Seems typical about this time of the month right?
It's a little under two weeks until Night of Champions and the biggest match of the night, isn't for a title. If you hear NOC, CM Punk vs. Triple H is echoed throughout the abyss.
Did everyone forget about the WWE championship match slated for September 18? Well, barring the fact that our champion wasn't allowed in the U.S. for a week, the match is still on.
Staying on the same subject, there is this guy called Randy Orton (I can hear the sighs of depression). He is the World Heavyweight champion. Mark Henry will be his opponent and I'm sure a bet on Randy in Vegas would give you a 1.5 percent profit margin.
All jokes aside, Night of Champions will have to be not good, but great if it wants to compete with the past couple pay-per-views in buying rates.
And some will argue that some of the guys that could help make this PPV great are the superstars not involved in the current title race.
We will visit those men in a few moments, but as for right now; the list!
I will make this slide short and sweet.
The IWC has been begging the WWE to change the divas division. After all, they did get rid of two great women's wrestlers in Melina and Gail Kim.
That certainly didn't help the situation one bit. Now, we are stuck with Kelly Kelly as champion and Eve Torres riding her coattails. At least Eve is a good athlete.
Beth Phoenix and Natayla are two of the best women's wrestlers in the company. Neither one of them have held a title in some time. Beth Phoenix became the No. 1 contender last night on Raw.
This is WWE's chance to bring some credibility to the Diva's title and until Kharma returns, the Diva's Doom need to hold it high.
Beth vs. Kelly for the Diva's championship; who you got?
Isn't a picture worth over a thousand words?
Well, in this case, it's worth screaming gibberish from a panic-filled manager. This match has been teased multiple times in the past few weeks, and it's about time for WWE to pull the trigger.
Swagger is in need of a fresh start, and Ziggler is on his way to the main event. I'm not so sure Swagger winning would be the correct choice right now, but a good feud with pay-per-view matches in the middle could solidify both wrestlers.
I must add; Vickie has ties with both superstars. Love her or hate her, she does a great job of attracting heat and has gotten Dolph to the main event, and back and now there again. She could be Swagger's mic skills, while he displays his wrestling skills.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Jack Swagger for the U.S. title; who you got?
Cody Rhodes is here to rejuvenate the career of a young Ted DiBiase. As the Intercontinental champion, Rhodes has more responsibility when it comes to DiBiase, and he took him under his wing to achieve such a feat.
Weeks went by and Rhodes was showing DiBiase the ways of the WWE. In recent weeks, the lasting image of Rhodes and DiBiase was Ted face down after the opponent's finisher, more recently the RKO. After you receive Orton's finisher, expect it to hurt for quite a bit.
Wrestlezone.com reported that over the weekend at a house show, DiBiase gave Rhodes the Dream Street, which points to a face turn down the road.
This feud would work out, mainly for Ted. He is in need of a jumpstart, just like Swagger and Cody is inches away from the main event.
Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental title; who you got?
Not much to say about this one, except that WWE is attempting to fix the broken down tag-team division at this moment. Kofi and Bourne were not in any singles feuds, and HHH booked them as a tag-team.
Myself and the rest of the WWE universe is sick and tired of seeing McGillicuty and Otunga in the tag picture, or even in the ring all together.
The Uso's are a good up-and-coming tag-team who deserve a shot at gold. Until the Kings of Wrestling come and save the day, the tag-team division will need a little "boom boom".
Air Boom vs. The Uso's for the Tag-Team titles; who you got?
This is my least favorite slide to make. These superstars not being used in Night of Champions, so far makes me sick. Daniel Bryan, Christian, John Morrison, Wade Barrett, Sheamus and Alex Riley.
Well, maybe the last one, not so much, but my point is well presented. These men need to be in this pay-per-view, and call me a mark, but this will be Morrison's second straight NOC without a championship match.
To utilize these men properly, an eight-man battle royal would do justice to their talents. Possibly a table’s match or even a four-man tag match, with the heels winning.
Okay, I'm done with this slide.
What would you do with these superstars?
We already know this match will happen two Sundays from now. The result is yet to happen of course. That is an article for Thursday.
All of the buildup for this match and for Raw to come is a key component for the match on the 18th of September. The IWC is afraid of Triple H burying Punk, and that will be that. CM Punk will have come back just to get buried by a WWE legend.
That is their opinions and most of them are not going to occur. HHH knows good business and I know that this match will not disappoint. With this match comes a certain wild card; Kevin Nash.
Just last night, Nash was fired from WWE and now the match at NOC will be No DQ: if HHH loses, he resigns. Throughout the Twitter feeds, speculation is growing for Nash screwing HHH, so he will resign.
Again, I didn't see that coming, so ignore what is being said because most likely that result will not even happen.
Will he screw Punk or HHH? Are we going to see Truth and Miz team up and take down the corporation?
HHH vs. CM Punk; who you got?
The man, the myth, the legend; Randy Orton. Like I noted in the introduction, he is slated as the favorite. This past Tuesday on Super SmackDown, Orton defeated Christian in a steel cage match to retain his title.
As many of you were watching, Orton was the favorite coming in, and was indeed the winner as he left the cage. All it took was an RKO off of the top rope and Randy heard voices again.
Now that brings me to Mark Henry. This man has given his last 15 years to the business and "deserves" a push. He has injured Big Show and Kane. WWE has made Henry look unstoppable.
If any fan that has any logical thinking, we know who the winner will be.
Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight championship; who you got?
Last, but certainly not least, John Cena and Alberto Del Rio for the WWE title.
Not a problem, Del Rio is currently in the United States and is ready to perform. Del Rio wasn't on Raw last week and that really impacted the storyline. Instead, Cena was put in a tag match with Sheamus, and they beat Christian and Mark Henry.
It's the curious case of John Cena. When he isn't challenging for the title, he is in the main event with a guaranteed win.
It is tough to deliberate about the title match, because it is being overshadowed by the CM Punk vs. Triple H match. Not many times is the WWE championship match not the most important moment of the pay-per-view.
WWE is about to enter its Mexican tour. Meanwhile, CM Punk is locked with the HHH/Steph/Ace/Nash feud and will not use his rematch clause for a while. Expect Del Rio to hold the title after Night of Champions.
Del Rio vs. John Cena for the WWE championship; who you got?
Well, there you have it. Those are the seven matches we definitely need to see at Night of Champions on September 18, 2011. If I missed any, please tell me and we can discuss them even further. Please make use of the comment section below and have a great day everyone!
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