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Here we are at WWE’s Payback. You guys know the formula. Let’s see what we think this month…

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal Four Way Match: Seth Rollins vs Roman Reigns vs Dean Ambrose vs Randy Orton

Robbie’s Pick: Randy Orton – Kane will be “fired” and I see Seth and Kane working an angle going forward without the title. I know there’s a lot os speculation in a Shield Reunion and that would be pretty cool too. Not real sure on this one honestly but sadly I do think a title change is needed and Randy is super hot again with the fans as their top baby face.

Shane’s Pick: Seth Rollins

Derick’s Pick: Seth Rollins – Punk wanted the Championship to not constantly be involved in a game of Hot Potato. Maybe that will be the one tip from him the WWE may actually use for booking.

WWE United States Championship “I Quit” Match: John Cena vs Rusev

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I’m marking out so much for this current Cena… there, I said it. This is the coolest I have seen Cena in a long long time and I’m absolutely loving this angle. The old me would make a joke about Rusev’s fate being sealed once it was announced as an I Quit Match but the new me just finds Rusev 100% un-entertaining. “LET’S GO CENA….”

Shane’s Pick: Cena

Derick’s Pick: Rusev – Still not picking Cena… not really sure what’s up with Rob being pro-Cena again…but yeah, still not picking Cena. “CENA SUCKS!”

WWE Tag Team Championship 2 out of 3 Falls Match: The New Day vs Tyson Kidd & Cesaro

Robbie’s Pick: The New Day – The fans are right. New Day Sucks for sure…. :/ I’d love for Cesaro and Kidd to reclaim the belts but Vince won’t allow it….probably because the team is half Swiss….

Shane’s Pick: The New Day

Derick’s Pick: Cesaro & Kidd – I’m never picking The New Day too, remember?

Ryback vs Bray Wyatt

Robbie’s Pick: Ryback – As much as I love Bray I really do believe it’s time to get Ryback back in the main picture. That Cena and Punk story he was involved in hurt him and he’s been slowly climbing back up the ladder.

Shane’s Pick: Bray Wyatt – This is a match?  Odd.

Derick’s Pick: Bray WyattHe lost at Wrestlemania let’s give him this one.

Dolph Ziggler vs Sheamus

Robbie’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler – I think this may be the 2nd time Dolph gets one over on Sheamus and causes him to absolutly snap and become an even more violent and vengeful heel character. #PUSHDOLPH

Shane’s Pick: Sheamus – I refuse to believe that they will ever push new, exciting talent over Sheamus.

Derick’s Pick: Sheamus – Minus the hair.

King Barrett vs Neville

Robbie’s Pick: King Barrett – Remember when Sheamus won King of The Ring and became a fool losing every week on TV because he pissed someone off in the back? Well I don’t think Barrett has done that but it seems he hasn’t had any luck against Neville on TV. I got a feeling both guys will shine on this match but Barrett will win overall.

Shane’s Pick: Barrett – Because I like Neville and can’t stand Barrett.

Derick’s Pick – King Barrett – Bull Hammer, son!

Curtis Axel and Macho Mandow vs The Ascension

Robbie’s Pick: Curtis Axel & Macho Mandow – Do I really need to explain Mega Powers 2.0? 🙂

Shane’s Pick: The Ascension – Just to be contrary.

Derick’s Pick:  Curtis Axel & Macho Mandow- Wouldn’t that be the best thing EVER…. OF ALL TIME!?

Tamina & Naomi vs The Bella Twins

Robbie’s Pick: Tamina & Naomi – We haven’t seen Tamina in a long time so lets go with her team.

Shane’s Pick: Bellas

Derick’s Pick:  Tamina & Naomi – Nobody wins. Everybody loses.

 

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WWE Extreme Rules. The Extreme Event set in a world of PG rules. So, yeah this PPV isn’t really going to hardcore or anything but never the less lets see how WWE plans to hold our attention following a good Wrestlemania Event…

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Seth Rollins vs Randy Orton

Robbie’s Pick: Seth Rollins – The RKO being banned won’t matter. Randy will RKO Seth just for spite and I see Orton losing by a DQ.

Shane’s Pick: Hulk Hogan – As much as I hate to pick Hogan, it’s apparent he’s been running strong recently, tagging with Booty Man and winning matches like crazy.  

Derick’s Pick: Sid Vicious- Sid has the deck stacked up against him. First, he has the Harris Brothers. We’ve seen over the past month what they are capable of. But Sid is Sid. He’ll defeat them and take our Nash to become world champ. Book that!

