2. Samoa Joe defeats AJ Styles clean
The rivalry between Samoa Joe and AJ Styles has been one of the most authentic and real rivalries we've seen in recent memory. The bitterness and ill will these two share is palpable. This might will be the rivalry of the year.
However, even though many expect Joe to win the title at HIAC, I would consider it as a massive surprise if Joe walks out as the new WWE champion, here's why: Styles has defied all predictions and odds to retain his title time and time again. Many expected Shinsuke Nakamura to win the title, but Styles prevailed on every single occasion. The same could be said about his encounter with Joe at SummerSlam, but we all know how that ended.
Joe does have a decent chance of winning his first major championship in WWE, but don't get your hopes that high up!