I haven’t been doing the pay-per-view prediction contest updates here like I did last time for whatever reason, but if I’m going to do one, today is as good an excuse as any.
We have a new leader and there is a tie on top one more time. After getting the high total for this month with fourteen points, Ben Elsen jumped from a tie for 34th place into a tie for first. He is joined in first by Steven Wettlaufer who was one of the four people with thirteen points this month and he jumped from a tie for 22nd place. MacLeod fell out of first place but he only dropped into a tie for third place with Shadow Company. There are sixty-six people within ten points of first place.
That’s right, I’m winning! Yeah it’s a tie, but I’m still friggin winning! This could be the only time I get to say that all year, so I’m gonna enjoy it!
The only match pick I didn’t get right was Randy Orton vs. Christian, but that’s ok. I was picking based on what I thought WWE would do, and I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong.
Speaking of pleasant surprises, I was expecting my Daniel Bryan winning the Smackdown Money in the Bank prediction to be a total dud, to the point where I almost wrote in and changed it before deadline time. But I promised myself I would never change a pick, and more often than not that’s been a good decision. Now WWE, please don’t make Daniel the first person ever to fail when cashing in the briefcase like I have this terrible feeling you might. That would be a bad decision. At some point that needs to happen and if done the right way it could add a lot to a feud, but this really isn’t the time.
Just for fun, let’s see who’s winning the Ryan S award of excellence so far this year. Waaaaaay down at the bottom in 209th place we’ve got somebody named Clement Natale who’s walking around with 2 big points. Hope you didn’t need that $10 for anything, my friend.
Before I go, let me leave you with a word of advice. If you didn’t see the show last night, go out of your way to. It was one of the best WWE PPV’s in years. The divas match was pretty terrible but it doesn’t take long. Besides that, this is as close as you’ll likely ever come to getting your money’s worth on a $45 wrestling pay-per-view. This was everything that Wrestlemania should have been. It was exciting, it had great atmosphere and the action didn’t disappoint. I can’t wait for Raw, and I don’t remember the last time I could honestly say that. It’s pretty easy to shit on WWE these days, but last night was a great job all around, even better than I had hoped for. Now I can only hope that the follow-up will be just as good.
I’m winning! Wooooooooo!