WWE Money in the Bank 2012: John Cena and Chris Jericho the Only Likely Winners

Chris PetlakContributor IIIJuly 11, 2012

The 2012 WWE Championship MITB Ladder Match
The 2012 WWE Championship MITB Ladder Match

On Sunday night, only Chris Jericho or John Cena will be standing atop the ladder holding the WWE Money in the Bank briefcase.

I know what you're thinking. What about Kane? The Big Show? Come on! Sadly, neither of those big men will win the MITB Ladder Match on Sunday night.

But why Cena or Jericho? Let's discuss.

First, let's get this out of the way: CM Punk will beat Daniel Bryan and retain the WWE Championship. Good. Moving on.

Even a casual fan of the WWE knows that John Cena is a favorite in any of his matches. That aside, Cena has never been in a Money in the Bank match. Sunday night will be his first.

Cena has won every other type of match the WWE has come up with, so why not add a MITB win to his stat sheet?

Cena could even cash in on Sunday night after Punk beats Daniel Bryan and walk out of MITB with the WWE Championship. Boy, that would piss off Punk.

There have even been rumblings in the WWE Universe that another John Cena / CM Punk feud would be great for the WWE, especially with them both being the biggest babyfaces we've has seen in the last 5 years. Dare I say it, a feud between them at this point could hit Rock vs. Austin proportions.

And then there's Chris Jericho. "I created the Money in the Bank ladder match!" "I'm the best in the world at what I do!" We've heard them all before, but is there any other man in the WWE who backs up everything he says? Sure, we love to hate on Jericho and he can come off as whiny and arrogant, but that's how he likes it.

Let's say for a moment that Jericho wins the MITB ladder match and then John Cena is named as the new No. 1 contender. Surely there is room for a 3-way feud—Jericho, Cena, and Punk. The WWE Championship could even change hands a couple of times.

Wouldn't you love to see Cena take the title from Punk, then Jericho immediately cash in his MITB Contract and lose. Well, that's never happened before so it's about time and no one else in the WWE could sell that more than Jericho.

A 3-man feud between Jericho, Cena, and Punk could last through SummerSlam and beyond.

It might just be the storyline the WWE Universe is aching for.