WWE Money in the Bank 2012 Preview: Match Predictions You Can Take to the Bank
This Sunday, WWE presents Money in the Bank for a third consecutive July.
Aside from that is the very successful history of the wild match that was once only held at WrestleMania and now has its own pay-per-view event.
Every man who has ever gone to cash in his briefcase has been successful, a fact that is certainly fresh in the minds of all 12 men who will compete in the two big ladder matches.
To add to that, the WWE and World Heavyweight titles are both on the line.
The WWE has an intriguing event lined up.
YouTube Pre-Show: WWE Tag Team Titles- Hunico/Camacho vs. Kofi Kingston/R-Truth
Many fans are probably asking what Hunico and Camacho have done to deserve this match and rightfully so.
AW tweeted that his team, the PrimeTime Players, was supposedly offered the shot first, but he turned it down because it was on the pre-show.
R-Truth has not been in action much as of late, reportedly because of a foot injury. Because of that, do Hunico and Camacho actually have a chance to win the titles?
Kingston and Truth have only had the titles about two-and-a-half months and this is not the opposition that is going to take them away.
I expect to see the champions retain the belts with Kingston doing most of the work.
Prediction: Kofi Kingston and R-Truth retain the Tag Team titles following Trouble in Paradise from Kingston to Camacho.
World Title Money in the Bank Ladder Match
There are eight superstars vying for a contract, the chance to have a shot at the world title, and for a career altering moment.
The WWE made a good move when it decided to designate each ladder match for a shot at one of the main titles only.
It's refreshing to see a guy like Tyson Kidd get into this match as he has been one of the best workers on the roster for years now.
Damien Sandow is well on his way to becoming a star and the match also features both the United States and Intercontinental champions.
Tensai is a bit of a wild card here as he is definitely the most powerful man in the match, but watching him climb a ladder may be interesting.
The two favorites have to be Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler, and one of them is going to win this match and it could really go either way.
Rhodes had a very successful reign as Intercontinental champion and a strong feud with Christian. He's right on the precipice of the main event.
Remember a few weeks back on Monday Night Raw where Dolph Ziggler yelled "I deserve better than this"? Well, he was absolutely right and his chance to prove it comes this Sunday.
Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins the contract
WWE World Title- Alberto Del Rio vs. Sheamus
This promises to be a tough, hard hitting contest.
Since winning the title at WrestleMania 28 from Daniel Bryan, Sheamus has dispatched all challenges and has been on a very impressive run.
Alberto Del Rio seems like the most solid challenger at this point and after this attack, he sent a clear cut message to the Celtic Warrior.
According to Justin LaBar of Wrestle Zone, Del Rio was rumored to be told to be more "aggressive" and he has done so. Does that equal a new champion at Money in the Bank?
Sheamus will have the match won but either a ref bump or distraction from Ricardo Rodriguez will keep Del Rio in it and Del Rio will wind up getting a cheap win with the use of a foreign object such as the title belt to the head.
Prediction: Alberto Del Rio wins by pinfall to become the new WWE World Heavyweight champion.
WWE Title Money in the Bank Ladder Match
This match has the smallest field of any Money in the Bank Ladder match but each superstar is a former WWE champion—that was the requirement to qualify for the match.
How many of these four guys actually have a shot at winning this thing though?
Chris Jericho's WWE status always seems shaky these days, what with his Fozzy tours and other career aspirations.
Kane is a guy who has won Money in the Bank before and who can forget him cashing in the briefcase that very night against Rey Mysterio?
The Big Show is now the giant he wants to be, and he has made quick work of his recent opponents, including handing Brodus Clay his first, and to this point, only defeat.
But then you have John Cena and anyone who pays attention should know where this is going. Cena will make first ever appearance in the Money in the Bank Ladder match and there can't be much chance that he doesn't win this match.
Some fans may moan and groan over it, but Cena hasn't held the title for an entire year.
Prediction: John Cena wins the contract.
WWE Title- Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk
These two men have had a very nice series of matches together, but this time, AJ is the special guest referee and she clearly will play a huge role in this match.
When was the last time a diva was given this much exposure? It seems almost unprecedented.
Now, she's in the middle of a love triangle of sorts, albeit a strange one, between these two long time rivals.
After AJ proposed to Punk this past Monday, and Bryan then followed by asking for AJ's hand in marriage, things only got weirder.
But despite saying she'd find her "future husband" by the end of the night, AJ concluded Raw with a slap to the face of both men.
So where does that leave things? Who will AJ side with? Will anything ever begin to become clear?
We know we'll get a high level four or five star match out of these guys. No question about that.
But is there any chance we see a clean ending?
Prediction: CM Punk retains the title by pinfall following the Go to Sleep.