WWE Payback: Wade Barrett Should Defend Intercontinental Title in Fatal 4-Way

SMG@sethguttAnalyst IIMay 24, 2013

Could Barrett defend his title at Payback in a match involving Fandango? (photo courtesy of wwe.com)
Could Barrett defend his title at Payback in a match involving Fandango? (photo courtesy of wwe.com)

At WWE’s June pay-per-view, Payback, Wade Barrett should be in action in a Fatal 4-Way match against The Miz, Chris Jericho and Fandango.

On the May 20 edition of Raw, Barrett and Fandango lost to the team of The Miz and Jericho. However, Fandango was more interested in dancing by the commentator’s table with Summer Rae than helping Barrett in the match. While neither Barrett nor Fandango should be turning face, this storyline could have hinted at this proposed Fatal 4-Way match.

The Miz deserves a rematch since he never received one after losing the title back to Barrett the night after WrestleMania 29 on Raw.

He disappeared after that due to outside projects. When he came back, he wrestled Cody Rhodes on the pre-show of Extreme Rules, where Barrett was a commentator. However, it’s unclear why Barrett and The Miz did not face each other at the event.

When The Miz was included in the tag team match on Raw, it indicated to WWE fans that his feud with Barrett was not over.

Jericho feuding with Barrett, Miz and Fandango over the Intercontinental title is also very logical.

Jericho holds the record for most Intercontinental Championship reigns and has a history with all three Superstars. He was Barrett’s pro on the first season of WWE NXT. Plus, Jericho has been great in terms of putting younger talent over. He helped Dolph Ziggler last year and Fandango this year. He could help Barrett once again.

Fandango could be the key to this entire Fatal 4-Way match happening.

When the heel dancer started a revolution on Raw the night after WrestleMania, I had a feeling that he could be a midcard champion soon. With Antonio Cesaro losing the United States title to Kofi Kingston, it seemed as though Fandango was going to win it.

However, WWE was wise and had The Shield’s Dean Ambrose win the title. The Shield is arguably made up of the top three heels in the company right now. The Shield had defeated all of the top Superstars, so it made sense to put championships around their waists. With Ambrose as the best talker, WWE was smart to put the singles title on him.

With this Fatal 4-Way match, Fandango has the opportunity to win the title from another heel. It is also an opportunity for WWE to move the midcard title without using a transitional champion like Kofi Kingston.

Jericho and Fandango’s feud gets fused with Miz and Barrett’s semi-feud to make one big storyline for the Intercontinental title.

WWE Payback is the only pay-per-view until Money in the Bank, which could be another reason to move the title off of Barrett. He was a favorite to win the briefcase last year until he was injured. If Fandango does not win the title at WWE Payback, it could be a sign that he may win the Money in the Bank briefcase.

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