WWE United States Championship Russian Chain Match: John Cena vs Rusev

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I’m actually digging Cena in this role. Let’s leave him here awhile and maybe he will deflect a lot of hate.

Shane’s Pick: Konnan – I see Konnan retaining the US title for this match.  He hasn’t yet really connected with the fans, but still, he’s clearly the guy they’re going with right now.

Derick’s Pick: Shane Douglas- Chain matches are intense. And no other feud is more intense than Shane Douglas and General Rection. This will come down to determination, will and most importantly, experience. I expect The Franchise top pull this out, if not barely.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Daniel Bryan vs Bad News Barrett

Robbie’s Pick: Bad News Barrett – My guess is WWE is going to take Bryan of TV for awhile and have a full medical evaluation. I’m not sure what he’s suffering from but there is no reason for Daniel to keep pushing himself until he ends up like Stone Cold, Edge or so many others. I really fear Daniel’s days as a wrestler are closing in and that’s sad.

Shane’s Pick: The Belfast Bruiser – He debuted great against Regal at Uncensored and had a hell of a match, so I expect that to carry over here.

Derick’s Pick: Glacier to win- With his 400 year old helmet handed down to him by some old dude in Japan, Glacier gets his vengeance tonight after the many beat downs by Wrath and Mortis. Glacier via Cryonic Kick to Wrath.

WWE Diva’s Championship Match: Nikki Bella vs Naomi

Robbie’s Pick: Naomi – Are the Bellas still leaving WWE?

Shane’s Pick: Bull Nakano- Really, she’s the best female wrestler in the company right now…how do you pick against her?

Derick’s Pick: Devil Masami- Now we go Live via satellite to Kanagawa, Japan for the Women’s title bout. Devil wins via Fire Valley to win. Sorry Zero, you knew your days were numbered.

Last Standing Match: Roman Reigns vs The Big Show

Robbie’s Pick: Roman Reigns – Good Lord this match reaks of bleakness but “we gotta make sure Roman looks strong.”

Shane’s Pick: The Giant – He’s been showing a lot of flavor since turning against the Dungeon of Doom a few weeks ago…that being said, Jimmy Hart did pay him off to beat up Sting recently, so we’ll see.

Derick’s Pick:  Ernest Miller- “The Cat” is not to be messed with. Once you get hit by the Feliner, you’ll be down for WAY longer than 10 seconds. Be sure to ask Elix Skipper tonight on the post-show what it’s like to get danced on by The Cat!!!

Chicago Street Fight: Dean Ambrose vs Luke Harper

Robbie’s Pick: Dean Ambrose

Shane’s Pick: Sting and Booker T – Lex Luger’s mouth may have gotten Sting into this match, but it will be Sting and Booker T that take out the Road Warriors and show who is dominate in WCW’s tag team division.

Derick’s Pick – Dustin Rhodes – This match is dangerous. Very dangerous. You have 2 competitors on the back of a big rig, trying to ring a bell on the other side of the tractor trailer. This honestly is a toss up, so I’m gonna pick Dustin.

Kiss My Arse Match: Dolph Ziggler vs Sheamus

Robbie’s Pick: Sheamus – Good Lord WWE! Stop making Dolph look stupid by putting him in terrible situations and awful matches!

Shane’s Pick: Marcus Alexander Bagwell – This kid has an amazing dropkick and it’s going to lead him to singles glory right now.

Derick’s Pick:  Jericho to retain- Raven is great. He really is. But expect Jericho Security to interfere to allow Chris to retain via Liontamer.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs The New Day

Robbie’s Pick: Cesaro and Kidd – Way to keep Cesaro on the preshow….again…

Shane’s Pick: Public Enemy – They got a good one over on the Nasty Boys the other night, so I see that carrying over to this match as well.

Derick’s Pick:  Minnesota Wrecking crew: I see the MWC going over Flair and Valentine. Gene and Old are on a huge roll as of late. Plus it seems to me that Flair has his eyes on the main title. So MWC to retain.

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Here we are at WWE’s biggest PPV of the year. While this hasn’t exactly been the most thrilling ride on the Road to Wrestlemania, there are still a few matches on this card I’m interested in seeing. That and it is Wrestlemania so it’s kinda of tradition. Let’s take a look and see how Kick Out at 2 predicts the outcome of Wrestlemania 31.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns

Robbie’s Pick: Brock Lesnar – I’m really glad to hear that Brock resigned with the WWE and that he has effectively retired from the world of MMA. I think Brock is exactly where he should be and I honestly do not see him letting go of the championship any time soon. In fact, if he holds onto the title for roughly 7 more months, he will take away CM Punk’s record of being the longest reigning WWE Champion of the modern era. With Punk not being one of WWE’s favorite people, I could really see them using Brock to take that achievement away from The Second City Saint. Brock isn’t going anywhere for awhile so they may as well make use of that new 3 year contract.

