Who are the current champions in WWE and who do I think will beat them?
WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Current: Dean Ambrose
Next: AJ Styles
Explanation: Assuming this stays a SmackDown-only championship, the next in line pretty much has to be AJ Styles.
Current: The Miz
Next: Apollo Crews
Explanation: Nobody stands out as a better candidate to dethrone The Miz on the SmackDown roster than Apollo Crews. If The Miz were a heel, I'd be picking Baron Corbin for this spot, who I think will be the one to take the belt off Crews down the line, but first it has to go to a babyface, and Crews is right at that midcard level to receive such a push.
UNITED STATES CHAMPION
Explanation: Rusev may be holding onto this belt for quite some time, but right now if I were to venture a guess, I would say the three likely candidates to be next in line are Cesaro, Sami Zayn and Neville. Part of me is thinking Neville has the best chances since he's not on the same level as the other two right now (he's on the Neville Level) and while the other two can fight in main event matches, Neville has some time to go. A midcard title reign could suit him well.
TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS
Current: The New Day
Next: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
Explanation: The New Day can't keep the belts forever, and right now, there aren't any heels who will be better suited to handle that responsibility down the line than Anderson and Gallows.
Next: Sasha Banks
Explanation: Considering how good Sasha Banks has been and how over with the crowd she is, WWE would be foolish to go with anyone but her.
Current: Samoa Joe
Next: Shinsuke Nakamura
Explanation: If Apollo Crews hadn't have moved up to the main roster, I would have put him in this spot. Austin Aries turned heel and that killed his chances, but Nakamura is being treated as a bigger star than anybody else, so he usurped that spot on the prediction.
NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS
Current: The Revival
Explanation: I didn't think American Alpha would lose the belts back to The Revival, so I really don't know where the belts are going now. It could go to Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa or Nick Miller and Shane Thorne, but I'm leaning toward the latter for the moment.
NXT WOMEN'S CHAMPION
Next: Mandy Rose
Explanation: I have no idea whatsoever.