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CLASH OF CHAMPIONS: What Should Happen vs. What Will Happen

Sunday, Sep, 25 2016

KICKOFF MATCH
Alicia Fox vs. Nia Jax

What I Want to Happen:
Two words: SQUASH MATCH. Albeit the WWE has wasted plenty of my time with Monday night squash matches, I just don't want to sit through any more of these two than necessary. Had they spent more time developing this feud I might have cared.

What I Think will Happen: At some point, Ann Esposito (the jobber at the root of this feud) will run out in an attempt to save her struggling friend. Nia will clobber both of them, furthering her undefeated streak (which still serves basically no purpose).

CANADIANS, AY?
Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho

What I Want to Happen: Honestly, win, lose or draw, Jericho is doing some of the best work of his career. As long as we are delivered 'the gift of Jericho' it'll be worth the watch.

What I Think will Happen: Despite being done, the WWE has somehow found a way to drag on this Zayn/KO feud (clearly they're lacking in the storyline department). Generic Zayn beats Jericho and the crowd still doesn't care about him. Meanwhile, Jericho continues to thrive as Owens 'girlfriend'

WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
T.J. Perkins (C) vs. Brian Kendrick

What I Want to Happen: Honestly, I haven't followed the cruiserweights enough to even make a prediction.

What I Think will Happen: T.J. Perkins will probably retain his title. It seems wasted to pass the belt so soon.

BEST OF SEVEN MATCH
Cesaro vs. Sheamus

What I Want to Happen: For the love of God Cesaro better win! He is a solid wrestler and can we talk about that intro?! James Bond gun-barrel walkout and a tear-away suit! So awesome! Besides, Sheamus' character is old and tired. I'm pretty sure no one cares about him anymore.

What I Think will Happen: Cesaro wins. It would be a complete waste of time (and suspense) to have Cesaro comeback from 0-3 and still have Sheamus win. 

TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
The New Day (C) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

What I Want to Happen: I'm so sick of The New Day gimmick. The hype is gone. You're wasting wrestling talent on unicorns and sexual innuendos. I never thought I'd see a day where I cheered on 'the club,' but for once I hope they win!

What I Think will Happen: Anderson and Gallows take the belts. The tag-team division needs a good shakeup. It would also make for a climatic reunion of the two and AJ Styles when both brands converge at Survivor Series.

WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Charlotte (C) vs. Sasha vs. Bayley

What I Want to Happen: As much as I love Charlotte, I need Sasha to win! I already own the women's belt and it would be far less fun to run around as Sasha Banks on Halloween without the belt.

What I Think will Happen: With the growing popularity of Bayley, Charlotte will probably be the first to go, leaving Bayley to fall at the hands of Sasha. It only seems right that she reclaims her title. Especially, since it only changed hands because of an injury. Besides, Charlotte is a great heel with or without a win/title.

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Rusev (C) vs. Roman Reigns

What I Want to Happen: I'm digging Rusev as the anti-American United States Champion. I'd love to see his reign continue.

What I Think will Happen: The WWE refuses to let Roman fall by the wayside despite his ever apparent unpopularity. He'll snag the title and become the 'silent but deadly' United States Champion. But hey, at least they finally figured out he shouldn't be allowed to have a microphone!

UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Kevin Owens (C) vs Seth Rollins

What I Want to Happen: With KO being heel, that ultimately leaves Rollins to turn face. That being said, I hope we get to see 'White Ranger' Rollins again. They're both great wrestlers. I just want a solid match, not like the anticlimactic finish that we saw when Ziggler took on Ambrose for his title.

What I Think will Happen: A few near pin-falls and some high flying action. You know, the things a great match are made of?! I'm pretty sure Kevin Owens is going to be holding onto that belt for awhile (which is probably fine).

posted by: Rylan