Wrestlemania XXX predictions (can I say Spoiler alert?)

6 Apr

WrestleMania-30-logo
OK, here we go.  Really quick this year.  Who wins?  Take these predictions to the bank… or, ehh… with a grain of salt.  Your choice.

Pre-Show Fatal 4-Way for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Two teams belong here – the defending champs The Usos and The Real Amercians.  Two teams do not belong here on the grandest stage of them all (albeit the pre-show) – Rybaxel and Los Matadores.  The Real Americans will be victorious and win the belts.  We may see some more dissension among the ranks of Cesaro and Swagger, teasing a breakup and face turn for Cesaro which could come as early as tomorrow’s Monday Night Raw.

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
This may very well be the toughest match to call ahead of time, especially as there are still 3 unannounced participants.  Rumors swirling around The Big Easy point to a potential Hulk Hogan surprise entry, which would in the late, great Gorilla Monsoon’s words “blow the roof off” The Superdome.  I don’t think The Big Show wins since they’ve been giving him most of the hype heading in.  I don’t see a little guy winning.  I’d love to see Dolph Ziggler win and get a big Mania moment.  That won’t happen.  If there’s a surprise NXT entry with Alexander Rusev (& Lana!) then he’s a potential wildcard.  Otherwise I’ll go out on a limb and go with the defending Intercontinental Champion Big E.

Vickie Guerrero Invitational for the Divas Championship
It’s Total Divas plus more.  AJ Lee has been champ long enough.  It should be every woman for herself.  I’m looking forward to seeing some Bella vs. Bella action, at least for a minute.  I do see AJ’s sidekick Tamina Snuka pulling some sneaky move and pinning AJ for the win and the Divas belt.

The Shield vs. Corporate Kane & The New Age Outlaws
More like the Old Age Outlaws.  Many of us would have preferred a Shield breakup and a three-way-dance among Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose.  Or another Shield vs. Wyatt Family match could have been EPIC as were their previous two matches.  But WWE has all 3 Wyatts hinged on the Bray vs. Cena match, so The Shield is relegated to a fairly meaningless 6-man tag team match.  Probably the easiest match to call ahead of time as there’s no doubt in my mind the recently-turned babyface Shield emerges victorious.  Do they go back and tease some dissension in the ranks of Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns?  Possibly, but not likely tonight.

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
Cena has carried the company for the last decade.  It’s time for some of the new blood to take over.  John will do the right thing tonight and put over the younger Wyatt who had a very convincing win over Daniel Bryan in January’s Royal Rumble.  Tonight’s the night that “makes” Bray Wyatt after a very good match and performance by both men.

HHH vs. Daniel Bryan
This will be a very physical bout.  I fully expect HHH to beat Bryan down.  The crowd will definitely be into it and the #YESMovement should be louder than ever – 70,000 strong!  Hearing on SiriusXM’s Busted Open radio pre-show today there’s been some talk of a possible added stipulation.  Could it be turned into a No Disqualification match?  That would be fitting ensuring there’s no screwjob finish.  Somehow, someway, Daniel Bryan has to get the nod here and advance to the Triple Threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  Bryan has been held back (since he’s only a B+ player according to HHH and Stephanie McMahon) since his win over Cena at SummerSlam last August.  Tonight is the culmination.  Bryan beats HHH to move on.

Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker
The Beast vs. The Streak.  Did Lesnar’s F-5 of Taker on RAW give anyone a hint that Lesnar could win?  Maybe a few, but seriously folks.  There is NO WAY a part-time Lesnar is going to end one of the greatest streaks of all time and certainly THE greatest streak in sports entertainment history.  Get the 22-0 ready on the giant Titan Tron.  Undertaker will give us all an A+ effort and eventually bury Lesnar with the tombstone piledriver.  Rest In Peace Brock.  The bigger question here is does The Icon, Sting make an appearance.  My guess is it could happen on RAW tomorrow night, which could start the build to a dream Icon vs. Phenom match at Wrestlemania XXXI.

Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. HHH/Daniel Bryan winner for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Orton’s had his time on the top for the last 6 months or so.  Batista is Bootista and nobody cares (although he was probably the best and most unusual performance at this past week’s Wrestlemania press conference.  HHH has always been what’s best for HHH although now it’s supposedly what’s best for business.  That in two words is Daniel Bryan.  I said it earlier.  Tonight is Bryan’s night.  Tonight is the big payoff.  70,000 strong in The Superdome will be chanting “Yes, Yes, Yes!” in unison with Bryan standing tall at the end of the night, hoisting the WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt over his head.

What’s next?  Stay tuned for tomorrow night’s RAW.  The night after Wrestlemania is always one of the best, if not the hottest, show’s of the year.  Last year’s in The Meadowlands saw Ziggler cash in his Money In The Bank suitcase and take the title from Alberto Del Rio.  It also brought “Fandangoing” to the forefront and kicked off the craze.  Plus the crowd hijacked the show and had some crazy chants.  Look for more of the same with crowd craziness and huge show highlights tomorrow night.

2014 Fantasy Football Playoff Parlay

1 Jan

Hey all,
Here are all the details for the pool.  My buddy Joe’s been running it for 15 years and it’s very cool.  Because most fantasy football leagues are done now, this is a great way to keep your fantasy fix on through the playoffs.  There are usually 100+ teams entered so the pot gets up there (only $10 to enter a team), but the more the merrier.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Email me directly at scotty.ballgame@comcast.net or DM me on Twitter if you want in and I’ll give you Joe’s mailing address.  Thanks, Scott
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Hello everyone and welcome to the 15th Annual Fantasy Football Playoff Pool. Last year we had a record 178 entries and hope to repeat that.

Please read the below carefully.

Most important items to note:

To enter, I need:

Complete team (each person can enter one or two teams) using the below roster requirements on the attached excel document BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 3rd at 6:00pm

YOU are responsible for submitting a legal team.  I will do my best to catch any errors, but if your team is illegal and is caught at ANY TIME, you will be eliminated and refunded your money.

  • Complete team including total score of the Super Bowl (which is the tiebreaker)
  • Send to joemazz13@yahoo.com
  • Your e-mail address for weekly updates
  • Payment by January 17th
  • Send Checks to: contact Scott for Joe’s mailing address
  • I have not set up paypal – will try to do next year, sorry for the inconvenience
  • If at all possible please combine payments and if you are sending payment for multiple teams

I also want to make everyone aware that I will be submitting my two teams ($20) without payment in return for the 20 hours or so of time that it takes to manage the pool. Please let me know if there are issues with this.

RULES:
We will score using the fantasy scoring below.  There are twelve teams in the playoffs.  You need to select one player from each team.  For the team you create, you need to fill the following positions:

(2) QB’s
(3) RB’s
(3) WR’s
(1) TE
(2) K’s
(1) D/ST

Each week, you will score points based on your players’ performance.  As playoff teams lose, you will lose the player on that team.  Each team will always have the same amount of players, as the playoffs go on, you may end up having the same players as someone else.  You MUST also provide the total points of the Super Bowl.  This will be used as a tiebreaker.  If the team(s) are still tied after this tiebreaker, the money will be split

FANTASY SCORING

QB/RB/WR/TE

  • 1 point for every 10 yards rushing or receiving (rushing and receiving are scored separate and will not be combined)
  • 1 point for every 25 yards passing
  • 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown
  • 2 points for a rushing, receiving or passing 2-point conversion
  • 3 point bonus for 100 yards rushing or receiving (rushing and receiving are scored separate and will not be combined)
  • 5 point bonus for 150 yards rushing or receiving (rushing and receiving are scored separate and will not be combined)
  • 7 point bonus for 200 yards rushing or receiving (rushing and receiving are scored separate and will not be combined)
  • 3 point bonus for 300 yards passing
  • 5 point bonus for 350 yards passing
  • 7 point bonus for 400 yards passing
  • 3 point bonus for 10+ receptions
  • (-2) points for an interception
  • (-1) point for a lost fumble by your offense or special teams that is recovered by the opposing team.  Fumbles lost and then recovered by your offensive player/their team or your special teams will not result in a loss of a point

*** Player cannot receive more than one bonus for hitting yardage milestones. i.e if you get 187 yards rushing you receive the 5 point bonus for 150, not the 3 point bonus for 100 and 5 point bonus for 150

*** If a player scores a special teams touchdown (punt return/kick return/etc.) and you have them starting at a different position, you WILL receive points for the TD, but not the yardage. For example, you have Wes Welker as a WR, he has 23 yards rushing, 48 yards receiving and a punt return for a td.  You will receive 2 points for rushing yards, 4 points for receiving yards and 6 points for the punt return td for a total of 12 points. On a side note, any team with the Denver Defense/Special Teams would also get the 6 points for that punt return TD.

