Bold text is my predicted winner.
Hell in a Cell Match
Edge vs. Undertaker
The real main event of SummerSlam, as far as I’m concerned, no matter how long they say they’ve supposedly been building to Cena/Batista. I doubt they’re bringing Undertaker’s tired old self back just to have him lose. Definitely going to be some La Familia trickery going on. Edge gets hardcore again, but ‘taker still gets the duke.
‘Six Years in the Making’ Match
John Cena vs. Batista
I think Batista needs a win more than Cena does. Cena has the charisma to get the fans behind him again by the next night on RAW and he’s seen as such an invincible guy, a loss won’t hurt him here at all. Batista on the other hand, doesn’t have a lot of personality to get the crowd to rally behind him as much (as if the RAW poll was legit, most WWE fans already see him as the lesser star) and has come up short in too many big matches in the past year. Perhaps we’ll get a heel turn here? I’m begging for it! A heel monster Batista would be awesome. At the very least, I expect some quality heelmanship from Batista to win, if not a full out turn.
WWE Championship Match
Triple H (c) vs. The Great Khali
Wow, I can see why HHH didn’t want to go to Smackdown. Even he has become an afterthought on the show… and he’s the champion! I figured for sure Smackdown would turn into The All-New HHH Show, but I’m pleasantly surprised to see that hasn’t been the case… yet. At best, this match is the 3rd biggest on the card and in my mind it’s really fourth down the card, as I feel Punk/JBL at least has a story behind it and could be decent.
Make it quick. I don’t know where there is for HHH to go from here or who he has to feud with unless they move Edge into a program with him again, but Edge has been a whipping boy for too long and I think it’s time for him to take a break. I don’t see a HHHeel turn coming just yet, possibly closer to WrestleMania that’ll happen. For now, they might just end up extending this feud and giving up a cheap screwy finish. Sledgehammer, anyone? Because I sure as heck would hate to see HHH attempt a pedigree on Khali.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
CM Punk (c) vs. JBL
WWE’s top belts are being defending at the SummerSlam and the booking doesn’t even make either one feel like a main event! I feel they’ve put too much time into burying Punk as a champ to actually let him lose it now. JBL is a management favorite, but he doesn’t draw and at best can put on an average match. No reason for Punk to drop the belt here, I figure his holding it for either Cena or Batista.
ECW Championship Match
Mark Henry (c) vs. Matt Hardy
I don’t know how Matt could pull this one off. Henry’s done pretty well in his role as ECW champ and the crowd will always be behind a Hardy, whether they have a belt or not.
Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Jeff Hardy
Perhaps we can move past this and put Jeff into the Smackdown main event scene now? Edge vs. Jeff, anyone?
Winners Take All Tag Team Match for the Intercontinental & Women’s Championships
Kofi Kingson (c) & Mickie James (c) vs. Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix
While I could see them going with Marella/Phoenix for the romantic/comedic champions skits, it would be a really cheap way for the belts to switch.
Will He Stay or Will He Go?
Shawn Michaels’ announcement
Shawn comes out and delivers another emotional speech about his career, and just as he’s about to reveal what the doctors have told him, Jericho interrupts. Segment ends with a superkick and HBK telling Jericho and the world that he’s back and cleared the wrestle.