What was WWE creative thinking this past Monday night on RAW?
For those who have not heard, Vickie Guerrero announced last night that the WWE Title Money in the Bank ladder match would be only be competed in by past WWE Champions.
This is surely a huge step backwards for WWE.
In the last two years, WWE has place a lot of time and effort into pushing young talent for the future.
Men such as Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler have all risen to the main event scene due to such focus.
However, WWE’s recent decision regarding Money in the Bank undoes all the hard work previously achieved, not only by the aforementioned names, but also by WWE creative.
Once regarded as the cornerstone for giving pushes to deserving, young talent in WWE, Money in the Bank this year will seemingly be another one of WWE’s marketing gimmicks.
A decision based on business, rather than those who will represent it in the future.
No doubt WWE has faith in the previous WWE Champions scheduled to compete in the WWE Championship Money in the Bank ladder match, as they should.
Yet, it is hard to argue that The Big Show and Kane will be more exciting to watch in the match than the likes of Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel.
It is even harder to argue that the current men competing in the match are more deserving of a WWE Title shot than the likes of Kingston, Truth, Kidd and Gabriel.
Thankfully for the WWE Universe, there is hope for the mid-card talent as the competitors in the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match are yet to be named.
With former world champions such as Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and Rey Mysterio likely to be named in the WWE Championship Money in the Bank match, there are plenty of spots available in the secondary match.
As Friday night rolls around however, one can only hope that WWE creative is thinking on the same wavelength as the rest of us.