WWE: Ever since WWE has introduced new titles for both the brands Raw and Smackdown respectively in the summer of 2016, the WWE Universal Championship has never felt as important as it currently does and even the same goes out with WWE RAW Championship.
As it turns out, Drew McIntyre recently dominated the red brand until he lost the WWE Raw Championship to Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell. On the other hand Roman Reigns is currently dominating the blue brand since his surprising return at SummerSlam, and turned heel to become the new WWE Universal Champion at WWE Payback.
However, at the time of writing, the blue strap now feels more important than the WWE Championship held by Drew McIntyre. With a freshly heel Roman Reigns standing as the current champ, the title once again feels worth paying attention to, which was needed after a fairly dismal feud between former holders Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman.
But what about the future? When we have some young highflying new talents in WWE who can surprise other superstars and can also become the major stars in the upcoming years. However, we’re looking years ahead with this article. Let us check out the 10 Superstars whom WWE is thinking of making champions by next year.
10) WWE 24/7 Championship Predictions
Current WWE 24/7 Champion: Drew Gulak
Next WWE 24/7 Champion: R-Truth
This belt is going to change hands a lot, so this will be hard to guess.
We are going with R-Truth winning it next from Drew Gulak. Since R-truth is already 43-times 24/7 champion and WWE would like to give him some break to continue fighting for this title and give chance to other superstars. Drew Gulak seems the perfect guy to hold this title after his current appearance on RAW and took out R-Truth.
9) WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Predictions
Current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax
Next WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax are the current WWE Women’s tag team Champions. They defeated Sasha Banks and Bayley to win the belt. Our guess is that this will have a short reign with the belts since they are a make-shift team. Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose seem to be perfect opponents for them since they have just traded to RAW and also the part of WWE Survivor Series and there are chances that after Survivor Series they may take on the champions at TLC.
8) WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Predictions
Current Smackdown Tag Team Champions: The Street Profits
Next Smackdown Tag Team Champions: Rey & Dominik Mysterio
The Street Profits are the new Smackdown Tag Team Champions. This comes after they swapped belts with The New Day after they were moved from RAW. We now expect The Street Profits to get a few more months with the belts.
We are going with Dominik and Rey Mysterio eventually winning the belts together. That would be a fun storyline and we think that they would be a great addition to Smackdown’s tag team division. The combo of father and son would lead a fun segment for WWE fans and specially for Dominik to hold his first title reign along with his dad.
7) WWE RAW Tag Team Championship Predictions
Current RAW Tag Team Champions: The New Day
Next RAW Tag Team Champions: The Hurt Business
The New Day are the new RAW Tag Team Champions. This came after they swapped the belts with The Street Profits after being moved from Smackdown. We are sure that The New Day will now get a few months as Champions.
We are going to predict that The New Day will eventually drop the belts to two members of The Hurt Business faction. The Hurt Business has been a big part of RAW as of late and it seems like only a matter of time before they win the tag belts and their current dominance on red brand also suggests that it won’t take them more long to beat down The New Day and claim their first WWE Tag-titles after they produced a massive show against RETRIBUTION which also indicates that nothing can stop them now from WWE Tag-tiles.
5) WWE Intercontinental Championship Predictions
Current WWE Intercontinental Champion: Sami Zayn
Next WWE Intercontinental Champion: Daniel Bryan
Sami Zayn is the current Intercontinental Champion. This comes after he defeated AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy to win the belt. Our guess is that Zayn is going to hold onto the belt for a while still.
We are going to predict that Daniel Bryan will win the Intercontinental Title next. Bryan would be a great Champion and we would love for him to bring back weekly open challenges. Daniel Bryan made his comeback last month on Smackdown after being on WWE hiatus for two months or more. There was not a better way for Daniel Bryan to make his comeback against Seth Rollins by punishing him in his own way.
However, Bryan has not been part of any WWE event in the last three months but he would be delighted if he gets a Championship opportunity to face Sami Zayn at TLC and becomes the new IC champion.
4) WWE RAW Women’s Championship Predictions
Current RAW Women’s Champion: Asuka
Next RAW Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
Asuka is the current RAW Women’s Champion and we see her getting a lengthy reign with the belt. Our prediction is that Charlotte Flair will win the belt next from Asuka. People are going to hate it but Charlotte is always a threat to win the title and we are going with the safe prediction. Since there are rumors that Charlotte Flair could make her comeback before Survivor Series, and following that she will challenge her arch rival Asuka for the WWE RAW Women’s Champion at TLC which she lost to her in June.
3) WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship Predictions
Current Smackdown Women’s Champion: Sasha Banks
Next Smackdown Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair
Sasha Banks is the new Smackdown Women’s Champion. This came after she defeated Bayley at the Hell in a Cell PPV. We think that she will hold onto the belt for several months.
We are going with Bianca Belair winning the belt next from Sasha. This won’t come for several months though. Belair is the first Women from Smackdown to qualify for the traditional Survivor Series 5W on 5W elimination match this year, and there is no doubt once Sasha Banks is done with Bayley, Belair would be the right contestant for the Smackdown Women’s title.
2) WWE Universal Championship Predictions
Current WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
Next WWE Universal Champion: Big E
Roman Reigns is the current Universal Champion. This came after he beat Braun Strowman and The Fiend at Payback. We expect Roman to go on a lengthy reign as Champion.
We will go with Big E beating Roman at some point down the road to win the belt. Big E seems like the perfect guy to eventually take the belt off Roman. So, surprise, Jey Uso won’t be the one to dethrone his cousin. Big E, on the other hand, should.
With New Day brethren Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods out on the injured shelf, the former NXT Champion has been given a bit of a singles push as of late, something fans of the jiving big man have been clamouring for for years. In fact, he was scheduled to be part of the match to decide Reigns’ challenger for Clash of Champions, but current rival Sheamus sent him crashing through a windshield to open up a spot for Jey Uso to capitalise on.
Big E could do wonders with the strap around his waist. We know he’s capable of being serious when the time calls for it, as Kofi’s rise to the top proved last year. A Royal Rumble victory for the multi-time tag team champion would open the door for a huge WrestleMania moment.
1) WWE Championship Predictions
Current WWE Champion: Randy Orton
Next WWE Champion: Keith Lee
Randy Orton is the new WWE Champion. This comes after he beat Drew McIntyre at the Hell in a Cell PPV. We are going to guess that Orton gets a few months with the belt.
We are going to predict that Keith Lee is the guy who eventually wins the belt from Orton. WWE seems to be building up Lee and we see him being pushed to the top over the next several months. Keith Lee has already impressed everyone with his dominant force on NXT, and currently he is part of RAW where he qualified for the traditional 5M on 5M Survivor Series elimination match. There is no doubt that he will be the next guy to challenge Randy ortion for the WWE Champion as the current storyline suggests.