Hello lovely Bleacher Report readers, how are you all doing? I'm Andre Harrison, and this is a Harrison's Analysis!
In case you didn't watch last nights episode of Monday Night Raw (The 899th episode by the way), it was announced by Michael and the 'mysterious' Anonymous general manager that Sheamus (or King Sheamus if you wanna call him that), will defend the WWE Championship in a 6-Pack Challenge, against John Cena, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Edge, and Wade Barrett.
I shall rank their chances of winning the big one, as well as talking about someone who's claims to be rather awesome... So, let's have a look at the Night of Champions Main Event, here, in a Harrison's Analysis!
We start with six-time World Champion, Chris Jericho.
I'm a huge Jerichoholic, and I'm sure many of you readers are as well. Ever since being drafted to RAW, Jericho's been lost in the shuffle again. I appreciate that he gave Evan Bourne and The Hart Dynasty a nice rub in May and June, but he's not even being given a whiff of the Main Event crowd ever since his Extreme Rules Cage Match against Edge.
I'd mark the hell out if Jericho won, but considering his recent form, I just don't see it. Elimination Chamber seems such a long time ago now... Where's Shawn Michaels when you need him? *sadface*
Does anyone miss the Edge to my left?
Yeah, me too.
I think it's pretty much a given now that Edge is nowhere near what he used to be. Maybe it's the PG-Rating, his injuries, or because he can't be a face, but Edge is just not in the mix like he once was constantly two or three years ago.
He still undoubtedly has star power, and could add to the match. However, as his work quality has decreased, and he generally isn't as 'Edgy' (Pun Intended), as he once was, he's definitely the least likely of the six candidates to win in my opinion.
I don't need to explain this one very much. Let's look at Orton's PPV Record since Bragging Rights last year...
Bragging Rights: Loses to John Cena
Survivor Series: Loses to Kofi Kingston
Tables, Ladders and Chairs: Wins beating Kofi Kingston
Royal Rumble: Loses by Disqualification to Sheamus
Elimination Chamber: First Man Eliminated by Ted DiBiase
Wrestlemania XXVI: Wins Triple Threat
Extreme Rules: Loses to Jack Swagger
Over The Limit: No Contest Against Edge
Fatal-4-Way: Loses in Championship Match
Money In The Bank: Loses to The Miz
Summerslam: Wins by DQ against Sheamus
Yep, if you've been paying attention, that's a record of 2-6-3. Orton hardly EVER wins on Pay-Per-View. It's not all his fault, but at the same time, that is NOT a healthy record.
The only thing that stops from being lower down is that he's booked like a friggin GOD on RAW, often getting the better of everyone during matches and segments. Booking 101 suggests that he won't win because of it.
Next up, two-time and Reigning Champion, Sheamus.
Don't get me wrong, I like Sheamus. He's improved an awful lot since his RAW Debut nearly a year ago, but dang, I think the WWE are afraid to completely pull the trigger on him.
Yes he's had two World Championships reigns but let's face it, they were very weak runs. Reasons being that they used the common excuse of gimmick matches to keep his opponents strong, and he never got a clean pin when feuding with John Cena, or Randy Orton on both occasions.
As I said, I'd like to see him come back at the end and get a clean pin and finally make him look like a proper champion. Going on track records, the signs aren't pretty. Nurse, the screens!
This is a bit of a punt, putting Wade Barrett as high as No. 3. But him being sneaky and stealing the title instantly gives Nexus some credibility by having their leader as WWE Champion.
What's stopping me from putting this any higher? You know how the WWE is with politics and half-hearted pushes.
Ask Jack Swagger, he'll tell you. *sadface x2*
Mind you, if he were to win, which I can see due to his massive push, it would be a big swerve and be a very cool thing to see. And me, as a Brit, could say that we would FINALLY have an English World Champion.
Okay, here's how I see things going, and I think there's a pretty good chance of this happening.
The Miz and Daniel Bryan carry on feuding, building up to a United States Championship Match between them at Night of Champions. I think Daniel Bryan wins...
...Only for The Miz to cash in on say... Sheamus at the end of the night, shocking everyone and replacing one belt for another as he becomes WWE Champion.
Can you see it? I know I can.
The way they've been grooming The Miz for the past few months suggests that they may be going all the way with him. We'll have to wait and see.
I'm going to get killed for this, I know it... But I really do think that John Cena is going to win and become the 10-Time World Champion. Why? Because they always put the belt on him to steady the ship. I think this will be done because they'll be some Main Event shuffling in the mix as the year runs down.
I don't think he SHOULD win, but I do think he's the most likely candidate to win. He is the WWE's reset button methinks.
*is going to go get gunned down by 100,000 Cena Haters*
So, there you have it, I just ranked all six Night of Champions, Six-Pack Challengers, so people, drop me a comment and tell me who do YOU think will win the WWE Championship at Night of Champions and why. I'd love to hear your opinions.
Do you think Miz will cash in his Money In The Bank too?
Let me know. Infact, why not go the extra mile and rank them yourself, that would be very interesting.
I've been Andre Harrison, and that was your Analysis! Thank you very much for reading, and Sayonara!