WWE: 4 World Heavyweight Championship Matches We Might See at Summerslam
For those who've watched Smackdown over the past few weeks, its become pretty obvious that the show has lost some momentum due to some pretty poor story-lines. However, after the historic Money In The Bank PPV, it looks like things are going to get pretty interesting on Friday nights.
Christian's shocking heavyweight title victory over Randy Orton has helped breathe some life into a stale feud, and with a few shakeups, the Smackdown main event at Summerslam could easily be a huge draw.
Summerslam has always been one of the WWE's biggest events of the year, so there's no doubt that some big plans are in store for Christian and the world heavyweight title. Here's a few possible main events for the blue brand on August 14.
1. Christian vs. Randy Orton
Ugh...just the thought of watching this match again gives me crippling headache.
But sadly, there's a pretty good chance that this match will happen. There's no doubt that Orton will be in the main event at Summerslam, since he gets a rematch, and is still the biggest star on the blue band whether or not he has the strap.
Still, I just hope that there's a little more to this match then these two guys fighting again for 15-20 minutes.
I guess this match wouldn't be THAT bad if WWE can make this feud interesting again in the next few weeks...good luck with that though.
2. Christian vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
The Celtic Warrior has been on quite a roll later, and it continued at Money In The Bank when he powerbombed Sin Cara right out of the WWE.
He's been on a brogue kick frenzy, and continues to stick his pale nose in the Orton-Christian rivalry whenever he can. Its clear some big things are coming his way.
Sheamus is definitely on his way back up to the top after his little slump, and it could culminate at Summerslam with a dominating performance.
It would be a nice change from a boring re-re-re-rematch between Christian and Orton, and that's definitely the most important aspect of this potential main event.
3. Christian vs. Orton vs. Mark Henry
Sheamus isn't the only guy on a rampage right now. Let's not forget about the "World's Strongest Man" Mark Henry, who's been on the roll of a lifetime since moving to the blue brand.
Not only has he beaten both Kane and the Big Show in consecutive weeks, CLEAN, he also pinned Randy Orton in a tag team match a couple of weeks ago. Maybe this was a sign of things to come.
Mark Henry has been an unstoppable force since his heel turn, and with no signs of slowing down, there's almost no doubt in my mind that he'll be in a main event sooner rather then later.
Adding Henry to the stale Orton-Christian rivalry would certainly make for some interesting television when you consider the huge size advantage that Henry would have over both men. I'd really enjoy watching Orton or Christian attempt their finishing moves on a 400-pound behemoth.
Although I think Henry won't ever be a champion at this point in his career, its clear he's deserved a chance to headline a major PPV before he hangs up his big red singlet.
4. Christian vs. Daniel Bryan
Now THIS would be interesting to see.
For one thing, there's no Randy Orton, which would be pretty shocking for obvious reasons.
The only way this would work in my opinion is if Orton loses his rematch to Christian on Smackdown in some cheap way, freaks out, RKO's Captain Charisma thorough a few tables, then leaves him to die.
Out comes fan-favorite Daniel Bryan to do what he should have done at Money In The Bank, cash in his briefcase. He then throws Christian into a quick label lock, and Bryan soon becomes one of the most unsuspecting world heavyweight champions of all time.
Obviously, Christian would get a rematch, and he chooses Summerslam, setting up a surprising, but exciting main event on August 14.
For Bryan, this means that in one year he's been fired, rehired, was in the main event at Summerslam, won the U.S. Title, and then finally made it to the top of the mountain to main event Summerslam again. Quite a year, even for arguably the most talented wrestler in the WWE.
Most importantly, the WWE Universe loves Daniel Bryan, so seeing him as champion would be a very nice surprise for just about everybody. Plus, the IWC would eat it up and Vince has been pretty good at giving them what they want lately.
I really don't think this match will happen since there's just no way Orton won't be in the Smackdown main event at Summerslam. Still, it's fun to dream.
Bonus: Possible Edge Involvement?
I mean, think about it. It could happen. Although he obviously won't be doing any wrestling thanks to his injury, I could definitely see him as a special guest referee, especially if his boy Christian is still heel and in the main event.
A move like this would ensure that the main event would be called fairly, meaning Christian can stop complaining about poor officiating, and Orton won't lose just for kicking someone in the groin. Edge would provide a perfect middle ground, and of course it would be awesome to see him back in the ring for a night.
The WWE will obviously pull out all the stops for their second biggest event of the year, and a return by the "Rated-R Superstar" would certainly make for some great television.
So there you have it folks.
I'm not sure where WWE will go with this match, and although I'm preparing for disappointment, I'm still interested to see how this will all be set up after a controversial finish on Sunday.
I think what's most important though is that Christian will finally get the big moment he's been waiting for, ever since losing the title so quickly a few months back. Being in the main event at Summerslam is only reserved for the big dogs, and if Christian can pull off a classic performance, there's no doubt in my mind he'll go down as one of the best of his time.
All I know is, I'll be tuned in this Friday for the first time in a while.