Kickers

  • 1 point for an extra point
  • 3 points for a field goal from 18 – 49 yards
  • 5 points for a field goal from 50 – 59 yards
  • 7 points for a field goal 60 yards and over 

Defense/Special Teams

  • 1 point for a sack
  • 1 point for an interception
  • 1 point for a DEFENSIVE RECOVERED fumble (Offense recoveries score no points, and a forced fumble scores no points)
  • 3 points for a blocked punt or field goal
  • 5 points for a safety
  • 6 points for a return touchdown (interception, fumble, kickoff, and punt returns)
  • 10 points for a defensive shutout
  • 7 points for holding a team between 2 – 5 points
  • 3 points for holding a team between 6 – 10 points
  • (-1) point for a lost fumble by your offense or special teams that is recovered by the opposing team.  Fumbles lost and then recovered by your offensive player/their team or your special teams will not result in a loss of a point

TEAMS IN THE PLAYOFFS

  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Carolina Panthers
  • San Diego Chargers
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • New England Patriots
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Denver Broncos

SAMPLE SUBMITTED TEAM

QB1:   Alex Smith KC
QB2:   Michael Vick PHI
RB1:    LaMichael James SF
RB2:    John Kuhn GB
RB3:    Tashard Choice IND
WR1:   Domenik Hixon CAR
WR2:   Seyi Ajirotutu SD
WR3:   Jermaine Kearse SEA
TE:      Michael Hoomanawanui NE
K1:      Mike Nugent CIN
K2:      Shayne Graham NO
D/ST:   Denver
Super Bowl Points:  95

MONEY
There is a $10 entry fee for each team for the pool.  Team owners can have one or two teams in the pool.  I need all payments by January 17th. Please pay on time. I reserve the right to eliminate any team that does not pay by January 17th.

Payouts are as follows:

  • 1st place – 50% of pot
  • 2nd place – 25% of pot
  • 3rd place – 15% of pot
  • 4th place – 5% of pot
  • 5th place – 5% of pot
  • $50 for most points scored in week 1 (money to be split in event of a tie)
  • $50 for most points scored In week 2 (money to be split in event of a tie)

As always, e-mail with questions.

Good Luck.
Joe

Excited to join Dynasty Sports Empire!

5 Dec

My latest venture.  Mid-life crisis?  Not really.  Just a passion I have and a little fun I’m doing on the side.  I’ll be one of DSE’s Red Sox “insiders” and provide updates on some of the team’s top prospects in Pawtucket (AAA), Portland (AA), Salem (A Advanced), Greenville (Class A Advanced) and Lowell (A Short Season).  I’ll also be contributing reaction pieces when there are major trades or free agent signings.

My most recent article looks at most of the trades and free agent signings that happened on Tuesday, December 3rd.
http://dynastysportsempire.com/rapid-reaction-a-flurry-of-trades-signings/

A couple of my previous pieces:
Brian McCann’s signing with New York Yankees - http://dynastysportsempire.com/rapid-reaction-mccann-signs-with-yankees/
LA Angels/St. Louis trade (Freese for Bourjos) - http://dynastysportsempire.com/rapid-reaction-anaheim-stlouis-freese/

If you get a chance to check them out, I’d appreciate any feedback.  Always looking to make my writing better!
Thanks!
Scott

1977 Topps Baseball cards needed

23 Nov

Going back now to complete the 1977 Topps baseball set.  I have every Topps baseball (base) set from 1978 (when I began collecting as a 7-year-old) up to current year.  In recent years I’ve gone back and completed the 1971 set (year I was born) and the 1976 set.  So now my current project is 1977.

