WrestleMania 28: Bring Back the Money in the Bank Match

Michael GuadalupeFeatured ColumnistMarch 21, 2012

The Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania was a match nobody saw coming when it first debuted at Wrestlemania 21.

It went on to become a staple for Wrestlemania and was seen at the event for the next five years.

It became so big that it would eventually get its own Pay Per View. 

And it needs to come home.

Giving rising stars the chance to prove themselves in a ladder match at the biggest event in the WWE is something last year’s WrestleMania was missing.

To fill the void that the Money in the Bank match left, this year at WrestleMania 28 we are getting Team Teddy vs Team Johnny.

It is, of course, giving some of the other stars in the WWE who aren't in main event matches a chance to appear at WrestleMania. 

The problem is that WrestleMania 28 is hosting a lot of top tier matches.

How can a six vs. six tag-match be compared to the Undertaker and Triple H battling in a Hell in the Cell match?

Will anyone be talking about how amazing the Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny match was come April 2nd? 

I doubt it.

If this six vs. six tag-match was switched with a Money in the Bank match, it’s would be the icing on the cake.

Did you ever order a WrestleMania solely for the Money in the Bank match? 

More than likely not, but it was always a great match that setup the rest of the WrestleMania matches.

Wrestlers who weren't on the main cards for WrestleMania were able to show off their abilities to the fans at the largest event all year. 

The best example of this would be Shelton Benjamin. 

He would not win the 2005 Money in the Bank match—Edge did, but Benjamin showed off his athletic ability and had fans cheering.

The success that the Money in the Bank matches had at WrestleMania doesn't mean that it was a good idea to make it its own Pay Per View.

While the Pay Per View does allow for both SmackDown and Raw to have there own matches, it takes away from the significance that the match had at WrestleMania. 

Bringing it back to WrestleMania 28 could have given some of the wrestlers in the Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny match a real chance to shine, and set the tone of the rest of WrestleMania 28.

Instead, we may end up with a poor, overly-abundant tag match.