Welcome back to another Monday Morning Q&A where I toss out some questions to get a feel of how you guys and gals are feeling about certain topics.
So here are 5 questions I’d like to toss out for this week. I’ll give my answers, too, but the key here is that I want to know what YOU think! So make sure you chime in!
1) There are 3 pay-per-views this weekend. Between Night of Champions, NXT Battleground and AEW Double or Nothing, which of the three are you looking forward to the most?
Double or Nothing will have the best overall in-ring product, even if some of the stories are lacking.
NXT Battleground will be the worst overall show, both in terms of fulfilling a purpose (minus crowning a new women’s champion) and in the ring.
Night of Champions will feel like the biggest spectacle and will have the new world champion crowned, but I can’t help but to think it is going to have a lot of overall dud moments.
While I’m not as into Double or Nothing as I hoped I would be several weeks back when the card was still formulating, I think that’s the show I’ll end up enjoying the most, even though I’ll be exhausted and I’ll feel like there’s no need for some of the matches.
2) Which ONE match do you think will steal the show the most this weekend between the 3 events?
For Double or Nothing, my eyes are on Anarchy in the Arena, even though I’d give a special shout out to the Blackjack Battle Royal and the Four Pillars match as strong runner-up options.
With NXT Battleground, I’d say Carmelo Hayes against Bron Breakker will probably be the best match.
For Night of Champions, I’m leaning toward Brock Lesnar against Cody Rhodes.
As far as one pick for all 3 combined, though, I’d choose Anarchy in the Arena.
3) Do you think any more matches will be added to the Night of Champions card? If so, what?
WWE typically has a 7-9 match card. If we’re aiming for 8, and only 5 have been announced, that’s room for at least 2, if not 3 or 4 matches.
This IS Night of Champions. You’d think they would have all the titles defended. However, since Roman Reigns isn’t putting either of his two belts on the line, WWE might say “screw it” and not bother with the rest.
They already did the US title match on SmackDown. The women’s tag team titles are on hiatus. Seemingly, we’re looking at Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya for the SmackDown Women’s Championship and maybe nothing else unless they throw in a random non-title feud.
4) Do you think any more matches will be added to the NXT Battleground card? If so, what?
Technically, the tag team title match hasn’t been made official yet. That’s the only match I think will be added to this. Whether that ends up being just The Creed Brothers against Gallus or if Tony D’Angelo and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo get confirmed for it, too, remains to be seen. I’m expecting it to be a Triple Threat or even a Fatal 4-Way with The Dyad or another team being added in come Tuesday night.
Outside of that, I don’t think anything else will be added to the card. That would already be 6 matches and that’s pushing the NXT limit. Unless they specifically want to go as long as possible to offset Double or Nothing, that is.
If by some chance any more matches are added beyond that, I’d expect something with Chase University.
5) Do you think any more matches will be added to the AEW Double or Nothing card? If so, what?
All Elite Wrestling events go long. Tony Khan likes to have over a dozen matches on each show. Since nothing’s been confirmed yet for the pre-show, we can definitely expect at least one more match, if not something like four or five, for all we know.
The House of Black defending the trios titles seems like a given, against The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn.
Ricky Starks vs. Jay Lethal already went down. Keith Lee vs. Swerve Strickland…meh. It wouldn’t shock me if some totally random stuff was tossed on there, but it depends on who the 20 men in the international title match are, too.
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