THE RAGER! – What Happened to Big Show’s Giant Ladder? (MitB, CM Punk, John Cena, Dolph Ziggler)

So as another pay per view nears our horizon, it is time for me to take a look at the announced matches for Money in the Bank.

Pre-Show Match:
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs Primo & Epico

Apparently they are gonna make us wait to see team Millions of Dollars get their tag championship spot and so instead, we get this to somehow make people tune into youtube.

Why WWE wants you to care: It’s the champions, that’s exciting right? Right?
Why you should care: You shouldn’t

Money in the Bank Ladder Match for World Heavyweight Contract:
Dolph Ziggler vs Christian vs Tensai vs Santino vs Damien Sandow vs Tyson Kidd vs Sin Care vs Cody Rhodes

Last week, I went to greater lengths on all the elements of this particular match and all of the wrestlers involved (sans Sin Cara). This has the potential to be a very entertaining match with the likes of Tyson Kidd, Ziggler and Cody Rhodes mixed with experience of Christian and the wildcard that could be Sandow (noticed the omission of the other names). As I pointed out last week, the easy pick would have to Ziggler but it isn’t a necessary pick. Ziggler could easily be in the championship hunt, all that’s needed is a chance and a decent story and he would fit like a glove. However, the winner of this match has a higher probability of being a long-term briefcase holder and I believe that would fit a whole lot better in the hands of Cody. Cody’s demeanor as a heel fits perfectly into the mindset of being an opportunists and waiting for just the right moment, while still flaunting the briefcase, itself. Now, don’t be mistaken, if by chance Kidd or Sandow won, I’d be completely beside myself in a white-hot gleeful rage that oozes down from the highest peak of happiness.
Why WWE wants you to care: TENSAI! And Santino, lolz.
Why you should care: So many unknowns and even more potential.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match for WWE Championship Contract:
Kane vs John Cena vs Chris Jericho vs Big Show

And TWO weeks ago, I went into detail about how big of a miss this match would be and my feelings have not changed one bit and, if possible, I’ve grown to hate it even more after no one else was added. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always excited to see Jericho in these kinds of matches and, given his current work, Kane would be enjoyable as well. As for Cena, we don’t see him in this kind of setting very often and so he’s kind of an unknown but I’m pretty sure its an unknown that I’m not gonna be impressed by. And I realize that is a prejudicial mindset to have but I honestly don’t even care because Cena has gone from being really interesting and had me in his corner versus Rock and ever since, we got super Cena against anyone and everyone and doing so without a solid story. And then there’s Big Show, whom I haven’t given a crap about since…well, I can’t remember. How are we suppose to believe Big Show is an unstoppable creature if he gets beasted by Cena anytime he wants? And also, remember when Big Show was in MitB two years ago? Remember the story about him being too heavy for regular ladders and breaking any ladder he stepped foot on? They brought in a huge mega-industrial ladder just for him that year. So what happened between then and now? Did ladder companies make reinforced ladders? Because Big Show damn sure hasn’t lost any weight since then.

Why WWE wants you to care: JOHN CENA!
Why you should care: Maybe Cena and/or Show will break something, I don’t know, I kinda put myself in a corner with this feature. Don’t care about this, whatever.

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Sheamus(c) vs Alberto Del Rio

Welcome to the match that everyone forgot was happening as well as the match that very well might start the show. Sheamus has been a disappointing champion, in my eyes, to the point where I get bored just by hearing his music. And there’s Del Rio. Here’s a guy who just hasn’t had any momentum since returning from injury (the pulled wiener muscle, not the “concussion”). He came back and was basically put straight into the championship frame and yet he still is allegedly unhappy with the his place in the company? I honestly see this match as a final moment to try to make Del Rio worth the money and worth roster space and I’m not optimistic about his chances. I really can’t put my finger on it but something really isn’t clicking with either guy right now.

Why WWE wants you to care: They’re not expecting you to.
Why you should care: I’m not expecting you to.

WWE Championship Match:
CM Punk(c) vs Daniel Bryan (AJ as special ref)

I really haven’t touched much on the whole Punk/Bryan/AJ situation this whole month, mostly because its been all kinda of crazy and I just didn’t even know what to say about it. What I do know, is that I’ve felt very good about this whole thing. I mean, its completely understandable to get caught up in the whole AJ stuff and she’s kinda made us all enamored with her. But lets not forget, we are STILL getting a Punk and Bryan match on Sunday; I would say that fact is the icing on the cake but, really, its the cake itself. Lets be honest, we are going to have some sort of shenanigans to end the match, more than likely with AJ, but its all going to follow another classic between these two guys.

All-in-all, MitB has a lot of potential to be a great PPV or at least a decent one because it’s pretty hard to muck up a MitB, right? Will it live up to all that potential? I have my doubts and in all likeliness, I see this as being in the bottom tier of what has been a pretty stellar year for PPV.

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Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do twice,
Chris

The Answer: So maybe that was a Godzilla joke last week, wanna fight about it?

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