MitB-I'm really going to be happy no matter what cause I can't see anyone but Punk, Benjamin, Christian, or MVP winning, all of whom I am fans of. I'll go with Benjamin here, he has to get over the hump sometime.
Tag Title Unification-I'll go with the Colons actually.
IC Title-JBL wins and retires as champ. Let's get a tournament goin!
Jericho vs. the AARP Cardmembers-Jericho wins and gets comeuppance after the match.
Taker vs. HBK-Taker wins the streak continues. If anyone breaks the streak it should be a young guy they want to be the next big thing.
Womens Clusterfuck-Gail Kim wins
Matt vs. Jeff-Jeff wins, but Matt destroys him post match to continue the feud, probably for a few more PPVs.
The War for Vickie's Favor(and the World Title!)-Cena wins, and hopefully Vickie is gone, as I'm burnt out on her role.
WWE Title-Orton wins in screwjob fashion. I'd rather he wins clean, but I can't see the All Powerful H losing clean.
WWE Title - Triple H World Title - Big Show Hardy vs. Hardy - Jeff Diva Battle Royal - Beth Phoenix Taker/HBK - Taker Tag Title - Colons (I think Miz & Morrison get split during the draft) Jericho vs. Legends - Jericho, but legends save face post-match IC Title - JBL MitB - MVP
Hardy vs. Hardy - Jeff in a show stealer. If these guys don't bust it all out in this match, when would they? Diva Battle Royal - Phoenix Taker/HBK - I would like to pick Shawn because no one else is, but I just can't. Taker wins. Tag Title - Miz & Morrison Jericho vs. the Legends - Jericho IC Title - Rey - retiring as champ has hardly ever happened. I am just glad the IC belt is on the show! MITB - Christian - Sorry Shelton, not this year. Or next year either, I am sure. WWE Title - Triple H - I think Randy gets it at Backlash. Trips is due for a big win, and has booked this one as a no brainer for a face win. World Title - Big Show, although I could care less.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
Originally posted by JustinShapiroRight, Flair vs. Ken Kennedy would've been a real Wrestlemania barnburner.
Maybe not, but "I love you; I'm sorry" was? HBK's out-and-out refusal to play the heel less than a week after his "Putting Old Yeller out of his misery" promo was? Hell, after watching the match live and also watching it on DVD, I'm still amazed that people called it match of the year of 2008. It wasn't even the best match in Orlando that weekend (which, IMHO, goes to Steen/Generico vs. Doi/Yoshino from Dragon Gate Challenge II on Friday, March 28th).
NOBODY CARES ABOUT Dragon Gate or ROH..........yet.
Orton over Triple H due to swerve
Big Show wins over Cena and Edge only for Mr. MITB to cash in and steal the title.
Morrison and Miz over The Colons. Full Bella Twins heel turn activate!
JBL over Mysterio. I don't know what the "Big moment" is though. Maybe he reveals himself as The Greater Power of AIG?
Jeff Hardy over Matt Hardy, but Matt gets revenge later. Would be neat if Lita got involved somehow........LITA GET'S INVOLVED! Costs Matt the match lifting her "Slut" status in the fans eyes.
Undertaker over HBK. Twill be awesum.
CM Punk the first Two-time MITB winner. He would be the first right or do you count Edge?
The Legends over Chris Jericho due to Mikey "The Ram" Rourke doin something funky.
EXTRAS: Hornswoggle will probably try to do stuff to the girl from the pussycat dolls, and Kid rock will declare Horny his new midget entourage person. Horny will replace the one that died on Rock's tour years ago and there will be a tearful farewell between Finlay and his son, because Finlay knows it's time to let his leprechaun son live his own life. Plus Horny will have lots and lots of of sex with Kid Rock's Groupie Rats. Exit. Sir Hornswoggle....
.....or Horny will dance with The PCD chick while Rock performs a song in a over-extended filler segment.
Triple H vs. Randy Orton, WWE Title: I think HHH retains here.
John Cena vs. Edge vs. Big Show, World Heavyweight Championship: Cena gets the belt back....oh, and he gets Vickie! Though I don't like picking two faces to win the top two matches (or most of the matches on the card, as I seem to have done).
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker: Taker's streak continues.
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy: Jeff gets his revenge.
Chris Jericho vs. Roddy Piper, Jimmy Sunka & Rick Steamboat: The legends win in a feel-good moment.
