Which Former Shield Member Will Win World Heavyweight Championship First?

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a month ago this looked like a lock for reigns but now not so sure. which of them are going to get the top prize first? (note to keep in mind - apparently lesnar isn't defending the title until jan or later, and cena after last night has the next title shot soooo this might not be for a while?)

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seth rollins 6
dean ambrose 1
roman reigns 1

Mordy, Monday, 27 October 2014 20:22 (nine years ago) link

my guess is reigns is a *surprise* entrant rumble winner to fight brock at wm. however i'm still unsure whether he wins, his momentum has stalled quite a lot. ambrose has momentum but idk if he 'needs the title' ala jake the snake or if he's ready for it yet, he's still the guy who is moody or does funny shit like the hot dog cart. rollins otoh is main event already, but he's the second biggest heel when the biggest heel is BORK FUCKING LAZER, so he's still not really main event yet.

oh and the rock could still come back for wm31. taker may want a wm rematch. and bryan still hasn't had his proper run yet, coming back and beating brock will put him back over biiiig. so it could be a looooong while until any of them even get a chance.

picking rollins.

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:00 (nine years ago) link

wonder if bryan is ever coming back tbh

Mordy, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 13:47 (nine years ago) link

This is still Reigns all the way. The ending to HIAC showed that they don't view Ambrose as a top guy, at least not yet. I'm still not sure what the endgame is with Rollins -- maybe Cena beats Lesnar at RR and Rollins cashes in on Cena to win the title, but then what? There's no way Rollins carries the belt into WM.

My money is still on Reigns getting the belt from Not Rollins at Mania. Then Rollins can use the briefcase to challenge Reigns.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:40 (nine years ago) link

BTW it's been confirmed that Bryan needs another surgery (reportedly Tommy John surgery) so there's no way he's back by Mania.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:41 (nine years ago) link

They're really missing a secondary belt right now. If they were in this situation at any point in the last few years then Rollins and Ambrose would be trading the WHC right now and Wyatt probably would have had a short go as well. Returning to one world title was a good move imo but they could do with the Intercontinental belt ceasing to be a useless mid-card placeholder and actually having some value again.

As things stand they've painted themselves into a corner because there are only a few guys who they'd even plausibly have beat Lesnar (Cena, Bryan, Reigns if they're really as into him as reports suggest) without resorting to Money in the Bank shenanigans which would be a bit of a waste of Lesnar's current unstoppable monster heat. Bryan obviously isn't happening any time soon, there are noted problems with Reigns as top guy as things stand and Cena beating Lesnar for the belt now would just be soooooo tired and unoriginal (and is therefore the most likely option by far).

Problem is that in the meantime you've got Ambrose, Rollins, Wyatt all hovering around spinning their wheels a bit. If the IC title was given as much attention as it used to be in the early-mid '90s then those guys would at least have something to do. An IC title scene with those three, Sheamus, Ziggler, Cesaro, Swagger where the matches were treated as semi-mains rather than 8 minute openers, proper feuds, stipulation matches etc. then I'm pretty sure the results would be spectacular. Alas, no one gives a shit about secondary titles or whatever the party line is these days

Windsor Davies, Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:33 (nine years ago) link

i watched the osw review of hell in a cell and never knew ambrose did an awkward bit with a dummy on raw. way to make him the new steve austin wwe, that shit looked like it would have made thousands of people never watch wrestling ever again.

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:25 (nine years ago) link

also does anyone else kinda get the feeling that the bryan ops are kayfabe and he's #30 in the rumble?

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:26 (nine years ago) link

yeah definitely

Mordy, Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:29 (nine years ago) link

re bryan - i didn't watch the mannequin bit but i heard it was horrible so i stayed away

Mordy, Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:29 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:01 (nine years ago) link

now that ambrose is feuding w/ bray does that free up seth for the title?

Mordy, Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:28 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:01 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...


Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2015 02:58 (nine years ago) link

we have a...wiener?!

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 30 March 2015 03:12 (nine years ago) link

ilx knew

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2015 03:16 (nine years ago) link

watching raw and dean ambrose has the worst punches since sable

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 23:32 (nine years ago) link

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