Hard Knocks Week One: Raw Preview

Sherard QuowContributor IApril 20, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08:  Actor and former wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson arrives at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Hello, and welcome to Hard Knocks Week One: Raw Preview.

I will be previewing Raw tonight and give my thoughts on what should and should not happen in these matches:

Batista vs. Chavo Guerrero

I hope Chavo does not waste our precious airtime running around the ring from Batista. That's what should not happen in this match.

What should happen in this match is Batista beating Chavo with a Powerbomb and just getting the easy win. I just don't see myself wasting my time typing on this match.

Kane vs. C.M. Punk

I hope this match has some potential in it, as Kane seems to consistently be a heel now instead of switching back and forth from face to heel every week.

Kane shouldn't try to use his athletic game, because C.M. Punk will soon make him feel tired running in the ring and out. Instead, Kane should use his power game. 

If he does, he should win over C.M. Punk—but this is entertainment, so anything can happen.  My choice is Kane.

Melina vs. Beth Phoenix

Man, I only hope Santina Marella, or Santano Marella, or Santino Marell...oh, it doesn't matter what his name or personality or gender is!  I just hope he doesn't come out with Beth tonight.

Melina and Beth have been fighting each other for months now, and maybe there should be a feud between the two. But I just don't feel like talking about this match since the quality of women's wrestling has gone down these days.

Not to say that they can't wrestle or anything, but I see a regular three-minute match. My winner of this match is Melina.

John Cena vs. Chris Jericho

This match has the potential to be entertaining, and even turn into a storyline—but John Cena is already deep in another one.

But as always, Cena will be walking down the ramp screaming with all his pumped up, overexaggerated theatrics. Then Chris Jericho will walk down the ramp with his cocky, boring walk, and his little grin on his face.

What I want to see is some back and forth action between these two—not some unentertaining match. What I don't want to see is a distraction. But as much as I don't want it to happen, chances are, it will—and it is likely going to come from Edge. 

I feel the winner is going to be John Cena.

Big Show vs. Rey Mysterio

This match has little potential, so I'm keeping it short. Rey Mysterio is way smaller than the Big Show—but do not underestimate his size. But I think the Big Show is going to use his power game and knock him out with a punch. My winner is the Big Show.

Triple H vs. Randy Orton, No Disqualification Match

I think this match could be worse than the other one at Wrestlemania. But that's my opinion.

It seems like these two have been fighting for years. Triple H looks old, and I think he feels old.  On the other hand, every time Randy Orton steps into the ring with him, he looks kind of constipated, nervous, and evil at the same time. Maybe that's why he hasn't done his pose lately.

I think this match can be better if they go back and forth with the action. And I also think they are both going to bring all the weapons early and try to beat each other with them—wait, what am I saying, of course there going to do that.

This can be a good 15- to 20-minute match if everything goes right. The winner will be Triple H.

Whew, what an article. I hope these predictions are right. From the Hard Knock Boy Sherard Quow, peace.