WWE Money in the Bank Results: Whose Stock Is Rising or Falling After the PPV

Michael GuadalupeFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2012

WWE Money in the Bank Results: Whose Stock Is Rising or Falling After the PPV

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    With the Money in the Bank pay-per-view officially over, it's time to take a look at some of the wrestlers who were on the card and see if their stocks have risen or fallen after Money in the Bank.

    Not every wrestler who was on the card saw their stock rise or fall, but majority were affected by the outcome of Money in the Bank.

    As we move closer to the 1000th episode of RAW, things are starting to heat up in the WWE Universe.

    We saw, for example, the Miz return at Money in the Bank. While he was entered into the WWE championship contract ladder match the Miz failed to win it.  Did his stock rise or fall?

    The Miz isn't the only one who saw a change to his stock.  Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, and John Cena also saw their stocks either rise or fall as Money in the Bank came to an end.

    Who else saw a change in their stock?  Keep reading to find out.

Stock Up: Kofi and R-Truth

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    After beating Hunico and Camacho during the preshow match on YouTube, Kofi and Truth look set to defend their tag team titles against the Prime Time Players.

    Not only did Kofi and Truth prove that they can work together well, they also proved that it won't be easy to take their titles away.

    Besides for their victory being on the preshow and not the actual pay-per-view, Truth and Kofi are building up momentum for when they do defend their titles.

    Hopefully their match will take place on an actual pay-per-view.

Stock Up: Tensai

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    Tensai was failing fast before the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

    Originally set to be some type of big, bad wrestler when Tensai first debuted, he had some important wins, one being a victory over John Cena.

    But as time progressed, we saw Tensai slip down the food chain.  He began losing instead of winning against the top talent.

    He would eventually lose to Tyson Kidd, his worse loss yet since being back in the WWE.

    At Money in the Bank though, Tensai proved that he should still not be taken lightly.  He managed to make quick work of his opponents during the beginning of the match, helped Tyson meet a ladder face first, threw people off of ladders, slammed Sin Cara onto one, and tossed Ziggler so far it looked like he was flying.

    Tensai was a big threat in the ladder match, and while it might have seemed unlikely that he would win, the fact that it took multiple competitors to take him down shows us that Tensai can still be a threat.

    While he did not win the ladder match, he played a big role in its destruction.

Stock Down: Santino Marella

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    After the performance Santino gave at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, there seemed to be a good chance that Marella would surprise us all again.

    Oh, how I was wrong.

    The worst part of an otherwise extremely good ladder match was when Santino tried to climb the ladder.  He was too afraid to climb it, so he had to use the cobra to do it.

    Yes, Santino entered a ladder match terrified of ladders, and had to use an imaginary cobra—which is really his hand—to slowly climb the ladder.

    This was clearly a match that demanded a lot out of the participants, and Santino taking it like a joke put a huge stain mark on the match.

    Why does he act like an idiot even on the pay-per-views?  Couldn't he just save those antics for RAW and actually try to be somewhat serious during the big matches?

    After his lackluster performance at Money in the Bank, don't look to Santino to try and step up again.

Stock Down: Christian

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    We all knew Christian was added to the Money in the Bank match because of his experience with ladder matches.

    Still, there was always a slight chance that the WWE would want to take another crack at pushing Christian, especially since he turned face.

    Clearly though, Christian will probably be stuck at mid-card level for awhile now.  Not winning the Money in the Bank ladder match proves this.

    He was good enough to include in the match, and to also take some big bumps, but was not good enough to win the whole thing.

    Will we ever see Christian as a World Champion again?

    Maybe, but don't hold your breath to see it happen any time soon.

Stock Up: Dolph Ziggler

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    Ziggler is finally getting the push he deserves.

    He managed to win the ladder match and the World Championship contract along with it.

    Ziggler would try to cash in his contract on a beaten up Sheamus, but would be met with a brogue kick.  For a couple of seconds, it looked like Ziggler would be the first to cash in the brief case and not actually win.

    Michael Cole saved the day by telling us all that it didn't count because the bell didn't ring.

    Now Ziggler can take his time and plot out how he plans to take the Heavyweight title from Sheamus.

