Droz's picks for Survivor Series
Let me start off by apologizing for not putting my picks up last month. I had a family situation and wasn't able to to get things going. I do have to give myself props for the previous pay-per-view, where I was perfect on my picks . That was the first time that I ever got all of them right, so hopefully I'll keep the tradition going. So lets get to it, here are my picks.
Undertaker vs. Big Show (Casket Match)
I've learned to never bet against Taker especially when it comes to a Casket Match and this time is no different. Show has a huge size advantage but Undertaker should be able to offset that with his quickness(yes, I did say quickness). As long as Taker doesn't take a huge shot and get knocked out, the only one entering that casket will be Big Show.
WWE Champion Triple H vs. Vladimir Kozlov vs Jeff Hardy
Right off the bat, I was actually leaning toward Kozlov due to the fact that he's been running wild for quite sometime now. I'm not sure if he's going to be able to continue that run, especially now that Jeff Hardy is involved in the mix. With three competitors in the ring at one time, the champion, Triple H, is at a disadvantage because he doesn't have to be pinned to lose his title. Besides that, I'm going to have to go with Triple H. I'd love to see Jeff Hardy win it, but his time will come.
Team Batista vs. Team Orton Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
These team matches are sure going to be tough to pick. With so many great Superstars involved anything can and will happen. I could do an entire article on the team matches mentioning everyone but I'm just going to pick the team and go from there. The chemistry on both of these teams leads me to believe that Team Orton not only has an advantage, but a very large advantage infact. I just feel that Orton's squad with all of its bad guys will benefit from this type of match, thus helping them to come out on top.
Team HBK vs. Team JBL Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Right off the bat, I'm leaning toward Team HBK, although they are the good guys, this team seems to have a better mixture of Superstars than Team JBL in my eyes. Don't get me wrong, there is great talent on both ends, but whenever Rey Mysterio is involved in a match, I have to lean toward him or in this case his team. I'm not saying Rey will end up the last man standing, but his team will come out on top.
Team SmackDown vs. Team Raw Divas Survivor Series Elimination Match
I need to make a pick here but first off, I want to say how impressive all the Divas have been with their in-ring performances. Most would see these women as eye candy, which isnt a bad thing, but what they really want to be known for is their in-ring work. With that aside, I see the SmackDown crew led by Divas Champion Michelle McCool pulling this match out.
World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho vs. John Cena
This match really has me intrigued. While Cena has been out for a few months, Jericho has made it his mission to not only win the gold, but to hold on to it as well. Yes he did lose the title to Batista - but a week later he won it back in the steel cage. As a result of this, I think Jericho has the advantage over Cena. I'm very interested to see how John moves around the ring after such a long layoff. I think he's going to come out going 100 miles an hour and really put it to Jericho for a while. In the end though, I think Jericho is going to outlast Cena to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
Well folks I hope you enjoy the pay-per-view. And I'll just have to wait and see how my picks pan out.
Things on the homefront have been a little topsy-turvy. On a good note, I've been up in my chair for a few weeks now with no time constraints. After dealing with my skin problems for a month or two, its great to be able to get out and about without having to worry. My one great dane, Navara, ended up in the emergency vets office last week after being very lethargic and having an 108 degree fever. After two nights spent there with IV antibiotics, she was able to come home feeling better than ever. It really hit home with one of my "babies" being sick and me not being able to do anything about it. I just wanted to lay with her and comfort her but in my condition it's not really possible. Anyway her and Oreo are doing fine and hopefully they will remain that way for years to come. As of right now, I'm hanging out babysitting my nieces and nephews with my aide, Alfred. It's almost bedtime for them so I'm going to get going.
If you could please keep our troops and their families in yours thoughts and prayers - as well as all those in California dealing with the wildfires - I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated.
Until next time…
Droz - Peace