Night of Champions 2014 Preview

I have a feeling this is going to be a shorter one as most of the matches are fairly obvious, meaning there isn’t much to say about them. That’s a bad sign too as most of the matches haven’t had a ton of effort put into them and it really isn’t all that hard to guess most of them. WWE has done a very bad job of setting up this show other than the main event and it’s going to catch up to them. Let’s get to it.

There hasn’t been a pre-show match but the rumor is the Bunny/Rose vs. Slater/O’Neil. I can live with this, but they better nail the unmasking. The rumor of Darren Young would be about as big of a letdown as you could ask for.

The main event is the only match that matters here and WWE has done a good job of making me believe Cena could pull it off. At the end of the day though, I’m hoping Lesnar holds onto the title. If not, it’s a pretty big waste of Brock’s huge push, especially when Cena doesn’t really have anyone other than Rusev to fight with. I’ll go with a double DQ though to set up the showdown in the Cell.

Since Reigns is out with the surgery, I’m hoping they go with the obvious idea of Rollins giving an open challenge and Ambrose returning for the big showdown. I’m not sure if Reigns’ condition is legit or not, but man alive it’s convenient that they did Rollins vs. Reigns on Monday, right before Ambrose is due back.

Cesaro takes the US Title, though I have no idea what he does with it.

I’d like to see Miz take the title as he’s doing very well with the character. That being said, he isn’t going any higher with it. I wouldn’t mind seeing Breeze debuting with the entourage soon though.

Unfortunately, odds are Nikki walks out with the title because for some reason the Bellas are the second biggest act on the card right now, despite the interest just not being there. Oh wait it’s to get 14 people to watch Total Divas or vice versa. I’m so glad we get to deal with this stuff. Did I mention I REALLY hate this story?

Rusev beats Henry. Duh.

I’ll take the brothers to walk out with the Tag Team Titles. I mean the brothers who paint their faces. Gah this is annoying. The Dusts win the titles and maybe we finally find out what the Cosmic Key is.

Orton beats Jericho. Does ANYONE care about this match?

Night of Champions is one of the least interesting cards I’ve seen in a very long time. This company just has no energy anymore and hasn’t since Summerslam was over. WWE has put in almost no effort to the show and it’s clear that they’re not interested in trying hard for this one. This is the really bad fall lull and we’ve got a few more months of it to go before things start getting better. Maybe some of the NXT guys can breathe life into the company but I wouldn’t bet on it right now. Lesnar vs. Cena should be good though.

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  1. Rocko says:

    Didn’t Young tear his ACL only a few months ago? He can’t be ready by now can he (at least 6 months is needed to heal it)? Also wasn’t the bunny’s hand that was shown on Raw white?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Sami Zayn and Justin Gabriel have been playing the Bunny on shows. Young’s rehab is going well and he tore it back in April.

    Rocko Reply:

    Then I could see it being Young. It takes the six months to reattach itself so depending on when he did it in April, it seems likely he would have recovered by now.

  2. M.R. says:

    If ever there was a one match card… That being said, it’s a big enough match to get me to watch.

  3. J says:

    What would be an unmasking that would be a strong pay off? I cannot think of any. There is no back story or anything that could make this payoff worth while.

    Who would you choose?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    I don’t think there’s a solid option either. Zayn would have been good but why do it if he’s already on the show?

  4. Acuzzam says:

    You really think Cesaro gets the US Title? He has been bested by Sheamus the whole month. I hope Cesaro doesnt win. I wanted to see Rusev beat Sheamus for the US title.