Why It's a Guarantee John Cena Takes Money in the Bank Away from Dolph Ziggler

Justin LaBar@@JustinLaBar Featured ColumnistDecember 5, 2012

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com

If you hate John Cena—or love Dolph Ziggler—prepare to grind your teeth at WWE TLC.

Here, the two will battle in a ladder match, with Ziggler's Money in the Bank briefcase at stake. Obviously, anything is possible, but I doubt this match was made with the intention of Cena losing and not capitalizing on the stipulation.

I'm okay with John Cena winning this match.

For one, it will make a lot of people mad, which I'll find funny.

Two, if Ziggler loses his Money in the Bank briefcase, I think it almost guarantees that he wins the Royal Rumble.

Cena winning the Money in the Bank opens up a whole new map of roads WWE can go with, booking the road to WrestleMania and the key players.

This could be the first pay-per-view in a long time where neither John Cena nor CM Punk are involved in the final main event match. I guess you've got feed the appetite of Cena and his nation, and the guarantee of being champion again shortly is the perfect meal.

Initially, the Ryback versus CM Punk match was certainly going to be ending the show. Now, with the modifications to the match after Punk's surgery, I wouldn't be shocked if WWE feels—because the match was thrown together at the last minute—that they should push Ziggler and Cena to the main event spot. If the Cena match was given the final spot of the night, that could tell us some things.

If Cena goes on last, he's definitely winning in my mind. If Cena's match is last, depending on what happens earlier in the night, does The Shield come into play?

I mean what greater injustice could there be than Dolph Ziggler earning his Money in the Bank briefcase, holding on to it for six months and then losing it on a whim to THE ALMIGHTY JOHN CENA?

If The Shield doesn't show up, mark it down for another night, another situation, another day that passes that The Shield has yet to get physically involved with John Cena.

They've attacked in a short time so many other top WWE faces. Ryback, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Kane and The Miz are just a few. In some of those cases, those faces have gotten retaliation and chased the group off.

Since when does WWE leave the top new vigilante faction away from beating down the poster boy and letting the poster boy look strong? I'm not making a guarantee Cena is involved with The Shield, but its odd by WWE standards.

Cena is going to get treated like a heel by some of the audience if he captures the Money in the Bank briefcase from his heel opponent in Dolph Ziggler. If The Shield works for Cena, that same portion of the audience will then cheer what is supposed to be a heel reveal. You've got to love pro-wrestling.