The list has to have a babyface on it, even if the babyface is biding his time until a heel turn.
At first glance, the choice appears difficult. Most of the faces are either recent winners of the briefcase or are involved in more intriguing storylines.
Daniel Bryan could have been a choice, but he won MITB two years ago and seems destined to enter the WWE championship picture without a briefcase in hand.
Sheamus is another possibility. "The Great White" has won most of the singles prizes WWE has to offer—WWE and world championships, the U.S. title, the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring. But I don’t see him factoring into the picture here.
Kane? Too old
Kofi Kingston? Hurting.
Chris Jericho? Part-timer.
Dolph Ziggler? He has his rematch clause for the world belt.
The Miz? Like Bryan, a recent winner. Plus, he's just not that over right now.
So we come to Orton. He held the WWE and world championship before, but he never has entered the title picture as an MITB winner.
Orton said in an interview earlier this month that he will build up his babyface routine to the point that when he finally switches sides, it will be big. If he has an MITB briefcase to cash in on John Cena or Daniel Bryan and turns heel in the process, that would qualify as big.
Orton has been out of title consideration for a while. Having the briefcase in hand would put him back in contention, where someone with his talent belongs.
Now we have seen all the evidence for these five Superstars. After careful consideration and weighing of the evidence, which Superstar makes the most compelling case for an MITB case?