PPV Predictions – WWE Summerslam 2010

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Before I begin, I would just like to mention that the final scene with RVD bloodied on the floor is just about the most Hardcore thing to happen in what was otherwise a fine TNA program. Hell, if this was the PPV and I was in a position to buy PPVs, I’d buy this one rather than Hardcore Justice.

Speaking of PPVs I’d be willing to buy, here comes Summerslam and despite the one Divas match on the card, it’s shaping up to be one fine PPV event with a number of intriguing match-ups and a real potential for new stars to break through, which is always a wonderful thing to witness. But enough of that. Let’s get to the picks:

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PPV Predictions – WWE Fatal 4-Way 2010

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Tonight’s WWE Fatal Four Way Pay-Per-View is brought to you by the letter F, the letter A, the letter I, and the letter L. What do those letters spell? F.A.I.L.

Five whole matches on PPV. Mind you, three of them are four-way matches and they’re all title matches, but really, five whole matches? That’s the best you can do? Are you going to wing it for the rest of the card?

I guess five matches is enough for them to fit in the NXT invasion bits, which is the origin of our four letters today. I mean, seriously; Bryan Danielson or no Bryan Danielson, WWE had a goldmine with this thing and not even a week later, in the first segment no less, they fucked it up. They’re going to need to do something BIG in order to recover from that.

But enough about FAIL. Let’s talk about the PPV and discuss the matches:

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PPV Predictions – WWE Over The Limit 2010

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We’re going over the limit, kids! WWE Over The Limit!  Okay, that sucked. My apologies…

Yep… you know the drill. Let’s get this over with…

 

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PPV Predictions – TNA Sacrifice 2010

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Yep. I’m doing picks for a TNA PPV. Go figure.

It’s TNA Sacrifice. The first PPV of the new age where Impact sees a return to Thursdays after being humbled and tapping out (and they can sugar-coat it any way they want, but that is the case) and the tag champs are Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. What a pile of shit. Fuck you, TNA.

Okay, okay. Let’s get this over with. Updated with results.

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PPV Predictions – WWE Extreme Rules 2010

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Good news for WWE – The RAW brand had made it back to America this past Wednesday night after being stuck in Europe due to volcanic activity in Iceland. Thus ensuring that the Extreme Rules PPV will continue as advertised.

Bad news for WWE – They lost a potential buyer of their PPV… alright, so I was never planning on buying the PPV, but man, that would have made for a fun time if half the PPV had to be scrapped on the fly due to the RAW crew being stuck in Europe due to additional volcanic activity or something.

In any case, here are my picks for the as-planned PPV. Will update this post with results once the PPV is done with.

Note: Some updated results…

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PPV Predictions – WWE Bragging Rights 2009

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Originally posted on the current DTM Rambles blog in October 2009.

I’m trying to figure out whether this is a decent trade-off.

Last year and years prior, WWE held a PPV called Cyber-Sunday – originally called Taboo Tuesday – where WWE fans would have their say on what happens in certain matches… i.e. who does the champion face, what stipulation between two men are there, what silly costume do the Divas wear in order for us to care about them, and so on and so forth. It was a novel concept, but for some reason – possibly something to do with sales being shit – WWE decided to drop that PPV in favor of Bragging Rights, which is touted as a Smackdown vs Raw encounter, but only ends up being one match billed as such… and a Divas match.

In any case, it’s another generic PPV. So let’s get this over with… UPDATED WITH RESULTS

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PPV Predictions – WWE Hell In A Cell 2009

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Originally posted on the current DTM Rambles blog in October 2009.
Updated musings can be found at dtm666.com

This is the first PPV Predictions on this blog, where I take a wrestling PPV and make some predictions. Even though this is a scripted form of entertainment, people still make bold bets and predictions as to how the show will progress. I’ve done this on and off on my other blog and decided to continue the tradition here. I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself an expert or “smart fan”, just someone who has followed this style for ten years. With that bit of expository bullcrap out of the way, we begin the tale in question.

So, WWE has gone off the deep end with these stipulation-themed pay-per-views as of late. First it was Breaking Point, where the main events were all either submission matches or I Quit matches. And now WWE has decided to have a Hell In A Cell PPV, where you’re guaranteed multiple HIAC matches in one night… and chances are all of them are going to not very good. Listen, I’m sorry to say, but a Hell In A Cell in this more family-friendly WWE product (if you want to call it such) is not much of a good idea. Unless there’s blood or even an insane stunt pulled off to really emphasis the dangers of the match, it’s just nothing more than a cage match featuring a bigger cage surrounding the ringside area. I mean, does anyone remember the final days of WCW when they had cage matches? Remember the cage they used. It was similar in design to Hell In A Cell, but it wasn’t called that. It was called cage matches. At this point, the Hell In A Cell should be considered a relic of a past era long gone and should be retired as such. But you know those wacky WWE bookers…

Like the previous PPV before it, only main event worthy matches take place in the Cell. The rest are your generic cookie-cutter matches with no stipulations imposed whatsoever. So click on the rollover link to check out some of my thoughts and predictions. UPDATED WITH WINNERS AND MY TALLY.

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