This is the first PPV I've bought since Mania, and the first non WM PPV I've bought in almost two years. The last few weeks of tv have just been excellent, and have been excited for a card in a way that I haven't been in quite a while.
Team WWE vs. Team Nexus: Team Nexus. Miz comes out as the seventh man. At some point shenanigations ensue that cause him to walk out on the team. Nexus wins because of the advantage.
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton, WWE Championship Match: HHH has been spotted at events recently, which makes me think he has to be closer to returning than they're saying. So Sheamus wins and gets to deal with HHH next.
Kane vs. Rey Mysterio, World Championship Match: Kane v. Undertaker is like a hurricane heading for your city. You can't stop it. You can't wish it away. It's going to happen. Best to just board the windows and hope to survive it. Kane retains.
Big Show vs. The Straight Edge Society, Handicap Match: SES wins, Big Show gets post-match revenge by chokeslamming Luke and Mercury.
Alicia Fox vs. Melina, Divas Championship Match: Returning star wins. Melina.
Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston: Kofi seems to be doing something, so I guess he wins.
Nexus - The Miz theory of him being number seven and betraying the Cenation because they didn't "beg" him to be on the team is what I'm going with. Miz has the rocket pack strapped to his back to main event heeldom and this match could be his launching pad.
I have not watched Smackdown since May, although I'm attending the tapings after Summerslam, which will be the first time and only time I'll have watched Smackdown all summer. So I confess, I'm pretty much at a loss with whatever storylines are going on on Friday nights and my picks are just arbitrary shots in the dark.
Summerslam is pretty much a one match show for me but I want to see Nexus vs. Cena's team more than anything I've wanted to see in a long, long time. Even moreso than anything that was on the card for WrestleMania 26. The hype for the Nexus has really captured my imagination in the best way - that I'm expecting a gangbusters war of attrition that will satisfy and not disappoint.
Originally posted by Psycho PenguinThere has to be a match or two added, doesn't there?
Maybe, but they'll probably decide after they clock the show out this weekend. Regular WWE PPVs usually fit about seven matches and one quickie girls match. Royal Rumble has four matches plus the long Rumble. A 14-guy elimination match is going to need 40-50 minutes including entrances and whatever angle they do to name their partner, so it'd be hard to fit more than five matches in the other two hours when two of them are world title length.
Team WWE vs. Team Nexus: Nexus has to win or the angle is dead. Someone on Team WWE will turn, my choice is HHH comes back and helps Nexus. What would REALLY make the crowd go nuts is if JOHN CENA turns on team WWE. Wow!!!
Orton vs Sheamus - Orton wins, then ends up having to defend again against the Miz and still retains. There are too few matches for there not to be another match and Miz vs Orton fits
Kane vs Mysterio - Kane has to win here in order to feud with Undertaker.
Show vs SES - Does anyone care? SES because Show has a poor win loss record at PPV's. Show joining the SES would be an interesting turn though.
Melina vs Fox - Does anymore care? Stupid WWE booking allows anyone big coming back from injury to get a title shot without having to start at the back of the line. Melina wins.
Kofi vs Dolph -
The WWE has once again taken a dump on the tag team titles.
By the way, is Miz still the US Champ??? They sure have buried that title also.
Originally posted by shawnpatrickMelina vs Fox - Does anymore care? Stupid WWE booking allows anyone big coming back from injury to get a title shot without having to start at the back of the line. Melina wins.
Hey. Melina was never beaten for that championship. It seems to me that Ms. Alicia Fox is the unworthy pretender.
Originally posted by hansen9jBONUS REPORTING: Bryan Danielson, per his website, is not booked during Summerslam, nor Night of Champions, nor any Mondays, but he is booked to be in New York State the night before Summerslam. This means less than some people think, and more than others think.
Bryan is now not attending the New York show tonight, due to a "family issue".
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Team WWE vs. Team Nexus --I don't get where the "Bryan Danielson is the seventh WWE man" love is coming from - I bet he really doesn't care to return to the WWE, and that he's probably going to join TNA when his TV no-compete clause is completed. Either way: I would kill to see Cena turn, so I'm gonna guess that he walks out of his team causing Barrett and Nexus to win it.
Oh, and even though the nWo was a heel faction, they sold a sh*tload of shirts, so I'm gonna guess that a heel Cena would still sell merch.
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton --Sheamus retains the title, but Miz cashes in at the end of the match.
Kane vs. Rey Mysterio --Rey Mysterio wins due to the tried and true (read: predictable and boring) Undertaker FX shenanigans. I never thought I'd say this, but I miss BikerTaker. Oh well.
Big Show vs. The Straight Edge Society --I'm gonna go with the SES winning. Just because.
Alicia Fox vs. Melina --I really wish it was Gail Kim in Melina's place. Oh well - I'm gonna go with Melina.
Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler --The seeds for a Kofi heel turn have been planted. Kofi's newfound aggression will see him lose, however.
