WWE Capitol Punishment: Predicting the Winners of Each Match at the Next PPV
This Sunday the WWE will debut a new PPV called Capitol Punishment, which will be held in Batista's hometown of Washington D.C.
I don't know how the PPV is going to turn out, but if it's anything like the promotional videos, prepare yourself for the worst PPV you will ever see.
Here's my prediction for every announced match.
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
I have a feeling I've seen this match before.
It's a potential show stealer, but doesn't have much build up going in.
I expect this match to be the opener and an above-average match, and I hope it sets the tone for the rest of the night.
Mysterio has nothing going on and Punk is once again the leader of a stable.
With or without the Nexus, Punk wins and both guys go their separate ways after the match.
Winner: CM Punk
Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio
I'm not sure why this is a one-on-one match, but I fully expect Kane, Brodus Clay and Ricardo Rodriguez to appear at some point.
Del Rio has been in a losing streak in PPVs since winning the Royal Rumble and has been unable to secure the WHC.
Not long ago Big Show was the Tag Team Champion with Kane.
ADR has put on great matches, but if the WWE wants to sell him to us, he also needs wins and I think he'll get one on Sunday.
Winner: Alberto del Rio
Alex Riley vs. the Miz
Apprentice vs. Mentor.
The Miz has once again a match with an NXT rookie to whom he was a Pro.
I'm not sure what to expect out of this match.
I can see it going two ways:
1) Miz beats Riley for most of the match just to lose it in the final moments.
2) Back and forth for a while, Miz cheats but is caught and Riley wins.
Personally I prefer the second option, as a beatdown would bury Riley and a clear win would be bad for The Miz.
Winner: Alex Riley (by DQ)
US Championship: Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
Almost a year ago (August 6, 2010) we saw this same match with the IC title changing hands.
Half a year ago (January 4, 2011) we saw it reversed (Ziggler as Champion), with the IC title changing hands again.
Now it is in a PPV and for the US title, but I fully expect it to change hands.
Ziggler was on the main event on SmackDown, but now he's changed shows and is once again a mid carder (upper mid card, but still mid card).
I expect an entertaining match with a heel finish and a new US Champion.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
IC Championship: Wade Barrett vs. Ezekiel Jackson
These two guys meet again with the IC title still on the line and around Barrett's waist.
I expect it to go more or less like their previous encounters with the Corre making Wade lose, but keeping the title.
However, I can see a couple possible twist to this:
a) The Corre is banned from ringside. The match goes exactly like their previous matches with one small difference: Skip Sheffield is back and is the one saving Barrett's title.
b) Some kind of no-rules match (No Holds Barred, Street Fight, No DQ, etc.). In this case the title will change hands as Jackson is nearly killed by the Corre just to pin Barrett and secure the comeback victory.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson
WHC: Randy Orton vs. Christian
Another rematch, this one for the WHC.
Christian's recent heel turn makes it interesting.
Have him lose the match and become obsessed with winning it again, thus furthering the storyline.
Winner: Randy Orton
WWE Championship: John Cena vs. R-Truth
I can't see Cena losing the title, but I can't see R-Truth losing the match either, and as a face Cena won't cheat.
What about R-Truth going nuts, relentlessly attacking Cena before the match continues outside the ring and both men are counted out?
Winner: No one (double count out)