New 2012 No Way Out Matches Added
As of last night's episode of Raw, two new matches were added for the No Way Out 2012 Pay-Per-View. One is for the WWE's pre-show online, while the other is part of the main card.
Due to a recent injury suffered by Alberto Del Rio, he's out of action, and out of his championship match against Sheamus. So to determine a new #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, they held a four man elimination match last night with Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, and Great Khali. Khali was eliminated first, then Jack Swagger, and finally Christian. That leaves Dolph Ziggler to face Sheamus at the PPV for the title.
The other match announced has a bit less luster, because there's no titles involved. It will feature Brodus Clay against David Otunga. That's not exactly a match that will attract a lot of viewers, but should get everyone warmed up with Clay's dancing antics, after he defeats Otunga.
As for the new championship match, Ziggler seemed to be shoved down the mid-card recently, and was really being under used. It's good to see him back in the main event picture, but WWE should have been pushing him all along for this sort of situation. It's clear they are in need of stars with Orton and Jericho suspended, and multiple injuries to other stars. When that happens, they need to have guys like Ziggler, or other established stars ready to go. Does anyone expect Ziggler to win the title in this match? Probably not.
Overall, the No Way Out PPV card seems less intriguing than last month's Over the Limit. However, it's less likely we'll see Cena using BBQ sauce, a fire extinguisher and bottled waters on Big Show inside a steel cage. So hopefully that match gives fans some of their money's worth.