TLC Predictions

Another Pay-Per-View and another round of predictions. This PPV we had fourteen predictors. For a while I thought many people were going to get it straight down the board. It seemed this was going to be a very predictable PPV. For some it still was, but those who were most confident fell a little behind!

In the event there was a tie we needed a tie breaker, for this time there was a title on the line! (Thank you Shawn Decker!) The tie breaker was how long would the main event last. Unfortunately with little knowledge of everything else that was going to be thrown into the show, this was a complete guessing game. The main event lasted 18:15 which made my good pal BizarroDoom the closest guesser. However, since he was not in the final few, the next closest was OWA_Sephiroth! Congratulations, sweetie, you won!

Here’s how our predictions went down for this night!

Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder for the US Title

Solace Prediction:
I love Ziggler. Ziggler should hold onto this title for as long as he can. That being said, if Ryder loses again they will have made this feud a joke and given the bird to the community. Ryder has to win, even if it’s a fluke. Winner: Zack Ryder

TheSupremeForce Prediction:
They’ve held off throwing the title on Ryder longer than I expected, considering the WWE’s tendency to overreact to everything. I just hope Ryder doesn’t win cleanly. Ziggler deserves better. Winner: Zack Ryder

StephiOC815 Prediction:
Think they got to give this to Ryder or there really WILL be a riot. Let’s Ziggler move on to bigger & better things. Winner: Zack Ryder

TheJurn Prediction:
Zack Ryder is finally going to become US Champion, it’d be stupid to let him lose after all this build-up and Dolph can now move on. Winner: Zack Ryder

JayTheBrainMann Prediction:
My broski Zack Ryder’s gotta win it. If he doesn’t, it’ll be a #screwjob. #WWWYKI Winner: Zack Ryder

SirTweets_ALot Prediction:
Like many others, I’m a Zack Ryder guy. I want to see him win, but he won’t. Much like Rhodes, Spirit Squad Nicky is destined for a WHC…There are too many Cenas and Del Rios on Raw to give Ziggler a legitimate spot in the title picture, so he stays in the US**** “division”. Winner by outside interference + Zig Zag, Mr Ziggles. Winner: Dolph Ziggler

BizarroDoom Prediction:
*Sigh*. Okay, look. I like Zack Ryder. I really do! But this is all starting to happen a little quickly. If there’s one thing that WWE consistently fails to grasp, it’s pacing. Zack will win the match and the title. He’ll be pushed to the moon. And, in two years, everyone (or almost everyone) who creid for him to get a chance will hate him. That’s what happened to Cena. This match will begin Zack Ryder Overkill. Winner: Zack Ryder (new US Champion)

Paradise_Lost12 Prediction:
They could have done this months ago, and people would have been happy. But they’ve made us wait, but the feud has to end now. Ziggler can move up, and Ryder is in the perfect position to win that belt, and hopefully they use the twitter/youtube for future feuds. Winner: Zack Ryder

OWA_Sephiroth Prediction:
Zigs could win and lose it at the Rumble, but he’s probably moving on. The Broski has earned the belt. Winner: Zack Ryder (WWWYKI)

MarkBilly Prediction:
Please… just please! Winner: Zack Ryder

shawndecker Prediction:
Ryder with the upset of the year. Ziggler drops US strap and begins his hunt for the WWE championship… with a Rumble win! Winner: Zack Ryder

Yawsrko Prediction:
*sighs* Zack Ryder. Because I know that’s what you want, and they want, and everybody seems to want. I’ve lost interest in him though. Winner: Zack Ryder

ZackZiggler Prediction:
Dolph to retain… Ryder winning would almost kill his progression.. they still have to keep him back a little while longer… no title til at least WM… as much as a Ryder win would rule… we are going with Dolph… and of course you know. we are torn. Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Drustuart Prediction:
Sorry Ryder fans. Clean win for Dolph but he will then drop US belt on RR undercard to Zack before winning the Rumble. Winner: Ziggler

Winner: Zack Ryder

AirBoom vs. Primo & Epico

No predictions as this was a “last minute” match.

