Sheamus vs. John Cena - Sheamus wins it, but when Nexus comes to attack Cena again, Sheamus saves him. I think a face turn for Sheamus would be fun, even if he turns afterward...Sheamus could become a huge heel afterward. Bigger than he is now, but I think that he could be a pretty good face.
Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger: - Rey has been booked poorly as champ (no surprize there, it seems the 'E doesn't know what to do with him) so yeah, he'll lose it.
Raw MITB (Jericho, Orton, Edge, Bourne, Miz, Morrison, Henry, DiBiase): - Bourne wins. He's exciting to watch. I know he has about a snowball's chance in hell of winning it (and if he does, he screams TRANSITIONAL champion) but Vince has a heart, right? Putting the belt on Swagger was a great way to showcase new talent, and they won with that, maybe lightening can strike twice?
Smackdown MITB (Kane, Big Show, Christian, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Matt Hardy, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre): - Big Show wins, and promptly claims it That Very Night in That Very Ring against Swagger.
The Hart Dynasty vs. The Usos: - The Usos don't impress me, so I'm gonna go with the Hart Dynasty.
Alicia Fox vs. Eve Torres: - Eve Torres wins it. No idea, just a prediction.
Layla vs. Kelly Kelly: - Layla retains. LayCool are hilarious to watch, they're so much better than TNA's TBP group that they're supposedly ripping off.
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Seamus. I'm not telling you anything you don't already know, but this allows Cena to move on to the Nexus while Seamus gets a fresh feud.
Rey. I don't think he'll hold the title for long--heck, I'm not sure he'll make it through the PPV--but I don't think it goes back to Swagger. Rey manages to squeak out a win, and then (either right after or sometime in the next couple weeks) gets picked off by whoever wins the SD MITB match.
Jericho. OK, I know this is a longshot pick given how he's clearly been depushed of late. But I don't really like any of the other choices, either. Unlike with SD, I don't think they really want to test out any more guys in the ME on Raw--I think Miz may be ready but I don't think Vince thinks Miz is ready, for example. Jericho could get a fresh start by winning here, and you know he'll be gold on the mic lording it over people. So he'll hold onto it for a while, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he ends up losing it to someone else before he cashes it in anyway.
Drew. Certainly not the way I'd go, but they seem to have wanted to go this way for a while, and it fits with Swagger's climb to the top (in that neither was made to look terribly good before they won the big one).
Usos. Just to get another title change in.
Alicia Fox. She's a bit too new as a champion to predict a change here.
Sheamus vs. John Cena - Sheamus retains, too early to put it back on Cena.
Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger - Rey retains as well, same reason as above.
The Hart Dynasty vs. The Usos - The Hart Dynasty retains, The Usos are still too new and unimpressive.
Alicia Fox vs. Eve Torres - Alicia Fox retains, no reason to give it back to Eve.
Layla vs. Kelly Kelly - Tough decision here, I dislike Lay-Cool, but don't think Kelly Kelly should win either. I'll pick her to win the title out of nowhere though, kind of like Alica Fox did. I have the least confidence of this prediction of any I've made this year.
Raw Money in the Bank (Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Edge, Evan Bourne, The Miz, John Morrison, Mark Henry, Ted DiBiase) - Very tough to pick, with eight guys to choose from. I can't see Edge winning again. I want Jericho to win, so I'll go with that.
Smackdown Money in the Bank (Kane, Big Show, Christian, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Matt Hardy, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre) - Again, a difficult pick, but I'll take the long shot with Christian. I know McIntyre is likely, I just don't see him ready for the next level yet.
Since the two Money in the Bank matches are the big draws, I don't see a problem with the titles basically all staying with who already has them.
Sheamus vs. John Cena - Sheamus Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger - Swagger Raw MITB - Miz Smackdown MITB - Christian The Hart Dynasty vs. The Usos - Harts Alicia Fox vs. Eve Torres - Fox Layla vs. Kelly Kelly - Layla
Originally posted by Peter The HegemonI think Miz may be ready but I don't think Vince thinks Miz is ready, for example.
Why do you think that? Did you talk to him? Do you know the man?
No, of course not. I think that because of the way Miz has been presented thus far and because of Vince's track record of rarely pushing talent into the main event on Raw if they haven't been there before and of the types of wrestlers he had made exceptions for.
This is a prediction thread. I'm under the impression that we're *supposed* to be giving our guesses about things that we don't actually know. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
Sheamus vs. John Cena, WWE Championship, Steel Cage Match: Sheamus. Probably by some DQ-ness from the Nexus.
Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger, World Championship Match: Rey keeps it to at least give him 1 PPV win before he loses the title.
Raw Money In The Bank Ladder Match: Orton and Edge don't need this to get a title shot, they can just show up on RAW and ask for one it seems, and Jericho's not winning it with his contract up soon, so I'm going with DiBiase.
Smackdown Money In the Bank Ladder Match: Drew. I mean, he's gotta win one of these SOMETIME! Right?
The Hart Dynasty vs. The Usos, Unified Tag Title Match: The Harts have had the titles for the equivalent of 50 years compared to most title reigns in the past 10 years, so I say the Usos get it.
Alicia Fox vs. Eve Torres, Divas Championship Match: Fox keeps the title.
Layla vs. Kelly Kelly, Women's Championship Match: I really don't know which way to go here. If Layla retains, who else do they have to challenge her? But Kelly Kelly doesn't seem quite strong enough to dethrone Lay-Cool just yet. I had "preview reply" hit with Layla winning, but I only have one title change then, so I'm changing it and saying Kelly wins, and we see Lay-Cool's reaction to losing the title.
Originally posted by Tribal ProphetThe Harts have had the titles for the equivalent of 50 years compared to most title reigns in the past 10 years
The Hart Dynasty has had the titles for approximately 85 days. They only passed the Colons reign as Unified Tag Team Champions a few days ago and are still well behind Chris Jericho & Big Show, even if you don't factor in the beginning of Jericho's reign with Edge. Since they unified the belts, there haven't been any incredibly short reigns or Wacky Tag Team Partners Who Don't Get Along. The shortest reign was actually DX, just why of 2 months.
Granted, that's nowhere close to 10 years. Over the course of the last ten years, the average tag team title reign was 49 days with the longest reigning champions being the Spirit Squad at 216 days. The shortest reign of the last decade is a three way tie between The Dudley Boyz, Edge & Christian and The Rock & The Undertaker with 1 day reigns each. As far as total individual reigns go, The Hart Dynasty's current reign is ranked 17th out of 71 total reigns.
For the record, this is going off of Wikipedia's data which uses actual match dates, not air dates, so if a team won the titles on Raw and lost them the next day on the Smackdown taping, it would count as a single day reign. And thus ends the random statistical data that nobody really cares about but I was in the mood to half-assedly compile anyway.
The Harts title reign certainly SEEMS amazingly long, largely because it's incredibly boring. It's amazing how quickly those titles lost all significance, after having such a run near the top of the card last year.
Just for the heck of it:
Sheamus/Cena - Sheamus.
Rey/Swagger - Swagger. I think Rey's reign is just a blip on the radar to help Swagger get over and build his heat.
Raw MitB - Miz
Smackdown MitB - McIntyre
Harts/Usos - Harts (yawn)
Alicia/Eve - Alicia
Kelly/Layla - Layla
I just realized that, other than the Harts, I pretty much have it an all heel night, so I'm probably wrong somewhere, but I'm stickin' with it anyway.
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