WWE Money in the Bank Predictions: The Briefcase Hangs High

Jeff Langridge@@JeffLangridge1Correspondent IIIJuly 16, 2010

UNCASVILLE, CT - AUGUST 3:  Actor Jeremy Piven guest hosts WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' at Mohegan Sun on August 3, 2009 in Uncasville, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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WWE's Money in the Bank pay-per-view is this Sunday, and it's time for me to give you my predictions on one of the most unpredictable pay-per-views of the year.

Okay, only two matches are really unpredictable, the others not so much. Anyone of the superstars in the MITB matches can win, except for the three big men. That leaves us with 13 superstars who could pull down the briefcase, and if Wrestlemania showed us anything, it's that it's very hard to pick who will win one of these matches. I mean, who actually thought that Jack Swagger would win that match.

Let's start with the predictions. For every match, I will give reasons why each person should win, who I want to win, and who I think will win.


The Hart Dynasty(c) vs. The Usos

Why the Harts?: The Harts and the Usos finally give us a little hope that we could have a good tag team division down the road. The Harts have been champions since late April, but for the tag team division to get the respect it deserves, I think the Harts need to hold on to the belt for a little while and still defend it every month.

Why the Usos?: They're a new tag team on the scene, so WWE might give them the titles to bring them more heat.

Who I want to win: The Harts  Who will win: The Harts


Alicia Fox(c) vs. Eve

Why Alicia?: I have no idea why the WWE would give the title to a diva who can't wrestle. Oh, wait a second, there's only two divas on Raw who can wrestle, and one of them is injured. Why Alicia? I have no freaking clue.

Why Eve?: See "Why Alicia?"

Who I want to win: Eve, but only because I hate Alicia  Who will win: Alicia


Layla(c) vs. Kelly Kelly

Why Layla?: She's getting better in the ring, but I just can't stand her and Michelle's characters. She could keep the belt, but eventually LayCool will have to break up, and hopefully that's sooner rather than later.

Why Kelly?: No diva has worked harder to get better in the ring than Kelly has, and I think it's time she reaps some rewards.

Who I want to win: Kelly  Who will win: Layla


Rey Mysterio(c) vs. Jack Swagger

Why Mysterio?: Simply because he needs to have a reign longer than his previous title reign.

Why Swagger?: If WWE wants to have Swagger face Undertaker at Summerslam instead of Kane, it might want to have the title involved.

Who I want to win: Mysterio  Who will win: Mysterio


Sheamus(c) vs. John Cena

Why Sheamus?: If the WWE wants to book Sheamus as a dominant champion, he's going to have to hold the belt for more than three months. Although I'm not sure that it wants Sheamus leading the charge against the Nexus.

Why Cena?: If Triple H isn't leading the charge against Nexus, then the logical choice is Cena. Does Cena need the belt for him to lead the charge? No, but it just makes sense. No matter who wins this match, I think the winner will lose the title to Wade Barrett at Summerslam.

Who I want to win: Cena  Who will win: Sheamus


Randy Orton vs. John Morrison vs. Mark Henry vs. Evan Bourne vs. Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. Chris Jericho vs. Edge vs. The Miz

Why Orton?: He's been coming out on top the past few weeks on Raw, which usually means he's not going to win at the pay-per-view. Anything can happen though.

Why Morrison? : On the cusp of the main event for the past year, this might be the time when he finally breaks the glass ceiling.

Why Henry?: Never mind.

Why Bourne?: He's been getting the big push out of the mid-carders in this match, so there's a big chance that he will win.

Why DiBiase?: The Million Dollar Son character definitely needs to be built more, and becoming Mr. Money In The Bank would be one way to do it.

Why Jericho?: His contract is up in September, so WWE might be apprehensive about Jericho winning.

Why Edge?: He's been involved with the cashing in of every MITB briefcase since its inception, so another win is not out of the question.


Who I want to win: Evan Bourne  Who will win: Miz.


Big Show vs. Matt Hardy vs. Christian vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Kane vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler

Why Big Show?: If he's able to climb a ladder without breaking it, he deserves to win.

Why Hardy?: BECAUSE MATT HARDY WILL NOT DIE! But he will fall off of a ladder multiple times.

Why Christian?: The most underestimated superstar in WWE might finally get the break that he's been waiting for his entire WWE career.

Why Kofi?: He'll probably win the award for highlight of the night,  but who knows if that highlight will lead into grabbing the briefcase.

Why Rhodes?: BECAUSE HE'S DA —okay, I'll stop. Rhodes isn't ready for the main event yet, but that has never stopped WWE before.

Why Kane?: Sorry, can't think of one.

Why McIntyre?: If he's still the Chosen One, he'll win. If not, he'll be the guy who falls off the ladder before the winner grabs the briefcase.

Why Ziggler?: I don't think Vickie can help him here.

Who I want to win: Christian  Who will win: Christian

If the two women's matches aren't horrible, this could be one of the better pay-per-views of 2010.


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