Smackdown was surprisingly mediocre this past Friday... which is weird since they usually give a better effort than RAW.
MVP pinning Jack Swagger?
Matt Hardy vs Drew McIntyre for the 15th time in the last few months?
Rey Mysterio pinning Dolph Ziggler DESPITE being distracted by Kane?
Don't really like the booking but what can ya do? We're just fans. Anyway... onto Summerslam! LGKers that will be at Staples Center tomorrow? Dexter, KingsRock20, Matt Young, Watti, and yours truly. Any other LGKers going?
WWE Summerslam PPV Predictions
Pretty poor buildup to the PPV outside the 3 big matches. LOTS of midcard/main event wrestlers don't even have a match which unfortunately makes the WWE look pretty stupid...
Let's see who doesn't have a match shall we?
Christian, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, Matt Hardy, Dashing Cody Rhodes, MVP, Evan Bourne, & Ted DiBiase.
Mark Henry and The Great Khali are "injured" so they aren't going to be around in case you wanted to include them in the list.
I don't know about you but I personally hope there is some kind of filler battle royal or something just to let them work a PPV match. Anyway, time to start with the predictions.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Champion) w/Vickie Guerrero vs Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston has recently shown his "nasty" side. Not in a heel way but in a "I can be crazy" kind of way... which is interesting. Dolph Ziggler has waited a WHOLE year to win the IC belt (no thanks to Rey Mysterio), which is why I don't see him dropping it so soon. I think Dolph Ziggler will win with his sleeper hold submission or a rollup. Then Kofi Kingston can go bananas on Dolph Ziggler to fire up the crowd.
My Prediction: Dolph Ziggler retains his IC Title.
WWE Divas Championship Match: Alicia Fox (Divas Champion) vs Melina
WWE is high on Alicia Fox. Melina comes back and immediately gets thrown in the title picture. All signs point to Melina winning the Divas Championship but since she got the best of Alicia Fox last Monday night... I think Alicia Fox will win this match so their feud can continue.
My Prediction: Alicia Fox retains the Divas Championship by cheating somehow.
Big Show vs Straight Edge Society - CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Joey Mercury w/Serena
Handicap Match? That only means one thing... Luke Gallows and Joey Mercury are going to get thrown around like rag dolls. Pretty sure CM Punk hasn't fully healed from his surgery yet, which is why this is a Handicap Match. Also on Smackdown, Todd Grisham mentioned that they don't need to tag in and out. IT's all 3 men in the ring at once.
Can you believe it though? Last year CM Punk was the main event at Summerslam. I'm not saying he's not a main-eventer anymore because I love what hes doing with the SES. It just makes you think... one year makes a huge difference.
Back to the match... if Big Show wins, there is no way CM Punk gets pinned. It can go two ways here... Big Show wins and Punk gets pissed at the SES for failing him or CM Punk pins the Big Show by himself and will say he doesn't need the SES anymore and will go solo again. I'll go with Punk winning.
My Prediction: CM Punk wins with the Anaconda Vice submission.
WWE Championship Match: Sheamus (WWE Champion) vs Randy Orton
There is a stipulation that if Orton loses to Sheamus, he cannot challenge him for the title again and needs to go to the "back of the line". Also, no one can interfere in the match because if they do, they're suspended indefinitely.
So... as much as I would like to see Sheamus retain his title (because he needs a longer title run), he won't because there is no way Orton isn't going to get a rematch. I also can't recall the last time Randy Orton won a championship as a face. He is WAY over and will probably get one of the biggest pops at Staples Center. Hopefully it's a good match!
My Prediction: Randy Orton wins the WWE Championship after an RKO.
Now the BIG question. Is The Miz going to cash in his MITB Contract? I would be insanely happy for him if he cashed it in and won the WWE Title, but I have huge fears that he might be the first person to fail to cash in the contract also. Whether or not he cashes it in will most likely play a big part in the Team Cena vs Team Nexus match.
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Kane (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio will be over with the crowd. Thank goodness he isn't winning this match. Kane is going to win the match, probably "injure" Mysterio and then Undertaker comes out for the save. They've been building up Undertaker vs Kane the whole time. Kane worked his way to to the top by putting Undertaker in a "vegetative state". No way these two brothers feud without the World Heavyweight Championship on the line.
Oh yeah, expect a casket to be in play...
My Prediction: Kane after a Tombstone.
Elimination Tag Team Match: Team WWE - John Cena, Bret Hart, Edge, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, R-Truth & Mystery Partner vs Nexus - Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Skip Sheffield, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, & Darren Young
If The Miz cashed in the MITB and is the new WWE Champion, then he will probably be the 7th member. If he did not cash it in or fail to then I don't think he'll be the 7th member.
I think Nexus will get a few eliminations early to establish them as "unbeatable". Obviously, the first ones to get pinned on Team WWE will be R-Truth and John Morrison. I can see Darren Young, Heath Slater, and David Otunga getting eliminated later as well.
If anything, I think the 7th member isn't going to come out until Cena and Bret Hart are the remaining ones. This is the best part of the PPV, we don't know who the hell its going to be. HHH? Daniel Bryan? The Miz? Hell, maybe The Great Khali will "fight against all the injuries he sustained" and come back to clean house.
But I'm going to stick with my prediction and say that Nexus wins. The 7th mystery member will turn on Cena and get him pinned. Hell, Bret Hart can turn heel and get Cena pinned. If that doesn't happen, then I sure hope Cena turns heel and screws his team over.
Bottom line... Nexus isn't going to win cleanly. I'll be damn surprised if they do (and that might in fact make them look EXTREMELY good).
My Predction: Team Nexus will survive. Especially Wade Barrett.
Well, that's all I got! Hope you guys read them before seeing the PPV.