Money In The Bank Predictions
WWE Championship: John Cena © vs. CM Punk
This one is very difficult to predict, as we have many unknown factors here.
The first scenario is that John Cena squashes Punk, Punk leaves with his tail tucked firmly between his legs and kids go home happy.
The second scenario is Punk winning, only for Raw’s Money In The Bank winner to cash in, and save John Cena’s job (as Punk doesn’t leave with the WWE Championship.) This could be his way out, or spark a feud for the title.
Lastly, CM Punk could win, and we could go off the air not knowing what’s going to happen.
Personally, I would be fine with the second or third options, as long as it’s not the first. The most likely would probably be the second, but on the otherhand, it’s the most predictable.
World Heavyweight Championship: Randy Orton © vs. Christian
This match seems to be overlooked due to all the hype surrounding other matches. With that being said, this is also an interesting storyline and I have no doubt we’ll witness another spectacular match.
I believe the only way to extend this feud is by giving Christian the title. You simply cannot have Christian beg for his fifth rematch.
So, I see Christian winning so this feud can last at least until SummerSlam.
Raw Money In The Bank Match
Both Evan Bourne and Jack Swagger have absolutely no chance at winning this match. I mean, combined, they hardly get a good five minutes on television on Monday nights, if any.
I don’t see R-Truth winning. He is 39 years old and his character is quickly becoming more comic relief than main event caliber Superstar. To make matters worse, his moveset is extremely bland.
Alex Riley and The Miz have a feud to continue, so I am not predicting either will win. Riley needs more time, and Miz doesn’t need to win another briefcase anyway.
Rey Mysterio has been getting jobbed out, and has had little air time. Therefor, he isn’t winning this match.
This boils us down to two: Kofi Kingston and Alberto Del Rio.
I would love to see Kofi win, but Alberto Del Rio is such a favorite here, I must pick him.
SmackDown Money In The Bank Match
Rather than disecting each man for this match, I will go ahead and eliminate five; Heath Slater, Sin Cara, Kane, Justin Gabriel and Daniel Bryan.
That leaves Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes and Sheamus.
Wade Barret’s air time has cut down substantially since moving to SmackDown. He is floating around in mid-card hell, so I just don’t see him winning. Of course, the same could have been said for Jack Swagger before he won his Money In The Bank match.
Cody Rhodes can use a little more seasoning before hitting the main event, although I’d love to see him take on former Legacy buddy Randy Orton, with Ted DiBiase in his corner.
Sheamus will win this match, it is fairly obvious to me.
Mark Henry vs. Big Show
Whoever wins, this should be a five-star ma…. Okay, I was kidding, hopefully they get this one out of the way quickly.
I see Mark Henry winning, as they would want to build on his recent heel turn, and make out to be a monster heel.
Divas Championship: Kelly Kelly © vs. Brie Bella
Who knows, and who cares, the WWE will probably flip a coin to determine the winner of this match.
I guess Kelly Kelly, and maybe we can see Beth Phoenix turn heel and spark a new rivalry.
Let me start off with the predictable prediction. Brie vs Kelly with Kelly retaining her championship.
Then comes the unpredictable part, Mark Henry vs Big Show. Both men have been made to look dominant but since Henry has been getting most of the upperhand during this feud, I’ll go with him as the winner for the match.
As for Money in the Bank, on the Smackdown side I’m hoping for a Barrett win, the man deserves it so much to gain a lot of his credibility back. But the realistic choice is most likely Sheamus as the winner.
On the Raw side, I’m hoping for an A-Ri win (wishful thinking I know) but it could help him get pushed a bit farther up the ladder. Plus, he’s already got the briefcase, maybe he somehow makes it go his way? But honestly, the realistic choice is Alberto Del Rio cause it’s his destiny and all that stuff.
For Christian/Orton, I believe that it’ll be Christian’s moment once again. He HAS to win to add depth to the feud and keep his credibility. But the problem I see happening is that he may be screwed by the Smackdown MitB winner and lose his belt even quicker than last time. I pray it doesn’t happen but it’s a possibility.
And for the main attraction of the PPV in Punk/Cena, I’ve got to go with Punk. Punk wins, Cena gets fired, and the title doesn’t leave the WWE because the MitB winner (Alberto del Rio) cashes it in and loses but uses his number one contender shot and then wins.
Money in the Bank is this Sunday and I’d be lying if I said I was excited. Even this old TNA mark is looking forward to it. It’s Money in the F’n Bank!
This is year I think everybody is looking forward to a different match rather than the 8-man ladder match.
John Cena vs. CM Punk has been going great and everybody wants to know what’ll happen next.
