WWE: Eight Future Feuds We'd Like to See
WWE has a large roster, and two shows to help put the superstars in that roster on display, and one of the better ways, isn't just to put them in matches but to put them into feuds with other superstars.
Now, as of late, some feuds have been building up. R-Truth vs. John Morrison, Randy Orton vs. Christian, and Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett. All of these have the opportunistic to be very entertaining, but I still think WWE is missing out.
With the roster WWE has, and all the history between a lot of these stars, I think WWE is missing out a lot in not cashing in on some of that history to make more interesting rivalries.
Granted, WWE should always try to move forward with its superstars, but I believe a lot of these rivalries could help to elevate the superstars.
Some of the feuds I'm featuring on this list have indeed happened before, but they all have some slight twists, and are even viable in today's environment, (some may need a few months, as the stars are busy with feuds already).
Others are new feuds I think could help elevate one or more men. So, let us begin.
John Morrison vs. CM Punk
Morrison recently made his return this Monday on RAW, and he looks to be renewing his rivalry with R-Truth, but after that, It's hard to tell where John Morrison will fit in.
One one hand, he's been due for a major push towards the WWE Championship, but on the other hand, his injury has thrown a few monkey wrenches into the company, and with the way the WWE Championship picture is, anyone to step up to CM Punk if Cena can't get the job done, has big shoes to fill.
CM Punk has become one of the crown jewels of WWE, no question about it, and should he lose the title to someone other than Cena, it would be a huge win for that superstar right now, so I say, if WWE really wants to put Morrison up as a main-eventer, having him take the strap off Punk would be a huge step in that process.
The matches these two have held in the past will attest that they can deliver in the ring, regardless of the roles. From ECW, to Smackdown, to RAW, these two can put on a show. Morrison's mic skills in this are a question mark.
He's been taking a class to help, so it remains to be seen if Punk will have to carry him on the stick, but regardless, I think Morrison vs. Punk is a feud worth reviving any time.
Ted Dibiase vs. Cody Rhodes
A feud that should have happened a long time ago in the eyes of many. Rhodes, after the match at WrestleMania where he and Ted were beaten by Randy Orton, was drafted to Smackdown, and from that point on it was all downhill for Ted.
Fast forward a few months, and Ted was holding the Million Dollar Title on one arm, Maryse on the other, and nary a victory to his name, while Cody was off manscaping and winning matches, even forming a potential-filled Alliance, (I don't really think Tag Team fits for WWE's division anymore) with Drew McIntyre and winning the WWE Tag Team Titles.
Fast forward a bit more, and Ted might as well be a jobber, while Cody is getting his first win at WrestleMania, defeating Rey Mysterio, along with gaining a new character.
Time skip once more, to 2011, when Ted made his debut on Smackdown after being drafted, and goes one-on-one with his former tag partner, and loses. Next week, he's being accompanied to the ring by Rhodes.
Maybe this is just me, but with so much history, you'd think WWE would capitalize on this, and make this fabled, Dibiase face turn last for more than a week. Not to mention, I think Rhodes and DiBiase have the mic skills, and ring skills to make a worthwhile feud. Especially with some gold on the line.
Christian vs. Daniel Bryan
A feud that has a lot of potential, but also one we may not see, because of Bryan's claim to wait 'til WrestleMania to cash in his World Championship match. However, I for one, would love to see this feud, even if it's not for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Christian, believe it or not, is one of the best in the WWE, despite what the creative team thinks. Daniel Bryan, isn't really ready for his main-event push, but putting him in the ring with Christian (perhaps at a time when he's not champion), is a good way to see if Bryan sinks or swims.
Christian is one of those guys who's a great hand in the ring, and a great talker, which does well for a feud with Bryan, who needs a lot of help getting to the spot where WWE need him, in terms of charisma and mic skill.
Here's hoping that WWE could do something with these two, as I think the matches between them would be something to watch, and it has the potential to pay off well for Bryan.
