Well I hope everyone's summer has been a good one. Even though it's almost over, you can still make the best of your time for the rest of summer. Here in New Jersey we've been dying for rain, so of course, this past week the rain decided to show up for five straight days. A little too much for me, but we needed it. Anyway, let's get started with the picks and see how it goes.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Randy Orton
Orton's path of destruction has led him to this title match, and with the way he has been taking care of his competitors, it seems this may be the time when the gold finally changes hands. Cena has been a great champion for the past year, and I know the fans have been behind him in a big way. Getting to the point, I have a feeling that Orton is going to be walking out with the WWE Championship; hopefully, he won't add Cena to his list of Superstars that have been put out of commission.
Triple H vs. King Booker
The return of The Game has been much anticipated, and the time has finally come. With King Booker's delusional "reign" having left a few people in its wake, I think it's finally time that the King situation is settled once and for all. As Triple H is the "King of Kings," it will only be right to see him walking out of the ring victorious in his return.
World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali vs. Batista
Khali, in my eyes, has shocked a lot of people by not only becoming the World Heavyweight Champion, but also defending that title for so long. This monster of a man has shown an unbelievable will to survive in his matches, even those against more than one competitor. Batista has been one of those men that has tried, but not succeeded in taking the gold from Khali. But I think that if the stars are aligned just right on Sunday night, The Animal will be able to take down the behemoth and raise the title high above his head.
Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero
If there's one match that I'm most looking forward to on Sunday, it is this one. I've stated many times before that Rey Mysterio is my favorite current WWE Superstar. As he's coming back into the ring against the man who put him out, it seems only right that Rey would get this win. Chavo has been doing quite well for himself in Rey's absence, but I can't wait to see what Rey has in store for his old nemesis. In my eyes, this will probably be the match of the night with Rey and Chavo having a non-stop, action-packed whirlwind of a battle.
ECW Champion John Morrison vs. CM Punk
I have to say that Morrison has been a great champion, and I really enjoy his in-ring style. Looking at the matches he's already had with CM Punk, you can tell that this one has a chance to be a barnburner. Punk has tried and tried again to win the ECW Championship, and as much I hate to say it, his time has not yet come. It won't come at SummerSlam, as I think Morrison will retain the gold.
Intercontinental Champion Umaga vs. Carlito vs. Mr. Kennedy
Umaga has quite a bit going against him in this match. Carlito and Kennedy both will do anything they need to do to win the Intercontinental Title, and it may take just that to pull the gold away from the Samoan Bulldozer. Kennedy has a lot going for him lately, and I just feel that it's his time to win the match and capture the gold.
Divas Battle Royal
There are so many Divas involved in this match that I can't even name them all! Everyone will be a winner watching this one, but I have a good feeling that Beth Phoenix will win and become the No. 1 contender to the Women's Championship.
Well, I hope I do a little better this month with my picks than I did for The Great American Bash. I wish Triple H and Rey Mysterio the best of luck in their returns to the ring, and I hope for continued health for both of them. Also, if you could please keep our troops and their families in your thoughts and prayers; I'm sure they are greatly appreciated.
‘Til next time,
Droz -- Peace