Last night Rob Zombie revealed the eight Raw superstars who are scheduled to compete in a Money in the Bank match, at the PPV of the same name. So I'm sure that today a million WWE watchers are trying to figure out who is going to win, and I thought if it was good enough for them why shouldn't I have a go?
The eight Superstars announced by Zombie are Randy Orton, John Morrison, R-Truth, Evan Bourne, United States Champion The Miz, Ted DiBiase, Chris Jericho, and Edge. But there can only be one winner.
Now there are several ways to make a prediction for a match like this.
1) You can write all the names down on a piece of paper. Stick a pin in that paper. And select the name closest to where the pin went.
This method isn't always that accurate, but I've heard it's been used by WWE's creative team in the past.
2) You can pick your favorite, believing that because you love them and have their poster on your wall, that the entire rest of the universe must love them also. Therefore WWE absolutely has to give them the victory, or else there would be a riot in the streets and total anarchy.
Strangely enough, on those occasions that WWE doesn't agree with your prediction, that riot never seems to materialize.
If I had a dollar for every time that a member of the WWE universe talked about the WWE headquarters being burned down by disgruntled fans without it ever happening, I wouldn't need to win a money in the bank contract. I could buy one!
3) You can look at who is entered into the match, and try and make an educated guess, based on their in-ring abilities (why do fans use that as a criteria when WWE doesn't?), and their current popularity with the fans and/or the company.
This method is certainly more scientific than the first two, but it doesn't take account of method No. 4.
4) You can always try and figure out what's going to happen next, and work it our from there.
What do I mean by that?
Well, the Orton and Edge feud is far from over, and hasn't been resolved properly yet, so you have those two embroiled in a storyline after MITB.
Evan Bourne and Chris Jericho still have issues to work out.
R-Truth, John Morrison, and The Miz all have rivalries, and a United States Championship to argue over, which only leaves Ted DiBiase, kicking his heels, and looking for something to do (this is the PG era, so he can't do Maryse).
So does that leave Ted DiBiase as the unexpected favorite to be the dark horse outsider, who comes through to win?
Money in the Bank would fit with his Million Dollar Man gimmick he has going now, and let it deviate from his father's legacy.
But on the other hand I have a piece of paper here, with eight pins in it, that give me eight different results.
So who do you think is going to win Raw's Money in the Bank match?