Mark Henry has a lot of momentum going into Money in the Bank with a renewed main event push, an edge in strength and much of the crowd booing his opponent—which is exactly why he isn't going to win.
Every fan of WWE who has watched the product long enough knows the routine. The easiest way to book the go-home episode of Raw for a championship match is to have the champion on the losing end. That way, it appears as though the challenger is going to upset the system and win the title.
However, as history shows, that foreshadowed outcome is not set in stone. More often than not, whoever looks strong going into the pay-per-view ends up being the one to lose.
Though Henry is the World's Strongest Man, he'll be facing the one person above all in WWE who is booked to be stronger than everyone else: John Cena.
Cena has made a career out of wrestling matches against people who are supposed to look unbeatable, yet after being beaten down, he almost always finds a way to come out on top. You can even set your clock to the pacing of the match, due to how many times it's been repeated.
Despite having seen this too often to count, which annoys a large portion of the audience, apparently enough people are fond of it for WWE to justify continuing to have the same outcome. Why should the fans expect anything different?
Furthermore, Henry has the stigma of never having held the WWE Championship. Although there is no official ruling that states such, it almost appears as though winning any title in WWE a second time comes so much easier than the struggle for the first win.
Henry has come up short every single time he's been in a contest for this title, while Cena has won an endless amount of WWE Championship victories, either to win or retain.
Fans of Henry may be hoping that he will come out on top, but the likelihood of that happening is about the same as it is for Cena to turn heel at the event—extremely slim at best.
When a wrestler goes up against someone like Cena in a title match at a pay-per-view that takes place directly before one of the bigger ones of the year, in order to make it believable that the challenger could win, WWE would need to do a lot more than the standard operating procedure.
This by no means indicates that the match will suffer, as it has some potential to be highly entertaining. The only question is whether or not the outcome is too obvious so as to spoil the pleasure of the ending we will almost assuredly be getting.
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