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Predictions for tonight’s WWE pay-per-view:
WWE champion Randy Orton vs. John Cena in a 60-minute Iron Match: The real question here is if Orton and Cena can prove the critics wrong and keep the audience interested for a whole hour. It will be a challenge. As for who is going to win, I feel confident that it’ll be Cena. The stipulation is that he has to leave Raw if he loses, and I don’t see him going to Smackdown at this time. I expect Ted DiBiase Jr. to get involved and cost Orton the title.
World heavyweight champion The Undertaker vs. Batista vs. Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk in a fatal four-way match: This match presents the perfect opportunity to get the title off The Undertaker without him having to do a job, and that’s what I think is going to happen. I don’t see Mysterio winning the title, so that leaves either Batista or Punk. I’d love to see Punk regain the championship, but my guess is that Batista is going to win. Batista certainly seems on his way to a heel turn, although it probably won’t happen tonight.
Team Raw (DX, The Big Show, Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes and Jack Swagger) vs. Team Smackdown (Chris Jericho, Kane, Finlay, Matt Hardy, The Hart Dynasty and R-Truth): I agree with those who believe The Big Show is going to double-cross his team and help Team Smackdown win, which will then lead to a tag team title program between Big Show and Jericho and DX. It will be interesting to see how strongly guys such as Kingston, Swagger, Rhodes, The Hart Dynasty and R-Truth are booked in this match.
The Miz vs. John Morrison: This match between former tag team partners should be really good. Morrison has more upside, so I’m going with him.
Raw Divas (Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim and Melina) vs. Smackdown Divas (Michelle McCool, Natalya and Beth Phoenix): I think the Smackdown heels will beat the Raw babyfaces. I have a feeling Kim is going to figure in the decision in some way, either by doing the job or perhaps by turning on her teammates.