Predictions for tonight's WWE pay-per-view, which I will be attending at Verizon Center in Washington:
WWE champion John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels in a triple threat match: The two DX members have been very chummy and silly as of late, but I think things will get heated in this match. Triple H and Michaels start out playing nice with each other but gradually become more aggressive. For the finish, I think one of the DX members will make the save at the last second when the other is about to get the win over Cena. While they argue, Cena recovers and hits the Attiutude Adjustment on one of them for the win. Let's just hope we don't see Hornswoggle anywhere near this match.World heavyweight champion The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho vs. The Big Show in a triple threat match: Sure, I'd love to see Jericho walk out of this match with the title belt – and by that I mean actually winning the championship, not just stealing the belt – but I don't see either him or Big Show winning. This match just seems like a bridge to Undertaker's next title defense, which will likely be against Batista. The wild card here could be Kane – who is not scheduled to be on the show – costing Undertaker the title. Personally, I don't think we need another chapter in the played-out Undertaker-Kane feud.
Batista vs. Rey Mysterio: There has been talk on the Internet about Mysterio needing some time off because he has a bad knee, and with Batista making him sign the Hold Harmless agreement on TV, I'm guessing that Batista wins and "injures" Mysterio in the process. The other plausible finish would be for Batista to dominate the match before Mysterio pulls out a "slip-on-a-banana peel" victory. I'm sticking with my Batista pick.
Kofi Kingston, Christian, Mark Henry, MVP and R-Truth vs. Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr., CM Punk, Wiliam Regal and Cody Rhodes: I think it will come down to Kingston being left alone to face Orton and DiBiase. Some dissension between Orton and DiBiase during the latter stages of the match will give Kingston an opening. First he takes out DiBiase and then gets a big win over Orton to further their program. Kingston is the sole survivor.
The Miz, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison, Shelton Benjamin, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy and Finlay: Team Miz is stacked with young guys with a lot of upside; Team Morrison, not so much. I think McIntyre and Finlay will brawl to the back with each other and be counted out, making it a four-on-four match. From there, the other three babyfaces will be eliminated, leaving Morrison at a four-on-one disadvantage. He manages to eliminate Miz (getting his win back from last month's Bragging Rights pay-per-view) and Swagger (whose inability to work with Miz is his downfall), but then Sheamus softens him up and Ziggler makes the pin. Team Miz wins, with Sheamus and Ziggler the survivors.
Mickie James, Eve, Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim and Melina vs. Michelle McCool, Alicia Fox, Jillian Hall, Layla and Beth Phoenix: I've been suspecting a heel turn by Kim for some time now, so perhaps it will happen tonight. I could see the match coming down to Kim and Kelly Kelly against McCool and Beth Phoenix, with Kim walking away from Double K, who is no match for the two heels. Team McCool wins, with McCool and Phoenix as the survivors. I wouldn't be surprised if Fox survived, too. To further the angle between McCool and James, I think James will be eliminated at some point during the match by McCool.