WWE Money in the Bank PPV Predictions
No Way Out was extremely average and predictable... pretty much what you would expect from the WWE these days. Up next is the Money in the Bank PPV. Only 4 matches advertised for the PPV, that's just sad. Both the IC and US Champions are in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match so there's no title matches there. The Tag Team Champs are stuck in the pre-show, so nothing there... and the Divas division, wait, what Divas division?
There are two matches I'm looking forward to. The Smackdown Money in the Bank Ladder Match and the WWE Title Match. 8 superstars in the ring at once? You know it's going to be awesome. Then the WWE Title match, who knows how it'll end? That's the fun of it. Non-title Match: Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs Hunico & Camacho
Typical pre-show match that will have the faces win to get the crowd going. WWE has a lot of Tag Teams going for them right now... let me list them.
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth
Primo & Epico
Primetime Players - Darren Young & Titus O'Neil
Hunico & Camacho
Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks
Jimmy & Jey Uso
But as usual, having a bunch of teams mean nothing if none of them are involved in a storyline. I just don't get it. HHH and Vince can't be this blind. I think they just don't give a damn... really unfortunate. What a shame.
Anyway, as for this match... AW even said that the Primetime Players are not pre-show material. Way to take a jab at your own show WWE. lol My Prediction: Kofi Kingston & R-Truth wins by pinfall. World Heavyweight Championship Contract Ladder Match: Dolph Ziggler vs Christian (Intercontinental Champion) vs Tensai vs Santino Marella (United States Champion) vs Damien Sandow vs Tyson Kidd vs Sin Cara vs Cody Rhodes
There are two very deserving superstars in this match who really should win... and you can't go wrong with either one. Dolph Ziggler or Cody Rhodes. I'm personally leaning towards Ziggler, just because he paid his dues more. But both of these guys are pretty much ready for the main event. Would I love it if Christian won? You bet. But right now, he doesn't need the briefcase.
Time for my odds...
Dolph Ziggler - 50% chance of winning
Cody Rhodes - 49% chance of winning
Christian - 1% chance of winning
Tensai, Santino, Damien Sandow, Tyson Kidd, Sin Cara - 0% chance of winning
Tensai doesn't really belong in this match. Vince is dead set on giving him some kind of push... so we'll likely see Tensai destory Sin Cara and Tyson Kidd or something. Santino is a complete joke so I don't know what to expect from him. Damien Sandow has a ton of potential, but I think one huge spot in this match will easily take him out. Tyson Kidd, look for something big from him. Probably a moonsault or something off the top of a ladder onto everyone else. He's starting to get pushed like Shelton Benjamin and John Morrison, the guy who will look good in a ladder match but won't win. Sin Cara will probably do something fun too, but don't expect him to win... My Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins the ladder match. World Heavyweight Championship Match: Sheamus (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez
I don't really care much for this match. Sheamus is boring. Alberto Del Rio has gotten boring. What do they expect here? They were suppose to have this match a couple of PPVs ago, but Alberto had a concussion and then they made it a Triple Threat Match or whatever.
Either way, I still expect Sheamus to retain because Ziggler is winning the MITB Ladder match. My Prediction: Sheamus retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall with the Brogue Kick. WWE Championship Contract Ladder Match: Big Show vs Kane vs John Cena vs Chris Jericho
Only former WWE Champions are allowed to participate in this match... yet they only kept it to FOUR wrestlers. WTF? Where is Rey Mysterio? He's healthy and waiting to return. Where is The Miz? He's done filming The Marine 3.
Cena had a "big announcement" and that announcement was that he'll compete in his first ever MITB Ladder Match. Oh goodie... He said he's in the match for two reasons.
#1 - To stop the Big Show from winning.
#2 - To become the WWE Champion yet again.
We all know Cena is winning here... We're only kidding ourselves if we think otherwise. With that said, I'll propose a scenario of what I want to happen...
Cena wins the contract. He has been cashed in before and wants someone to taste their own medicine. So he cashes in on CM Punk and FAILS. This way, you can have John Cena in the history books as the only guy to fail to cash in his contract and win the championship. This wouldn't hurt his credibility at all since he'll win the title back anyway down the line. But at least this will make the current WWE Champion look good because he foiled Cena's cash in.
But what will probably happen, knowing WWE and all... is that Cena will win the contract. He doesn't cash in the contract on a unsuspecting champion. Instead, he wants a straight up 1 on 1 match. Most likely at Summerslam against CM Punk. He'll defeat CM Punk just because he can and wins the WWE Title. Sounds stale doesn't it? That's probably how it'll go then... =\
Back to the match, one other guy who could possibly win is Chris Jericho. The only reason I'm not picking him is because he's leaving after Summerslam again. Kane already won it before, so he doesn't need to win. He also doesn't need to be in the title picture either. Big Show, also doesn't need to be in the title picture.
With four guys in this match... three of them who won't do big spots on the ladders (Big Show, Kane, and Cena), this match is going to be... ugly. I hope to be pleasantly surprised, but I won't hold my breath. My Prediction: John Cena wins the ladder match. WWE Championship Match: CM Punk (WWE Champion) vs Daniel Bryan Special Guest Referee: AJ
This one will be fun. AJ has been making RAW watchable and really the only reason why people should bother to tune in. Will AJ turn on the crowd and go back with Daniel Bryan to help him win the WWE Title? Or will AJ do what's right and help CM Punk retain the WWE Title?
The only problem with Daniel Bryan winning is that Vince McMahon does not want a WWE Title Match at Summerslam featuring Daniel Bryan and John Cena... unless they throw CM Punk in the mix and make it a Triple Threat Match again.
There's no doubt about it. CM Punk and Daniel Bryan will make this match great all by themselves. I know Daniel Bryan will try to cheat or something but AJ will be smarter than that. There's really not much more to say that we don't know already. Just sit back and enjoy this one. I'm going to pick Punk to retain just because. Besides, they've been promoting the 1000th episode of RAW more than the MITB PPV. If there is a major title change, it's going to happen on RAW and not the PPV... My Prediction: CM Punk retains the WWE Championship by pinfall.
With only four matches listed... expect them to add a Ryback squash match. Oh yeah, Brodus Clay too.