Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler for the United States Title
Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler have been embroiled in a feud since last year. The battles waged against each other have ranged from RAW to SmackDown to SummerSlam to almost half the pay-per-view events of 2010 and 2011.
This feud has produced some pretty good matches between these two young lions and I expect Sunday to be no different.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi in a non-Title match a few weeks back, earning him the title shot for this Sunday. Dolph has been getting pushed again as of late and, with the heat that Vickie Guerrero brings as his manager, I don’t see why the WWE wouldn’t have Dolph as the U.S. Champion.
Kofi Kingston, however, is one of the most talented superstars on the RAW roster, so I don’t see him just getting buried if he does indeed lose the U.St Title this Sunday.
Kingston could get a main event push soon if he continues to impress fans and critics alike. Therefore, he must have an impressive performance on Sunday in order to show the WWE brass that he can be taken seriously as a future main-event player.
In conclusion, I believe Dolph Ziggler will defeat Kofi Kingston for the U.S. Title this Sunday.
Dolph will get a mini-push as champion, since he is considered by some as the future main-event heel character.
Kingston will be pushed as one of the top baby-faces on RAW. I believe he will get a feud with either R-Truth or Alberto Del Rio over the summer months, and maybe even a high-profile match at SummerSlam.
My Prediction: Dolph Ziggler defeats Kofi Kingston for the U.S. Title in a classic opening contest.