Who are the current champions in WWE and who do I think will beat them?
WWE WORLD CHAMPION
Current: Bray Wyatt
Next: Randy Orton
Explanation: I've been saying since the Royal Rumble that I had no interest in seeing Wyatt win the title, nor Orton to beat him for it. That has not changed.
WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION
Current: Kevin Owens
Explanation: Uuuugggghhhh I don't want to see this happen at all...seems like a running theme with this year's WrestleMania. Goldberg will beat Owens at Fastlane, then drop the title to Lesnar at WrestleMania, and then we won't see the championship defended until probably SummerSlam and it will probably be Roman Reigns who beats him or something dumb like that. WWE programming is going to suck.
Current: Dean Ambrose
Next: Baron Corbin
Explanation: Called it a hunch a few months back and now, after the Elimination Chamber, this seems to definitely be the direction they're going.
UNITED STATES CHAMPION
Current: Chris Jericho
Next: Kevin Owens
Explanation: If WWE cops out and has Goldberg go into WrestleMania as the Universal champion, then Jericho and Owens will fight at Mania for the United States title and I think Owens will win it. Alternatively, if Owens is able to retain the Universal Championship, I think Zayn will be booked to win the United States title from Jericho at Fastlane or before that.
Next: Cedric Alexander or Jack Gallagher
Explanation: Those are the top two babyfaces and it's just a matter of which one WWE wants to have beat Neville. It could really be either of them. They're about 50/50 tied from what I can tell, although if I had to bet, I'd probably say Gallagher has a slight advantage to become the next champion.
RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS
Current: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
Next: Big Cass and Enzo Amore
Explanation: It's not out of the realm of possibility that The New Day win those belts back, but as far as other babyface teams who are in contention, Enzo and Cass make the most sense to me.
SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS
Current: American Alpha
Next: The Revival
Explanation: There's no great heel tag team on SmackDown to dethrone American Alpha and I can see The Revival coming up after WrestleMania to fill in that spot.
RAW WOMEN'S CHAMPION
Next: Sasha Banks
Explanation: SO sick and tired of Charlotte as champion, so I'm really hoping they don't just have her win it back at Fastlane or WrestleMania. I'd rather see a heel Sasha Banks win it from Bayley down the line.
SMACKDOWN WOMEN'S CHAMPION
Next: Mickie James or Tamina
Explanation: I didn't think Naomi would win it from Alexa Bliss, so now that that has happened, I'm not sure which one of the two women above will be the one to dethrone Naomi. I'm leaning towards Tamina, but she could show up on Raw instead and then, Mickie James defaults as the top choice.
Current: Bobby Roode
Next: Roderick Strong
Explanation: Strong isn't going to be moved up to the main roster for a while and most people are heels, so I think he's the next to be groomed for this position, but it won't happen until Houston.
NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS
Current: The Authors of Pain
Next: No idea
Explanation: With Shane Thorne injured, TM-61 is out of the running at least for a while. SAnitY are heels, as are The Revival. I have literally no idea who could end up dethroning The Authors of Pain, but I think I'm not the only one in that regard. I have a feeling WWE's creative team themselves don't have a plan yet.
NXT WOMEN'S CHAMPION
Next: Ember Moon
Explanation: Makes sense, right?
UNITED KINGDOM CHAMPION
Current: Tyler Bate
Next: Pete Dunne
Explanation: After the performance he put on and the way they prioritized him, you've got to assume Pete Dunne is next in line, although that seems like the easy answer and they may go a different route.