I am having a huge contest/giveaway the forum area and I want YOU to be a part of it. Here's the deal.
Are you ready to win some prizes?
You only have until Saturday, April 1 at at 11:59 PM EST so get your thinking caps on FAST.
I have three prizes I am giving away and you could win one.
This contest has to do with the outcomes of the WrestleMania 22 matches. You will pick winners for each match and how they won (pinfall, submission, DQ, interference, whatever). Any turns, swerves, or extras gain more points if you are right. You will get one point per correct predicted win. You will get one point for each accurately predicted way the finish of the match came about, and you will get an extra point for each swerve turn, or special unexpected thing that you correctly predict. I will add up all the points and the person with the most points will win the grand prize which is an amazing Boxed Set of 15 WWE DVDS - every WWE pay per view of 2005 including ECW's One Night Stand and the Hall of Fame Ceremony. This prize is worth well over $150.00!!
The person who gets the second most points will win a WWE fleece jacket. The person who gets the third most points will win a WWE T-Shirt and a WWE Calendar. Not too shabby, eh?
All the particulars are posted on the official entry thread at: http://forums.bellaonline.com/showflat.php?Number=22852583
Now, let's talk about this contest.
The announced matches are below. If WWE decides to add a match, you will not have to predict the outcome of that match. Only the matches below are the ones you will be responsible for.
You must post your answers in the forum thread and no edited entries will be allowed. You get ONE chance and one chance only and, once you post, that's it.
Here are the matches that you will see at WrestleMania 22 (and the ones you must predict winners of).
Torrie Wilson vs. Candice Michelle in a Playboy Pillow Fight
Boogeyman vs. Booker T & Sharmell
Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James for the Women's Championship
Big Show & Kane vs. Chris Masters & Carlito for the World Tag Team Championship
United States Champion Chris Benoit vs. JBL
Edge vs. Mick Foley (hardcore Match)
Undertaker vs. Mark Henry (Casket Match)
Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Lashley, Hardy, Finlay, Shelton Benjamin, RVD, & Ric Flair -winner gets a guaranteed title shot for their brand's World/WWE Belt)
Mr. McMahon vs. Shawn Michaels in a No Holds Barred Match
World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton
John Cena vs. Triple H for the WWE Championship
The deadline for all posts is SATURDAY, APRIL 1 at 11:59 P.M. EST.
Members from other countries may play but, unfortunately, due to "gambling laws" in your countries, I cannot send the prizes to you if you win. However, if you want to test your predicting skills against others, please do. I will add up your points as well. Please note on your entry whether you are from the US/UK or another country that is ineligible for the prizes.
So, are you ready? Don't assume someone else's predictions are better or make more sense than yours. Use your head and your instincts and go for those points!!
After WrestleMania, I will add everyone's points up and will announce the three winners here and on the forum. I will then ask for you to email me your address so that I can get your prizes to you.
Tell your friends to join in! They must be members of the forum to enter and that takes only a few moments. Then they are good to go.
If you have been keeping up with WWE storylines and reading my news and views, you may have some ideas already formed about who's winning some matches. You may also have an idea of whether there will be an unexpected run in or turn (A good guy goes bad or vice a versa).
Some things to ponder:
Will Lita play any part in Edge's match with Mick Foley? Remember, because it is a hardcore match, anything can happen. Weapons are legal and there are no DQ's so you can throw that type of win out the window.
Triple H left John Cena a bloody mess on Raw. Does that mean he will take the belt on Sunday? Or does that mean Cena will get his revenge and hold onto it a while longer?
Shawn Michaels has been beaten down by the McMahons for weeks. Will Vince do it again and then possibly fore Shawn? Will Shawn FINALLY get his revenge? Will anyone interfere, considering Shawn is much younger, faster, and more trained for this type of match? If you think someone will interfere, let me know. If that person does, that's a point for you! Remember, this is a no holds barred match so chances are slim you will see a tradition type of win.
We have been seeing Carlito and Masters getting on each others; nerves for weeks. Can they pull it all together and beat Kane and the Big Show? Or will they fall apart and not only lose, but turn on each other? (A point for which team wins the match, a point for which of the team members actually scores the win, a point for how the team wins, and a point if you predict a turn by either team and which members does the damage. You could win the contest with just those points if you get them all!).
Randy Orton has been a thorn in Rey and Angle's side and now the three will battle for the belt. Will Angle manage to hold onto it or could Rey Mysterio somehow pull off the impossible? Maybe Orton will snag that belt. But will there be cheating involved? If you think so, tell me about it. A point will go to you if the guy you pick to cheat, does!
The six man ladder match (Money n the Bank) is interesting. Every man for himself. Flair said he would win and go on to capture the title for a 17th time. Could it be that Flair can somehow pull out a win Sunday? Remember, whomever wins gets a guaranteed title shot so choose wisely. Think of who you think WWE would want to give the title shot to.
You don't have to have all this info to enter. You can simply just predict winners. The more details you get right the more points you get but you don't have to do anything more than predict the winners. Who knows? You may end up with the most points based on that alone if others don't get the winners right so, no matter how much or how little detail you get into, you could still pick up a prize.
I could go on but I can tell the wheels in your minds are turning now.
All you have to do is go to the forum and post your predictions. There is nothing to lose and three really cool prizes to win if you do!
The grand prize winning entry will be posted here for all to see as well as either the actual names or the board names (winners decide) of all three winners.
If the turnout is good for this contest, you can bet you will see more giveaways in the future.
There is a thread on the forum for questions and discussion of this contest. I will monitor it all the time and answer whatever questions you may have there.
So what are you waiting for?
Go and sign up to post on the forum if you haven't already and then enter.
In a day or two, I will have news posted with lost of interesting tidbits about Wrestlemania, Bret Hart,Vince's "groping" problem, Jim Ross calling WrestleMania raw matches instead of Joey Styles ( and why I am thrilled about it)and much more.
Good luck everyone. I hope to see lots of creativity and lots of correct predictions!