This past Monday on Raw the inevitable happened when The Authority were left with no choice but to take the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Daniel Bryan.
The recovery hasn’t quite gone to plan and has exposed some of the lack in depth the WWE have right now, as Bryan’s recovery has left a big question mark over the highly anticipated Money in the Bank ladder match.
The usual trend was thought to be broken once Stephanie McMahon announced that the Money in the Bank ladder match will be for the championship titles rather than a briefcase. However a second ladder match is now on the cards; which will feature the Money in the Bank briefcase.
The first ladder match will be for the gold and already features The Viper; Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus and Cesaro. Which means only three spots are available and right now it looks as if Bray Wyatt and John Cena won’t enter a new feud, instead they will both enter the championship ladder match.
With only one spot remaining in that match, I believe it is quite obvious as to who will; take that final spot in the match. The match between Kane and Daniel Bryan is obviously not going ahead so Kane is my pick for the final spot in the ladder match. I wouldn’t rule out Kane winning the gold for the time being either, whoever it is will either lose it back to Daniel Bryan or more likely, the briefcase holder.
Even though the gold is on the line in a big ladder match, the actual Money in the Bank ladder match is the one fans are usually most excited for, as it helps elevate a talent towards main event status or almost guarantees them a championship. Assuming the WWE decide to announce and hold a second ladder match and just like the first; seven spots are available, here are the superstars I would pick for the match.
I don’t think the match will focus solely on younger, up and coming talents; but some experience will be thrown into the mix as well. Therefore the losers in the first qualifying matches should enter this match, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam and Bad News Barrett should definitely take the first three spots available. They either have the experience in a ladder match stipulation or are generally solid performers in the ring.
With the recent Seth Rollins heel turn a match was rumoured to occur at the event against Dean Ambrose but I doubt they will leave Roman Reigns off the card complete, therefore to continue their feud without having Rollins or Ambrose and Reigns start on the back foot; Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns should be in the match but not capturing the briefcase.
The final spot is a little trickier as there are still a lot of superstars available that can offer a lot to this match, guys like Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston and even Cody Rhodes have a lot to offer, but I doubt the WWE will go with either of them.
With only one spot remaining, my pick comes down to one of three superstars. Adrian Neville from NXT and current NXT Champion has a lot to offer here, a perfect style for a ladder match and even though he won’t win – he will get the taste of pay-per-view spotlight and the fans will go home remembering his name.
Big E. is someone who could benefit from this match, ever since losing the Intercontinental Championship he hasn’t been going anywhere and a chance at the briefcase – as well as a good showing in the match – could rejuvenate his career.
The final pick and the one I’d like to see in this match is Rusev, I believe Rusev will be huge in the company if he is booked right and a briefcase will bring him nuclear heat in the WWE, along with the gold star and the Putin references; Rusev is on the way up and holding the briefcase for ten months or so would take him to the top where he potentially can be.
WWE fans – what do you think? Who would you want to see in a second Money in the Bank ladder match? Have your say in the comments below and come discuss all things WWE with me on Twitter @RazK28.
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