Re: Being The Booker
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
Winner: Edge (I was pretty certain on Benoit but giving him the rub on SD last week makes me think he won't win it, but he will probably get a title shot at Mania anyway, with perhaps Edge v Cena as the Raw main event - not set on this guess though, as I thought it could be Orton, but we have seen Orton v Cena before, or Christian, but I think he is set for a date with Austin at Mania)
World Heavyweight Championship Match:
John Cena vs. The Undertaker
Winner: John Cena (He has not long won the title and is a champion who gives you more direction than Taker as a Taker title match at Mania would make the outcome to directional, and I would not really like to see him in Mania's main feud as his gimmick only offers the same feud. Perhaps a defeat will lead him closer to a permanent heel turn, allowing room on the roster for HBK to slowly split from DX and go face?
WWE Championship Match:
Brock Lesnar vs. Chris Jericho
Winner: Chris Jericho (I have always moreorless considered Lesnar a transitional champ to cover for the loss of Eddie and to move Angle onto the Hart feud, plus I am really keen for a Jericho-Benoit Mania title match, and feel the Goldberg win and his recent promos have given him the momentum to take the title
World Tag Team Championships Match:
The World’s Greatest Tag Team vs. The Brotherhood
Winner: The Brotherhood (I think it is right to give them the strap as Benjamin and Haas aren't really going anywhere with the titles right now, plus I would like to see Shelton break solo in the near future. Long has billed this as the Brotherhood's Wrestlemania, and given their recent midcard hype they would look quite weak if they fail to deliver
Retirement Match: Streetfight:
FIRST TIME - LAST TIME - ONLY TIME
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin vs. Goldberg
Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin (Austin seems to be ready for a Mania match against Christian whilst Goldberg has not been booked too strongly of late, having put Jericho over and only had a short title reign, which signals to me that you don't consider him that important to SD right now, which I believe is a good move, because there are far more entertaining heels on SD, and if you need a big guy to make a face look strong you have people like Morgan and Snitsky who can do the job. Lesnar and Goldberg are quite similar wrestlers anyway, only Lesnar has the manager to offer charisma and Lesnar is better in the ring so I feel Goldberg doesn't really need to hang around. I am pleased this is a streetfight, it should be an incredible match seeing as how you have allowed the hardcore shortcut to give the match maximum intensity and the retirement stipulation should be great for the dramatic element.
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.
Winner: Jerry Lawler (tough to call, as it is really a bit filler and for the benefit of nostalgia, but I will be rooting for Lawler, but the outcome is not too important as I don't expect the legend to last more than a few minutes in the Rumble. Perhaps though it could be Jannetty to have interaction with HBK in the Rumble, and perhaps further tease a HBK face turn, but I have to stick with my instinct.
And, will Bret Hart sign the contract to face Kurt Angle???
No - This is almost as exciting, unpredictable and anticpated as the Royal Rumble, because it is been built so superbly and there are a number of possible routes that could be taken at this point. There is a possibility of either man turning heel at the Rumble, but perhaps you will want to keep it face v face for the dream match element - either way, I think the anticipation will be maintained for a few more weeks before the match is somehow made official.
Credit: The aforementioned irresistible girl Allyson <3