WWE Money in the Bank 2014: Most Underappreciated Storylines to Follow
Since its debut in 2010, Money in the Bank has become one of the most exciting and well-loved pay-per-views on the WWE calendar.
As it has become the norm for two multi-man ladder matches to be held at the event, plenty of superstars vie for the spotlight whenever Money in the Bank rolls around—and this year is no exception.
Lots of huge goings-on are dominating WWE TV at the moment, like the dissolution of The Shield and Daniel Bryan's absence. This has meant that some storylines have suffered from a lack of focus going into the pay-per-view—but that will surely change at the event.
Money in the Bank 2014 will no doubt be filled with shocks and surprises. Here are some storylines that you might not have been keeping as close an eye on as some of the other events in WWE in recent weeks—but they'll be of great importance come the night on June 29.
New Tag Team Champions, the Wyatt Family?
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan—Bray Wyatt's followers—have been a force to reckon with ever since they accompanied him to the WWE. Money in the Bank could be their chance to assert themselves even further, as they challenge the Usos for the tag team titles.
Many expected this match to be added to the card for Payback, but as it turned out, the four participants were all inserted into Bray Wyatt's match against John Cena.
That only proved to stoke the fires between these two teams, prompting a contest that could be one of the best matches of the night come June 29.
The Usos have established themselves as a very strong team in their title run, and Rowan has been steadily improving ever since his debut. Harper has been consistently impressive throughout his time in WWE, and he'll be looking to make a real impact as he and Rowan attempt to capture the gold.
It remains to be seen whether we'll see new tag team champions at Money in the Bank, but I don't think anyone would be surprised if we did. This bout is one to watch come next weekend.
Cesaro Qualifies for Title Match
Cesaro's momentum may have cooled a little since the weeks directly after his Battle Royal win at WrestleMania, but he might be on track to shock the world at Money in the Bank.
With the Money in the Bank match being a multi-man scramble to grab the gold, he has as much of a chance on paper as anyone else to be crowned the new WWE world heavyweight champion.
While the King of Swing is perhaps something of a dark horse to claim the belt next Sunday, it would certainly seem that his entry into the match is indicative of his first steps into the main event scene proper.
Even if he doesn't come out as the winner, it wouldn't be surprising to see him begin a feud with another competitor in the match that will see him through the next few months—John Cena, perhaps?
Who Will Join Seth Rollins in the Other Money in the Bank Ladder Match?
With the announcement on Main Event that a second, more traditional Money in the Bank ladder match will be held at the pay-per-view, speculation is swirling as to who will compete in the bout alongside Seth Rollins.
There's only one week of programming to go before Money in the Bank is upon us, so expect the announcements to come thick and fast. The WWE may even save a surprise entrant or two for the event.
The Money in the Bank briefcase tends to find its way into the hands of a Superstar who is just on the verge of stardom—and there are plenty of options, if that is the sort of talent that the WWE is looking for.
Dean Ambrose seems like a likely addition to this bout to continue his issue with Rollins, but the rest of the spots could be taken by just about anyone. Perhaps a new NXT call-up will make his debut?
Bray Wyatt Gets His Revenge on John Cena
It seemed that Bray Wyatt and John Cena were done with each other after their conclusive Last Man Standing match at Payback, but with both men set to compete in the Money in the Bank ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, it seems like we're set for another collision.
Cena outmatched Wyatt rather convincingly in their feud, so it would follow that Money in the Bank would be Wyatt's opportunity to gain some measure of revenge.
While he couldn't quite manage to score a clean win over the leader of the Cenation, toppling over a ladder while Cena ascends toward the belts could prove to be an apt way of finally getting one over on the Doctor of Thuganomics.
All that being said, it could be that Wyatt is successful in his first shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. With his lackeys Erick Rowan and Luke Harper also competing for gold elsewhere on the show, it could be that the Wyatt Family will be significantly better decorated come Monday Night Raw after the pay-per-view.
Could We See a Cash-In?
With both the WWE world heavyweight title and the Money in the Bank briefcase there for the taking, there's been plenty of talk about who will take each one home.
As such, the focus has not been on the outside possibility that one man could end up winning the briefcase and then cashing it in the same night to become champion.
Given that it's rather difficult to predict between whom this situation would unfold, it's difficult to say how likely this is, but it would be one way of capping off Money in the Bank with a bang.
Money in the Bank is one of the most unpredictable pay-per-views in normal circumstances, and this year it has enough moving parts that it's even more difficult to foresee what will happen than usual.
We will have a new WWE world heavyweight champion by the end of the night on June 29—but it would be very surprising if there isn't some controversy along the way.