    Clearly the best man won the Money in the Bank ladder match, and now Ziggler will hopefully enter top talent status.

    With Ziggler finally getting his break at Money in the Bank, and also avoiding major embarrassment, there is no doubt that his stock is finally rising.

Stock Up: Tyson Kidd

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    Tyson Kidd entered the Money in the Bank ladder match as the clear underdog.

    While he did not win the match, Kidd proved that he has been ready to wrestle with the bigger names for quite some time now.

    After the performance Kidd put on, the WWE needs to take him off of superstars and have him at least a wrestler on SmackDown.

    Kidd took some big bumps, and even pulled off some great moves during the Money in the Bank ladder match.

    His performance was great, and he even outdid some of the other wrestlers like Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow.

    Tyson Kidd's stock is rising, and it will only be a matter of time before we see him more on RAW and SmackDown.

Stock Down: Alberto Del Rio

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    Oh WWE, when will you stop forcing us to watch Alberto Del Rio?  This man is clearly nothing special, and at this point he needs to be buried, or at least dropped down to mid-card.

    After losing to Sheamus again, what could possibly be left for Del Rio?  Since Ziggler has the contract, there really seems to be no point in having Del Rio stick around in the Heavyweight title scene.

    Now that Del Rio clearly won't achieve his destiny, will we have to listen to him ramble on still on RAW and SmackDown?

    Or can we just agree that the WWE screwed up with pushing this highly overrated wrestler?

    Regardless, when Del Rio took the brogue kick to the head and ended up going down, so did his stock.

    Look for Del Rio to be picking up the pieces of his dignity this week on RAW and SmackDown.

Stock Up: Sheamus

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    With a win over a very aggressive Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus can rest assured that he has at least closed one chapter in his feud with the Mexican aristocrat.

    He may, however, have to watch his back for Dolph Ziggler.

    While Ziggler did try to cash in his contract on Sheamus after Del Rio attacked him when the match was over, Sheamus was able to recover in time and give Ziggler a brogue kick to the head.

    Sheamus beat not only Del Rio, but Ziggler as well during Money in the Bank.

    Even though Ziggler does have the contract, Sheamus has already demonstrated that he is not to be taken lightly, and if Ziggler wants to try and get that Heavyweight title from the Great White, hes going to have to know when to do it.

    Sheamus proved that taking his title won’t be easy, regardless of when or who tries to take it.  By being able to overcome not one, but two opponents, Sheamus and his stock are clearly on the rise.

Stock Down: Daniel Bryan

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    Daniel Bryan just can't seem to overcome CM Punk.

    I really thought D-Bry had this one in the bag, and was hoping he would get some extra assistance from A.J. Regardless of all his kissing up, A.J. called the match right down the middle, and Bryan just couldn't kick out after getting put through a table.

    With John Cena winning the WWE championship contract ladder match, we can expect him to face off against CM Punk at SummerSlam.

    What will happen to Daniel Bryan though?

    Is the weird love triangle with A.J. over now, or will she somehow get involved with Daniel Bryan now that it’s clear that Punk ignored her during the match?

    Regardless, after all his hard work to try and win A.J. over, not only is Daniel Bryan woman-less, he is also title-less as well.

    Where will Bryan go now?  Well, while we don't know what's in store for him story wise, stock wise he is crashing.

Stock Up: CM Punk

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    CM Punk continues to prove that he is one of the best wrestlers in the world.

    Unlike Daniel Bryan, Punk refused to try and persuade A.J. and instead pinned Bryan fairly.  While A.J. herself had a look of disappointment when Punk paid no attention to her, the Second City Savior is clearly doing things his way.

    Now that he knows Cena is the one holding the WWE championship contract, what will Punk do next?  Will he still be involved with A.J.? Will Daniel Bryan somehow be involved in the WWE Championship as well?

    While we don't know these answers yet, you can expect to see Cena and Punk square off at SummerSlam.

    Will Punk be able to overcome Cena?  Will he be able to truly prove he is the best in the world by beating one of the toughest wrestlers around?

    We will have to wait and see, but regardless, Punk's stock is on the climb.

