WWE is currently advertising five matches for Stomping Grounds on June 23 in Tacoma, Washington. None of these five matches look like they belong in the main event spot.
Here are the advertised matches, along with an explanation for why the match feels like an unlikely choice for the main event spotlight:
Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin for the Universal Championship
In general, no Baron Corbin singles match should ever main event a pay-per-view (PPV). More specifically, we just saw this exact match at Super ShowDown and it was one of the most boring Rollins’ singles matches in quite some time. There must be a better choice than this.
Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans for the Raw women’s championship
WWE’s inability to build any top stars in the women’s division outside of Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair has created a situation where Becky has nobody at her level on Raw to headline a PPV with. Lacey Evans is green in the ring and and can’t be expected to deliver a main event quality match. If only Asuka was a member of the Raw roster and WWE actually followed up on her submission victory over Lynch at Royal Rumble 2019...
Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship
The main issue here is that Dolph Ziggler has been beaten so frequently over the last decade that it’s hard to take him seriously in the main event spot of a PPV. Kofi Kingston has never headlined a WWE PPV in a one-on-one match, and ideally he would have a more credible opponent than Dolph when he finally gets that spot.
Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss for the SmackDown women’s championship
The women’s division always has an uphill battle when it comes to main eventing PPVs, and the probability goes down even further when the match doesn’t include Charlotte Flair or Becky Lynch. It’s also hard to forget how bad the Kendo Stick on a Pole match was between Bliss and Bayley at Extreme Rules 2017.
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
Reigns can main event any PPV he wrestles on, but Drew McIntyre has yet to be given that kind of spot. Furthermore, McIntyre is clearly playing second fiddle to the real top heel of this story, Shane McMahon. Roman and Drew fought at WrestleMania 35 in a forgettable match that didn’t go very long. Without any gimmicks or titles on the line here, it feels like an underwhelming choice for the main event of Stomping Grounds.
From where I’m sitting it looks like Kingston versus Ziggler is the match that will probably headline Stomping Grounds. There’s a top title on the line, there is a steel cage gimmick, Kofi is arguably the most beloved babyface in WWE, and Dolph Ziggler did main event a PPV in 2018. But really, none of these matches feel like they belong in the main event spot.
Let me know what you think, Cagesiders. What do you think should be the final match of the night at Stomping Grounds?