WWE Night of Champions 2012: Why Has There Been No Build Up?

Giulio RomanoCorrespondent IISeptember 13, 2012

Layla is beautiful! Image by Bleacher Report
Layla is beautiful! Image by Bleacher Report

Well here it is folks, Night of Champions is this Sunday and by the looks of it, this should be quite an interesting show.

Just a week ago, there were only three matches on the card, but it all came together after this Tuesday's Smackdown taping in Ottawa (SPOILERS!).

However, even if it does look good on paper now, where was the build up? True, the WWE championship scene earned the lion's share as it should—but what about the rest of the matches?

You have Kaitlin taking on WWE Divas Champion Layla, who kept her spot despite a botch—so that leaves a lot of...what?

Then, Alberto Del Rio is again thrust into the World Heavyweight championship match against the far more powerful Sheamus. My gut tells me this whole thing will revolve around a Brogue kick and there will be no WHC come the end of the night.

Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler is a great idea—and here's to hoping they blow everyone's mind.

The Tag Team titles will be defended and the idea of pairing Kane with Daniel Bryan is a welcomed addition—no one saw this coming.

I think it will be good but what about the rest of the fans? Did anyone really want to see the Prime Time Players steal the gold from Kofi and Truth? 

What I have been waiting for since they began talking about it is the Intercontinental championship match, pitting The Miz against somebody. However, he still has no opponent.

The spoilers are out and I know what it's going to be, but I wanted to see people talk on the mic.

There has been very little build up for this event in general. All that's happening on this card could of been just anywhere without the actual pay-per-view name. 

Will people actually pay all that money for a show that's just like a three-hour episode of Raw?

I believe both fans and WWE just don't care that much anymore for the small shows.

The WWE should focus on the classic pay per views and that's it—there are too many! Especially when there are three-hour episodes of Raw and two hours of Smackdown every week. It is too much.

Night of Champions feels like it should be on late Saturday night like in the old days. The "Big Four" is where the effort should be and there should no longer be paying events one month before and after just so you can build on feuds and stories.

These things have been said for years. In time, it might have to come back to a "less is more" formula. Fans are getting less and less impressed every month and the buy rates prove it.

Still, this coming Sunday an event will happen and the eternal optimist in me believes it will be a great one.

I know who I am rooting for...what about you?