WWE Night of Champions is fast approaching and something fascinating has happened: I can’t remember the last time that we’ve gone into a pay per view event and every single champion was a heel. That’s a pretty significant statistic, because you’ve got to think that means that a few championships will change hands. We’ve already gotten confirmation that Daniel Bryan will be challenging Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, and several other title bouts are starting to take shape as well. That being said, here’s a couple matches that I would like to see happen at Night of Champions. Note that this isn’t a prediction as much as it is a wish list.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns Vs. Big Show and Mark Henry
Okay, let me preface this by saying that I know that this is already where it’s heading. That being said, I am not at all a fan of the Big Show and even less a fan of Mark Henry being saddled with this tag team. Henry is much more effective as a solo act. The only reason that this is something I want to see is because I would love to see the visual of the Shield standing tall over the two most powerful athletes in the WWE. I see no reason for the Shield to drop the titles to these guys.
AJ Lee Vs. Natalya
I might be biased, but I am a huge fan of Natalya. Truly, if there was one woman on the WWE roster who really deserved the moniker of Anti-Diva, it’s Natalya. She’s strong, she’s quick, and she’s technically precise in the ring. She’s a wrestler, through and through. She’s a class act as well, still keeping a smile on her face and promoting the company despite all the wretched angles she’s been thrown into in the last two years. She should be the next in line to win the WWE Diva’s Championship, and what better opponent than the dainty, snarky AJ Lee for her to beat?
Curtis Axel Vs. Rob Van Dam
When Ricardo Rodriguez came out and told the world that he would be representing Rob Van Dam, I smacked my head. Talk about a random pairing. And now it’s looking like RVD is going to get into the World Heavyweight Championship hunt, and I’m struggling with find a reason why that makes any sense at all. A guy like RVD has more years behind him than he has ahead of him. They’ve done a great job making him look strong, and a person like Curtis Axel could really use a rub from Mr. Monday Night. Put them in the ring together and let Axel go over in a 20-25 minute match. I don’t want them to squander the fact that he’s a ‘Paul Heyman guy’, considering the names of other guys that moniker has been given to.
Dean Ambrose Vs. Kofi Kingston
Yes, yes. Kofi Kingston has been in 400 United States title matches. I still think Kofi Kingston has a ton more potential than what he’s been given thus far in his career. That being said, I like the idea of Kofi having a match against Dean Ambrose for the United States Championship. Do I think the belt should change hands? No. I do think it would be a nice way to reintroduce Evan Bourne. The whole Shield gets involved and beats down Kofi, and Bourne comes in for the save.
Alberto Del Rio Vs. Dolph Ziggler
It’s time to get Dolph Ziggler back into the title hunt. It still amazes me that Dolph Ziggler receives a concussion at the hands of another sloppy wrestler and this event derails his momentum. This guy is one of the most athletic guys on the roster. The fans are behind him, and he’s got truckloads of charisma. What are we waiting for?
Randy Orton Vs. Daniel Bryan
Clearly, there’s no other challenger that makes sense. I know there’s a lot of flak on Randy Orton and Triple H for the controversial final moment of SummerSlam, but I contend that Daniel Bryan hasn’t looked any better or any stronger than he is at this moment in time. Daniel Bryan beat John Cena clean as a sheet in the center of the ring. He is a serious contender for the WWE Championship, and people are starting to see that. Whatever the outcome may be at Night of Champions, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton will put on a great match.