Over the past couple of years Dolph Ziggler has created a superb back-catalogue of standout performances. Randy Orton is another wrestler with a reputation for being one of the top workers in the WWE, so the two having a great match at Night Of Champions is almost considered to be a guarantee by most fans.
Yet Night Of Champions may be the pay-per-view where all this expectation falls flat and the two men put on a substandard match.
There are several influences that could cause this particular match to be disappointing.
The primary issue is fan expectation, as the two men could find it very difficult to live up to the hype surrounding them. Even if the match is considered a seven- or eight-star affair, it could disappoint those who believe this will be a "match of the year" candidate.
Time constraints are another likely problem as this is the only match on the card not for a WWE title belt. There is a good chance that the match will be cut short. There is nothing the athletes can do about that, but it will hamper their chances of putting on a show-stopping performance.
Finally, the feud does not have the intensity that warrants a ten-star match to be produced between them. Not at this time anyway.
Some matches cannot live up to the hype given to the athletes involved. Circumstances outside of the wrestler’s control and the fact that the intensity has yet to build in such a young feud indicate that this match will be unjustly considered poor.
However a good solid match with a controversial finish will continue the rivalry and potentially set up a great match for the future.