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WWE Money in the Bank 2014: Most Under-Appreciated Storylines to Follow

Aaron BowerFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2014

WWE Money in the Bank 2014: Most Under-Appreciated Storylines to Follow

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    Arguably the most dramatic pay-per-view of the entire year, WWE Money in the Bank once again possesses all the attributes to be a fantastic show.

    Like always, the attention is heavily focused on the top end of the card, with certain stars grabbing all the limelight.

    While that is no bad thing, it does mean that a fair few storylines with real potential are overlooked by many.

    All the men involved in the Ladder matches bring baggage with them, which means the subplots in each will make for compelling viewing.

    Away from the two Ladder matches, there is plenty to keep us interested, too.

    Let's take a look at some of the more under-appreciated storylines to keep our eyes on at Money in the Bank. 

Erick Rowan and Luke Harper's Crusade

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    These are interesting times for The Wyatt Family, it has to be said.

    While Bray is going through a bit of a transformation, the spotlight here focuses on his two loyal servants, who could be about to taste success of their own at Money in the Bank.

    Erick Rowan and Luke Harper are former NXT tag team champions, so they have previous when it comes to the tag division. However, they could be about to make the step up and become WWE tag team champions, given how they are expected to overthrow The Usos at Money in the Bank.

    Could Rowan and Harper be the two men to finally instill some momentum in the tag division? After all, they are surprisingly agile for two big guys, and are incredibly entertaining to watch.

    Not only that, but they are captivating, too. They are interesting characters, and they seem to be on a bit of a roll.

    If they do prevail, let's hope they get a good run with the belts. 

The Gradual Transformation of Bray Wyatt

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    The more attentive WWE fans will have noticed that Erick Rowan and Luke Harper are now sporting their own entrance music when they make their way out to the ring.

    It could quite easily be that too much is being read into that, but does it mean a gradual parting of the ways is coming between Harper, Rowan and Bray Wyatt?

    Whilst Harper and Rowan retain all the qualities of a heel tag team, the case of Bray Wyatt is slightly different. Much like The Shield before him, Bray has become an immensely popular character, and it will be interesting to see what a strong showing at Money in the Bank does for him.

    It could be that he is slowly morphing into a babyface, just like The Shield did a few months back. If that is the case, it will mark a stunning transformation in the career of Wyatt, and could be the start of something seriously huge. 

John Cena and The Authority's Battle

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    If John Cena fails in his bid to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the WWE must find a rivalry that fits his needs suitably.

    With that in mind, could they revert to a feud that was potentially teased a few weeks ago? Cena clearly upset The Authority to the extent they refused him entry in the battle royal to make this match at Money in the Bank.

    Is that a precursor to perhaps a fully fledged rivalry getting underway? Stephanie needs some fresh meat to lock horns with, seeing as though Daniel Bryan is inactive, and Cena would be a perfect candidate.

    It would of course mean some meaningless matches with Kane to keep the feud alive in a wrestling sense, but it's not like that has bothered WWE Creative before.

The Genuine Battle for the MITB Briefcase

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    From the outside looking in, you'd think it was simply between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins when it comes to claiming the Money in the Bank briefcase.

    However, there are several other men in the match who probably have as good a chance as Rollins and Ambrose of claiming the briefcase and breaking through to the main event scene.

    In truth, people like Bad News Barrett and Dolph Ziggler are perhaps more deserving of the briefcase than Rollins or Ambrose. The two former members of The Shield are already main event stars in waiting, and they don't need a briefcase to elevate them any further.

    Injury permitting, Barrett should arguably be regarded as the favorite to prevail above the rest and win the match. However, whatever happens, there is a fascinating battle going on to claim that briefcase.

    Of course, that's without discussing the inclusion of Kofi Kingston in the match.

    Expect plenty of exciting and dramatic spots. 

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