It's disclosure time again: If you are not a fan of potential spoilers, there is no need to read any further, especially if you are looking forward to all that WWE has in store for July's Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
With that out of the way, it’s time to get down to business.
Even though Kane's "injury" is strictly a work by WWE, the company is all in with the angle and has pulled the Big Red Machine from the MITB All-Stars match at Sunday's pay-per-view.
According to WrestlingInc.com:
It was confirmed on the international version of SmackDown that has already aired overseas that Kane has been pulled from Sunday's Money in the Bank Ladder Match. They did not name his replacement but we should have an update later.
As I noted earlier this week, Bray Wyatt was rumored to be taking Kane’s spot in the MITB match. However, this would conflict with the theme of the bout as it is being promoted as the “All-Star” Money in the Bank match. The fact is Wyatt has yet to have a match on the main roster, so it would be a bit of a hard sell to insert him in to this match.
That being said, there aren’t many “All-Stars” left to fill the newly vacated spot. Simply put, the WWE has done a pretty solid job utilizing its veterans. Ultimately, the remaining options are either involved in a feud or on hiatus while they work on other projects.
I think Brock Lesnar would be the best person to fill the spot. Not only does it appear that he is headed for a clash with CM Punk—who coincidentally is in the “All-Star” match—but he also fits the billing and has no other feuds to worry about.
If he were placed in this bout it would allow the company to build up the impending feud with Punk and give fans something to look forward to at SummerSlam.
In the end, we will have to wait and see who the WWE will utilize to take Kane’s spot. Until then we can only speculate and hope for the best.