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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Rog » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:48 pm

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Backlash is this Sunday so it's time for the GRAPL predictions. But first a recap of the rules. I suggest some of you read this as every question I was asked during the bonus round was already addressed in here. Never be afraid to ask a question but don't be a lazy sod either.

GRAPL is simple to play. The Friday before every WWE PPV this year I'll post up a prediction sheet. You enter your predictions and post the sheet. For every one you get right you earn points and points are tallied up on the leaderboard. If you are top of the leaderboard after Wrestlemania next year then you win!

Same as last year you can change your predictions as many times as you like up till the 11pm Sunday deadline. Anyone found to be editing posts after that will be disqualified from that PPV. Any changes to the PPV after I've posted the prediction form will be ignored and the predictions for that match will be null and void. You can enter as little PPV's as you like.

As you can see above the production values have increased for this year but that's not all that has changed.......

Prizes:
The prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd all stay the same except now it can be from any online retailer you wish. If there are any draws then a tie-break will be used. I'll decide exactly how if we need it. Only one person will receive each prize and most importantly only one person will be declared champion to inherit Zellery's crown. New for this year are PPV winners. The individual winner of each PPV will receive a mystery prize. Again there can be only one. The prizes will vary from small gift vouchers to wrestlecrap souvenirs.

Year Long Bonus Round:
This year there will be a short bonus round that consists of Money in the Bank predictions and a section on next weeks draft. The sheet is below and you have until 11pm Monday 13th April to get your predictions in.

Scoring:
There are now 14 points assigned to each PPV instead of the previous 12. Wrestlemania 26 will have 20 points.

Privacy:
If you wish to keep your predictions a secret from everyone else then you may PM them to me. I will post them up once the 11pm deadline has passed. The bonus round cannot be PM'ed though.

Champion Drawbacks:
With being champion comes a couple of disadvantages Zellery. Your predictions cannot be private and the deadline for yours are 9pm PPV Sunday (except the bonus round). No whining.

GR Vs WWE:
Like I did with Wrestlemania I'll calculate the percentages for each result and post them before the PPV. But just for fun this time I'll keep count of how many times the majority get it wrong. If GR get more right than wrong then they score a point and vice versa. By the end we'll see if WWE have beaten us overall.

And now a quick reminder of the leaderboard as it stands now.....
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Rog » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:48 pm

Without further ado here it is.......
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We have a NEW RULE. All predictions must be in the prediction box. Bolding answers is no longer allowed. I copy and paste all the predictions into notepad so bolding slows that down and it means I'm more likely to make mistakes. Any answers in bold will be ignored.[/size]

Remember you can say draw instead of a winner.

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction:

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner:

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner:
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction:

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner:

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points):
Winner*:
Loser*:
Batista to turn?
Prediction:

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner:
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction:

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points):

*Person to get pinfall/person being pinned

Notice that these are in reverse order from the WWE website. Might give some indication to the running order and remember they usually like to end the PPVs with any major title change.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Psychic » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:53 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Jericho
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Jeff

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Orton and Legacy
Winner*: Orton
Loser*: Triple H
Batista to turn?
Prediction: Yes

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Swagger
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: No

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): Cena

Last edited by Psychic on Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by E-Man » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:55 pm

Rog wrote:Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Chris Jericho
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Jeff Hardy

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon
Winner*: Triple H
Loser*: Cody Rhodes
Batista to turn?
Prediction: No

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Christian
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: No

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): John Cena

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Skippy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:55 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Steamboat (sneaky roll up win)
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: oh hells yeah!

