Summerslam 2009: My Thoughts, Previews, and Predictions

Matthew HesterSenior Writer IAugust 21, 2009

Hello everyone.  As always, I would like to thank all of you once again for joining me today.

Well it’s almost at the end of August and the days are hot and muggy. August also means a couple other things also. For starters school starts soon for all the kiddies out there. It also means that it's time for Summerslam.

Over the last few months I have been complaining about the same championship matches. Well it looks like my cries have gone un-heard again. I will spare everyone the complaining this month.

I have to admit that Summerslam looks like a pretty solid card. The only match that probably shouldn’t be on the card is Kane vs. Khali. I would have much rather seen Kofi defend his title against someone.

It would have also been nice to see the women’s titles defendedI guess that would be asking for too much though!

All in all though it should be a solid night of action, we get to see Ziggler tested in his first big PPV. It should be interesting to see if he can step up to the plate and hit one out of the park. We also get to see the grand return of DX.

If you go by the listing on the WWE website it has that as the main event. No offense to the fans of DX, but there is no reason why that match should be above a TLC match and Cena vs. Orton. It should be right below the championship matches at the most.

It’s now time for me to stop babbling and give you my thoughts and previews for the PPV. I have to say this year I am doing very well. I am hitting over 70% on my predictions every month.

Without any further delay here are my picks for this upcoming Summerslam.


Jack Swagger vs. MVP

I really think the WWE dropped the ball on this feud. This one started a while back when Swagger was on the MVP lounge. The following week they had Swagger destroy MVP on raw. Then they kind of forgot about this feud.

Then a couple of weeks ago, they brought it back up out of nowhere. MVP took the second match via DQ, but they really made MVP look weak in the process. He won it because Swagger was beating him down in the corner and wouldn’t stop hitting him.

This feud could have been something really entertaining. Instead it’s a filler match at the bottom of the card. I’m sure this will be a good match though, both men are more than capable in the ring.

I can see this match going 15 minutes or so. In the end though I like Swagger to pick up the win, he will be in the process of a monster push soon. I would prefer to see MVP win but I just don’t see it happening.

Winner by pin fall Jack Swagger.


The Great Khali vs. Kane

I don’t know how this match even made the card to be honest with you. No one really cares about the Great Khali. I am also pretty sure these two have gone at it before at a PPV. If I remember correctly the match was lousy.

I also can’t figure out for the life of me why Kane has all of a sudden become a coward. I’m sure there will be some goofy reason given to us as to why: I would be lying though if I said I cared much. Either way I would be surprised if this match turned out decent.

I don’t see this match going more than ten minutes. I am not sure who will win, but since I have to pick someone I will go with the Great Khali.

Winner by Pin fall the Great Khali.

The Big Show and Chris Jericho vs. Cryme Tyme for the Tag titles

I don’t know why but I can’t seem to put my finger on this match. This was supposed to be Edge and Jericho but we all know what happened with that. I was thrown off guard when they announced that Big Show would take Edge's place.

It is such an odd pair for these two to be together. I was also surprised that it was Cryme Tyme who they would end up fighting at Summerslam. This is probably Cryme Tyme's biggest match in their careers.

I think this should be a good match over all. It would have been a whole lot better if Edge was still involved. I guess that is just how the cookie crumbles though.

I don’t know why but I have a funny feeling that Cryme Tyme picks up the win. My gut tells me that Jericho and show retain, but the funny voice in my head says Cryme time is the victor in this one. I guess we will find out this Sunday.

Cryme Tyme wins and becomes the new champs.

Christian vs. William Regal for the ECW championship

I am going to go on the record here and say that I really really really want Regal to win this one. Regal picking up a heavyweight title before he retires could do wonders for his career. With all that said though I think it is unlikely that it will happen.

Regal came out of nowhere and became the number one contender. I got the feeling that they didn’t know how to book this match, so they just made him the guy to wrestle Christian. As far as the action goes, I’m sure these two will put on a great match.

They are both sound ring grapplers and both have been around for a long time. I think this one should go a solid 15 to 20 minutes and the action will be up to snuff. I could be wrong but I don’t see Christian dropping the belt at Summerslam.

William regal gets besmirched and Christian wins this one by pin fall.


Rey Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler for the IC title

I am probably most excited for this match. It will be interesting to see how Dolph performs on one of WWE’s biggest PPV’s. He is in the big leagues now and I just hope that he is up to task.

The WWE has done a good job building up this feud so far. I don’t think it will end after Summerslam to be honest with you. I have a feeling this feud will go on for at least one more month.

We know what Mysterio brings to the table as far as ring work. I must admit that I was wrong about Dolph Ziggler: he made some major improvements in a very short time. I will be very interested to see how he does in this match.

I think this match could easily go 20 to 30 minutes when all is said and done. Both men should do their parts to keep the fans going in this one. I think it is Dolph's time to shine at summer slam.

Winner and new champ Dolph Ziggler.


Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk in a TLC match for the title

I am a man of my word so you won't hear one complaint from me about this one.

It’s a TLC match so this should be good no matter who is in it. We will see bodies mangled and beaten in this one. This match will probably go at least 20 minutes if not more.

There are lots of reports that Jeff Hardy will be going away for a while. I have also read reports that Hardy is not going anywhere. I am going to side with the group that says that he is not going anywhere.

I say this for a couple of reasons. For starts God doesn’t love me enough to make Jeff Hardy go away. I also think that the WWE is going to push another Bro vs. Bro match with these two. This time the title will be involved in the picture.

Matt's face turn is complete BS, I think he will get involved and help is brother win this one. I then see Matt pulling the double-cross on Jeff after the match is over with. I could be wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time, and this is just how I feel things will pan out.

Jeff Hardy wins.


Randy Orton Vs John Cena for the WWE title

I couldn't care less who wins this match.

In protest of having to see this match for the umpteeth time I will only pick a winner.

Cena wins by pin fall.


DX vs. Legacy

As I said before I’m not really sure why this is the main event, I hope it isn’t but I have a funny feeling that it is. I know that all the HBK and HHH fans are stoked for this one. I won’t rain on your parade DX is back.

I’m sure this will be a decent match when all is said and done. I just hope they do the right thing and put Legacy over at Summerslam. They can always have DX beat them on raw the next night.

We all should know by now what to expect from Legacy. They are a solid team that should have no trouble holding up their end of the bargain. The same can be said for DX. This is now their 1000th reunion so I’m sure there won’t be any ring rust between the two.

I say this one goes around 20 minutes with lots of near falls. It should be a classic back and forth contest between both teams. I am going to say the WWE does the right thing and puts over Legacy.

Winner by pin fall Legacy.


I would like to thank all of you again for spending some time with me today.

As always, have a safe and blessed day.


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