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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Cena would be the ideal first-time-ever briefcase-holder who cashes in (honorably, natch) and goes on to lose (to Punk at Summerslam?!). He's completely bulletproof, it wouldn't harm him in the least and it could be a major step in bringing back the Cena of those four weeks between Wrestlemania and Extreme Rules rather than the Cena who's appeared ever since that time. His resentment toward Punk and the burning desire to retake the WWE Championship and actually defeat The Rock could create--gasp!--a potentially compelling Cena again.
This also practically reduces the overreliance on Money in the Bank to "create stars," which it hardly ever does anymore. Recently only The Miz and Daniel Bryan (in the last 15-20% of his run with the briefcase) have actually gained anything from having the damned thing. For guys like Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio, the briefcase did nothing for them in the end.
Maybe a Dolph Ziggler or a Cody Rhodes or even a returning Wade Barrett can take the other briefcase for the WHC and be given a gradual, long-term build with it going into the fall. Will be interested to see if the person holding that briefcase doesn't stumble right back into the midcard muck only months afterward. Odds are, yes, lol.
Credit to TAR for bringing this .gif to my attention.