World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) returns to pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., July 15, 2012, at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, with Money in the Bank.
And now that just over two weeks remain until showtime, the match card is really starting to fill out. Here's how things stand at present time:
-- CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE championship with AJ as special guest referee
It was revealed on Smackdown that a poll of fans was used to determine AJ's role in the match. When given the choice between guest referee, timekeeper, ring announcer, or commentator, 76-percent of fans said referee. Of course. Because that's really all that makes sense and it's rather convenient for the storyline to play itself out. One would think it would culminate here, what with Raw 1,000 and SummerSlam just around the corner, so it's safe to assume AJ's true allegiance will be revealed. Bryan is still the logical choice in my head; what about yours?
-- Raw Money in the Bank ladder match
As of now, this match consists of John Cena, Chris Jericho, Kane and Big Show. WWE is acting as though no one else will be announced but it is my sincere hope that this is not the case. Not only would a four man match feel like short, the four men actually involved simply don't add up to a good ladder match. Kane and Big Show are terribly out of place, even with Kane having won this match in the past. Throw in Rey Mysterio, maybe. And The Rock if I had my way, but that's not happening. Anyone else?
-- Smackdown Money in the Bank ladder match
There are five competitors who battled their way into this match during Smackdown tonight. They are: Christian, Santino Marella, Tensai, Tyson Kidd, and Damien Sandow. That's a solid list of mid-card names but only Christian seems like a legitimate threat to win. Sure, anything is possible but what are the chances WWE thinks any of the remaining four are worthy of a main event push? This leads me to think Wade Barrett will make his surprise return as the sixth man and win the match to go all the places they envisioned for him before he got hurt.
That's the match card as it stands now, Cagesiders. How's it look to you?