|WWE SummerSlam 2012 Predictions|
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
Not thrilled to see this match. I don't care about the feud, I don't think the match quality will be good, and I'm expecting the whole point of it to simply end up just being a stroke of HHH's ego. If Lesnar comes out of this looking good and wins the match, then that might help, but if he just jobs to Triple H then I don't see how they can build him back up to anything credible for WrestleMania considering the limited amount of appearances he has left.
PREDICTION: Triple H wins.
WWE Championship [Triple Threat Match]: CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena vs. Big Show
So this was inevitable. CM Punk will act as a tweener, John Cena will be the babyface, and Big Show will be the heel. John Cena looks like he's about to win after giving an Attitude Adjustment to Big Show, but CM Punk kicks him in the head and then pins Big Show to retain the title. Cena then has a rightful claim to a match of his own against Punk at Night of Champions. Not a fan of this.
PREDICTION: CM Punk retains via pinfall on Big Show with Cena looking like gold, again.
World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
I would be shocked if Alberto Del Rio stays solo in this match. I'm expecting Rey Mysterio to be involved in some capacity. Either way, Sheamus retains. I can't see them giving it to Del Rio. He's just got nothing going for him at the moment. He doesn't have anything rolling for his character. If they gave him the title it would feel like they did it out of the blue. Sheamus will probably just be dropping it to Dolph Ziggler at some point - maybe even at SummerSlam if they want to do something big (but more than likely not). I'm not having high hopes for this match at all in terms of quality and I can see it being the opener of the pay-per-view.
PREDICTION: Sheamus retains.
Daniel Bryan vs Kane
This was obviously thrown together with nothing in mind ahead of time for either of them. I have no interest in this match as it won't have any lasting repercussions or anything of the sort. This is just a means to get the two of them on the card. Hopefully they don't waste a lot of time on it and they add some more matches to make up for it.
PREDICTION: Daniel Bryan wins.
Chris Jericho vs Dolph Ziggler
This is a feud I've been wanting for a really long time. I have high hopes that this will steal the show and be the best match of the night. Hell, it has potential to be a match of the year candidate, the way these two work. If Jericho is truly going to leave after this pay-per-view, that will be a shame as it will cut the feud short, but maybe they'll use that as a means to give us everything in this match. I hope it's used to put Ziggler over.
PREDICTION: Dolph Ziggler wins.
Tag Team Championship: Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Prime Time Players
Titus O'Neil and Darren Young are not good enough on their own. They needed AW and since he's been fired, it hinders them so much. I really don't like the tag team of Kofi and Truth. It has never made sense to me. They've got nothing in common other than being black men. By that rationality, why don't we just tag team Kane and Cody Rhodes since they're both white? They've never had a tag team name like Air Boom (stupid name, but at least they matched ring gear and shit) and it makes no sense for Kofi to be doing the Little Jimmy gimmick with Truth. I'd like to say I wish the Prime Time Players would take the titles from them, but without AW, they'd suck just as bad if not worse. We need some new tag teams instead.
PREDICTION: The Prime Time Players win the titles.
Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
Why isn't Christian getting this title match instead? That's stupid. Miz needs to retain the title. What's Rey Mysterio going to do with it, get injured?
PREDICTION: The Miz wins.
United States Championship [YouTube Pre-Show]: Santino Marella (c) vs. Antonio Cesaro
I'm not a big fan of Cesaro getting this title shot. He hasn't had a feud with anybody, he isn't exactly the most over guy with the crowd to bypass that, and I don't understand why some other people are floundering while he gets a shot instead (like Jack Swagger). I'm expecting Santino to win here, though. It would be interesting if he dropped the title on the pre-show, but I don't think that will happen. I still do wish Santino would drop it, though, particularly to Damien Sandow.
PREDICTION: Santino wins.
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