Winner: AirBoom

Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett in a Tables Match

Solace Prediction:
I love Randy, we know I do, but I really, really, REALLY want to see Wade win this one. Despite the fact that Randy actually been losing lately I still think it would do more for Wade to win. Winner: Wade Barrett

TheSupremeForce Prediction:
Wade in what will probably be something of a “fluke” victory, since that’s how Tables Matches tend to go.Winner: Wade Barrett

StephiOC815 Prediction:
Have loved the way they’ve built this up but I think w/ Wade getting the upper hand so far, Orton will get his revenge. Winner: Randy Orton

TheJurn Prediction:
The Barrett Barrage is going to roll on and Barrett will beat Orton and become the next credible heel on Smackdown. Winner: Wade Barrett

JayTheBrainMann Prediction:
I’m going with Orton. He’s a beast right now, so I can’t see his momentum slowing with him breaking through a table. Winner: Randy Orton

SirTweets_ALot Prediction:
Although there’s been a lot of build up for this match, I don’t find myself caring whatsoever. Winner by Wasteland through a table: Wade Barrett

BizarroDoom Prediction:
They’ve both been looking pretty strong going into this match, which is nice. And, being a Tables Match, they can both continue to look strong coming out of it. So, I’m thinking Barrett wins with help and Orton wins the eventual blowoff. Winner: Wade Barrett

Paradise_Lost12 Prediction:
Wade has really gotten the better of Orton for most of this feud, and even if Barrett loses here he’s still gained a lot from this, and Orton is due a win. I figure a match where he doesn’t have to pin Barrett, gives Randy a win without hurting Barrett’s momentum. Winner: Randy Orton

OWA_Sephiroth Prediction:
Calling Orton, here. Barrett went over last PPV, and they’ll probably want him looking good for the Rumble, or a title match. Winner: Orton

MarkBilly Prediction:
Barrett is (again) proving he’s amazing. Orton is boring. I’m just hoping they go with Barrett! Winner: Wade Barrett

shawndecker Prediction:
Orton defeats Barrett, unless big Skip Sheffield returns to resume his role as Wade’s enforcer… Now that would be fun! Winner: Randy Orton

Yawsrko Prediction:
Duh. Randy. lol. I like Wade, even though the awkward moments where his hair unglues startles me without fail…I have to go with Randy. If it was Randy vs. CODY in a tables match, I’d go with Cody. Winner: Randy Orton

ZackZiggler Prediction:
So hard to call Orton has been losing and Barrett has been winning.Don’t know if that can continue. We think this match has big implications going forward. To Royal Rumble/ElimChamber and even WM… quite possibly a 3/4 way match at WM. Might be big thinking eitherway.. but Barrett has our vote… Winner: Wade Barrett

Drustuart Prediction:
Difficult, Wade is on a roll, Randy has lost more than usual recently. As it is in theory no 1 contenders I’ll go for Orton. Winner: Orton

Winner: Randy Orton

Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly for the Divas Championship

Another unannounced match that we did not take predictions on.

Winner: Beth Phoenix

Triple H vs. Kevin Nash in a Ladders and Sledgehamer Match

Solace Prediction:
I would like to make an educated guess, but I just simply don’t care about this match. I’m going to say Triple H because he has to prove that he can’t be kept down by simply nearly dying. Winner: Triple H

TheSupremeForce Prediction:
There’s little point for Nash being around at all. Also, if Nash somehow “wins” this match, I’m afraid of some beyond awful Punk vs Nash match at the Rumble. Just thinking about it makes me want to throw up. Winner: Triple H

StephiOC815 Prediction:
The “Ow, my ACL!” Match. I’m actually “excited” to see how this turns out, I ❤ train wrecks. Just beacause…Winner: HHH

TheJurn Prediction:
Triple H is taking this, Nash can’t work anymore than one match so he can’t come out on top. Besides that, no one cares so the face’ll win. Winner: Triple H