With some lots that I just purchased and some select star cards I’ve picked up at local shops, I’m now down to the final 36 out of 660.  Below are the ones I still need.  Please let me know if you have any you’re willing to give up or trade.  Thanks, Scott

Updated 12/15/13

5 Victory Leaders
6 Strikeout Leaders
18 Frank Robinson
34 Norm Sherry
51 Alex Grammas
74 Oakland A’s checklist
113 Toronto Blue Jays checklist
134 San Diego Padres checklist
183 St. Louis Cardinals checklist
187 Dick Pole
228 Minnesota Twins Checklist
259 New York Mets checklist
287 Cincinnati Reds checklist
371 Whitey Herzog
387 New York Yankees checklist
392 Phil Roof
408 Cesar Tovar
418 White Sox checklist
425 Joe Torre
442 Dave Bristol
444 Wayne Twitchell
478 Rookie Pitchers
489 Rookie Pitchers (Barker)
492 Tony Armas RC
504 Tom Lasorda
517 Pete Vuckovich
518 Chicago Cubs checklist
546 Baltimore Orioles checklist
555 Dan Ford
597 Mariners Coaches
621 Detroit Tigers checklist
634 Reuschel Brothers
640 Carlton Fisk
641 Dan Larson
650 Nolan Ryan
660 Willie Horton

2013 MLB Fantasy Baseball Playoff Parlay – 6th Annual

28 Sep

Hey all,

It’s time once again for Fantasy Baseball Playoffs! This is the 6th annual parlay! It makes watching all the playoff games so much more fun!  We had 20 teams in the Parlay last year and my goal is to double that this year.
Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you know, and if somebody you know does want to do it, just make sure they let me know you referred them.  I’m going to post this on some boards and on Twitter, so it’ll be out there.

Here’s how it works. Cost to participate is only $10 per team. One owner may have a maximum of two (2) team entries.  All entries must be emailed to me (full roster and tiebreaker) at scotty.ballgame@comcast.net.

Choose one (1) batter AND one (1) pitcher from each of the 10 playoff teams to fill out positions of a roster with your 20 players. You must have ONLY 2 players from each playoff team; one hitter and one pitcher – no more, no less.

You must fill these positions with one hitter and one pitcher from each playoff team:
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
IF (any infield position)
OF

OF
OF
DH (can be a batter from any position)

10 pitchers (can be either a starting pitcher or relief pitcher). May be any combination of SP’s and RP’s but must meet a minimum of 15 innings pitched combined for all pitchers in the Wild Card/Division Series round, then a minimum of 10 innings pitched in the Championship Series round.  This is to prevent any team from picking only relief pitchers. There will be no IP minimum in the World Series round because a team may come down to 2 relief pitchers who may not see a lot of innings depending on how the Series goes.

P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
***and Tiebreaker – see below

YOU are responsible for submitting a legal team. I will do my best to catch any errors, but if your team is illegal and is caught at ANY TIME, you will be eliminated and refunded your money.

*PLAYER POSITION ELIGIBILITY – An offensive player needs to have played a minimum of 20 games this year at a position to be eligible at that position. If an offensive player has not played a total of 20 games, then the position he’s played for the majority of games will be his eligible position. Pitcher eligibility is determined by the majority of games played. If you are picking a player that is only eligible at DH, then that player must occupy the DH spot.  Otherwise the DH spot may be a player from any offensive position.

Your roster will be 20 players to begin with, and as teams are eliminated, those players won’t accumulate any more stats for you. Any roster can have any player from any team, as long as you don’t have more than one hitter and one pitcher from a team. For example, in a year when Philly made the playoffs, if one entrant’s roster has Philly’s catcher Carlos Ruiz, that doesn’t mean any other entrant can’t have him, but you couldn’t have Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard on the same team. Pick whomever you’d like. Odds are there won’t be any exact rosters with all the possible combinations, but we have a Tiebreaker just in case.
***Tiebreaker – Pick the two (2) World Series teams, the winner, and in how many games.


The categories that we’ll use are the traditional 5×5 fantasy baseball categories – AVG, HR and RBI, Runs, and SB for hitters, Wins, Saves, ERA, WHIP and K’s for pitchers.

