Heel Turn: WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tourney Predictions
By Joe Messineo
After Seth Rollin’s freak accident in Ireland a few weeks ago, the WWE World Championship title had to be vacated since Rollins would be unable to defend his title while recuperating from his injury.
The WWE scrambled to put together a tournament to crown the new champion. As a result, 16 competitors were chosen to compete in a single elimination tournament, with the finals taking place at this year’s Survivor Series pay per view event.
While it started with 16, they are now down to 8, with more matches to come on this week’s edition of RAW:
The list of remaining competitors are:
- Roman Reigns
- Alberto Del Rio
- Kevin Owens
- Dolph Ziggler
- Dean Ambrose
Roman Reigns vs Cesaro
Cesaro is probably one of the strongest guys in the WWE currently. Unfortunately, he is running into who some would consider the “Chosen one” in Roman Reigns.
Both competitors have held numerous titles including the tag belts, but for the past two years, Reigns has been positioned to be the next big thing in the company. While you can expect Cesaro to put on a great show, Roman Reigns will likely get the win.
Alberto Del Rio vs Kalisto
ADR’s return to the WWE has immediately put him back into the spotlight, giving him an opportunity to fight for the WWE title.
While Rio has the WWE title on his mind, he must put those thoughts on hold as he must match up against his long time rival Kalisto.
Kalisto shocked many by putting Ryback out in the first round, but I think his run will end against ADR. Their matches are always stiff and brutal, and ADR should be able to punish the smaller man.
Kevin Owens vs Neville
These two had some hellacious matches in their NXT days, and this one will be no different.
Kevin Owens has been getting more hype since he entered the WWE, and I don’t think that will be changing anytime soon. KO will take out Neville and move to the final four.
Dean Ambrose vs Dolph Ziggler
The Loose Cannon vs The Show Off is probably going to be the best match out of the quarter finals. This match is going to be hyper competitive, with Dolph’s high speed moveset and Dean’s insane antics. But in the end, Dean is going to come out on top.
So this will put the final four as Roman Reigns vs ADR and Owens vs Ambrose. These two matches are PPV worthy on their own and should make for an exciting final no matter who comes out on top.
— Joe Messineo