The WWE likes to make a huge deal about the advantage of having the Money in the Bank briefcase, as they constantly reveal that it results in one of the major championships changing hands. However, it doesn’t always work out like that, with Baron Corbin and John Cena both unsuccessfully cashing in their briefcases.
Meanwhile, Otis fell down the same route as Mr Kennedy, as he never had the opportunity to even cash in the briefcase, as they lost it before having the chance. But, does The Miz holding the briefcase immediately mean that he will be WWE Champion again?
WWE News: The Miz Wins MITB Contract
It has been a few weeks for the news to settle, as The Miz successfully defeated Otis to win the MITB contract. It’s clear that the WWE never had a plan for Otis with the contract, which means that him losing the honour was the only logical scenario moving forward. The Miz has been MITB holder before, and cashed in successfully on Randy Orton.
Of course, fans will get a sense of déjà vu now as Orton is currently the reigning champion, which could mean that history will be repeating itself at some point in the future. That was nearly the case last night, as The Miz tried to cash in on Orton only for McIntyre to step in and stop that from happening.
WWE News: Will Somebody Cost The Miz?
It was a strange turn of events, because there aren’t many reasons why McIntyre needed to stop the cash in. He could have let Orton lose the title and then take on arguably an easier opponent for the right to be called champion. Instead, he opted to defend his arch rival and keep his title reign in tact. It was mind boggling. However, it will probably be argued that McIntyre wants to be the star that takes the title away from Orton.
There could still be a number of other superstars that could stand in The Miz’s way of becoming WWE Champion once again, with the most obvious of those being John Morrison. The two stars have been involved in a tag team since Morrison returned, but there could be an interesting story to tell between them moving forward. And, that could be kickstarted with Morrison costing The Miz his chance to become champion again.