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Current Standings after WWE Battleground.

1) Derick 53/70

2) Robbie 51/70

2) Shane 45/70

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Kick Out at 2’s PPV Predictions for WWE’s newest PPV Battleground.

WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs Daniel Bryan

Robbie’s Pick: Daniel Bryan

Shane’s Pick: Randy Orton – I just don’t see Bryan getting it back this quickly.  I’d love to see him take it back later this month at Hell in a Cell when I’m there live, so maybe this is just wishful thinking.

Derick’s Pick: Randy Orton

World Heavyweight Championship Match: RVD vs. Alberto Del Rio 

Robbie’s Pick: RVD

Shane’s Pick: RVD – I’m going out on a limb here, but I figure they’ll finally give it to RVD if only for a month.

Derick’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio

CM Punk vs Ryback

Robbie’s Pick: CM Punk

Shane’s Pick: Ryback – They’re going to drag this Punk/Heyman stuff out for a while, so no reason to blow it off tonight.

Derick’s Pick: CM Punk

Curtis Axel vs R-Truth

Robbie’s Pick: Curtis Axel

Shane’s Pick: R-Truth – I hate to be the negative one, but I feel this Axel ship has sailed.  Let R-Truth have a little run and let’s see where that goes.

Derick’s Pick: Curtis Axel

The Rhodes Family vs The Shield

Robbie’s Pick: The Rhodes Family

Shane’s Pick: The Shield

Derick’s Pick:  The Rhodes Family

Kofi Kingston vs Bray Wyatt

Robbie’s Pick: Bray Wyatt

Shane’s Pick: Bray Wyatt – This match is happening?  This is why 2 PPVs in a month is bad…stuff just gets thrown together haphazardly.

Derick’s Pick – Bray Wyatt

WWE Diva’s Championship Match: AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella

Robbie’s Pick: AJ Lee

Shane’s Pick: AJ Lee

Derick’s Pick:  AJ Lee

Dolph Ziggler vs Damien Sandow

Robbie’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler

Shane’s Pick: Damien Sandow – Zigglypuff has pissed off someone so I don’t see that letting up right now.

Derick’s Pick:  Damien Sandow

Santino & The Great Khali vs The Real Americans

Robbie’s Pick: The Real Americans

Shane’s Pick: The Real Americans

Derick’s Pick:  The Real Americans

Time for WWE Night of Champions. The first WWE PPV under the new regime of the Power Hungry and Super Heels Triple H and Randy Orton…or is this now called Night of Business?  Well any way here are our picks because “at the end of the day…” isn’t that what all this is about.

WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs Daniel Bryan

Robbie’s Pick: Randy Orton – I have been screaming for them to do something with Randy Orton and now that he is a heel again he is back in the role that he should be. Bryan not being Champion does sucks especially after the way he had the title quickly ripped away from him mere moments after achieving his ultimate goal. It’s making for compelling television and right now I see it remaining the classic tale of baby face chasing the perfect heel.

Shane’s Pick: Randy Orton – I don’t see the belt coming off of Randy until maybe Survivor Series if he’s going to lose it at all before Wrestlemania.  This one’s definitely going Orton’s way.

Derick’s Pick: Randy Orton

World Heavyweight Championship Match: RVD vs. Alberto Del Rio 

Robbie’s Pick: RVD – Alberto Del Rio has just become boring for me. I love the Cross-arm Breaker that he does and how vicious he makes it look and his skills as an in ring performer are top notch. I just think his character isn’t clicking with the fans. Face or Heel. I don’t think he is getting the reaction WWE would like him to have. I feel RVD winning the World Heavyweight Championship would validate not only his return but his overall career as well.

Shane’s Pick: ADR – I see Ricardo turning on RVD and giving us another month of ADR as champion.

Derick’s Pick: Alberto Del Rio

CM Punk vs Curtis Axel

Robbie’s Pick: CM Punk – I always get aggravated when The World Heavyweight Championship isn’t the 2nd main focus of the PPV. Sadly enough that seems to be happening more and more as of late but it’s no surprise this match has taken 2nd billing on the PPV. Aside from the Triple H and the COO Authority role this has been the story everyone has focused on. Punk needs to get his retribution on Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar and I feel this is the time it will happen. Now how will Punk, Heyman, Axel and Brock will eventually fall into this story after this PPV? It will be interesting to see how Triple H’s authority effects the Best in The World and The Paul Heyman Guys when the lines start to get drawn.

Shane’s Pick: CM Punk – I think that Axel’s run with Heyman is coming to an end sometime soon, so why not have it come at the cost of Axel opening the door for Heyman to get his ass kicked by Punk?

Derick’s Pick: CM Punk

Dean Ambrose vs Dolph Ziggler

Robbie’s Pick: Dean Ambrose – Poor, poor Dolph. What have you done and who did you piss off? 😦

Shane’s Pick: Dean Ambrose – Should be an amazing match!  Wish it had a bit more of a build up, but this one has the possibility of stealing the show.  If the rumors are to be believed, maybe in the future Dolph will be a bit more reigned in when giving interviews on the subject of Randy Orton.

Derick’s Pick: Dean Ambrose

WWE Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match

Robbie’s Pick: The Prime Time Players – Time for Titus O’Neil to be wearing some gold!

