Ruthless Roundtable is a concept that I’ve been toying with for a while now where a group of contributors for the blog talk about their views and/or reviews on a subject. The one that I’ve been trying to get done for a while is an Inception review. I think I’m just waiting on myself for that one. While the individual participants in the Ruthless Roundtable may not always be the same (I may not even always be apart of it) there will always be one subject with multiple (three to four or five) opinions and views on the specific subject.
Anyway, here we have four different predictions for WWE’s upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) Night of Champions (and knowing who the four of us think, they probably all are very similar to each other). Night of Champions (NOC) will be taking place on Sunday, September 19th, 2010.
Cos’ Night of Champions predictions
Mother Brainâ€™s WWE Night of Champions Predictions
By Mother Brain
As an old school wrestling fan, I was so used to the old days when there were only 5 WWE pay-per-views a year. But even after the Monday Night Wars ended, WWE proceeded to have PPVâ€™s every month, even to the point where they would be 3 weeks apart. Not only is it expensive but it also creates less breathing room to build up rivalries.
Whatâ€™s nice about this upcoming Night of Champions event is that the majority of these feuds have been building up since June. So I expect to see a few of them end while others continue on towards the yearâ€™s end. Unless the card changes, these are my predictions for Night of Champions this Sunday:
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston
They got screwed over from having a great match at Summerslam due to the Nexus attack last month. But if youâ€™ve been watching Smackdown lately, these two are definitely stepping up big time. I expect a good 15-20 minute match with Kofi finally getting over without Vicki Gurrerro costing him the match again.
Winner and new IC champ: Kofi Kingston
The Big Show vs. CM Punk
Donâ€™t really care for this one. SES is falling apart bit by bit. This may well be their last night together as a faction.
Winner: Big Show
U.S. Champion The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan
This is the match Iâ€™ve been waiting for since day 1 of NXT. Weâ€™ll see why Bryan is truly the best in the world and why the Miz will be the future of the company. But I donâ€™t expect this feud to end that night as much as I want the belt off Miz. Heâ€™s ready for the main event.
Winner: The Miz
Co-Womens Champions LayCool vs. Divas Champion Melina (Title Unification Match)
Again, I could give a hairless ratâ€™s ass about this match. Melina just returned and the womenâ€™s belt is not just a disgraceful prop. Melina gets the win and the unified title.
Winner and unified champion: Melina
World Heavyweight Champion Kane vs. The Undertaker
Again? Oh but this time Takerâ€™s vegetative state has affected his supernatural powers! Just another lame excuse to have these two rehash their 12 year old feud. This will continue into Survivor Series since Taker has no other competition on Smackdown.
Six-Pack Elimination Challenge for WWE Championship (Sheamus (c) vs. Wade Barrett vs. Edge vs. Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Chris Jericho)
This is living proof why I canâ€™t stand WWE right now. The same 5 guys in the main event again. Honestly, I canâ€™t see why Sheamus should be champ when he hasnâ€™t gotten one clean win against anybody. Edge is on his was back to Smackdown and Orton will probably get the belt when his movie comes out sometime next year. Nexus is getting stale so I donâ€™t see Barrett squeaking the win. So Iâ€™m going to be bold and say that Y2J will walk off as champion and swerve the rumors of his â€œretirementâ€, then feud with both Cena and Orton for a while.
Winner and new WWE champion: Chris Jericho
Looking back at this card now, thereâ€™s a whole bunch of young guys (John Morrison, Evan Bourne, etc) and others like Christian and MVP once again left off the card. There could be a few surprises in store (Miz cashing money in the bank). And when the hell will the anonymous Raw GM reveal himself?! (Or herself….)
Smark Central’s Night of Champion’s Predictions
WWE Title 6 Pack Elimination Challenge
Randy Orton Vs John Cena Vs Edge Vs Chris Jericho Vs Wade Barrett Vs Sheamus (C)
What I want to See:Â I would love to see Jericho get it and get a nice run w/it, but I really think Sheamus needs the win here.Â In his two reigns as champion he doesn’t have one legit pin victory over another main eventer.Â If they are really serious about this guy, he needs a big win to solidify his status as a main event player.
