WWE Money in the Bank 2012: John Cena Was Best Choice to Win Title Shot

Sam R. QuinnSenior Analyst IIIJuly 16, 2012

Photo Credit: WWE.com
Photo Credit: WWE.com

John Cena isn't the beloved superstar that he once was, but he is looking forward to a shot at taking to WWE Championship belt from C.M. Punk whenever he chooses.

Cena's popularity has declined a bit because some people don't believe that his in-ring performance lives up to his charisma outside of the ring. That's justified in some respects.

However, there's no way that Cena shouldn't have been the one to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. It wouldn't have made sense for any of the other four competitors to come out on top.

Big Show's act is beyond old. He has had one of the most illustrious WWE careers in history, but he's not the kind of wrestler who can carry out a long-standing quest for a title at this point in his career. His value lies in his role as a show pony that shows up at very predictable times to play a role in some storyline that he shouldn't be involved in.

Kane is more of the same. He's more exciting than Big Show, and has the whole mysterious look about him, not to mention the size, but he's too long in the tooth to revolve an entire plot line around. Kane was the master of his craft back in the day, but his role can't be that of a WWE Championship contender any longer.

The Miz, who was added out of the blue prior to the match, has already had the chance to prove he can be the main attraction in a plot line, and it didn't turn out as riveting as hoped. He's certainly closer to his downfall than Cena is.

Chris Jericho was the only other logical choice to win. He's a high-flying, risk-taking daredevil who has long been a staple in the WWE, but he's been in multiple Money in the Bank matches before.

Cena makes the most sense because he is the biggest draw among the five wrestlers who participated in the competition. Whether people like him or hate him, they are still going to tune in to see how he fares.

Not to mention that he's been on the other side of this process. He's been the champion and lost his title to Edge years ago after Edge won a Money in the Bank match.

This win was a long-time coming for Cena, who continues to be one of the most well-known wrestlers in the entire WWE. Despite his recent sputtering and occasional lack of fan support, he was the best pick to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.