I don't have time for a Raw or Smackdown review, but expect an extra good one for the Rumble. Here are my predictions and why:
30 Man Royal Rumble:
Winner has automatic shot at EITHER brand’s Champion at WrestleMania XXII:
Entrants in Alphabetical order;
Batista, Booker T, Carlito, Chavo Guerrero, Chris Benoit
, Chris Harris, Chris Masters, Christian, Edge, Eugene, Garrison Cade, Gene Snitsky, Goldust, James Storm, John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield, Luther Reigns, Mark Jindrak, Matt Hardy, Matt Morgan, Maven, Mr. Kennedy, Paul London, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam,Shawn Michaels, Simon Dean, The Rock, Triple H, Winner of Legends Battle Royal
There are several men who could win, with Benoit being a prime candidate. Seeing as it doesn't look like you have much planned for him and considering he never got a title push in your thread yet, he is my winner. I forsee Orton coming up short, but he is involved with Edge right now. Christian is busy with Austin, so Benoit wins.
World Heavyweight Championship Match:
vs. The Undertaker
Cena only regained the title at Armageddon so he will retain with ease. Second year UT has headlined this PPV for a title though, which is interesting. I doubt you would have the Deadman walk into Wrestlemania with the title because he just doesn't have the charisma. Hoping that Batista will collide with UT at Wrestlemania though.
WWE Championship Match:
Brock Lesnar vs. Chris Jericho
Wow, I really don't know on this one. Lesnar just got the belt, but it was set-up in recap form, so it didn't really mean much. But if you wanted Jericho to get it, why not just book him getting it a month ago. Unless, Rock vs. Jericho had already happened enough. But then again, it seems like Smackdown has had more than its share of transitional champions. Lesnar really doesn't have the mic skills to get into Wrestlemania, but I don't think Jericho is your strong point either. I dunno. I guess I'll go with Chris Jericho, but it is definitely a pure guess.
World Tag Team Championships Match:
The World’s Greatest Tag Team vs. The Brotherhood
This is another match that I'm up in the air on. The WGTT hasn't had the titles for long and are looking pretty strong. However, they are better singles competitors and would open up some other options for Wrestlemania. I'm thinking you will opt to split them up for some new storylines, but I could be wrong. So, after the coin flip, Brotherhood wins.
Retirement Match: Streetfight:
FIRST TIME - LAST TIME - ONLY TIME
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin
First of all, Stone Cold Steve Austin will go on to face Christian at Wrestlemania, which you have been hyping all year. Also, Austin's character has so much more depth than Goldberg, and there are a lot of ways you can take him. You used Goldberg great for the past year and I can honestly say that I will miss him. I'm still mad that you didn't have his fued with The Rock officially end on a PPV.
Legends Battle Royal: (For Spot in Royal Rumble Match):
Jim Neidhart, Tatanka, Irwin R. Schyster, Marty Jannetty, Road Warrior Animal
, Jake Roberts, Dusty Rhodes, Kamala, Jerry Lawler, Jim Duggan.
I don't know who wins this one and honestly, I don't care. What purpose did this match serve anyways? From my opinion, it just drags down the card. You should have put someone else in the Rumble that is currently on a roster.
Overall, it is a very solid card, especially the Rumble. You did a great job hyping a PPV that has a lot of contenders, and in my opinion it could be a PPV build-up of the year candidate as well as PPV of the year candidate. I'm sure your Wrestlemania will outshine this, but I'm very impressed with what you did.