What will happen: Something tells me their gonna throw it on Barrett despite him not being close to ready (since when does that stop them?) because they need fresh main event talent.Â Either this or Cena or Orton will win only so the Miz can cash in on them.
World Heavyweight Championship
Kane (C) Vs The Undertaker
What I want to see: Kane to retain
What will happen: Kane will retain because the feud has to continue.Â Not even WWE is stupid enough to give us the payoff to the feud (Taker winning the title) after building it the whole summer.
The Miz (C) Vs Daniel Bryan
What I want to see: I really enjoy watching Bryan.Â He is definitely the kind of pure wrestler the WWE has been lacking since Benoit’s death and Angle’s departure.Â I definitely think he should get the belt here because A.Â He’s earned it.Â The guy took the whole firing situation in stride and I think he could definitely anchor the mid-card which is in great need of guidance and B.Â The Miz has surpassed the belt.Â He is on the brink of being WWE champ and doesn’t need it anymore.
What will happen:Â I supposed they could go the other way w/Miz Unifying the U.S. and WWE titles (thus leaving only the IC) and having him be the “first” guy to do it.Â I can see it going either way, but I do know that we will see a really solid wrestling match w/two guys who can really perform.
Dolph Ziggler (C) Vs Kofi Kingston
What I want to see: Two other people fighting for this title.Â Honestly, I think both of them are good wrestlers, but Ziggler’s push came a year too late (thank you Rey Mysterio) and Kingston just doesn’t do it for me.Â He’s a smiley face who doesn’t have great mic skills and lacks charisma.Â Hopefully Ziggler retains and gets put in a feud w/a face who can bring out the best in him (like Christian for example).
What will happen:Â Ziggler retains.Â Kofi doesn’t seem to get enough of a reaction to get another run right now.
Lumberjill Match for the Unified Women’s Championship
Melina (Divas Champion) Vs Michelle McCool (Co-Woman’s champion)
Instead of a prediction, I’m going to list all the reasons I couldn’t give two shits who wins this match:
1.Â They have no interest in developing characters or feuds thus creating a complete lack of interest in the division
2.Â No women’s match in the last 3 years has lasted more than 7 mins
3.Â The Divas title looks like something that came out of Barbie’s ass
4.Â I have no doubt Michelle will win and thats only because she’s the only person to suck the Undertaker’s cock more than Teddy Long (“its true Playa”)
5.Â When they do wrestle, even the good women’s wrestlers botch at least 3 times.
6.Â Its a 3 hour show, everyone needs a bathroom break
Big Show Vs CM Punk
What I want to see: Punk involved in a good feud where he actually goes over.
What will happen: Punk will continue to be completely mis-used and made to job to this no-talent piece of monkey crap once again.
Another little side note on this one – I love how the WWE no longer has enough titles to fill up this show.Â I wouldn’t be shocked if this is the last NOC PPV ever whether they unify all the belts or not.
Unified Tag Team Championship
The Hart Dynasty Vs TBD
What I want to See: WWE actually care about the tag division instead of slapping together a unpromoted match at the last second.
What will happen:Â The Harts will retain against whoever they face because they are one of the only two legit teams in the company.
Chosen 1’s predictions
6 pack- Sheamus retains pinning Edge just after Edge catches an RKO
Kane vs Taker- NO contest the match is going to get thrown out at about the 7 minute mark
The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan- Miz Taps out as the nexus come in to destroy Bryan ends up as a DQ Miz keeps the title
Dolph vs. Kofi- Dolph wins puts Kofi to sleep
Big Show vs. CM punk ?!?! night of champions? Punk wins with help from the ses
Lay cool vs. melina- Melina wins who cares how she looks hot doing it 🙂
Miz cashes in the Briefcase as kane and taker are both down and out wins the title