WWE No Mercy Predictions
With Football season
upon us, everybody has their picks and predictions for every Saturday,
Sunday, and Monday night. The Outside Influence is no exception. Although
we are not talking about football (GO BROWNS!!!), we are talking about
WWE No Mercy. I felt that Unforgiven was a good pay-per-view so let's
make it two in a row Vinnie Mac. My picks will be in plain text and the
Perfect One's will be in italics. Enjoy.
Championship Title Match
Hell In A Cell
Brock Lesner vs. The Undertaker
I haven't seen much of the build up for this rematch but if this match
is anything like their match at Unforgiven, then it is going to be one
hell (no pun intended) of a match. As Unforgiven proved, the Undertaker
can still go. That won't help the Undertaker here though. I felt that
the Undertaker's last title reign would indeed be his last. Brock Lesner
gets hopefully a clean win here. I don't see any sick bumps being taken
here. The Undertaker is too old and why would the WWE risk injury to the
"Next Big Thing".
WINNER and still WWE Undisputed Champion:
I don't get to
see Smackdown much anymore, but I do not think the WWE is foolish enough
to end the push of a guy that they have pushed to the WWE "Undisputed"
Championship just like that. Undertaker needs to do the "right thing"
and put Lesnar over.
Winner and still WWE Undisputed Champion:
World Title and WWE Intercontinental Title Unification Match
Kane vs. Triple H
This one is really hard to call. It seems that the WWE wants to give Kane
a push. Just look at the last few weeks of RAW. But you always have to
look at the Stephanie Factor. What is the Stephanie Factor? Well, Triple
H is "banging" the boss's daughter Stephanie.
Come on that can't hurt. It gives Triple H some clout. Triple H is all
over RAW and I can not remember the last time that Triple H lost cleanly.
Hmmm...unless the WWE wants to really push a rematch, I look for Kane
to get the win here. Plenty of Ric Flair interference to be sure. I look
for the Hurricane to be involved as well. Hopefully this will kill off
the Katie Vick storyline and the pun was very much intended.
WINNER and NEW RAW World Champion:
I agree with Dan
Glamour in that this is a hard one to call. However, I think the Stephanie
Factor is too strong in this one. Besides, WWE seems to be trying to recreate
the Greenwich snob in Triple H, and that just would not work if he wasn't
Winner and still Raw World Champion:
Rob Van Dam vs.
I'd hate to say it but this match might be my Bathroom match of the night.
What, this is a Rob Van Dam match!?! This is a terrible match up. Rob
Van Dam is so much quicker than Ric Flair. If Van Dam loses, then it will
only be because Ric Flair cheats. Rob Van Dam did the "JOB"
last month so look for him to get the win.
Rob Van Dam
Whoo! Even in 2002,
Slick Ric is still the man. RVD is cool, but Flair still needs to be a
credible force. Like it, or don't like it, but you should have learned
by now to love it, cuz its still the best thing going today.
WWE Tag Team Championship
Chris Jericho and Christian vs. Booker T and Goldust
Let's go back to Summerslam 2002. Booker T and Goldust should have won
the Tag titles from the Un-Americans. It seems that the Tag Team titles
are being moved alot
lately. I also do not think that the WWE has any confidence in Booker
T and Goldust. By hook or crook, Chris Jericho and Christian retain their
titles. Christian has co-held the WWE Tag Team titles nine times. Good
thing he is not like DDP. "The nine time, nine time, nine time..."
WINNERS and still WWE Tag Team Champions:
Christian and Chris Jericho
I would love to
see Booker T pushed to the next level. First, however, he needs to get
out of the Tag Team division. Although they're funny, Booker T and Goldust
are not going to win this match. Besides, WWE has a potential goldmine
with a Booker T/Jericho feud in the makings. Giving Booker T the early
edge in this wouldn't be too wise.
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions:
Christian and Chris Jericho
Women's Championship Title Match
Trish Stratus vs. Victoria
There is a possibility that this might not be a bad match. It is a women's
match though. Trish is a lot better than she was a year ago. I will even
say that Tris is better than she was six months ago. Victoria is just
a gamer. She spent several years training to
become a WWE Superstar at Ohio Valley Wrestling. It doesn't hurt that
they are both incredibly hot too. We need a Linguire rematch immediately.
Oh yeah...the match...I don't really care who wins. Let's flip a coin.
Heads it is Trish and tails it is Victoria.
Here it goes...tails...Victoria wins.
WINNER and NEW WWE Women's Champion:
The Women's division
has always been pretty predictable. Get a popular face champ, find a tough,
brutal heel challenger and have her win. In a few months, the face wins
the belt back after a series of matches. Just ask Alundra Blayze, Lita,
and most recently Trish Stratus. Sorry Trish, but Victoria has this one.
Winner and new WWE Women's Champion:
WWE Smackdown Tag
Team Title Tournament Final
Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle vs. Edge and Rey Mysterio Jr.
I really hate when enemies or people with tension between them co-hold
tag team titles. For example, "Stonecold" Steve Austin and Shawn
Michaels defeated Owen Hart and "The British Bulldog" Davey
Boy Smith for WWF Tag Team titles on Monday Night Raw in 1997. Saddly
both Owen and Davey Boy are no longer with us. Then Austin and Michaels
fought each other at King of the Ring 1997 while they were tag champs.
It looks like the WWE is heading in the same direction with Kurt Angle
and Chris Benoit. This will be a good match but I am sick and tired of
both shows having their own titles. All four contestants are excellent
performers. I believe the Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle will win this match.
This will be the match of the night though.
WINNERS and NEW WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titlists:
Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle
Mr. Glamour has
it right again with this one. Benoit and Angle have tension, so they'll
pull out the "unlikely" win over Edge and Rey-Rey.
Winners and New WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions:
Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle
Dawn Marie vs.
If you are looking for this one to be a scientific wrestling match, then
you will be sadly disappointed. This one will hopefully be a catfight,
pure and simple. Please don't ruin this match by having a wrestling hold
in it. I find both of these women very attractive. I also noticed that
there is a guy playing Torrie Wilson's far. BAR HIM FROM THE BUILDING!!!
This asshole is probably going to ruin the match. Torrie Wilson wins this
match because it really doesn't mean anything.
This match is pointless.
Instead of putting a real match on between two hard-working athletes,
WWE is flaunting its women. Who cares.
No Mercy could
be a successful card, provided that enough time is given to matches and
the Dawn Marie/Torrie Wilson encounter is held to a minimum. Kane/Triple
H, although a main-event quality match, could be the "sleeper"
of the night. I don't think many are giving this one much of a chance,
but with the pressure building on the WWE, Triple H needs to put his money
where his mouth is and have a match the likes of something we haven't
seen from him in over a year. I'm hoping for something special from these
two, especially with the additional storyline (albeit a weak one) surrounding
the match. Don't forget to order No Mercy live on Pay Per View this Sunday
and support the WWE!