WWE: CM Punk and Christian Win Gold, SinCara Suspended, Daniel Bryan and More

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistJuly 18, 2011

CM Punk Proudly displayed the belt beneath the PB
CM Punk Proudly displayed the belt beneath the PB

Last night's Money in the Bank PPV emanated from my hometown of Chicago. I can tell you from experience that the Chicago crowd is nuts, in a totally awesome way.

I have been to a total of five shows in Chicago for WWE, and the TV events are always more energetic than the live events. Sadly, I was unable to attend last night's event, but I was able to watch.

The biggest news out of last night is obviously CM Punk beating John Cena for the WWE Title. Vince McMahon tried to pull a Chicago screwjob but was cut off by Cena, only to have Cena lose the title.

Vince called for Del Rio to come challenge Punk, but the wily Chicagoan was able to slip out of the situation and go celebrate with the fans.

The best part about what happens is that it opens up two storylines going forward. The CM Punk leaving storyline is already in full effect, but now we have a new storyline with John Cena having lost a match where he would be fired if he lost.

Tonight's Raw has both Cena and Punk scheduled; my guess would be some kind of MITB cash in so Punk does not actually leave with the title, but I would applaud WWE if they actually had the WWE title go with Punk.

I have to point out how awesome it must have been for Punk to not only have one of the biggest moments in recent history in his hometown of Chicago, but to be able to drive a few miles and go sleep in his own home must have been the icing on the cake.

The other big title win was Christian winning his second world title by beating Randy Orton.

Christian won with underhanded tactics for sure, but that does not mean he was not the smarter of the two men last night.

He used Orton's rage issues against him and ended up getting him disqualified, which, due to the match stipulations, would see Christian become the new world champion.

I don't care if the win was cheap; I am happy to see WWE was not going to give Christian just one world title and then never have him get another.

This morning news also broke that Sin Cara has been suspended for his first wellness policy violation. This could put a crimp in WWE's plans to build him up, since he will now be off TV for a full 30 days.

This comes as a shock to me, as he was not only the WWE's biggest international signing recently, but he was Triple H's pet project, and you would think Cara would have taken that seriously enough not to screw it up.

I am curious to see if he comes back and keeps going full steam ahead or if he will fall to the wayside much the way Evan Bourne did after first breaking into WWE.

Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio won their respective MITB matches earning them each world title shots, and I have to say that Bryan's win may have been the most shocking moment of the night.

He was not my first, second or even third pick to win this match, but I am happy he did because he deserves a shot at a world title.

Del Rio could very well beat Punk tonight and keep the WWE title in house, but I think we may see WWE go in a different direction.

What did you think of last night's event?