So. Right now, I’m winning the OO pick-a-matic thingamabob. Except there’s one PPV left and I have to pick the matches or risk sudden and painful death.
The problem is I have no idea who to pick for half the matches.
World Title: Cole spent the entire SD! main hammering home JBL would not be champion after Sunday, the usual over hype that signals things are going the other way.
But if JBL does win, what else can he possibly do? Outside of my crackpot thought of today – when Batista said “there’s only ONE World Champion”, he meant SD’s belt, and he’s showing up Thursday to win it – there’s not really any options.
It’s going to be Undertaker if it’s not JBL, and though they don’t seem to have any heels either, we at least know (or think we know) it’s Angle vs UT at WM with the title involved, and that takes care of half of that.
US Title: Cena. Gimmie of the show.
Tag Team Titles: The title change makes no sense without a match change, but I don’t think they’re high on Kenzo and Dupree so this one is easier.
Dawn Marie vs Miss Jackie: I guess they’re turning Haas heel even though there’s no clear direction that way either? I mean, it’d be worse than Kidman’s or Spike’s turns, because there they set up people to feud and have matches with, but what’s Haas going to do with Jackie? And where is this really going to take him, but being the lowest heavyweight on the heel side instead of the face side.
Show vs Angle/Reigns/Jindrak: I guess Angle wins or his side is really stupid, but I could imagine them being stupid and Jindrak some how takes a chokeslam pin or something. It doesn’t matter either way.
Digression – upcoming SD! Taping shows; making Home Town Hero resolutions guesses on your own
12/14/04 Nashville, TN
12/21/04 (not really) UAE Trip
12/28/04 New Orleans, LA
01/04/05 Mohegan Sun, CT
01/11/05 Tampa, FL
01/18/05 Montreal, Canada
01/25/05 Little Rock, AR
02/01/05 San Jose, CA
Daniel Puder vs Mike Mizanin – Puder wins, although as much as I normally dislike Mizanin, I kinda hope he manages the Bart Gunn Memorial Shock KO, just because I’m sick of hearing about Puder. What a wonderful set of choices.
Spike Dudley vs Funaki – I so hate how they’ve just thrown this one together. There’s an easy Benoit-like angle to a Funaki challenge (“he’s been here for X amount of years, entertained us all, but always come up just short – but maybe, just maybe, this is the time he’s going to do it!”), and they just had him be really happy to win. I have no idea where or if they’re going anyplace with this title; I’m tempting to say Funaki wins so they can transition to evil Ultimo Dragon better when he comes back, but they never think that far ahead with undercard stuff.
I need to get four right to clinch, I believe, and I’m counting US, Tag and TE as pretty sure bets. But I’ve got not the slightest clue about the other ones, and I’ve got to figure out something quick.