SmackDown Five-Point Preview: July 20, 2012

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July 20, 2012

Will Ziggler cash in on World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus?

At Money in the Bank, Dolph Ziggler rose to a new level, overcoming seven other Superstars to capture a highly coveted contract that has earned him an opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship any time he chooses. Although The Showoff has an entire year to cash it in, he already looked to do so on the very same night of his victory — only to have his plans come to a crashing halt when World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus attacked him before the bell could ring.

If he was that anxious on Sunday, it only stands to reason that SmackDown — the show where he truly grew to prominence — would be the perfect place to follow-up on his pay-per-view course of action. After all, it was on the blue brand in 2011 when Ziggler became the World Heavyweight Champion for the first time. It would also not be an unprecedented move, as Jack Swagger chose to cash in his Money in the Bank contract on SmackDown in 2010, winning the World Title from Chris Jericho just five days after acquiring the contract.

And with the earth-shattering announcement by John Cena that he is cashing in his Money in the Bank contract on WWE Champion CM Punk this Monday — on the 1,000th episode of Raw — it would be just Ziggler’s style to steal the momentum in his continued quest to prove his elite status.