JayTheBrainMann Prediction:
Does anyone seriously think Triple H will lose a match in 2011? This is, what, his 3rd or 4th match? I’m going with HHH. Winner: Triple H

SirTweets_ALot Predictions:
I think that Kevin Nash is going to climb the ladder, and get the sledgehammer, but I think that SuperHunter will overcome, and win. Winner: Triple H

BizarroDoom Prediction:
There’s no logic behind choosing a winner, here. Nobody needs the win. Nobody is hurt by a loss. I suppose the question is whether or not they want to extend the issue to the Royal Rumble. I’m going to just go out on a limb and say that Nash wins through Nefarious Means and another match takes place in January. Winner: Kevin Nash

Paradise_Lost12 Prediction:
Nash’s return match has been pushed back so many times, I can’t see them continuing this feud, seems as if they have little faith in what he can offer to the company, so I see this match ending in H’s favor and Nash fades back out of the picture again. Winner: Triple H

OWA_Sephiroth Prediction:
WWE have probably changed their mind on keeping Nash, so Triple H will probably take him out, here. Winner: Triple H

MarkBilly Prediction:
Nash is just disastrous in the ring. HHH will use his power to get Taker at Mania again so needs the win. Winner: Triple H

shawndecker Prediction:
Triple H beat Punk last time out… His luck runs out against Nash, who will have some henchmen waiting in the wings. New DX! Winner: Kevin Nash

Yawsrko Prediction:
Nash. Why? Because I don’t like Hunter that much. Will this prediction be wrong? Probably. But I don’t care. Nope. But I will say that I seriously doubt any ladder higher than a stepstool that a pottytraining child might use will be involved. Winner: Kevin Nash

ZackZiggler Prediction:
HHH has to win this, if rags online are true, and the prediction for him to face Taker again at WM. Thinking about it now. If Nash wins then he might face Taker. That would suck we think. Nash just isn’t exciting anymore… We are going with HHH though. Winner: Triple H

Drustuart Prediction:
Nash will claim the s/hammer, not sure how he manages to climb ladder though. Trips will claim the win. Will be painful. Winner: Triple H

Winner: Triple H

Jack Swagger vs. Sheamus

Another unannounced match with two men I love, but I have to admit I was rooting for Swagger. I think it is his time to make it back into the main events.

Winner: Sheamus

Mark Henry vs. Big Show in a Chairs Match

Solace Prediction:
Jack Swagger just recently bragged that Mark Henry has never beat Big Show, but that he has, and that eluded to his feud with Show next, for the title. I think Mark Henry wins to throw a stick in the spokes of this plan. Winner: Mark Henry

TheSupremeForce Prediction:
Henry has to win, or his entire push has been one massive waste of time. Winner: Mark Henry

StephiOC815 Prediction:
I don’t know if I care about these two anymore. So, because I want Henry vs. Bryan at WM…Winner: Henry

TheJurn Prediction:
Mark Henry’s finally going to go over Big Show again, I don’t see why Big Show would win this especially considering how good Henry’s been. Winner: Mark Henry

JayTheBrainMann Prediction:
I’m going with Mark Henry because WWE seems insistent on not letting Show win. (watch me be wrong) Winner: Mark Henry

SirTweets_ALot Prediction:
If they know what’s good for them, Mark Henry. Probably by a World’s Strongest Slam on a chair. Don’t see these 2 on a PPV again after this. Winner: Mark Henry

BizarroDoom Prediction:
I feel safe in assuming that Big Show isn’t coming out of this feud with the title. They’ve stretched this story longer than I expected, but a Mark Henry win, here, seems pretty imminent. Winner: Mark Henry (and still World Champion)

Paradise_Lost12 Prediction:
I just can’t see Show getting the belt at this point, Henry’s been built as a dominant monster, I think we might see Kane in this one, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Bryan cash in as well. Henry would still look good, and have a new feud for 2012. Winner: Mark Henry

OWA_Sephiroth Prediction:
Henry wins after a World’s Strongest Slam onto a set-up of chairs. WINNER: Mark Henry

