Saturday, October 15, 2011
WWE: An Awesome Preview of Vengeance Plus Predictions
Hi! My name is Jeff Awesome, and this is my first article writing for the Sharp Shooter Press. I appreciate being able to be the most electrifying writer in entertainment on this site.
I will break down WWE's latest pay-per-view offering of Vengeance. Vengeance needs to live up to its moniker of revenge if it is to stand out amongst the plethora of fall pay-per-views for both WWE and TNA. Normally, I often write fantasy PPV predictions on Bleacher Report. Now, I will write an actual card that I expect to see.
Dolph Ziggler (C) vs. Zack Ryder for the United States Championship
I want to assure you that this is not a typo. I actually think Zack Ryder will get a United States title shot at a pay-per-view. After all, we've seen Air Boom vs. Swagger/Ziggler at Night of Champions and Hell in a Cell. Don't ask me how many times Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston have gone at it. I've never been a big fan of repetitive matches.
Hugh Jackman is the man who started this feud. Ziggler is outstanding in the ring. Ryder is improving in the ring. This should be an exciting opening match. The crowd will be engaged as Zack Ryder is insanely popular with the fans. Zack Ryder hits the Rough Ryder on Dolph Ziggler.
Ryder accomplishes the impossible: getting over without WWE's help.
Winner (and new champion): Zack Ryder
Beth Phoenix (C) with Natalya vs. Kelly Kelly with Eve for the Divas Championship
This feud needs to end. Now.
Winner (and still champion): Beth Phoenix
Sin Cara Negro vs. Sin Cara Azul in a Mask vs. Mask match
"The only guarantee in this match is that Sin Cara will win." Michael Cole says to no one in particular.
Sin Cara Azul and Sin Cara Negro have a storied history back in Mexico. Michael Cole awkwardly tried to explain it but to no avail. Here is the real story behind this feud; Sin Cara Negro was the original Mistico. Then, CMLL (Mexico's biggest promotion along with AAA) gave the Mistico gimmick to Sin Cara Azul. Sin Cara Azul took off with the Mistico gimmick, while Sin Cara Negro floundered in the Mexican independent circuit. Sin Cara Negro was forced to change his name to Incognito.
This feud is a pretty big deal in Mexico. There is no way Sin Cara Azul drops the mask so Sin Cara Negro loses his mask here. Sin Cara Negro can come back as a different character in the future.
Winner: Sin Cara Azul
Sheamus vs. Christian
We've seen Sheamus vs. Christian quite a few times. However, I am actually looking forward to this match. Christian and Sheamus contrast nicely in the ring. By all accounts they had a good match at Hell in a Cell. Perhaps a number one contender's stipulation could be added here. I don't see that happening as the Big Show vs. Mark Henry feud is seemingly going to last for a while. Christian actually scores the upset victory with a classic roll up while grabbing the tights. Vince Russo would be proud.
Cody Rhodes (C) vs. Randy Orton for the Intercontinental Championship
If WWE is interested in actually restoring the prestige of the Intercontinental Championship, then the belt must be on the line. Cody Rhodes has had a tremendous reign so far. His feud with Randy Orton seems to be promising. I fully expect them to have a match at Vengeance. I expect this to be a great match, as both Orton and Rhodes are great in the ring.
I despise having DQ endings at a PPV- that is what free TV is for. But Orton winning by DQ makes a lot of sense here, especially since the feud is just starting. Rhodes can viciously beat him down with a mask and a paper bag to get the DQ. Expect another Rhodes vs. Orton match at Survivor Series. Titles do not change hands on DQs or count-outs.
Winner by DQ (but not champion): Randy Orton
Alberto Del Rio (C) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
I am an Alberto Del Rio fan. I believe it is his destiny to have a respectable title run until TLC, Royal Rumble, or even Elimination Chamber. Nobody outside of the Cenation wants to see John Cena win his billionth championship. Alberto Del Rio wins thanks to interference from Ricardo Rodriguez.
But you already know that.
Winner (and still champion): Alberto Del Rio
Mark Henry (C) vs. Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship
I am actually looking forward to this match. This feud has been built up properly. Mark Henry takes out Big Show at Money in the Bank. Show takes time off. Then he comes back to feud with Henry. It makes perfect sense. I actually like the notion of two actual heavyweights going for the World Heavyweight Championship. With that said, Big Show will be inducted into the Hall of Pain for a second time.
Winner (and still champion): Mark Henry
Triple H and CM Punk vs. Miz and R-Truth
I expect this tag team match to be the main event of Vengeance. Did Teddy Long take over the WWE behind all of our backs? CM Punk and Triple H going up against Awesome Truth is the most compelling match of the night. Long story short. I expect John Laurinaitis to enlist Kevin Nash to attack Triple H and CM Punk.
There has been speculation Shawn Michaels will appear at Vengeance. It makes sense because it is in HBK's hometown of San Antonio. HBK comes in and hits Sweet Chin Music on R-Truth. Triple H picks up the carcass of R-Truth and hits the Pedigree for the victory.
Winner: CM Punk and Triple H
The show ends with HBK celebrating with CM Punk and HHH. Laurinaitis and his henchmen retreat to the back. Battle lines have been drawn for the main event at Survivor Series, a 5 on 5 elimination tag match where Rock will team up with John Cena and presumably CM Punk and Triple H.
I expect Vengeance to be a hidden gem. Shawn Michaels potentially appearing at Vengeance will add an interesting twist to an interesting storyline. I expect WWE to heavily promote Rock's return at Survivor Series, as he is the biggest draw in the company.
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