The 2013 edition of WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view is setting up to be one of the most exciting events of the year, but there is a certain degree of predictability to Sunday’s show in Philadelphia.
Each of the following stars come into the July PPV at different points in their careers, but all will walk away from Money in the Bank as winners.
Mark Henry has become one of the top heels in all of wrestling, and as much as the WWE Universe wants to see the World’s Strongest Man beat John Cena for the WWE Championship, there is no doubt that the champion retains his title.
The WWE has built Henry as an unstoppable force to help the fans believe he has an actual shot to win the championship, but Cena will not take a loss at Money in the Bank. Just as Ryback was built to help the champ look strong, the same could be said about this Henry storyline.
While there is no discounting just how much credit Henry deserves for his transformation into the company’s top heel, there is also no questioning how much more Cena means to the WWE from a fiscal point of view.
The most fans wanting a title change can hope for is Henry destroying Cena after taking the loss and having the Money in the Bank winner cash-in on the injured champion.
The WWE has made Ryback look incredibly bad over the last several weeks, even going as far as forcing the big man to quit in his match against The Miz. While this angle hasn’t helped the way the fans view the muscle-bound star, the Cryback gimmick could be leading to a huge payoff.
When Ryback beats Chris Jericho on Sunday by deceiving him about the leg injury that has plagued him over the last several weeks, the push back to the top of the card as one of the company’s biggest heels will be underway.
Philadelphia will be all-in on Jericho in this matchup, and when Ryback wins, the heel reaction will be monstrous. Expect the WWE to hear the crowd explode and find its love for the big man once again.
Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins
Despite being relegated to the Money in the Bank kickoff match, the tag team champions, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, will defend the titles against The Usos in a bout The Shield is guaranteed to win.
As much as The Usos have done a great job getting the casual fans to care about them, they are just face placeholders until the WWE can find a tag team worthy enough to feud against The Shield on actual PPVs.
The reign of The Shield in the WWE does not appear to be coming to an end anytime soon, and it will not be The Usos that shock the world on the PPV kickoff show. You say "US," we say "No."
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