Friday, September 05, 2008

Unforgiven Predictions

This Sunday is another W.W.E. pay-per-view: Unforgiven. The show, which emanates from Cleveland, will feature three championship scramble matches - a new concept that Pat Patterson has come up with. He, being the one that created the Royal Rumble match.

Overall, I have no idea what to expect from the trifecta of championship scramble matches. I'm not overly pumped about them, but they could be a big surprise depending on a few things. I think they should perhaps focus on the different and quirky alliances that can be born within those three matches, rather than a "Keystone cops" situation where the title changes hands every three or four minutes.

Below are the matches and some thoughts:

WWE Championship Scramble
W.W.E. Champ Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. The Brian Kendrick

Jeff Hardy lost a great deal of momentum due to his suspension and then getting moved over to Smackdown, but his time to become champ may be this Sunday. I think he will take the title, maybe that's why the wrestlers have really been stepping up the personal attacks on him during their promos. In some way, Vince McMahon could be doing it as a warning to Jeff Hardy. The other twist in all of this is that I have heard that Smackdown GM Vickie Guerrero will offer The Undertaker a match against the winner of the W.W.E. Championship scramble at the end of Unforgiven. If that's the case, then either Jeff Hardy will have a very short title reign or HHH will close the show in what has the potential to be an epic match against The Undertaker.

World Heavyweight Championship Scramble
World Champ CM Punk vs. JBL vs. Kane vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Batista
CM Punk has thus far been portrayed as the champion who finds a way to squeak by and is just barely able to hold onto his title. The same will hold true in this one, Punk walks out with the title via some sort of fluke.

ECW Championship Scramble
E.C.W. Champion Mark Henry vs. Finlay vs. The Miz vs. Matt Hardy vs. Chavo Guerrero
Mark Henry has been built on t.v. recently as unstoppable, which usually means that a loss is forthcoming. This could have been a great match if John Morrison was put in for The Miz and Evan Bourne replaced Finlay. Nonetheless, I think Matt Hardy will take home the E.C.W. title making both he and Jeff title holders.

Divas Championship Match
Michelle McCool defends title vs. Maryse
I feel bad for anyone sitting high up in the arena, because I have a hard enough time telling these two apart at home on t.v. Regardless, my expectations are very low for this one, though I would expect McCool to win.

Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho
The best feud in wrestling will write another chapter this Sunday when the two lock up in an "unsanctioned match." Michaels injured his triceps on Monday Night Raw, but not as severly as first feared. How much of an impact the injury will have on this match is anyone's guess, but I have little doubt that these two will steal the show. I think Michaels goes absolutely berserk and loses by disqualification or on some technicality. Rumors have swirled about Sid Vicious coming back to the W.W.E. and possibly being Jericho's "enforcer." Will Sid show up this Sunday?

World Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase vs. Cryme Tyme
This match has been done countless times now and never really quite well. I'd like to see Cody and DiBiase display some of that aggression that Randy Orton instilled in them on Monday night. That would further their careers, no doubt about it. Rhodes and DiBiase win this one easily.

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