Before I give you my predictions for tonight’s show there are two things that I want to mention. The first is my comment this past week about Bret Hart and his lack of charisma. A few of my readers were kind of enough to email me and tell me that this guy definitely had charisma. When I read these emails I realized how could I have made that statement when I never saw Bret in the WWE. I really felt bad that I made that I said that, and I want to apologize for putting it out there. Okay second I enjoyed Smackdown, but there were two segments that I absolutely loved. The first was that phenomenal Eddie Guerrero tribute video. Tears were just streaming from my eyes. Just watching it made me realize just how valuable he was to the company and how much I miss him. And when the crowd stood up after viewing it, well that’s when I really lost it. This was just a fantastic segment. And finally the Rock returned. This man didn’t miss a beat and I can’t tell you the chills I got when he started doing all of the Rock’s material. For a woman that was never a fan of the Rock’s I loved watching him like never before. And when he mentioned guest-hosting Raw all I could think of was that Raw’s ratings would probably be at it’s highest in sometime. These two segments were by far the highlights of what turned out to be a good Smackdown. Now without further stalling here are my picks for tonight’s Hell In A Cell. If I get more than two right I am going to be very shocked. This card is one of the most difficult in a very long time. I’m not secure at all with anything I predicted. But what the hell, it’s still fun doing this.
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk vs. Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match)
I don’t know how Punk will beat the Undertaker without Taker looking weak, but Punk will retain. Even thought the Undertaker physically is not in good shape you can bet that he’s going to give 110% out there. And even thought Taker is going to give it is all, Punk somehow will get the better of him and remain champion. I think this is going to be a damn good match. Taker and HIAC matches just go hand in hand and because of that, Punk is going to work even harder which could mean that this is going be the match of the night. Oh I cannot wait to see this one.
Winner: CM Punk
Divas Champion Mickie James vs. Alicia Fox
Lately the women’s division on Raw has not looked to good in the ring. And Mickie hasn’t exactly shined as of late, so I am wondering if tonight we are going to get a new women’s champion. Well I think we are and that is why I am going with Alicia for the win. Honestly I wouldn’t mind the change at all. Plus let’s face it this division is not what it was so maybe a fresh new champion could be the start of the women’s division getting some credibility back.
Winner: Alicia Fox
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Randy Orton (Hell in a Cell Match)
I just can’t see John Cena losing. Cena will retain and I would love for this to be the end of the feud. I just hope Orton doesn’t dominate and repeatedly beat up Cena, because then we all know that Cena will make one of his unbelievable recoveries and then defeat Orton. You know how I feel about that since I talked about it in last week’s column. If Cena is going to win then I hope to God it’s booked where both guys are pretty even in what they do to each other. As I said Cena will win and I have a feeling this is the match closing the show. I wish I could say I can’t wait to see this one, but I would be lying. o.
Winner: John Cena
D-Generation X vs. The Legacy (Hell in a Cell Match)
Supposedly this match is going to open the show. This is the perfect match to get things going. DX will have the crowd popping like crazy when they come out and Legacy will just keep things going since they really have shown a lot since they started up with DX. I can’t wait to see these four go at it. With Hunter and Shawn Michaels veterans of these matches I think they are going to bring out the very best in Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes. This match should be a very good match and I look for DX to win and I think this too could be the last time we see these four go at it.
United States Champion Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz vs. Jack Swagger
Oh say good-bye to the title Kofi because tonight you are going to lose. Now will the Miz win or will it be Jack Swagger? Well if this match would have taken place months ago I would have said Jack Swagger would win this without a doubt, but unfortunately Swagger hasn’t gotten that push that I thought he would once he was drafted to Raw from ECW. I have to go with the Miz tonight. I am thinking that since supposedly the Miz was planning on leaving the WWE, maybe he was promised gold if he stayed. That’s why I could see the Miz as the new U.S. champion. I would really be shocked if he didn’t win. This should come off very well and I think the crowd will definitely be into this one.
Winner: The Miz
Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. Batista & Rey Mysterio
I am so anxious to see Jericho go back to his solo act on Smackdown. So maybe this is wishful thinking on my part but because Rey returns tonight and Batista isn’t 100 percent yet I think those two will win and Jericho and Show will finally go their separate ways. Smackdown could use Jericho on a regular basis and then Batista and Mysterio could show up on both Smackdown and Raw. I think it’s the end of JeriShow. Hey this should be a very good match with Rey and Jericho working their asses off. They work so well with each other and I expect both of these guys to be the stars of this match.
Winners: Dave Batista and Rey Mysterio
Intercontinental Champion John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler
How can this one be a bad match? It can’t. I am so happy that these two young guys have a place on this show. I’m really looking forward to seeing this one and I don’t expect to be disappointed at all. Wow this one is another tough one to pick. Ziggler failed a few times to beat Mysterio for the championship, so how would it look to have him lose again? Yet, these two haven’t really faced each other for this title on a pay per view so I don’t know if Morrison would hang on and lose it at another pay per view. I’m so torn about which guy to go with. I really haven’t got a clue. Okay so I’m just going to say that Morrison hangs to the title for a little longer.
Winner: John Morrison
R-Truth vs. Drew McIntyre
They just added this match last night. Listen I’m really anxious to watch McIntyre in the ring, His mic work has been very good and each week I have to say he has held my interest. R Truth hasn’t been in a match for a while since McIntyre has attacked him on a regular basis. But Truth can put on some good matches so this could turn out to be something to watch. Yeah I can’t wait to see these two in the ring. Since this is Drew’s first match I just can’t see him losing. I think he HAS to go over tonight or all the bragging that he has done for weeks would be for nothing. I’ll say McIntyre gets his first Smackdown win tonight.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Okay so there are my unsure picks of the night. I have ordered the show and I’m hoping that we got some bloody matches for a change, but of course unless someone actually gets busted open by accident I’m sure with the PG rating a bloody show is not what we are going to get. Ah how I miss those days. Look for me Tuesday or Wednesday with my thoughts on this show and Raw. Remember Ben Roethlisberger is hosting tomorrow night. I wish I knew if that was good thing or a bad thing. Here’s hoping that Raw is a lot better than last week’s show because the thought of listing all the bad segments brings a tear to my eye.