WWE Night of Champions 2012: Why It Could Be One of the Best PPVs of the Year

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistSeptember 13, 2012


Night of Champions is less than a week away, and the final SmackDown before the show airs should round out the card with the rest of the matches for the pay-per-view.

The whole concept for Night of Champions is that every title in the WWE is on the line, which is something we don't always get at a pay-per-view.

This in itself is a great reason to want to see this pay-per-view, as the odds for a title change are higher than normal—but that is not why this could be the best pay-per-view of the year.


WWE and World Title Matches Are Less Predictable Than Normal

The reason this could be the best pay-per-view is because of the unpredictability of it all. In most of the announced matches it is hard to pick a winner based on what we have seen.

Take the WWE title match, for instance. CM Punk has been champion for 10 months and we already know The Rock gets a title shot at Royal Rumble.

CM Punk retaining would not shock anyone, as he has managed to retain his title for nearly a year, but Cena winning could make more sense.

Picking a winner in this match is not as easy as most WWE title matches, because either man winning would make sense.

The same can be said for the world title match. Sheamus has had a lengthy title reign, so seeing him retain would not surprise anyone. But seeing Del Rio win the title after so many failed attempts would not be all that shocking either.

Again, picking a winner is hard, which is what makes things more exciting. When a wrestling fan can easily predict an outcome ahead of time it takes away from how much fun it can be to watch.


Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton Will Steal the Show.

The main title matches are not the only things to make this pay-per-view interesting. We also have Orton vs. Ziggler to look forward to.

These two are the cream of the crop in the WWE, and they will be looking to steal the show on Sunday when they lock up one more time.

Frankly, the winner of this match doesn't matter, because the fans will win either way after seeing these two tear down the house.


Kane and Daniel Bryan's Angry Alliance.

We saw the return of Dr. Shelby on Raw in two segments which brought Kane and Daniel Bryan back together.

They won the right to challenge the tag team champions at Night of Champions, and smart money would be on the odd couple taking away the gold, or bronze—whatever they are.

These two have demonstrated some interesting chemistry in recent weeks, and WWE is smart to keep it moving forward with them as a team.

Kane and Bryan will likely be the winners, but chances are good they won't be skipping back up the ramp arm-in-arm together.


US Title Match for Battle Royal Winner.

US Champion Antonio Cesaro will face the winner of a pre-show battle royal, and this could lead to Cesaro's first post-Santino feud.

Whoever wins the battle royal may not take the belt from Cesaro, but it could lead to a real feud for the Swiss superstar to show his true potential.

If Santino wins the battle royal then all plans are off.


Paul Heyman?

After how we saw Paul Heyman and CM Punk interact on Raw, it will be very interesting to see what role the former ECW leader plays in the WWE title match.

Heyman is a power player in wrestling, and his involvement makes everything more interesting just with his presence.

How he will actually play into the match is what will be on everyone's mind come Sunday, but rest assured that he will have some impact in the end.

These are just a few of the reasons Night of Champions could end up being the best PPV of the year.

What do you think? Could Night of Champions be the best PPV of 2012?


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