Now that we know all of the participants in the WWE title match at Money in the Bank, we can make our best guess as to who is going to win. I am sure we all have our lists of who we think is going to win, and who we WANT to win. A bigger question than who is going to win may be what will the direction be following MITB? I can think of a scenario for 5 of the 7 participants in the WWE Title match. I will warn you now; you probably will not like some of these.
Randy Orton- In my opinion, this is the most likely scenario. Orton wins the title, and Daniel Bryan comes back in July to take the title back. Bryan will then go on to face Brock Lesnar at Summer Slam. Once Orton drops the title back to Bryan, he can continue his feud with The Shield, and possibly a returning Batista.
Roman Reigns– If Reigns wins the title, it is a clear indication that the company is ready to push him to the moon. This move would inject some new life into the storylines as there are plenty of opponents lined up for Reigns. Potential title matches for Reigns include Orton, Rollins. HHH, Wyatt, and Brock Lesnar. A short title run for Reigns could be disastrous; therefore, I think the company has to go all the way with him. If this scenario takes place, it will be interesting to see what direction the company goes with John Cena and Daniel Bryan
Antonio Cesaro– The Paul Heyman factor makes Cesaro a possible candidate to win the title. Heyman has the promo ability to carry a main event program, and Cesaro is more than capable in the ring. If the idea is to put the title on a heel not named Randy Orton, Cesaro could be the guy. A drawback I see to this title run is that it will be short. Daniel Bryan would likely come back and win the title in July. If Bryan is not able to come back until SummerSlam, it seems unlikely that the company will have the confidence to go with a Bryan/Cesaro main event at SummerSlam.
Bray Wyatt- This scenario would be similar to that of Cessaro. Wyatt has proved more than capable of performing in a main event angle. If Wyatt wins the title at Money in the Bank, I can see him defending the title at Battleground against Daniel Bryan. There is a built in storyline with Wyatt and Bryan as Wyatt defeated him at the Royal Rumble. Wyatt can also defend the title against John Cena in July if Bryan is not ready. Much like Cessaro, Wyatt’s title run would likely be short lived, and that might not be the best idea.
Sheamus- I see no potential scenario for Sheamus winning the title, which means he probably will.
This is going to be an interesting PPV because it is going to give us an indication of the company’s short term future. Is the WWE going to go in a new direction and put the title on the likes of Reigns, Wyatt, or Cesaro? Or are we going to get the same old status quo? We will find out soon enough, but if John Cena wins the title on the 29th, I can already hear the collective groan from the “WWE Universe.”
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