|WWE Hell in a Cell 2012 Spoilers|
WWE Championship: CM Punk (c) vs. Ryback
I'm surprised that they're going with Ryback here for two reasons. First, it looked like they were testing the idea of Ryback being a midcard champion with his MizTV segment but they must have decided to skip that step. Second, Ryback's getting the nod over John Cena. Now, both of those points are negated if it turns out that John Cena just isn't ready to compete. Then, this is a case of WWE trying something different and having a backup plan. In that case, kudos to WWE! That's what you should be doing all the time. I hope that this works out best for them. I'm curious as to how they're going to book this match, as you can't have Punk job out the whole time and then get a cheap win or it'll look unbelievable, nor can you have Ryback get his ass kicked and lose momentum. I hope they don't pull the trigger and give the title to Ryback, but I hope that he comes out of here with as much steam as he has going in. My favorite outcome of this match would be if Brock Lesnar came in to help CM Punk retain, which led to a match at Survivor Series between Team Heyman and Team McMahon (Lesnar and Ryback being captains of each time) and the WWE title being defended by CM Punk against John Cena. That may very well be a match that we can see happen.
PREDICTION: CM Punk retains.
World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus (c) vs. Big Show
This feud thankfully replaces the Alberto Del Rio feud, but I'm still not a huge fan of it. That's not to say that it can't be good, but at this point, I'm just entirely too frustrated with Sheamus's title reign, and it has all to do with the Del Rio matches. I don't care about Sheamus whatsoever holding the title, so unless they really step this up, I probably won't be a big fan of it.
PREDICTION: Sheamus retains.
Tag Team Championship: Team Hell No (c) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
Team Hell No is too popular right now to be losing the tag team titles. I can see Team Rhodes Scholars being the ones to take the championship away from them, then feuding with Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara, but I don't think the time is this pay-per-view. I'd expect Cody Rhodes to take the pin loss after a chokeslam.
PREDICTION: Team Hell No retains.
Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio
I'm not huge on this feud but that's because of the two people involved. I've been uninterested in Del Rio for quite a while now and Randy Orton's been just lounging it, it seems. Still, it's a duo of men that help fill out the midcard of the pay-per-view. I'd rather see these two face each other than to see The 3-Man Band have a match. I'm hoping that they're on separate teams of a Survivor Series match (Del Rio on Team Heyman and Orton on Team Ryback?) and their feud ends after that.
PREDICTION: Randy Orton wins.
Intercontinental Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz
I'm all for Kofi Kingston getting another push, even though I wish it didn't have to come at the expense of the Miz, who deserves to be higher up on the card at the moment than what he is. This match has the potential to be the best of the night and a real show-stealer. I'm looking forward to it.
PREDICTION: Kofi Kingston wins.
Divas Championship: Eve Torres (c) vs. Layla vs. Kaitlyn
This is a pointless storyline for a pointless division. It's better than not having a storyline, but there's still no interest as far as I'm concerned.
PREDICTION: Eve Torres retains by pinning Layla.
YouTube Pre-Show: John Cena Addresses AJ Lee's Firing
Wow. They couldn't have had Antonio Cesaro defend the United States Championship against Justin Gabriel in this spot? No John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler? What about a Brodus Clay match? R-Truth has nothing to do. Neither does Wade Barrett...nor Zack Ryder. Ridiculous.
PREDICTION: I'll be skipping it.
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