Making Up for Spilled Beer: Night Of Champions' Six-Pack Challenge

Bryan VelosoContributor IAugust 24, 2010

We are now less than one week away from the 900th episode celebration of Monday Night RAW and with all of the speculation leading up to it, a booking on the 899th episode struck me as interesting considering what I had seen while I was at SummerSlam.

For those of you who didn't follow the predictions or weren't there, a six-pack challenge was scheduled for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam nine days ago. It was slated to pit Dolph Ziggler against Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Christian, Matt Hardy, and "Dashing" Cody Rhodes.

As we all know, that match never happened as the Nexus eventually interrupted a singles match between Kofi and Dolph.

So, as if to make up for spilled beer, they decided tonight that one of the main events at the Night of Champions would be a six-pack challenge.

Despite the hilarity of sitting Shaemus in a chair, the ban on Nexus' pursuit for gold was lifted as Wade Barrett "cashes in" his NXT championship prize. Like many of us, there was a small glimmer of intrigue when the match near;y became a singles match between two of the promotion's young guns.

But I'll leave the ceremonial bashing to the other writers.

The other interesting bit was the fact that even though The Miz won his match against John Cena by disqualification, he wasn't put into the challenge. The reasons for that seem to point to rumors of having the rivalry between rookie and teacher come to a final boiling point during the Night of Champions.

My colleagues around the Report have spoken at length about this, but it now seems that it's all but booked. Bryan has a chance to get his first taste of WWE gold to add to his many accolades, while at the same time allowing Miz to focus on cashing in his Money in the Bank contract.

Even though Night of Champions is quickly approaching, I'll be looking forward to the aforementioned 900th episode next week, quietly hoping that the rumors surrounding it are true.

Thanks Bleachers and I'll see you on Friday.