Scoring will be done Rotisserie style, meaning….
However many teams are in the parlay, that number will be the most points available in each category. The leader in each category will get that number of points for the category, the 2nd place team in a category will get 1 point less than the max, and so on down to 1 point for the last place team in a category.

For example, if there are 10 teams in the Parlay, the AVG leader gets 10 points, 2nd place team gets 9 points, 3rd place gets 8 points, and so on down to the last place AVG team getting 1 point. Maximum number of points in this scenario would be 100 (10×10). If there are 18 teams, then 1st place in HRs gets 18, second place would get 17, and so on down to 1. Maximum number of points in this scenario would be 180 (18×10).

Stats will be cumulative, and the total stats after the completion of the World Series will determine the winner(s).

PAYOUTS:
The leader after the Wild Card/ALDS/NLDS wins 10% of the pot
Winner of the ALCS/NLCS round wins 10% of the pot
Rest of the pot goes to the overall leaders after the World Series: 1st place (65%) and runner-up (15%).

The 10 playoff teams are:

  • Boston Red Sox
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Oakland A’s
  • Cleveland Indians (WC1)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (WC2)
  • Atlanta Braves
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (WC1)
  • Cincinnati Reds (WC2)

Sample team:
C – Ryan Lavarnway BOS
1B – James Loney TB
2B – Omar Infante DET
3B – Lonnie Chisenhall CLE
SS – Jed Lowrie OAK
IF – Juan Uribe LAD
OF – John Jay STL
OF – Jose Tabata PIT
OF – Ryan Ludwick CIN
DH – Jordan Schafer ATL

P – Felix Doubront BOS
P – Jamey Wright TB
P – Drew Smyly DET
P – Danny Salazar CLE
P – Sonny Gray OAK
P – Brandon League LAD
P – Bronson Arroyo CIN
P – Mark Melancon PIT
P – Tim Hudson ATL
P – Chris Carpenter STL
Tiebreaker – Rangers over Braves in 7

Team rosters are due by this Tuesday, October 1st prior to the first Wild Card playoff game at 8:00PM EST.  With the AL Wild Card play-in game Monday, deadline is still be Tuesday for the parlay entry.
If you can, get your team(s) to me as soon as possible so I have ample time for data entry.
 Please forward this on to anyone you think might be interested.

I ask that all entree fees be sent by Friday, October 11th. Please make this easy on my part and submit payment on time. If you need to send me a check, email me for mailing address, or you can PayPal from bank checking accounts only please to me at teachhr8992@comcast.net. If you want to send payment via PayPal (from a PayPal balance or bank account only please), make sure you check the option to “Send money to family or friends.” There is no additional fee if done this way.  If you try to use a credit or debit card there’s a fee.
This is why I ask to use only a PayPal balance or bank account so there’s no fee taken out on either end.

Teams with fees not received by 10/11 will be subject to disqualification from the parlay.

If you have any questions, please email me tonight or tomorrow. If you think there’s anything I missed, or anything that could improve/enhance this Parlay, please let me know ASAP. Otherwise, put together a team or two you think will do well and send it over. Keep in mind, there’s a decent amount of strategy involved.  I will email a spreadsheet with all teams’ rosters as soon as all of the data is entered, and updates will be sent after LDS, LCS and World Series rounds.

Good luck!  **Email all entries to me at scotty.ballgame@comcast.net.**

Scott

#WWENOC results

16 Sep

I did ok, but not happy about the matches I missed. First off, where did that Miz/Fandango match come from? Was it announced ahead of time? Either way – horrible match, horrible outcome. Miz as a face sucks. Fandango, who gets a win over Y2J in his debut at Mania, gets buried again.

