Monday, July 18, 2011

CM Punk and Daniel Bryan win big at WWE Money in the Bank


Yes, that's CM Punk holding his newly-won WWE Championship on the streets of Chicago, along with (from left) Ace Steel and Colt Cabana. Celebrity gossip website TMZ.com got the shots of the former Ring of Honor "Second City Saints" faction partying it up with the title and some random girls.

It's incredible to think what happened last night. The WWE finally paid attention and, for now at least, have rewarded two of the greatest professional wrestlers currently under contract to WWE.

CM Punk is the hottest superstar in years. On any other night, what Daniel Bryan accomplished wouldn't be overshadowed. Daniel Bryan - former Ring of Honor champion Bryan Danielson - won the Smackdown! brand Money in the Bank ladder match. Winning this briefcase allows him to have a match for the world championship any time he chooses in the next year. The interesting thing about this is that every person who cashed in the contract has won a World Championship.

Something that seemed crazy a few short years ago, it now looks highly likely that Daniel Bryan will become a future world champion. Click here to watch a very poor quality YouTube video of Bryan's win. Click here to see a photo gallery from WWE.com

For the first time in a long time, jaded hardcore wrestling fans are excited to see what WWE does. The next few weeks and months should be very exciting.

My twitter friend Terence (@TOPolk) summed it up best on his blog. I'll leave you the link to his thoughts on CM Punk's win - http://topolk.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-of-straight-edge.html

I'll have more on this later.

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