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After 'Night of Champions', who will be WWE Champion?
So yet another week has come and gone in the world of pro wrestling/sports entertainment. As temperatures cool down for the fall season so has some fans reactions, especially the WWE Universe, to the events that occur in the big two promotions, WWE and TNA.
TNAwrestling's Impact broadcast this week was about series of matches in there "Gold Rush" tournament where the winner could earn a title shot at a title of there choice in the future. Once all of the qualifiers won they would face off in a five man battle to determine the overall winner. The men who qualified were MVP, Abyss, Austin Aries, Tajiri and Mr. Anderson. Austin Aries emerged as the "Gold Rush" winner so he can partner up to challenge for the TNA World Tag-Team titles, go after the X-Division title yet again or get one more shot at Lashley and the TNA World Championship. Now it remains to be seen when Aries will cash-in this opportunity? Speaking of opportunity the real life couple of Brooke (Adams) Tessmacher and Robbie E of the Bro-Mans are being featured in the current season of The Amazing Race on CBS. Good luck to them both in the competition that living the life of wrestling on the road may give them an edge within.
As we enter the final stanza of the month of September we complete this month's Top 10 countdown of mid-card level champions with the person who made the top of that list. In case you missed the previous part which includes a link back to part two, you may use the link for part three here.
The man who debuted in the WWF in 1999 as "Y2J" because of the year 2000 (2k) possible computer bug that never happened went on to become the first ever Undisputed Champion. He started out in a Canadian wrestling federation with Lance Storm and would eventually come south to ECW in the 90's where he held there Television title once. Jericho would move on to WCW and while there he Cruiserweight Championship on four occasions and the World Television title once as well. Of course his greatest success was coming to the WWF (WWE) and every championship, save for the U.S. title, that was available for the men on the roster. Y2J is a one-time Hardcore Champion, one-time European Champion, a three-time World Heavyweight Champion, plus a total of seven times holding either the WWE or World Tag-Team Championship with five different partners. The title he held the most overall though was the Intercontinental Championship which he has held a record nine times, including a "co-champion" status with Chyna. These days Jericho is the lead singer for his band Fozzy while competing sporadically in WWE mostly losing to help put over newer/younger talent such as Bray Wyatt.
Now that it has turned to fall officially here in the United States we take stock of the champions in the world of pro wrestling/sports entertainment. Coming off of 'Night of Champion' there are three new champions in WWE, while TNA has none since last month but will be next month due to taped events yet to be shown. As always new champions are in BOLD.
WWE title holders:
WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Brock Lesnar, Intercontinental Champion: The Miz, WWE Tag-Team Champions: Goldust and Stardust, United States Champion: Sheamus and Divas Champion: AJ Lee
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: Gail Kim
NWA title holders:
World Heavyweight Champion: Rob Conway,Junior Heavyweight Champion: Chase Owens, World Tag-Team Champions: Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan (Tencozy), Women's Champion: Barbi Hayden, North American Champion: Byron Wilcott, National Champion: Lou Marconi, United States Tag-Team Champions: Damien Wayne and Lance Erikson (Lords of Kaos)
September 21st, 2014 at 12:12 PM By Peter Schifani
This week our summer season officially ends here in the United States but the weather has seemingly already turned to fall like temperatures well before that. The wrestling world may have cooled off as well with WWE going through the motions and TNA finishing up showing it's taped events soon.
TNA's Impact continues to showcase the best wrestling action on television right now, since NXT airs on the WWE Network. On Wednesday The Wolves, Team 3D and the Hardys had match three in there TNA World Tag-Team title series, a ladder match since the Hardy Boyz had won the week prior. Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards tied up the series at one win each with a signature victory that practically tore down the house. Also the "Bobby's" Lashley and Roode had a solid match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship that saw the "destroyer" Lashley retain again in the end. A new number one contender to Gail Kim and the TNA Women's Knockout Championship as Havok won a battle royal to challenge for the gold. Lastly X-Division Champion Samoa Joe defended his title against Homicide in another excellent contest that saw them exercise mutual respect with a handshake when the match was over.
On Friday we showcased the under card matches for WWE 'Night of Champions' and now we focus in on the main event and the rest of the top tier contests. In case you missed part one of our preview you may go back to read it here.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Brock Lesnar (C) w/ Paul Heyman versus John Cena
Well it was surprising to see Cena on top of Lesnar Monday Night with Lesnar covering up Cena's blows despite one german supplex taking Cena out in short order just before. We certainly don't see Brock Lesnar being a one month champion so he retains here and well who does he move on to after that…?
Mark Eddinger (Motorsports101):
With the ease that Brock Lesnar won their 'SummerSlam' match I suspect The Beast will once again turn in a winning effort. Cena will not go down without a fight and showing heart of course but Paul Heyman's reigning and defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion will still be so following Night of Champions.
Dolph Ziggler (C) w/ R-Truth versus The Miz w/ Damien Sandow