WWE's Current Champions & Future Champions Predictions | Smark Out Moment
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Who are the current champions in WWE?
Who do I think will beat them for the title?


current WWE world heavyweight champion title holder

WWE CHAMPIONSHIP

Current WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston
Prediction for Next Champion: Brock Lesnar

Explanation: Lesnar will win the title on the October 4th debut of SmackDown on Fox. Guaranteed. Then, I assume he just keeps the title until WrestleMania 36, when he loses it to either Roman Reigns or maybe Kevin Owens.

current WWE Universal champion title holder

WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Current Universal Champion: Seth Rollins
Prediction for Next Champion: Bray Wyatt maybe

Explanation: The easy pick is Bray Wyatt...but I'm not entirely feeling like that's a guarantee, especially with Lesnar as WWE champion for Survivor Series. But good lord is that frustrating that they could do Lesnar vs. Rollins AGAIN on that event.

current WWE Raw Women's champion title holder

RAW WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Current Raw Women's Champion: Becky Lynch
Prediction for Next Champion: Sasha Banks or Shayna Baszler

Explanation: Either Sasha Banks wins at Hell in a Cell or Shayna Baszler wins the title after coming up to the main roster, possibly around WrestleMania. I can't see anything else happening and I'm leaning more toward Banks.

current WWE SmackDown Women's champion title holder

SMACKDOWN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Current SmackDown Women's Champion: Bayley
Prediction for Next Champion: Becky Lynch

Explanation: This all depends on the draft. If The Man goes over to the blue brand, she wins the title. If not, Flair wins it somewhere down the line (TLC?)

current WWE Intercontinental champion title holder

INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Current Intercontinental Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Prediction for Next Champion: The Miz

Explanation: I still think The Miz is winning the title on the Fox debut of SmackDown, or at Hell in a Cell at the latest.

current WWE United States champion title holder

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP

Current United States Champion: AJ Styles
Prediction for Next Champion: Cedric Alexander or Braun Strowman

Explanation: This is a convoluted pretzel of a title reign switch back and forth all over the place. Maybe Strowman wins? Maybe it just goes to someone like Cedric Alexander down the line? Or The Miz? Or Rey Mysterio? What about the draft? I have no idea.

current WWE Raw Tag Team champion title holder

RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS

Current Raw Tag Team Champions: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode
Prediction for Next Champions: The Viking Raiders

Explanation: It may happen sooner than later. I wouldn't be shocked if they were the champions before Survivor Series.

current WWE SmackDown Tag Team champions title holder

SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS

Current SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Revival
Prediction for Next Champions: I don't think WWE knows.

Explanation: I'm imagining that WWE doesn't have any clue what to do with these belts and the draft will have something to do with who the next champions are more so than any actual plans. It wouldn't shock me if The Usos won the titles even after all the bad will.

current WWE Women's Tag Team champion title holder

WWE WOMEN'S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS

Current Women's Tag Team Champions: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Prediction for Next Champions: The Kabuki Warriors

Explanation: Hell of a run for The IIconics, right? They won the belts after WWE neglected Sasha Banks and Bayley. Then, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay got to do jack shit with the titles, and couldn't even drop them to The Kabuki Warriors like their one and only story indicated. I guarantee WWE put the belts on Bliss and Cross entirely because they just kept focusing on them on television, rather than that they have any true ideas in mind for how to run this championship in the next bunch of months, so I don't in the slightest bit expect them to have any plan for the next champions until probably some random whim a few months from now (prediction as of August 5th). The Wild Card rule and lack of attention to this belt means it could be any pairing, including Kabuki Warriors.

current WWE Cruiserweight champion title holder

CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

Current Cruiserweight Champion: Drew Gulak
Prediction for Next Champion: Someone from NXT

Explanation: We have no idea if 205 Live is even going to exist soon. It could be merged with NXT or SmackDown. The rosters will undergo a new draft. There's no way of knowing who is even a possible option for this belt in the next month, let alone narrow them down to one option. We could get Kushida winning the belt on NXT or we could get Ali winning the belt on SmackDown or literally a hundred variations. However, I'll take a shot in the dark and say I no longer think Chad Gable is the next in line (but I'd want him to be) and someone who is on NXT will be the next champion. Isaiah Scott, Kushida, Jordan Myles, Tyler Breeze, etc. I have no idea.

current WWE 24/7 champion title holder

24/7 CHAMPIONSHIP

Current 24/7 Champion: R-Truth
Prediction for Next Champion: n/a

Explanation: By its sheer nature, WWE will literally do completely random things with this title at completely random moments and none of it will mean absolutely anything. That means there's ZERO point in trying to predict who the next champion will be.

current WWE NXT champion title holder

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP

Current NXT Champion: Adam Cole
Prediction for Next Champions: Matt Riddle

Explanation: There's always a chance Johnny Gargano wins this, or even Tommaso Ciampa (if he gets cleared to compete in time), but I think I'll be going with Matt Riddle as my next pick, as they have to give him some sort of belt somewhere down the line, right?

current WWE NXT Women's champion title holder

NXT WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Current NXT Women's Champion: Shayna Baszler
Prediction for Next Champion: Candice LeRae

Explanation: Belair lost twice. Shirai had her shot and came up short, too. Meanwhile, LeRae is getting a push again, so maybe she's the next in line for something like WarGames?

current WWE NXT Tag Team champion title holder

NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS

Current NXT Tag Team Champions: The Undisputed ERA
Prediction for Next Champions: Breezango or #DIY

Explanation: At the time of the title change to The Undisputed ERA, I don't feel confident about any babyface team taking the belts next. The only real team is Breezango, as Lorcan/Burch are pretty split between 205 Live and sometimes NXT UK. But maybe they tag up two random people like Jordan Myles and Joaquin Wilde (Wyldes..) or put Gargano and Ciampa back together as DIY.

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NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Current North American Champion: Roderick Strong
Prediction for Next Champion: Keith Lee or Pete Dunne

Explanation: Shot in the dark. It could be Bronson Reed, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Joaquin Wilde (probably not), Jordan Myles, Keith Lee, Kushida, Matt Riddle, Pete Dunne or even go back to Velveteen Dream. It's not going to Gargano or Ciampa. I think Riddle and Dream are main event players and won't fight for the midcard belt. Reed, Scott and Wilde aren't as high up as Myles, so I'd give him the advantage. Kushida strikes me as a potential cruiserweight champion first. Basically, I'm debating between Keith Lee and Pete Dunne, and while Dunne seems like an easier pick based on his track record, I think he might also fit into the "guy who can fight Adam Cole" territory and Lee is still not on that level, so he'd be a better fit for the midcard title.

current WWE United Kingdom champion title holder

UNITED KINGDOM CHAMPIONSHIP

Current United Kingdom Champion: WALTER
Prediction for Next Champion: Ilja Dragunov

Explanation: I have no idea.

current WWE United Kingdom women's champion title holder

NXT UNITED KINGDOM WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Current United Kingdom Women's Champion: Kay Lee Ray
Prediction for Next Champion: Tegan Nox

Explanation: If Tegan Nox isn't the next champion, I assume either Toni Storm wins it back, Piper Niven wins the belt or they boost Xia Brookside, but I'll go with Nox.

current WWE NXT UK tag team champion title holder

NXT UNITED KINGDOM TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS

Current United Kingdom Tag Team Champions: Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews
Prediction for Next Champions: Imperium or Gallus

Explanation: If they don't drop the belts to Gallus or Imperium (if WWE wants to make Imperium a mega powerful stable), then MAYBE The Hunt has a chance, but I'm leaning more toward the two heel stables.
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