Gold vs. Wagner is definitely something to continue to keep a close eye on. Wagner seemed to be getting the upper hand at first, drawing from her experience and consistency. Now things appear to be in Gold's favor. I said before (when Wagner was on top) that if Gold ever started gaining consistency, Wagner would be done as US #1 and that has panned out. It remains to be seen if Wagner can swing the pendulum back in her direction, but IMO it's VERY telling that at Worlds, Wagner with a knockout FS (and her SP wasn't even bad) still couldn't make up enough ground to catch up to a sub-par Gold. How times change, huh?
I also said that once Gold passed Wagner (it wasn't a matter of if, but when), Gold would not look back. I don't think Wagner will ever beat Gold again unless the latter has a complete meltdown (definitely possible ) or gets injured. Having said that, 2015 Nats will be interesting because Gold will be defending champ and could buckle under the pressure, which may open the door for Edmunds, or Nagasu, or one of the up-and-comers, or Wagner if she's healthy.