If Cena, Wins We Wyatt (or why I have an altar to St. Paul Heyman)

Like many WWE fans, I am not looking forward to the inevitable final moment of tonight's Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV), when John Cena reaches the top of the ladder and grabs the WWE World Heavyweight Championship belts. It's boring, it's predictable, and it's not even good booking. If you've been away from the Internet this past week, you may have missed the poster released (accidentally?) from Amazon of Cena/Lesnar for SummerSlam. And while it's hard to deny this match up has been great (*cough* two years ago *cough*) in the past, I'm not so sure it's going to move the WWE anywhere in terms of story lines, or PPV buys. If anyone in a position of Authority at WWE is worried about money, maybe they should entertain the idea of thinking outside of the box just a little.

If we're not going to follow the yellow brick road to Cena-as-Champ, let's consider our options. I think it's fair to say that nobody wants to see Randy Orton with those belts on his shoulders again any time soon. He's undeniably a great competitor, but a fairly mundane champion. As much as I love old-school, full-face-mask Kane, I don't believe this incarnation of The Devil's Favorite Demon is worthy of the titles. He's a good adversary, but that's about it. I'm a big fan of both Roman Reigns (he is fairly delicious to behold) and Cesaro (two words: Paul Heyman), but I don't believe either of them are ready to be the face of the WWE. They still have a lot of other things to achieve (like maybe the IC title? I see you, Bad News Barrett), and will one day find themselves at the top of the company, but not quite yet. And please, don't even tease me with the idea of Sheamus wearing three belts; I don't find that kind of humor amusing. This leaves us with one clear choice: The Eater of Worlds, Bray Wyatt.

Bray Wyatt as champion leaves a great deal of things open. First of all, it immediately takes all the wind out of Triple H's sails. Bray Wyatt belongs to nothing and nobody. He has no allegiances and no allies, aside from Rowan and Harper (the heir apparents to the Tag Team Championships tonight), so he could really end up the leader of a movement. And who better to do Bray's bidding then Kane? I always get shouted down when I reference old story lines, but hear me out: a year ago, The Wyatt Family kidnapped Kane and when he returned, he gave Stef his mask. What if it was all a ploy to make the Authority think they have control of Kane, when he is really serving a different master? That could even be the reason of HOW Bray wins: it's revealed Kane is HIS servant, and not The Authority's.

A Bray Wyatt Reign of Terror would make for solid TV. Kidnapped Diva's (please, take the whole division), wrestlers being attacked behind the scenes, matches constantly being interfered with as new individuals are forced to join Bray's "family" or suffer the consequences. It would put the Authority in a horrible spot, having to find wrestlers to sacrifice to Bray every week as he absolutely tortures guys in the ring under the guise of a "title shot". When they think they've reached their limit, when they think there's a chance they will never be able to control Bray, a voice of reason appears with a solution.

Paul Heyman.

Paul Heyman is a mastermind; the gears in his head are always turning. With their backs against the wall, Heyman can offer the services of the one man who can conquer anything (including THE UNDERTAKER'S UNDEFEATED STREAK AT WRESTLEMANIA), Brock Lesnar. Brock shows up to challenge Bray for his SummerSlam. Now you have the ENTIRE FUTURE OF THE WWE hanging in the balance of this match, and when things get ugly Brock maybe even gets some help from The Shield (remember, he's the real architect of that faction). So Brock wins, he's the Hero, having slain the Dragon. Not only that, but thank goodness for Paul Heyman, who knew how to end Bray's reign! But we all know that the Devil you know beats the Devil you don't...and now we've got a new champion who few have beaten, and a deified Paul Heyman.

We're headed towards a Lesnar championship era, you might as well give him some leverage. If you make him a hero, and Paul Heyman one, too, it'll be that much uglier when everyone remembers he destroyed 'Taker back in April and there's literally no one left in the WWE who can stop him, physically. And with Heyman in his corner (who certainly knows how to collect on the massive IOU the Authority owes him), they're on a runaway train.

Unless you can find a White Knight to stop him. *cue obnoxious Cena entrance music*

God help us all.

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