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We all know that the Money In The Bank briefcase has launched the careers of the likes of Edge, Daniel Bryan, and The Miz, and the one thing they all had in common was that they cashed in their briefcases and won championships. The briefcase is meant for mid-carders to get elevated to main event status, which is why I was pulling for either Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, and Tyson Kidd to win SD's MITB match. Thankfully, Ziggler won the match, and I think he'll successfully cash his in.

On the other hand, it would be less predictable for someone to cash in and lose, if John Cena hadn't won the Raw one. I mean, yeah, he won his first MITB match on his first try, and that's all good and dandy, but the simple fact is that even though he hasn't been in the title picture since October of last year, he'll break the trend of people who have successfully cashed in their briefcases.

Now I'm saying he'll cash in and lose, unless they find some way to turn him heel, which would be a grand opportunity for real wrestling fans to actually watch Cena again. Anyway, here's what you do to avoid a failed cash in, if I were writing the story out:

1. Keep Cena Out Of A Match At SummerSlam

Now will WWE do this? Probably not, but this step is vital to making sure Cena successfully cashes in. I don't remember off hand if Del Rio had a match at last year's SS, but he cashed in his and won, and became even more hated. Right now, Punk is one of the top faces, if not the top face in the company, and what way for Cena to start winding down his career the way he started....turn heel and cash in on Punk. Which will lead into step 2.

2. Punk/Bryan Storyline Carries Into SummerSlam, Punk MUST Win.

Now in my opinion, I don't think the Punk/Bryan feud is done just yet. As shown last night, I think they could get a little more mileage out of it, as no one really knows AJ's intentions at all. So, why not "help" Punk keep the title at SummerSlam, only to pull a swerve and leave him lying in the center of the ring? And that's when Cena's music hits, his Word Life music hits.

3. Cena Cashes In On Punk, Making Him An Instant Heel

Once Cena's "Word Life" music hits, and he rocks the black jean shorts and a throwback jersey and pumps, we see Cena knock out a recovering Punk with his signature steel chain, hit the "F-U" (I still call it the F-U) and cover Punk for the 1,2,3, and finally make the turn we've all been waiting for.

Now this is how I would book things, but we all know two things. First, WWE changes their minds on the drop of a hat, and secondly, creative probably won't even listen to the fans, or read this blog, and I blame creative for the way the WWE is right now.. Screw the "PG Era", and bring back the John Cena we all first knew and loved to hate.
Yulia Simovic
I have the feeling he could be the first one to cash in and lose, as the only other choice would be a heel turn. There is also the Van Dam / Face-Bryan way of announcing when to cash in and doing it nice and fair, but honestly I dont want to see him doing that.
So, I really hope youre right
  • July 16, 2012
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Angela Arnold
I read a spoiler that said he was going to be the first to lose it at SummerSlam. And if he does so what? its not going to hurt his career.
  • July 16, 2012
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Michael tomczak
Excellent blog, bring back Thuganomics Cena
  • July 16, 2012
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Jose Gonzalez
Thanks for the optimism Michael. They should bring back thuganomics Cena, it'd be something for the newer fans to appreciate. I mean, they can do it without crossing the 'PG Line', it's just whether or not creative wants to put any effort into it.
  • July 16, 2012
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Erick Schreiber
I was out watching MITB last night, and I was talking to one of the guys sitting at my table how I thought it would be awesome to see Punk and Bryan do a 60 minute Ironman match, if anyone can pull it off anymore...those two can.

A Summerslam Ironman match would be great, thats when Cena should com...
  • July 16, 2012
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Kenderick Walker
one thing is for sure, cena always said he will never turn heel, too much of a big face. if wwe fans start to tune out on cena we could possibly see a new cena.
  • July 17, 2012
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