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Here are my (Steve) predictions for Hell in a Cell 2012
Winner: CM Punk
Reason: Primarily because we get reminded every single week when we see Punk about the length of his title reign. It would appear that they are going to make it as long as John Cena’s. If Punk loses then why have they been doing this? The main feud Punk has is with Cena, Ryback seems like an injury replacement. WWE just need to get Punk to win in a way that preserves Ryback’s monster image.
Divas Championship: Eve vs Layla vs Kaitlyn (triple threat match)
Reason: Kaitlyn got screwed out of her title match by Eve, she needs revenge. That is my simple reasoning.
World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus vs Big Show (singles match)
Winner: Big Show
Reason: I’m less sure of this one but because nothing has been done with Big Show since his departure and return with an ‘iron clan contract’, this seems like Shows big chance. Sheamus has won nearly every single match since winning the title at WM so a change is due.
Intercontinental Championship: Kofi Kingston vs The Miz (singles match)
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Reason: With Kingston having just won the title and the fact he’s the face superstar I’m going with him. WWE also seem to be moving Miz down the ranks.
WWE Tag Team Championship: Kane + Daniel Bryan vs Team Rhode Scholars (tag team match)
Winner: Team Rhode Scholars
Reason: I can see logical paths for both teams winning this match. This is Kane + Bryan’s first real defense of their title and it could be used to prove they can work together. With that said, in light of Smackdown and Bryan being the ‘weak’ link of the team, I think they will implode allowing Scholars to win. Scholars are also a really good team, not only in the ring but the two character fit well together and would make great champs.
Alberto Del Rio vs Randy Orton (singles match)
Winner: Randy Orton
Reason: Both men have been back and forth but because ADR has attacked Orton backstage I feel this will be Orton’s revenge.
United States Championship: Antonio Cesaro vs Justin Gabriel (singles match)
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
Reason: Cesaro lost to Gabriel on Smackdown but that was necessary for this match to make any sense. Cesaro is the better wrestler in my eyes; admittedly their styles are contrasting, I also fear where his WWE career will go if he loses, due to his low crowd reaction. Gabriel seems safely set in the mid-card whereas Cesaro needs his title in my eyes.