— Most backstage are of the impression that Triple H will be winning his match with Ric Flair.
— Although many are looking forward to Chris Benoit vs. Booker T as one of the better matches on the card, the best of seven series prevents its outcome from having too much storyline impact.
— The general reaction to the RAW vs. SmackDown! storyline has been very negative, with little of value coming from the booking.
— Had John Cena retained his popularity through the duration of 2005, there would be no question as to the outcome of his match with Kurt Angle: Cena was scheduled to carry the belt through 2006. But, the fact that he has lost support always casts a shadow of doubt over the outcome (although that doubt proved unnecessary last month). Kurt Angle has been pushing to win the championship, as he believes there is more money in having Cena chase the title, but it remains to be seen if WWE will buy into that philosophy.
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