Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SummerSlam 2012 World Heavyweight Title Match

For those uninterested in spoilers ahead of Friday's Smackdown episode, it's best to stop reading now.  Otherwise, continue on as this post will give a reveal as to the World Heavyweight Title match for Summerslam 2012.  It was in limbo as of Friday, with big news to be announced on Smackdown.

The match was initially set up as Alberto Del Rio challenging Sheamus again for the title.  Del Rio won the #1 contender status after winning a Fatal Fourway on Smackdown against Daniel Bryan, Kane and Rey Mysterio.  However, Del Rio seemed to have cost himself the match after his vicious attack on Sheamus during last week's show.  It included Del Rio hiring fake cops to hold back the champ, so ADR could get in cheap shots and ultimately lock on his cross armbar breaker move.

A furious Booker T announced that the match would be called off.  However, as of Friday's episode of Smackdown, Del Rio is scheduled to speak to the GM about things.  Booker has officially reinstated the title match as of the taping on Tuesday.  It's likely that Sheamus asked Booker to keep the match in tact, as he probably wants to get his hands on Del Rio after what he did.

An article at Bleacher Report looks at five better options for the match.  Those options are Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, and Jinder Mahal.  Ok, the last option seems far fetched by Pay-Per-View standards, and would be a better non-title squash match for Smackdown, or even Superstars.  Not a good idea for a big event like SummerSlam.

However, Wade Barrett and Ryback seem like smart choices, as does Orton.  All 3 have main event potential, with Ryback seemingly untapped right now.  It's uncertain what exactly WWE is building this guy up for in the future, but if it's just to lose to Undertaker, that would be unfortunate.  Why not give him a title shot and have Del Rio inerfere to ruin it?  Then Ryback can go after Del Rio.

One thing to also keep in mind is that Dolph Ziggler is hanging around with that briefcase, so he can basically cash in whenever.  Let's just hope it's during a cool moment, rather than after Sheamus gets knocked out by someone on Smackdown or Raw.

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