Well here we are yet again, with another major
PPV WWE Network Event, this time we have the one night where every title is on the line, and yada yada. Last month, I was legitimately amazed at the booking of the main event, do you think that they have the guys to do it again?
Probably not, but it’s worth thinking about. Lesnar and Cena have had two very amazing, but very different WWE Matches since Lesnar returning in 2012. The rubber match here should be just as interesting. In addition to this, we have a host of other intriguing matches to fill out the under card, especially the Shield Showdown version 3 or so. Also, Rusev seems to be well on his way up the card with the World’s Strongest man as his next stop.
But the match that gets the most interest out of me involves the tag titles, will we see the Dust Brothers hold the gold again? I can’t help but get excited for that one going forward.
Enough rambling, hit the intro…
WWE Network KickOff Match
What SHOULD Happen: As of this writing, nothing has been announced for the Pre-show. But in keeping with the theme of the show, let’s have a special defence of the NXT Championship as we get a rematch of the Fatal Four Way match from the other week, Neville steals the win from Zayn yet again.
What WILL Happen: I would not be surprised if one of the secondary belts gets bumped down to the pre-show, or we get Slater Gator vs. Adam Rose and The Bunny for some ungodly reason.
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
What SHOULD Happen: These guys did a good job jerking the curtain last month, so let’s have them do it again here. The additions of Damien Sandow and R-Truth to ringside really adds to the dynamic here. There were rumours that Ziggler would be the next opponent for Bray Wyatt, which sounds like all kinds of awesome. Let’s have the Zig-Zag man get a win and his celebration is interrupted when the lights go out and the Wyatts jump Ziggler and Truth and run off with the belt. “You call yourself a show off Dolph, you’re nothing more than a sycophant, a philistine. We’re here to expose the truth of your immoral ways.”
What WILL Happen: Ziggles wins, moves on to a directionless feud.
Sheamus vs. Cesaro
WWE United States Title Match
What SHOULD Happen: These two have had a zillion matches on TV, and a few on
PPV WWE Network Events, but they have such an awesome meshing of styles, that they rarely disappoint. Sheamus hasn’t done much with the US Title, and Cesaro has really been spinning his wheels since Heyman left him. I want to see Cesaro win by cheating so that he can move on to a feud with Swagger (since Bo Dallas is hurt apparently) and Sheamus can move back up the card where he probably belongs. I would love to see Sheamus challenge Brock at a different PPV.
What WILL Happen: You know they can’t resist putting the US Title on Rusev, right? That means that Sheamus is retaining and will drop the belt to the big
Bulgarian Russian in the near future.
Impromptu Match/Segment #1
What SHOULD Happen: Bo Dallas tells us that he was injured, but he’ll be back…all he has to do is Bolieve!!!
What WILL Happen: Cena promo, Cena promo, Cena promo!!!
Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton
What SHOULD Happen: This match should be very good, but honestly, why wasn’t the Wyatt-Jericho cage match here? This is supposed to be Jericho’s last date before taking some time off, so he should go out on his back. Have him about to win, but Kane runs some interference costing him the match. Afterwards, Orton and Kane beat down on Jericho, maybe even choke slamming him through a table or punting him in the head at the very least. Reigns runs down to make the save but it’s too little, too late. Jericho gets stretchered out.
What WILL Happen: Probably that exact scenario.
Paige vs. AJ vs. Nikki
WWE Divas Title Match
What SHOULD Happen: While it’s good to have AJ and Paige get some attention, I’m a little worried here. The Bella feud should not have the title, as AJ and Paige are doing a great job with that for now. Also, the Divas title has been passed around a lot of late. Let’s have Stephanie distract AJ to push her into that feud, and as Nikki is about to win (after cheating) her sister runs in allowing Paige to sneak a win.
What WILL Happen: Nikki is so winning this…
Mark Henry vs. Rusev
What SHOULD Happen: I, for one, kind of loved the fact that they got to close out RAW. It really helped promote this match and make both guys appear to be big deals heading into this match. There is absolutely no way that Rusev lies down here. There’s way too much invested in the big guy. He’s going to make Henry look like a chump and win cleanly with the Accolade. He can move on to a feud with Sheamus and win the stripped belt for a while.
What WILL Happen: Same as a above.
The Usos vs. Goldust and Stardust
Tag Team Title Match
What SHOULD Happen: The Dusts need to win the titles soon, right? They just turned heel, and I think that a clean loss would really hurt their momentum. I’d love to see them win the belts here, but I wouldn’t be terribly saddened if we got a DQ finish. Let’s have them win on account of villainy to start cutting some awesome, awesome promos as this feud continues.
What WILL Happen: The Usos have held the belts since March, and we could use a new face for the division, and there are no more unique faces then the grandsons of a plumber…
Impromptu Match/Segment #2
What SHOULD Happen: A car comes recklessly drives into the parking lot, as the door opens, the cameraman gets knocked down and a boot steps into view.
What WILL Happen: Paul Heyman promo time!
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
What SHOULD Happen: So Reigns wins this one clean as a whistle on RAW, and we get a rematch here? Not really sure what the point of that was, unless Rollins is going over here. Let’s have Reigns about to win, only for Kane and Orton to interfere and start to beat down on Reigns causing a DQ. The announcers make a big deal out of the fact that Jericho was stretchered out early, when all of a sudden Ambrose runs to the ring (wearing the same boots that were in frame in the last segment…) and fights back with Reigns, the two overcome the odds and chase the Authority away.
What WILL Happen: Reigns wins clean as a whistle, Ambrose doesn’t show up until RAW the next night.
Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena
WWE World Heavyweight Title Match
What SHOULD Happen: Did anyone expect that kind of a curb-stomping that we saw last month? Simply amazing! I imagine we’ll get more of a WWE-style match this time with a lot more back and forth. I think that Lesnar should win cleanly once more, but after a much closer match than last time. Brock takes Hell in a Cell off, and defends again at the Survivor Series to make his matches special again. Meanwhile, Cena can take a month off and come back to help take on the Authority at the Survivor Series
What WILL Happen: I see this ending in a DQ or something, and we head to the final match at Hell in a Cell.
That SHOULD leave Hell in a Cell to look as follows:
- HELL IN A CELL Match: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the briefcase
- Orton vs. Sheamus
- Roman Reigns vs. Kane
- US Title Match: Cesaro vs. Swagger
- IC Title Match: Ziggler vs. Wyatt
- Tag Title: The Dust Brothers vs. The Usos
- Brie vs. Nikki