Wrestlin’ Predictions, Summer of 2013.
I never write wrestling predictions, but what the hell, let’s give it a try. This is my estimate of what’s going to happen in the next couple of months, angles that could go up till Wrestlemania.
Mark Henry beats John Cena. Daniel Bryan beats Mark Henry. Ryback beats Daniel Bryan. Rob Van Dam wins Money in the Bank. RVD cashes in on Ryback. CM Punk beats RVD. That leads to CM Punk VS. Daniel Bryan, with Bryan most likely winning.
Big man with a plan.
Explanation: Cena doesn’t have much to do, and Henry could use a short WWE title run at the end of his career. Bryan VS. Henry is the typical David VS. Goliath story, he overcomes the odds and wins. But, the WWE invested a lot in Ryback, so Ryback beats Bryan. This justifies Ryback’s push and makes the fans support Bryan even more. Ryback can beat him severely, meaning there could be an injury angle as well, which makes the whole title chase more significant.
RVD likes weed, therefore, I cheer for RVD.
RVD’s comeback isn’t a flop because he cashes in on Ryback, then fights Punk for respect based on their ECW legacy. Punk wins the WWE title from RVD, then Bryan challenges him and wins, thus completing the true underdog story of success.
Dolph Ziggler defeats Alberto Del Rio, goes into full face mode. If the WWE gives him HBK’s Superkick as his finisher – which has been discussed many times – he is solidified as a face. Kaitlyn beats AJ Lee for the Divas title and turns heel. Why? Because AJ Lee is a loner among the Divas, Stephanie is against her, she’s a natural dork, a superfan who became a wrestler, so her natural character should be face, not a psycho bitch heel. This gives us a very cool face stable of Ziggler, AJ and Big E. Comedy and in-ring action guaranteed.
Friends VS. Clients.
Brock Lesnar will defeat CM Punk. Punk beat Jericho in his comeback, so he came back strong, but Lesnar needs to keep establishing himself as an unstoppable monster, so he gets the win against Punk. Punk needs to lose to heel Lensar and separate himself from Paul Heyman, making him the antihero face the fans love to cheer. RVD aligns himself with Punk because he is also a Paul Heyman guy, but wasn’t brought back by Heyman to the WWE, he was brought back by Triple H. They form an alliance, because they’re the perfect odd couple: a straight edge punk and a stoner, while both share martial arts skills and both are (former) Heyman guys. Their WWE title match is face VS. face, based on the theme ‘ECW original VS. The New Breed’, and it’s about respect. Keyword: respect, because that’s what CM Punk is all about and that’s what the crowds used to shout at RVD back in the original ECW, when his theme was ‘Walk’ by Pantera. RVD is definitely coming back as a face because the fans are hungry for him, plus this establishes Triple H, the man who brought him back, as the face boss of the WWE, Vince is the crazy old man heel boss – using The Shield to ‘take care of business’, and Stephanie is the tweener boss. Will Shane show up? That’s questionable because he’s the only McMahon doing his own thing, staying away from the company.
What will Cena do? He doesn’t have to chase the title, he can fight heel Orton, and get ready to face the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30. Heyman is the top antagonist, the leading heel of the company, Vince is there to shake things up as the crazy old man heel on a constant power trip, while Zeb Colter is Heyman for the midcard. But they are both very much involved in the creative process, behind the scenes.
Most of this is probably wrong, but it would be cool to see it happen.