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    Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    I stumbled across this article at least about a week or so. It's actually a pretty insightful read.

    1 – Daniel Bryan will not finish the year with his Money in the Bank contract - Yes, you heard it here first. As much as I would love to be right about Daniel Bryan challenging for the WWE championship at WrestleMania 28, I don’t think it happens this way.
    Think about this. If John Cena retains the title going into 2012 and Bryan holds on to his Money in the Bank, the 2012 Royal Rumble is for nothing! I think for business, the WWE needs to enter the Royal Rumble with all Money in the Bank contracts cashed in and open slots for both WWE championships at WrestleMania.

    2 – CM Punk will be back to mid card status - Keep in mind that I am not writing this as someone who wishes to see it, I am just basing this prediction on history. Take a look at everybody that the WWE has elevated in the last two years. The Miz, R-Truth, Wade Barrett, and Sheamus come to mind immediately and where are they today? Yep, the same place CM Punk will be heading into the Royal Rumble 2012. Heck, if WWE executed their original plans for Punk this would have happened by August.

    3 – By order of King Triple H, the brand extension will be over -
    We are already seeing the first steps towards the end of the brand extension. Without giving away SmackDown spoilers, R-Truth and John Morrison both wind up on SmackDown without any real explanation. The brand extension is more an extension of convenience than anything else. It comes and goes but I think that in order to really shake up the landscape and jack up some ratings, the WWE powers that be abolish the brands once and for all.

    4 – Ric Flair will be back in the WWE -
    Once again, this is nothing more than a prediction. From all accounts the relationship between Ric Flair and his current employers at TNA Wrestling is about as thin as thin ice can be. Flair makes a lot of money and from all accounts, the company is looking to make cuts. Why continue to pay for someone who is obviously not a team player? Flair has obviously been itching to get back into the WWE with his Hall of Fame appearance and with Triple H wielding a lot of power behind the scenes these days, and I would imagine that all sins will be forgotten.

    5 – Andy Leavine will not be on the main roster on December 31, 2011 - I loved WWE Tough Enough and I see a lot of old school in Andy Leavine. However, history shows that the WWE rush Tough Enough winners to the main roster and most wind up failing. I like the kid a lot but he just didn’t appear to be built for the road or the WWE locker room. He already has a ton of heat on him for not selling the Stone Cold Stunner long enough. I think the pressure is too much for him, he misses his family, the big boys eat him alive, and the big kid is either sent back down to FCW or cut entirely by the end of the year.

    6 – The Miz will be a bigger babyface star than CM Punk by December 31 -
    I wasn’t a big fan at all of The Miz’s run as WWE champion, and quite frankly I am not a fan of his altogether. However, I do recognize that he has something that say Andy Leavine doesn’t and that is charisma! The kid is a natural babyface star in waiting and could do really big things in 2012 as a top WWE hero. I was hoping they would turn him at WrestleMania 27 but not such luck. The WWE is desperately in need of another top babyface (and top heel for that matter) and I think he is the guy to fill that slot by the end of the year whether it is due to injuries or WWE creative smarts.

    7 – Jim Ross will not be announcing in the WWE on December 31 - Say it aint so Joe! Listen, I love Jim Ross. As a pro wrestling announcer myself, I can tell you that I think he is the greatest ever. He is still the best in the business, yet for whatever reason the boss doesn’t like him. Ross continues to be something of a toy to Vince McMahon who likes to dangle him in front of us for a few weeks a year and then pull back just when we think good old J.R. is here to stay. Why should this year be any different?

    8 – RAW will average under a 3.0 rating by the end of the year -
    I don’t like where this is going but it would appear to me that the WWE are shooting their best storylines right now and getting minimal movement in the ratings for it. If the mass WWE audience isn’t interested in CM Punk leaving with the WWE championship and the Vince-Triple H saga, what can you give them in November and December to keep them around? You’ll have Monday Night Football and all of the usual fall television hits back to compete with viewers. There is way more to this current ratings pattern that meets that eyes and I think it is the start of a slow decline into the twos for RAW.

    9 – Alberto Del Rio will move back to SmackDown - Yes I know, I said that the brand extensions would be over. However, I didn’t say when that would happen. Before that day comes, the WWE still has the problem of Alberto Del Rio. The man has been promised a WWE championship run on numerous occasions only to have the rug pulled out from under him every time. In order to satisfy their promises and avoid rocking the John Cena boat, Del Rio moves back to SmackDown where he beats Randy Orton for the WWE world heavyweight championship.

    10 – The Kings of Wrestling will get a fair shake on the main WWE roster -
    Here is to hoping if I am right about one thing, it is this one. I am a big fan personally and professionally of Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli. By all indications, it would appear that the former ROH tag team champions are heading to the WWE. Rumors also seem to indicate that the two will bypass the developmental system and head straight to the top. I predict that not only will they be WWE tag team champions at some point this year, but that their unique style will reinvigorate the entire tag team division.

