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Only One Championship Option at WWE Money in the Bank 2014

This Sunday WWE invades the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts for the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Daniel Bryan was not cleared to defend his title this weekend, so for the first time, there will be a championship ladder match for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship

The main event has an excellent mix of veteran and young up-and-coming talent. The match features John Cena, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, Sheamus, Bray Wyatt and the late addition, Kane. As exciting and unpredictable as this match seems, I see only one clear-cut winner.

As much as I’d love to see Wyatt, Reigns, or Cesaro win, now is not their time. Bray is a freak in the ring for his size and is amazing on the mic, but he’s coming off losing two of three pay-per-view matches to Cena. Putting the title on him right now doesn’t make sense. Cesaro has the look, in ring ability and Paul Heyman, but he’s progressing much slower than I expected. He still needs a lot of work before he’s at the top of the WWE. Roman Reigns is clearly being groomed to be the company’s top baby face and they need to continue to build him up slowly. Keep the eye on the prize and crown him champion at WrestleMania.

I think it’s pretty clear that Sheamus, Del Rio and Kane have no chance, and really have no right being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion right now. Orton’s one of the clear favorites to regain his title, but remember, he defeated Cena in a ladder match at TLC to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. I can’t see him winning another ladder match to get the unified title back. This leaves John Cena as the only option.

The elephant in the room is Daniel Bryan. I’m sure we will know a lot more during his pre-show interview, but if WWE wants Bryan to be their champion and if he can be healthy by SummerSlam, Cena needs to win the title. If Bryan is not cleared to wrestle any time soon, Cena needs to win the title. In either scenario, I expect the new champion to lose to either Bryan or Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Cena makes the most sense and is best suited for a quick transitional title run. Plus, I’m sure the WWE loves the idea of doing Cena vs Lesnar II (thanks for the leaked SummerSlam poster). That’s why I see it being such an obvious pick. The youngsters aren’t yet ready and Cena is the only veteran in position to be champion.

Now, with my fantasy booking hat on, I’d want John Cena grabs the WWE title and Cesaro grabs the Heavyweight title, splitting the championships back up. The winner of the contract ladder match would have their choice to cash in on the WWE title or Heavyweight title. Both champions would have to be on guard at all times and that would be some good drama. To prevent ending a pay-per-view with a cliffhanger, Triple H must close the show announcing that the titles will stay separated. That would be best for business.

Steven Grossi is a digital video producer who likes to write a little. He’s a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, hardcore MMA fan and a total wrestling nerd. He usually has a strong opinion on anything combat sports related so give him a follow on twitter @GrossiMMA.

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Steve Grossi

Steven Grossi is a digital video producer who likes to write a little. He’s a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, hardcore MMA fan and a total wrestling nerd. He usually has a strong opinion on anything combat sports related so give him a follow on twitter @SteveOGrossi.

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