WWE Money in the Bank 2012: Tyson Kidd Has a Phenomenal Opportunity

Michael Prunka@MichaelPrunkaCorrespondent IJuly 12, 2012

The Money in the Bank ladder match is widely regarded as a portal to main event status. The World Heavyweight Championship contract will feature many young, up-and-coming superstars.

A handful of Raw and SmackDown wrestlers will have the chance to showcase themselves on a high-profile pay-per-view stage. Among them is Tyson Kidd. The final graduate of the Hart Dungeon arguably has the most to gain of all the competitors in the match.

Many have already counted out Kidd as a threat to win the match, saying that he will play a role similar to Shelton Benjamin's in past Money in the Bank matches in that he may come close to winning, but is ultimately there because his athletic ability will surely enhance the quality of the match.

So, while even calling him a dark horse can be considered a stretch, he may still end up being very important to the match. Kidd's speed, agility and high-flying talent will especially help him make an impact in his Money in the Bank debut.

Much like Benjamin, Kidd, by the end of the match, could prove to be an invaluable Money in the Bank competitor.

The WWE seems to be giving Kidd a small push up the card. He has returned to the main television shows after a prolonged period of being exclusive to NXT and Superstars. In addition, he's also recently had the chance to shine on the PPV stage.

Tyson Kidd has taken advantage if every opportunity the WWE has recently given him. I expect no different from him at Money in the Bank.

Kidd may not win on Sunday, but look for him to be a standout star in the match.


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