WWE Money in the Bank 2012 Preview: Match Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

Michael Guadalupe@The_GuadaFeatured ColumnistJuly 13, 2012

WWE Money in the Bank 2012 Preview: Match Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

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    With the Money in The Bank pay-per-view happening this Sunday, its time to take a look at the matches on the card and come up with solid predictions that you can take to the bank.

    There are a couple of good matches setup for this Sunday, and some matches are a little harder to predict who the actual winner will be.

    Who will win the Heavyweight contract match?

    Will John Cena be able to stop the Big Show like he promised?

    Will we finally see Alberto Del Rio reclaim his destiny?

    Will A.J. finally choose a side and be the determining factor in the WWE Championship match?

    While we will have to wait for Sunday to find out, here are predictions for every match at the Money in The Bank pay per view.

    Remember if you agree or disagree, don't forget to comment and share your predictions.

WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth & Kofi Kingston vs. Hunico & Camacho

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    The tag team titles aren't even on the line for this match, so what’s the point? 

    And have the WWE Tag Team titles degraded so much that they aren't even good enough to be featured on a pay-per-view?

    Anyway, on to the actual match.

    Look for this match to be pretty solid, especially for a preshow match.  We all know how good Kingston and R-Truth are in the ring.  From watching Hunico on Superstars, he too can handle himself nicely in the ring.  The only one of concern to me is Camacho, but hopefully he can either end up being on the same level as Hunico or he can manage to stay out of the way.

    It should be an average match lasting no more than 10 minutes.

    I can't see Kofi and R-Truth losing this match.  While I'm sure Hunico and Camacho will put up a good fight, they won't be able to beat Kingston and Truth.

    While the titles aren't on the line, if Kingston and Truth lost this match, it would only make them seem less likely to retain the titles when they go up against the Prime Time Players.


    Kofi Kingston and R-Truth

Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship Contract

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    Oh how the WWE likes to ruin some of its best ideas. A contract ladder match with only four competitors?  What kind of joke is that?

    Don't be surprised if this match ends up being extremely boring.  Looking at the competitors, it's hard to see how this match will be able to maintain momentum. 

    When we look at ladder matches, one of the biggest parts of them is how well a wrestler can take a bump.

    Will Big Show be taking any bumps?  What about Kane?  More than likely the one wrestler who will be getting thrown around like a rag doll will end up being Chris Jericho.

    Of course Cena will probably also take some bumps, but as far as Big Show and Kane are concerned, I can't see how they will be at all entertaining in this type of match.

    Nobody, besides The Rock, beats super Cena.  While I'm sure the WWE will do what it can to make the Big Show seem like he can still be a dominate wrestler, John Cena will end up winning this match.  It probably setup a new feud for the WWE championship at SummerSlam.

    Cena simply doesn't lose matches, regardless of if it's against a former UFC champion or three former Heavyweight champions.

    Taking the Money in The Bank match and completely throwing away what made it so important, giving younger talent a chance to break through the glass ceiling, is a disgrace.

    Filling it with only four competitors who, maybe besides Jericho, no one wants to see be champion again is even worse.

    And trying to convince us anyone besides Cena has a chance of winning this match is just silly.


    John "Super" Cena.

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio

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    Alberto Del Rio gets another chance at destiny.  Hopefully he can avoid injury before Sunday so we can finally see him square off against Sheamus at a pay-per-view.

    This will probably end up being the match we were supposed to see at No Way Out.

    As much as I would like to see this match one sided with Sheamus throwing Del Rio around the ring, it's more than likely Del Rio at some point will get the upper hand on Sheamus.  Look for Del Rio to focus on the arms, like he tends to do with every opponent, so that he can setup his submission move.

    Don't be surprised if Ricardo gets involved—in fact, expect him to. 

    The problem with this match will be that Del Rio simply won't be able to overcome the Great White.

    While Del Rio did get the jump on Sheamus on SmackDown, slamming the hood of his car on Sheamus, but let’s not forget that the Great White beat Tensai in a match awhile back.

    If Sheamus was able to beat a monster of a man like Tensai, what chance does Del Rio have?

    The end result of this match will be short and sweet.  Look for a nice brogue kick to the head of Alberto Del Rio, and maybe one for Ricardo as well.

    Now will the WWE please give up on Del Rio?  Seriously I'm sick of seeing this guy around the Heavyweight title



WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan

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    This match could easily be the best of the night. We've seen already how well Bryan and Punk work together. Throwing A.J. into the mix as the special referee will add a whole other crazy element to this match.

    Who does she want to win? Will she call the match down the middle or will her feelings change midway through the match?

    With A.J. playing such a crucial role, don't be surprised to see a title change.

    Assuming Cena wins the ladder match for the WWE championship contract, having Bryan win the title here would make sense.

    We all know how the WWE does not let their face champions lose cleanly, so don't be shocked if A.J. throws the match and ends up being the reason Bryan wins.

    Not only would it get Bryan some much needed heat—fans are still cheering for this supposed heel wrestler—it would setup a match for Bryan vs. Cena later on.

    Yes folks, Bryan will win because he's going to act as a transitional champion.

    With Cena and Punk being the faces of the WWE, how could the WWE have these two collide?  There would have to be one clear winner, and it would leave the other looking weak.

    This match will more than likely be fantastic. Bryan and Punk are real wrestlers and prove it every time they get in the ring. Look for A.J. to get involved and help Bryan win. He will probably end up being just a transitional champion but hey, at least he will be champion.


    Daniel Bryan with help from A.J.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Championship Contract

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    This match should be a doozy. With experienced guys like Christian and younger wrestlers ready to prove themselves, this match should end up being one of the best of the night.

    The only wrestler that seems to not fit in is Tensai. What will he be able to do? What types of bumps will he take? He could end up shocking us all by doing something crazy, but with what's been going on with Tensai lately, it leaves me to believe that he will more than likely end up just getting in the way.

    Two wrestlers that will make this match interesting will end up being Sin Cara and Tyson Kidd. Since Sin Cara's high flying moves can mix well with a ladder match and it should prove to be pretty exciting.

    Tyson Kidd is also a pretty decent high flyer and since he's been stuck at jobber status for a couple years now, he might end up going the extra mile just to prove himself. I can't see either winning this match, but these two will likely make this match exciting.

    Christian brings a lot of experience and I wouldn't be surprised to see him do something crazy or take a crazy bump. Will he win this match? No, he won't.

    Sorry, peeps.

    Damien Sandow is hard to pinpoint in this match. We really haven't seen what he can fully yet. I can't see the WWE giving this new wrestler such a major push by having him win.  Hopefully Sandow gets a chance to show us his wrestling ability, but don’t look for him to be the winner.

    That leaves just two men who left. Dolph Ziggler and Cody Rhodes. Both are fantastic wrestlers and will likely prove it during this match. While I could see Rhodes winning, I think Ziggler has a better shot.

    Ziggler has been playing jobber to the top talent for awhile now. We all know what a good wrestler he is and have also seen how good he is on his YouTube show.

    Ziggler has also started gaining a lot of fan support recently. He seems ready for a break off from Vickie Guerrero and a Money in The Bank win would propel Ziggler to top card status like he deserves. Rhodes one day will more than likely be a world champion, but giving him a major push right now might be too soon.


    Dolph Ziggler