Shane’s Pick: Brock Lesnar – The moment Brock made his announcement, I feel that solidified him as keeping his belt at Mania.  They may still feel the need to go with their favorite boy in the end and give Reigns the belt, but I just feel that if they push him for another year, let him get better and make him earn it, then this same match at WM32 with Reigns winning will taste a lot better than it would this year.

Derick’s Pick: Brock Lesnar – Because he’s Brock F***ING! Lesnar!

Sting vs Triple H

Robbie’s Pick: Sting – I know this is the match that Shane and Derick are looking forward to the most so I will let the Master of WCW knowledge explain this match.

Shane’s Pick: Sting – Potentially the Stinger’s last match and I don’t believe that they’d bring him all the way in just to lose that one final match since this one isn’t against Taker.  This is the match I’m looking most forward to, just as Robbie said, and just as you can all read about in my Kick Out at Nitro segments!  I am, however, calling some interference by Sting’s longest foe, The Nature Boy, right now.

Derick’s Pick: Sting – I was WCW before I was WWE so I gotta go with what I know. Sorry, Hunter…. but “You’re still the best at Wrestling

WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Daniel Bryan vs Stardust vs Dolph Ziggler vs Luke Harper vs Dean Ambrose vs R-Truth vs Bad News Barrett

Robbie’s Pick: Daniel Bryan – My guess is WWE uses Daniel to help elevate the Intercontinental division. With Brock keeping the main title, I see them using top tier talent as the Intercontinental and United States Champions.

Shane’s Pick: Dean Ambrose – Honestly, I think it’ll be Bryan, but I’ve now sided with my compatriots twice and I didn’t want the third one in a row to happen.  I do REALLY hope it’s Ambrose, though!

Derick’s Pick: Daniel Bryan – Time to bring the IC title back to some relevancy.

The Undertaker vs Bray Wyatt

Robbie’s Pick: The Undertaker – The Streak is over and we haven’t seen The Undertaker in a year. I see him returning with a vengeance, with a purpose and the Dead Man will be there to show he hasn’t missed a step. My only question is will he return as The Dead Man, Big Evil or a new version we haven’t seen yet? At the end of the day, it isn’t Wrestlemania without The Undertaker.

Shane’s Pick: The Undertaker – As much as I would like to see Bray get this win, it doesn’t mean as much as it could have now.  Taker comes back, everyone is happy with a win and it vindicates last year, we all go home.

Derick’s Pick: The UndertakerSurely they won’t have him lose twice at Wrestlemania. I honestly think they realize they made a mistake last year and don’t see them doing that again.

Randy Orton vs Seth Rollins

Robbie’s Pick: Seth Rollins – I really wanted to pick Orton here. I really did. The only reason I’m not is because I know if Rollins lost here he would go on to cash in later in the night after the Main Event and I just don’t see anyone but Brock walking out as Champion. Orton has already gotten his retribution for being put out of action so I’m going with Rollins. This is the only match I don’t feel good about my pick and if Orton wins I will probably literally” kick myself where my appendix used to be!”

Shane’s Pick: Randy Orton – Seth is bulletproof right now, so the loss to Randy makes the fans happy and Rollins still has that briefcase he can use at any time.

Derick’s Pick:  Seth Rollins – If he loses at Mania it makes him look weak. Being Mr. Money in the Bank, I just see him walking out of Mania with a win.

WWE United States Championship Match: Rusev vs John Cena

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I’m still surprised Hulk Hogan isn’t in Cena’s corner but then again it may be a last minute addition to the match. I just see Cena winning here and USA getting the best of the “Evil Russian.” With all the America vs Russia stuff in this setup, I can’t see anyone but Hulk Hogan or Sylvester Stallone holding Cena’s hand high in victory.

Shane’s Pick: John Cena – I’m okay with this.  I wasn’t…until I watched Cena on Kimmel the other night.  Why isn’t he like that ALL the time.  Yes, it was jokey Cena, but it wasn’t silly jokey Cena and he actually put over Rusev as a threat…he just made funny comments on how he was going to win.  I liked it.