Money In The Bank Ladder Match: I'll stick with my prediction of MVP.
JBL vs. Rey Mysterio, IC Title Match: JBL wins, then retires.
The Miz & John Morrison vs. Carlito & Primo, WWE & World Tag Title Unification Lumberjack Match: Miz & Morrison, to continue their push.
25-Diva Battle Royal to crown Miss Wrestlemania: I can't guess Mae because she hasn't been announced yet....or Santino since he's technically not in it...so I'll say Beth, so she and Santino can break up.
Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you... WWE Championship: Orton's going to get the title - but not this time. If it wasn't obvious before tonight, it is now: Triple H retains and they move to set up Vince McMahon vs. Randy Orton for Backlash as a one-month stalljob before they move the title sometime afterwards. Don't expect any swerves or turns because of the shoot elements that have been incorporated into the feud. Yes, it's their usual MO, but given their kayfabe acknowledgment of Trips and Steph's marriage, they're not going to do anything that would set Trips against the McMahons in any way - and besides, that particular feud is played out anyway.
World Heavyweight Championship: I came into the evening thinking this could go to any of the three, and I came out of it thinking that John Cena has to win - or at the very least, not get pinned Sunday. Just can't imagine the alleged franchise of WWE jobbing clean at two straight WMs, especially with this one clearly favoring him as far as Booking 101 is concerned. It wouldn't surprise me to see Show or Edge (who's become sort of an afterthought in this one) win, but I'm not expecting it.
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels: The build-up - with Shawn outsmarting Undertaker at every turn - has been fresh and done its job of convincing Joe Fan that Shawn has a chance well. I, however, am not Joe Fan: Undertaker keeps the streak alive.
Money in the Bank: I honestly do not get all the picks for Christian & Shelton Benjamin. Shelton has never been given anything even remotely resembling possible main-event level attention since his brief cup of coffee with Triple H years ago, and we all know that Vince does not think highly of Christian at all and had to be prodded by numerous creative team members to even let him into the match - is that really the sign of someone who's going to win? Kane, Mark Henry, Kofi and Finlay can all be rightly discounted, which means that Punk is the only threat to the man who's been the obvious winner for months now: MVP, as the E continues to follow through on its well-reported promise of following the losing streak with a push to the moon, and who's clearly ready from both a wrestling and talking standpoint (the latter being why Shelton has no chance) to be a main-event guy.
Tag Title Unification Match: Unlike the majority, I'm hoping that this is not a permanent unification, but rather a means of building up the tag team division on both major brands so that the belts can eventually be split up again. As for who wins, there's a few reasons to go with Miz & Morrison: 1. Most of the existing tag teams are face teams, which will make feuds easier to start; 2. Miz & Morrison have more to offer from a talking standpoint; 3. I think the Bellas should be put back together, and gimmick-wise, it makes more sense for them to be heels and for Brie to pull a fast one on the Colons.
Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy: *sighs* I knew this would happen if they pulled the trigger on the Matt turn - that they'd be completely marginalized come Wrestlemania time, and so they are (and the only reason the IC title match ranks behind them is because of who the champion is). Anyways... This is reminiscent in many ways of the feud between Eddie & Chavo Guerrero right before Eddie won the WWE title, and I think it's going to play out the same way: Jeff beats Matt definitively and the feud ends. Hopefully this will be followed by them making up, Matt going face again and WWE forgetting that this ever happened so that Jeff's title reign can be done right rather than as a one month bender.
Intercontinental Championship: There's two schools of thought on this one: JBL promising he's going to win and then retire with the belt, and then living up to his promise of shocking the world by actually do it, or Rey completing JBL's humiliation in his constant efforts to be the conquering hero, followed by the crowd serenading JBL off with a well deserved "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye" chant. I overwhelmingly prefer the latter, but given JBL's history of getting Wrestlemania wins he doesn't deserve (see: 2006 against Benoit, last year against Finlay) and the fact that Booking 101 favors him, I'll reluctantly go with JBL retaining... for now, anyway. This is the one I'll be looking for a good excuse to change all week.
