WWE seems to be hitting its peak, at least as far as building feuds for SummerSlam is concerned. One of the best parts of the Money In the Bank pay-per-view was the way it perfectly teased a lot of good rivalries that will carry us into the next big show.
At times, WWE tends to fall in love with singular episodes of Raw, which do nothing to help build the pay-per-view. It needs to get back to focusing on serious long-term storylines instead of slow, annoying rivalries no one cares about.
With SummerSlam right around the corner, here are the biggest feuds to come out of the Money In the Bank pay-per-view.
CM Punk vs. John Cena
Even if you don't like John Cena, it is a good thing that he is back in the WWE title picture. I have been writing all week about how the championship needs to start being fought for in main events to bring some legitimacy back to it.
As much as I love the matches between Punk and Daniel Bryan, WWE was never going to get behind that as a serious, main-event level program.
Plus, Punk and Cena worked well together last summer. I am not expecting anything like the build leading up to Money In the Bank last year, but stranger things have happened.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler
Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio was a feud that was going nowhere fast. I think Del Rio is a good performer, but his upside is limited because I don't think the vast majority of the audience cares about him.
Ziggler winning Money In the Bank was not a surprise, though it was more than welcome. If WWE wants to get Ziggler over as something serious, now is the time to start really pushing him and not cutting him off at the knees.
I am reluctant to say this feud will be strong, just because I have seen what WWE has done with Ziggler over the last seven months. If done right, this could be a great feud for SmackDown to build around.
A.J. vs. Daniel Bryan
I am going out on a bit of a limb here, and basing part of this on the wedding that we were promised this past week on Raw.
While I am not expecting any kind of match between Bryan and A.J., I do believe WWE is trying to make A.J. into a big star for reasons known only to them. I don't think the company sees Bryan at that same level, therefore something is going to happen at the wedding to start a feud.
These two did great work together earlier this year, so why not build it into a good, long-term story. Sure, it will be a little too soap opera-y for a lot of people, but Bryan is so good and A.J. is actually good at expressing herself with facials.
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