I'm going to attempt to throw out some predictions, but I'm not 100% confident in my choices. But I'd also be curious to hear what you think.
The Miz (c) vs. Jerry 'the King' Lawler: Rumors are swirling that the King will beat the Miz and lose the belt back to him the next night on Raw. I really hope that's NOT where we're headed. The Miz needs to soundly defeat the King and move ahead to focus on Wrestlemania. Most, if not all of his victories so far have had an asterisk beside them. His win over Kofi Kingston on SmackDown should be credited to the distraction by Alberto Del Rio. And speaking of that match, it was the WWE Champion vs. the Intercontinental Champion. 21 years ago such a match headlined Wrestlemania (Hulk Hogan vs. the Ultimate Warrior). As my friend Chad pointed out, the Kingston-Miz match was merely filler on free TV.
Anyway, despite the rumors, I predict the Miz gets the win over Lawler in some tainted fashion and we get either King vs. Cole or King vs. Alex Riley at Wrestlemania. Or maybe both of them in a handicap match. God help us all.
My Prediction: The Miz
John Morrison vs. CM Punk vs. Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Sheamus vs. R Truth: Why, oh why is R Truth in this match? I'd really like to see John Morrison win, but I know that will not be happening. They're going to have to go with a proven main eventer for Wrestlemania, since presumably the champion (the Miz) has never main evented the big card. And since it seems that CM Punk and Randy Orton have unfinished business, I'm picking Super Cena to win this match that he "really needs to win" and go on to Wrestlemania and walk away with the WWE championship again. *Yawn*
Fantasy booking sidenote: Just as it appears Cena is going to win, the Rock enters the chamber and delivers the Rock Bottom and allows Morrison or Punk to pin Cena.
My Prediction: John Cena
Drew McIntyre vs. Wade Barrett vs. Edge (c) vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kane vs. ????: Since Dolph Ziggler was "fired" from SmackDown! Friday night, the WWE has announced that Edge will only defend against 4 opponents in the Elimination Chamber. My gut tells me someone else is going to end up inside the cage. Most likely the Big Show, but I've heard other speculation that it will be the Undertaker, to further throw some mystery into the 2/21/11 promos. I don't like the idea of it being Taker, simply because I don't want him to win the match, and why waste his return on him losing? Although it would make some sense to bring him in to go after Kane and Wade Barrett, getting a two for one deal. The more I sit here and write this, the more that starts to make sense. Ahh, this is making my head hurt. Must move on...
Edge has some momentum again after winning the World title again Friday night. It seems to make the most sense to keep the belt with him, so...
My Prediction: Edge
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio: I'm having trouble confirming if this one is for the Intercontinental title or not. Interesting that they're putting the number one contender for the World title in a match against the IC title. I'm going to assume the title is NOT on the line, and say it would only be logical for Del Rio to win to continue his momentum into Wrestlemania. Having him lose to Kofi wouldn't be a bad thing necessarily, but Kofi has been so misused by the company. That's a story for another day. Like the Miz, Del Rio needs a few victories over some of the upper card guys to prove that he deserves to be in the World title match at the biggest PPV of the year. He's told us time and time again, now he needs to prove it in the ring. And I know he's already beaten Kofi, so why pay to watch them wrestle, right?
My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio
Santino Marella & Vladamir Koslov (c) vs. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel: This seems like a last minute, oh we need another match on the pay per view, type of match. I've complained time and time again about the state of tag team wrestling, so you don't want to hear that again. We've seen these two teams go at it several times before. I'm predicting the Corre wins the tag team titles to set up a tag team title match against two members of the Nexus at Mania.
My Prediction: Slater & Gabriel
As of Saturday afternoon at 3:40 CST, that's all the WWE has announced for matches. Just 5. I guess that's enough. Wouldn't be surprised to see some type of Divas match thrown in too. Based on SmackDown, I'm guessing Layla vs. Eve. Eve goes over.
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