WWE heavyweight champion Dean Ambrose continues to reign though his storylines have been far from impressive. After Dolph Ziggler, he now finds himself defending his belt against AJ Styles, a matchup happening at WWE Backlash this coming weekend.
Unless something dramatic happens, Ambrose should retain his title. Seeing Styles win the title would be a bit odd, especially one-on-one. If this feud goes beyond Backlash, chances are the attention will be more on the storyline rather than the title changing hands.
Summing it all up, the WWE has not really created a stir on Ambrose getting worthy opponents. There is a possibility that much of that is because most of the other stars are pre-occupied or probably giving the mid-card stars a chance to rise.
SmackDown is trying to ramp up the hype but a lot of that is being done by the other stars. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton are creating more noise with their storyline as well as the Six Pack challenge to determine the first-ever WWE SmackDown Women’s champion.
What if the WWE suddenly tries to insert a new angle like maybe a rising NXT star in Shinsuke Nakamura? Actually, the Japanese wrestler is no stranger to stardom. While he may be held up in the developmental ranks, he could be a good add to the SmackDown roster.
Seeing him and Ambrose go at it could be something, a fast-paced and brutal match that both have been known for. It could happen though it may take some time.
Nakamura is fresh talent for NXT meaning the WWE may want to maximize his use first before looking ahead. If ever that time comes, there is no telling if Ambrose will still be the champion.
Either way, a Nakamura vs. Ambrose clash doesn’t need to have a title on the line. It could be an interesting brawl with two stars known for employing brutality on their end.