Mr. Money in the Bank, Randy Orton. (Credit: WWE.com)
Randy Orton fans have been grumbling for almost two years now about the second-generation star's exclusion from World and WWE Championship-related storylines.
A match versus Alberto Del Rio at arguably the second-biggest pay-per-view event of the year would surely drive home that the Viper is back in title contention.
It would be curious for the recent Money in the Bank winner and holder of the WWE Championship contract to also receive a shot at the World Championship.
I don't support Orton winning either title since there are fresher champions available in the form of Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler. But if he's going to capture more gold, he might as well do it in historic fashion.
What if Orton beat Alberto Del Rio to become the new world champion, and then successfully cashed in his WWE Championship contract on the winner of Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena later that evening?
Orton would be the first WWE undisputed champion since Brock Lesnar in 2002, and the first man to win the WWE and World Heavyweight Championship belts in two separate matches on a single night since Chris Jericho bested The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin at Vengeance in 2001.
What if Orton won Del Rio's championship, only for Damien Sandow to cash in his title shot on Orton? It would be the first time in history that one Money in the Bank holder cashed in on another.
Orton has already had nine combined "big two" championship reigns. He's considerably younger than RVD and Christian, and their resumes would benefit more from the bedazzlement of a World Championship reign than Orton's.
More importantly, we've been fed Orton vs. Del Rio matches ad nauseam over the past year or so. They work well together, but not so well that we need to see it again.
As the late Owen Hart might have put it: "Enough is enough and it's time for a change."