World Heavyweight Championship Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian: TR: I like ADR as a heel, far better than his attempt at being a baby face and the ridiculous Si! Si! SI! chants. But I think it’s time we saw some new blood in the World Heavyweight title picture. To be honest, I’m pretty pumped for this one solely because I think Christian actually comes away with the win to crown himself a three-time World Champion. But that’s before Damien Sandow, the intellectual saviour of the masses and all around great guy, comes out and cashes in his MITB contract and becomes the NEW World Heavyweight Champion! You’re Welcome! WINNER: Damien Sandow
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt (Ring of Fire Match): TR: I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen an Inferno Match, ahem, Ring of Fire match. This is Kane’s element, this is where Kane feels most comfortable — he’s ultimately way too comfortable with fire in general. But I think this match will prove to be a coming out party of sorts for Bray Wyatt, who is a fantastic wrestler and performer. I can imagine the Family (Harper & Rowan) will find their way into this match somehow. Should be fantastic! WINNER: Bray Wyatt
Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn vs. Big E Langston & Divas Champion AJ Lee: TR: I’m legitimately pissed about how far Ziggler has fallen since his electrifying World Heavyweight Championship on RAW in New York City following Wrestlemania. We all knew Ziggler and AJ would break up, and we knew Big E and him would have a falling out, much like Diesel/Shawn Michaels scenario. But it’s been done so poorly — I mean really who cares who wins this match. Do you? Certainly it doesn’t max out the Who Gives a Shit Richter Scale like the Natalya/Brie Bella match, but it ranks up there — call it a 7.0. For arguments sake, I’m going with Ziggler and Kaitlyn — but again, who cares…WINNER: Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn.
Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow: TR: As a big Sandow fan, I have really enjoyed the build-up to this match. Watching Sandow struggle to swim in the Gulf of Mexico was great. But that being said, I think Cody’s momentum and excellent showing at the Money in the Bank PPV will carry forward to this one and he will come away with the victory. WINNER: Cody Rhodes
Natalya vs. Brie Bell: TR: Seriously WWE!? Seriously? WHO CARES!? You’re telling me this couldn’t be the preview match — although if it was I doubt ANYONE would watch. I know we have to hype up the Total Divas show, I get it, but I don’t care. I love Natalya, but the WWE has done a fantastic job in mismanaging her character. Terrible match that doesn’t belong on the main card. I predict the Natalya hate-fest will continue and Brie will pick up the win. WINNER: Brie Bella. LOSER: The WWE Universe.
U.S. Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Rob Van Dam (Kickoff Match): TR: This will be a great match, write it down. These two guys should put on a great back-and-forth contest, and to be honest it’s tough to pick a winner. It’s hard to imagine Ambrose losing when you have Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns backing you up. But I could also see the SHield attempting to interfere but running into Henry and Big Show — who appear to be acting as RVD’s bodyguards. This will give RVD the chance to land his Five-Star Frog Splash and get the 1-2-3 to be crowned the new U.S Champion. And thus the dissection of the Shield begins, as I imagine the Uso’s might be Tag Team Champions sooner rather than later. WINNER: Rob Van Dam — the real fucking deal!