Beth Phoenix vs. Natalya
Natalya and Beth Phoenix are two of the strongest women in the WWE, and yet, they've yet to go head to head in a match, even when WWE had the perfect chance to do it, when they finished feuding with Lay-Cool.
WWE doesn't really let it's most talented females wrestle, and it's a shame, because a feud between Beth and Natalya could be just the thing to help revitalize the struggling Divas division.
Both women have the mic skills, ring skills and the power to have an impressive feud that could last for awhile.
The feud doesn't even need to be for the Divas title (though it wouldn't hurt) for it to be exciting. They both have enough credibility to help this feud get over on their own merit.
John Morrison vs. The Miz
John Morrison and The Miz: Former WWE Tag Team Champions, former World Tag Team Champions, Two-Time Slammy Award Winners, and co-hosts of The Dirt Sheet.
If you're wondering why I listed all that, it's to get the point across that these two were a great tag team while together, and I think from the point Miz won the WWE Championship, everyone wanted to see him go head-to-head with John Morrison.
That being said, WWE seems to not want this feud, or rather, they'd prefer not to make a big deal out of it, which is a shame, because, if the WWE Championship match they had at the start of the year proved anything, it's that these two have great chemistry and really know how to work a match.
Hopefully, in the near future, WWE can have more faith in Miz and Morrison to hold the spotlight.
The Usos vs. The New Nexus
If only to get those tag titles off of McGillicutty and Otunga. Though, in all seriousness, I think this would be something of a big change, because Jimmy and Jey could be considered the first real tag team to hold the WWE Tag Team Titles (in the traditional sense of tag teams...same ring gear, entrance, gimmick, etc.).
WWE is in a bad way with it's tag team division, but with the rumored signings of The Kings of Wrestling, it makes you wonder if WWE is looking to revive its tag team division, something it's had chances to do in the past, but have seemed hesitant to do.
Michael McGuillicutty and David Otunga, make about one passable Superstar, and while I think, if they let Michael do most of the ring work, and just let David hold the mic, they can do something together, but at the end of the day, I think most people would love to see what would happen with Jimmy and Jey Uso holding the Tag Team Titles.
Tyson Kidd vs. Trent Barreta vs. Heath Slater vs. Justin Gabriel
Now this may be a bit of a shock, but hear me out when I tell you that Tyson Kidd vs. Trent Barreta is something to see, and despite the stupid jokes about gingers and Wendy's, Heath Slater can go in the ring, and I think Justin Gabriel has shown throughout his time in WWE, that he can hang with anybody.
I say, WWE put these guys in the ring, in some tag, fatal four-way action, and you've got a good feud...at least match-wise. Now, I know some people will bring up the issue of mic skills, but really, I think when you see what these guys can do in the ring, you can forgive them, if they aren't great on the stick.
Tyson Kidd is one of the most technically sound superstars on the roster, Justin and Trent are two of the most exciting to watch, and Heath is able to pull out a lot of impressive, high-impact moves in the ring, and I think if there was some gold on the line, (or at least a shot), that would really help to get one of these men over.
The Miz vs. CM Punk
CM Punk, as World Champion, was never the type to go out to talk shows and stuff, and be on TV a lot, but when The Miz was World Champion, he was all over the place. Late night TV, G4, etc. You name it, and The Miz was there.
In that sense, I think it would be something of a fitting rivalry for Punk to go against Miz. Miz, has been able to turn his career around, as of late, coming very close this past Monday to winning his second WWE Championship, and while he was unsuccessful, it shows WWE has faith in the Miz to put him in this spot.
While it looks more likely that Triple H would be the next man to feud with The Miz, I would like to see Miz vs. Punk instead...even if it's not for the WWE Title.
Miz isn't so bad in the ring anymore, and is one of the better mic workers in the company right now, so overall, I think the feud could come up good, and a strong showing and maybe a few victories over Punk could really raise Miz's stock.
Now, some of these are great-maybe not Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels great, but great nonetheless, and some of these might not look good on paper, but with the examples of what can happen, it helps a bit.
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