C.M. Punk vs. The Big Show vs. John Cena, Triple-Threat Match for the WWE Championship: It's either Cena or Punk here, but I'm going to go with Punk winning and retaining once again.
Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio, World Heavyweight Championship Match: EDIT: Yup, Sheamus wins.
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels will be in Triple H's corner: Triple H wins, though I'm surprised there's been no added stipulation to this one, such as a street fight or falls count anywhere.
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler: Jericho finally gets his big win, defeats Ziggler.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane: I can't really see Kane going over unless it's just to take Bryan that much more over the edge. We haven't heard from Charlie Sheen in a while so I guess he's not involved. Bryan wins.
The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio, Intercontinental Championship Match: Miz wins and retains, but in a way where Rey doesn't lose much. With the lack of depth on top, hard to believe Rey has come back only to slum it in an IC Title match. Maybe WWE wants him to work back into ring shape? Maybe they no longer trust him in the main events?
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. The Prime Time Players, WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The PTP'ers get the belts.
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C.M. Punk vs. The Big Show vs. John Cena, Triple-Threat Match for the WWE Championship: The idea appears to be Punk growing increasingly discontent over being ignored in the main event scene. No better way to do that than to not have him factor into this decision. Cena pins Show to win the title, giving Punk's title reign an anticlimactic end and sending him over the edge.
Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Oh...this match IS on. Lovely. Sheamus wins again. Wade Barrett lays out Sheamus post-match. Dolph cashes in and wins the title.
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels will be in Triple H's corner: No DQ stip gets added in last-second. H wins with his trusty sledgehammer.
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler: Jericho wins, but Dolph gets the last laugh when he cashes in later in the night.
The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio, Intercontinental Championship Match: Miz wins in fluky fashion to ensure both guys look weak, as is the E's specialty these days.
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. The Prime Time Players, WWE Tag Team Championship Match: If you don't succeed the first 50 times, try, try again. PTP's finally win the titles.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane: I have a bad feeling about this. Kane wins clean.
Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro, United States Championship Match: I really can't see them crowning Cesaro on a throwaway YouTube match. Of course, stranger has happened with this company lately. I'm going to say Santino. Cesaro creams him for the title on Monday.
Santino vs Antonio Cesaro - Santino Daniel Bryan vs Kane - Bryan Air Truth vs Prime Time Players - Air Truth Miz vs Rey Mysterio - Miz Dolph Ziggler vs Chris Jericho - Jericho Sheamus vs likely ADR - Sheamus Punk vs Cena vs Show - Cena HHH vs Lesnar - Lesnar when HBK throws the towel in (or something similar)
C.M. Punk vs. The Big Show vs. John Cena, Triple-Threat Match for the WWE Championship: I am going with Cena. Its a shame too since I don't think this will be the main event either. I do feel bad for Punk while everyone is saying how great of heel is, I think he has gone an amazing job as face champ. WWE also needs to stop relying on Cena being there 24/7, because one day, he won't.
Sheamus vs. ???, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Its Alberto. Sheamus wins only to have Ziggler cash it in.
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels will be in Triple H's corner: HHH wins to the shock of no one after HBK is cured by the virgin Mary at the backstage to give Brock a decisive superkick/pedigree combo that almost ended the streak, but will work against a guy who is a legit beast.
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler: Jericho. Ziggler goes off at the end and slams Jericho's head into the briefcase.
The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio, Intercontinental Championship Match: Miz. For no other reason, he just got it.
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. The Prime Time Players, WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Air Truth. If AW didn't lose his mind, I would say they would win, but his recent actions has put this up for grabs.
Other prediction the annual SumerSlam party will shit all over most of this while we discuss how great Expendables 2 was.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
C.M. Punk vs. The Big Show vs. John Cena, Triple-Threat Match for the WWE Championship: I gotta think Punk wins, if only because he *again* won't be in the main event, and that'll add fuel to the heel turn fire, but that only works if he should still be in the main event (as is his right as champion).
Sheamus vs. ???, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Sheamus against whoever, but gets cashed and beat by Ziggler.
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels will be in Triple H's corner: Triple H
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler: Jericho
The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio, Intercontinental Championship Match: Miz, because they won't want Rey doing that many singles matches
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. The Prime Time Players, WWE Tag Team Championship Match: PTP.
The Big Bossman raised the briefcase.
