What are your thoughts on the possibility of there being No Money in the Bank contract for the next twelve months?
As things currently stand, one Money in the Bank ladder match is scheduled for the pay-per-view with it being for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Even if the title wasn’t on the line, there was only expected to be one of the gimmick matches because of the unified titles. As for there being no “contract holder,” that will be disappointing and only furthers my point they should bring the match back to the Wrestlemania undercard. However, contract winners haven’t fared well recently. Here’s a look at the contract winners over the past few years – Damien Sandow (2013), Randy Orton (2013), Dolph Ziggler (2012), John Cena (2012), Daniel Bryan (2011) and Alberto Del Rio (2011). Would it be a fair point to make the contract doesn’t mean as much as it once did? After all, both Sandow and Cena were unsuccessful in cashing in, Bryan was buried (although resurrected under difference circumstances), Ziggler jobbed out and Del Rio isn’t at the level he once was.
Do you think Brock Lesnar could come back and become WWE World Heavyweight Champion?
With Daniel Bryan still out, the talk at Raw was that we could see Brock Lesnar sooner than later. He could really help the company right now and a run as WWE World Heavyweight Champion would help offset the loss of Daniel Bryan. So not only could I see him coming back and winning the title, I believe it would be a smart move.
Do you think WWE will use Money in the Bank to split the WWE and World Heavyweight titles?
Several readers have inquired about WWE using the Money in the Bank ladder match to split the titles again and as long as there are two belts, that speculation will persist. There are two immediate solutions to WWE’s Daniel Bryan problem. One, they could use the Money in the Bank ladder match to elevate Seth Rollins and give him the rub as the “face of the WWE.” They could also use the match as an opportunity to bring Brock Lesnar back and have him destroy everyone. Either would setup a unification bout against Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam in August. Splitting the titles would not solve the problem and would not be the correct move at this time.
Do you see The Usos as the new Hardy Boyz?
This is a great comparison and I could absolutely see this being the case. The Usos are grouped in with Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt and others as the next generation of stars in WWE. They both have a very high ceiling and the comparison to Matt and Jeff Hardy is not far off.
From the Ask WNW vault…
September 2012: What does being a “mark” mean? – A “mark” is someone that believes a wrestling storyline is real. Generally, marks get legitimately upset at the heels and have a genuine love for the babyfaces. While we’re at it let’s take a look at some commonly used wrestling terms:
Shoot – off-script or legitimate
Work – scripted, contrived, preplanned
Mark – uninformed wrestling fan that legitimately believes storylines
Smark – informed wrestling fan that understands storylines are contrived
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