definitely a rematch as part of the Elimination Chamber match with Edge regaining title.
2) Miz/Orton (WWE Title Match) - Miz by SCF pin after briefcase shot.
3) Natalya/Michelle & Layla - Natalya by sharpshooter submission after entire Diva locker room barricades Michelle/Layla after they try to exit to locker room.
4) Royal Rumble Match - Final Four - Cena/Del Rio/Mysterio/Punk, and the last two being Mysterio and Del Rio. Since it seems like WWE is really pushing him up our giggies, Alberto Del Rio wins the Rumble and faces new champ Edge at WM.
Laycool wins, setting up some match at Mania against Trish and Lita
I'd like to pick Morrison in the Rumble and have him go on to face Edge, but I'm at a loss to think of a reason he'd jump to SD and not stay on Raw to face his arch-rival Miz for the title. So, I'll go with Cena winning. Final four is Cena, Del Rio, Mysterio and Punk
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Surprise entrant Triple H returns and wins the rumble, last eliminating Sheamus. Sheamus will win the WWE title in the Raw EC match, and Sheamus faces HHH for the WWE title at Wrestlemania.
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World Heavyweight Championship; Edge (c) v. Dolph Ziggler- Edge retains here as Ziggler looks like a legitimate threat in this match to the World Championship.
WWE Championship; The Miz (c) v. Randy Orton- a tough one to call but I see Miz retaining here and winning. I can also see Miz retaining by DQ but the WWE has made Miz not look like a credible champion with count-out wins, and other ways that really don't boost his credibility. I really hope Miz wins here without too much help to build more credibility to his championship run.
Divas Championship; Natalya v. Lay-Cool- ho-hum....Lay-Cool wins back the divas title.
Royal Rumble; Triple H returns in this one and continues the trend of a "surprise entrant" winning the rumble. I also see Christian making an appearance in the rumble and being one the 5 or 10 remaining. It will be interesting to see who will get the "Diesel push" in this rumble.
Orton wins by DQ to keep some heat on him and Miz even though, its been a fairly boring feud til elimination chamber.
Edge wins even after Vickie's shenanigans. Dolph will hopefully look ok, but its the crowd that will ultimately decided his fate.
Nat retains in what will hopefully be a short match.
Cena wins the Rumble. Its in Boston. The odds are clearly staked against Cena. He has been talking to Miz more then he has been Punk. I'll literally be shocked to see anyone else then John win this thing.
Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler - World Heavyweight Championship Finally paying off the storyline where Edge kept calling him a tool, Zach Ryder interferes on Ziggler's behalf, costing Edge the title. Vickie officially moves Ryder to Smackdown and tells the anonymous RAW GM that if he has a problem with it, he's welcome to show up on Smackdown to do something about it. This sets off a chain of events leading to Vickie vs the Anonymous RAW GM at Wrestlemania.
The Miz vs. Randy Orton - WWE Championship Feeling that Randy Orton has disrespected the vaunted #1 Contendership that Zach Ryder fought so hard to earn, Ryder's last act as a member of the RAW lockerroom is to come out of the crowd and hit Orton with a Ruff Ryder Leg Drop on the floor, giving Miz a count out victory.
This leads to two different storylines: Miz attempting to negotiate a trade with Vickie, Alex Riley for Zach Ryder, with Vickie demanding more and more concessions to the point where Riley is so insulted that he turns face and is never seen again. Also, Edge vs. Randy Orton in a Zach Ryder On A Pole Match where the winner gets to beat up Zach Ryder.
Natalya vs. LayCool - Divas Championship Realizing that LayCool are the only women left in the WWE that he hasn't hit on yet, Zach Ryder interferes on LayCool's behalf, causing a distraction that allows them to roll up Nattie for the win. This leads to a segment on the next week's Smackdown where LayCool state that they intend to "thank" Ryder only to pull a switcharoo and reward him with Awesome Kong.
Royal Rumble Match As thanks for everything he's done throughout the night, Vickie rewards Zach Ryder with the #40 spot in the Rumble. Ryder immediately eliminates The Undertaker and HHH at the same time, to build instant credibility with the WWE Universe. He's then nearly eliminated by Tatanka but manages to skin the cat. The final three competitors are Curt Hawkins, Trent Barretta and Zach Ryder. They circle each other but then Ryder points out to them that he's the only one of them with any experience in a world title match, so they concede that he has the best chance at winning a title at Wrestlemania and eliminate themselves, leaving Zach Ryder as the sole survivor rumbler.
I had gotten behind, so watched episodes 4 and 5 today. The commentary has gotten a lot better, he's calling the moves and only throws in a pun occasionaly. I didn't notice any gratuitous crotch shots, at least nothing obvious jumped out at me.