Speculation has been heating up over the prospect of Sheamus cashing in his Money in the Bank contract for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Sheamus has held the Money in the Bank contract since winning it back at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view in June and has teased several times about cashing it in.
Rumours are now starting to gather pace, stating The Celtic Warrior could cash in at Night of Champions, or at the Monday Night Raw show the day after the pay-per-view.
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Bryan Alvarez speculated on today's instalment of Wrestling Observer Live, according to NoDQ, that Sheamus may be nearing the cashing in of his Money in the Bank briefcase soon. Possibly as early as Sunday's Night of Champions event.
Alvarez pointed out the history that shows a majority of Superstars who hold the briefcase go on a big losing streak before they cash in.The Celtic Warrior is currently on a five-match losing streak if you count the SmackDown tapings that are yet to be aired (sorry for the spoiler).
Alvarez offered a scenario where Sheamus would cash in on one of two conditions. Either after Sting wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions, or waiting until the following night on Raw. However, this is only if Sting wins the title against the current champion Seth Rollins.
Sheamus could still cash in if Rollins stays as champion. The likelihood is someone is going to interfere and help Rollins win the championship, as he hasn't managed to win a title contest without some outside interference. The Celtic Warrior is currently being portrayed as a heel competitor, and having two heels face-off isn't usually good viewing.
The better outcome if Sheamus was to cash in would be what Alvarez has suggested. If this does happen, it could set up an excellent main event for next month's pay-per-view of Hell in a Cell. A possible triple-threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship between Sheamus, Sting, and Seth Rollins.