Well, it looks like we can already start trying to predict Summerslam:
Undisputed Title: Rock and Brock has already been spoiled, so we'll see how this builds up.
Grudge matches: Steph's comments about ripping the heart out of RAW can only mean that Undertaker will be switching to Smackdown. It makes sense, as the person he'd be blaming for his title loss is Kurt Angle, leading to a match between them at Summerslam.
Jericho/Edge will probably also run to Summerslam, possibly with Hogan getting involved and setting up an Edge turn. If Edge turns sooner, this could be changed to Edge/Hogan, with Team Canada involvement.
The Tag Titles are up in the air. Hardcore Porn (Holly and Venis) could be contenders, along with Hurricane/Kidman. Or we could end up with another match spat out of CRZ's Random Tag-Team Generator.
On RAW, HHH/Booker could be a good feud. If done right, it could also be the last step needed to solidify Booker as a main-event player for RAW.
On the IC title side, RVD is completely open right now. I'd be surprised if he didn't pair off with either Benoit or Eddie at the PPV.
Rock vs Brock could be good..Rock and Paul going at it verbally..
The heart could be many folks..Taker sounds obvious. But RVD, Book (& Goldust) or even the Dudleys make sense if it is given a storyline.. If they pick someone other than Taker it could build this person to the next level..
Assuming Jericho vs Edge takes of, I can see Hogan go after the Canadians with a new partner..shrug..could be Rikishi. What could lead to the arrival of the Island Boys (see Ross Report) At least we have two, almost three tag teams now.. Storm & Christian, Chuck & Billy and Hardcorn Porn (I love that name)
Jamie retaining, leaving him open for any comers..or a quick job to rey or chavo, as they only seem to push two cw's at the same time on smackdown.
Where was hinted at HHH vs Booker T? I only read some reports on the ppv so I dunno any details a.t.m..(blasted Europe/Sky Box Office) I am not too thrilled about a feud like that.
**Edit** Ah..I got to read Brewguy's great report and Book mentioned him..doesn't have to mean much though. I mean Rikishi mentioned HHH too
I'd prefer Benoit vs HHH (blahblahblah..keeping him down) so HHH can get some of his skills back in someone who can work his ass off. Not that Book can't do that but I would prefer to see him be the bigger name in his new feud..
Which could be Book vs Guerrero..that would be sweet..
RVD can pretty much go up against anyone. In fact I would love it if he just put up the belt against all takers instead of a real feud with one guy..
(edited by dMp on 22.7.02 1100) "...And I use that to fuck them some place fairly uncomfortable." "What, like the back of a volkswagen ?" -Mallrats
Well, the WWF could always use my made-up tag team of The Hurricane and Nova, super-team extrodinaire as...NOVA-CANE!
Yeah, it's lame...but it's fun!
SummerSlam Card Undisputed Title: The Rock [c] vs. Brock Lesnar Vince McMahon vs. Hulk Hogan Triple H vs. Booker T Chris Jericho vs. Edge Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle IC Title: Rob Van Dam [c] vs. Chris Benoit Tag Team Title: The Canadian Storm [c] vs. Hardcore Porn Women's Title: Molly [c] vs. Trish [Part NINE!]
"That's what the Internet is for, slandering others anonymously" Banky Edwards (Jason Lee), Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
So I'm assuming, this "brand extension" officially starts on Monday with Ric Flair's RAW. However rather than spread the talent a bit, Flair's show got a much weaker roster than Smackdown. Yet, Flair's show has more titles.