Derick’s Pick – Rusev – Because F*** Cena that’s why!

Wrestlemania Andre The Giant Battle Royal Match

Robbie’s Pick: Sheamus – Those return videos airing on RAW haven’t been for nothing.

Shane’s Pick: Hideo Itami – ‘Cause, why not?

Derick’s Pick:  Damien Mizdow – Wouldn’t that be the best thing EVER…. OF ALL TIME!?

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd vs The New Day vs Los Matadores vs The Usos

Robbie’s Pick: Cesaro and Kidd – You don’t put 3 baby face teams against the heels unless you really want them to pull all their hell like shenanigans.

Shane’s Pick: Cesaro and Kidd – What are they going to do…give it to the Uso’s for the eleventieth time?

Derick’s Pick:  Cesaro and Kidd – Cesaro should be the ruler of EVERYTHING!

Diva’s Tag Team Match: AJ Lee and Paige vs The Bella Twins

Robbie’s Pick: AJ and Paige – The Bellas are leaving. I care about that as much as I do this match. Why isn’t this the match that got bumped down to the pre-show?

Shane’s Pick: AJ and Paige – It’s Mania…babyfaces winning makes us feel good.

Derick’s Pick:  AJ and Paige – Because one of The Bellas is dating Cena. Let’s face it, I simply don’t pick anything Cena related….

 

The man of the hour…

Posted: March 3, 2014 by Kick Out At 2! in Shane D
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20140121-124924.jpgThere’s been a lot of “will he/won’t he” talk leading up to tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw.  Two months ago, CM Punk, like Steve Austin before him, took his ball and went home.  There’s been a lot of speculation about the status of Punk since then, as well as the reasons behind him taking off.  The general consensus is that it was a combination of nagging injuries and unhappiness with his current direction in the company.  Punk has held radio silence since that day, but the WWE Universe and, more importantly, the Internet Wrestling Community, has definitely been torn on how to proceed.

Which brings us to tonight…Raw…Chicago.

Chicago is one of WWE’s most vocal crowds without Punk being on the card to begin with.  With a lot of fan backlash over the booking decisions (namely those involving Batista and Daniel Bryan), many were looking to the overly vocal Chicago crowd to take WWE to task.  With Punk gone, everything from hostile takeovers of the product by the fans to full scale rioting has been mentioned.  WWE is apparently well aware of the plans to hijack the show…leading to the speculation and rumors that Punk will be making his return tonight.

We’re usually pretty Pro-Punk here at Ko@2, but I haven’t really wanted to take to the air too much over this because, honestly, I don’t know the whole story and I don’t feel the need to really speculate on a man’s personal decisions.

That being said, a lot of the Internet has been talking about it more than I ever could, so I wanted to weigh in on the reactions that I’ve been seeing over the last few weeks.

CM Punk doesn’t deserve our chants and praise because he walked out on us.

 I hold this one as a “I don’t know the whole story, so I’m not going to judge either Punk or the WWE for their actions.”   If Punk was legitimately hurt and that’s why he took time off, then why would I be upset at a man doing what was right for his body and his career?  If it was due to booking, surely a man with such respect for Steve Austin would realize that Austin holds the night that he did the same thing as the biggest regret of his career.  He left a lot of money on the table and spent 9 months at home not getting paid and leaving the WWE in a bad place without him.  The argument can be made that Punk is committing career suicide by doing this, but, honestly, Punk always struck me as a man who really wouldn’t worry about burning bridges as long as he felt he was morally right.

At the end of the day, I don’t boo or cheer a man for the actions they lead outside of the ring.  If I did, I’d cheer like a 5 year old boy every time John Cena came to the ring.  I don’t, however.  For me, what happens in the ring is all that is important (with one MAJOR exception, but this post isn’t the time or place for it).  If you like Punk, cheer Punk.  If you hate Punk, boo Punk.  Let personal issues remain personal and don’t boo or cheer someone based on their career decisions.

If Punk comes back, he should be brought into the main event for the title.

 Punk wants to headline Wrestlemania.  He’s told us that many times over the last few years.  He’s had huge matches over the last two Manias as well.  One as champion, the other against The Undertaker…the man who ONLY wrestles at the Grandest Stage.  Neither of those matches went on last.  Both times, Punk was pushed aside for the returning “part timer,” The Rock.   A lot of people believe that Rocky coming back stole a spot from a member of the current roster.  That’s the argument with Batista headlining Mania this year.