Chris Jericho vs. Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky Steamboat: *sighs* After months of awesomeness, to see Jericho get the business end of a spiked dildo once again as far as WM is concerned is maddeningly aggravating. And they better not compound it by having him job to any of these has-beens (and before you disparage me for that comment, let me be clear: if Steamboat could still go, he would have done it by now). The booking (to me) is obvious: Jericho disposes of the legends one-by-one, knocks Ric Flair down, dares Mickey Rourke to bring it on, and then Mickey Rourke reveals the trump card - glass shatters, KICK WHAM STUNNER, beer me beer me.
25-Diva Battle Royal: My original thought with this was to play it for laughs by having Mae Young win - you know Vince wants to do it in his sick and depraved mind, and plus, she'd be exactly like the Iron Sheik was eight years ago as far as her (in)ability to take an over-the-top-rope bump. After seeing how much the current Divas (rather than a full lineup of Divas from past and present) are dominating affairs, I figured it's better to go with someone current, and Beth Phoenix makes the most sense given the work they've been pumping into this storyline with Santino embracing his inner femme lately (unless, of course, they actually figure out a way around Vickie Guerrero's dictates and actually book Santino in drag to win - but I doubt it).
So in sum:
Triple H John Cena Undertaker MVP Miz & Morrison Jeff Hardy JBL Chris Jericho Beth Phoenix
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
JBL retains over Rey, then retires as IC Champion Carlito and Primo unify the tag team titles Maryse becomes Miss WrestleMania Jericho beats the Legends, feels pretty good about himself, then gets Austin 316ed. Matt beats Jeff (I think he needs the win more. Matt, though older, is the Owen Hart in this feud.) Christian wins Money in the Bank John Cena wins the World Title, doesn't win Vickie's heart Randy Orton wins the WWE Title (Steph turns, of course. I've been flogging that theory for months.) Undertaker beats Shawn Michaels
WWE Title - Triple H World Title - Edge Hardy vs. Hardy - Jeff Diva Battle Royal - Kelly Kelly Taker/HBK - Taker Tag Title - Miz & Morrison Jericho vs. Legends - Steamboat wins for the old guys IC Title - JBL MitB - Christian or Kane
WWE Title: Orton wins the title. HHH will be too focused on beating the living crap out of Orton, leading to a fluke pinfall for the belt, but a savage beating of the new champ afterwards.
World Heaveyweight Championship: Cena wins. I'd really love for Edge to retain, but only if he can somehow escape all the Vicki nonsense.
MitB Ladder Match: My heart says Christian, but I agree that it's probably too soon for WWE to put that much faith in him. So, I, too, will be going with MVP.
Hardy vs. Hardy - Jeff wins. Matt wins, because otherwise the whole thing is pointless and he's a joke. Matt needs more of a heel persona than "I hate my brother", though. It's weird to me that, after he was so good as Version 1.0, he's been so bland in this feud.
Undertaker vs. HBK - Taker will win, but it should be match of the night, as the guy who gives one of the best beatings beats up the guy who takes them the best. Plenty of overselling, blood and intensity.
Miz 'n' Morrison vs. The Colons - Tag Team Title Unification - Miz and Morrison have very much been WWE's golden boys for the last year, and I don't see that changing here.
Jericho vs. Legends - Jericho, with him getting his come-uppance postmatch. Sadly, he'll probably be forced to cheat to beat some of the old men, which is kind of ridiculous.
"Miss Wrestlemania" Battle Royale - I'll pick Beth to win, only for it to make Santino jealous and have him throw a hissy fit, leading to him coaching Rosa into taking her down. Trish and Lita will show up and eliminate each other. I'd love for Chyna to show up, just so she and Beth can have a big showdown. Won't happen, but it'd be cool.
Rey/JBL - Rey wins in a quick squash, humiliating JBL and forcing him to retire in shame. He'll blame it on a career-ending injury and take a slot at the Smackdown desk again.
"Never piss off a hawk with a blowgun" - Conan O'Brien
World Heavyweight Title Match: Edge WWE Title Match: Triple H Intercontinental Title Match: JBL HBK vs. Undertaker: Undertaker Hardy vs. Hardy: Jeff Hardy Ms. Wrestlemania Battle Royale: Beth Phoenix Tag Team Title Unification Match: Miz & Morrison Jericho vs. Legends: Legends Money In The Bank Match: MVP
OPENING THURSDAY NIGHT NFL RECAP Buffalo lives for close games these days, even if they take multi-TD leads into the 4th quarter. Neither of these teams are any good, which is a bit disheartening, considering I had the Dolphins as a sleeper team.