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5 Potential WWE Champions in 2018

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Who can dethrone current WWE Champion AJ Styles?
Who can dethrone current WWE Champion AJ Styles?

The WWE Championship is considered the biggest prize in the wrestling industry. It has been held by the biggest and best names such as; Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, The Rock and Daniel Bryan. However, as wrestling has evolved so too has the potential to become WWE Champion. 

Wrestlemania 34 is taking shape and fans begin to dream about the remainder of 2018. Who will be WWE Champion? Who will debut? What will happen? All these questions are fresh in fans minds so it falls to WWE to provide excellent entertainment. 

So with AJ Styles set to defend his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestlemania 34, what does the future hold for this illustrious championship?

Here are 5 possible WWE Champions in 2018.

#5 Rusev

Could 2018 be 'Rusev Year'?

Rusev debuted in NXT in 2013 and remained there for one year. However, in 2014 he would debut on the main roster eventually becoming WWE United States Champion. At Wrestlemania 31 Rusev would lose his championship to John Cena in a stellar match-up. Subsequently between 2015 and 2016 Rusev would flounder as part of the stable; League of Nations. 

At Extreme Rules 2016 Rusev would seem to return to prominence becoming a two-time United States champion. His reign would continue until being defeated by Roman Reigns at Clash of Champions 2016.

His reign lasted 126 days. In recent months Rusev has paired with Aiden English and their "Rusev Day" gimmick has become immensely popular with fans.

Conclusively Rusev's popularity has afforded the opportunity to participate against Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown and WWE Fastlane. Reviewing his performance, it is evident Rusev is ready for the main event scene. So who could Rusev defeat to become WWE Champion? 

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Brad Phillips
My name is Brad Phillips, and I am an avid professional wrestling fan. For me, it all started with WWE SummerSlam 1992. Way back when I was merely a toddler, my parents let me watch this epic event. Ever since then, I was hooked. Although WWE has always been my favourite promotion. There are so many lucrative options. Moreover, in 2019 ALL ELITE WRESTLING launches. How awesome? Anyway that is the life of Brad Phillips the writer.
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