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Originally posted by OliverTeam WWE vs. Team Nexus --I don't get where the "Bryan Danielson is the seventh WWE man" love is coming from - I bet he really doesn't care to return to the WWE, and that he's probably going to join TNA when his TV no-compete clause is completed.
What kind of crack are you smoking? Of course Danielson would want to return to the WWE. They set up a perfect angle for him to return as a big-time hero by being a one-man wrecking crew against the Nexus members who turned on him. That, a higher salary, and the fact that unlike TNA, the WWE isn't in danger of going under anytime soon makes this a easy choice for him. If anything, the only question is if he perfers ROH to WWE for a higher standing in the cards. But considering he left a main event position the first time around for 'rookie' status in the WWE, I would believe he would do so again.
Now, onto the picks:
-Ziggler defeats Kingston. Ziggler has grown on me and I think others as well, which is why I think the WWE will keep him as champ for the time being. I like Kofi as well, but his act is a bit stale right now so I can see a heel turn like others have perdicted. I just don't know if he can pull it off well.
-Alica Fox defeats Melina. Going by the fact Melina defeated Fox on RAW, naturally the oppisite will happen on the PPV. God help us all if this match goes more than 3 minutes. Q: What happens first, Fox blows a wrestling move or Melina blows yet another joint?
-Big Show defeats SES. it just seems like they're ready to have Punk's group break up. Too bad it isn't just Show vs. Punk; I think it can be a surprisingy good match between the two.
-Kane defeats Mysterio, then freaks out when Undertaker comes back to out him as the attacker. Perdictible, boring, probably the worst match of the night outside of the divas match. Sorry, just not buying Kane now, haven't brought him for a couple of years now.
-Sheamus defeats Orton, Miz cashes in, but *loses* thanks to interference from Orton. I don't care for Sheamus as champ, but I think they'll hold off on Orton until Royal Rumble/Wrestlemania to build up the drama in the chase. As for Miz, he's getting there but not quite there yet. I see him in a triple threat match the next PPV, but he's not quite ready to be the champ yet.
Nexus defeats WWE with the help of the mystery GM. If the 90 days are up, then I definitely see Danielson as the '7th member'. If not, then HHH is probably it then. Either way, the mystery GM has been downplayed lately, IMO and I think he's in cahoots with Nexus. He'll interfere in the end, when it's Barrett/Cena left. My guess: HBK, putting him back on TV without having to wrestle.
Originally posted by supersalvadoranIf the 90 days are up, then I definitely see Danielson as the '7th member'.
Here's a hint. It's not. In fact, if you go by the date of the official announcement, there are more than 3 weeks remaining on the no compete clause. I'm not sure where people are getting the impression that he'll be brought back after the no compete clause, however. If that were the case, why wouldn't they have just suspended him rather than firing him? Is there a COUNTDOWN TO DANIEL BRYAN sign sitting next to the NO CHOPS sign? If so, will it be as enforced as the "ban" on chops that is so important that they routinely show wrestlers using knife edge chops on pre-produced television?
Originally posted by supersalvadoranIf the 90 days are up, then I definitely see Danielson as the '7th member'.
Here's a hint. It's not. In fact, if you go by the date of the official announcement, there are more than 3 weeks remaining on the no compete clause. I'm not sure where people are getting the impression that he'll be brought back after the no compete clause, however. If that were the case, why wouldn't they have just suspended him rather than firing him? Is there a COUNTDOWN TO DANIEL BRYAN sign sitting next to the NO CHOPS sign?
People keep bringing it up but I don't understand what a "don't appear on non-WWE TV" clause has ever had to do with Daniel Bryan appearing on WWE TV.
Originally posted by supersalvadoranPerdictible, boring, probably the worst match of the night outside of the divas match.
I don't see any way that match will end up less good than Big Show/SES.
I PREDICT TO WIN THEIR MATCHES The Nexus - Miz gets rebuffed for his wayward charge Daniel Bryan. Bryan costs Team WWE the match. Miz gets to be indignant about that.* Sheamus Kane the largest athlete in the world, The Big Show Melina Dolph Ziggler
* this will not happen.
Heels win all the big matches? Ouch. Maybe Undertaker coming out of the casket makes up for it. Didn't Undertaker do essentially the same thing at last year's SummerSlam?
Originally posted by JustinShapiroPeople keep bringing it up but I don't understand what a "don't appear on non-WWE TV" clause has ever had to do with Daniel Bryan appearing on WWE TV.
A popular line of thought when Bryan was first released was that WWE didn't really want to do get rid of him but had to do it in order to appease Mattel (and/or whoever else insists on PG-rated WWE broadcasts). And, because of that reluctance to release him, there would be a good chance that WWE would bring him back after a reasonable amount of time. Some speculated that one good way to do it would be to bring him back after three months, which is about the length of time their standard no-compete clause lasts.
As far as I can tell, people are now somehow twisting that early speculation (and speculation is all it ever was) into "Oh, WWE can finally bring Daniel Bryan back because the no-compete is up!" That's the only half-reasonable explanation I can come up with, but obviously even that line of thinking would be misguided.
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