Shane’s Pick: Antonio & Swagger –  Time for Antonio to be wearing some gold…again!

Derick’s Pick:  The Prime Time Players

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Shield vs ????

Robbie’s Pick: The Shield – I’m guessing that since they are Triple H’s “bodyguards” the entire group of The Shield will keep their respective titles to look like a strong threat to anyone opposing “The New Corporation” I had originally thought they had hit a wall as far as creative goes for The Shield but having them teamed with Triple H and Orton will open up more story-lines for them and establish more baby-face teams to chase the titles.

Shane’s Pick: The Shield – There’s no build up anywhere when it comes to this match, so if the tag belts are going to be switched, I’d rather have it mean something than be hot-shotted around to an opponent picked that night!

Derick’s Pick – The Shield

WWE Diva’s Championship Match: AJ Lee vs. Natalya vs. Brie Bella vs. Naomi

Robbie’s Pick: AJ Lee – Please AJ, just focus on working with Natayla and save this division. #PipebombShell

Shane’s Pick: Natalya – I would LOVE to say AJ, but I have a feeling that the end of next season of Total Divas needs a feel good wrap up 😦

Derick’s Pick:  AJ Lee

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Greetings Kick Out at 2 readers and welcome back to this week’s edition of RAW IS XANATOS! Unfortunately this will be my last Weekly Edition of RAW IS XANATOS for awhile. At this time in my life I’m dealing with too many outside situations and different issues that do not allow me to remain dedicated to the segment and give it the attention that I feel it deserves. I guess you can kinda say I’m pulling a Chris Jericho and taking a small break. Rest assured I will still be here doing my normal articles and I couldn’t be happier with the direction that RAW has taken over the last few months. Unlike John Cena, I know when something gets stale and repetitive so that’s why I’m putting “Kick Out at 2’s Longest Running Weekly Episodic Article” on hold. Hopefully it will return soon revitalized and in a different format but for now all I can say is thank you for reading weekly and I hope you have enjoyed my views of WWE’s flagship program. 

Thank You So Much!

– Robbie C.

 

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Greetings Kick Out at 2 readers and welcome back to this week’s edition of RAW IS XANATOS!  Fresh of the heels of SummerSlam everyone expected a new WWE Champion. Everyone wanted Daniel Bryan but here we are in another “Age of Orton”. I somewhat expected this but because it was almost too obvious I was hoping they wouldn’t go that way. I guess the “swerve” was supposed to be Triple H going heel but yet again the moment he was added as the referee it was pretty clear this would happen as well. With WWE’s “Biggest party of The Summer” now over let’s take a look at the fallout it had on this weeks RAW and PPV  with…RAW IS XANATOS!

My Top Moments of this RAW:

1) JOHN CENA ANNOUNCING HE IS LEAVING THE WWE FOR 4-6 MONTHS!!!  – Yes I typed that in all caps because it needed to be. For over a decade now we have seen Cena in the same routine over and over and over and over and over again…. It’s beyond time for this guy to step aside and let someone else bask in the limelight for awhile. When you announce you’re taking time off due to an injury and you get a resounding cheer because you’re leaving that should tell you something. This will be an awesome time for wrestling and a chance for others to show the company what they can do. If you are in the group that will miss Cena fear not. I’m sure he will still be able to see his segments on Total Divas.

2) Daniel Bryan- Sunday the top Babyface in the company did something that a lot of people didn’t think was possible. He pinned Cena clean and won the WWE Championship.  The WWE Fanbase and Internet literally blew up for those few minutes that Bryan was Champion. The fact that Randy Orton cashed in on him after Triple H’s betrayal did something else the WWE has been needing for awhile. Orton and Triple H are now no doubt the top heels in the company and this will do nothing but put Daniel Bryan over even more in a  major way. As much as it currently sucks for Bryan his big picture is going to manifest to something awesome. I’m calling it now that he headlines Wrestlemania.

3) Randy Orton and The McMahons – I was really hoping that Triple H would dub Randy Orton and The Shield the newest incarnation of Evolution but it looks like perhaps they are somewhat doing the return of The Corporation.  Randy Orton and Triple H were always meant to be Heels. Nothing about their personality ever really said they were a babyface so this is a good change going forward.

4) CM Punk I’m loving the fact that CM Punk is holding his own against the Paul Heyman Guys. I mean he’s out numbered but they are constantly making him look like a fighter. If RVD we’re to come into the story I would eventually love to see Punk team with RVD. RVD vs Punk would be simply awesome as well!

5) RVD – It looks like Christian is going to be an afterthought after he was unable to defeat Alberto Del Rio for The World Heavyweight Championship. Richardo returning to represent RVD pretty much guarantees that RVD will be the new No. 1 Contender for Alberto’s title.

6) Dolph Ziggler vs The Shield – How awesome was it to see Dolph compete in a match like that!? Anytime Doplh hits the ring he is going to pull out all the stops. The way that match played out with him almost getting the win was awesome! Seeing him get speared right in the middle of what looked like a stinger splash was enough to make me cringe. This man can sell any move there is!

Well there you have it folks, a quick rundown of some of my favorite thoughts and moments pertaining to this week’s episode of RAW. Be sure to check back next Tuesday for the next issue of… RAW IS XANATOS.

– Robbie C.