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C.M. Punk vs. The Big Show vs. John Cena, Triple-Threat Match for the WWE Championship: I think Punk's long reign has hurt him. Because he held the belt so long without anyone rising to the main event, they had to turn him to freshen his rivalry with Cena. But, Good God, Show and Cena bore me to tears, and Punk's past feuds with both guys kills any spark of interest here. I don't care who wins. Show is the more interesting choice because it allows Punk to get hungry again to get his belt back. I'll say him.
Sheamus vs. ???, World Heavyweight Championship Match: I think Del Rio buys the title shot and wins. Sheamus doesn't need the belt to get over, and SmackDown needs something different up top. A Ziggler win over Del Rio instantly moves him to face status and makes the title scene brand new.
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels will be in Triple H's corner: I'm torn. Will DX lose a second consecutive match against a monster in 2012? Would the WWE really book Brock to lose his first matches back in the company? Brock needs to win. Hunter doesn't. I'll say Brock. and that allows Taker and Brock to have the DX defeats in common for their Mania match-up.
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler: Jericho wins, but Ziggler goes on to take the title. Jericho instantly challenges for the next PPV and puts Ziggler over.
The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio, Intercontinental Championship Match: Rey, so he can immediately lose to Tensai.
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. The Prime Time Players, WWE Tag Team Championship Match: PTP wins to freshen up the tag scene.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Originally posted by Amos CochranI would be shocked if HHH wins.
Ok, to the shock of Amos, Superfurry and Dino. And the zero shock of hansen9j, ItsFalse, Oliver and geemony as well as myself.
Brock has to win here, but I'll be amazed if it happens. They don't seem interested in elevating him to monster who terrorizes the roster and Helmsley cannot help himself. HBK/Steph and the family won't be denied and the beat will go on.
HHH/Brock - Brock will win, but it will either be from Shawn throwing in the towel when Brock puts on the armbreaker or from HHH passing out from the pain. No tap, no pin, but Brock will be declared the winner, which I guess is sort of okay. The match should be good to great, because both guys can bring it when they're invested to do so. Neither guy will probably wrestle again for five months (or at all on free TV), so I don't care.
Punk/Cena/Show - WWE Title - Punk's line on RAW about "showing everyone what respect means" indicates to me that he's probably going over in quite possibly very heelish fashion. Honestly, I can't stand the thought of either of the others winning the title here, so I'm just going to pray I'm right and pick Punk here.
Sheamus vs. ???? - World Heavyweight Title - If Del Rio just gets slotted in here...then what's been the point of anything that's happened recently? What's the point of Booker T's job at all? I'll say, either from Smackdown or at the last minute, Orton gets slotted in, he and Sheamus beat the snot out of each other. Orton wins the title, only to have Ziggler snatch it from him, setting up either a three way feud or a Ziggler/Orton feud with Sheamus getting dragged into a grudge match with *yawn* Del Rio.
Miz/Rey - Intercontinental title - Why exactly didn't they switch Kane and Rey's matches? Miz would gain more cred from beating giant Kane and Bryan could have a fantastic match with Rey that would steal the show and help them both...oh, wait, because they don't want people stealing the show, I forgot...
Bryan/Kane - Sadly, I fully expect Kane to win here, because Bryan's the hottest thing in the Fed right now, which automatically means he should be jobbing.
Chris Jericho v. Dolph Ziggler - Jericho, so Ziggler can fully embody even-steven booking when he cashes in later.
Miz/Truth vs. Prime-Time Players - PTP win, just to prove that they were right to fire AW and that they'll be better off without him! Never mind that I bet a third of the audience doesn't even know who the current tag champs are (or, for that matter, could name either of the PTP)
Santino vs. Antonio Cesaro, U.S. Title - Pre-show, but what the heck...I expect Cesaro to actually win, because...god, he just has to, doesn't he? They have to get the title off Santino eventually, right? RIGHT?!?
Maybe Ryback will beat Heath Slater AND JTG at the same time, as an unexpected bonus? Any chance of Brodus/Sandow, or is Brodus still selling the leg?
"Never piss off a hawk with a blowgun" - Conan O'Brien
There's a Smackdown taping coming up in the Albany area, and I'm on the same page as you are. I have absolutely no desire to go to the show, and there was a time when I got bummed out if I missed anything (even a house show).