Predictions for tonight’s WWE pay-per-view:
Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels: This might not be the “official” main event, but it is it the eyes of a lot of fans. The wild card in this highly anticipated match is how much Michaels’ performance will be affected by his slightly torn triceps. I fully expect Michaels to rise to the occasion, as it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that he stole the show while suffering from an injury. Because the rivalry likely isn’t ending with this match, coupled by the fact that Michaels might need a little time off to heal, I think Jericho is coming out on top.
World heavyweight title Championship Scramble: I definitely don’t see Kane, Rey Mysterio or JBL winning. Batista getting the victory is a possibility, but I expect Punk to retain, as his underdog story line continues.
WWE title Championship Scramble: I think this is the most intriguing of the three Scramble matches. When the participants for this one were first announced, I figured it was a perfect opportunity to elevate MVP. Then he reportedly got himself in the doghouse, so we can scrap that idea. I still don’t think Triple H is coming out of the match with the title. As a way for Triple H to remain strong, I look for him to make at least one pin (likely over the eventual winner), while not losing any falls himself. It’s way too early for The Brian Kendrick to be world champion, so that leaves Shelton Benjamin or Jeff Hardy.
Benjamin has been gaining momentum as of late, and reportedly his recent performances have impressed some key people in management. WWE could surprise everyone by pulling the trigger here and putting the belt on him. On the other hand, there has been some tension lately between Hardy and Triple H, and I could see Hardy winning the title to set up a program with him as champion and Triple H as challenger. I keep going back and forth between Benjamin and Hardy, but I’ll go with the bigger star and pick Hardy. Of course, I’ll probably end up being completely wrong and Triple H will walk out still the champion.
ECW title Championship Scramble: If The Miz wins, I riot. Actually, I don’t think Miz, Chavo Guerrero or Finlay have a shot. It would be quite the feel good story to have Matt Hardy win the title on the same night that his brother wins the WWE title, but I think Henry retains.
World tag team champions Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes vs. Cryme Tyme: Have to go with the champs here. DiBiase and Rhodes should be in line for a lengthy reign, and Cryme Tyme isn’t ready for prime time.
Divas champion Michelle McCool vs. Maryse: I think Maryse would make an entertaining heel champion, but it’s not going to happen. McCool wins with the Brazilian Heel Hook.