Saturday, December 15, 2007

W.W.E. Armageddon Predictions

Armageddon predictions:
W.W.E. Champ Randy Orton defends strap vs. Chris Jericho
The Jericho return was hyped and hyped some more, thus many people naturally were expecting too much and are now disappointed with it. I think putting Y2J in a main event may have come too soon. If Jericho loses I don’t know where he goes next, because of the Triple H-Jeff Hardy stipulation – Jericho would not get a rematch at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in January. For some reason, I think this match will end in a screwjob, possibly due to outside interference by JBL.
Bottom Line: Orton retains, but not cleanly.

Triple Threat Match featuring World Champ Batista, Edge, and The Undertaker
The Undertaker was slated to have a long championship reign before his injury back in the spring. Should be a real good match and I expect Edge to get knocked around pretty good by ‘Taker and Batista.
Bottom Line: The “dead man” will rise to take the belt once more.

Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H
Hardy’s Intercontinental Championship is not on the line, but what is at stake is a chance to face the W.W.E. Champ at the Royal Rumble in January. Hardy continues to get more and more popular, but is he main event material? At the Royal Rumble, yes. Because, the Royal Rumble match itself is really the main event, so having a Hardy-Orton match – or Hardy-Jericho confrontation, does not put too much pressure on that particular bout to be the seller.
Bottom Line: Somehow, someway, I think Hardy wins.

ECW Champ CM Punk & Kane vs. Big Daddy V & Mark Henry
I would love to see Kane turn on CM Punk, only because Kane has been floundering for a number of years now. Making Kane a heel would rejuvenate his career and would also make for some real good matches between CM Punk and "The Big Red Machine"Kane.
Bottom Line: At some point in the match, Kane, Big Daddy and Mark Henry will demolish Punk.

Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Kennedy
Kennedy is trying to regain the momentum he had before the Signature Pharmacy suspension. Michaels always elevates his competition, hence the well-deserved moniker “the showstopper.” Bottom Line: Michaels wins but gets knocked around after the match by Mr. Kennedy, thus continuing the feud.
Finlay vs. The Great Khali
I’d much rather see one of the two tag team champions on the show than this match. Khali is just awful. Thankfully, his reign as World Champ was a short one because it has got to be the worst in the history of pro wrestling.
Bottom Line: Horsnwoggle (pictured above helping an injured Finlay) will somehow distract Khali allowing Finlay to get the win via pinfall.

Mickie James vs. Beth Phoenix
This one will go no more than five minutes and the only way I see Phoenix dropping the Women’s Championship is if she then regains it Monday Night on Raw.
Bottom Line: Phoenix wins convincingly.

U.S. Champ MVP vs. Rey Mysterio
I watched a match recently on WWE 24/7 between Mysterio and the late Eddie Guerrero that was a five-star bout in my opinion. That match took place at least eight years ago and although Mysterio is still exciting, his added weight slightly limits his high-flying ability compared to the old days. M.V.P. has the potential to transcend the industry because his talent is that good! If I get the pay-per-view, this is the match I would look the most forward to seeing. Mysterio draws huge numbers on Friday Night Smackdown from the Hispanic population; putting a title around his waist would only elevate him further.
Bottom Line: I look for there to be a new U.S. Champ at the conclusion of this one.

I'll post the results to the card on Monday at some point and we can compare how the show went with my predictions.

Armageddon airs on pay-per-view tomorrow night at 8 p.m.


Anonymous said...

i truly think that taker will ko batista but edge will steal the win with a roll up or a chair shot and edge will retain untill wrestlemania and lose to taker then taker will retire

Sean G. Kilkelly said...

Makes sense to me. I've read that injuries, age, and the constant wear and tear have really caught up to The Undertaker this year. I would then have to ask if Vince McMahon would have two heel champs in Orton and Edge? Whatever the outcome, thanks for stopping should be a real good match!