Honestly, I never bought that argument with The Rock.  The reason The Rock was given that spot is because no other wrestler on the active roster could generate the buys that Rock could.  They weren’t in that upper echelon yet.  As much as I love Punk, he’s not reached Rocky status yet.  Neither has Bryan.  Now, with Batista, I completely agree.  There are many on the roster that have eclipsed Batista at his brightest.  Daniel Bryan right now is hotter than Batista ever was.  He is taking a spot that, truthfully, is rightfully Bryans.

There are a lot that believe that if Punk comes back and is given a spot in the title match, that he is no better than Rock or Batista.  Now, shocker, this one I kind of agree with.  Does Punk deserve a Wrestlemania main event?  Without a doubt.  Does he deserve THIS one?  No.  This one is Bryan’s.  If anyone else is going to get entered into that match, it NEEDS to be Bryan.  Punk entering that match, with no build up since no one has even said Punk’s name in two months, would make no sense and would still keep Bryan out of the main event match that he deserves.

Punk is the reason that Bryan is wrestling HHH at Mania.  If he never left, Bryan would be in the title match!

 This one I call straight BS on.  If that title match spot was/is Bryan’s, then he’d go into it regardless of what Punk did.  This comes from the rumored Wrestlemania card that featured Punk Vs. HHH.  If Bryan’s now calling out HHH, then that HAS to be because Punk is gone, right?  Wrong.  Sure, it damn sure looks like that’s where they’re putting him on the Mania card, but I feel this is probably better than what they were going to give Bryan to being with (unless this was all a long build up to finally enter him into that match anyway).  Remember, that same rumored Mania card that featured Punk/HHH also featured Bryan/Sheamus…a match that NO ONE wants.  At least Bryan/HHH is a blow off to the current “Solid B+” story line.  A match with Sheamus wouldn’t have had any reason to happen other than they have wrestled at before.

Punk isn’t keeping Bryan out of the title match.  WWE is.

punkbryanotlPunk coming back should lead to an Iron Man match between him and Bryan.

 Wait…what?  What does this one serve?  Punk still doesn’t headline Mania.  Bryan still doesn’t get the title shot we all want him to have.  Why would this be an acceptable outcome at all?

Would I love to see the match?  Yes.  Should this be the outcome from this situation?  Oh Hell No!  It’s nothing more than wrestling fan masturbation.  It doesn’t pay off any story, doesn’t move anything forward, and doesn’t address any of the concerns we have about either party.  Plus, in Punk’s case, it STILL wouldn’t headline Mania as we’d still be left with Batista vs Orton.

 

Let’s hijack Raw tonight to show our displeasure!

 I guess this is the part where I play the old man of the IWC, but I hate this idea.  I think the idea of the crowd turning their backs to the matches and segments in the ring is entirely disrespectful.  Is the WWE giving is something that the vast majority (or at least the vocal majority) doesn’t seem to want?  Yes.  However, at the end of the day, they’ve got your money already.  If you want to make a statement about you not liking the product, stay at home.  Don’t buy the PPV.  Don’t give them your money.  We can yell for CM Punk or Daniel Bryan all we want, but they’re not going to go deviate from their plan until they’re good and ready.  I have been in “wait and see” mode for months with Bryan because I was sure that they would give him the title at Mania.  Now that it seems like they’re not going with that idea, I’m convinced they’re just not going to pull the trigger with Bryan any time soon.  I don’t think that we can chant for Bryan any harder than we do already…or voice our displeasure with their choice not to put the title on him any louder.  I feel that chanting for other people or, God forbid, turning your back on the performers is incredibly disrespectful to the people in the ring.  Is it Randy Orton’s fault Bryan isn’t wrestling?  Is it Cena’s?  Batista’s?  No, at the end of the day, it’s Vince’s.  If you’re unhappy with what Vince is feeding you, stop eating at his restaurant.  Simple as that.

I’m looking forward to Raw tonight to see what happens.  I’m still holding out hope that Bryan ends up in the title match.  I’m holding out hope that Punk comes out tonight…hell, I still hold out the smallest shred of hope that he’ll bring Colt Cabana with him!  I hope they setup Mania to be one of the biggest of all time…but, if they don’t pay off the way I want them to, I’ll go elsewhere.  Chikara’s coming back in May.  I’ve got thousands of hours of back catalog to watch on the WWE Network.  Hell, I’ll watch NXT, because Arrival was the best thing that WWE has produced in years.  But I won’t worry about the personal dealings of the in ring talent or worry about disrespecting the show in the ring.

