Predicting the next champion for every title in WWE

Brock Lesnar (left); Alexa Bliss (right)
Brock Lesnar (left); Alexa Bliss (right)
Vatsal Rathod

Earlier this month, WWE WrestleMania 37 saw several championships change hands across the two nights. In fact, only three champions managed to successfully defend their titles.

As we head into the post-WrestleMania season, fans are looking forward to seeing how WWE books the title reigns of all their champions. Another major question in everyone's mind is which superstars will dethrone the current champions?

In this article, we will predict the next champions for all the titles in WWE. Comment down and let us know your thoughts and predictions for the same.

Note: This article is only looking at the championships on Monday Night RAW and Friday Night SmackDown, except the 24/7 Championship.

#9 WWE RAW Tag Team Champions - The Viking Raiders

WrestleMania 37 saw the team of AJ Styles and Omos defeat The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) to become the new RAW Tag Team Champions. However, the two have been missing from the post-WrestleMania episodes of Monday Night RAW.

On the other hand, The Viking Raiders have returned to RAW after WrestleMania 37 and have already picked up a couple of dominating victories. It won't be long before these two set their eyes on the RAW Tag Team Championships. It is to be seen how long WWE keeps the titles on AJ Styles and Omos and The Viking Raiders could likely be the ones to defeat them.

#8 WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions - Rey and Dominik Mysterio

The only main roster champions that did not defend their titles at WrestleMania 37 are the SmackDown Tag Team Champions - Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. The two defended their titles successfully on the SmackDown before WrestleMania in a multi-team match against The Street Profits, The Alpha Academy, and The Mysterios (Rey and Dominik).

On the SmackDown after The Show of Shows, the SmackDown Tag Team Champions again successfully defended their titles against The Street Profits. On the same show, Rey Mysterio defeated Otis. WWE has hyped up the fact on multiple occasions that Rey and Dominik Mysterio could become the first father-son duo to win the WWE tag team titles. The two could likely be the ones to dethrone the current SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

#7 WWE Women's Tag Team Champions - Natalya and Tamina

WWE hasn't done a great job with their women's tag team division on RAW and SmackDown. The current champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler have defeated almost every team on both brands. However, the two haven't been booked as dominant champions, losing non-title and individual matches on multiple occasions recently.

WrestleMania 37 saw Natalya and Tamina win the women's Tag Team Turmoil match and challenge Jax and Baszler. Unfortunately, the two were unable to defeat the champions. However, on the SmackDown after WrestleMania 37, Natalya pinned Shayna Baszler in their one-on-one match. This could lead to yet another rematch with Natalya and Tamina challenging the champions. When that happens, we could see them becoming the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions.

#6 Intercontinental Champion - Cesaro

For years now, fans have wanted to see Cesaro win a world title in WWE. With the kind of push he has received recently on SmackDown, many are speculating him to be the one to dethrone Roman Reigns as the Universal Champion. However, that seems highly unlikely with the kind of momentum Reigns has.

Instead, Cesaro could go after the Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews, defeat him, and have a proper run with the IC title. He can then possibly move on to a major world title feud, hopefully leading to a WWE Championship or Universal Championship victory. The Intercontinental Championship has always been the title of a workhorse, and Cesaro is arguably one of the biggest workhorses on the current WWE roster.

#5 WWE United States Champion - Keith Lee

WWE RAW Superstar Sheamus won the United States Championship earlier this month at WrestleMania 37 by defeating Riddle. This week on RAW, Sheamus announced that he will issue an open challenge every week for the US title. This could lead to some interesting segments going forward.

A great way to bring back Keith Lee would be to have him answer Sheamus' open challenge and go on to defeat him and become the new United States Champion. Lee impressed everyone with his reign as the NXT Champion and if booked correctly, he could become a star on the main roster as well.

#4 RAW Women's Champion - Alexa Bliss

The RAW Women's Championship is currently held by Rhea Ripley, who defeated Asuka at WrestleMania 37 to win the title. Currently, WWE is likely hinting towards a feud between Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair on RAW. However, it would be best to let Ripley come out on top and not drop the title to The Queen.

This week on RAW, Alexa Bliss delivered yet another bizarre promo in her "playground" with her new friend Lily. During the promo, she mentioned that Lily makes her do all the bad stuff and she doesn't like anyone on the current roster. This could've been a hint towards Bliss targeting the women's division and she could soon be ruling it. It is possible that WWE books her to be the one to dethrone Rhea Ripley as the new RAW Women's Champion after a few months - or even at WWE SummerSlam 2021.

#3 SmackDown Women's Champion - Io Shirai

The SmackDown Women's Championship changed hands in the main event of Night One of WWE WrestleMania 37 as Bianca Belair defeated Sasha Banks to become the new champion. WWE will likely keep the title on her for quite some time now, at least until SummerSlam 2021. Currently, Bayley has teased coming after Belair's title but it would likely be a feud to solidify the champion's reign.

One NXT Superstar who could soon be on her way to the main roster is Io Shirai. We already saw Rhea Ripley move up to RAW. In the coming months, Io Shirai could be joining the roster of SmackDown and if she does, a feud against Bianca Belair would be great. She might just be the one to dethrone The EST of WWE and become the new SmackDown Women's Champion.

#2 WWE Champion - Brock Lesnar

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley was one of only three champions to retain their title at WrestleMania 37. Many expected Drew McIntyre to dethrone Lashley at WrestleMania 37 but that didn't happen. The way WWE has booked Bobby Lashley in the last few months has been impressive. It is highly possible that The All Mighty will remain the WWE Champion for a few months.

A possible direction that WWE could take is to bring back Brock Lesnar, possibly ahead of SummerSlam 2021, and finally set up the dream match between him and Lashley. If that happens, The Beast Incarnate could be the one to dethrone Bobby Lashley to become the new WWE Champion.

#1 WWE Universal Champion - Big E

The return of Roman Reigns at WWE SummerSlam 2020 was arguably one of the biggest moments of last year. Just one week after that, at WWE Payback 2020, Reigns won the Universal Championship and has held on to the title from then until now.

Many expected him to drop the title to either Edge or Daniel Bryan in the main event of WrestleMania 37, but that didn't happen and The Tribal Chief retained his title. It is to be seen when and who does WWE chose to dethrone Reigns as the new Universal Champion. Paul Heyman has even gone on to claim that Roman Reigns will be heading into WrestleMania 38 still as the Universal Champion.

It is extremely tough to predict the WWE Superstar who could be the one to finally defeat Reigns. One possible candidate is former Intercontinental Champion Big E, who is long overdue a world title run. WWE has been giving hints of pushing him as a singles star. If they continue doing that, Big E could become the next Universal Champion.

This feud could also involve the other New Day members, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. If Jimmy Uso returns and joins hands with Roman Reigns, it would be a treat to watch a heel Bloodline go up against a face New Day, ultimately leading to a match between Big E and Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship.

Edited by Kaushik Das
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