WWE Fatal 4 Way Predictions: The Viper Strikes Gold

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IIJune 20, 2010

HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 21:  Wrestler Randy Orton arrives at the WWE's SummerSlam Kickoff Party at H-Wood Club on August 21, 2009 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Here we are on the first pay per view stop on the road to Summerslam, Fatal 4-Way in Long Island's Nassau Coliseum.

This will be the first ever Fatal 4-Way pay per view, on a long list of new events WWE has introduced this year.  Next month, another new PPV will debut, Money in the Bank.

I will first start off with the US Championship matchup between R-Truth and The Miz.

I have got to put my money on The Miz finding some way to keep the US Championship.

Next up, we have the intercontinental matchup between the current champion, Kofi Kingston and his opponent, former champion, Drew McIntyre.

Based on McIntyre's run lately and how insane his character has become, I have got to say that he will win back the IC strap tonight.

One thing I would like to mention, does the US title and IC title have much popularity anymore?  Something about it bugs me.  I remember back in the early '90s when the IC strap seemed like it had more importance, but now it doesn't feel that way to me.

Alright, on to the women's fatal four-way match for the Divas Championship.  Eve will defend her gold against Maryse, Alicia Fox, and Gail Kim.   One thing I am certain of in my beliefs is that Eve won't walk out as champion.  The question for me is which diva will win the belt?

I want to say Maryse because I am a big fan, but that would be a homer pick.  I want to go with my gut and say that Gail Kim deserves the belt.  I am going to have to say Alicia Fox will win this belt with one of her big leg kicks while the two other opponents are out of the ring.  New champ, Alicia Fox.

Now, onto the only reason this pay per view may be purchased by fans tonight, the main events.

First, we have the world heavyweight champion Jack Swagger putting his gold on the line against Rey Mysterio, Big Show and CM Punk.

With Big Show's stand against Kane on Smackdown, it seems that he has a lot of momentum headed into the event, but don't think for one second that Kane won't get involved in this match, cause he most likely will.

I strongly feel that CM Punk will cash in on Kane's outside interference and become the new world heavyweight champion.  I want Swagger to retain to help build his character, but I doubt that will happen.  I hated the fact that Swagger won the belt at first, but now I wish he would keep it all the way up to WrestleMania 27 next year.  I'm going with Punk bringing the gold to SES.

Now, the WWE Championship match, John Cena defends his title against Randy Orton, Edge, and Sheamus.

This is going to be a real good match with a lot of near pinfalls.  Just when you think the match is over, it won't be.  I can see this match being a nominee for match of the year at next year's Slammy Awards show.  I know the pay per view hasn't even started and the match hasn't even happened yet, but I have a good gut feeling about this one.

I want to say that John Cena will retain, but I just think this is going to be one of those nights that changes the foundation of both shows.  Now, who is going to win?  Sheamus has been hell bent on winning back the title, as has the returning Edge.

However, I think this night belongs to the viper, Randy Orton. I will be his sixth WWE championship, and seventh major championship overall if you include his world heavyweight championship reign.

Orton lost the title back on Oct. 25, 2009 at Bragging Rights against John Cena in an anything goes iron man match.

Tonight, the viper strikes gold.