Which July PPV Will Be Better, Victory Road or Money in the Bank?
The WWE and TNA are coming up on their July pay-per-view events for this month.
This Sunday will be TNA's Victory Road and next Sunday will be WWE's first ever Money in the Bank pay-per-view event.
With these pay-per-view events coming up, their actually is a lot of potential for both, but the question that keep's popping up is, which pay per view will be better?
This slideshow will breakdown every matchup on both pay-per-views and it will have some insight into the matches and maybe the quality the ppv will provide overall.
So please enjoy this slideshow and if you have any comments or predictions then place them below in the comment box.
TNA Victory Road
TNA's Victory Road is this Sunday and for once, TNA actually did a great job on building up the entire pay-per-view card from top to bottom.
This ppv dosen't have a bad matchup on the card and it has many solid feuds and storylines in each match.
The pay-per-view right now has nine matches and the card has everything that a wrestling fan craves, from TNA knockout action to a steel cage match to even Ric Flair's in ring return.
This pay-per-view has all the potential in the world to not only be better than WWE's Money in the Bank but this event could be the best wrestling pay-per-view of the entire year and that's saying something.
AJ Styles and Kaz vs. Two Mystery Opponents
This match pits Kazarian and AJ Styles as a tag team against two mystery opponents.
If AJ and Kaz lose then they are out of the running to join Ric Flair's new stable.
This match will be fast-paced and it will be interesting to see what TNA does with AJ and Kaz.
AJ has been at odds with Kaz for months and it is about time for TNA to pull the trigger on which superstar makes the babyface turn in my opinion.
My Pick: Mystery Opponents win due to Kaz and Flair turning on AJ thus making Styles babyface agian.
Brother Ray vs. Brother D-Von vs. Jesse Neal
Many wrestling fans harp on Team 3-D for being so bland and what not but this feud that they have been in with Jesse Neal has been simply classic in my opinion.
Neal is the newcomer who hasn't earned Brother Ray's respect and D-Von seems to be caught in the middle of all of this drama so the solution is to throw all three together in a triple threat match.
This match can actually steal the show if done right and I got this funny little feeling that something extreme will happen in the match.
My Prediction: Brother Ray wins by pinning Brother D-Von but all of ECW guys join Team 3-D in a beatdown on Jesse Neal.
X-Division Title Match: Win by Grabbing the X or Submission
Douglas Williams has been X-Divison champion since June and while he is a solid wrestler, his gimmick has dried up.
Brian Kendrick comes into the match as the crazed wrestler looking not only to take out Williams but to capture the X-Division title along the way.
This match can be the one bad apple in the tree so to speak because it just isn't there for the casual wrestling fan but we will have to see.
My prediction: Williams retains by grabbing the X
TNA Knockouts Title Match: If Love Loses Then She Leaves TNA
WWE needs to take some notes from TNA on how to build up a divas match.
This knockouts title match is so personal between Angelina Love and Madision Rayne that it has finally hit it's breaking point come Victory Road.
The match is title vs. career but there is a catch to it, if Lacey Von Erich or Velvet Sky interfere then Madison loses her title.
This is the first time in a long time that I have looked forward to a Knockouts match because the feud has been gold and Madison Rayne is on a roll with great matches.
This bout should keep all the fans on the edge of our seats.
My Prediction: Angelina Love wins the title and I believe maybe this will be the end of the beautiful people.
TNA Tag Team Title Match: Beer Money vs. MCMG
The Band were recently stripped of the tag team titles. The Motor City Machine Guns automatically advanced to the tournament finals because they won a number one contender's match at Sacrifice. Beer Money won two matches on TNA:IMPACT! to advance to the tournament final.
So the stage is set for these two storied teams to finally clash for the vacated tag team titles.
I expect this match to not only steal the show but to maybe even be a Match of the Year contender because both teams always seem to have quality matches on pay-per-view.
Both teams have something to prove and I believe that Victory Road will host the best tag team match of 2010 no doubt.
My Prediction: The Motor City Machine Guns finally win their first TNA Tag Team Championship in a Match of the Year contender.
Steel Cage Match: Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez
Matt Morgan turned on Hernandez back in February and since then, Matt Morgan has been on an ego trip. Hernandez returned last month and beat the holy hell out of Morgan on Impact and at Slamaversary.
So with all the bad blood between these two men, how about settling it inside of a steel cage?
