WWE Money in the Bank 2012: Why Tyson Kidd Should Win Heavyweight Ladder Match

Alex HallCorrespondent IIIJuly 11, 2012

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It's been a long time since Tyson Kidd has seen the spotlight shined on him by the WWE creative team, and it's time they gave this superstar a shot to prove what he can do for the company.

Kidd and former WWE wrestler David Hart Smith were one of the best tag-teams in the company from 2009-2010 when they had their run with Natalya as the "Hart Dynasty".

The team held the tag titles, and in the process, revived a stagnant division for a short period of time.

Since then, Kidd has been castaway to WWE Superstars or NXT, being forgotten about by a large amount of the fans. But now that he has been placed in the SmackDown Money in the Bank ladder match, he deserves the gigantic push that comes with winning the briefcase.

He has the talent in the ring to put on a good match with anybody, using a mix of high-flying maneuvers and the classic ground attack that brought Bret and Owen Hart success in the WWE. Kidd's microphone skills aren't the greatest, but he's just as good as either of the Harts were in that regard.

The former tag-team champion deserves to win this match in order to build his persona and give him a chance to show off the talent anyone who has watched him wrestle knows he possesses.

If given the opportunity to feud with Sheamus or whoever holds the world heavyweight title when he cashes in the briefcase, that exposure and publicity would move Kidd into the mid-card range where he could really excel for WWE.

We've seen the likes of Mr. Kennedy and Jack Swagger win Money in the Bank matches and their stocks were propelled considerably, which is what WWE should do with Kidd.

He doesn't need to cash in the briefcase and win the world heavyweight title, just the air-time and matches that come with being Mr. Money in the Bank would do wonders for his career.

The Internet wrestling community will be clamoring for Cody Rhodes or Dolph Ziggler to win the match, but those names are already established enough that they don't need the push from winning this match.

Both Ziggler and Rhodes could easily become No. 1 contender for the title heading into SummerSlam; Kidd isn't at that same level. Kidd needs to win this match more than Rhodes or Ziggler do.

With WWE seemingly preparing Ziggler—and even Rhodes to an extent—for a push into contending for the world heavyweight title, the company needs to replace the spots they'll leave behind on the mid-card level.

Kidd deserves to replace one of the spots those two will leave behind when they make the big jump to main event status, and the best way for him to gain the exposure necessary to be taken seriously in that role is to win the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Rhodes and Ziggler will get their turns to join the top-tier names on SmackDown soon enough, and having Kidd win Money in the Bank means there will already be a superstar waiting in the wings to leave the spots they leave behind.

It's time Kidd finally got his chance to prove he's better than the forgettable role WWE has given him for the past few years.