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Money in the Bank Preview & Predictions

Credit: WWE.com

The WWE is billing this as the greatest Money in the Bank ever, and based on the card it’s a reasonable claim. The two main events could easily headline a Summerslam or Mania. Also, the company has managed to build a great MITB ladder match feud along with a strong tag program. 

Apollo Crews vs Sheamus

This was a match they could have easily done on Raw or Smackdown. There’s been a decent amount of build, but I don’t believe it has enough steam to be on a PPV. Either way, this feud has still been somewhat entertaining, and I’m looking forward to see how their styles mesh. I don’t expect Crews to lose in his debut PPV match, so I predict he’ll win.

Winner: Apollo Crews

Dolph Ziggler vs Baron Corbin

Does anybody still care for this feud? I’m surprised it’s went three PPVs in a row. Since this entire program has been based on 50/50 booking, I predict that Corbin will pick up the win. While he did win through DQ on Raw a few weeks ago, it was Ziggler that left the match standing tall.

Winner: Baron Corbin

Charlotte & Dana Brooke vs Natalya & Becky Lynch

Natalya & Becky can’t afford another PPV loss. The two still need to be kept strong, even when they’re not fighting for the title. This angle was designed specifically for Charlotte to receive some sort of comeuppance. I wouldn’t be surprised if she ate the pin. However, I hope this doesn’t lead to Dana and Charlotte breaking up, because they still have a lot to do before that happens.

Winner: Natalya & Becky Lynch

Rusev vs Titus O’Neil

Would the WWE seriously allow Titus to lose on Father’s Day? If they were smart, they would allow for this to happen. Considering how Titus has been a great ambassador for the WWE in many forms of charity, and has been promoted as a great father, Rusev would gain a ton of heat by winning. This feud hasn’t been great, but I believe an angle such as this can make the match interesting.

Fatal Four Way Tag Match

 The Only other thing that would have made this match more intriguing would be inserting a ladder into it. I feel these teams together would be amazing in that type of match. 

There’s been so much going on in the build to Money in the Bank, I’m impressed with how this program has still managed to stand out. The WWE has been using this feud as chance to talk about the New Day’s tag title reign and its length, so I anticipate that they remain the champions.

Winner: The New Day

MITB Ladder Match

This could arguably be the most stacked MITB ladder match that the WWE has put forth. Well, stacked in the sense of likeable characters and wrestling ability. Also the build for this has been very strong. We have a reason to believe than any of these men could grab the briefcase tonight. 

With Owens receiving a ton of spotlight throughout this year, I initially thought he would be the heavy favourite going into this match. However, all of this changed on Monday when Dean hosted the Ambrose Asylum with Reigns and Rollins. This was a clear indication that the WWE wants the Shield triple threat sometime soon. Expect Ambrose to emerge victorious.

Winner: Dean Ambrose

AJ Styles vs John Cena

When the WWE says this could be a Wrestlemania main event, they’re not wrong. We’re literally seeing the man that was the face of TNA vs the face of the WWE. Along with this, their main event runs started around the same time. For as long as these two have been around, I’ve always been curious about them wrestling a singles match.

Since his debut, AJ has gone 1-3 in PPV singles matches. Why would they give him such a huge contract if he was going to lose every match? That only destroys the image that made Styles such a hot comodity. Cena can definitely afford the clean loss. Also, I don’t think this will be their last match for the summer.

Winner: AJ Styles

Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins

This is also referred to as “the guy vs the man”.

The build to this has had its fair share of criticism, but I think it’s been solid. While the two haven’t had many live show interactions, the videos packages give it that “big fight” feeling. If you don’t know, this will be the first time they’ve ever had a one on one match at a PPV. They were supposed to wrestle at Night of Champions 2014, but Roman got injured. A year later they were supposed to headline Survivor Series 2015, but Seth was sidelined with an injury. So this is close to two years in the making.

Honestly, where does Roman go if he wins this match. Assuming he does, I can’t think of anybody else that could beat him. By having him go over, the WWE would essentially be cannibalizing their own main event scene. I believe they have no choice but for Rollins to win. A title change keeps the main event scene fresh, and it shows that Reigns has a weakness. In fact Rollins would be the perfect candidate as Roman’s Achilles heel, simply because of their history.

Winner: Seth Rollins

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