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Survivor Series: Who will be crowned the new WWE champion?
Change in Plans
The original plan for Survivor Series was Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns, but due to Rollins’ knee injury he had to vacate the title. WWE announced there would be a tournament to determine contender for the championship match, after two weeks of matches, the final four is set with Alberto Del Rio, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, and Dean Ambrose.
Two of the men will move on to compete in the main event.
So who will move on and have a chance at winning the championship?
Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio is a former champion and after leaving the company last year, he made his triumphant return a few weeks ago at Hell in a Cell, where he beat John Cena to win the US championship. With Zeb Colter by his side, Del Rio is looking to take WWE by storm. While the former champion would love to add another title run to his accomplishments, I can’t see WWE putting another championship on him so soon.
There’s no doubt that Kevin Owen is on fire. Since making his debut six months ago, he’s supplemented his status as one of the newest, hottest wrestlers on the roster. After a high-profile feud with John Cena, he went on to win the Intercontinental championship from Ryback. Owens has proved he can go toe to toe with any wrestler and he’s popular with the crowd right now.
While Owens would make a great heel champ and fit in with The Authority, I don’t see him winning the championship quite yet. He’s still new on the scene, but if his popularity continues then within the next year or so expect to see him making a run at the WWE championship.
It’s no surprise that Ambrose finds himself in the title picture once again. Since The Shield’s split, Ambrose has become one of the company’s top babyfaces. His over the top antics has earned him the nickname Lunatic Fringe and the crowd goes wild whenever he comes out. Many see Ambrose has an underdog; every time he’s had a chance at the championship he’s been thwarted by The Authority and other outside interferences. Going into the finals, Ambrose’s luck could change or once again he’ll find himself screwed out of the championship.
Like Ambrose, Reigns is another top babyface. WWE is high on Roman and feel he’s the next top superstar, so it’s no surprise they want to put the title on him. While the WWE Universe may not feel the same way about Reigns, you have to admit he has the look and charisma that the company wants. Reigns’ hopes of winning the championship at Wrestlemania were thwarted by Seth Rollins cashing in, but with another chance coming this Sunday, it’s possible Reigns will be crowned the new champion.
The final two will come down to Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Their brotherhood will be tested as the two do battle to win the championship, and if the rumors are true expect one of them to turn on the other.
Even though Ambrose is super over with the fans and would make a great champ, his championship hopes will once again be diminished when Reigns is announced as the victor.