Since the WWE brand split, champion vs. champion matches have been a draw of Survivor Series. This year, injuries and last minute storyline twists unexpectedly changed some of these Raw vs. SmackDown clashes, but they’re still an anticipated part of the show.
This made me wonder, in the few moments when I wasn’t thinking about Becky Lynch, about the other possible champion vs. champion matches out there in the wide world of wrestling right now. If Survivor Series was somehow promotion vs. promotion rather than brand vs. brand, which champions would I most want to see face off? This article looks at the equivalent belt-holders to our current WWE champions in various other wrestling promotions, and fantasy books the best possible matchups in November 2018.
WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. IWGP United States Champion Cody
The contract for this match would come with a stipulation: If Nakamura loses, he goes back to New Japan. If Cody loses, he returns to WWE. Small print on the bottom of the contract would specify that these two wrestlers cannot be in the same promotion at the same time. So whatever the result of this match, it results in balance being returned to the wrestling world and the American Nightmare gets his last name back.