What to expect from WWE in 2006
Last Monday's RAW was actually better than the standard “before a PPV” RAW. I have to applaud the fans for being so hyped up. It really made the show. Hearing the crowd split 50/50 between John Cena and Kurt Angle really had me pumped. I think Angle rules and have been really critical of Cena lately, but I have to say, it was hard to pick a side during that match. This match almost reminded me of Stone Cold Steve Austin bleeding while Bret Hart was trying to win the match. Austin became more popular from not tapping and bleeding profusely. In my books, I think that Cena did one of the best blade jobs EVER on TV and he had that larger than life image in that match that the WWE has been trying to give him for a while now. His “back to basics” insult rap at the beginning of the match got me back interested in his character right away.
New Years Resolution is coming and here are just a few of my predictions:
The Elimination Chamber Match — Though many are predicting that the belt will change hands, I don't see it going on the Masterpiece (who had is Masterlock accidentally broken by Shelton Benjamin on RAW, if you caught it), Carlito, Kane or HBK. Angle needs another title run but for some reason, I think they'll keep the belt on Cena until Wrestlemania. I hope I'm wrong, but the WWE makes strange decisions
Gregory Helms vs. The King — You want to make the newest heel over? You have him beat the King until he can't move anymore. I give this one to Helms.
Trish Stratus vs. Mickey James — Trish has been the champ for a year now and I think we're going to see the bubbly and hot Mickey turn into a really twisted ladies champ at this PPV. Go Mickey!