Money in the Bank 2012: Why Dolph Ziggler Will Win the Heavyweight Ladder Match

David Levin@@davidlevin71Senior Writer IIJuly 12, 2012

While I am not sure if I like the idea of the WWE Title ladder match at Money in the Bank, I am intrigued by the idea of eight wrestlers who will compete for a contract and a chance to win the World Title.

Maybe the fresh faces and the idea of new talent competing for a title shot gets me more excited than the idea of four aging veterans beating the hell out of each other when we all know, in the end, John Cena will win the title contract and beat Daniel Bryan on RAW’s 1,000th episode.

Sorry, did not mean to spoil the sauce for you.

While there is no official branding anymore in WWE, the idea of Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and Sin Cara all getting a shot at the title contract at MITB shows a change in direction by WWE writers and management.

And while Christian, Tensai and Dolph Ziggler all figure to be the favorites in the match, it cannot be overlooked that the “Smackdown” brand seems to have the better talent of the two programs.

It is also fair to say that MITB this year could be just as awesome as last year based on the talent involved—even if the title matches do not get me jazzed. This isn’t like last year when CM Punk held the WWE hostage.

Seven competitors with a chance to take the WWE in a different direction with only two having held the World Title before.

Could it be that the WWE sees value in its supporting cast? 

Could it be that the WWE knows it must change to make things more interesting?

What a novel concept.

The great thing about the MITB match is the drama it presents. While all the contestants won’t have a legitimate chance at the title contract, the more involved and violent they are, the better the program and match becomes.

While I think someone like Christian or Dolph Ziggler will win the match and take the money to the bank before SummerSlam, it would not surprise me if someone else takes the briefcase home.

But again, it is all about marketing; and if Kingston is given a push, then Cody Rhodes should be just as deserving. See, these are the types of dilemmas that make this kind of a match so great. But for now, the WWE is in a good position for Sunday.

Eight men about to beat the hell out of each other with a chance to make history. And if we know anything about this PPV, the next person walking out of the match with the bright red briefcase will soon be a WWE champion.

I am picking Ziggler to capture the briefcase and continue on his road toward championship success.

Yes—Sandow, Rhodes and Tyson Kidd appear ready to take the next step in the process of becoming a champion.

Yes—Kingston deserves a title run of his own, provided he and R-Truth drop the tag titles this weekend.

Santino Marella—let’s not even think of entering him into a title contention.

Christian has already won before, and Tensai does not strike me as a title holder yet. That leaves Ziggler, who has proven he is capable of holding his own with both Sheamus and CM Punk.

And if he remains a member of Vickie Guerrero’s stable, or ventures out on his own, Ziggler is the one who is most ready to become the future of the WWE. It really is that simple.

The Showoff and the man who claims to be “perfection” has finally earned his spot, and the briefcase is his for the taking.