The King of the Ring is upon us. Each year, the WWF crowns a new King in attempt to get a certain wrestler the recognition they need to get to the next level. Great wrestlers like Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Stone Cold Steve Austin..to name a few, have used their win at the KOTR to climb the ladder of success. Then again, you get guys like Mabel, who left after receiving a title shot after winning the KOTR, or Ken Shamrock, who it did NOTHING for. Mr. Ass's win was just there. He won it, but nobody believed in him as a singles wrestler. Today, it's predictions time! On to the PDC.
0.2 is the early predicted Great American Bash buyrate, which is a HUGE improvement over the previous shows. Then again, this show was fueled on hype of a HUGE surprise that "Vince McMahon can't even stop". So I think many might have been disappointed, and thus we will see a much lower buyrate for Bash at the Beach. Besides, who would want to see Goldberg vs. Nash and Jeff Jarrett vs. Hulk Hogan again, after WCW let them fight on the Nitro after the Great American Bash? Hall will probably turn on Nash, and Hogan will win the World Title.
Crash Holly vs. Bull Buchanan
Yuck. Hard one to call here. I'll say that Bull will lose thanks to the Bossman or something. God, I don't know on this one. Angle wins the first match..so it would hopefully be a face vs. heel match?? I don't know...
Tito's Pick: Crash Holly
Chris Benoit vs. Rikishi
You mean to tell me the real reason for Rikishi winning the IC title was for Benoit to win this match? Argh! Benoit will win this just for the fact that anybody who faces Benoit and beats him in the finals just won a hell of a tournament!
Tito's Pick: Chris Benoit
Val Venis vs. Eddie Guerrero
I have a feeling that Val will ruin Rikishi's match, so Rikishi will ruin Val's match. Besides, do you remember the Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Benoit wars back in the day? Oh my. Epic battles between the two, and reliving that experience would make this tournament look really good.
Tito's Pick Eddie Guerrero
Chris Benoit vs. Eddie Guerrero
Now this is a "wrestling" match folks. No sports entertainment, no angles, no nothing. Just two VERY TALENTED "wrestlers" squaring off in this awesome match. Chris Benoit should advance here, even if Val Venis somehow is here instead.
Tito's Pick: Chris Benoit
Hardcore Evening Gown match: Pat Patterson vs. Gerald Brisco
This match will be either really funny....or really stupid. It shouldn't be too long for those who are blinded by fossils wrestling. I predict that Brisco will win just because he can perform now better than Pat Patterson..and Brisco will feud with Crash Holly...AGAIN!!!!
Tito's Pick: Gerald Brisco
X-Pac/Road Dogg vs. the Dudley Boys
Last pay per view....DX won their match vs. the Dudleys. Nuff said.
Tito's Pick: Dudley Boys
World Tag Title match: Edge/Christian vs. Too Cool
I predict that Edge/Christian will mow over these two guys, especially since they are still the hottest heel tag team around. Nothing else to say here.
Tito's Pick: Edge/Christian
World Title Match: Vince McMahon/Shane McMahon/Triple H vs. Rock/Kane/Undertaker
Many predict that since Rock got pinned on Smackdown, that he's the "chosen one" to win this match. I say NO. With Kurt Angle winning the King of the Ring, he should be getting a title shot. What better champ to fight than Triple H. My second pick is the Undertaker to win this.
Tito's Pick: Vince McMahon/Shane McMahon/Triple H
@That's all for today's PDC. I shall be back with the Wonderful Monday Night hype column, along with other goodies. Maybe thoughts on the winners of the King of the Ring, who knows? Just chill till the next episode.
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