Will Bischoff be Unforgiven?
Aha a WWE PPV that I can actually see, they come along as often as England winning against Australia as cricket – sorry but it won’t last. If you’re American you won’t have a clue what cricket is, think baseball with class! Anyway, time to preview the latest Raw PPV which isn’t quite as classy as Vengeance and I bet the buy rates will show that.
WWE Title: John Cena v Kurt Angle
Angle is at the top of his game at the moment but will that lead him to the WWE Title at Unforgiven? Bishcoff certainly hopes so, if he could he’d get Ashley a title shot against Cena if he thought he could screw him out of the title. However, as much as I hate Cena (and I do), I feel he’ll keep the belt this Sunday but sooner or later…
The build-up has been pretty boring to say the least. The same old Eric bemoaning the fact he hasn’t got dark hair anymore and instead has a dark mood as he tries to get the belt off Cena. Isn’t it obvious that soon the WWE board will have a go at him and Foley or Austin will return? For Jericho and Carlito, read Angle and Tomko, it’s the same mix of in-ring attacks, a bit of homophobia from Cena and an inevitable handicap match. Surely the creative team has something better than this? I go for Cena to win but probably by an Angle DQ.
IC Title: Carlito v Ric Flair
It’s going to happen, it honestly is, Carlito is going to defend the IC title on TV and it’s against a man in his 50’s. OK it’s Ric Flair but what is the whole point of this? The IC Title has been used as a stepping stone for wrestlers such as Michaels, Savage and Ultimate Warrior, on their way to greater things. That could apply to Carlito if he actually bothered to wrestle more, but what will it say if Flair becomes IC Champ? I feel this is just a prelude to something far bigger, in fact a completely different Game, yes ‘THE GAME’. October sees the return of Triple H but could he be back this Sunday to help Triple C? Talk is of a new DX with the possible return of X-Pac who might even show up for a PPV and could Michaels turn again? Or possibly how about a new Evolution of Triple H, Triple C and Chris Masters? I go for Carlito to keep the belt but how, I’m not sure but it won’t be clean I can tell you that.
Tag Titles: Hurricane and Rosey v Cade and Murdoch
Now here’s where the title change comes. Amazingly the tag titles are being defended on a PPV rather than Heat. I still feel very uncomfortable when the Hurricane music plays (just what are his super powers apart from an amazing ability to job?) but his title reign will end on Sunday. Cade and Murdoch are nothing special that’s for sure and the cowboy gimmick is an ancient one. I go for them to win and then feud with Venis and Viscera, so help us God.
Shawn Michaels v Chris Masters
So the big Masters push continues and Michaels goes from main event to helping push a rookie. Masters has just one move and once that gets broken what does he have left? Michaels is hilarious, if not a fool, on the mic these days and of course still has great ability in the ring. Not sure what’s going to happen here, but I have a feeling that there might be some outside interference here. I go for a Michaels win but the master lock reputation will live for another day.
Steel Cage: Matt Hardy v Edge
The feud continues and so does the belittling of Matt Hardy. Since Summerslam he’s lost to Conway (who’s probably bound to be on Heat) and even been kicked in the balls by Lita, not to mention nearly getting ‘killed’ in that street fight with Edge. Has Vince got it in for the guy who earns him money but causes problems with his mouth? Possibly and we’ll probably know for sure if Edge gets a convincing win here. Dare I even think of the moment when Lita turns on Edge and goes back with Matt? It could happen someday and possibly even Sunday. This should be a good match and blood is guaranteed but with Edge still having that title shot I feel he’ll get the momentum yet again, what then for Matt eh?
Trish and Ashley v Torrie and Victoria
At last Trish is back and we never did see her stripped of the women’s title for not defending it. No title shots here but the woman I feel sorry for is Victoria as this surely must be leading up to a Trish v Torrie feud over the belt while Victoria probably has just Ashley to face and Candice just looks pretty. At least three of the girls can wrestle. It’s a shame that in a split second Trish turned face after all the work put into her as a heel. I go for a dodgy win by Torrie and Victoria, though I’d love to see Trish turn on Ashley and all three beat her up!
Big Show v Snitsky
Oh heck, two slow big guys and a boring foot fetish storyline. Not much to say about this, so I go for a Big Show win but where does he go from here? Kane is a possibility I suppose.
It’s not a bad card but with the women’s match, Big Show v Snitsky and the tag title match that’s three possible stinkers so I doubt I’d be unforgiven for saying this might not be a classic PPV.