WWE Money in the Bank 2013: Power Rankings and Predictions

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WWE Money in the Bank 2013: Power Rankings and Predictions
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Unless you live under a rock that completely blocks out the occasionally hopeful light of sports entertainment, you know this Sunday is the coolest WWE pay-per-view tradition to come along in years: Money in the Bank!

It's easily the most stacked card since WrestleMania XXIX, and I'd argue a pinch more intriguing when you consider Money in the Bank is named after one of the most exhilarating gimmick matches in WWE's bag of goodies.

WrestleMania will always be fun, but the breathtaking antics of the Money in the Bank ladder match have been sorely missed on "The Grandest Stage of Them All" over the last three years.

That won't be a problem on Sunday, as we've got two ladder-assisted spot-taculars on the card.

Both will be firsts, as an entirely babyface cast of "All-Stars" will compete for the WWE Championship contract, and the World Heavyweight Championship contract is available to a roster of up-and-coming heels.

Or in the case of Jack Swagger, an up-and-down-and-up-and-down-and-maybe-but-probably-not-up-and-coming heel.

Both matches are tricky to predict—particularly the World Championship version—because every participant has big potential that WWE will eventually want to tap into.

OK, so in Swagger's case, maybe it's more apt to say some semblance of potential. 

There's also a lot of buzz about Mark Henry possibly wig-splitting his way to the WWE Championship.

Dolph Ziggler looks for redemption against the World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio. Or maybe Ziggler will flounder through another mid-match promo...only during his own match this time!

Chris Jericho may not even need the Walls of Jericho to make his opponent quit if Ryback's recent bout with Miz is any indication.

Speaking of Miz...

He's fighting for the Intercontinental Championship yet again, and through some baffling Miz-take, it's not on the Pre-Show!

That distinction instead goes to The Shield, who will attempt to fend off Rikishi's face-painted children.

Oh, and AJ Lee defends the Divas Championship against the only real contender in the division—Kaitlyn.

Some pretty important matches, and some pretty...yeah, some that don't matter whatsoever.

It's time to power rank each match on the card based on build-up, storyline significance, perceived predictability and potential match quality.

What's that, Shane McMahon? Here comes the money?

That's true, Shane, as I will also provide my prediction for each contest.

You're welcome.

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