Okay folks, I know this is my first entry in a while but I am here, by request, to analyze the Randy Orton versus Shane McMahon No Holds Barred match at No Way Out.
Randy Orton has really gotten under the McMahon family's skin as of late. First there was punting Vince in the head the night of his return, and then last week attempting to punt Stephanie backstage. Luckily for her, Shane O' was there to take the blow.
However, this past week on RAW Shane got the last laugh, coming to the aid of The Undertaker against the onslaught of Orton, Ted DiBiase, and Cody Rhodes. Then he sent a message to the Legend Killer himself, going coast to coast with a trash can on Ted DiBiase, one of Orton's partners in crime.
This match really sparks my interest because from so far on RAW, the interaction between these two has been stellar, and definitely the hottest thing on RAW going right now. Also, whenever you combine Shane McMahon with any kind of no disqualification match, you're bound to get something special. Think back to 2003 in his rivalry with Kane, which lead to an Ambulance Match at Survivor Series, and a classic. And who could forget his leap of faith from the top of the titantron in 2001? Not me.
On the other side is Randy Orton. Remember his match at Backlash 2004 with Cactus Jack? If you don't, I highly suggest you watch it before this Sunday. Cactus put Randy through 10,000 razor sharp thumbtacks, and even threw him off the stage to the floor; however, it was the Legend Killer who came out victorious.
So, what are my predictions for this match? Well, as we all know, Randy Orton won the 2009 Royal Rumble, and he is now guaranteed a spot in the main event of WrestleMania 25, so I don't see WWE having one half of the main event in the grandest spectacle in sports entertainment losing to a man who only wrestles once every few years.
I see this match as a possible match of the year candidate with weapons used that will make even the most hardcore fan cringe. However, I see Randy Orton winning this one with an RKO in some spectacular fashion, possibly on the announcing table or off a ladder.
So chalk this one up as a win for Randy Orton, but don't think this is the last we will see of the Orton/McMahon feud. So make sure to catch WWE No Way Out this Sunday, February 15th on Pay Per View. Don't miss The Elimination Chambers for The WWE and World Heavyweight Championship, as well as Shawn Michaels' attempt to break free of JBL's stranglehold.
It looks to be an amazing pay-per-view!