Is it hot in here? Well it's going to be! Summerslam is just hours away, and what would the wait be without some predictions? Are you ready to get burned? Let's get started.
WWE United States Championship: Champion Dean Ambrose vs. RVD
Let me just start by saying this, I hate title matches on the pre-show. If you ever wanted to make a title match feel unimportant, put it on the pre show. At Money in The Bank, I was excited about The Usos getting a chance at the tag team titles against The Shield, until I heard it was a pre show match. No need to bother over thinking this one. The strap stays with Ambrose.
Prediction: Dean Ambrose retains Championship
Natalya vs. Brie Bella
As I have stated in previous articles, I'm not a fan of the current state of the Diva's division, so don't be surprised when I ask the question, "Who the heck cares about this match?". This is a spin off of the WWE and E! television's Total Diva's show. Which I am proud to say, that at the end, I will be one of the few who has never seen the show. I am also proud to say that I couldn't care less about this match. However, I must make a prediction, and being a big Hart family fan, I'm going with Natalya. At least she can wrestle.
Prediction: Winner Natalya
Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn vs. Big E. Langston & A.J. Lee
This match should be fairly entertaining, thanks to Ziggler. Big E has shown some good in ring work lately, and Ziggler will do everything he can to sell it too the fans. Kaitlyn and AJ is getting a little stale too me. As far as I can tell, AJ has Kaitlyn's number. I fee like Dolph and Kaitlyn could really use the win here, but I don't have any faith that it will happen.
Prediction: Winner Big E. Langston & A.J. Lee
Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow
Best friends make the worst enemies, and I think we are in for a barn burner. Granted, the story has sort of simmered the past two weeks, but make no mistake about it, Rhodes is fired up. Sandow is pretty hot himself, and with his "Sandowized" MITB briefcase by his side, he will look to extract his own revenge on Cody for tossing his original MITB contract into the Gulf of Mexico. I'm really torn on this prediction, but I think Rhodes will get the victory here, while Sandow will have later business to attend too.
Prediction: Winner Cody Rhodes
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt (Ring of Fire)
I'm really excited to see Bray Wyatt finally get in the ring. I do have to agree with my colleagues that this match seems to be a bit much given the short span of the feud. But we all know Kane is about to take hiatus to film a movie, and Bray is just starting and is on fire, pun intended. With that being said...
Prediction Winner Bray Wyatt
C.M.Punk vs Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman)
This one is scorching hot. The match that everybody is talking about. Can The Best topple The Beast? Tonight we find out. If you looked at this match on paper, it would be easy to determine that Punk doesn't stand a chance. But this match won't take place on paper. It will take place under the bright lights of the biggest event of the summer, and some things just can't be explained with ink. Brock Lesnar is one of the scariest individuals to ever set foot in the squared circle, and Punk will have his work cut out for him. This is nothing new to Punk though. He has faced some of the greatest in the business, and will add to that list tonight. Brock says it's personal. Well it better be, because you can bet your bottom dollar that it's personal for Punk as well. I'm sure Paul Heyman will play a nice role during this match, but in the end, he won't be able to save the Beast Incarnate from his impending slumber. Brock, go to sleep.
Prediction: Winner C.M. Punk
World Heavyweight Championship match:
WHC Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian
So Christian will finally get his "One More Match". Well I for one can't wait for it to be over. Christian, you were lucky to get the spot you did, and now, you are overstaying your welcome. I do however think you will beat Del Rio tonight. Most likely by way of some boring roll up pin or backslide, and become the new World Heavyweight Champion.
Prediction: New World Heavyweight Champion Christian
But then... Del Rio will take Christian out with a vicious attack the likes of which Ricardo Rodriguez fell victim too. This of course will open the door for the Intellectual Savior of the Masses to cash in his MITB contract.
NEW WHC Damien Sandow
WWE Chamiponship: WWE Champion John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan
The Entertainer vs. The Wrestler. Well that's how it's being billed at least. Daniel Bryan is currently on a hot streak. Where better to burn down the house then at Summerslam. I don't have much to say about this match... except this. Daniel Bryan will win tonight, and Triple H will raise his hand, then he will precede to give Bryan a gut shot followed by The Pedigree. Randy Orton will fly to the ring, cash in his MITB contract, and become the new WWE Champion. Vince will then join the two of them in ushering in the next generation of The Corporation.
Prediction: New WWE Champion Randy Orton
Well there it is folks. My picks for Summerslam. I hope no matter the outcome, that everybody has a blast. Oh, and that all of my predictions come true.
Until next time.