August 20, 2006
Countdown to WWE Summerslam
By SLAM! Wrestling
Once again, WWE heads to pay-per-view, this time with what is arguably their second most important show of the year.
Yes, Summerslam has finally arrived and we can all sit back and watch what
will be the first-ever WWE show where three World Heavyweight Championships
will be decided. There are a variety of other matches that have drawn interest
as well, so let's get straight to the preview.
Well, Edge had my vote until he ripped on the Winnipeg Jets on Raw. That's
a big no-no Mr. Copeland. Leafs suck and you're losing your title.
This should be a pretty ugly affair. All the chairs, tables and barbed wire can't hide the suckdom that is Show. Look for interference from RVD which turns into a three-way that he wins. Classic Heyman booking.
If Kurt Angle doesn't get involved, I'll be surprised. Rob Van Dam may also make an appearance, but it won't matter. Big Show retains and Sabu botches more aerial moves.
Well, we know RVD will get involved, but who will he battle? Will he take out Big Show in order to fight back against Paul Heyman, or will he take out Sabu, someone as he sees as an obstacle. Sabu will likely go over here, but you know it's going to be a bit screwy.
D-Generation X vs. The McMahons - I'm ashamed to admit it, but I'm a complete D-X fan. They win.
Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Orton - Oh, gee, I wonder. Hogan on the card? Hogan wins.
Mick Foley vs. Ric Flair (I Quit) - Foley submits like his good pal and hero Terry Funk did all those
years ago. Should be a bloodbath.
Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero - No winner - this one is too hot to contain in the ring, and they
both get counted out.
D-Generation X vs. The McMahons - Like Cena and Edge, this feud needs to end. DX all the way.
Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Orton - Who jobs? I say Orton takes the fall.
Mick Foley vs. Ric Flair (I Quit) - Could be the sleeper match of the night. Flair quits.
Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero - Chavo cheats to get the duke, making Eddie proud yet again.
D-Generation X vs. The McMahons - DX has to win here for any cred. Unfortunately, the feud will continue, especially after HBK is injured by Umaga.
Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Orton - If there was any justice in the world, Orton would win. That won't happen, unless Hogan blows out his knee for good.
Mick Foley vs. Ric Flair (I Quit) - Remember the Rock/Foley I Quit match with the voice-over? Same thing here. Flair wins.
Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero - Chavito goes over.
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-- compiled by Jon Waldman