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Countdown to Cyber Sunday
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff




Once again, WWE fans are going to the virtual voter's box to select their favourite matches, referees and wrestlers.

Yes, Cyber Sunday is upon us. This year, WWE has made the possibilities both interesting and hard to predict. There are numerous ways the night could unfold, so let's see what the SLAM! crew has to say going into tonight's action.

 
MAIN EVENT: CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS MATCH

John Cena vs. King Booker vs. Big Show
Choose the title on the line - WWE, World or ECW Heavyweight Championchip
 

SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

With the recent interactions on Raw, it's clear that Cena's title means the most, and that's what people will vote for. Having him drop the belt to either Booker or Show makes no sense whatsoever, so look for him to retain.

Jon Waldman

Jon's Choice: ECW World Heavyweight Title - We know they're pushing for Cena's title to be on the line, but come on - the smarts have unlimited voting power here, and there's nothing they'd like to see more than Cena be torn apart in ECW once again, so Cena pins Big Show, allowing him to get the rest he desperately needs.

Mike Mastrandrea

Big Show is hurting and is getting ready to drop the belt to RVD at the ECW December PPV. Batista is gaining the fans backing again so he should be winning the Smackdown title shortly. Cena is just...well, Cena so he will come through yet again with another "epic" battle win for his title.

Matt Mackinder

Matt's Choice: Cena's WWE title on the line - Not sure you can take the title off any one of these guys. I'm becoming a big fan of Booker, so if there is to be a new champ, I like the Book. A screwy ending is likely to keep the belts on all three champions, though.

TAG TEAM GRUDGE MATCH

D-Generation X vs. Edge/Randy Orton
Choose the referee - Vince McMahon, Jonathan Coachman, Eric Bischoff

SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

With Bischoff screwing DX the other week, and nobody caring about Coach, look for Vince to put on the stripes. He tries to screw DX during the match, they retaliate and Edge and Orton sneak in a win (rematch at Survivor Series).

Jon Waldman

Jon's Choice: Bischoff - If the much rumoured nWo/DX Survivor Series were to happen, this is where it would kick off. Regardless of whether the "dream feud" actually happens or not, Eric screws DX here.

Mike Mastrandrea

McMahon, being one of the most over men in WWE, will be the special ref and aid Edge and Orton to a win. Of course, DX will have get their win back at next month's more-watched and more popular PPV, Survior Series.

Matt Mackinder

Matt's Choice: Special ref will be Vince McMahon - This is interesting. Should Vince ref the match, does he side with Orton and Edge or does he pull a face turn and join his son-in-law? The DX angle, though it pains me to say this, is getting sort of stale, so hopefully the heels go over. The special ref may have a say.


  INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH

Jeff Hardy vs. ???
Choose the opponent - Carlito, Shelton Benjamin, Johnny Nitro
 


SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

This could be a strong sleeper match if both guys are on their game. Hardy has seemed motivated lately, and Carlito keeps stepping up his game every night. Carlito takes the gold.

Jon Waldman

Jon's Choice: Carlito - Carlito is red hot right now, and as much as the Hardy/Nitro matches were stellar, the prospects for Hardy/Carlito are looking very strong. It's sad that the IC title resembles the X-Division more than the Cruiserweight do these days. Carlito takes the strap.

Mike Mastrandrea

Unfortunately, the belt and all of these combantants are lost in the IC title shuffle. We have not been given any reason as to why we should care about what's going on here. Carlito is selling a whole bunch of t-shirts so expect him to be chosen.

Matt Mackinder

Matt's Choice: Carlito - Is it too soon to take the strap off Hardy? Nah, I see a switch here as Junior Colon beats Hardy, perhaps with some cheating shenanigans.


  CHALLENGE MATCH

Umaga vs. ???
Choose the opponent - Chris Benoit, Sandman, Kane
 


SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

I doubt people will remember that Kane and Umaga have had history, and I figure most people don't see Sandman as a legitimate threat. Umaga's streak continues after beating Benoit.

Jon Waldman

Jon's Choice: Sandman - Look, I like Benoit, but I don't want him to be beaten by Umaga, nor do I want to see the U.S. Title cheapened. Sandman is the most obvious fall guy, since smarts are not going to like the prospect of Kane "getting his win back" against the Samoan Bulldozer.

Mike Mastrandrea

Benoit should get the nod by the fans. Hopefully we will be treated to a stiff bout and witness Umaga's undefeated streak come to an end.

Matt Mackinder

Matt's Choice: Sandman is the obvious choice to face Umaga. He'll also be the latest victim to go down to the Samoan Spike.


  WOMEN'S TITLE MATCH

Mickie James vs. Lita
Pick the match - Lumberjills, Submission, No Disqualification
 

WHAT YOU THINK
Who will win at CyberSunday in the main event?
John Cena - 50%
Big Show - 5%
King Booker - 10%
No winner - 35%

SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

A Submission match could be great, but I think people will vote to see more girls. Lita wins.

Jon Waldman

Jon's Choice: Submission - This is where the smart vote will really count. If we get the Submission match, then we know who voted most. More than likely, however, the pubescent males will vote for the Lumberjills. I'll give WWE props though for avoiding the lame pick-the-outfit stip this year and letting the ladies have some dignity.

Mike Mastrandrea

With Lita leaving next month I don't see her winning the belt, so Mickie James goes over in a Lumberjills match. It sure would be fun to see a submission match though. Lou Thesz would be turning in his grave.

Matt Mackinder

Matt's Choice: Lumberjill Match - Mickie gets her belt back by beating a soon-to-be departing Lita.


  WORLD TAG-TEAM TITLE MATCH

Sprit Squad vs. Ric Flair/???
Pick Flair's partner - Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, Dusty Rhodes
 


SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

Piper's more popular with WWE fans than Rhodes, so look for him to get the call. Spirt Squad retain.

Jon Waldman

Jon's Choice: Dusty Rhodes - I really don't want to see this match, because it's just going to make the Squad look like a bunch of jobbers. Dusty is by far the most over of the choices and there's always the possibility of a Flair turn. Spirit Squad get to the pay window.

Mike Mastrandrea

Don't expect the titles to change hands but allow me to say that Dusty and Flair are going over big time on this one…if you willlll!!!

Matt Mackinder

Matt's Choice: Piper - I can't see Flair and another oldie but goody winning gold, so the Squad retains.

 


  FOUR-TEAM TAG-TEAM TITLE MATCH

Cryme Tyme vs. The Highlanders vs. Lance Cade/Trevor Murdoch vs. Charlie Haas/Viscera
Pick the match - Fatal-4-way, Elimination, Texas Tornado
 


SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

Regardless of the stipulation, Cryme Time wins.

Jon Waldman

Jon's Choice: Texas Tornado - As much as an elimination match would rock, the teams are only going to get five or six minutes to strut their stuff. Tornado has some strong possibilities.

Mike Mastrandrea

Its Cryme Tyme - the only shining light in a very weak Tag Team division.

Matt Mackinder

Matt's Choice: Texas Tornado - One of the face teams should go over and take the tag belts soon. I'll go with Rory and Robbie here.


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