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Feuds Of The Future: Possible Matchups WWE Could Develop

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  CM Punk wrestles Shelton Benjamin during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
Demetrus StokesAnalyst IApril 10, 2009

With the WWE draft looming, people are expecting Raw, Smackdown, and ECW to be shook up as talent will shuffle between each show. 

Let's not forget the debut of WWE Superstars which will also have an effect on things. 

Though no one really knows who's going where, there are some matches that I would love to see at some point this year. 

Some of these matches we've seen before but under different circumstances.  Some are fresh feuds that may light a spark within the WWE. 

So without further ado here are some of the matchups that may (or may not) happen that I would look forward to seeing. 


Tyson Kidd vs. Evan Bourne 

I think that the majority of the community can agree that this would be an awesome matchup.  Two guys with great potential going at it.  Bourne's high flying style against Kidd's technical style.  A great potential matchup of two guys I can see being in the "Money In The Bank" match at Wrestlemania XXVI. 


The Miz vs. John Morrison   

I think it's about time to split these guys up and that may happen by way of the draft. 

If they both stay on the same brand I think they should still be split up and maybe feud with each other.  The issue for me would be that I think both are most effective as heels so who would be the face?

The second issue is that I don't know that the Miz's career would survive without Morrison as his partner.  Morrison clearly has a future as a singles competitor.  The Miz?  Not so much. 


MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin

A rivalry is developing between these two over the U.S. Title and I would like to see it continue. 

Since it's obvious the WWE has no intent on giving either one of them a main event push anytime soon, so might as well fight each other.  If the WWE mirrors what they did with MVP and Matt Hardy they could build a pretty good rivalry. 


Rey Mysterio vs. Matt Hardy

Rey is the new Intercontinental Champion and needs a good opponent.  Matt Hardy's feud with his brother Jeff hopefully won't last too long. 

This would be a good matchup that would be entertaining to watch. 


Gail Kim vs. Beth Phoenix

I don't know if we'll see this match in 2009 but at some point we'll see it. 

Gail Kim came back to WWE to be the top Diva and Beth Phoenix, though she doesn't hold a title currently, in my opinion has been the beat. 

Gail will likely matchup with Maryse or Michelle McCool immediately, but who can't help but think of the potential matchup with the Glamazon down the road. 


The Colons vs. Priceless 

Time for Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase to give Randy Orton his jock strap back and start a feud of their own! 

The Colons are a talented group of brothers and since the WWE doesn't think highly of the tag team division, what other team is out there to face?


Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy  

This feud was done in the past but not since Jeff Hardy has reached his main-event status. 

I think that Randy Orton is going to win the WWE Championship at Backlash or shortly after.  Maybe he fights Triple H one more time after that and then he moves on. 

All signs point to Batista being Orton's next foe, but I have a funny feeling about that. (details later in the article) Hardy chased the title for so long and finally won it, but only kept it about a month.  He could build a decent rivalry versus Orton.


Edge vs. Christian

Another matchup that's inevitable. 

Christian has pretty much done nothing since his return to the WWE.  Going against his storyline "brother" would be great TV and could lead to some good matches. 

Would Edge consider moving to ECW?  I see Christian becoming ECW Champion at Backlash.  Though unlikely Edge could add some spice to the show. 


Batista vs. John Cena 

We got a bit of a teaser at last year's Summerslam and this certainly (whether you like it or not) is a Wrestlemania caliber matchup.  In fact we may not see it until Wrestlemania XXVI.  This time either Cena or Batista will be a heel.  The question is which one?


Triple H vs. Batista 

I smell a rat! 

Mike Mooneyham does as well as he eluded to on HTR this week.  Could the WWE be considering turning Batista heel at Backlash?  I mean he did just come out the blue and got thrown into the six man tag match. 

Could he become an ally of Randy Orton?  Wouldn't be a bad idea.  This could lead to a series of revenge matches versus Triple H who would blame Batista for losing the WWE Championship. 


CM Punk vs. John Cena   

Did you notice the funny looks that CM Punk was giving Cena on Raw this past week?  I know I did. 

It's quite possible that both of these guys are making the jump to Smackdown.  Cena needs fresh opponents and CM Punk would be a good one.  Especially if Punk turns heel. 

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