So, what the title says...
Rumble pushes don't usually work that way, though. To be honest, with the damage Kofi has taken, he's probably gonna NEED 4 months to build himself back up for MITB, considering I doubt they want another Swagger.Good thoughts, Pyro and DX-HHH-DX and Prospekt's March.
One reason I think the Cole highlighting of Kofi "never becoming world champion" fits more for The Royal Rumble than it does for Money in the Bank is because of the timing. Starting that up right in the middle of December strikes me as awfully ideal timing for a Royal Rumble push. Even if they have a MITB match at Wrestlemania, that's still over three months away and with Smackdown's weak roster, especially, it's highly unlikely WWE could keep up a MITB push for Kofi this strongly, and this consistently, for the duration of that period of time. They seem to be setting Kofi up--potentially, anyway--for a classic underdog storyline for Wrestlemania with Cole continually harping on the opinion that Kofi will never win the big one, despite winning The Royal Rumble. Rather than use the standard marquee match intrigue to build it up as Wrestlemania-worthy, since Kofi is logically a newcomer to the main event scene, they would have to adopt the "underdog, boyhood dream" angle for him, which they already seem to be setting up. It's just very conspicuous, that's all. Otherwise, this is all just conjecture and theory.