While this hasn’t been confirmed by anyone inside the company and if WWE really wanted to, they could figure out a swerve, it appears one match result is set.
The contest between Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston will result in Kofi retaining his title. Why? Because Ziggler is not scheduled for any WWE appearances after Super ShowDown taking place this Friday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com is reporting that ” there aren’t any current plans for” Ziggler, which means there’s really no way WWE will put the title around his waist. While talented and having offered some great promo work, there’s a reason Ziggler came out of nowhere to challenge Kingston. In essence, the former WWE Champion and often-underappreciated talent was a fill-in for Kevin Owens who let WWE know he was not interested in making the trip to Saudi Arabia.
Johnson goes so far as to say that Kingston will win after hitting Ziggler with the Trouble In Paradise finisher.
Does That Mean Kofi Leaves With the Title?
Kingston defeating Ziggler doesn’t guarantee he leaves Super ShowDown as the champion. There is some speculation that a swerve might happen where everyone expects Brock Lesnar to try and cash in on Seth Rollins, only to target Kingston. And, if there’s one Superstar who can take the heat from pinning the current WWE Champion, it’s Lesnar.
That said, Super ShowDown is not typically a place where major title changes occur. WWE has really never done one in Saudi Arabia and there’s a very good chance they don’t start now.
Instead, the most likely scenario is that Kingston and Rollins both leave Jeddah with their titles in hand and Lesnar continues to tease cashing in as the holder of the Money in the Bank briefcase.