RVD vs Edge: I think it's going to be RVD, as someone said, leading to a three way at SS. I don't think the Powers thing Edge has the stuff to lead the bunch by himself. No Blowoff here. Perhaps by ECW Chicanery.
DX vs Spirit Squad: Spirit Squad - but by DQ. We see a new member of DX - who comes down and makes some sort of save leading to the DQ. DX paints the cheerleaders up. Many bare asses are in evidence. Speaking of Bare Asses - maybe Rikishi is the new meber of DX? _ Nah.
John Cena vs Sabu: Cena. But after he takes a couple more Sabu insane attacks.
Carlito vs Shelton v.s Nitro: I am thinking Carlito, but wouldn't be at all surprised if it is Nitro. No, Carlito.
Kurt Angle vs Randy Orton: Angle. Clean.
Mick Foley vs Ric Flair: Ric takes the third fall with heelishness, allowing Mick to go back to being the loveable guy we love to love. We can accept Flair as a heel.
Bald Kane vs Masked Kane: Masked Kane pretty much has to win, doesn't he? Unless he unmaskes and it's Undertaker.
Eugene vs Umaga: Umaga JUST beats Eugene.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
Edge d. Rob Van Dam to win the WWE Title -- I personally like the idea of Rob winning via screwy fashion, leading to a RVD/Edge/Cena three-way at SummerSlam. However, I don't see WWE doing that. RVD coming off of RAW and the ECW show so strong also indicates an Edge win, due to the WWE parity booking philosophy. Edge wins, maybe by some interference, chicanary, or even hijinx. I, personally, am rooting for mass hijinx.
D-Generation X d. The Spirit Squad -- God bless the Spirit Squad, but there's just no other reasonable outcome here. Should be a fun little match, which will probably close out the show.
John Cena d. Sabu -- Sabu has been on top of his game since coming to WWE, so hopefully they'll pull out another good match. However, with the lumberjack rules, that means very limited out of the ring spots, which is what Sabu is best at, which handicaps what they can do. Cena's being protected as THE top guy, so there's no doubt in my mind that he's going over here.
Kurt Angle d. Randy Orton -- I can see Orton winning here, since he's supposed to be the next guy to feud with Hunter. However, I have the two other WWE v. ECW matches resulting in ECW losses, and it'd be stupid to job out ECW in all three matches. Stupid, although not really out of the question, all things considered.
Mick Foley d. Ric Flair -- This could either be a show-stealer or be really, REALLY bad. I honestly don't know which it'll be. I'll go with Foley, because Flair has a history of losing in Charlotte.
Fake Kane d. Real Kane -- Oh god.
Shelton Benjamin d. Johnny Nitro and Carlito to retain the Intercontinental Title -- Nitro and Carlito both got to come out of RAW looking strong. So 50/50 (or 33/33/33, I guess) booking means Shelton gets the win.
Umaga d. Eugene -- I don't really get the point of putting this on PPV, as I see it just being the same Umaga squash you can see on free TV. I guess this will just act as filler between the two main-events?
Looks like a pretty damn good card on PPV, although I don't expect too many suprises, booking-wise.
RVD vs Edge: I like the idea of a 3-way RVD-Edge-Cena match at SummerSlam better than another Edge/Cena match (since we recently had one at the Rumble).
The SummerSlam 3-way would also open the door for a better way to strip RVD of the WWE Title, with Cena pinning Edge or vice-versa, so RVD can claim to be champion without getting pinned. Just an idea.
DX vs Spirit Squad: DX. It's their first match back together so it makes sense to put them over here. I don't think it would be a bad idea to give DX the tag titles for a bit, either. It's not like HHH and HBK have any real main event level programs going on at the moment.
John Cena vs Sabu: Cena, but I think this would be a great chance to put Sabu over. Doesn't have to be clean.
But, Cena just lost the title, so it makes sense for him to have an "I'm still a contender!" win here.
Carlito vs Shelton v.s Nitro: Either Nitro or Shelton. I really think all Shelton needs is a big program and, until they're ready to give him one, I don't think they should take the belt off of him yet.
Kurt Angle vs Randy Orton: I wouldn't mind seeing Angle toss Orton around again, but I think Orton will win this one as his first win out of the doghouse
Mick Foley vs Ric Flair: Foley beats Flair in his own match so that, at SummerSlam, we see Flair go hardcore to beat Foley in his.
Bald Kane vs Masked Kane: Bald Kane. I think this is a one-shot summer program and then the Masked Kane will just go away. Then again, Masked Kane can win here to lead in to an Inferno Match or whatever at SummerSlam. I'll pick Bald Kane and just say they'll be done with it here.
Edge over RVD-they gotta end this title mess sooner rather than later Spirit Squad over DX-it's five on two so DX have a handy excuse, plus the Squad are a pet project and Vince/Shane need to interfere to set up a SummerSlam tag match Shelton Benjamin over Carlito & Nitro-This feels like a placeholder match before doing a proper Carlito/Benjamin feud Kurt Angle over Randy Orton-Logic dictates an Orton win, but I just can't see them jobbing ECW out three times in one night Mick Foley over Ric Flair-Foley cheats to beat Flair at his own game, with Flair winning the hardcore rematch John Cena over Sabu-probably after fighting off the entire ECW locker room. I could see a Cena loss after Big Show interference, but I wouldn't bet on it Evil Kane over Kane-it's this or a wacky non-finish Umaga over Eugene-no explanation needed
Should be a good show, methinks. If only WWE felt the pressure to outdo an ECW PPV every month.
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Edge over Rob Van Dam John Cena over Sabu DX over The Spirit Squad Shelton Benjamin over Carlito and Johnny Nitro Mick Foley over Ric Flair Kurt Angle over Randy Orton Fake Kane over Kane Umaga over Eugene
RAW has certainly improved over the last few months and has become more consistent. At least in my opinion. With the advance planning they have over the next few weeks I think RAW may be reaching heights not seen in quite some time.