|Mr. Kennedy & Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania 24|
Going to touch on a topic Kevin addressed last week. I had the idea before he posted, but due to my work schedule, social life and laziness factor I didn’t get it written up before Kevin posted his thoughts. Oh well. Three weeks away from Wrestlemania 27 and it doesn’t appear there will be a Money in the Bank (MITB) match this year. I have mixed feelings about on this decision.
Over the past six Wrestlemanias the MITB has become a staple event that has produced numerous highlight reel moments. It has also provided an easy way to get numerous guys onto the show that didn’t have any major storyline going on at the moment. Last year WWE decided to add a MITB pay per view to their calendar. With the addition of the PPV there could potentially be three wrestlers holding MITB briefcases at the same time. Even TNA would look at that scenario and say it’s overkill. So eliminating the match from Wrestlemania is a good call from a storyline perspective. I wonder though when the decision to not have a MITB at Wrestlemania was decided.
|Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntrye at Wrestlemania 26|
Besides the before mentioned idea of there being too many MITB winners, another reason why the elimination of MITB is a good idea is because without fail the United States or Intercontinental champions were usually put into the match. I know I’m more old school than the average fan these days, but I feel putting champions into the MITB match makes the titles look pointless. Theoretically the US or I-C champions should be the number one contenders to the World and WWE titles. If they were in a position to get a title match, why would they need the MITB briefcase? I mean, besides being able to name the time and place of their title match. I think at the moment there are no US, I-C or tag title matches on the card for Wrestlemania. Am I the only one who feels this is an insult to the champions? If the titles aren’t considered worthy of being defended on the grandest stage of them all, why should fans care about the titles?
|Shelton Benjamin vs. MVP at Wrestlemania 25|
What do you think? Should MITB be kept as a Wrestlemania attraction or should it be retired like the European title?
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