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 three pay-per-views happening this weekend. How would you rank them in terms of your level of excitement?
With the way things have been improving in WWE as of late, along with what I’m assuming will be a hot crowd, Clash at the Castle has my top vote. The matches aren’t the most bombastic on paper, but I think all parties will be having a lot of fun and there could be a surprise or two.
Next up is Worlds Collide. It outranks All Out on two measurements. One is that it will undoubtedly be much shorter and easier to digest, particularly as it will go first. By the time Worlds Collide is over, All Out will be starting, and it will be hours upon hours. AEW shows can sometimes be exhausting to watch on their own. There’s no doubt I’ll be burned out by the time that finishes.
Worlds Collide has the benefit of merging brands. All Out, in comparison, doesn’t yet have a main event.
Don’t get me wrong. There are still things I’m excited to see on All Out, for sure. The Casino Ladder Match in and of itself should be interesting and a great segment. Jungle Boy vs. Christian Cage, Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho…yup. But there are also matches I feel are kind of filler, and I have no doubts even more will be added to the card that I’ll look at as unnecessary.
I’m hoping all 3 are great, but right now, Monday morning, I’m going Clash at the Castle, Worlds Collide, then All Out for my excitement ranking.
2) What do you think will be the main event of All Out? What other matches do you think will be added to the card?
They need a main event. Jon Moxley vs. CM Punk is the rumor, but I don’t see how that makes sense. Why would Punk suddenly be able to wrestle if he was injured in the previous match? Sadly, I also don’t see any reasonable No. 1 contender being named and established so quickly on the go-home episode. I think AEW screwed themselves over this time. But I expect Moxley vs. Punk, even if it feels like a poor booking decision.
At least one, if not two or three matches will be added to the Buy In. AEW typically does that. Half the time, they’re totally random matches. It wouldn’t shock me if randomly, it is announced Danhausen is up against Ethan Page or whatever, for instance.
I don’t think we’ll get anything between Eddie Kingston and Sammy Guevara. However, I do think we’ll get Miro teaming with Darby Allin and Sting against The House of Black, or just Miro against Malakai Black or someone from that crew in singles action.
3) What other matches, if any, do you think will be added to Clash at the Castle?
Edge, Beth Phoenix and Rey Mysterio against The Judgment Day is a guarantee, right?
Bobby Lashley defending the United States Championship seems less likely as of late. He’s hovering around AJ Styles, The Miz and Ciampa, though. Dexter Lumis has this thing with The Miz, but I think that will play out more on Raw. My guess is Lashley and company sit this show out. There could be a Fatal 4-Way or Triple Threat or something, though, depending on what happens on Raw.
I had expected The Usos to defend their titles, but I’m not seeing a clear set of contenders.
Maybe we get Johnny Gargano against Austin Theory? Possibly
4) Will the two other titles be unified at Worlds Collide, or will other matches be added to the card?
They have to…right? Isn’t that the whole point? It would be strange for only the men’s and women’s top singles titles to be merged and for the rest to still be lingering after NXT UK is dismantled.
My guess is the tag team title situation will be chaotic. A Fatal 4-Way will be announced with The Creed Brothers, Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs, Gallus and Pretty Deadly all vying for one set of titles that will be unified.
Then, I think they’ll rush along a quick “oh, and by the way” type thing for Carmelo Hayes to merge the North American Championship with Noam Dar’s NXT UK Heritage Cup. They finally aired Dar winning that back, so there’s no excuse at this point not to do that. Dar can just cut the usual promo we see from everyone about how Hayes considers himself the A-champion, but he’s got a title and wants to prove himself.
Those four matches are good enough. There’s no need for a fifth, even though NXT events normally have five.
If there is a fifth, though, I think we can rule out Kayden Carter and Katana Chance defending the women’s tag titles. There just aren’t enough women from NXT UK to fit in that spot, most likely. If Aoife Valkyrie is still employed and not injured, maybe she could team with Alba Fyre? Maybe Isla Dawn and someone? But that seems more complicated than what it is worth. It’s better to just stick to the other four matches and keep it shorter.
5) Johnny Gargano is back in WWE! Who are some of the top Superstars you’re hoping to see him work with in the future?
I’m super excited about this. Gargano’s been one of my absolute favorite performers to watch in the past few years and I was hoping he’d stay in WWE, rather than get lost in the shuffle in AEW.
The list could go on and on, but here are a few of the most noteworthy things I want to see:
- Another feud with Ciampa, as well as #DIY reforming for the tag team titles. Then, Ciampa and Gargano against The Usos would be fantastic.
- Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn both in singles competition/feuds and in the tag team scenario with Ciampa.
- AJ Styles vs. Johnny Gargano. Nuff said.
- I want to see what he and Edge can do together. The same for Edge and Ciampa, by the way.
- Gargano vs. Dolph Ziggler
- Let’s see Gargano against Rey Mysterio
- I could imagine a great feud with Gargano and Seth Rollins going down for a few months.
- Gargano vs. Gunther? Yup.
- I think Gargano and Baron Corbin could have a great feud, too.
Let us know your thoughts about these questions by answering them in the comments!