Here comes the Money! With Money in The Bank just days away, I walk through match by match which superstars are bankable and which superstars are going to become bankrupt come Sunday night in Philadelphia. Stay tuned for part two featuring predictions for The Money in The Bank All Stars Match and the WWE title match between John Cena and Mark Henry.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs The Usos for The Tag Team Titles: The time has finally come for The Shield to drop the titles and put over another duo in a Pay Per View setting. After winning the titles at Extreme Rules and then defending them against Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton at Payback, The Shield need to look vulnerable and put over other talent in the Tag Team Division. The push probably won’t matter much, but it will be nice to see the Usos claim title gold for the first time in their careers on Sunday. Especially with a Rikishi style stinkface in the corner to Seth Rollins for the win.
Chris Jericho vs Ryback: No one needs a big win more than Ryback. After suffering three Pay Per View losses in a row, the Human Wrecking Ball desperately needs this win at Money In The Bank if he ever wants to get his career back on track in the WWE. All signs do point to Ryback coming out the winner Sunday night, due to the fact that Jericho is set to tour with his band, Fozzy in August and should be taking a hiatus from the WWE soon. I predict he will win by reversing The Code Breaker into a power bomb and cover Y2J for the victory.
AJ Lee vs Kaitlyn for the Divas title: It’s finally time for round two of this great rivalry at Money In The Bank. Although many WWE fans will be banking on Divas Champion, AJ Lee to retain her title at the Pay Per View, I see this as a excellent opportunity for the Hybrid Diva to even the score with her former friend and win the coveted Divas Title back. This will most likely be a long drawn out match with both sides pulling crazy unorthodox antics throughout the bout. Kaitlyn will best AJ with a timely spear for the surprise victory, leading to round three at Summerslam.
Curtis Axel vs The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship: With Miz spending most of his time alongside Michael Cole and JBL on color commentary, it is very doubtful he will best Axel for the Intercontinental title come Sunday. Even with the Intercontinental title in Axel’s hand, I still see little interest in this guy as a singles competitor by the WWE audience. It looks like WWE will keep the belt with Curtis Axel, at least until they can write a better storyline to build up the third generation superstar. As for the win itself, I see Axel nailing Miz with a Perfectplex for the big win.
Money in The Bank Ladder Match for a chance at a World Heavyweight title Shot: This really is Dean Ambrose’s match to lose. The United States Champion is up against a lackluster array of third rate superstars that have no chance of claiming the bright red briefcase above the ring on Sunday. Come on, can you seriously imagine the self proclaimed Intellectual savior of the masses having a chance in main event competition? What about Mr. We the People, Jack Swagger? Does anyone think he deserves another mediocre run at a title? Of course having Fandango win the contract would surely signal the apocalypse, and I doubt WWE wastes time giving Wade Barrett a second shot after failing to go anywhere once the Nexus disbanded. I doubt Ambrose will win without help from The Shield, but it’s not like Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins ever hesitate to help out a team member. With The Shield’s interference taking out the unsuspecting competitors, Ambrose will climb high above the ring and capture the Money in the Briefcase.