WWE SummerSlam 2013: Feuds That Must Come to an End at Massive PPV
All good things must come to an end.
The Money in the Bank pay-per-view did everything it was supposed to do and then some. Feuds continued at a fever pitch and new questions were left unanswered about wrestlers, angles and controversy. And just when we think everything is falling apart, Vince McMahon and the boys put it all back together again.
To steal a phrase from Kurt Angle, "Oh it's true. It's very true."
Now, the WWE moves on to the second-biggest pay-per-view event on their calendar in SummerSlam. In 32 days, the Staples Center in Los Angeles will be rocking, and the high-profile celebrity of the event will live up to the hype.
It has to.
But as we have seen many feuds gain steam and keep the company afloat so to speak, they must come to an end so other meaningful angles and "stories" can be told.
Here are a few feuds that need to end after the summer spectacular.
AJ Lee and Kaitlyn
For the first time in years, the WWE actually has something special to work with in the Divas Division.
We as fans could not have asked for anything better than AJ and Kaitlyn getting in the ring and wrestling like it should be done.
Gail Kim, Trish Stratus, Lita and others should be applauding the efforts of these two, who not only told a story with their former "friendship" but also in the ring with maneuvers and submission holds. It also must make you wonder what took the WWE so long to come up with this.
Now, the story has to have an ending. Whether that is Layla getting involved or the WWE throwing us a swerve with someone coming into the company, someone else must carry the staff and either challenge AJ or challenge Kaitlyn for the contender slot.
Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio
This was the feud that had no momentum going into Payback because Doiph Ziggler was out of action with a concussion.
Wow, how things change.
There are wrestlers who bring out the best in each other, like I have said many times. We have seen two very good matches within the past week. There should be more to this, but it may not even finish because AJ Lee is now the fly in the ointment.
Can this feud sustain another month and have the same momentum it has built? Not if Lee and Big E have anything to do with it.
Now that Ziggler has decided to go it alone and end his relationship with "The Black Widow." the focus of the story is how Langston will defend Lee's honor. It's a shame in some instances, but it was a necessary division.
Who faces Del Rio after SummerSlam? Cody Rhodes is my guess.
The Shield and The Usos
The match that kicked off the MITB pay-per-view started slow and gained momentum. But honestly, if The Usos are going to be a real threat to the titles and hold them around their waists, it will not be at the expense of Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
Right now, the momentum must continue with The Shield for a few reasons.
First, it would appear Dean Ambrose is going to move toward a singles wrestling career and will not be involved in as many of the matches in the tag team division. Reigns and Rollins will need to pull it together on their own.
Second, The Usos are the second-best tag team in the division right now, but in order for them to truly be great, there needs to be some seasoning of sorts. Have them falter a few times and then capture gold.
The Shield will lose the titles, possibly to a team we haven't seen yet. Then, The Usos will cash in.
JBL said it best on Sunday when he said "The Usos will be WWE Tag Team Champions, just not tonight."
Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox
We all know this one is coming to a head. Maddox will have to get in the ring with Guerrero or a "bidder" of her choosing at some point.
When the "evaluation" took place last week on Raw, I never saw the Maddox angle coming. Guess I was a bit left out of place. I always thought Paul Heyman would assume that role or the McMahons themselves would take over for more prime-time ratings.
Maddox now makes sense because he is a "yes" man, but I am still waiting to see where this goes. There is a bitter Guerrero who obviously hasn't been "fired" and will seek revenge on the scrawny kid who looks a bit like Eric Bischoff.
John Cena and Daniel Bryan
I am so excited we will see this match. But if you read the face of John Cena on Monday night, this might not be the match he really wanted.
Something tells me he may have wanted more of Mark Henry or someone else. The ending of Raw was pitiful, in my opinion. But this could set up well for both of them.
Somewhere in all of this should come a Randy Orton heel turn. If I had a say in all of this, Cena beats Bryan at SummerSlam, but Orton cashes in his MITB contract.
Orton wins the title, but Bryan then challenges Orton for the title. The rivalry continues to build and the summer's hottest feud will still have meaning.