Best Case Scenario
At Summerslam, Dolph Ziggler defeats Chris Jericho in a match we all know is going to happen. The following Smackdown we open the show to the shrill screeching voice of Vickie. Luckily, Ziggler takes the microphone and starts declaring how he is the future of the company and how he will soon be the greatest World Heavyweight Champion in history.
Then out of the audience comes Barrett who unmercifully beats Ziggler. As Zig Zag lays unconscious in the ring Barrett, in his charming accent, tells Ziggler how he didn’t forget that he was the one who originally injured him (yeah, the WWE actually addressing what happened).
This feud escalates with a number of amazing matches. Then at the Royal Rumble PPV, Ziggler and Barrett go one on one in a Street Fight. The winner of the match will get the MitB briefcase. Ziggler begins to get on a roll and sets up for the end. All of a sudden Vickie hits Ziggler with a chair, thus aligning with Barrett and allowing him to win the briefcase.
The next Smackdown, Barrett tosses Vickie to the curb saying how he used her to get what he wanted and now he is done with her. Barrett goes on to defeating Sheamus after a not so tough loss the Alberto Del Rio later on that same night.
Barrett and Sheamus battle at Wrestlemania, but Sheamus must have accidentally used HHH’s water bottle, and loses in 16 seconds to Barrett.
Worst Case Scenario
Barrett returns for Night of Champions to challenge, of all people, Santino for the United States Championship. After 45 seconds of domination, Barrett sets up to finish off Santino.
Then all of a sudden out comes Ryback to stop the match. The following Smackdown,or Raw, or whichever show Ryback is suppose to be on, he comes out to talk for the first time. Ryback fumes about how Barrett screwed him when they were in NXT and in the Nexus, however Ryback is so loud and intense he blows the speakers in the arena so no one really hears this.
Ryback and Barrett then have a match at the Night of Champions PPV. During this, Ryback crushes Barrett’s rib cage while attempting a basic bodyslam.