Ever since Daniel Bryan won the Money in the Bank PPV, many wondered when he would cash it in.
It was a mystery until the Money in the Bank holder himself said that he was going to cash it on WrestleMania as an opportunity for him to main event the show while eventually becoming champion.
We believed him and still do, because let's face it, Bryan Danielson seems like an honest guy who wouldn't want to waste his surefire opportunity to main event the Grandest Stage of Them All.
But, if anything were to provide doubt, it would be his eventual losing streak.
Daniel Bryan was until just recently losing a lot of matches, and while he's put the streak to a stop, was the damage too much?
On SmackDown, it was shown that it wasn't.
Daniel Bryan was set to face the World Heavyweight champion Mark Henry, and once the match occurred, Bryan actually had the momentum in his favor.
He was close to pinning the champ on a few occasions as well and seemed to be able to prove himself for the main event until Mark Henry kept on attacking him relentlessly.
Henry's continuous attacks on Bryan enraged Big Show to the point that he interfered and knocked out the World Heavyweight champion for a while.
Noticing this opportunity, Show encouraged Daniel Bryan to cash in his briefcase.
With doubts in his mind, the opportunity was too good to pass up, and Bryan was about to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase when his chance became thwarted by Henry.
Now, Bryan has yet to technically cash it in, but there is that doubt that has been instilled in not only the Money in the Bank holder's mind, but in everyone else's too.
Is Daniel Bryan going to cash in his briefcase before WrestleMania 28, breaking his promise in the process?
I honestly doubt it, but anything can happen in the realm of the WWE.
In fact, it's happened recently.
Edge was forced to retire and Christian was given the chance to carry what his friend had left behind.
Or at least we thought that way.
A few days later, Christian lost his World Heavyweight championship to Randy Orton.
Since then, he turned heel due to frustration and has tasted the championship again only to lose it quickly to Orton in about a month long reign.
After his loss, though, he has rarely seen an opportunity to regain and it and has been "buried" somewhat while Mark Henry, Big Show, and Randy Orton have had opportunities at the gold.
So how does this fit in with Daniel Bryan and his Money in the Bank opportunity?
It doesn't. In fact, it's more wishful thinking than realistic thinking, but if Bryan were to cash in at WrestleMania, I would prefer for it to be Christian.
Why Christian, of all people?
Well, he does deserve it.
He was screwed in his reigns and wasn't really given a true chance to carry the belt, which could've proven his worth in the process.
So all I'm hoping for is this, instead of Daniel Bryan cashing in against Mark Henry, Randy Orton, or anyone else not named Christian, why not hand the belt over to Christian and have him defend it against Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 28?
There are many reasons why I want this to happen.
First of all, it would give Christian that chance to prove himself.
It would give Christian that one more match.
He would be able to showcase his worth as champion at the Grandest Stage of Them All, a place where effort cannot go unnoticed.
Secondly, it would give Daniel Bryan a believable opportunity.
Daniel Bryan successfully cashing in against Mark Henry? It'll be a matchup of David vs Goliath where Goliath would most likely win if SmackDown were any indication of it.
Daniel Bryan cashing in successfully against Randy Orton? Orton's star power and strong record would prove otherwise.
Daniel Bryan cashing in successfully against a heel Christian? It seems possible for the Money in the Bank holder to cash it in successfully and shutting up the whiny heel in the process.
Then there's the factor that rivalries have. Match quality and promos.
Imagine the matches!
Christian versus Daniel Bryan would be a possibility for match of the year if they perform to their max potential.
Would Bryan versus Orton or Henry be the same? It's possible with Orton but unlikely with Henry.
Go with a proven veteran who can deliver in Christian.
Then there's the promos.
Christian can carry that portion whereas Orton really can't and Henry can but the balance with match quality wouldn't provide any memorable encounters.
Go with Christian, give him that one more match and let him win it.
Let him win it and defend it against Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 28.
Take the risk WWE.
Trust me, it'll be a chance where the two men will deliver as they both have something to prove.
Take the risk, make this wishful thinking into a reality.
WrestleMania 28, Christian versus Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 28 for the World Heavyweight championship.
Make it happen.
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