WWE Night Of Champions: Predictions and Thoughts

Joe HarbyContributor ISeptember 19, 2010

WWE Night Of Champions: Predictions and Thoughts

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    Hey to everyone at Bleacher Report!

    Throughout this slide show I'm going to be giving my thoughts, opinions and predictions on tonight's Night of Champions PPV. By the looks of things, this could be one of WWE's better PPV's of the year. With what looks to be stellar matches and some heated rivalries being displayed, Night of Champions should not disappoint.

The Match Card

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    For those of you who have not watched WWE in a week or so, or for those who have forgotten, here is a quick reminder of what is in store for Night of Champions 2010:

    WWE Championship - Six Pack Elimination Challenge with Chris Jericho's career on the line

    Sheamus (c) vs. Edge vs. John Cena vs. Chris Jericho vs. Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton

    World Heavyweight Championship - No Holds Barred match

    Kane (c) vs. The Undertaker

    Intercontinental Championship - If Dolph Ziggler gets counted out or disqualified he will lose the title

    Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Kofi Kingston

    United States Championship

    The Miz (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

    Women's and Diva's Championship - Title Unification, Lumberjill match

    Michelle McCool (c) vs. Melina (c)

    WWE Tag Team Championship - Tag Team match

    The Hart Dynasty vs. ???

    And in the first ever non-title match at Night of Champions:

    CM Punk vs. The Big Show

Prediction #1: The Big Show Vs. CM Punk

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    I've decided to cover this match first as it is the only non-championship match at this event and in the history of Night of Champions.

    This feud really hasn't interested me all that much since it began, which was just before Summerslam. It seems to me like a feud that WWE Creative randomly threw together because they could not think of anything else to do with CM Punk and Big Show. I'm not expecting much from this either, even though I did find the 3-on-1 Handicap match at Summerslam entertaining, I can see this match growing boring early on. How is CM Punk supposed to hit the G.T.S on The Big Show? He will even struggle to lock in the Anaconda Vice, and WWE do not seem to realise what they have with CM Punk. That is why I see this match being won (unfortunately) by:

    The Big Show.

    Who I would have liked to win:

    CM Punk.

Prediction #2: Michelle McCool Vs. Melina

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    Next up is the Diva's and Women's Championship Unification match. I don't really see this match going on for too long, but with Michelle and Melina this should be one of the better Diva's matches of the year. The Lumberjill stipulation does not really add much to the match other than a lot of Diva's to stand around and look good (I'm not complaining), but could help the progression of the match if it hits a dead spot. I see the match going back and forth, with quite a few slow spots and then Michelle pulling out a win at the end, before being attacked by a jealous Layla. So the winner is:

    Michelle McCool.

    Who I would have liked to win:


Prediction #3: The Hart Dynasty Vs. ???

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    Now this one has really annoyed me, for the sole reason that WWE has done nothing... NOTHING to promote a tag team bout at this PPV. With the new belts, and the ever-so slowly growing number of tag teams, one would expect to see The Hart Dynasty having a rivalry with The Dudebusters, Archer and Hawkins or The Uso's. Instead we will be left with The Hart Dynasty taking on yet another random team in the form of Drew McIntyre and "Dashing" Cody Rhodes. I expect the latter team to walk away with the gold (or bronze) in this one, for no apparent reason. So the winners (unless a different team is chosen):

    Drew McIntyre and "Dashing" Cody Rhodes.

    Who I would have like to win:

    The Hart Dynasty.

Prediction #4: The Miz Vs. Daniel Bryan

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    I am actually quite looking forward to this match, despite my lack of enthusiasm for any match involving The Miz (One of the most overrated wrestlers of recent times in my opinion). I think Daniel Bryan will bring out the best in the self proclaimed "Awesome one", and because of this we could be in for a good match. The Miz has done nothing for the United States Championship and to my recollection, has defended it about 4 times (correct me if I'm wrong). I think that giving the championship to Bryan will help regain some of it's much needed prestige, and will also provide us with frequent title defences. So the winner of this match is:

    Daniel Bryan.

    Who I would have liked to win:

    Daniel Bryan.

Prediction #5: Dolph Ziggler Vs. Kofi Kingston

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    This match will be an interesting one in my opinion. If done correctly this could easily be match of the night. I would like to see plenty of two counts and some good back and forth action, with neither man coming off bad. I would also love to see some kick-outs from finishers here too, as that would really help to boost the credibility of the match and of the Intercontinental Championship. The no-countout and no-DQ rule that applies to Dolph should really help keep this match from ending badly. As far as the winner goes, I think that this man has a slight edge over the other:

    Kofi Kingston. (Also because WWE has a thing for not letting heels win cleanly).

    Who I would have liked to win:


Prediction #6: Kane Vs. The Undertaker

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    This should definitely be the main event, because in my opinion, there is no way in which this match could disappoint. With two of the biggest superstars in WWE history colliding for the World Heavyweight Championship with no holds barred, there is little that could go wrong. For the majority of this match I can see Kane dominating, using both weapons and raw physical power, before his brother The Undertaker makes a comeback and hits the tombstone. At which point Kane will kick out and in return tombstone The Undertaker for the 3 count to the amazement of everyone in attendance and those watching at home (including myself). For those reasons the winner is:


    Who I would have liked to win:


Prediction #7: The Six Pack Elimination Challenge

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    This match is a tricky one to predict, with all six of these men having the potential to walk away with the WWE Championship. For me the most important thing about this match, is that Chris Jericho's career is on the line. This match will start off slow with none of the six men wanting to make a move, before erupting into an all out brawl. I believe that Edge will be the first eliminated, followed by Wade Barrett, then John Cena (Sorry kids, Cena isn't going home with the gold) leaving Randy Orton, Sheamus and Chris Jericho. To my dismay, Chris Jericho will likely be eliminated next, ending one of the greatest careers in the history of Professional Wrestling. Following this, Sheamus and Randy Orton will square off in a vicious back and forth fight until Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick on Orton for the 3 count. Nexus will likely interfere at some point, but it's difficult to time it. The winner of the Six Pack Elimination Challenge is:


    Who I would have liked to win:

    Definitely Chris Jericho, although I will not be disappointed to see Sheamus pick up the win either.


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    In conclusion, I can see this night being the most entertaining night of WWE television since Money in the Bank. I think some of the belts changing hands and some of them staying with their current holders. Two things are for sure though:

    Two titles will unify.


    Chris Jericho might leave WWE forever.