Column: Koco’s Corner #33 – (WWE Hell in a Cell Predictions)
My predictions record on Koco’s Corner is 11-3
WWE Hell in a Cell: Live, This Sunday, Only on Pay Per View
WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Ryback
WWE Champion CM Punk will have plenty of opportunity to earn the WWE Universe’s respect at WWE Hell in a Cell when he puts the WWE Title on the line against the undefeated Ryback on Oct. 28 as John Cena and the WWE Universe chant “Feed Me More!” - WWE.com
This is what happens when you only have two stars and refuse to put over mid-carders. Cena goes down and you have to rush Ryback into a spot where no matter what happens the loser of this match loses most of their momentum. Punk loses, his streak is over to a young hot shot and Cena loses all creditability. Ryback wins it is way too soon and if he loses he is no longer undefeated and basically the whole roster jobbed to him for no reason. The only thing they can do is Punk wins by a screw job of some kind. That way Punk can keep his streak and Ryback doesn’t lose that much momentum.
The internet is buzzing about a possible Brock Lesnar return and there are whispers about Colt Cabana too. WWE has booked them self into a corner and it will be interesting to see what they do to get out without damaging the whole roster and pissing off the universe.
My Pick: CM Punk
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Big Show
At Hell in a Cell, Sheamus will face literally the biggest challenge of his nearly seven-month World Heavyweight Championship reign when he takes on Big Show.
The World’s Largest Athlete earned the title opportunity by defeating Randy Orton on SmackDown. (The Viper was reeling from a backstage assault by Alberto Del Rio). Now, Big Show is in line for the same title that he lost in 45 seconds last December. - WWE.com
Sheamus aka Shrek has been somewhere between cute and annoying. I see this one going down like this, Big Show knocks out Sheamus and gets the victory. Somehting wacky happens after the match. Dolph Ziggler comes down like he promises, cashes in and takes the belt away from Show via Daniel Bryan style.
History repeats itself, Big Show becomes even more angry and Smackdown gets a champion worth watching. Sheamus can get his rematch(es) at the next PPV(s) and then go feud with mid-carders until creative repackages him. Smackdown, Ziggler and the universe need this to happen. You owe us Vince for the Del Rio/Sheamus feud that never ended.
My Pick: The Big Show
Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz
The Miz has lit a fire under new Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, and at WWE Hell in a Cell, he will look to extinguish it. Choosing to invoke his rematch clause on the Oct. 28 pay-per-view, The Awesome One will try to rebound from consecutive losses to Kingston, including losing the Intercontinental Title on the Oct. 17 edition of WWE Main Event. - WWE.com
I love the Miz. He is awesome. But he will put over Kofi Kingston because he’s the hero WWE deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll boo him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. The Awesome One. Move over CM Punk we have a new dark knight of WWE.
My Pick: Kofi Kingston
WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
With a crucial victory over Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara on Raw, Team Rhodes Scholars won the Tag Team Title No. 1 Contenders’ Tournament to earn a title opportunity against Team Hell No at WWE Hell in a Cell Oct. 28. Now that they have worked their way through WWE’s stacked tag team division, will the arrogant duo of Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow be able to take advantage of Kane & Daniel Bryan’s clearly dysfunctional partnership and leave Atlanta the new WWE Tag Team Champions?
The matchup serves as an interesting experiment in tag team chemistry, for Team Hell No and Team Rhodes Scholars fall on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to cohesiveness. On one end are the current titleholders, who remain steadily at each other’s throats most of the time, only to get on the same page long enough to squeeze by opponents. On the other end of the spectrum are Rhodes & Sandow, who have become fast friends since they began teaming in late summer, despite their incredibly egocentric personalities as singles competitors. - WWE.com
I know everyone finds Team Hell No to be funny but lets be honest if the win, the tag division is back to zero. If they win, Daniel Bryan is wasted playing Kane’s sidekick in a comedy role. If they win, the tournament meant nothing. If they win, they will become what Hornswoggle was to the cruiserweight title but only for the tag straps. If Team Hell No wins just get rid of the Tag Team belts forever.
My Pick: Team Rhodes Scholars
Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio
At WWE Hell in a Cell, Randy Orton will face off with Alberto Del Rio in a fierce battle between two of the most cunning Superstars in WWE.
The fuse on their explosive encounter was lit on the Sept. 28 edition of SmackDown. After being RKO’d earlier in the evening by Orton, Del Rio unleashed a furious backstage assault on The Viper, just as the target of his rage was readying himself for a World Title No. 1 Contender’s Match against Big Show. Not only did the attack ultimately contribute to Orton falling to The World’s Largest Athlete, but also The Mexican Aristocrat would immediately rekindle his onslaught as the smoke cleared — a display captured by WWE.com after SmackDown went off the air.
The smug Del Rio emerged the following week with his own impression of WWE’s Apex Predator, designed to add insult to injury and ridicule one of the most calculating grapplers ever to step through the ropes. This drew the ire of The Viper, who returned to the Oct. 12 edition of SmackDown to execute a surprise assault of his own, punishing Del Rio before RKO’ing Ricardo Rodriguez onto the announce table as his adversary fled his wrath. - WWE.com
Two WWE main-eventers without a feud thrown together what feels like no reason. I know they tried to tell a story, I just didn’t care about it. I hate Orton and Del Rio has been a disappointment as of late. I will be rooting for the man who got his head almost kicked off by Crocop, but Orton will win.
My Pick: Randy Orton
This PPV is a last second panic job and anything could happen because WWE lost John Cena. When this happens they lose their minds. It will be exciting to see what they do but it makes it hard to predict. Creative has a big task ahead of them, maybe they will finally learn not to put all their eggs in one basket.
My Record at PPV Predictions is 11-3 overall
UFC 153 I was 5-1
TNA’s Bound for Glory I was 6-2
If/when more matches are added I will try to get them in the comments before the start of the PPV.
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