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Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho and Other WWE Battleground Thoughts

Am I the only one who seems convinced that Roman Reigns will never be a WWE World Champion? Leave it to a predictable Battleground Main Event for leaving me a little (more like a lot) empty inside as John Cena left Tampa with the WWE World Title – again! No drama, no real excitement and no real chance of anything other than a 15-time champion continuing his reign as “terror.” Shame on you WWE for doing this to us.

When I was a late teen and in college, I discovered that not all great champions are “Champions” and not all “Champions” deserve the title. Maybe it had something to do with the idea that Tommy Rich, Kerry Von Erich, Rick Martel and Ron Garvin had all been world champions in one promotion or another and superstars like Roddy Piper, Arn Anderson and Greg Valentine had not.

The law of averages of professional wrestling states you cannot have every wrestler walk around an arena with gold on his or her waist, but the WWE did put the strap on Vince McMahon and WCW willing gave the 20 pounds of gold to David Arquette, Vince Russo and of course allowed David Flair to be the United States Champion.

Please, are you Serious?

The win by Cena now puts SummerSlam and Los Angeles on the horizon 29 days from today and the reality that Cena and Brock Lesnar will get in the ring and try to sell the match as one for the ages. With Seth Rollins out of the picture for the night, plan “B” was eliminated, that is until Paul Heyman and Lesnar appear tonight on the Raw and join forces with The Authority to challenge Cena.

This leaves Reigns out of the picture until he jumps on Lesnar’s reign in the company. Randy Orton will take his place for now until after the second biggest pay-per-view of the year is complete. And by all accounts, that leaves Kane to battle Sting, once he is announced to the fans as the newest member of the WWE circus.

Jericho Still Has It
While I thought the Usos and the Wyatts were the match of the night, I believe Chris Jericho and Bray Wyatt were a close second. And for Jericho to win while putting Wyatt over again – it just shows how great a performer Jericho is.

The idea that a man can leave the company, pursue his music and come back continuously to the WWE and perform on such a high level makes him an anomaly. It also makes Jericho one of the more underrated champions and wrestlers of all time.

The feud with Wyatt will end, obviously after SummerSlam, but I hope that does not deter him from sticking around for a while. I could see a feud with Wade Barrett gain some legs or eve with Alberto Del Rio – which could revive Del Rio as a major star in the company.

The Match That Never Was
Boo, to the WWE for not giving us Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. The idea of the fight never really starting had crossed my mind before the start of the pay-per-view, but these two could have torn the roof off building. The company should have given consideration to Rusev and Jack Swagger to fill that role or maybe given more thought to the elimination of the Divas’ Title Match, which was awful.

The Miz’s World
Now that he has the Intercontinental Title, please put The Miz in a program with Dolph Ziggler. The two highlight reels would take the mid card to another level and could provide a true feud before the return of Wade Barrett and his quest to deliver more “bad news.”

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