WWE Money In The Bank Thoughts & Predictions
June 18, 2016
On Sunday night, the WWE will hold it’s annual Money In The Bank pay-per-view, live on the WWE Network. The card is stacked and looks as if it shall be a truly eventful night and one for the ages. Let’s put on the Jeanne Dixon mask and do some psychic style predicting and analysis. Are you ready? Let’s do this…
Roman Reigns defends the WWE Title against Seth Rollins
Regardless of who wins, this is going to be a tight and brutal slobber-knocker of a match. I’m glad to see Seth back in the ring after his injury and ready to jump right back into the main event picture. But that being said, should Seth be the next WWE Champion? Maybe, but not yet. Roman is growing into his role as the WWE Champion and I’d like to see him hold on to that title for a few more months at least. It’ll be a tight and solid match and they’ll try to steal the show, not an easy feat considering how many potentially 5-star matches are on this stacked event. I expect it’ll come down to a back and forth until the final seconds. Look for some shenanigans by Seth, only to have them backfire and allow Roman to pick up the win.
Winner and STILL WWE World Champion: Roman Reigns
John Cena vs. AJ Styles
AJ lost to Jericho at Wrestlemania XXXII. AJ lost to Roman last month at Extreme Rules. AJ can not afford another big loss this soon. Cena can win all day or lose all day and it won’t make a bit of difference because he’s John Cena. AJ needs to win here to stay strong. AJ will win here and pin Cena cleanly in the middle of the ring. ‘Nuff said!
Winner: AJ Styles
Money In The Bank Ladder Match: Chris Jericho versus Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn versus Dean Ambrose versus Cesaro versus Alberto Del Rio
There are so many possibilities and ways for the WWE to go here. It won’t be Cesaro or Sami, even though they’re both awesome and deserving of a major push into the main events. Del Rio is back on his game and looking sharp these days, but I just don’t see him as the likely winner. Owens is the top mid-card to main event heel right now and has turned every event he participates in into the Kevin Owens show. He would be a great pick to win, but that would just be following the typical heel wins / cash in formula. So that leaves Ambrose or Jericho. Ambrose winning and then cashing in on his “brother” has a great feel to it. It’s what the fans want to see and wouldn’t a triple-threat match between Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose for the WWE Championship headlining SummerSlam be really cool? I think we’re ready for a swerve here. Chris Jericho “created” Money In The Bank. He’s never won “Money In The Bank” though. What the hell, it would be good to see. I’m calling it now. Money In The Bank is Jericho! Chris wins.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Fatal Four Way for the WWE Tag Team Titles: The New Day vs. The Club vs. Enzo and Cass vs. The Vaudevillians
And everyone thought that tag teams in the WWE were dead, right? The New Day is so over, they don’t need the tag team titles and actually would be better served to be chasing the gold instead of defending it. Enzo and Cass are on the rise and looking great. They’re bonifide G’s and you can’t teach that! They don’t need the gold right now either. How about this? The Club beats the Vaudevillians and wins the tag team titles. It gives the Club credibility. It keeps the New Day strong since they didn’t actually get beat to lose the titles. Enzo and Cass stay strong too and the Vaudevillians take the fall, but it gives them a reason to step up their game and seek retribution against everyone. It’s all win here. New tag team champs are “The Club”… and you can’t teach that! By the way, if the Vaudevillians are “old-school” and “retro”, why not give them an old-school style manager to increase their marketability. I don’t think Christian is doing anything these days and who would know tag team wrestling better than the man once known as “Captain Charisma”? Just saying…
Winners and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions: The Club
Rusev defends the US Title against Titus O’Neil
Rusev is getting his groove back and looking great. Titus is a tough hombre and has a big future ahead of him, but this isn’t his time. Not yet. Rusev retains.
Winner and STILL United States Champion: Rusev w/ Lana
Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs. Natalya and Becky Lynch
Charlotte is so awesome and they stick her in a tag team match? Really? I think Becky will turn on Natayla and join Charlotte and Dana as Charlotte sets the seeds to form her own version of the “Four Horsewomen”. Go find a video of the Barry Windham betrayal of Lex Luger when Windham joined the Horsemen. Wash! Rinse! Repeat! It’s going to happen sooner or later. I’m saying sooner.
Winners: Charlotte and Dana Brooke
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
Corbin needs to win and win convincingly. Dolph needs to be laid out, beaten down, injured and put on the shelf for a few weeks at least. If that doesn’t happen, they may as well send Corbin back down to NXT and wait a year or so to try it again. His current main roster run has been ho-hum at best and the man is capable of so much more than he’s been given. Look for a Ziggler slaughter and beatdown. Corbin has to win.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus
Speaking of ho-hum runs, Apollo Crews’ WWE debut and run thus far has left a great deal to be desired. Watching him perform, it’s as if he was called up way too soon and could use another six months to a year in NXT first. It should be an okay match I think Sheamus should (and will) get the win. Crews has a good look, but he’s just not cutting it yet.
Tyler Breeze & Fandango vs. Goldust & R-Truth
FaBreeze versus Truth-Dust. This is actually one of the more interesting matches (for me anyhow) on the card. It’ll be short, mostly comedy and not considered of any kind of importance, but I’d love to see these four men come out and just steal the show. Breeze and Fandango could be a fun team to push towards the mid-card and top and Dustin / Truth… they’re always on their game and ready to work. It looks as if Breeze and Fandango have won most of the on-television battles, so with that in mind, I think we’ll see Truth and Goldust win this match. And that, my friends, is “What’s Up!!!”.
Winners: Goldust and R-Truth – The Golden Truth
The Lucha Dragons vs. The Dudley Boyz
It seems as if every time I turn around these days, the Dudley Boyz are losing, be it on TV, house shows, etc. They even lost on a recent house show to the team of Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder. If it was anyone else, I’d say they probably should be expecting a phone call from talent-relations before long. But it’s Bubba Ray and Devon and this match could be the start of something good. Don’t call it a comeback, but I will call it the Lucha Dragons taking a trip to the land of the extreme.
Winners: The Dudley Boyz
And there you go. My predictions for WWE Money In The Bank, coming live tomorrow night on pay-per-view and the WWE Network. Am I right? Am I wrong? How will the night go for the WWE and their superstars? Will the Social Outcasts make an appearance? I hope so. We’ll find out all of this tomorrow.
Thank you for reading. Comments and thoughts are welcome. Take care and I’ll catch you on the flip side.