MarkBilly Prediction:
Think it’s time for Henry to give up title. I expect Kane to make an appearance. Winner: Big Show

shawndecker Prediction:
Mark Henry defeats Big Show. Henry is just too much fun as champion. The Big Show doesn’t need the belt- Henry does. Winner: Mark Henry

Yawsrko Prediction:
FINE…Big Show…put the belt on somebody else who can ONLY FIT IT AROUND THEIR NECK OR WRIST. #WhenDidTheWHCTurnIntoJewelry Winner: Big Show

ZackZiggler Prediction:
We really want to go with Henry… we have no idea how it will happen though. We want Henry to retain all the way to WM28, and face Dbryan. We fear though that BigShow can gain that title tonight. Don’t get us wrong, we like BigShow a lot, but really dig on whats going on with Henry. Winner: Mark Henry

Drustuart Prediction:
I see this being the end of a great feud, can see interference to keep Show looking strong – Kane, Clay or Skip Sheffield? Winner: Henry

Winner: The Big Show

Daniel Bryan vs. The Big Show – Money in the Bank Cash In

Daniel Bryan rushed out to cash in as The Big Show laid unconscious and went for the pin.

Winner: Daniel Bryan 

Cody Rhodes vs. Booker T for the Intercontinental Championship

Solace Prediction:
Ummm…. Ummm… This is the first match EVER where a commentator has stepped into the ring and I’ve been excited to see it. Yes, I know, Booker is a former wrestler himself, but still doesn’t change my shock at wanting to see this. And this could go any way… Ummm… Ummm… Winner: Cody Rhodes

TheSupremeForce Prediction:
Too sudden and not enough build for Booker to be making a full in ring return. Winner: Cody Rhodes

StephiOC815 Prediction:
This could be a fun match. But since it’s for the title, I think Cody keeps it. Can’t see them giving Book a title. Winner: Cody Rhodes

TheJurn Prediction:
Cody Rhodes is going to retain the title, as Booke said himself he will be Cody’s legitimizer and Cody will move on after this. Winner: Cody Rhodes

JayTheBrainMann Prediction:
Sorry Booker, but your prime is gonna get cut down at the Cross Rhodes. (what a crappy pun) Winner: Cody Rhodes

SirTweets_ALot Prediction:
Most people are going to pick Cody. I’m picking Booker, and here’s 2 reasons why. The WWE needs something a little out of the ordinary… And having a commentator be a champion is just that. Also, Cody Rhodes will be a world champ before 2013, and it’s his time to main event. Winner: Booker T

BizarroDoom Prediction:
Let’s be real: Booker isn’t winning the title. The question is whether Cody will get the win or Booker will get a DQ or count-out victory. I expect that WWE will want Cody in the Rumble, so I’ll go ahead and call a Cody win to gain him some credibility, and he moves on to other things. Winner: Cody Rhodes (still I-C Champion)

Paradise_Lost12 Prediction:
Rhodes has been amazing the past few months, and has done wonders for the IC title. I can’t see this awesome reign being ended by Booker, Rhodes is going to hold onto that belt for awhile longer, a win over a veteran like Booker is just gonna make Rhodes look better. Winner: Cody Rhodes

OWA_Sephiroth Prediction:
There are ways to make a Booker win mean something to help Cody, but I don’t see it happening, at least not here. Winner: Cody Rhodes

MarkBilly Prediction:
Think Booker is a good way to propel Cody but making it for the title means it’s obvious who’ll win IMO. Winner: Cody Rhodes

shawndecker Prediction:
Winnerooni! Booker T triumphs by DQ against Cody Rhodes, the Superstar of the Year, who rightfully holds onto his belt. Winner: Booker T

Yawsrko Prediction:
Cody. This is if it’s written properly, bc Booker has too much ring rust. If written improperly and rushed, Booker will win. I have no reason to think it WON’T be rushed–they rushed Cody and Ted’s storyline way too fast–but I’m hoping common sense wins and Cody keeps the belt at *least* through Feb. This of course is to set Goldust’s return up. Winner: Cody Rhodes