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    Re: Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    The guy watching doesn't seem to understand the cyclical nature of ratings, nor the season's effects on them.

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    Re: Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    People still think the brand extention will end?

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    Re: Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    lol Steve that was the point that screamed out at me - did you know that 2011 was the first time superstars appeared on shows they don't belong to for no reason whatsoever? what a dick, it's been happening for years

    My 10 predictions

    1) CM Punk will be WWE Champion on the 31st December
    2) Daniel Bryan will still have the MITB briefcase on the 31st December
    3) Colt, Claudio and Hero will have all appeared on WWE TV
    4) The Usos will win the Tag Team Titles
    5) The Undertaker will not return before the end of the year
    6) Rey Mysterio will still be carrying Raw when 2011 ends
    7) Cody Rhodes will win the IC title
    8) Beth will win the Divas title at Summerslam
    9) No one will give a damn about Johnny Curtis's debut
    10) NXT series 5 will never end

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    Re: Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    I'll play.

    1. CM Punk will remain in the main event, with or without the title.
    2. Daniel Bryan will lose the MITB case, but will also win it back.
    3. The brand extension will not end.
    4. There will be a few roster changes. Del Rio, Cody Rhodes and Swagger are all likely candidates.
    5. Raw will continue to draw ABOVE a 3.0. It's summer time. The ratings ALWAYS takes a hit in the summer.
    6. A somewhat shocking release will occur. Sin Cara, I'm looking at you.
    7. Tyson Kidd, JTG and Yoshi will not be on the WWE roster by the end of the year.
    8. Flair will not return to the WWE by the end of the year. He will return early next year.
    9. Mick Foley will make a WWE return. He will have a short feud with an up-and-comer. He will not be named GM.
    10. The Miz and John Morrison will reform MizMo, but not by choice.

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    Re: Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    1) Chris Jericho returns by Survivor Series.
    2) Sheamus will go back to being heel by the end of the year.
    3) Daniel Bryan will the be the first MITB winner to lose his title match.
    4) John Morrison will continue to bore me and most everyone else.
    5) Alex Riley will be sparingly used by the end of the year and get released in 2012.
    6) HHH vs CM Punk match will take place between now and/or at Mania.
    7) R-Truth will be little used by December 31, after creative get bored of him. (Not something I want)
    8) Kelly Kelly will sleep her way to another 2 or 3 Diva's Titles after Beth beats her at SS.
    9) Colt Cabana will return and then be used essentially the way he was, when he was Scotty Goldman.
    10) Vince McMahon will appear on WWE TV by years end.
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    Re: Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    1) Daniel Bryan will the be the first MITB winner to lose his title match.
    2) The Big Show will retire
    3) The Miz will turn face
    4) Moxley will debut
    5) HHH vs Punk at the Rumble
    6) Main event push for, you heard it, Cody Rhodes and Kofi Kingston
    7) The IWC will forget about Zack Ryder
    8) The Divas championship will still mean as much as a McMahon promise (e.g **** all)
    9) Shock news as Davey Richards gets signed by the E.
    10) The Kings will debut and not get anywhere for a good year.


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    Re: Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    I don't understand the first point. Not so much why DB loses, but how the Royal Rumble will mean nothing. John Cena's the WWE Champion facing The Rock, and Daniel Bryan's challenging whoever the World Heavyweight Champion is. That's not to say the winner of the Rumble couldn't insert themselves into either match and make it a Triple Threat match.

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    Re: Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    Quote Originally Posted by Doot Lock View Post
    I don't understand the first point. Not so much why DB loses, but how the Royal Rumble will mean nothing. John Cena's the WWE Champion facing The Rock, and Daniel Bryan's challenging whoever the World Heavyweight Champion is. That's not to say the winner of the Rumble couldn't insert themselves into either match and make it a Triple Threat match.
    The idea is the winner gets a one on one title match in the main event. It's obvious that Cena vs Rock is going on last, title or non title, so it's already not that big a deal anymore. Plus, Del Rio won last year and I believe opened the show.
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    Re: Ten Not-So-Bold WWE Predictions for the remainder of '11

    1. CM Punk will remain WWE Champion until 2012.
    2. KoW will get a very lengthy tag team title reign.
    3. Chris Jericho will NOT return until 2012 (around the Rumble or so).
    4. Alberto Del Rio will win the WWE/World Heavyweight Championship.
    5. Mark Henry goes back to making an occasional appearance once all his momentum and heat has died down.
    6. More superstars from Mexico will sign with WWE.
    7. WWE will try to reinvent the tag team division with talent they already have, along with signing one-two indy teams.
    8. There will be at least one "shocking" return/debut in WWE (Foley possibly, or maybe a steal from the indies)
    9. Austin and Punk will have at least one interaction before the year ends.
    10. Big Show retires/becomes a road agent.


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