5 Superstars who should win their first title in WWE in 2018
Depending who you talk to, title reigns in WWE either mean everything for a Superstar or they mean nothing.
The likes of Ric Flair and John Cena thrived on championship victories and their statistics will be lauded for years to come, while other famous performers from down the years were able to taste success in the business without holding a single title.
In modern-day WWE, we’ve seen Enzo Amore, Baron Corbin, Akira Tozawa, Bray Wyatt, Jinder Mahal and Naomi win their first titles in 2017 – but which up-and-coming Superstars will rise to the top of their division to claim gold in 2018?
In this article, we look at five people who have never been a champion in WWE (or NXT, so we’re discounting Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe) and predict who will have been a first-time champion by this time next year.
#1 Nia Jax
For somebody who has been booked to seem like an unstoppable force in every women’s division she’s been in, it’s remarkable that Nia Jax hasn’t held a championship during her time in NXT or WWE.
It’s less surprising that she didn’t win the NXT Women’s title – she was still new and Bayley and Asuka were the stars at the time – but it seems like a missed opportunity that Nia hasn’t held the Raw Women’s title since she joined the main roster in July 2016.
In that time, the championship has changed hands 10 times and been held by four different women, yet the one person who is continually protected in the division hasn’t had a run with the title.
With Asuka now on Raw, it surely won’t be long before “The Empress of Tomorrow” becomes the brand’s Women’s champion. If that does happen, Nia may have to switch to SmackDown Live in 2018 if she’s to hold her first title in WWE.