WWE Intercontinental Championship Match.
Ryback Vs. Kevin Owens.
This match was put together very quickly this past Monday on RAW. I didn’t really care for the interaction they had and to be honest, I’m not really feeling Ryback’s reign as Champion thus far. I think the smart option here would be to put the Championship on Owens to keep his momentum going and then possibly revisiting his previous feud with Cesaro with the Championship involved.
Prediction: Kevin Owens.
WWE Divas Championship Match.
Nikki Bella Vs. Charlotte.
If you listened to IWC Radio yesterday then you’ll know that I wasn’t a fan of the direction WWE took on RAW. I completely understand why WWE did what they did but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. The whole situation felt far too political and most importantly, it didn’t feel logical. WWE had a chance this past Monday to make this ‘Divas Revolution’ actually become a revolution but instead it was held off for this event. I suspect Charlotte will obtain a victory here but it’ll have lost a bit of its punch after seeing the false win on RAW.
WWE United States Championship.
Seth Rollins Vs. John Cena.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Seth Rollins Vs. Sting.
Some have argued that the United States title match will go on last and if it does, I won’t be able to find a big enough object to hurl at my TV. That being said, I think that this marathon night for Seth Rollins is designed to make him look more credible. We all know that the ultimate goal here is to have Seth Rollins turn face and go up against Triple H. I think WWE is now in the process of planting seeds for Seth to become more independent and more credible. Therefore, I believe they will have Rollins beat both Sting and Cena just so he can brag (like Jericho) that he beat two top talents in the same night for the ultimate prize. I would also love it if Sheamus cashed in and Rollins still managed to walk away with the title so he can say he beat John Cena, Sting and Sheamus in the same night but I doubt WWE would take it that far.
Prediction: Seth Rollins to retain both titles.
So there we have it. This PPV is resting heavily on the interest levels of Sting possibly becoming WWE Champion and whilst I don’t believe they will do it, it would be an awesome moment. Unfortunately, knowing WWE, they would probably have Sheamus cash in on him straight away which would be a stinker. The joy of having setups like this is that they can go in many different directions with it. Let’s hope WWE decides to go in an interesting one.
Until next week, enjoy Night of Champions!