But that’s just my two cents, I guess…

-Shane

This is a very cool PPV for 2 reasons. Not only is The Hell in a Cell Match an incredible structure but Kick Out at 2’s own Shane Dalton will be in attendance live for the PPV this Sunday! With Shawn Micahels being in the mix for The WWE Championship Match and Shane attending the event Sunday is going to be a pretty exciting night for us here on the site.

WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match: Randy Orton vs Daniel Bryan. Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels

Robbie’s Pick: Triple H – For some reason I see Daniel Bryan picking up the win here. Triple H being livid that Daniel Bryan has yet again won The WWE Championship despite his best efforts to keep the strap off him. Trips will immediately order Shawn to start a new match. Let’s face it John Cena and Triple H are both currently 13 time World Champions. Cena is defeating Alberto and Triple H’s ego isn’t going to let Cena pass his own personal record.

Shane’s Pick: Randy Orton – As much as I’d love to see Bryan pick up the win here, it’s just not going to happen at this point in time, I feel.  Whether it’s a Big Show swerve or an HBK swerve, I just have a feeling something is going to happen that will keep me from “Yes!-ing” along with Bryan at the end of this PPV.

Derick’s Pick: Daniel BryanNothing else seems legitimate. Bryan has had a World title and a WWE title reign. Total combined days of his reign? 2 days. Keep playing hot potato with the title and the legitimacy that Punk built gets kissed good-bye. Put it on Bryan and LEAVE it on Bryan.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio 

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I can’t believe I’m actually excited for Cena to be returning but The World Heavyweight Championship needs to be relevant again. If anything Cena holding it and hopefully facing Daniel Bryan in a future WWE/World Title Unification match would be awesome.

Shane’s Pick: John Cena – I REALLY hope this happens.  I know that we’re kind of hard on Cena around these parts, but the World Heavyweight title scene has been stale to me for a very long time and this would definitely shake it up.  Plus, it gives Cena the opportunity to really help push Damien Sandow when that time comes, so, I think it’s definitely best for business that Johnny boy show up and win the belt.  Plus…I’ve never seen a title change live, and I really wanna!

Derick’s Pick: John Cena – Due to people and children reading our articles, I can’t say what I really wanna say. So I’m shutting up now. I just…. Hate it. STUPID!!!

Hell in a Cell Handicap Match: CM Punk vs Ryback & Paul Heyman

Robbie’s Pick: CM Punk – I’m not betting against Punk. This is the time he gets his hands on Paul Heyman

Shane’s Pick: CM Punk – I have a feeling this will finally be the end of this run.  We’ll see.

Derick’s Pick: CM Punk – As much as I like this feud, I think the finality is in the near future. Especially if Bryan wins tonight. Build in IWC dream match, this time spread over months.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Rhodes Brothers vs The Usos vs The Shield

Robbie’s Pick: The Rhodes Brothers – It kinda sucks The Usos kinda got their No. 1 Contendership Opportunity crapped on but Goldust being in the mix with WWE Gold around his waist is nothing but…..good for business.

Shane’s Pick: The Shield – I may be wrong, but I see the Rhodes Brothers having the belts as just a way to get them to this match.  

Derick’s Pick: The Rhodes Brothers – You guys know me. I shouldn’t even have to answer this!! Goldust is back, and looking better than ever!!!


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

Robbie’s Pick: AJ Lee – If it was a sure thing Daniel bryan was going to win The WWE Championship I’d say Brie Bella for sure. I just dont think this is the case just yet. Plus AJ is awesome!

Shane’s Pick: AJ Lee – Brie is going to get it eventually…I just don’t think it’s now.

Derick’s Pick:  AJ Lee – I just don’t care. Really, I don’t. I FINALLY figure out who Kaitlyn is, and now she isn’t booked?!? Rob said I HAVE to pick one.

WWE Intercontiential Championship Match: Curtis Axel vs Big E. Langston

Robbie’s Pick: Big E. Langston – Curtis will somehow get into The Hell in a Cell Match and Big E. will solidify his new role as a face by becoming the New Intercontinental Champion and helping Punk get his hands on Paul Heyman.

Shane’s Pick: Big E Langston – I really want this to happen.  It’s time for Big E to really bust out and this is a great way for that to begin.

Derick’s Pick – Big E. Langston – Big guy has one hell of a push, and there’s no reason to slow RybLack down now. Black Lesnar is on FIRE!!! Plus, his logo was stolen from Food Lion. It’s true. Damn true.