It wasn’t that long ago that Triple-H gave everyone a vocabulary lesson when he put the WWE Championship in abeyance last fall. Stripping Daniel Bryan of the title after a fast count at Night of Champions and eventually putting the title in Randy Orton’s hands. This was a storyline.
Fast-forward to the summer of 2014 and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship was from Bryan and is being held in abeyance (although no one is using that terminology this time around) because of a real life injury.
Seven WWE Superstars will now compete in a Money in the Bank style ladder match for the vacant title which will hang above the ring in Boston this Sunday. Either Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, Sheamus, or John Cena will win the title for another reign; or Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, or Cesaro will win the title for the first time.
When the hottest star in the company goes out with an injury and you have to call an audible, it does create some interesting possibilities. However, if it isn’t done right you risk devaluing the company’s world title and the individual who is holding it. WWE can not afford to give the ball to someone who is not ready to hold it.
There are a lot of different directions they can go with the WWEWHC, none of which are foolproof. I’m going to give the three scenarios I see as possible in the match that ends Sunday’s PPV.