I completely agree. Barrett went from being the company's top heel during the Nexus days to losing every non-title match on Raw when he was reigning Intercontinental champion. If he is to be taken seriously again, making him a Paul Heyman guy could work. He's got the looks and physique and could be a formidable opponent for Punk to fight if they plan to continue the Punk-Heyman feud. Punk vs Ohno would also be worth watching.
In one of his tweets, Paul Heyman was hinting that he was looking out for a female client. Heyman and Paige. Just think about that pairing. You get two birds in one stone. 1) Paige *finally* gets on the main roster. 2) The Divas division becomes interesting again.
I just checked and the US title match hasn't been confirmed yet. It definitely would be a great match but Ziggler deserves better than this. He went from fighting for the WHC to the US title in two months, it's like 2011 all over again. :/
Anyway, Night Of Champions is just two nights away!! :D
I'm thinking you're right on the Ricardo turn, makes too much sense. And it wouldn't shock me if Bryan won by DQ, but Orton retains, continuing their feud.
And I'd absolutely kill to see either Cesaro or McIntyre being the next Heyman Guy. Too bad both look stuck with their current partners for it to make sense. Maybe a guy like Wade Barrett or a returning Tyson Kidd could work, or a guy from NXT like Kassius Ohno or Sami Zayn.
And AJ's been fantastic over the last while, but I'm afraid the WWE cares about Total Divas more than the Divas division itself, so Natalya winning won't be a shock. If it means a feud between her and AJ though, I'm all for it.
And I hope that Ziggler/Ambrose is actually happening. Considering how many times Ziggler's lost lately it seems unlikely, but that would be a fantastic match to watch.
Those are some interesting prediction, I must say.
I also think Orton and Del Rio will retain their titles. Bryan getting a win here so soon won't make it look like much of an accomplishment. I think Ricardo will turn on RVD and make it up for costing Del Rio that match on Raw by helping him get a win here.
As for Punk's match, it's an elimination handicap match so Punk will need to pin both Axel and Heyman to get the win here. There have been a few rumours about a new Paul Heyman Guy/Girl debuting to aid Paul Heyman. If it's true, I do hope it's Cesaro or McIntyre.
AJ cut one of the best promos on Raw a few weeks ago and it sure would be disappointing to see her drop the title. I'm going with Nattie on this one too, she's the best diva on the roster at the moment and she hasn't held the title since 2010.
I also heard that Ziggler will be facing US champion Dean Ambrose. If that's really going to happen, then I think it's safe to say that those two will steal the show.
Haven't seen the whole card yet, but I imagine that both del Rio and Orton retain, Natalya wins the Divas title and CM Punk somehow beats Curtis Axel without getting at Paul Heyman. I've gotta be missing a few matches, though.