CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
GSM: I loved this rivalry when it was over the "Best in the World" title on the road to WrestleMania 28, but it's been mildly un-entertaining from that point forward when it focused more around CM Punk's family. Chris Jericho has looked weaker than ever since he returned, and having him lose him will make his comeback lose all purpose. Nonetheless, I see Punk retaining in his hometown following a fun brawl in the crowd to put an end to this feud, maybe with the inclusion of his family as well.
SiD: After a grueling match at the biggest event of them all, CM Punk finds himself in the same situation again, as he faces his nemesis, Jericho, in a Chicago Street Fight. After weeks of alcohol pouring, and bottles being smashed to the head, we've finally got ourselves a match to crown the rightful winner for the championship.
My prediction will be that Chris Jericho wins the WWE Title. Punk had his moment at WrestleMania, and now it's Jericho's turn to shine at the top with the belt, and after the match, celebrate with a drink.
Scaccia: This storyline has been built perfectly. Jericho has insulted every aspect of Punk’s life and has made this a personal battle. Punk has not backed down from Jericho and has challenged his accusations time and again. With this being a Chicago Street Fight, and the match taking place in Punk’s hometown, you would think I would pick Punk to win here.
Well, you would be wrong. Jericho returned to take back his role as ‘the best in the world.” If he loses to Punk again, there is no way the WWE can make him still seem threatening to Punk. Jericho would simply be forced to accept the fact that Punk is better than him. Jericho will not lose this match. If he does, then what was the purpose of his return?
Massey: What better way to keep this storyline going than to have Punk losing in his hometown? In front of his family, friends and adoring fans, Jericho will embarrass the Straight Edge superstar and this rivalry can culminate in a match at No Way Out.
This match is likely to steal the show, but I’m a bit annoyed that it’s a Chicago Street Fight because I don’t think these men need weapons to help or amplify their performance. There is enough raw emotion heading into this match that the use of weapons, if overly done, could be a detriment to the match.
Jericho will win, but I believe that something dodgy will happen in the match to allow this. It will be the first step into making tomorrow night’s Raw one hell of a show, as the people who win tonight will be the people to usher in a change in the WWE. Jericho is one of these people. With Jericho as WWE Champion again, the WWE would have an entirely different feel, and Punk would get his rematch. A bold prediction, seeing as Extreme Rules is in Chicago, but one I am going to stick by.
Overall Consensus: Punk 1, Jericho 3