The final WWE PPV of 2007 is upon us. Which means it's time for The D-Lucks Armageddon Predictions!!! As usual winners in bold, match types in italics.
1. Womens Champion Beth Phoenix vs. Mickie James
With such little build up to the match over the last couple of weeks, I don't see the title changing hands here. In fact the match was hardly mentioned at all on Raw XV. And when we did last see Mickie and Beth in a match together, Mickie got obliterated. So Beth to retain tonight.
2. Finlay vs. The Great Khali
For the love of God, let Finlay beat the shit out of Khali tonight. I just want to see Finlay come out on top in this rivalry instead of the talentless hunk of useless that is The Great Khali. The only thing I enjoy about Khali is his music, and that's not saying much either. Finlay is too good an actual wrestler to job to Khali tonight, and in the future I think an Edge vs. Finlay WHC match would be awesome to watch. Provided of course that Finlay gets a push by defeating Khali and advancing from this storyline with Vinnie Mac. Finlay to win this one.
3. ECW Champion CM Punk and Kane vs. Big Daddy V and Mark Henry w/ Matt Striker
You know, I think BDV and Henry will actually be given the win tonight for some reason. The funny thing is, I don't actually know why I think this. I just have a gut feeling that Punk and Kane will be screwed somehow, possibly by Striker. So.... yeah. BDV and Henry for the victory. Pfft.
4. United States Champion MVP vs. Rey Mysterio
Let's put it this way, if MVP were to lose the belt to Mysterio tonight, it would make the whole MVP/Matt Hardy storyline that's been going on for a good half a year or so completely redundant and a waste of time. MVP has to win tonight in order for his stellar feud with Matt to continue once he returns, which should be quite soon if my memory serves me correctly. So MVP to retain the belt tonight.
5. Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Kennedy
If Kennedy is ever going to get back up to the position he was in during the time of WrestleMania 23 when he won Money in the Bank and had a main event slot at WrestleMania XXIV secured, he needs to re-establish himself with a win over HBK tonight. It really wouldn't hurt Shawn one bit if he were to let Kennedy go over tonight, and besides with the Rumble coming up soon and the Elimination Chamber's return at No Way Out, Kennedy, and Michaels to a lesser extent, has plenty of chances to claim his place at the top of the title contention ladder. So with any luck, Kennedy will get the win tonight and start his climb back up to the higher reaches of contention.
6. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy (Winner gets title shot at the Royal Rumble)
In a similar fashion to Kennedy/Michaels, it wouldn't hurt The King of Politics one bit if Jeff were to be given the push of defeating him for a title shot against Orton at the Rumble. Jeff doesn't necessarily have to win the title at the Rumble, but it would elevate him further just to be given the shot and the win over HHH.
Then again it remains to be seen whether Hunter can put his selfishness to one side for one night only. Jeff to win, hopefully.
7. World Heavyweight Champion Batista vs. Edge vs. THE UNDERTAKAAHHHH (Triple Threat Match)
Honestly, I think it would be fantastic to see the greatest heel in the business today win the title. Can you imagine the heat Edge would get if he cheated to win the title tonight? His hatred from the fans would go through the roof if it were to happen, especially so considering his partnership with Vickie. Plus the fans will be more desperate to see the faces such as Taker, Batista, or even Finlay (see Match 2) beat the holy high hell out of him.
So please, Vince, Steph, Creative or whoever it is in charge of this match's turnout. Have Edge win tonight. I beg of you. For the furious shitstorm of marks that would occur.
8. WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Chris "In Soviet Russia, Secrets Are Kept Well" Jericho
Now, we all know Jericho's return wasn't even half as shocking or unexpected as it was meant to be. As such, he's now essentially just another man on the roster again after being rather stupidly portrayed as quite weak following his back-and-forth match with a man who was beaten with one kick and a Frog Splash in about 30 seconds by Rob Van Dam.
In essence, Orton is the one most likely to win tonight. However, I think that Orton should, like Edge, have to cheat to retain the belt. Not only does it make Jericho look stronger by not being pinned cleanly, it also gives us the possibility of a Triple Threat Orton/Jericho/Hardy match at the Royal Rumble, which in my opinion would be a great match if done right.
But for now, I have to pick Orton to retain the championship tonight.
And that marks the end of not only my Armageddon predictions, but my series of predictions for 2007.
So people, thoughts on my predictions?