Countdown to WWE Bragging Rights
So just a few weeks removed from Hell in a Cell, WWE has it's latest PPV offering
ready for our viewing, as tonight the Fed presents Bragging Rights.
The concept of the show, naturally, is Smackdown vs. Raw, which we will see
in a couple matches alongside the pre-requisite title bouts. Why we don't get
this builty into Survivor Series, I don't know; but nonetheless, we're getting
a pretty interesting card overall, so I guess I shouldn't complain much.
In all likelihood, one or two feuds will continue on to their creszendo next
month, so I'd be surprised a bit if there is any major news coming out of tonight's
card. Nonetheless, let's take a look at what's in store for WWE Bragging Rights.
| WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton
Barrett as a main eventer works for me, and he's effectively built Cena into
a sympathetic babyface. I'm not sure, however, that taking the belt off Orton,
which seems to be inevitable, is the best move since Randy would float into
the next PPV with no real opponent. Instead, I see Cena costing Barrett the
match and getting fired tonight, only to be brought back next month in a Survivor
Series bout. Orton wins.
|| WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BURIED
Kane vs. Undertaker
I like that this match is happening but I don't like that it's not taking place
at Survivor Series. It would seem more logical for 'Taker and Kane to have the
blow-off match there, and quite honestly, I can't see any other match being
the grand finale. 'Taker either needs the win here or will take some time off,
presumably until the Rumble. I'll go with the latter. Kane retains.
|| BRAGGING RIGHTS ELIMINATION
Team Smackdown vs. Team Raw
If the trophy meant something I'd be more excited. One message board scrawl
suggested that this match determine which brand's main event is the final bout
at WrestleMania, a concept that I think would help build interest. As is, the
only excitement here is whether returnees Tyler Rex and/or Ezekiel Jackson get
a good push coming out of the bout. I'm betting on Raw winning, with Miz being
the sole survivor.
|| BRAND VS. BRAND MATCH
Dolph Ziggler vs. Daniel Bryan
Having just seen these two fight tonight in Winnipeg, I can tell you that Bryan
and Ziggler gel. This could be a show stealer if given time. If Bryan loses,
I'll be shocked.
|| DIVA'S TITLE MATCH
Natalya vs. Layla
Nattie's been kicking ass all over TV (thanks to shows being in Canada this
week), so the WWE logic is that Layla wins.
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