It's been a while since I've written on my Blogger account but I'm back and ready to jump back in!
I'm going to be giving my picks for the Night of Champions Pay Per View on Sunday! I have to say that this is one of the most confusing events for me this year because I legitimately do not know who's going to go over or what! The draft made me all confused and I'm so thankful for that. For at least one event I can be surprised and completely into the matches!
OK then! Onto the picks...
WWE Women's Championship
Katie Lea Burchill vs. Mickie James (c)
This one is probably the more easier one to call. I like Katie Lea and I like her character (minus the alleged incest). I also think she's a fairly decent woman wrestler. She still seems to need to get used to wrestling on television but I think she's done some good stuff thus far. Still, I'm going to go with experience in this department and my pick for this match is Mickie James. It doesn't seem like her Women's Championship reign has really had the chance to get off the ground yet (she was even left off the last event for another women's match!) and this is the perfect launching ground for her: a solid win over a good wrestler. However, if I'm wrong, look for some Paul Burchill interference and the next night on RAW they'll be saying "Whatever Katie wants... Katie gets!"
Natalya Neidhart vs. ???
Lots of ideas on who could be the mystery opponent of Natalya. Who will Vickie Guerrero pick?? If she picks anyone other than Michelle McCool I'll be upset. My gut thinks Maria but who knows! In any case I give the dupe to Natalya Neidhart, winner and NEW Diva's Champion.
WWE Tag Team Championship
Finlay & Hornswoggle vs. Miz & Morrison (c)
Actually not a bad match up. I like Miz and Morrison as a tag team and there's something endearing about a leprechaun and a father who wanted nothing to do with him until a few months ago. I also like how they've at least attempted to build this tag team tandem of Finlay and Hornswoggle up as a threatening force. I'm still going to predict a good match - short but sweet. These are the Smackdown Tag Titles and these are all ECW competitors now so it's a little weird and either way no one will be "bringing the titles home". Before the Supplemental Draft I would've picked Finlay and Hornswoggle but since it doesn't matter I'm keeping with Miz & Morrison.
World Tag Team Championship
Ted DiBiase & ??? vs. Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (c)
Another mystery opponent deal here. While I can't say for sure who Ted DiBiase's partner is going to be I do have an idea and it's a pretty obvious one - Lance Cade!! That's what I think at least. The World Tag Team Titles on RAW have been completely 100% meaningless and I'm glad they're at least making a meager attempt to give it a little credibility. Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes' reign over the "tag division" on RAW has been pretty boring and uneventful. I'm calling for the rookie and whoever his tag team partner is! Winner: Ted DiBiase & ???
WWE United States Championship
Chavo Guerrero vs. Matt Hardy (c)
OK, now I have a great idea for this match. I know both are ECW competitors but I still think Chavo is technically a Smackdown guy. Who knows though. Anyway, I'm calling for Matt Hardy to keep the championship and keep it throughout the summer when ECW makes the transition to the RAW roster.
For the Intercontinental Championship, even though there is no match booked yet, I read that the original idea was to have Jeff Hardy go for the Intercontinental Title but since he's on Smackdown it's thought to be off. I don't think so. I see Shawn Michaels interfering in this match and Jeff Hardy regaining the Intercontinental Championship, bringing it over to Smackdown! How great would that be??
Mark Henry vs. Big Show vs. Kane (c)
This one's a tough one. This is literally a RAW vs. Smackdown vs. ECW match! All are representing a different brand, with one being the champion of a brand he isn't a part of! I have no idea who could go over in this one. I really hope it's not Mark Henry but Kane is on RAW now and he'd have to pull double duty for RAW and Smackdown. Tough job. The best pick would be Big Show to win the championship and bring a little more star power to Extreme Championship Wrestling.
World Heavyweight Championship
Batista vs. Edge (c)
I'm not looking forward to this match at all. It's bad because I'm the Smackdown recapper but because this has been a played out main event for Smackdown since last year (even having this same match on the same event) I'm just not. I don't think there's anything they could do to impress me in this match. How long could it possibly go anyway? The card is loaded so I'm calling a ten minute match here with Edge going over. He's got to look good going into his wedding on July 11th!
John Cena vs. Triple H (c)
This is a good match up. Surprising that it wound up on Night of Champions but with the draft it all makes sense. I really couldn't say who's going over in this but I, of course, have my guesses. I think this is going to be a good match - their Wrestlemania XXII match showed they have good chemestry. I heard a little something that they want to set up Batista vs. John Cena for Wrestlemania. Could they start at Night of Champions? Could Batista come out after a referee bump and powerbomb the two of them and put John Cena over Triple H? It could happen! You never know. I like this match. Lots of possibilities. Worst case scenario is John Cena goes over in a hard fought match up.
I'm really excited for this Pay Per View. WWE hasn't put on a bad PPV all year and I don't think they'll start here - I hope I didn't jinx it! I'm a little nervous on some picks but I think I have the right ideas at least. It's going to be a good show! Enjoy it!
Until next time, wrestling fans!