WWE Night of Champions: 7 Huge Feuds We Could See Going Forward
It’s now about 48 hours since the end of Night of Champions and fans and writers alike are still trying to get over the “draw” between CM Punk and John Cena.
Personally, I am fine with the outcome because it leads to more matches, more division and more bitching by Punk about what is and isn’t fair in the WWE.
And yes, I thought the match was great, even if there are some who are wondering why the WWE decided to leave everything hanging in the balance. Isn’t that what reality television is all about?
Now, with Night of Champions in our rearview mirror and Hell in a Cell on the horizon, there is more to look forward to than just “Punk/Cena IV.”
The WWE made a great case for new matches, new feuds and new angles heading into the fall months of the year. This means while the weather starts to cool, wrestling will start to heat up again and leave us all frenzied and wanting more.
Here are a few rivalries we could see top the charts over the next few weeks and months.
Sin Cara vs. Rey Mysterio
We talk about this one so much and it has been discussed since Sin Cara made his WWE debut.
It probably won't happen.
But the two cruiserweights are as exciting as any two performers in the WWE and would be a match fans want to see.
Rey Mysterio may not be in line for another shot at WWE gold, but he can still bring down the house with his high-flying skills and fast pace in the ring. Sin Cara, the complete duplicate in most cases.
Who is the better luchador?
Wade Barrett vs. Sheamus
We all want Sheamus-Barrett this to happen. What a great matchup.
Barrett looks like he could beat King Kong, if given the chance. And with Alberto Del Rio in the dust, Sheamus can look to bigger opponents to challenge.
This has "huge" written all over it.
The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
Please give me this match already.
It has been good the last few weeks and after the pin fall by Miz at NOC, you know the feud should be on.
These two young stars are both heels, but tension and ego are great motivators in professional wrestling. I think this is as good as Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler were and could be a marquee feud leading into 2013.
Could we see either one turn face from this encounter?
Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton
Up until the end of the show, I thought this was the match of the night.
And it establishes a few things for both wrestlers.
First, Ziggler will cash in his MITB contract at some point. Second, it means Orton will be the top contender and the feud will continue.
Both sold for each other last night, showing off great wrestling and counter wrestling. I love seeing that type of match, especially when you don't care who wins because it is really that good.
Orton and Ziggler have proved they can deliver that type of match.
Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro
This match also makes sense because it brings together the future of this company.
But honestly, Cesaro has a greater shelf life.
The two stars with contrasting styles could make things interesting for a bit. And while Zack Ryder showed he was pretty good for one night in a Battle Royal and then in a match for a title, Ryback appears to be a wrestler who can be good on any given night.
Ryback also needs a title if he is going to move forward.
Feed him more for now, and watch Cesaro reap the benefits later.
Mark Henry vs. Tensai
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When Henry returns to the WWE, who will be in his path?
Who will want to face the big man?
Will Henry be portrayed as a face? I sure hope so. Tensai needs a challenger and well, Henry seems like a logical choice.
The power of Tensai trying to unearth the immovable object.
That's a match.
Damien Sandow vs. Zack Ryder
While I was impressed with Zack Ryder Sunday night, I wonder if this will springboard his career again or if this was more of a fleeting thing.
Ryder was all set for stardom and then the angle with Kane, John Cena and Eve just messed everything up. And nothing ever became of it as well.
Ryder still has great potential. It would be great to see him in a program that saw him go somewhere.
Sandow might be the most intriguing superstar on the rise in the company. Like I have said before, a little Lanny Poffo and a little Nick Bockwinkel. Sandow has the potential to be a world title holder in the future.
Hopefully, the wrestling gods see the potential in this match as well.