Well Morgan and Hernandez are going to go to war inside of a steel cage and expect both men to fight hard to prove who is the better man between these two giants.
I also expect to see the bad blood flow from both men since TNA loves bloody cage matches.
My prediction: Hernandez gets his revenge by winning the cage match and maybe getting a world title push down the road.
Kurt Angle vs. The Pope: If Angle Loses Then He Must Retire
When TNA started their Top 10 rankings, Kurt said that he didn't want to be in them to start off with but he would beat everyone in the Top 10 in order to earn a title shot.
He recently added the stipulation that he would retire if he lost a match on his way through the Top 10. D'Angelo Dinero is currently ranked eigth.
The Pope is returning from a shoulder injury suffered at Lockdown and while he may have some ring rust, he will have to bring his A-game against Kurt Angle.
Angle is defeating superstar after superstar on his way back to the top but with all the talks of Angle retiring from pro wrestling soon, this could be the night it all ends or it could be the night Angle defeats the Pope.
My Prediction: Angle wins in a classic battle against Pope but expect Angle to lose at Bound for Glory or Lockdown next year so he can finally retire as an in-ring wrestler.
Ric Flair vs. Jay Lethal
Flair and Lethal is the personal battle of the night for sure. Lethal has been on a roll the last couple of months since dropping the Randy Savage gimmick and just being himself.
Jay taunted Flair and really got under Flair's skin thus beginning the feud.
Lethal defeated AJ Styles at Slamaversary last month and he undermined Flair several times since then.
Flair attacked Lethal's brother on national television thus making this feud personal.
Flair is returning to pay-per-view as a wrestler since WrestleMania 24 back in 2008.
Ric and Lethal will have a brutal bout nonetheless but I don't think this will be the end of this feud.
My Prediction: Jay Lethal wins in a short match but Flair attacks post match.
Fatal 4-Way Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Title
The TNA Championship Committee were unable to determine a number one contender because there was a tie for the number one position between Mr. Anderson, Jeff Hardy, and Abyss.
A match held between the three men to determine the new number one contender ended in a no contest. Because of that ending, all three men have been put into this match.
Ever since that triple threat match, Abyss has been on a severe mean streak by throwing Jeff Hardy off the stage, slamming Mr.Anderson into broken glass, and laying out RVD on several occasions.
Mr.Anderson and Jeff Hardy have a strange relationship that has really left the fans confused but entertained.
With all of the crap going into the match, RVD seems to be the severe underdog but don't expect RVD to lay down so easy.
RVD is the TNA world champion for a reason and I believe this title match will be violent but entertaining.
My Prediction: RVD survives and retains but Abyss takes him out after the match thus setting up RVD vs. Abyss at Hard Justice.
WWE's Money In The Bank
The Money In The Bank pay-per-view event has a lot of hype going into it with the Nexus attacks, Swagger's mean streak, and the ladder matches.
This event can be one of the best in the entire year and yes I do believe we will see several surprises at this pay-per-view event.
This is the first time WWE is doing this pay-per-view so this is the setting bar for the event and if done right, the bar can be set high for years to come with this classic event.
Women's Title Match: Layla vs. Kelly Kelly
Kelly Kelly is proving herself each and every week on SmackDown by defeating Michelle McCool and Layla in single competition and in tag team action.
Kelly Kelly has earned a title shot against Layla at Money in the Bank and this has a lot of people believing that it is her time to be champion.
Kelly is improving in the ring each week and she can be a great wrestler in time but right now she is hitting a brick wall by the name of Lay-Cool
My Prediction: Layla retains due to McCool's help.
WWE Unified Tag Team Title Match: Hart Dynasty vs. The Usos
This tag team match is a historic one with all the family heritage involved.
The Hart Dynasty have been champions since April and they have defeated great teams like Show-Miz, Jericho and Miz, and Regal and Kozlov.
Their title reign is impressive but it is about to hit its greatest challenge at Money in the Bank when they defend the titles against the Usos.
Jimmy and Jay have made a name for themselves by attacking the Hart Dyanasty week after week.
The Usos are Rikishi's twin sons so they have that heritage too like the Hart Dynasty but unlike the Hart Dynasty, they have a chance to win the unified tag team titles as rookies.
This match is so personal but it is going to be a hard hitting tag team war and do not forget about the ladies on the outside slugging it out as well.
