One year ago WWE had one of the hottest angles/story lines when CM Punk threatened to leave the company when his contract expired as the WWE Champion if he beat John Cena at Money in the Bank. Interest in this storyline was immense as fans every where were questioning if this was a gimmick or real. In reality it was really an awesome way of repackaging CM Punk into an anti-hero type character after his boring heel character had basically run it's course. He and John Cena had one of the best matches fans have seen in a very long time. The crowd was in a frenzy and electric
One year later and all that interest and momentum has been lost, but CM Punk has remained one of the most popular WWE Champions in recent history and served as the longest reigning champion in recent history as well. Is anyone really that excited for Money in the Bank 2012 this year? Can we expect a title change as significant as the one from last year? I frankly don't think so the way the booking as basically gone since last year. So since I'm bored, here are my picks for the known matches so far, keep in mind I haven't been able to watch Raw or Smackdown recently so I might be a bit off:
Pre-Show (Once again the WWE Tag Team Titles are not being defended on a PPV). Kofi Kingston and R-Truth Vs Hunico and Camacho (Non title match I guess)
Winners: Kingston and R-Truth
Big Show Vs Kane Vs Chris Jericho Vs John Cena (Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship contract)
Winner: The Jericholoic in me wants to pick Jericho, but I think Cena is gonig to win this. He's been out of the championship picture for much longer than I originally thought.
Damien Sandow (Who?) Vs Tyson Kidd Vs Christian Vs Santino Marella Vs Tensai Vs Cody Rhodes (Money in the Bank Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship contract)
Winner: This could be a Jack Swagger type situation here...maybe Tyson Kidd? I'd like to see Cody win this.
Sheamus (c) Vs Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight Championship)
CM Punk (c) Vs Daniel Bryan (Money in the Bank Ladder Match for the WWE Championship With AJ as special guest referee)
Winner: CM Punk. I'm actually nervous about this match LOL. I could see it going either way. I doubt they'll take the title off Punk though with two weeks to go before episode 1000. Oh and AJ will have some kind of significant impact in this match as well.