2008 Unforgiven Predictions
Here's a look at predictions for the 2008 Unforgiven Pay-Per-View from WWE Characters the Blog...
Maryse vs. Michelle McCool Michelle has worn the newest of WWE gold belts well since winning it against Natalya. To think Maryse can outdo Natalya is crazy. Michelle's worn the belt just briefly and should continue wearing it for at least another month or so. Otherwise the belt and Michelle lose credibility on Smackdown. Expect a clean win by Michelle here allowing her to retain.
WWE Divas Championship
Prediction: Michelle McCool gets a clean win to retain her Divas championship.
Cryme Tyme vs. Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Rhodes and Dibiase just got their titles back, that is stealing them back from Cryme Tyme, after winning them back from Batista/Cena. I don't see Cryme Tyme winning just yet, as it appears now Randy Orton will align himself with Dibiase and Rhodes to form a stable of 2nd generation WWE stars. Dibiase and Rhodes retain here to continue their 2nd title reign.
World Tag Team Title Match
Prediction: Dibiase and Orton retain the World Tag Team titles.
Shawn Michaels vs. Chris JerichoShawn Michaels suffered a triceps injury on Raw this past week, but vowed to continue to fight in this Unsanctioned Match. At stake is the honor of HBK's wife Rebecca as well as his WWE legend status. Jericho has done a good job of infuriating Michaels and really destroyed HBK last time around. Despite the injury, it's tough to see Jericho winning this. However, this feud has been a good one and WWE may decide to keep it going. HBK should win to keep his WWE glory days ablaze.
Prediction: Shawn Michaels wins to defend his honor and pride that Jericho seems to have crushed.
Finlay vs. The Miz vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry This seems to be the clear cut choice for a title change at Unforgiven. The other two champs seem to need to retain to keep things interesting on their shows, but Henry really doesn't need to. Another site has predicted Chavo will win the ECW title for his second run, but it seems like Matt Hardy should emerge victorious, then successfully defend against Henry. I can still see the possibility that none of the titles change hands, since commentators continue to tell us the "% of possibility" that they will. To make things interesting, Matt Hardy wins and becomes your new ECW champ.
ECW Championship Scramble
Prediction: Matt Hardy wins the final pinfall to become the ECW champion.
JBL vs. Batista vs. Kane vs. Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk After seeing events unfold on Raw, it seems we are being led to a CM Punk-Randy Orton title match series. Most likely, Orton will return from injury and take the title from Punk. So for now, Punk will come out looking good here, or even have Orton come to his aid. Orton may want a piece of Punk the most after what happened on Raw. Meanwhile, Kane and Mysterio have their own issues to contend with, Batista still comes up short, and JBL just doesn't seem ready to be the heel champ. Orton will be the next heel champ, so Punk retains.
World Heavyweight Championship Scramble
Prediction: CM Punk wins, possibly with some help from Randy Orton?
Jeff Hardy vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. The Brian Kendrick vs. Triple H Smackdown is perhaps the true epitome of Scramble, since Edge, Undertaker, Mr. Kennedy and Umaga all have injury problems that keep them out of this match. Triple H should be a clear winner, but I believe after what we saw on Smackdown, he will get into a new feud with Jeff Hardy. Somehow maybe Jeff sets up the win for Triple H but is knocked out of the way at the final moments so HHH can get the final pinfall. Or Jeff gets knocked out by someone's finisher and Triple H capitalizes to set up an argument over who can beat who.
WWE Title Championship Scramble
Prediction: Triple H retains the WWE title, but a feud will be established with Jeff Hardy for a future singles title match.
So there you have it, 3 Scrambles, and 3 more matches for the Unforgiven Pay-Per-View. Again, it wouldn't be surprising if no titles move here, but you figure one has to, to make this a worthwhile event. With the way the Scramble format is set up, we could see Miz and Brian Kendrick in the record books as having short-yet-real title reigns. How strange is that?
Enjoy the Pay-Per-View Sunday night at 8PM and check out WWE Characters the Blog for full results after 11PM EST!