Here's another example of a feud everyone seems to have just given up on.
Sheamus-Del Rio should have ended before it started, but WWE continues to flog the proverbial dead horse by ramming down the throats of the WWE Universe a convoluted storyline about class struggle.
p.s. If your'e wondering about card placement and this being fourth on, I refer you to SummerSlam where we've now seen that the WHC means absolutely nothing in terms of prestige or significance, so can literally be placed anywhere on the card.
The peculiar ending to their SummerSlam encounter left a lot to be desired, but clearly left the door open for a number of unwanted sequels.
They're making a lot of this whole foot on rope malarkey, so I'm thinking we have to get a match (in theory) that addresses this. My first thoughts were possibly an "I Quit" or "Last Man Standing" match, but Sheamus has no submission finisher (per se) and the latter is too predictable.
A cage match in this situation makes the most sense as it ends the feud decisively (hopefully) and gives that extra brutal dimension that these two men need.
16 to 18 minutes of hard-hitting brutality. Sheamus wins via Brogue Kick.
How It Could Be Better
Sheamus wins but is attacked post-match by a returning Wade Barrett as he exits the cage. Ziggler runs down and cashes in, opting to face an unconscious Celtic Warrior in a Steel Cage match.
Dolph strolls out of the cage nonchalantly, making history by becoming the first man to cash in via a stipulation match AND without touching his opponent.
We go forward with Barrett vs. Sheamus and Ziggler vs. Orton in the near future.