WWE: Missed Opportunities Segement 5
by, 07-14-2013 at 10:58 PM (5626 Views)
I meant to get this up before the actual Money in the Bank PPV, but due to technical reasons I was not. Anyways, with that said, I thought I would look at WWE's missed opportunities at superstars who should have won a MITB match instead of the ones they chose for the situation. Let's get started:
I am not a huge fan of Christian, but knowing what he has done for the WWE is quite proficient. He was someone who sustained in revolutionizing ladder matches and him not having been former Money in the Bank winner is beyond me. The perfect time to give him that briefcase was WrestleMania 26, instead of Jack Swagger. Think about it. Later that night, Chris Jericho would defeat Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship and then be speared through a barricade. WWE could of had Christian run out to the ring to cash in his Money in the Bank, have Edge throw Chris Jericho into the ring, Christian spear Jericho, and win his first ever world championship there with his brother right beside him raising his hand. It would have been a real bro to bro moment. I do not know about all of you, but that would of been a cherishable and amazing heartfelt moment.
I am surprised to know that the guy who came up with the whole doctrine of Money in the Bank never won it. In my humble opinion, the perfect time to give it to him was in 2010. Instead of giving it to the Miz, they could have had the Nexus come out and help Chris Jericho win it. I am not saying Chris Jericho would become the leader of the Nexus, just an ally due to his mentor-degree with Wade Barret. They could have had him team up with Nexus at Summerslam in which they would win with Wade Barret and Chris Jericho being the last two men standing. Later, they could have had Wade Barret beat Randy Orton for the WWE Title only to get cashed in by Chris Jericho starting a Teacher vs. Student feud. This is all just an idea I feel would of been utilized right. Otherwise, Chris Jericho is an amazing talent and could have really put Wade Barret over by actually winning Money in the Bank. Instead we got the Miz in a lackluster reign.
This man was a tremendous talent who had such a tangible and unique feel in the presence of the ring, especially those wicked spots in the Money in the Bank matches. He was so ravenous in his desire to win. Plus he is the only guy out of the first Money in the Bank participants to never be World Champion. That fills me up with some melancholy. He is such a veteran in these types of matches and gosh well deserved one. An idea for him would have been WrestleMania 24. Yeah sorry CM Punk, your first World Title run did not really impress me. Shelton could have easily cashed in in say Backlash that year and reignited his feud with Triple H back in the day. Shelton Benjamin is definitely a win.
A huge draw to the mid-card ambiance was MVP. He had credible feuds with the likes of Chris Benoit and Shelton Benjamin. He even had credible reigns as a United States Champion. Truth is, I cannot really come up with a good time when he should have won it/when to cash it in and so. I just believe he had the right attitude, heel or face, to be a good Money in the Bank holder.
I know we have are unbelievers out there, but Kofi Kingston can be and should of have been an amazing World Champion, if executed properly. All he needs is a more serious gimmick. That's it. Anyways, he should have won MITB in 2011 whereas there was a heated rivalry between CM Punk and John Cena. This was a perfect opportunity for Kofi Kingston to pick up the briefcase and cash it in on his former tag team partner and one of his best friends, CM Punk. Yes, CM Punk would have still sprinted out of the arena in this scenario but later down the line a Kofi Kingston vs. CM Punk feud could have easily heated up giving us WWE fans something fresh, something invigorating. I know you Kofi marks would have enjoyed that. Instead, WWE sky rocketed Del Rio back to the top to win the title, lose the title, win the title, and lose the title within only a few months. Additionally, Kofi Kingston is a 9-Time Champion winning every mid-card title in the WWE today, which are more championship runs then most of the main-event guys of today. He also is an inspiring performer and does great in merchandise sales. All he really needed/needs is a more serious gimmick. He is decent on the mic in my opinion. Anyways, Kofi for the win.
So that is my blog. Please feel free to comment.
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