It’s Survivor Series Sunday, which means it’s time for us to ask: “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?”. And, because we love you, you’ll also be getting a PPV Predictions episode of Headlock’d fresh from the oven this afternoon. All of this (for free!) before we drop our world famous Bang for Your Buck PPV review in your lap on Monday morning.
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The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston (Kickoff Match)
Best Case Scenario: The inevitable “You Wanna Know Why?” promo is short, the match is long enough to make both guys not look like, well, themselves. Miz fakes an injury, then leaves for six months to go shoot the direct-to-video sequel to the ABC Family Original movie The Christmas Bounty.
Worst Case Scenario: The E uses the Miz’s heel turn as an excuse to show literally dozens of clips from the ABC Family Original movie The Christmas Bounty during Miz TV, with a victory in this match as the starting off point of the “push”.
What Nick Wants to Happen: Not to be impossibly bored/angry I spent time watching something I didn’t pay for that’s supposed to be an advertisement for the something I did pay for.
What Will Happen: Impossible boredom and anger.
Big E. Langston (C) vs. Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Championship
Best Case Scenario: Curtis Axel actually looks like he deserved to be Intercontinental Champion for the past few months, but the rising star of Big E. burns just a little too brightly for Curtis to overcome. Also, Big E. makes the ref count to five. That would be awesome.
Worst Case Scenario: Big E. or Curtis Axel get hurt. Any other scenario is fundamentally okay. Even Curtis getting the belt back.
What Nick Wants to Happen: Less Ultimate Warrior vs. Honky Tonk Man, more Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage.
What Will Happen: Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude
Total Divas vs. The Non-Total Divas in a “Traditional” 7-on-7 Survivor Series Match
Best Case Scenario: The heels sweep, Kaitlyn stabs AJ. All of this happens in under five minutes.
Worst Case Scenario: The faces win decisively in a half-hour match consisting entirely of butts-to-the-face and poorly executed snapmares.
What Nick Wants to Happen: Anything interesting at all the entire match.
What Will Happen: Nothing interesting. At all. The entire match.
Rhodes Brothers, Usos and Rey vs. The Real Shield Americans in a Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Match
Best Case Scenario: All the members of both teams each get a spotlight in the match, which eats up the middle hour of the show, Usos turn heel on Rhodes Brothers, starting the second best feud ever. The Real Americans turn on the Shield, starting the best feud ever.
Worst Case Scenario: Rey Mysterio wrestles the entire match, not tagging anyone in the entire time, 619’s the entire heel team at once before pinning them all simultaneously.
What Nick Wants to Happen: A match half as good as the main event from this week’s Raw.
What Will Happen: The heels win, because of dissension from the face team. Rey Mysterio gets speared in half.
John Cena (C) vs. Alberto del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship
Best Case Scenario: The crowd in Boston actually gets into a match with their “hometown” hero, John Cena. Alberto del Rio cleanly beats Cena, but after knocking out the referee as part of getting Cena in the position to lose, is then given an AA so powerful it A) looks like it might actually hurt instead of feeling like your being thrown around in a pool and B) allows Ricardo to come out and “take advantage” of del Rio, setting up an AWESOME match next month at TLC.
Worst Case Scenario: Del Rio is given an AA so powerful it A) looks like it might actually hurt and B) finishes the match in five minutes, followed by John Cena giving a 20-minute speech to the crowd where he changes his voice to sound like he’s from Southie.
What Nick Wants to Happen: A main event quality match, even if it’s going to be a Raw-quality finish.
What Will Happen: Cena will overcome impossible odds and beat Alberto del Rio with one arm. The injured one.
CM Punk & Daniel Bryan vs. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
Best Case Scenario: Mega Power seeds are planted between Bryan and Punk, who narrowly defeat the Dueling Banjos Band after a miscommunication nearly costs them the match.
Worst Case Scenario: This match gets shortened because the Diva’s Match ran long.
What Nick Wants to Happen: The Beard and the Best to take an epic shitkicking, but like Bret Hart and Timex before them, manage to take a licking and keep on ticking.
What Will Happen: Probably something close to what I want to happen. I’m special and Vince McMahon loves me.
Randy Orton (C) vs. Big Show for the WWE Title
Best Case Scenario: Randy Orton pulls out all the sto(m)ps as he reverts completely back into his serial killer/Legacy period. Triple H doesn’t come down to ringside, and nobody cheats.
Worst Case Scenario: Everyone cheats.
What Nick Wants to Happen: A match with a clean finish where Randy Orton wins, since the storyline implications in this match otherwise are either silly or super depressing, depending on how you look at it.
What Will Happen: Orton retains. Probably with help from Kane and Brad Maddox.