Yes, you see correctly. A story not about Night of Champions, CM Punk, John Cena, Triple H or Kevin Nash is being published.
Just in case anyone forgot, Daniel Bryan went undefeated against seven other men at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view just two months ago. Blame WWE booking for not making that more noticeable. The Miz showed that can happen more than most superstars.
Then again, he is on the A-show.
Bryan was quoted as saying he will cash in his briefcase at WrestleMania so he can main event on the grandest stage of them all.
I have a problem with that because, as of right now, he is not relevant on SmackDown. Instead, Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Sheamus, Christian and even both "Bocth" Caras have more air time.
He receives a good match every week, but either jobs to Christian or somebody jobs to him. I apologize for the constant whining; this is not an article to do such a thing.
I'm here for one purpose, and that is to predict when he will cash that sucker in. Just like any IWC member, we expect it at the most random moments. Like when Punk cashed his in when Batista crushed Edge during a promo.
Bryan could also use the Miz/Del Rio techniques, waiting until the champion fought a hard and brutal match, then swoop in for the kill.
I thought of three places where the American Dragon can cash in that shiny briefcase to capture his first world championship.
Survivor Series: News reports are telling the fans that this pay-per-view will begin to be a high-up show, like SummerSlam and WrestleMania. Truth be told, no draft has been announced, so Bryan will remain on SmackDown for the time being.
Expect Randy "the Talent Killer" Orton to re-capture the title between now and then. I can picture a hard-fought battle with Henry, and Bryan should have built some momentum by then and found some talent on the mic (Ziggler-esque).
An episode of SmackDown: This is the most unlikely choice out of the three, seeing as Bryan never gets an opportunity to speak. Maybe that is on purpose, though, to make his cash-in more mysterious.
This could happen at any time on the show, most likely in the end or beginning. Henry could be giving another promo, when Kane and Big Show come back to beat him down. Bryan can take advantage of that moment, lock in his submission and it's all over.
WrestleMania 28: Bryan might not be lying after all. WWE Creative might have a long-term plan with this kid that will lead to the big dance. It's a long time until April, so any storylines or feuds (barring Rock/Cena) are too hard to predict. Who knows, by then he could be up there with Rhodes/Sheamus/Orton. Only time will tell.
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