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After 'Night of Champions', who will be WWE Champion?
Its now been more than a month since the last WWE special event and now it's time for the one for October as 'Hell in a Cell' happens Sunday night. This first part of our preview we look at the under card matches, and tomorrow night we preview the double main event plus the remaining matches.
Damien Miz-dow got the roll-up victory pinning Sheamus Monday night on Raw in the six-man tag-team match they were both involved in. The reality is that Miz-dow is not The Miz (despite being more over than him) and Sheamus will brogue kick his way to the Miz's "money maker" and another victory.
Mark Eddinger (Motorsports101):
Damien Sandow is entertaining me even in this stupid role of being The Miz's stunt-double. It is a shame that when he won the 'Money in the Bank' that he never cashed in. But anyway back to this match in the present. I expect Sheamus to retain the United States Championship here against The Miz.
WWE Tag-Team Championship
Goldust and Stardust (C) versus Jimmy and Jey (The Usos)
Now we take yet another snapshot of the current championship title holders in the biggest wrestling promotions, some minor/independent ones and one of the better organizations devoted just to women wrestlers. Any title changes, new title holders since last month are always in BOLD.
WWE title holders:
WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Brock Lesnar, Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler, WWE Tag-Team Champions: Goldust and Stardust, United States Champion: Sheamus and Divas Champion: AJ Lee
NXT title holders:
NXT HW Champion: Adrian Neville, NXT Tag-Team Champions: Kalisto and Sin Cara (Lucha Dragons) and NXT Women's Champion: Charlotte
TNA title holders:
World Heavyweight Champion: Bobby Lashley,X-Division Champion: Samoa Joe, World Tag-Team Champions:Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards (The Wolves), Women's Knockout Champion: Havok
NWA title holders:
World Heavyweight Champion: Rob Conway,Junior Heavyweight Champion: Chase Owens, World Tag-Team Champions: Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith, Jr. (Killer Elite Squad), Women's Champion: Barbi Hayden, North American Champion: Tim "Perfect" Storm, National Champion: Lou Marconi, United States Tag-Team Champions: Gavin Daring and Skylar Kruze (Air America)
ROH title holders:
World Heavyweight Champion: Jay Briscoe, World Tag-Team Champions: Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish (reDragon), Television Champion: Jay Lethal
During the month so far we have chronicled six of the Top 10 of the best mat technicians in the sport of professional wrestling. We look at three more here to climb the countdown to within one of the top spot, but in case you missed the last part from last week you may read it here, which includes a link back to part one as well.
Number Four: Eddie Guerrero
Despite his passing at age 38, Eddie's career was filled with championship glory and either bitter hatred when he was a heel or beloved appreciation as a "lying, cheating, and stealing" face. When you first think of Eddie you remember his younger days in ECW especially capturing there Television title in his debut match against 2 Cold Scorpio. After that he returned to WCW, where he had worked mostly as a "jobber" or enhancement guy in the very early 90's and won both the Cruiserweight and United States Championships. While in the WWF though, originally with The Radicalz, then partnered with Chyna and his nephew Chavo plus on his own, is where he gained his most popularity and most titles won. He won the Intercontinental Championship twice, European title twice, Tag-Team titles four times and the WWF Championship once. Eddie had the frog splash finisher over most of his career, but also the "lasso from El Paso" an inverted figure-four ankle lock as well. He is most famous for his "three amigos" a series of rolling vertical suplexes that really is one continuous move. He also utilized many other suplexes, the plancha, the monkey flip, tornado DDT and many dropkicks over the course of his career.
The winds of change are upon us in the world of pro wrestling/sports entertainment, as the NWA saw a major title occur on Monday. TNA and WWE continued along their normal paths with their legions of fans following in toe.
In TNA wrestling this past week, we saw a lot of the same old action we had been seeing back before the the summer started. TNA Women's Knockout Champion Havok defended her title against number one contender Madison Rayne, whom she handled easily. A new number one contender was decided upon for TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley to fight as Kurt Angle made a four-way elimination match that Bobby Roode was able to win. Starting next week on Impact, new number one contenders for the TNA World Tag-Team Championship will be crowned. The Hardys are one of the teams to enter the tournament to challenge The Wolves (Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards). 'Bound for Glory' was a solid collaboration between TNA and Wrestle-1 in Japan and showcased some great talent from both sides. Hopefully, they will do more of that in the future. Lastly, Robbie E and Brooke are still alive as part of "The Amazing Race" on CBS as TNA continues to cross-promote their participation in the event.
Now that we are already into the second week of October and the leaves are vibrant and colorful, we must resume the climb of out Top 10 countdown of technical wrestlers. Here we showcase numbers seven, six and five, but for those included in part one, you may read it here. Please be advised that certain sensitive subjects are touched upon in this article.
Last month, we chronicled "Mr. Perfect" as part of our top 10 mid-card level champions, but it was because he was such a mat technician that he was able to win such championships over the course of his career. For those who watched his vignettes that made he seem "perfect" outside the ring, they know he actually was near perfect in his style inside of it. His finisher, the "perfect-plex", which was a bridging cradle suplex that trapped many opponents, was quite the way to aid his character. Hennig also utilized the figure four leglock because of his relationship with manager Bobby Heenan and "Nature Boy" Ric Flair.