As you probably know, every Sunday I usually present the Five Count, it's the five biggest wrestling stories of the week in list form, and we all know how much the internet loves a good list. Anyway, on week's where there's a PPV, the Five Count is preempted for Five Things: five things I'd like to see, but don't necessarily expect will happen. Here are my five things for the first-ever Breaking Point!
5. Because I'm The Miz, and I'm... not United States Champion?
It may be weird coming from me, wrestling's biggest Miz fan, but I do not want to see the self-professed "Chick Magnet" walk out of Montreal with the United States Championship. I'd like for that to happen in the future, but not tonight, when the match has received absolutely no hype. Yeah, Miz has made it clear that he wants the US Title and he pinned Kofi in a tag match on Superstars, but the match was only announced yesterday. I'm sure most people watching tonight don't even know the match is taking place, so I think it would lack the proper impact if Miz won tonight. Plus, Kofi Kingston's been awesome since wining the US Title, let him hang onto it for another couple weeks while the feud gets its proper hype.
4. MVP finally breaks out
MVP's been red hot since interrupting Chris Jericho a few weeks back, he scored a clean win over the Superstar of the Year on Monday night, it's time for him to shatter through that proverbial glass ceiling. He doesn't have to win the tag titles with Mark Henry tonight, but I want to see something unforgettable, something jaw-dropping, something "BALLIN!" (I'm too white to say that), from MVP that makes it impossible for WWE to keep putting his push on the backburner.
3. Khali vs. Kane get less time than Christian vs. Regal did at SummerSlam
Really though, nine seconds might be too long for these guys. Okay, maybe I'm being too harsh, if they're going to get more than five minutes (which I wouldn't be surprised if they do), can they at least beat the holy hell out of each other with the Singapore Canes? Perhaps a bit sadistic on my part, but I think two seven-foot giants can handle it.
2. No Shenanigans!
I don't even know why I'm putting this on here since I fully expect at least one main event to have a screwjob finish, maybe even both. The reason I'm asking for though, is I feel like screwy finishes will only serve to de-legitimize the first-ever Breaking Point. The whole concept behind this PPV is that the only way to win is to make your opponent submit, coming up with cute finishes to get around that just defeats the whole purpose.
1. Randy Orton says "I Quit"
Going off #2, I don't want any BS, no Legacy interference, no references to the 1997 Survivor Series despite the fact that we're in Montreal tonight too, just a battered and beaten Randy Orton saying "I quit." End this painfully boring and predictable title reign and let John Cena carry the torch once again. I miss the John Cena of 2007, who was facing an endless series of challengers and putting on loads of unforgettable matches; it's certainly a better alternative to the Randy Orton of 2009, who faces John Cena and Triple H every month and finds some way new, overly-contrived way to hold onto the belt.
And even though I did my in-depth predictions for Breaking Point on this week's Kick-Out!! Radio, here's a quick (slightly revised) rundown of how I think things will play out:
Undertaker d. CM Punk
Randy Orton d. John Cena (shenanigans)
DX d. Legacy
Christian d. William Regal
Chris Jericho & Big Show d. MVP & Mark Henry
Kofi Kingston d. The Miz
Kane d. The Great Khali
I have a sneaking suspicion I'm getting the main events backwards and Cena/Punk will wind up being victorious, but I suppose we'll all find out pretty soon! Make sure to come back to Kick-Out!! Wrestling shortly after my full thoughts on WWE Breaking Point!