John Cena Vs. Dolph Ziggler Ladder Match Set For WWE TLC 2012

The big news coming out of this past Monday Night RAW is the addition of a big match to WWE Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2012. With a little help from Vince McMahon, Vickie Guerrero announced John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Ladder Match with Dolph’s Money in the Bank briefcase at stake.

The match was announced during a segment between Vince McMahon and Vickie Guerrero. Earlier in the night Ziggler asked Vickie for a match with Cena at TLC 2012. Vickie announced it would be a No Disqualification Match. Vince told Vickie that it needed to be a Tables, Ladders, or Chairs Match. He then persuaded her to change the match. She made it a Ladder Match. Vince then suggested that the MITB briefcase be held above the ring. Vickie argued that there was nothing in it for Dolph. Vince said that Vickie had not been fair to Cena lately with the A.J. stuff. So the match was made. Yep, that’s what I said too.

So the match is now official for TLC 2012 between Ziggler and Cena with the briefcase at stake. Mind you, Cena won the RAW MITB but failed to cash in against Punk on the 1000th RAW episode. Ziggler has yet to cash in his briefcase, although he has teased it a few times. The winner will leave TLC with a contract for a match with the WWE world heavyweight champion.

In Ziggler’s case, he didn’t willingly put the briefcase up. Vickie did. That is a big difference from the situation that went down with James Storm where Storm looked like an idiot for putting up and losing his title shot. One question though that hasn’t been answered and it could turn into a major angle is this.

Why doesn’t Ziggler just cash in the briefcase before TLC?

I am blogging about this on Tuesday morning so that could happen. I think it would be a great twist to see Sheamus beat Show tonight at the SmackDown taping and then lose right away to Ziggler. Vince could always order that the title will now be at stake in the match (Hey it isn’t as if any of this makes much sense to begin with). I just can’t think of any logical reason why Ziggler and Vickie’s characters wouldn’t cash in before TLC to make sure they get their title shot.

Cena has beaten Ziggler now two straight weeks on RAW. I would have to think that Ziggler will wind up getting the pin at the pay per view after all of these losses. One scenario could see Cena win and cash in against The Rock at WrestleMania. However, the briefcase is only supposed to be for the world heavyweight title. Unless they add new stipulations to the briefcase allowing it to be cashed in across the board, that scenario isn’t plausible. Otherwise I can’t think of a logical reason you’d have Cena winning a MITB contract for the SmackDown title. The other dark horse scenario could be that this all leads to Cena and Rock unifying the belts at WrestleMania.

Regardless I am sure it will be a real fun match to watch and I am curious to see how the scenario plays out through TLC.

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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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