ZackZiggler Prediction:
Cody Rhodes all the way. he has been on such a tear for the last year.. After his win over Mysterio at WM27.. he has been almost unstoppable. Do people even care about BookerT??… The only thing we could see is somehow book gets the win, and loses it back to Rhodes Mon/Tues But we will stick with Rhodes. Winner: Cody Rhodes

Drustuart Prediction:
Booker has potential to make Cody look even better. I see Cody getting dubious win to set up SD rematch prior to Rumble. Winner: Rhodes

Winner: Cody Rhodes

CM Punk vs. The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio in a TLC Match for the WWE Championship

Solace Prediction:
They’ve decided Del Rio isn’t as important to them right now with everything else going on and even if The Miz is super angry it’s just going to cloud his reactions. Winner: CM Punk

TheSupremeForce Prediction:
Punk is going to win this one. I’d rather have either guy as Champion, but Punk’s probably going to hold the title at least until Wrestlemania. Winner: CM Punk

StephiOC815 Prediction:
Since they actually did something RIGHT this time and left Punk in the dust at the end of Raw, think Punk keeps it. Can’t see them taking it off Punk this early. Winner: CM Punk

TheJurn Prediction:
CM Punk wins, he’ll back up his claims of the hot potatoe game of the WWE championship being over and he’ll be champ for a while. Winner: CM Punk

JayTheBrainMann Prediction:
Mah boi CM Punk’s gotta win it! Winner: CM Punk

SirTweets_ALot Prediction:
I think WWE is realizing that the title has changed hands about 6 times more than it should have this year. I think this is when ADR gets Buried. Prediction: Good showing by Miz, but CM Punk making ADR tap to the Anaconda Vice. Winner: CM Punk

BizarroDoom Prediction:
This should be the best match of the night, and I’m really looking forward to it. I don’t think there’s any chance of Punk losing the title right now, and that’s the way it should be. But it will be a fun ride with a unique dynamic and creative spots. Can’t wait! Winner: CM Punk (still WWE Champion)

Paradise_Lost12 Prediction:
I’m kinda torn because part of me can see The Miz winning this too, but Punk retaining to me, seems more likely right now. Del Rio doesn’t really have a place in this match, I don’t see him as a potential winner at all, and I don’t think they’re giving it to Miz just yet. Winner: CM Punk

OWA_Sephiroth Prediction:
I don’t see the belt going elsewhere so soon. It’s staying around the waist of the “Best In The World.” Winner: CM Punk

MarkBilly Prediction:
Surely WWE can’t mess up his push? Oh wait, who am I kidding?! Winner: CM Punk

shawndecker Prediction:
CM Punk can not lose his title again. Not to Del Rio. That would make no sense. At all. It can’t happen. Please. No. Right? Winner: CM Punk

Yawsrko Prediction:
Miz. Because nobody else thinks Miz is going to do it. Winner: The Miz

ZackZiggler Prediction:
How can Punk not retain?! R-Truth return and put Miz through a table? Starting that Feud… and Del Rio… ummm.. bitching about destiny? Has it been 30 days?? on 27… so perhaps not… Winner: CM Punk

Drustuart Prediction:
TLC match has great potential, all 3 prepared to put body on line. Would be poor booking taking title from Punk so early. MOTN. Winner: Punk

Good job to StephiOC815, JayTheBrainMann, Paradise_Lost12, OWA_Sephiroth, and MarkBilly for getting 5 of 6 correct! Congratulations to our new title holder, OWA_Sephiroth, for guessing closest to the main event time and breaking the tie! We’ll see you next PPV to defend!

 

Main Event Length:
Solace: 23:47

BizarroDoom: 22:17

StephiOC815: 25:00

Yawsrko: 27

SirTweets_ALot: 23

Paradise_Lost12: 35

TheSupremeForce: 31

JayTheBrainMann: 10

Markbilly: 24

TheJurn: 26

OWA_Sephiroth: 23:36

ZackZiggler: 28:12

shawndecker: 25:12

Drustuart: 28:34

 

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