Sheamus vs. Mark Henry: This match is very intriguing. With Sheamus possibly becoming a “Batista”-like face, he’d be the perfect combatant for the rejuvenated Mark Henry. The two have gone back and forth since Sheamus turned face and I’m very interested in the outcome of this match. My prediction is a double disqualification or count-out.
Kelly Kelly vs Beth Phoenix: Finally, the real Glamazon is back and I couldn’t be happier. I wholeheartedly agree with Beth’s words, the era of the “model”-like Divas is over. The Championship has been controlled by Michelle McCool for the last three years.
With Mickie James, Lita, and Trish Stratus gone, I was very displeased with the Division as a whole. It seems as if things may be turning around. In the end, Beth Phoenix will become the Divas Champion.
Christian vs Randy Orton: What can I say about this match-up that hasn’t already been said? It has been overdone. From Over the Limit to Money in the Bank, Randy Orton vs. Christian has completely repelled the interest I had in the feud. While I am happy to see Christian living his dream, I can’t bring myself to be interested in this match.
Yes, it’s a No Holds Barred match but we’re still living in the PG Era. Besides a pair of RKOs on the announce table, I doubt we’ll see anything too hardcore in this match. That being said, Orton is fresh out of challengers while Christian has Sheamus. Because of this, Christian wins.
Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett: Daniel Bryan will defeat Wade Barrett. Did you watch SmackDown? The Submission specialist tapped out to Alberto Del Rio cleanly? This is questionable booking on WWE’s side. The American Dragon needs momentum as the MITB winner and Barrett will fall victim to the Dragon’s bite.
CM Punk vs John Cena: Whether SummerSlam 2011 succeeds or fails rests on the shoulders of this match. Simply put, Cena/Punk is SummerSlam as none of the other matches have garnered any attention. John Cena and CM Punk put on a wrestling clinic at WWE Money in the Bank and I expect the same this Sunday. Like their previous match, this one has heavy stakes and an added twist.
This is for the WWE Championship and the personal animosity between the two has certainly made this match must-see. Punk has played his role to perfection by incorporating real life events into this feud. On the other hand, without John Cena, this angle is nothing.
Before RAW, I didn’t have a clue who would win this match. After Triple H inserted himself in as the referee, I figured Mr. H’s would screw CM Punk out of the WWE Championship, in turn, allowing Cena to feud with Del Rio and sparking a feud between Punk and himself. However, Punk mentioned the “fixed” end before RAW went off air so I’m clueless.
If I were to decide, I’d say Punk wins clean.
Wade Barrett vs. Daniel Bryan: This match has the potential to be a show stealer, if it’s given enough time.
This is Barrett’s first real feud since losing his Intercontinental Championship to Ezekiel Jackson, which was very weak. So obviously, Barrett really needs to win this to pick up some much-needed momentum. Daniel Bryan won the SmackDown Money In The Bank briefcase out of nowhere, and is now looking to be in the position to main event WrestleMania.
I think that if the WWE is serious about Bryan’s push, and really is going to have him cash in his contract, then he will win this match.
Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly: Believe it or not, the WWE is actually churning out an important Divas bout on pay-per-view. Basically, this match determines the future of the division.
If Kelly Kelly wins, we are headed for more of the same that we’ve watched over the past couple years. But if Beth Phoenix wins, we may finally see the Divas become somewhat relevant again.
It seems as if they are going full steam ahead with Phoenix’s push, so I’ll predict her as the victor and new Divas Champion.
Sheamus vs. Mark Henry: It would appear that the winner of this match will be the next challenger for the World Heavyweight Championship. So, we will probably know the outcome of the world title match (assuming it goes on after this one) by who wins this one.
Both guys are being pushed as monsters, with Henry as a heel and Sheamus as a newly turned face.
I see Sheamus winning, and going on to challenge Christian for the world title at Night of Champions.
Christian vs. Randy Orton: This is the fifth and likely final encounter between Christian and Randy Orton.
The two have battled over the “holy grail of the WWE” all summer long, in something that may just get a WWE Flashbacks from me sooner rather than later. Great matches and great exchanges on the microphone have submitted this as the second best feud of the year, only overshadowed by CM Punk and John Cena.
I would like to think Sheamus taking on Christian is a much more attractive option than Mark Henry against Randy Orton. I think we’ll see Christian win and move onto a match with the Celtic Warrior, while Orton either takes on Mark Henry or Cody Rhodes.
CM Punk vs. John Cena: I read between the lines of the contract signing and predicted the outcome of this match in an earlier article, so I won’t rehash everything here. I believe we are going to see Triple H screw CM Punk, Cena win and seal the deal by shaking hands with the COO after the match, turning both men heel.
This may seem a little far-fetched, but John Cena has been on top for a while now, and CM Punk is just ripe to become the top face in the company.
I would state my predictions here but I’ll be cheap and promote my article where I go into more detail about Summerslam along with my predictions for the matches.
Read my predictions by clicking this link: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/716079-wwe-summerslam-13-questions-heading-into-the-biggest-party-of-the-summer
I did predict all 4 but Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett was yet to be announced so I’m going to predict it here: Bryan wins. He needs the momentum more than Barrett because he has the Money in the Bank contract and needs to build himself up before cashing in to be credible enough as a possible champion.
Wade Barrett beats D-Bryan. I think their rivalry will continue into next pay-per-view and that match will be for Bryan’s MITB briefcase.
Sheamus beats Mark Henry. You’d think that whoever wins this would be next in line for a World title shot. Since I think a heel will be World Champion, I’m picking Sheamus to win here.
I expect Kelly to win so then maybe Beth and Natalya can feud with Kelly and Eve.
With Christian’s latest surprise for his match this Sunday, I give him the ‘Edge’ in this match. Being a person or a thing, Christian has something in store for Orton.
This is a tough call. Almost everyone in the IWC is saying CM Punk. For the sake of their storyline, I have to say CM Punk too. If Cena wins then everything would be the same again. Boring.
Orton over Christian
Beth over Kelly
Sheamus over Mark Henry fella
Daniel Bryan over Wade Barrett
CM Punk over John Cena