30-Man Royal Rumble Match: I've been on the Randy Orton train for a while, but I think there's more creative possibilities in Chris Jericho winning, so I'll go with him.
Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry vs. Big Show, Triple-Threat Steel Cage Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Henry hasn't missed much in-ring time (even if he's been limited), so I'm not sure what the point of taking the belt off him was. At least it gave us heel Bryan, who'll retain again by the skin of his teeth here.
CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler, WWE Championship Match, John Laurinaitis as Special Guest Referee: Punk wins and retains.
John Cena vs. Kane: Cena wins but gets beaten down post-match in order to beat the odds and make it not only into the Rumble match, but have a good showing as well.
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30-Man Royal Rumble Match: I'm sticking by the logic that if Orton was going to win, they would have saved him as a surprise entrant (like Cena in '08), so I can't pick Orton here. If anyone can sell a Wrestlemania program with Punk, it'll be Miz (who's also my pick for the annual Diesel push), so I'm going with him as my pick.
Also, Christian, Del Rio, and Khali all make their returns here.
Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry vs. Big Show, Triple-Threat Steel Cage Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: They're going ride Bryan until, at least, the Chamber, so I'll pick Bryan to retain after Show and Henry wipe each other out.
CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler, WWE Championship Match, John Laurinaitis as Special Guest Referee: This is the second straight year where Dolph's been in a title match where he wasn't even the focal point of the feud. Punk wins.
John Cena vs. Kane: Cena embraces the hate and destroys Kane within an inch of his existence.
1) Christian - notice they haven't mentioned a word about him, which means he's ready to be a entrant. He wins setting up a match between Christian and Bryan... Miz is the longest lasting during the ring (they can use that as an angle)
2) Daniel Bryan in the 3 way - Can't see how putting the belt on Henry or Big Show does anything.
3) Kane via DQ - as everyone else has said, they are just giving Cena something to do until WM.
4) CM Punk wins or retains, no way Ziggler gets the belt this close to WM.
Jericho wins the Rumble; issues Mania challenge to both Punk and Bryan for Undisputed Title
I love that scenario.... I still think Christian takes it though.
Originally posted by KJames199 Jericho wins the Rumble; issues Mania challenge to both Punk and Bryan for Undisputed Title
Simply stunning. Yet a very real possibility!
Kane wining....CLEAN. Cena comes closer to snapping.
They can get some good millage out of Douchebag Byran, especially with him sneaking his way around the Elimination Chamber. I say; Bryan picks up a sneaky win, setting up the Chamber to be Show, Henry, Bryan, and a couple other guys.
Ziggler wins, gets a token reign to see how the crowd responds.
The Rumble itself; Miz makes a good showing with his #1 mini-push. The winner? Orton, setting up Bryan vs Orton.
Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry vs. Big Show, Triple-Threat Steel Cage Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Bryan
CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler, WWE Championship Match, John Laurinaitis as Special Guest Referee: Punk
John Cena vs. Kane: Kane when Cena gives into the hate and gets DQ'ed
30-Man Royal Rumble Match: Daniel Bryan. Hear me out, ANY superstar can enter so what is stopping him and punk from entering? But what I call is Daniel Bryan wins and says he chooses his own title and there for gets Mania off.
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Originally posted by yamcharulez30-Man Royal Rumble Match: Daniel Bryan. Hear me out, ANY superstar can enter so what is stopping him and punk from entering? But what I call is Daniel Bryan wins and says he chooses his own title and there for gets Mania off.
I don't know what I like better; this one or the Jericho one.
We should do some prop bets for the Rumble itself.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaIf so, Bryan drops the World Title to Orton in the Chamber for Jericho vs. Orton vs. Punk.
I didn't want to get into fantasy booking but I figured if Jericho wins and challenges both guys, you could have Orton win an Elimination Chamber match for a fourth spot, making the Mania title unification match Orton vs. Jericho vs. Punk vs Bryan.
Originally posted by KJames199 - Jericho wins the Rumble; issues Mania challenge to both Punk and Bryan for Undisputed Title
Lemme get this straight; you're actually predicting 1. A WM Title Match 3-way 2. ending the brand split titles 3. With 3 cruiserweights, 4. Two of which have entrance music that is not WWE generated, and 5. It's not all complete fantasy booking.
On that note, I'm picking Orton, who chases Bryan into Mania, afterwards we don't hear of Bryan again until he's Dancin' Bry the Boogie Guy or whatever. Shaq is one of your mystery entrants to help set up his match with Big Show at Mania, has some big staredown with Khali, they both get eliminated by each other or Brodus Clay.
Punk retains after Laurinaitis screws Ziggler and HHH keeps Laurinaitis around just to clean that mess up/have to work with Vicky as co-GM.
Bryan retains after Show and Henry kill each other in a cage by sneaking out. Henry feuds with Orton going into Mania.
Cena loses here, gets revenge on Kane in the Elimination Chamber, gets mocked for not being able to "Bring It" by Eyebrow...
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After hearing some of the new rumors for Mania, I am going to change my mind on Jericho winning and go with Orton. Punk retains in probably a repeat of his win over Swagger with the arm getting raised at the 2 15/16 mark. Bryan wins, because well why not. Kane and Cena go to a no finish after Cena breaks the no chairs rule to the head and HHH suspends him on Raw for a month. Cena will either turn full on heel on HHH at the next Raw or they will let him join Ryder on whatever those two are doing for the network. No Divas match? Odd.
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As far as lead-ins go, it seems like SD is leading into Tough Enough the way things are set up right now. I can see UPN wanting to change that around - keep the viewers from switching to MTV right away,.