Money-in-the Bank Competitors: An Evaluation

Chad RobinsonCorrespondent IMarch 24, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 18:  The World Wrestling Entertainment logo hangs on a wall at a media conference announcing the all-star lineup of WWE WrestleMania XIX at ESPN Zone in Times Square March 18, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

Many people have all written about the Money in the Bank match but not many have given reasons why competitors will or will not win. I have decided to give a different perspective on this. One from the land down under.

The participants in the MITB are as follows: C.M Punk, Christian, Mark Henry, Finlay, Shelton Benjamin, Kane, M.V.P and Kofi Kingston.

C.M Punk

He won last years edition and what are the chances he does again. In my opinion not very likely for several reasons. He hasn't been getting a push lately hes been going down.

He has been from World Heavyweight Champion to Tag Team and then Intercontinental Champion. It seems very unlikely that they would pull a complete 360 and put him back at top.

Chance: Five Percent

Mark Henry

HAHA! I'm sorry, that had to be done, but aside from the fact that I doubt he will be able to climb the ladder, he was given a push in ECW and it was an uneventful time due to his lack of mic skills.

No way is he getting MITB.

Chance: Zero Percent, yeah that is being honest.


Kane good actually go good in this match and become monstrous again but he will not win this as he is past his prime and MITB has previously been used to establish future wrestlers.

Chance: 10 Percent


The same can be said of Finlay as Kane, he is dry and stale in his current gimmick and is past his prime. Its sad to say that even at his best Finlay is at best and I.C Champ and not a World Champ.

Chance: Five Percent

Kofi Kingston

I love this guy but he will not win he looked like getting a push at No Way Out but WWE changed their mind and I don't think they will change it again so soon after.

Chance: Five Percent


He was my pick up till he won the U.S Title because I don't think they will give any champion the MITB.

Chance: Five Percent


Hmmmm. This is the hardest person to write about as everyone wants him in the main event except the WWE and will they have a change of heart. Perhaps he wins it and hold sit for a while and if WWE aren't happy he makes an unsuccessful challenge for it.

Chance: 35 Percent

Shelton Benjamin

AkD will be happy after reading this, as I believe he is joint favourite with Christian to win. After many years threatening greatness he has dropped the U.S Title suddenly and I can't see any other reason than for him to become the latest Mr. MITB.

Chance: Although I only have 35 percent left, I will give him 75 percent; that's how confident I am.