Shocked to say the least at the amount of predictions. Didn't think that many people clicked on this thread, so it's a very nice shock.
No Way Out is just about done, with all of the matches finished, and only a bit of the shit (for lack of a better word) in between the matches to be finished. Despite being back at school, if the show isn't up by Friday, I'll be amazingly surprised. As for after then, I'll probably have a bit of time away from this thread to stockpile some shows at a pretty slow writing pace so that I can concentrate on my schooling. Still, expect me to be around and reviewing the guys that I do.
News & Notes
We are just a few hours away from No Way Out, and with the event set to be the last Pay-Per-View stop on the road to WrestleMania 22, we have heard many rumours about the happenings of tonight’s event.
~ Perhaps the biggest story is the rumours of a WWE legend backstage at the event. No sources have confirmed who it is, but rumblings are that a past icon of the WWE, possibly from the attitude era, is backstage, set to appear tonight to maybe start a program which will involve them at WrestleMania 22. While many people are hoping for The Rock, that option appears unlikely, although it is expected that this person is a major star of the past.
~ The inside news is that WWE is not going to swerve us tonight. Many matches appear to have obvious winners, and for the most part it appears that obvious winners will indeed by allowed their time in the sun. Batista is the main choice, with a natural program with Randy Orton for WrestleMania 22 seeming much more likely than Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton. Chris Benoit is set to take the win over Orlando Jordan as well, setting up a final match between Benoit and Booker, possibly at WrestleMania 22, while The Undertaker looks set to defeat JBL, and Brent Albright to defeat The Boogeyman. This is thought to be The Boogeyman’s last involvement on the blue brand, at least for now, while the future of The Cabinet and The Undertaker is unknown at the moment.
~ Rey Mysterio vs. Mr. Kennedy is a feud that has been built as big, with Kennedy and Mysterio demanding almost more time than the main feud on SmackDown!, Batista vs. Mark Henry. Despite this, it is thought that tonight will be their one blow off match, at least for now, as Mr. Kennedy is said to be an early favourite for the Money in the Bank Match, especially since creative appear to be high on him following his return in which he has been pushed amazingly heavily, commanding a lot of mic time. It is thought that Rey Mysterio may also gain himself entry into the Money in the Bank Match, and that Kennedy and Mysterio can continue to feud possibly beyond there, with the possibility of the briefcase finding itself in the middle duo to the storyline of whether Mysterio can compete at the highest level being a strong chance.
~ Perhaps the match that is hardest to predict the victor of is the Cruiserweight Title match. While Kid Kash has done a great job as been champion, and has been featured heavily on the blue brand, Juventud seems a natural to take the title to gain revenge on Kash. Add in the fact that Kash has beaten every other cruiserweight in the division besides Juvi, and you have an interesting situation. Rumblings indicate that Kash may move onto a heavyweight spot after dropping the title to Juvi, but that would still leave the Cruiserweight Title in limbo for WrestleMania.
~ MNM are expected to retain their WWE Tag team Titles against Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore. While Hardy & Moore have bested MNM in their feud, MNM are seen as the best tag team currently in the WWE, and losing to what is ultimately a makeshift team, despite the history of Hardy & Moore, seems unlikely. One thought is that a Matt Hardy heel turn is in the pipeline since he seems so intent on living up to his potential, although a turn on Shannon Moore may be seen as weak, as while Moore has been featured more prominently of late, there is no denying that he is below Hardy in the WWE food chain.
~ Expect Finlay to again get the best of Lashley in the six man tag team match. While that may not indicate the result of the match, as the two will likely not be involved in the pinfall to keep their program going, possibly all of the way to WrestleMania, it is thought that Finlay will continue to bully Lashley at No Way Out.
And in case anyone else wants to make predictions, once again, here's the template.
World Heavyweight Championship; Street Fight; Special Guest Referee: Randy Orton:
Batista (c) vs. Mark Henry
WWE Tag Team Championships:
MNM (c) vs. Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore
Kid Kash (c) vs. Juventud
Chris Benoit vs. Orlando Jordan
The Undertaker vs. John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield
Six Man Tag Team Match:
Bobby Lashley, Paul London & Brian Kendrick vs. Finlay & The Bluebloods
Rey Mysterio vs. Mr. Kennedy
The Boogeyman vs. Brent Albright
What will be the match order?
How many titles will change hands?
Who will take the fall in the six man tag match?
Will there be any surprise appearances? If yes, then by who?
What will be the longest match?
What will be the shortest match?
Will Randy Orton truly call the main event right down the middle?
How many pinfalls/submissions/other finishes will there be?
1st Place: 1 billion credits
2nd Place: 750 million credits
3rd Place: 500 million credits
4th Place: 250 million credits
5th Place: 125 million credits