Phoenix's KUPD radio is listing the following card for SummerSlam, which takes place in their market.
The Elimination Chamber for the World Heavyweight Title: Triple H vs. Bill Goldberg vs. Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Kevin Nash. Kane vs. Rob Van Dam. Shane McMahon vs. Eric Bischoff. Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title. The Undertaker vs. A Train. Triple Threat Match for the U.S. Title: Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Benoit vs. Rhyno.
So that will basically leave one match per show ...
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I'm not worried about Shane vs. Bischoff, what would really piss me off would be actually getting stuck with Undertaker vs. A-Train at SummerSlam. You mean to tell me that they can't come up with something for WGTT, Rey, Kidman, Cena, Mattitude, Dragon, O'Haire, Christian, or a handful of other guys, but they've got a slot for A-Train? I know I should have learned this lesson by now, but it still pisses me off every time I see that guys name further up the pecking order than all the obviously more talented guys they have that are constantly getting the shaft.
Undertaker vs. A-Train?? Where did that come from? Because A-Train interferes in the UT/Cena match on Smackdown? That's lame. I just don't believe a lot of this card. No Cena at all? No tag title match on either side? No IC title match? Bischoff/Shane? Nope, sounds bogus/made up to me.
By GAWD!!!!! The Undertaker vs. A-train......get out of the way because here comes the huge buy rates!!!!! Ahhhh..but the triple threat match will make up for this bathroom break match. I like the idea of Shane vs Eric, it's far better than Vince vs Zach, or Stone Cold vs Eric, but I would rather Goldust or Huricane in a match. They would make me happy if they put Tajiri and Steven Richards on the card also, the mark in me at least would find joy.
As for the women, I want Molly vs Ivory. Please keep Trish and Gail away from the belt for a bit. Who is Booker gonna beat, not Christian again? I like Christian but him vs. Booker another time is too much, and enough with Test vs Freakzilla(sic?). I guess it will be Test vs Booker T?
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With Orton (the early rumour) now involved in something else, the IC match I would expect to see is Booker vs. Test vs. Christian vs. Steiner. Then again, with a 6-man world title main event and a triple threat US title match they might shy away from any more multi-angled title matches. I would really suck, though, if they can't fit the IC title on in some capacity. Wouldn't exactly make the belt look good.
Originally posted by BigVitoMarkWith Orton (the early rumour) now involved in something else, the IC match I would expect to see is Booker vs. Test vs. Christian vs. Steiner. Then again, with a 6-man world title main event and a triple threat US title match they might shy away from any more multi-angled title matches. I would really suck, though, if they can't fit the IC title on in some capacity. Wouldn't exactly make the belt look good.
I'm thinking they'll probably do Booker T v. Christian to hopefully end that feud. Don't get me wrong, I love both guys. But the feud's been going on since MAY, and there are plenty other guys aside from Booker T and Christian who could be fighting over the belt.
Each match for one brand will have to have a natural opposite for the other brand. So...
World Title.... * Elimination Chamber * Lesnar/Angle
Tag titles.... * Dudleys/La Resistance * WGTT/Kidman and Mysterio
Grudge Match.... * Kane vs. RVD * Undertaker vs. Albert (good lord....)
Secondary title match.... * Booker T vs. Christian? (BigVitoMark's idea to include Steiner and Test to make it a four-way is interesting) * Eddie vs. Benoit? (Tajiri and Rhyno could make this a four-way as well)
Random match.... * Women's title bout? * Matt Hardy vs. Zach Gowen
Ten matches would seem to the ideal limit, and the women's title match could also be moved to Heat.
I don't buy that Undertaker-A-Train match at all. The Taker-Cena feud isn't even wrapped up yet. (Shane-Bischoff doesn't seem too likely to me either. I figure Shane's gonna sell his injuries for a few weeks and return in the Harvey Dee-Kane match.)
I really wouldn't put too much stock into anything until we hear about it on television. (And, in the case of HHH-Goldberg, maybe not even then.)
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It's ridiculous that they can't find a match for John Cena. The guy should be the future of the promotion, and not only is he left off of the biggest show of the year (WrestleMania), it seems he'll be left off the second biggest show of the year as well (SummerSlam). I can only imagine these booking meetings.
Vince: So Undertaker can beat John Cena at Vengeance tonight.
Random booker: Are you sure that's wise? Shouldn't Cena go over.
Vince: Don't worry. He'll get his win back.
booker: Brilliant. Cena can go over 'Taker at one of the most important PPVs of the year, SummerSlam. That should surely skyrocket him to the top of the promotion.
Vince: No, no, no! He'll go over him on SmackDown in two weeks.
Vince: Well, if he goes over 'Taker at SummerSlam, what the hell will Albert do for the PPV?!?
Vince: We can't leave Albert off the show. He's the future.
booker: Mr. McMahon, we tried pushing him before, and it faile...
Vince: PEOPLE WANT ALBERT! I WANT ALBERT! WE NEED ALBERT! HE SELLS TICKETS DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, so we've literally had every single team in the tag tournament tease dissension at one point or another...except for LAX, which is a huge red flag. I'm guessing Hector turns on them at the PPV. One way or another, though, they won't be winning.