Last Sunday at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Sheamus outlasted six other men to unhook the briefcase but that decision wasn’t welcomed by all of the fans.
This win means Sheamus can cash in his contract whenever he wants inside one year and it’s almost a guarantee he will go on to become champion.
His win came under scrutiny by fans who felt others deserved it more, and they were also unhappy with the decision to have Bray Wyatt interfere and cost Roman Reigns the chance to become Mr. Money in the Bank.
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But according to reports from The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Sheamus has been the number one choice for quite some time now and the plans surrounding this have never changed which means this year, Reigns was never in the running despite coming close.
It’s being reported that Sheamus becoming Mr. Money in the Bank was the WWE’s plan last year, where it was finalised before the departure of CM Punk after the Royal Rumble so the WWE have managed to stick to their original plan despite constantly changing other plans.
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The reports say that the original plan was for Sheamus to turn heel, where he would go on to face Daniel Bryan in a singles match at WrestleMania XXX before going on to capture the briefcase last year which was eventually won by Seth Rollins.
The WWE decided to stick with the popular decision, and had Daniel Bryan take on and defeat both Randy Orton and Batista in the main event where he became the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
But as we know, it just wasn’t meant to be for Bryan as he had to vacate his titles due to injury and this is why the WWE had John Cena capture the titles at the Money in the Bank event last year, so they had a solid face who would drop the titles to Brock Lesnar, which he did at SummerSlam.
Sheamus was also in the same match where Cena won, and the WWE didn’t want to make another change and have him compete for the briefcase so this year they finally pulled the trigger.
Judging by the amount of effort the WWE have put into Sheamus becoming Mr. Money in the Bank, he’s very likely to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
However, he’ll have to wait until a strong face manages to dethrone Seth Rollins and whether that just happens to be Brock Lesnar at Battleground remains to be seen.