WWE Night of Champions 2012: Stars That Must Shine on PPV

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistSeptember 10, 2012

UNCASVILLE, CT - AUGUST 3:  Actor Jeremy Piven guest hosts WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' at Mohegan Sun on August 3, 2009 in Uncasville, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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With WWE’s Night of Champions pay-per-view just under a week away, the excitement over the show is nowhere near where it should be for an event of this magnitude.

That’s why certain stars must shine to ensure that this mediocre show turns into something the WWE Universe will never forget.

All of the following stars will need to have career nights if they want to save the company from putting on another lackluster show.

The good news for fans, though, is that all three have the potential to steal the show!


Antonio Cesaro

With the U.S. Title meaning absolutely nothing, the WWE has done the smart thing by giving it to one of the company’s internet darlings, Antonio Cesaro. With a dedicated base of fans already behind him, Cesaro will have the chance to be a star if given the right opportunity.

That means a big match at Night of Champions against someone the fans care about.

The solution is Christian.

Christian will be live on TNA’s Bound for Glory PPV so the WWE doesn’t want to use him on television. That desire to spite TNA will allow Christian to put Cesaro over in an excellent match at Night of Champions without ever appearing on television.


Alberto Del Rio

While there is no arguing that the everlasting feud between World Champion Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio has been boring, the company hasn’t ever made Del Rio look as strong as they have over the last month.

Night of Champions may be the event where the star fulfills his destiny.

Sheamus has been a solid face for the company, but he hasn’t been as interesting as many fans would have expected from him. If Alberto Del Rio can win the title at NoC in a very heel manner, this could be the chance for him to get over as a legitimate star.


CM Punk

After turning heel by beating on Jerry Lawler, the process of descending into darkness was completed when Punk left Raw last week with his old friend Paul Heyman.

Heyman is the ultimate heel, but it is the power he can wield on the microphone that could make the duo of Punk and Heyman so dangerous.

Add in the eventual return of Brock Lesnar, and you have the most intriguing storyline of the last five years.

To continue this storyline, Punk must beat John Cena at Night of Champions. No matter how he retains the title—hopefully with the help of Heyman and even Brock Lesnar—the WWE must carry his momentum through the fall.


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