Breakdown of the entrants in the World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match

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July 05, 2012

Cody Rhodes

If at first you don’t succeed, file a formal protest with WWE’s Board of Directors.

On SmackDown on June 29, in a furious tag team contest against Christian & Santino Marella for treasured spots in the World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Cody Rhodes was accidentally hit by his own partner, David Otunga, allowing the Intercontinental and United States Champions to win the contest.

An unhappy Rhodes lodged a formal protest over the circumstances surrounding his defeat, (WATCH EXCLUSIVE) and fortune smiled on the second-generation Superstar. On the July 2 episode of SuperSmackDown LIVE: The Great American Bash, Rhodes was given a shot at redemption by Interim General Manager Teddy Long in the form of a one-on-one match against Christian. He successfully defeated his rival to gain a spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Now, the son of the son of a plumber finds himself in one of WWE’s most dangerous and most important matches. Luckily, Rhodes doesn’t lack talent – or confidence.

As the 26-year-old often reminds the WWE Universe, he’s one of the youngest, hungriest and most promising Superstars. He could indeed be the future of WWE given his incredible athleticism and in-ring abilities. The former Intercontinental Champion has everything is takes to compete in the World Title picture, everything except a guaranteed contract …

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