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Predicting all of WWE's next champions

ANALYST
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When will the
When will the "uncrowned" be crowned?

The build to Money in the Bank sets the stage for SummerSlam. Some things have already become clearer. Some haven't, but we can see a general direction that's likelier than not. At this rough midway point between WWE's big four shows, predicting the next set of champions is a fun exercise.

Who's being set up for a title run?

Note that I won't be discussing the United Kingdom Championship since the situation is in such limbo that it's essentially impossible to make a prediction.


Cruiserweight Champion: Buddy Murphy

Buddy Murphy Cruiserweight Champion
Buddy Murphy has made his intentions clear.

This one seems like one of the more obvious predictions. Buddy Murphy isn't as big of a secret as he makes himself out to be anymore, having already had one of the month's best matches with Mustafa Ali and consistently putting on excellent performances on 205 Live.

Murphy will have a shot at the purple strap before the month is out. Cedric Alexander hasn't done much in his reign so far. It wasn't that long ago that he won the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament to become 205 Live's leading man, but for how long can Murphy, who has already established himself as the purple brand's leading heel be held off?

I suspect it won't be terribly long. Alexander might be successful in his first defence, but Murphy looks pretty likely to capture the title before the summer is out.

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On/off wrestling fan since 1996. A budding copywriter with political experience, I write about persuasion, influence, and masculinity at my blog http://masculineepic.com/ . Uncoincidentally, all of these things are vital in professional wrestling.
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