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Jeff Hardy

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Triple H, Batista & Shane
Winner*: Batista
Loser*: Cody Rhodes
Batista to turn?
Prediction: Nope but a staredown with HHH

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Jack Swagger
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: No

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): Edge

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Adam Pollard » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:57 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Chris Jericho
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Jeff Hardy

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Orton, Rhodes and Dibiase
Winner*: Randy Orton
Loser*: Triple H
Batista to turn?
Prediction: No

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Christian
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: No

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): John Cena

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Zellery » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:01 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Jericho
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Jeff Hardy

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Randy Orton & Legacy
Winner*: Randy Orton
Loser*: Triple H
Batista to turn?
Prediction: Yes

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Christian
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: No

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): Edge

Last edited by Zellery on Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:11 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Jericho
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Jeff

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Orton and Legacy
Winner*: Orton
Loser*: Triple H
Batista to turn?
Prediction: Yes

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Christian
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: No

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): Cena

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by KK » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:21 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Chris Jericho
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Jeff Hardy

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon
Winner*: Triple H
Loser*: Cody Rhodes
Batista to turn?
Prediction: No

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Jack Swagger
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: Yes

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): Edge

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Drumstick » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:28 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Chris Jericho
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Jeff Hardy

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Randy Orton & Legacy
Winner*: Randy Orton
Loser*: Triple H
Batista to turn?
Prediction: Yes

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Jack Swagger
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: No

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): Edge

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by KK » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:46 pm

Edge wins, CM Punk cashes in his briefcase. That's my current prediction.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:48 pm

KKLEIN wrote:Edge wins, CM Punk cashes in his briefcase. That's my current prediction.


I'm expecting CM Punk to cash in the briefcase too. While it would make sense in order to start a fued to have Edge win it and CM Punk take it straight off him, i just have a feeling that Cena will retain.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by E-Man » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:52 pm

I'd like to see both the titles stay on Raw, resulting in a Smackdown vigilante group trying to get one back. The Money in the Bank would effectively become Smackdown's top title in the mean time.

Also, according to my count Edge has been involved in 6 title changes in the past 5 PPVs.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Rog » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:58 pm

Punk has been mentioning in recent interviews that this time he'd like to announce he's cashing it in ahead of time and that he'd like to use it in his hometown i.e Judgement Day.

Of course it could all be bullshit and he's using it on Sunday. It's a hard prediction because Cena retaining then Punk cashing in to take the title to Smackdown seems plausible but so does Edge winning and the above happening. Whatever happens Cena isn't leaving Backlash with the title. He's off doing yet another movie apparently.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Irene Demova » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:27 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Ricky
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Matt

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Randy Orton & Legacy
Winner*: Randy Orton
Loser*: ShaneBatista to turn?
Prediction: Yes (If fighting with shane and costing the match counts)

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Christian
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: Yes

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): Edge

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Chocolate Jim » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:48 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner: Chris Jericho
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction: Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Jeff Hardy

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points): Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winner*: Randy Orton
Loser*: Shane McMahon
Batista to turn?
Prediction: No

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Jack Swagger
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: No

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): John Cena[/quote]

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Lonestar » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:53 pm

Santina on Khali Kiss Cam
Will Santina lock lips with Khali?
Prediction: Yes

CM Punk Vs Kane
Winner: CM Punk

Chris Jericho Vs Ricky Steamboat
Winner:Jericho
Steamboat to hit the diving crossbody?
Prediction:Yes

Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy ("I Quit" Match)
Winner: Matt Hardy

WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton & The Legacy
Winning Team (worth 2 points):
Winner*: Triple H
Loser*: Ted Dibiase
Batista to turn?
Prediction: No

ECW Champion Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Winner: Christian
Finlay to be involved in any way before, during or after?
Prediction: No

World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Edge (Last Man Standing Match)
Winner (worth 2 points): Edge

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Adam Pollard » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:59 pm

The rationale behind my predo for the main event is Hunter isn't losing cleanly, that's obvious. But I can't see them turning Big Dave yet. Somebody who I can see turning though is Shane O'Mac, which would be the logical outcome for the whole second/third-generation thing they've got going with Legacy.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Psychic » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:00 pm

Wouldn't that just lead to another Vince/Shane match though?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread: WWE Backlash; 26th April, Sky Sports 1
by Adam Pollard » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:02 pm

PsychicSykes wrote:Wouldn't that just lead to another Vince/Shane match though?


I sincerely hope not. :lol:


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