This Sunday is the 25th Anniversary of Summerslam and the card looks top notch this year. The buildup has been good and has been a lot better on TV then we have seen in awhile. When doing my predictions I don’t just look at whats going on in the eyes of television. I also look at what’s going on behind the scenes ans backstage. With that being said here is the card for Summerslam 2012
UNITED STATES CHAMPION SANTINO MARELLA VS. ANTONIO CESARO
A lot of people been having mixed feelings about Antonio Cesaro but considering Santino hasn’t really had many title defenses and he’s been apart of the mid-card uprising that has been speaking out about pay I have a feeling we will see a new champion. They have been humiliating all the talent speaking out against how they are being paid. Just ask JTG and R-Truth.
KANE VS. DANIEL BRYAN
No matter what the WWE does, people love Daniel Bryan or love to hate him in a good way. His YES! and NO! chants draw such a crowd reaction that it’s hard not to respect him. There have been rumors that Charlie Sheen might show up and get into a confrontation with Bryan. If that’s the case then I am going with Kane for the win. Sheen will come out and distract Bryan or show up after Bryan loses.
CHRIS JERICHO VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER
Both men have similar attitudes and were inspired by greats from the past. Chris Jericho has become his own person after many years of idolizing Shawn Michaels and Ricky Steamboat. Dolph Ziggler has gotten a lot of comparisons to Mr. Perfect which are well deserved. However Dolph isn’t looking to be the next Curt Hennig. He is looking to be Dolph Ziggler and I believe this match will help him get there. With Chris Jericho going on tour look for Dolph Ziggler to get the win. Also don’t be surprised to see Dolph again during this pay-per-view.
WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS KOFI KINGSTON & R-TRUTH VS. THE PRIME TIME PLAYERS
Both these teams have had some issues as of late. R-Truth is one of those who has been complaining about pay and The Prime Time Players lost AW as their manager. However at this point in time the Players are a more marketable team and have a better look as a tag team. I am going with The Prime Time Players to win the WWE Tag Team Championships.
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION THE MIZ VS. REY MYSTERIO
These two have had different paths this year. Mysterio being injured and suspended while The Miz was in the doghouse and filmed a WWE movie. I am totally unsure of the outcome of this match but considering The Miz has a movie due out soon I will put my money on him to retain the Intercontinental Championship.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION SHEAMUS VS. ALBERTO DEL RIO
I am not sure about this match because in my opinion neither of them are believable as champion. I personally don’t like either man in the World Championship picture. I think because of Triple H’s philosophy of having longer title reigns Sheamus will retain. Don’t be surprised though if someone sneaks up on cashes in their Money in the Bank briefcase. It could be a good way to make Dolph Ziggler a face or keep him going strong as a heel. It depends on what WWE does.
WWE CHAMPION CM PUNK VS. JOHN CENA VS. BIG SHOW
As we all know The Rock is due to wrestle for the WWE Championship at the 2013 Royal Rumble. I believe this match will determine who is Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania 29. Instead of predicting the winner I am going to give you three scenarios and you can predict for yourself.
1. Big Show wins the WWE Title and loses it to The Rock at the Royal Rumble. Then The Rock goes on to defend the title at Wrestlemania 29 against Punk or Cena or perhaps both.
2. John Cena wins the WWE title and loses it to The Rock at the Royal Rumble. Then The Rock goes on to defend the title at Wrestlemania 29 against CM Punk.
3. CM Punk retains the title and loses it to The Rock at the Royal Rumble. Then The Rock goes on to defend the title at Wrestlemania 29 against John Cena.
All the scenarios are good but its going to depend on what the people backstage want. I personally do not want to see another Cena-Rock match at Wrestlemania. I think Punk can get a way better match out of The Rock, not to mention CM Punk gave The Rock the G.T.S. at RAW 1000. No matter the outcome I believe CM Punk and The Rock will cross paths at some point in 2013.
TRIPLE H VS. BROCK LESNAR
The perfect storm as it’s being called is now going to be a fight that’s gotten personal. Paul Heyman has talked about Triple H’s children and Brock Lesnar has broken Triple H and Shawn Michaels arm. Shawn Michaels Summerslam appearance is in jeopardy due to Lesnars attack but if I know the Heartbreak Kid he will come through for Triple H. I believe Lesnar will win the match and regain some momentum headed into his next match and next pay-per-view where ever and who ever that will be. This fight is going to be one for the ages and I think Triple H and Brock Lesnar are going to have a better match then Cena did with Lesnar at Extreme Rules.
Summerslam looks great on paper and there is rumored to be one or two more matches added. I have heard the possibility of Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes or Damien Sandow vs. Brodus Clay as extra matches. I am looking forward to biggest show of the summer. Be sure to check back for a recap of the show and how it will effect the rest of the year.