Ziggler vs Fandango: Ziggler 4-way tag match: Goldust and Cody Rhodes Big E vs Sandow: Big E Langston AJ vs Natalya: AJ Lee Bryan vs Wyatt family: Wyatt family Punk vs the Shield: Punk Cena vs Orton: Cena
Here are some more thoughts from a demented mind in Central Florida: Langston over Sandow to retain the IC Championship.
A.J. over Natalya to retain the Divas Championship.
Rhodes/Goldust retain the Tag Team Championship in the Fatal Four Way. The only other "real" team in this match is the Real Americans. With rumors of a Cesaro face turn, I don't see winning the tag belts here as a catalyst for it. Ryback & Axel are in this to take the pinfall.
Ziggler pins Fandango.
Just to be different, I'll go with:
Daniel Bryan beats the Wyatts.
The Shield beats C.M. Punk, but heel miscommunication furthers the Roman Reigns slow face turn.
TLC Match to Unify: Just because he always wins on PPV, Cena rises above hate to unify. But I'm putting a secondary side bet here that, somehow, HHH walks out as the Champ of Champs.
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This company has done nothing to regain the trust they have squandered with their previous months' of non-finishes, screwy finishes and pulling back the football "Peanuts" style to deny their fanbase/source of revenue any satisfaction or even just an avoidance of feeling extreme aggravation by the end of yet another of their so-called pay-per-view spectaculars.
I still feel like from the very end of Survivor Series, Creative have had the finish to tonight's show in mind and have been falling over themselves in their cleverness to lead the WWE Universe to the conclusion that at the end of the night, there'll be one Unified championship and it will be held by one of the two participants in tonight's main event when the truth is that's the furthest point they want to be from... despite several warning signs from their "nightly focus group" that one more shit finish is the last thing they should be doing. They just edit out the parts they don't like, add music and Instagram filters and suddenly Randy Orton is back to delivering his lines just like they were written in the script.
At this point, this show...or any other...isn't a $54.99 (plus taxes and fees) bet I'm willing to make on WWE. More power to you if you're more optimistic than I am. (Maybe I'm just old and they'll do the obvious thing and send the folks home happy!)
Originally posted by CRZI still feel like from the very end of Survivor Series, Creative have had the finish to tonight's show in mind and have been falling over themselves in their cleverness to lead the WWE Universe to the conclusion that at the end of the night, there'll be one Unified championship and it will be held by one of the two participants in tonight's main event when the truth is that's the furthest point they want to be from
I think the finish we would've seen if the match was the Tuesday after Survivor Series, when they seemed positively gleeful over the "read the fine print" idea they had cooked up, would've been drastically different than we'll get tonight. If they accidentally tricked themselves into unifying belts they didn't mean to, that's pretty tragic. You'd have to wonder how long until they found a reason to undo it, yet also wonder why they would bother.
Maybe I'm just old and they'll do the obvious thing and send the folks home happy!
If it weren't for the aforementioned finishes of the last five shows, I would actually be heavily in favor of a screwy finish and a literally held up title, which is then up for grabs in the Most Important Royal Rumble Ever (won by Bryan, natch).
I guess listening to the WWE Universe and hot iron striking would entail something like "Bryan, if you win your handicap match you can be in the ladder match," then Bryan wins the unified title! Plausible I know.
At this point, this show...or any other...isn't a $54.99 (plus taxes and fees) bet I'm willing to make on WWE.
Since I usually buy the Elimination Chamber, if the Network stuff is accurate, this is ironically the last WWE PPV I won't pay for. A stream of tears.
My picks are very similar to most everyone one here. I'd actually like to see both Punk and Bryan lose here. There are more writing possibilities in that scenario with Bryan being beaten down physically and Punk beaten down emotionally. Have them as the last 4 in the Rumble with Orton since I have him losing the TLC Match and HHH participating for what is best for business.
It can be written that something happens where either Punk or Bryan is eliminated by the other to set up the Bearded Pipebombs explode!! aspect of WM30 and then Vince can get his preferred main event.
Oh my...I just fantasy booked. Please accept my sincerest apologies.
Chuck Norris drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls.
TONIGHT! The Road to Wrestlemania continues, as the buildup for Edge/Alberto Del Rio continues! Does Christian continue to have a role in this feud? Plus, more buildup for Triple H/Undertaker! I bet that buildup involves TALKING! SmackDown is NOW!