During this past Monday’s edition of Monday Night Raw, it was announced that Daniel Bryan will once again challenge CM Punk for the WWE Championship on July 15 at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view in Phoenix.
Even though having classic written all over it after their one-on-one encounter at Over the Limit in May, the WWE has added a new stipulation to the title match during the weekly SmackDown television taping yesterday evening.
Here are the details from WrestlingInc.com on what new stipulation was added to the likely final chapter of the Punk-Bryan rivalry this summer in the build up to SummerSlam this August.
It was announced at last night's WWE SmackDown taping in Evansville, Indiana that AJ Lee will be the special referee for the WWE Title match at Money in the Bank between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
After her endless love affair between CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Kane (to a minor extent since the middle part of May), the addition of AJ as special guest referee should come as no shock to WWE fans who have seen this storyline play out over time.
Even though this is necessary to culminate the storyline before the build starts toward SummerSlam, the WWE should not have AJ be the one to decide the winner outside of counting the three or calling for the submission.
Whether it be for the WWE Championship or not, in a future feud between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, the creative team should let the two superstars wow the WWE Universe instead of taking the focus off their superior wrestling abilities with a weak storyline.
With AJ serving as special referee at Money in the Bank next month, do you think her addition into the WWE Title match will hurt the outcome following the two superstars who were put on clinics the past few weeks?