WWE Armageddon 07' Predictions
Armageddon hits us this Sunday and features several titles up for grabs and alliances being formed or tested. For this round of predictions, WWE Characters the Blog will enter a handicap match competing against Let's Wrestle's WWE Wrestling News blog. Their blog has 2 authors, Matt Loede & John Sefcik, so you'll see my picks followed by theirs for each match. They have a great WWE audio show at Let's Wrestle where they discuss all of the Armageddon matches and these predictions. Good luck to everyone!
Mickie James vs. Beth PhoenixPhoenix has been nothing but dominant against the sisterhood of divas while holding the Women's title belt. It seems like she will continue that dominance until Candice Michelle can return to compete with her. Mickie will put up a fight but it's hard to see her becoming the Women's champ here.
WWE Characters: Beth Phoenix
Matt Loede: Beth Phoenix
John Sefcik: Beth Phoenix
Finlay vs. Great KhaliIn probably the most predictable of all match scenarios, is there any reason to believe Hornswoggle won't come to the aid of his friend Finlay? Finlay did so for Hornswoggle at Survivor Series, so it makes sense. I expect the leprechaun to show up and create some sort of distraction to the giant Khali, allowing Finlay to knock him out with the shalaleigh.
WWE Characters: Finlay
Matt Loede: Great Khali
John Sefcik: Finlay
Jeff Hardy vs. Triple HA battle between recent buddies. They formed the unlikely alliance from Survivor Series as the last 2 men standing in their elimination match. The obvious favorite and pick to receive a WWE title shot at the Royal Rumble would be the Game, Triple H. This will probably be the top match on the card, and its hard to say what scenario plays out, beyond one of the two guys turning heel. Triple H is a sure headliner so he should take the win here, but a draw wouldn't be too surprising either, setting up a WWE title Triple Threat for the Rumble.
WWE Characters: Triple H
Matt Loede: Triple H
John Sefcik: Triple H
Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. KennedyThis feud will most likely continue several more weeks beyond just this match. However, it would seem WWE wants to begin the title push for Mr. Kennedy. He was originally slated to be the Money in the Bank title challenger at Wrestlemania 24. This may be the second best match of the night after Triple H-Hardy, and I see Kennedy pulling off a victory to begin his title pursuit.
WWE Characters: Mr. Kennedy
Matt Loede: Shawn Michaels
John Sefcik: Mr. Kennedy
CM Punk & Kane vs.Big Daddy V & Mark HenryThis might be the least fan-friendly match on the card. For some reason it seems they didn't want to give Punk a true ECW title match and instead feature 4 wrestlers in a tag match. Honestly, I'm still waiting for the WWE to give us a tag champs vs. tag champs match again. Rhodes & Holly vs. Miz and Morrison would be somewhat interesting. In this tag match, Punk and Kane will win it after staving off the tough attack of these two big monsters.
WWE Characters: Punk & Kane.
Matt Loede: Big Daddy V & Henry
John Sefcik: V & Henry
Rey Mysterio vs. MVPMVP has been a longtime US champ and he should continue that dominant reign here. Mysterio will definitely put up a good fight and may even win by DQ or countout here, but MVP will continue to hold his title, most likely until Matt Hardy can return. It wouldn't be surprising to see MVP hold the title until Wrestlemania at this point.
WWE Characters: MVP
Matt Loede: MVP
John Sefcik: MVP
Chris Jericho vs. Randy OrtonI'm expecting Orton to at least close out 2007 as champ, before the title changes hands. There's even local ads here in CT talking about Raw here next month and advertising the main event as Jericho battling Orton for the WWE title. Orton likely finds a way to cheat and survive to keep his WWE title.
WWE Characters: Randy Orton
Matt Loede: Randy Orton
John Sefcik: Randy Orton
World Heavyweight Triple Threat This one will be interesting, but it should be the culmination of the plan set forth by Vickie and Edge. Taker and Batista will probably cancel one another out and Edge or Vickie will find some way to cheat, giving Edge the title back. Wouldn't be surprising to see Vickie come out of a "fake wheelchair/neckbrace" scenario and help interfere in the match. Edge takes the World Heavyweight title back with a screw job.
Edge vs. Undertaker vs. Batista
WWE Characters: Edge
Matt Loede: Edge
John Sefcik: Edge
As you can see everyone's on the same page with predictions for the title matches. We differ either on the Kane/Punk tag match, Kennedy vs. Michaels and Khali vs. Finlay. It's always tough to foresee countouts and DQ's on these Pay-Per-Views but we can be sure there will be at least a couple. Thanks again to Let's Wrestle's WWE Wrestling News blog for the friendly competition. Head over to their site, where they have contests to give away the Raw's Greatest hits CD or the new Smackdown vs. Raw video game. Check out their Armageddon Pre-match audio show, and check back here after Armageddon for full results!