SummerSlam Predictions: Things Are Heating Up
Well it is finally here, the 23rd annual WWE Summerslam.
The Staples Center is ready for this event for the second straight year.
This is one of those classic pay per views that takes be back a few years everytime it comes around.
If I am not thinking about Bret Hart winning the Intercontinental title against Mr. Perfect in 1991, I think about Undertaker vs. Undertaker in the brand new United Center in 1994.
We've seen many things during the annual Summerslam event, but we could be seeing some firsts this year.
The match card this year doesn't jump out at you and make you want to order it, but the potential for a good show is still there.
Let's take a look and break down the matches, and how I think things might play out...
Divas Championship Match: Alicia Fox (c) vs. Melina
Melina is back in action but I think it is too soon for her to get any kind of gold.. or a pinkish, sliver thing with wings.
Alicia Fox is actually growing on me and I have been enjoying watching her lately. I actually have kind of a crush on her. But, thats a different story that no one wants to hear, not even on a rainy day.
So, a close match, that doesn't last too long, I hope they use this match to help build up Fox's status in the womens division.
Winner: Alicia Fox
Big Show vs. SES (Handicap Match)
I don't know if it is just me, but this has got to be the worst match on the card.
Nothing against Big Show, but this doesn't appeal to me one bit.
I really don't know what to say about this match.
I see Big Show winning and Punk and Gallows getting in an altercation after the match that Mercury and Serena have to break up.
Winner: Big Show
Intercontinental Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
Since the first Summerslam in 1988, the Intercontinental Championship has been defended at every summer classic except for four of them.
This match is a chance to give the IC belt more importance like it had back in the early 90's.
However, due to the fact that there is two major championships now, it isn't as important as it used to be.
Dolph Ziggler is a very talented wrestler and should retain this title. I am hoping he keeps the title for a while and defends it as much as possible.
In doing this, he can build his reputation and the titles reputation at the same time.
Meanwhile, Kofi Kingston could be moving onto bigger and better things on the Smackdown brand and challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship in the near future.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Kane (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
For the first time since the 1998 King of The Ring, Kane is a world champion.
The WWE landscape has changed a lot recently, and Kane is the rare top dog on Smackdown.
What Summerslam will reveal is the fact that Kane is the one who "attacked" The Undertaker, and it will cost him his championship.
Hey, one month is better then keeping the belt for one night, right Kane?
Winner: Rey Mysterio (New Champion)
WWE Championship Match: Sheamus (c) vs. Randy Orton
The six-time champion Randy Orton looks to make it seven as he faces off against Sheamus in a rematch from the 2010 Royal Rumble earlier this year.
It has been nearly a year (October 25, 2009) since Randy Orton was champion in the WWE.
"The Viper" is hungry for gold, and so are his fans, including this one.
I think we will see him get it this time, though, I thought he was going to win it at Fatal Four Way.
Winner: Randy Orton (New Champion)
However, defeating Sheamus could be the last of Randy Orton's worries... onto the next slide...
The Miz cashes in his Money In The Bank briefcase on Orton
All seven winners of the Money In The Bank ladder match have all went on to cash in their Money In The Bank contracts for gold.
The Miz could make it a perfect eight for eight whenever he chooses to cash his shot in.
Miz has already attempted to cash in his shot twice on Raw against Sheamus, but the matches never got underway due to interference.
The last person to break up his moment, was Randy Orton, who hit Miz with an RKO on Raw on July 26.
Could the third time be the charm for the Miz when he chooses to cash in his title shot?
It took CM Punk three tries to cash in his Money In The Bank contract in 2009, so it is possible.
However, I think "The Viper" Randy Orton will be too much to handle.
Just as soon as the bell rings and Miz thinks he has a vulnerable Randy Orton to take advantage of, an RKO will be hit out of nowhere.
Still champion, Randy Orton.
Team Nexus vs. Team WWE (Tag Team Elimination Match)
I have to admit, the Nexus angle has grown on me somewhat.
I wasn't a fan of it at first, because it killed any real aspect to the NXT show and the winning of a WWE contract.
I guess reality tv can't work out on a scripted show, what was I thinking?
Anyways, onto the main event...
I don't know if Chris Jericho and Edge will coexist with Team WWE being the only heels on the team. However, I don't think it will matter.
I think there is a huge possibility for something big to happen at the end of this match... which explains the missing person.
Now, you can throw The Rock into the egg basket, but I will have to throw it right back out. I think the plans for him is being revealed as the GM eventually.
As far as the match goes... I can see John Cena being the sole surivor in Team WWE. However, I think Barrett and a member of Nexus will be remaining, making it two on one.
This is where I can see Triple H's music hitting to even the odds. Now, I am aware of his injuries as how long he has been out and how long he can remain out.
I recently wrote and article saying how he could be the mastermind behind the Nexus group, and this is the perfect moment to reveal it.
Even with injuries, Triple H can come back and get back on TV and shake things up a bit.
Getting a little physical at Summerslam couldn't hurt, and his NXT boys can do all the work on the stunned Cena as he is doublecrossed by The Game.
The Game can simply lay down for the pin and be the last member of Team WWE eliminated.
I know my predictions are far fetched and would be a miracle if they got even close to happening, but I think it is all good scenarios to make for a great show.
Winners: Team Nexus
Sole Survivor(s): Wade Barrett and Michael Tarver