Droz' Two Cents: Armageddon
I hope everyone is getting ready for their holiday seasons. Today, I had my nieces and nephews come over with my sister and decorate my Christmas tree. The tree looks beautiful, but the funny thing is, my one aide picked it out, and when I saw it I was shocked. I'm normally for the "Charlie Brown" trees, but this one was nothing like I would buy. All in all, I'm glad the tree was as big as it is because the kids spent a lot of time decorating. It's always fun to have them around. Now if I could just keep the dogs (mainly Oreo) away from the feathery ornaments, I'll be good to go. Hopefully all of you are ready for Armageddon; let's see how I can do on this one.
Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho (WWE Championship)
It's great to see Jericho back in WWE; it has been a long time coming, and adding his energy back into the wrestling world has made all of us fans winners. Orton and Jericho are surely going to put on an outstanding match, but I'm not sure if Jericho is quite ready to take the reigns as WWE Champion. Don't get me wrong, he would be a great champion, but at this time, Orton has a firm hold on the gold and he'll make sure he finds a way to leave Armageddon with it still around his waist.
Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Undertaker, Edge and Batista in one ring at the same time? That has the makings of a stellar match. Even though Edge has only been back for a short time, he sure has caused quite a bit of trouble. With him having an in with Vickie Guerrero, he was able to "earn" a championship bout right after coming back, and you have to love that. His only problem lies in the fact that he has not one, but two opponents. Undertaker always gives us a great showing, and I'm sure that at this time in his career he would love to have that World Heavyweight Championship around his waist one more time. There's one problem though: Batista has held the gold for some time now, and he's not in any hurry to relinquish it. Although I'd love to see The Phenom walk out as champion, The Animal is going to see that doesn't happen and will retain the title at least for another month.
Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy
These two were on the winning side of the Traditional Survivor Series Match, but now that they're opponents, the fans are the winners. Hardy is getting his chance to become No. 1 contender to the WWE Title, and I feel it is well deserved. I still think back to when he was a young kid coming up in WWE, and I marvel at how he has grown not only inside the ring, but outside as well. I'm hoping this leads to bigger things for Jeff, but Triple H is a huge road block to get through and will give Jeff a run for his money at every turn. Going out on a limb here, I'm going to pick the Intercontinental Champion to earn a hard-fought victory and the WWE Championship Match at Royal Rumble.
ECW Champion CM Punk & Kane vs. Big Daddy V & Mark Henry
Well folks, we may need to add some extra support to the ring for this match. CM Punk has shown that he can hang with the big boys, surviving multiple attacks from the two giants he and Kane will be facing. It's surprising how well Big Daddy V and Mark Henry move in the ring, considering their tremendous size. In fact, if these two were to stay together as a tag team, they would be practically unstoppable. Luckily for Punk and Kane, they will have a chance to divide and conquer, keeping one man in the ring for an extended period of time and wearing them down to secure a win. If that doesn't happen, it could be a long night for Punk and Kane. Going against my better judgment, I'm going to have to go with Matt Striker's boys in this one.
Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Kennedy
While HBK has been known to be involved in a skit or two himself, he had the tables turned on him a few weeks back. Mr. Kennedy called out "Shawn" and his "clique" and we all had a good laugh. Well, come Armageddon, the joke may be on Kennedy when Michaels looks for payback. Kennedy has been on fire both in the ring and on the microphone lately, and this may end up saving him come Sunday. I see HBK being pushed to the edge in this match, and it takes quite a bit of skill for someone to do that. I'm leaning toward Mr. Kennedy on this one, but Sweet Chin Music can spell disaster at any time. On this given Sunday, though, I don't think that's going to be the case.
Finlay vs. The Great Khali
Right off the bat, or shillelagh as it may be, Finlay is at a great size disadvantage. We've seen Finlay chop down Khali in the past; now, the only question is can he do it legally and pick up the win? Khali's size and strength will do damage to Finlay; it's a matter of how much the Irishman can take and whether or not he'll have enough gas left in the tank in the end. Khali will also have to worry about the little pint-size wonder, Hornswoggle McMahon, and whether he'll have a role in this match. I see Finlay coming out on top, but I have a feeling it will be by disqualification.
Mickie James vs. Beth Phoenix
Mickie has her hands full with the Glamazon, and this match will come down to whether or not she's able to use her quickness. Phoenix has shown that she is a true powerhouse, but I think it is Mickie's time now to pull out the win and become Women's Champion once again.
MVP vs. Rey Mysterio
As I've stated time and time again, Mysterio is my favorite Superstar. I love watching him fly around that ring and only wish that this match was going to go his way. MVP has really shown great in-ring skills during his time as U.S. Champion; for him to beat Rey, his game has to be in tip-top shape, and I think it is. MVP will retain the title.
Well I hope all of you enjoy Armageddon. If you could, please keep all those who are less fortunate, as well as our troops and their families, in your thoughts and prayers. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated. And on that note, Happy Holidays and see you at the Royal Rumble!
DroZ -- Peace