In one of the less shocking moves in WWE, Dolph Ziggler won the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank briefcase at the July 2012 pay-per-view. While there was some focus on when he would cash in following that night, it was after John Cena cashed in the WWE Championship briefcase that all eyes were on Ziggler.
Although John Cena failed in his attempt to win the WWE title after cashing in at Raw 1000, it has been widely expected that Ziggler would be successful when he cashes in. However, have you ever thought about the possibility of Dolph Ziggler never cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase?
While some may think that Ziggler’s Money in the Bank briefcase expires at WrestleMania, the contract is for one year. This means that the briefcase actually doesn’t expire until July 2013 at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. That leaves just four months for Ziggler to cash in. It is completely possible that Ziggler runs out of time to cash in.
My co-host on Oh You Didn’t Know Radio, John “JCD” Dimiceli, brought up the idea of Ziggler’s briefcase expiring come July. It would certainly do a lot of damage to Ziggler’s character, but it wouldn’t be the first time.
Ziggler is finally in a situation where he is leading a group. He has the top diva on his side in AJ Lee and the next up and coming bodyguard in Big E Langston. This threesome has future of WWE written all over them. However, it was just a few weeks ago that the threesome were completely absent from Raw. Ziggler also continues to lose to superstars like Ryback, Kane and Sheamus.
Ziggler has attempted to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase on numerous occasions, only to be stopped by John Cena, Randy Orton and Ricardo Rodriguez among others. One popular thought is to see Dolph Ziggler cash in at WrestleMania. He would be the first superstar to cash in at the show of shows, but there are two superstars in the World Heavyweight Championship spotlight that may not be leaving anytime soon.
Alberto Del Rio has gotten over with the WWE Universe much more as a babyface than heel and WWE may want his reign to continue. With that said, Jack Swagger has gotten a lot of attention both in and outside of WWE that he has a chance to become the World Heavyweight Champion. Swagger and his manager Zeb Colter have gotten the attention of the mainstream media. This has caused Swagger to receive even more attention than The Rock. WWE may choose to take advantage of this and put the title on Swagger.
Either way, with Del Rio and Swagger both strong candidates to be World Heavyweight Champion moving forward, it leaves Dolph Ziggler out of the title picture. Therefore, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ziggler leave WrestleMania without the World Heavyweight title. Then again, as of now he doesn’t have any plans for the evening of April 7th.
What do you think of the possibility of Dolph Ziggler never cashing in Money in the Bank? When do you think he will win cash in? Will he be successful? Or do you think he will become the first superstar to have the Money in the Bank contract expire? Please share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions in the comment section below.