WWE Money in the Bank: Randy Orton Wins but Isn't Main Story to Emerge
Randy Orton won this year's WWE title Money in the Bank ladder match. You'd think that fans would be hitting the keyboard to input their ideas of when Orton would cash in his WWE title shot. Instead, "The Viper" is just an afterthought.
The pay-per-view's main event was loaded with star power and considering these guys are all big names, the match didn't disappoint. Sure nobody took any Jeff Hardy/Shelton Benjamin-type shots, but that was never going to happen with how many big names were in the match.
Going into the show, Daniel Bryan figured to be the favorite. The IWC darling has become one of, if not the most popular superstar on the WWE's roster. Just look at his entrance last night and see an entire arena joining him in "Yes!" chants to validate that claim.
While Bryan was making headlines on the Internet for a potential feud with John Cena heading into SummerSlam, Orton was making them for finalizing a divorce. It seemed as though Orton, despite being a big name, was merely in the match to provide filler material. After all, Orton has been without direction since losing to The Shield at Wrestlemania.
After winning the MITB ladder match, one would figure Orton's new-found career path would be the discussion fans would engage in. As of now, it appears as though Orton would finally have to undertake his long-awaited heel turn to take the title away from "SuperCena." That alone should be reason enough for fans to get amped as Orton's face run has grown very stale.
Instead of celebrating Orton's return to relevancy, however, fans are discussing what happens next in the CM Punk-Paul Heyman feud. Both Bryan and the returning Rob Van Dam are also receiving quite a bit of chatter for their performances last night.
It shows just how far Orton has fallen from grace in the fans' eyes that he can win a huge match like MITB and still be a second-tier player in all of this. He can still get a pop from the fans and remains one of WWE's most visible Superstars, but it's clear something needs to happen with Orton.
A superstar shouldn't win a match like MITB and be the second- or even third-most talked-about item from the bout. With Bryan, RVD and Punk stealing the show on Sunday night, "The Viper" surely hopes this helps him steal the show from now on.
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