Christian vs. Randy Orton, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Orton winning the title back would mean YET ANOTHER match between these two, so I can't see that happening. Christian retains via shenanigans and goes on to feud with Sheamus.
John Cena vs. CM Punk, WWE Championship Match, Triple H as special referee: This is the hardest call of the night. Somebody's getting screwed and I think it's going to be Punk. Johnny Ace rings the bell, RINGS THE DAMN BELL when Cena clamps on the shitty STF. Hunter lays out both guys after the match. Del Rio (who conspicuously isn't booked) cashes in for the title.
Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix, Divas Championship Match: This has the easy makings of a fluke win. Kelly wins on a fluke rollup. We'll get a rematch later where Beth will totally destroy her.
Mark Henry vs. Sheamus: The Mark Henry reign of terror ends here. Sheamus wins and challenges for the title at the next PPV. The more I think about it, the more I'm going to go with the good old-fashioned "both guys brawl to the back" double countout finish.
Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett: This has the makings of a good feud, so I'm going with Barrett to get the win here.
Granted one of these matches is pretty huge, but they couldn't put a little more effort into building a card around it? Yeah, we have the World Title match which should be interesting, Henry/ Sheamus and we'll get Miz/Rey thrown in late and it will be good, but a little more effort into the undercard would help make this SS actually seem like one of the Big Four PPVs.
Christian vs. Randy Orton, World Heavyweight Championship Match: Christian continues his summer, gets a win here, probably via shenanigans.
John Cena vs. CM Punk, WWE Championship Match, Triple H as special referee: HHH pulls the hammer, decks them both, calls for Alberto Del Rio, corporate champion redux. Also, since they're in LA, methinks a Rock appearance is entirely possible.
Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix, Divas Championship Match: Beth. Is Kong (or Kharma) ever coming back?
Mark Henry vs. Sheamus: I feel this may telegraph the Christian/Orton outcome: Sheamus wins he chases Christian, Henry wins he challenges Orton.
Sooo, that leaves commercial/tv appearance guy the Miz, MitB holder Daniel Bryan, MitB holder Alberto Del Rio, R Truth, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, etc. with nothing to do. Considering they'll have time for C-Lo, Either they're giving everybody a TON of time for their matches or they'll just have some unannounced action.
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Orton v Christian Winner: Orton. And we officially close this feud down and move Sheamus up next. As for Christian, I anticipate a feud with Daniel Bryan next.
Cena v Punk Winner: Cena, through HHHference. I have a hard time seeing ADR walk out champion, what with Triple H getting involved and screwing Punk... they don't need MORE wacky booking on top of that, and I see them saving ADR's win for a couple more months (to get the belt on a heel going towards Mania and moving Cena to Rock).
Beth v Kelly Kelly Winner: Beth. Thank you, Punk re-signing.
Henry v Sheamus Winner: Sheamus, and I have a feeling this might actually be okay to watch. Long shot, but I'll throw it in there.
Other possibles... Rhodes wins IC title through shenanigans Kofi beats Miz No tag champs on the show
Punk wins, I hope I hope, and with any luck they move him on to another feud. With The Miz, maybe. No Del Rio cash-in; at least, no successful Del Rio cash-in. I could care less where Cena goes from here. When was the last time he did a program where he wasn't chasing the WWE Title, holding the title, or feuding with The Nexus?
Orton wins, I guess; feud ends. Next opponent: Mark Henry.
Mark Henry defeats Sheamus and puts him on the shelf for awhile; then he'll chase Randy Orton.
I-C Title, Ezekiel Jackson vs. Cody Rhodes: Rhodes wins the title.
I-C Title, Ezekiel Jackson vs. Zack Ryder: Jackson retains. But it would be awesome to see Zack win a championship.
U.S. Title, Dolph Ziggler vs. Alex Riley: Ziggler retains.
The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio: Miz wins; goes into a program with CM Punk for the WWE Title.
Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett: Bryan makes Barrett tap. I don't see Bryan putting the MITB on the line here.
Alberto Del Rio vs. someone who's not the WWE Champion: Del Rio wins. But I don't see a successful MITB cash-in attempt.
John Morrison vs. R-Truth: Morrison gets got again.
Tag Title, Otunga/McGillicutty vs. The Usos: Usos win the title.
Tag Title, Otunga/McGillicutty vs. Santino Marella/Zack Ryder: Santino and Zack win the title.
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Originally posted by GRLOrton v Christian Winner: Orton. And we officially close this feud down and move Sheamus up next.
For the title? Did you miss how Sheamus is now a face?
You're right. They certainly could NEVER position a feud without a clearly defined "good guy" versus a "bad guy," particularly when both of them are still shades of gray. (I'm editing this as that last line basically means that Orton is a flat-out heel in my world, because I'm just not a fan.)
World Heavyweight Championship: Christian v. Randy Orton- It wouldn't surprise me the least bit if this title got flip-flopped again but I will say Christian retains and since it is a no-holds barred match, I will say someone else helps Christian retain.
WWE Championship: CM Punk v. John Cena- I will go with CM Punk here winning via Triple H turns on and pedigrees John Cena.
Divas Title: Kelly Kelly v. Beth Phoenix- I don't know why, but I will say Kelly Kelly retains.
Mark Henry v. Sheamus- Sheamus wins here and gets a step closer to the World Heavyweight title picture.
Daniel Bryan v. Wade Barrett- I don't see Daniel Bryan losing 2 in a row so I will go with Daniel Bryan with the win.
Yeah, Monday's show killed my desire to recap this week. Might have been just as well, as this was a pretty uneventful show. Some good in-ring action, but I don't think anything was really advanced in the end. So here's the thread.