It takes a rare superstar to hold the Money in the Bank briefcase and make it mean something, engaging the fans and building up the excitement for when the eventual cash-in does occur.
We’ve seen some poor Money in the Bank winners over the years or ones where the WWE decided not to make it a successful cash-in. John Cena and Damien Sandow are the two stars that have failed to cash-in successfully while the likes of Jack Swagger and Sheamus will be looked at as two of the poorest winners to have emerged from the stipulation.
On the flip side, we have been lucky to witness some fantastic winners who have made the briefcase seem more important than the championship at times. CM Punk and Edge did excellent jobs of that; while the recent success by Seth Rollins culminated in the heist of the century at WrestleMania 31 where he was crowned the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
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There’s not long left until the exciting event airs on the WWE Network once more, and fans will be throwing around plenty of names who stand a good chance of unhooking the gold briefcase and almost guarantee themselves a WWE World Heavyweight Championship reign.
Names such as Bray Wyatt, Kevin Owens and even Neville will be discussed, but it’s Seth Rollins who needs to leave Nevada as a two-time Money in the Bank winner.
You could argue that Rollins deserves a high-profile feud upon his return, and it could also depend on whether he’s a face or a heel when his music hits again, but he’s somebody who could be a successful winner regardless of his alignment.
Usually, it’s the heels that make better winners or stars who end up turning heel, as we saw with Randy Orton when he cashed in on Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam, so with Rollins, it won’t matter.
The WWE need somebody who will guarantee an impressive run as the holder of the briefcase as they’ll want to avoid another situation as we saw with Sheamus where he had a bland run as Mr. Money in the Bank. The only reason he received any reaction when he cashed-in was because he dethroned Roman Reigns.
With Rollins it’s guaranteed entertainment, now it’s even more interesting because he’s going to be cheered by the fans, regardless of who he is feuding with or who he ends up cashing in on.
Although the most ideal situation would be if Reigns is still the champion by that point and if he’s a heel. It would change the whole dynamic of the WWE and it would be a good switch from what we saw last time out when Reigns was battling Brock Lesnar in the WrestleMania 31 event.
Rollins is the consistent performer that we need as Mr. Money in the Bank. This is the same reason why guys like Bryan, Punk and Edge were successful with the briefcase because they never fell off the map like most guys do.
CONSISTENCY IS KEY
They remained in the limelight – as did Rollins – and he’s one of the few who can do the same again, by staying relevant and putting on the most memorable matches every single night.
You can’t look past him when it comes to delivering with the high spots; he’s always putting his body on the line and it’s no wonder why he’s so missed by the WWE right now, and why he is one of the best wrestlers on the planet.
Rollins probably needs this win to help him ease back into the main event picture right away. There’s a slight chance that his return means he may not instantly pick up where he left off, so the Money in the Bank is a great way for him to not only make an impact again but prepare himself for another ride at the top.
He connects with the audience, even as a heel. Some stars don't connect with the fans and that’s why we lose interest in them and we don’t care how or who they cash-in against, this isn’t the case with Rollins.
Fans are engaged in what he has to say, as well as his matches because he’s a unique superstar. The worst thing the WWE can do is give the honour to somebody who is past it; we need to look towards the future which is why guys like Owens should also be considered.
If they want to be guaranteed success, then Rollins simply has to unhook the briefcase for the second time.
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