Kickoff Tag Team Turmoil #1 Contenders’ Match for Tag Team Titles
Prime Time Players outlast Usos, Real Americans, Tons of Funk and 3MB to get a shot at Reigns/Rollins on the PPV. (CORRECT)

WWE Tag Title – The Shield (Roman Reigns/Seth Rollins) vs. my prediction Prime Time Players
Reigns/Rollins defeat PTP. #BelieveInTheShield (CORRECT)

WWE Divas Title – Fatal Four-Way with Champ AJ Lee vs. Natalya vs. Brie Bella vs. Naomi Funkadactyl
I’m going with the Diva newlywed Natalya to grab the gold over AJ here. (INCORRECT. AJ won and retained title)

WWE U.S. Title – Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler to defeat Ambrose via dq; Ambrose to retain the belt. (1/2 right, Ambrose won outright)
Boy Ziggler’s certainly not on his way back to main event status. He’s quickly going in the opposite direction.

Handicap Elimination Match – Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel & Paul Heyman vs. C.M. Punk.
Heyman defeats Punk tonight. (CORRECT – and looks like Ryback is Heyman’s new guy)

World Heavyweight Title – Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam
I’m going with ADR to pull out a quick pin and retain the championship. (1/2 right, RVD won via dq when ADR wouldn’t break hold after 5-count. ADR retained title)

WWE Title – Champion Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
Orton defeats Bryan tonight. Still your WWE Champ – The Viper! (Totally INCORRECT! Bryan won clean and NEW WWE Champ, at least for Sunday night) We’ll see what happens on #RAW tonight. Dusty finish likely.

WWE Night of Champions 2013 predictions

15 Sep

Take ‘em to the bank – for what it’s worth.

Kickoff Pre-Show Tag Team Turmoil #1 Contenders’ Match for Tag Team Titles
Prime Time Players outlast Usos, Real Americans, Tons of Funk and 3MB to get a shot at Reigns/Rollins on the PPV

WWE Tag Title – The Shield (Roman Reigns/Seth Rollins) vs. my prediction Prime Time Players
No way The Shield drops the belts here. Still too good of an angle being the “security” for McMahon Family, and having the titles adds to that drama. Reigns/Rollins defeat PTP. #BelieveInTheShield

WWE Divas Title – Fatal Four-Way with Champ AJ Lee vs. Natalya vs. Brie Bella vs. Naomi Funkadactyl
I know AJ Lee is a force in this division and has been great with the belt. I just feel that the “Total Divas” momentum helps drive the results here. Guessing that the Divas don’t all get along in the match – possibly Brie and Naomi/Trinity (whatever her name is) get into it, leaving Nattie and AJ to do battle. I’m going with the Diva newlywed Natalya to grab the gold over AJ here.

WWE U.S. Title – Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
I really like The Show Off but for the same reason as the tag title match am going to keep the belt on Ambrose. I do think WWE is trying to get Ziggler back into main event status but he’s not there yet. They may give him the win here via DQ. Ziggler to defeat Ambrose via dq (Ambrose to retain the belt).

Handicap Elimination Match – Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel & Paul Heyman vs. C.M. Punk.
Punk has to get bye Axel, right? Part of the sell of the PPV has been Heyman continually saying, “If Punk gets his hands on me he’ll tear me apart and you’ll never see me again!” So let’s go with that plan to start. Punk will pin Axel, likely with the Go To Sleep (GTF). Then let’s figure there might be some sort of Heyman surprise just as he’s about to be torn limb from limb. What? Whom? Who knows? But Heyman defeats Punk tonight.

World Heavyweight Title – Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam
Van Dam’s been back only since Money In the Bank and I’m sick of him already. Just don’t get his push. He’s so late 90′s/early 2000′s, isn’t he? Ziggler’s cashing in the MITB on Raw the night after Mania this year is still one of the loudest crowd pops I’ve heard/seen in quite some time and I still think they need to get this belt back to Dolph to build him to main event status. RVD may come close with Rolling Thunder and even hit a 5-Star Frog Splash, but I’m going with ADR to pull out a quick pin and retain the championship.

WWE Title – Champion Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
Not going to say much here. Not even going to predict what storylines will be brought in to this match leading up to it or during with HHH, McMahons, Shield, Maddox, et al. It’s just too soon to have “the face of the WWE” lose the title after getting it only a month ago. RKO wins again. Orton defeats Bryan tonight. Still your WWE Champ – The Viper!

Let’s see how I do. Hoping for a good event tonight. Not sure it’ll be SummerSlam quality, but still looking forward to a few of these storylines to play out. Follow me on Twitter at @Scotty_Ballgame!

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