WWE Night of Champions 2012 Matches: Bathroom-Break Bouts to Avoid

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistSeptember 16, 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 the WWE’s Night of Champions pay-per-view Sunday night, the excitement over the WWE’s secondary event is higher than anyone could have anticipated.

As great as this show could potentially be, there are a few matchups that have “bathroom break” written all over them. We’re here to help you avoid them like the plague.

All of the following matches will eat up too much of your time and ruin your PPV experience, so prepare to run to the kitchen for snacks or walk the dog when you see them coming to fruition.


Pre-Show Battle Royal to Name No. 1 Contender to U.S. Champion Antonio Cesaro

While the hope is that a winner will be crowned out of this YouTube pre-show Battle Royal that will help Antonio Cesaro get over as the U.S. champion, this could be just a mass of no-talent humanity.

Stars like Brodus Clay, Damien Sandow and Christian should be contending for a win, but something tells me that we could see a surprise win by Santino Marella and the continuation of the feud that no one cares about.

Watching Cesaro on SummerSlam’s pre-show was a treat because he won the title, but this time around, the Battle Royal will not entice me into watching the event; especially if the WWE doesn’t announce the participants.


The Inevitable Filler Match

With guys like Ryback, Tensai and Big Show not involved in any matches, there is a very big chance that the WWE has filler planned for the event. With his recent push, the safe bet for a filler match would be Ryback.

This will be a vintage bathroom-break bout.

As much as Ryback could be a star with the right push and the right booking, he needs a real feud that can make the crowd care. Instead of developing that storyline at Night of Champions, they will allow Ryback to beat down Jinder Mahal or Heath Slater.


Divas Champion Layla vs. Kaitlyn

As much as the WWE wants to convince us that we should care about the women’s division in the company, the fact that they don’t care enough to correct a match outcome after the wrong person won shows what the WWE Universe is dealing with.

It was just recently that we saw Beth Phoenix holding the gold, Kharma ready to make a return to the ring and the signing of Sara Del Rey, but now we have been relegated to Layla vs. Kaitlyn for the title.

Until the company proves that they care enough about women’s wrestling to give the fans two viable in-ring technicians, the WWE Universe should use their time to grab a bite to eat or possibly watch Shimmer Wrestling to remember that real women’s wrestling still exists.


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