By Rick Velazquez
This is a new mini series of articles I hope to start doing often, just to share my personal thoughts and display them as if I were booking a wrestling event, angle, storyline, match, etc.
Money in The Bank is quickly approaching and the fallout from Payback, is going to make this show one to remember. Money in The Bank has a reputation for being one of the better pay-per-views WWE puts on yearly. Since its inception in 2010, the event has delivered countless unforgettable moments and classic matches. The past three years have provided great MITB events, but what is in store for this year?
As of June 16, it is confirmed that Rob Van Dam will indeed be making his highly anticipated return to World Wrestling Entertainment at Money in The Bank, but it is still unknown to what capacity. Also, it has been heavily rumored that Daniel Bryan will challenged John Cena for the WWE Championship, in what many are calling a dream match. This is only a rumor, and nothing has been confirmed, but what if it was true? How would WWE set up such a big match?
Here is the way I’d do it. The SmackDown MITB ladder match would be won by either Cody Rhodes or Antonio Cesaro. This would only exasperate their cult-like followings and would build excitement as to when they’d choose to cash in. Much, like the way people awaited Dolph Ziggler’s cash in. The main event would have to be a big-feel match to gain a lot of interest in people who may be skeptical about the event. The main event I would book, would be John Cena vs Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship. The way I would do it: On RAW, John Cena can come out and cut a promo saying that he has defeated the monster that is Ryback and is looking for more hungry competitors to challenge him. Then, a tournament can be set up to determine who will face John Cena at Money In The Bank. This tournament could be anything from a Gold Rush tournament, to a Beat The Clock tournament. Several qualified superstars would compete on that night’s episode of RAW and the winner would be revealed by the end of the night. Daniel Bryan could be portrayed as an underdog to add to the excitement. In the end, Bryan would triumphantly win the tournament, thus setting up Cena vs Bryan on July 14th. This would bring in many viewers, as it is such a huge match on paper that would definitely live up to the hype.
Prior to the match happening, Rob Van Dam would make his long awaited return and would reveal that he would be participating in the RAW Money in The Bank Ladder match. RVD would head on to win the match and would cut a promo saying he wanted to cash in on the WWE champion at SummerSlam, whoever it were to be by the end of the night. Here, I would book Cena to win the title match against Bryan, therefore making Cena vs RVD the main event of SummerSlam. The SummerSlam fantasy booking is a bridge I’ll cross at a later time, but for now this is the way I’d book the Money in The Bank pay-per-view event.
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