Stock Up: Ryback

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    Ryback finally got some real competition in the form of Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks.

    His match with them also lasted more than two minutes, which is an improvement over his regular squash matches.

    Now that the WWE has finally started giving Ryback some real, known wrestlers as competition, you have to wonder what’s going to happen next to this monster of a man.

    While there were still plenty of Goldberg chants at Money in the Bank, Ryback has taken a big step forward by making short work of Hawkins and Reks.

Stock Down: Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks

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    At one point, it looked like Hawkins and Reks might have had an actual TV role during the John Laurinaitis angle.

    Unfortunately now it looks like these two will be playing jobber to Ryback.

    Not only did the both individually lose to Ryback, but even as a tag team, these two still couldn't overcome him.

    While at one point it looked like Hawkins and Reks were moving up, it seems as though they are going backwards now.

    The only real question left for these two is whether or not they will get shifted back down to WWE Superstars.

Stock Up: The Miz

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    After coming back from a two month hiatus in which he was filming a WWE movie, the Miz was entered into the main event of Money in the Bank.

    Let's not forget that the Miz was pretty much being buried before he left to film his movie.  For a heel like the Miz to come out and be met with "this is awesome" chants clearly shows that his stock is rising.

    To go from being a jobber back to being in a main event shows that his stock went through the roof.

    Now that the Miz is back, what can we expect from his awesomeness?  Who will he feud with?  Will he go back to being buried, or will the WWE utilize his heel potential?

    We may have to wait until RAW or SmackDown to get the answers to these questions, but without a doubt, the Miz's stock was went through the roof since his return at Money in the Bank.

Stock Down: The Big Show

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    Look, I know the WWE is just using Show as some type of holder until a guy like Brock Lesnar comes back around.  Still, it seems pointless with what they keep doing with him.

    Money in the Bank and the No Way Out pay-per-view clearly showed that Big Show is plummeting.  What adds to this is that during the few weeks before both pay-per-views, the WWE tried to make Big Show out to be some type of monster.

    Yet he lost both of his matches at these pay-per-views.

    Big Show trying to be any type of monster is a joke.  Why the WWE is still trying to force him on us as a big bad heel is beyond me.  Hopefully he is just a place holder for Brock Lesnar.

    Regardless, Big Show clearly can't overcome John Cena which is why his stock is plummeting.

Stock Down: Kane

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    Poor Kane.  I feel almost bad for the big red monster.  Since he re-debuted dawning his mask, Kane has slowly lost more and more monster appeal.

    The Money in the Bank ladder match just made it even worse.  Kane has not only been manhandled by a washed up Big Show for weeks now, but he was beaten at the ladder match as well.

    Kane also did relatively nothing, which is shocking considering the experience he has with Money in the Bank ladder matches.

    The Big Red Monster is turning out to be less and less of a monster, and more like the Kane we saw without the mask.

    Kane's pyro might scare the hell out of you when you go to one of the live events, but other than that, this monster isn't really scary at all.

    Kane's stock is falling fast, and the lack of activity during the Money in the Bank ladder match only made it worse.

Stock Up: John Cena

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    Can Cena's stock rise anymore than it's already currently at? 

    Yes, it can.

    With winning not only the WWE championship contract but also his first Money in the Bank ladder match, Cena has claimed his spot as a new contender for Punk's title.

    We haven't seen Cena in the title hunt for quite some time now, so while many of us may groan to see him back closer to the very top, others will more than likely be extremely happy to see Cena closer to the ultimate prize.

    Being able to beat the Big Show, the Miz, Chris Jericho, and Kane all in one match is no easy feat, but it anyone could do it, it was sure to be John Cena.

    Cena promised that he would win his ladder match, and he delivered.

    While I doubt the brief case was supposed to fall apart like it did, I don't doubt that Cena was set to win the whole thing.

    Now with SummerSlam approaching, will the leader of Cenation challenge Punk for the WWE title?  And will Cena be able to overcome the Second City Savior and the massive winning streak he has been on when it comes to defending his title?

    We may have to wait for RAW to find out, but there is no question that with his win at Money in the Bank, Cena's stock is rising to its maximum.