It was announced tonight that the 2012 Money in the Bank match for the WWE championship will only have former champions compete in the match. The four competitors that have been announced were Big Show, John Cena, Chris Jericho and Kane.
I guess the WWE should just cut anyone over the age of 30 from the roster.
This move makes absolutely no sense for a couple of reasons. I will start with the obvious one, which is the fact that this only holds back young stars further.
Money in the Bank has always been a great pay-per-view for emerging stars. CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio and Daniel Bryan were up-and-coming stars who won the match and have gone on to have success at varying levels.
A lot of the current stars that the WWE relies on are older. It boggles my mind when the WWE makes decisions like this because they only continue to hurt the future.
In addition to holding back younger stars, this match has an issue in terms of high-flying ability. None of these men, including an aging Chris Jericho, will be able to do much that will take our breath away. The pace will probably be sluggish, especially for the two big men.
Sadly this also takes Kane out of his current feud involving CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and AJ. I found Kane to be an interesting piece to the feud because it is much more unpredictable when a rivalry involves three men instead of just two.
The other question I have is if this match is only going to involve four men or not. Typically these matches have eight competitors, and I am not sure there are eight former WWE champions on the roster right now.
Do you like the fact that this match will only be involving former champions?