Hey guys. I'm new here and a big time, life long Pokeshipper. Ash and Misty belong together like no one else on the show do.
As for what you guys are talking about right now, I hope that Kenny doesn't beat Ash honestly. Ash is too cool for that and Kenny isn't really a very good character (or at least I don't think so). I could see Ash maybe throwing the battle because he feels that Kenny has a right to win this one, and honestly I could also see Ash loosing (Kenny isn't weak, I just don't like him), but I hope that it doesn't happen.
BUT, what if Kenny loses, and Dawn decides to go with him anyways? That would REALLY cut her out of the running.
Also, a little somthing that I heard someone else note once, a hopeful thought but likely not much more then that. The new characters for the games are supposed to be older right? Maybe they are around Brock's age? Maybe that means that, instead of replacing the girl character with the new female, they will bring Misty back and instead replace Brock with the new guy. Probably wishful thinking but Misty was always the best character on the show and I would totally love to see her back.