WWE Money in the Bank 2014: Smart Builds for PPV's Top Feuds
Although the card for Money in the Bank is particularly threadbare at this moment in time, there are a whole host of feuds that look set to be inserted into the show prior to it airing.
The only confirmed match so far is the traditional Ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and with the field not yet fully confirmed for that, it is difficult to see how it will be pushed.
However, with The Shield and Evolution's rivalry continuing on in a very different manner as we head toward Money in the Bank, there are plenty of ways the WWE can go about building a third collision between the two stables.
With a lot of work still to be done by the company before Money in the Bank rolls around, let's take a look at the smartest ways to build up some of the feuds heading into the show.
No. 1 Contender Money in the Bank Ladder Match
OK, so this match hasn't actually been locked in yet, but it certainly looks like it may happen at Money in the Bank.
With the main Ladder match being contested for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the WWE simply cannot allow the infamous briefcase to not show up at Money in the Bank.
There are a whole host of guys who deserve to be in a match of this type, and a fair few people will believe they stand a good chance of winning the match.
It would be great to see some feuds mapped out in the forthcoming week that could easily be amalgamated into a Ladder match, so long as the WWE does it right.
Guys like Dolph Ziggler and even The Miz, who is going to return before Money in the Bank, could be credible candidates in a match of this type.
It's just important that if a match like this does happen, it is done without simply throwing guys in at the deep end. There needs to be some substantial TV time dedicated to it.
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
In many ways, it's completely and utterly unfair to class Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose as an undercard match.
After all, the two men in question have been involved with the main event at the last two pay-per-view shows, but circumstances have certainly changed since then.
Rollins and Ambrose are now on opposing sides of the divide after Rollins' switch to Evolution, and it has set up a mouthwatering contest at Money in the Bank.
Ambrose was cost his place in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match by Rollins, and he is going to be out for revenge come the pay-per-view.
It would be fantastic to see the WWE let both men loose on each other in the weeks leading up to Money in the Bank, as it would whet the appetite brilliantly.
Naturally, more of Ambrose's sadistic promo work would be a welcome addition to the feud, too, given his most recent effort on Raw.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
There will be scenes reminiscent of the 1992 Royal Rumble at Money in the Bank, as the winner of the traditional Ladder match will be earning a much bigger prize in 2014.
With the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line, there are a whole host of stars in the mix to become the third holder of the newly merged belt.
However, there is one man who stands out above the rest when it comes to getting the opportunity to be the champion.
Cesaro has earned his stripes over the last few months and is in a classic position to strike and win the Ladder match. Similar to Damien Sandow last year, Cesaro is the outsider when it comes to the field in 2014.
And in that sense, it would be great to see the WWE almost fail to acknowledge his presence in the match. With John Cena and Bray Wyatt's feud likely to continue into the Ladder match itself, there is a real feeling that Cesaro could spring a huge shock by winning.
Part of the crowd may fail to see it coming, which is what this pay-per-view is all about: swerves. And keeping Cesaro low on the radar for the next couple of weeks would be the perfect build for this incredible match.
Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority
Daniel Bryan won't be wrestling at Money in the Bank, but you get the feeling his rivalry with Stephanie McMahon just will not go away.
There is bound to be yet another angle involving Bryan somewhere down the line at Money in the Bank given how he has been making sporadic TV appearances since his neck surgery.
When Bryan recovers to full fitness, he is going to be thrust right back into the title picture. And that means he should have a big say in who wins his belt at the pay-per-view.
It would be great to see Bryan stay on TV all the way through to Money in the Bank in order for him to be able to have an influence at the show.
And with Stephanie arguably operating at the peak of her powers right now, it should make for some unmissable TV in the weeks leading up to Money in the Bank.