WWE News: Daniel Bryan Must Win WWE Title at Money in the Bank

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan flys off the ropes during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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While the talk is that the WWE wants CM Punk to face John Cena at SummerSlam, letting Daniel Bryan win the title at Money in the Bank 2012 pay-per-view would be the perfect way to have that battle come to fruition.

Monday Night RAW’s interim General manager Vickie Guerrero made the announcement via Twitter, which seems counterproductive considering she was on national television at the time:

I’ve just confirmed with the WWE Board that at #MoneyInTheBank, @CMPunk will defend the WWE Championship against @WWEDanielBryan.

— Vickie Guerrero (@ExcuseMeWWE) June 26, 2012

Despite the fact that the WWE is overly obsessed with Twitter, this is a great opportunity for the company to finally put the belt around Bryan’s waist.

Money in the Bank is the next PPV on the schedule—with SummerSlam immediately following in August—which means Bryan could win the WWE title and then lose it at SummerSlam to Punk.

That’s when Cena can cash in his briefcase on Punk.


What It Means

The WWE is desperate to infuse new life into their stale product, and getting Cena around the WWE title with CM Punk is a good way to get all of the fans involved.

Another extended program with Cena and Punk could be something fans really get behind, especially if this time they add the interactions of the heel couple of AJ and Bryan into the mix.

If this plan does happen, that means Cena would have to win the Money in the Bank ladder match. As much as I hate the idea of that ruining one of my favorite matches of all time, this is the perfect way to further the storyline the WWE wants.


What’s Next?

There is no question that the WWE is worried about their sagging ratings and are viewing SummerSlam as the beginning of their busiest season. With that said, they want Cena looking as strong as possible.

What better way to get him the belt and what better way to get over the amazing summer feud going on right now between Punk and Bryan than by adding Cena? If the face of the WWE take on the same role Kane held, this would be something that could be amazing.

Except this time, make it clear that AJ is with Bryan and they are evil geniuses together.

If Cena has to be around the WWE title to make the numbers balance out, it’s better if we have Punk and Bryan involved instead of just Punk.

Unless someone is turning heel…


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