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Money in the Bank 2014 Predictions.
1. John Cena
We're going to do this again?
We've seen the WWE's ultimate babyface with the most prestigious bling in the company in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, and in 2013.
Keep in mind, that's how many times he's held the WWE championship. Not the IC title, not the USA title, hell, not even the World Heavyweight Championship.
The WWE Championship. The biggest prize in sports entertainment.
The only reason he hasn't had it every year since 2007 is because we were blessed with CM Punk's 434 day title reign.
We know that John Cena is the face of the company, and that he'll always get a push as long as he gets a big pop, but I'm so sick of seeing somebody who can't even fake wrestle out there getting the spotlight.
However... He's safe.
And ultimately, the WWE wants to give the titles back to Daniel Bryan, so whoever rips the titles from the top of the ladder... better not get used to being champ.
Cena is reliable, he knows how to be Champion, and it won't hurt him when Bryan comes back and steals the belts.
It's boring, but maybe we should get used to the idea of John Cena being the third person to hold the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
2. Randy Orton
It's really sad. As boring as Cena is, the idea of Randy Orton holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship again is even worse.
The WWE universe had to endure a 7 month Orton reign before losing both belts to Daniel Bryan in the main event of Wrestlemania in April, and despite being one of the most talented wrestlers on the roster, the people are fed up.
Orton's stiff dialogue and role as Triple H's sidekick have grown stale, and even the passionate members of the "YES! movement" are losing interest in the Daniel Bryan vs. the Authority angle.
However... Despite everything I just said, Orton has held the title before, and won't diminish any of the new championship's prestige. And as far as his own character goes... Well... It'll take a lot of work, and perhaps a feud with Triple H, but he's a long way from being relevant again.
3. Bray Wyatt
This is interesting.
I've always been curious as to what they were going to do with Wyatt's character once his Heel faction breaks up.
The WWE needs new "weirdo" characters with the retirement of the Undertaker and the aging of Kane, and Wyatt's incredible mic ability should keep him relevant.
However, his inability to sustain long matches (See: His entire feud with Cena), and iffy wrestling ability may hold him back.
What do I mean by iffy wrestling ability? I mean, that he hasn't proven himself as a great wrestler yet.
CM Punk had a fascinating World Heavyweight feud with the Undertaker.
John Cena beat the Big Show at Wrestlemania 20.
Even the great Stone Cold needed a feud with Bret Hart after his legendary 3:16 promo.
Now, I'm not saying that his match with Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble wasn't amazing, but he just hasn't been consistent.
Now, while Luke Harper and Erick Rowan can disguise that for now, and they mostly just ask him to do a few clotheslines and a Sister Abigail or two, if he is to become the "new Undertaker", he's going to have to be good enough on his own.
The Undertaker wasn't 21-0 with the help of two enforcers.
You know what would help?
If the other two Wyatts won the tag-team championships, and Bray climbed to the top of the ladder and stole the two belts.
Bray isn't your normal superstar, so while having the belts would be a perk, his character won't lose any steam if he doesn't keep the belt for long.
And as for Daniel Bryan returning? They've already shown that they have amazing chemistry, and nobody in the WWE universe would complain about seeing these two fight again.
"Hells favorite demon" is on his way out.
Glenn Jacobs is almost 50 years old, and has been wrestling for almost 21 years.
He's definitely a Hall of Fame wrestler and has held the ECW, WWF, and World Heavyweight Championships, as well as being part of multiple tag team championships.
And ya know what. He could easily continue his feud with Daniel Bryan.
But I feel like it's a title reign that nobody would take seriously, that would ultimately take away from the prestige of the relatively young championship.
As we get further and further down the list, it becomes less and less believable.
Don't get me wrong.
Sheamus has plenty of momentum, and should make a strong run at getting the belts, I just don't see it.
For one, he already has the United States championship, and for two? It would ruin his momentum to hold the championships for a month.
Plus... Three of four belts on one guy?
The roster isn't deep enough to support Raw and Smackdown off of midcard rivalries and the IC title.
6. Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio bridges the gap between established stars that could hold the championship and the young guys who are just not ready to be champion.
If there is a jobber in this match, it's Del RIo.
He has the opposite of momentum right now and hasn't been relevant since losing the World Heavyweight Championship back in November.
I can't see the WWE seriously giving Del Rio the belts just to lose them to Bryan whenever he returns.
The WWE seriously mismanaged Cesaro after Wrestlemania.
Splitting from The Real Americans and subsequently winning the "Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale" was good, but become a Paul Heyman guy put him over.
The King of Swing should've been off to win the United States or Intercontinental Championship right away. He should've had a quick feud with Jack Swagger, and been on to bigger and better things.
Instead, he's slowly drifted into the background and become nothing more than another notch in Paul Heyman's bedpost.
Winning the championship here wouldn't make any sense.
In fact, I'd say there are two other Paul Heyman guys who might grab the belts first.
I won't talk about the BITW at MITB.
8. Roman Reigns
It's just too soon.
I love Roman Reigns.
He's big and brooding, and I can't wait for him to become the guy in the WWE.
That spear is going to be devastating over the next 15 years.
It's just too soon,
He's got a feud with Randy Orton, and then a Summer Slam bash with Triple H lined up over the next two months, and I don't think they're ready to turn the keys over to him yet.
Like a fine wine, he's better with age, and as long as the Shield/Evolution beef is still warm, they won't give him the belt.
This is a good thing.
Far too often, the WWE has shot superstars from NXT to champ, only to watch them slowly drift into obscurity and off of the roster.
Or have we all forgotten about Zack Rider?
Food For Thought...
What if Randy Orton and John Cena are fighting at the top of the ladder, they both have hands on a belt, and they both fall down.
And Cena has the championship!
But wait... So does Orton!
There will be 8 Superstars in the ring Sunday night... Who is to say that the winner grabs both belts.
What happens if different superstars manage to grab one of the belts?
Do the belts separate?
I certainly wouldn't mind. but... We're only six months into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship era, and I don't think they're ready to separate the titles.