This week on Raw, Stephanie McMahon announced there would be a Fatal Four Way Elimination match to determine who will face John Cena for his World Heavyweight Title. The winners of the "former champion" matches on Raw this Monday will then gain entry into the Fatal Four Way Elimination match.
The eight possible contenders for the championship are Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Batista, CM Punk, JBL, Rey Mysterio, Shawn Michaels, and Kane.
To predict who will face John Cena is not a straight forward solution as it involves numerous factors including who will be in the WrestleMania mainevent and the Royal Rumble mainevent. However after a few hours of thought I have come up with my No. 1 contender to face John Cena at the Royal Rumble.
The former champion rounds:
Shawn Michaels Vs Kane
The winner: Shawn Michaels.
Kane has been out of the championship race for some time now and i believe that is not going to change anytime soon. Shawn will beat the Big Red Machine after delivering Sweet Chin Music and getting the pin.
Rey Mysterio Vs JBL
The winner: JBL
Although JBL has showed no intent to wrestle recently he will still gain the win over Rey. The "underdog" champion story line is in my opinion a stale option and with JBL's newest employee moving through, JBL may use HBK to help him be the number one contender. JBL will win after delivering the Clothesline from Hell and getting the pin.
CM Punk Vs Chris Jericho
The Winner: Chris Jericho
CM Punk is the number one contender to the Intercontinental Championship and I believe he will win that title. However Chris is the Superstar of the Year and he is a main event wrestler whereas CM Punk is now a mid card wrestler. Chris will win by submission as CM Punk will submit to the Walls of Jericho.
Batista Vs Randy Orton
The Winner: Randy Orton
Randy Orton and the Legacy are looking like a dominant force at the moment and they are starting to remind me of Evolution. The Legacy's recent victim was Batista. Batista is questionable to start this match after he recieved an RKO and a punt from Randy last week on Raw.
Hopefully Batista will be able to wrestle but if he is to wrestle it will result in a loss. Randy will win after an interference from the Legacy in which the referee will get distracted and Randy will deliver an RKO to get the pin.
THE FATAL FOUR WAY ELIMINATION MATCH
Shawn Michaels Vs JBL Vs Chris Jericho Vs Randy Orton
The Winner: Chris Jericho
The match up will be hard fought match up. It will be interesting to see the relationship between HBK and JBL. In my opinion HBK will take on the body gaurd role and JBL and HBK will team up against Y2J and Randy Orton. HBK and JBL will start to gain control of the matchup untill an interference from the Legacy causes JBL to be pinned by Randy Orton.
Soon after the JBL pin HBK will be pinned by Randy Orton after delivering the RKO to HBK. After minutes of intense battling an attempted punt by Randy will be countered into a Codebreaker with Y2J picking up the pinfall. This in my opinion will be Y2J's last attempt at the championship which he will lose at the Royal Rumble as John Cena will carry the title to WrestleMania.
What's your opinion?