My Prediction: The Usos may be strong and may be the tag team of the future, but the Hart Dynasty retains.
SmackDown's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
First instituted at WrestleMania 21, the Money in the Bank Ladder Match has become one of the most prestigious and most anticipated contests in WWE.
Now, for the first time ever, the match will be the focal point of WWE’s newest pay-per-view on July 18, 2010.
As first revealed by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, eight SmackDown Superstars will compete for a contract giving the bearer the right to challenge SmackDown’s World Heavyweight Champion at any time, at any place, for up to one year.
To earn the tremendous opportunity, a Superstar must climb the ladder and obtain the briefcase holding the coveted championship contract within.
The eight men involved in this matchup are hungry to become world champion and winning this match will move them one step closer to greatness.
Each man has a reason for why they should win this match and get a world title push over time and with the hype there, expect this match to be a match of the year contender and maybe a surprise winner.
My Prediction: Christian has never gotten a world title push in WWE but I believe with a recent heel turn potentially, he has to be given the opportunity to be the top heel on the blue brand for sure.
RAW's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
At the first-ever Money in the Bank pay-per-view, live from Kansas City, Mo., eight of Monday Night Raw’s top Superstars will risk it all for an opportunity to challenge the WWE Champion by competing in a career-defining—and threatening— Money in the Bank Ladder Match on July 18.
The rules of this unique bout are simple. Eight Superstars fight to obtain a briefcase hanging precariously over the ring.
The one Superstar able to ascend a ladder and snatch the case out of the air becomes the sole owner of its coveted contents: A championship contract.
The winner of this match may then “cash in” that contract and challenge the Raw champion at any point over the next 12 months.
RAW's Money in the Bank Ladder match is chock full of feuds and storylines heading into the pay-per-view.
Each man in the match has something to prove not only to himself but to the entire WWE universe and what better way to prove yourself than by winning the MITB match?
My Prediction: The Miz is the U.S Champion but it is his time to take his first step towards greatness and he will not only win the MITB but he will also be the leader of the Nexus attacks.
He will cash in his title shot at SummerSlam.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Mysterio vs. Swagger
Rey Mysterio won the World Heavyweight title at the Fatal 4-Way pay per view event last month and ever since then, Jack Swagger has been hellbent on winning that title back making Rey Mysterio suffer.
Jack Swagger was on top of the world before the Fatal 4-Way pay-per-view but when he lost the world title, he also lost his confidence for a short period of time.
Swagger though developed a submission move to his move list known as the ankle lock and he has used the submission hold to injure Mysterio and Big Show over the past couple of weeks.
With Swagger's mean streak coming out and Mysterio's determination to remain the world champion showing up, something will have to give at the pay per view.
My Prediction: Jack Swagger wins back the World Title at Money In The Bank and Mysterio is "out" with a broken ankle thus letting him get his ACL surgery he needs oh so bad.
WWE Steel Cage Title Match: Sheamus vs. John Cena
In WWE, steel remains a confining element, ensuring that competitors cannot flee at the first flicker of danger.
When WWE Champion Sheamus defends his title against John Cena in a Steel Cage Match at Money in the Bank, however, those entwined metal shafts will also serve to prevent the intrusion of danger— principally, the seven hazards of The Nexus.
John Cena has dealt with Nexus for weeks now and with Nexus beating down Cena week after week, you have to believe that Cena will not be 100 percent come the Steel Cage match.
Sheamus, on the other hand, won the title at Fatal 4 Way due to Nexus's interference so Sheamus is out to prove his worth against Cena inside of the steel cage.
Sheamus and Cena had a barbaric table match at TLC last December in which Sheamus won the WWE Title from Cena so Sheamus can beat Cena but one thing we can count on is that John Cena will be ready to unleash hell on Sheamus.
My Prediction: John Cena wins the WWE Title and then gets attacked to end the pay-per-view but if Miz is the leader of Nexus, then I wouldn't be shocked to see Miz cash in his title shot after the beatdown and become WWE Champion.
Which PPV Will Be Better?
Both ppv events look to be great potentially but if I had to pick one ppv to buy, I would have to buy Money in the Bank.
WWE's pay-per-view event looks better in my view and ladder matches are always exciting and generally great matches.
TNA has great potiental too but TNA has dropped the ball before so I am still hesitant to say TNA's pay-per-view will outdo WWE.
I will say that TNA has a shot to have a great pay-per-view none the less.