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Backstage News on Randy Orton Winning MITB, Why the Cena-Bryan Angle Happened on RAW

– When news leaked last week of WWE’s plans to do an angle where John Cena let the WWE fans pick Daniel Bryan as his SummerSlam opponent, WWE officials went ahead and did the angle on this week’s RAW. It was originally planned to happen a few weeks from now, closer to when Total Divas aired. The feeling at RAW was that they wanted to put the official SummerSlam main event out there as early as possible.

– The decision to have Randy Orton win Money in the Bank goes back two or three weeks. WWE officials felt they should do it because nobody would see an Orton win coming. One of the reasons Orton has lost a lot lately is because they felt they needed to “bring him down to build him back up.”

Source: PWInsider

  • The Killswitch

    As always, of course.

  • Dolphins1925

    Gonna start swinging your ban hammer? Look, believe me, don’t believe me, I really don’t care. People can take what I say with a grain of salt.

  • The Killswitch

    Excuse you?

  • Dolphins1925

    Why are you still engaging in this conversation then? Move along.

  • The Killswitch

    Well as credible as you claim to be, your post translates to speculation.

  • Dolphins1925

    I’m pretty credible

  • The Killswitch

    That’s what I’m saying. I’d rather not take someone by their word when they have no credibility to that claim. If you’re making a personal prediction, that’s one thing. But it sounded like you were coming across as if you had secret “insider” information. Which happens a lot.

  • The Killswitch

    I don’t publish articles. I moderate comments.

  • Dolphins1925

    I am the source, how would I cite myself?

  • eamonn h

    Thats a bit rich coming from a mod on a site who are always at it

  • The Killswitch

    No, I just think that unless you are willing to cite a source or two, you shouldn’t make claims that no one can verify.

  • Dolphins1925

    Well, don’t go publishing an article about it. Just wait and see. You expect me to upload a copy of writer’s notes or something? 😉

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Love how these haters come up with the worst name when a WWE favorite wins. Christian can hardly stay healthy anymore. Randy Orton has been putting a lot of guys over since going to Smackdown. He is WWE best heel hasn’t seen a better one since Randy turn face. Sorry Punk was a ok heel but always knew it wasn’t going to last. Randy Orton going to cash it in on Bryan because he is such a big face. When he does become WWE champion don’t be surprise if it is a long one.

  • d

    Agreed Christian is the 1 guy who would’ve benefited from the briefcase the most.
    I still hold out hope that Edge returns in a position of power like a gm on smackdown and Christian and Edge turn heel with Edge helping Christian with a lengthy title reign

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  • Dolphins1925

    Don’t worry guys, Orton doesn’t keep it for long; something really interesting is going to happen, something thats never happened with the MITB briefcases…

  • TOmC

    Cena vs. Bryan as Main Event at SummerSlam? …. BORING !!!


    That was a great decision because honestly they have been overlooking randy Orton since last year. It would be nice if cena lost and they did Bryan vs rvd. And randy ortons u won’t see it coming statemebt takes me back to when mitb first got issued anytime anywhere

  • JAckh45

    Orton face… boring. Orton heel…. boring still.
    Doesn’t deserve to be Mr. MITB at all. Hes pathetic on the mic and 80% of his matches have huge botches in them.
    I’m negative yes… but holy crap they wasted the case this year…

    That being said… all other competitors would of been meh winning that match also.
    RVD. just returned… stupid giving him a title match
    Punk. already has his Heyman story working
    DB. We knew he was getting SS match up anyway
    Shemus. My god no.
    Christian. Maybe… hes got nothing for him going at the moment. Always talking about 1 one match… could of worked better than the Orton angle in my opinion.

    Actually the more i think about it Christian winning MITB would of been great!

  • Shawn Bronald

    It was to set up his heel turn. By either cashing it in on Cena or Bryan, Orton immediately gets a big time heel reaction. The next night (assuming he cashes in on PPV) he can cut a heel promo. Not the best route, but I understand WWE’s logic behind it.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    right a multiple time world champion and main eventer and nobody would see it coming? Standard WWE creative logic…

    It was a complete waste to have him win, especially when you take into account the other guys in the match who could’ve done with winning it