Brie Bella vs. Kelly Kelly:
Kelly Kelly is going to win. She’s Vince McMahon’s personal favorite. It’s going to be a typical Divas match. Bathroom!
Big Show vs. Mark Henry:
I’d like to say Mark Henry because I love the fact that he is going around and destroying anything he wants. WWE finally created a monster heel again. But now the monster heel is fighting a monster face?
As much as Henry should win and move up on the card, I doubt WWE will give him this one.
Smackdown Money in the Bank:
Hmm…I see either Sheamus, Wade Barrett or Cody Rhodes leaving Chicago with the briefcase.
It’s too early for Slater, Gabriel and Sin Cara. Daniel Bryan would be cool but most people believe that he’ll never win a world title in WWE. Kane winning would be boring since he won last year. Not to mention, a potential World title reign as a face.
The case feels like a waste on Sheamus. He’s already a two time WWE Champion and pretty established main eventer. It’ll be stupid to see him win.
I want to see Wade Barrett win but in the end I predict Cody Rhodes will win.
RAW Money in the Bank:
RAW’s MITB match doesn’t look as good as Smackdown’s match on paper and seems pretty predictable.
It’s either Kofi Kingston or Alberto Del Rio going to win.
I’m going to say, Del Rio wins because it’s his destiny. Boring.
Randy Orton vs. Christian
I haven’t watched Smackdown in a while but after reading the results, this feud seems burnt out. Boring.
Heel Christian isn’t working.
John Cena vs. CM Punk:
The toughest match of the night.
I do believe Punk is leaving after Sunday so I think Cena will retain. I wouldn’t be surprised if Vinnie Mac shows up during this one.
1. Kelly Kelly vs. Brie Bella
Divas Championship Match
It was good to see Kelly get the belt and there is no reason why she should lose here. WWE is high on her and won’t think twice about taking it off her.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
2. Big Show vs. Mark Henery
This feud hasn’t been bad, but that’s because they haven’t faced each other yet. It won’t be good, but Henry will win this one. Henry has been on a tear in the WWE, and will keep his momentum after MITB. He will be taken more seriously as a heel, and rise up the ranks on Smackdown. As for Big Show, he is always over no matter what, and doesn’t need a win at all. If they even want to consider continuing this feud, then Henry should win as well. For all the right reasons, Henry will win.
Winner: Mark Henry
3. Smackdown MITB Match
This one is tough, yet predictable. In the coming weeks, Sheamus has been billed as the heavy favorite, but that doesn’t mean he is a lock. It has some other participants that could win, but lets look at who is not winning today. Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Kane, Sin Cara, and Daniel Bryan. That leaves us with Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, and Sheamus. These three are the front runners, but out of these three, I will choose Wade Barrett. I was definetley picking Sheamus, but Barrett needs to be known as a top heel for Smackdown, NOT Superstars. Smackdown could use another heel at the top, and Barrett has more than proved he can be in the main-event with the Nexus/John Cena angle on RAW. He is the complete package, and once Punk leaves, Barrett could be the top heel in the WWE. Sheamus will get his chance, but Barrett really needs the briefcase to be relevant again.
Winner: Wade Barrett
4. RAW MITB Match
This one will be quick and easy. It is very predictable, and I’m not expecting a shocker here. Here are the participants. Kofi Kingston, Alex Riley, Rey Mysterio, Evan Bourne, the Miz, Jack Swagger, R-Truth, and Alberto Del Rio. There are only two people I see winning this thing. This one is a slight possibility, but even after being a harsh critic of his, I have to go with Kofi Kingston. I don’t know if this matters, but Rize told me Kofi and Punk were best friends. Interesting, considering that Punk is in the WWE Championship match. Will he put over Kofi? Also, he could start a feud with Punk. Punk could beat Cena, but then Kofi cashes in on Punk and wins. The next night, Punk wants a contract because he wants his rematch clause, and gets it. Very unlikely, I know. The other one, and ultimatley my first choice, is Alberto Del Rio. If Punk OR Cena win the WWE Championship, cashing in on both would make sense. If he cashes in on Cena after winning the WWE Championship, then that would set a match between them in the future (Summerslam) for Cena’s rematch clause. If Del Rio cashes in on Punk, then Cena keeps his job, Punk won the belt before his exit, and Cena will most likely face him in the future. Alberto Del Rio is my top choice for tonight.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
5. Randy Orton vs. Christian
WHC Title Match
We have seen this match so many times, yet I am still interested to see them face off again at MITB. Why? Because I believe Christian pulls it off tonight. Orton has held the belt for a long time, and has defended it against Christian on numerous occasions. Not only does Christian deserve it, but I think Smackdown needs a title change. Orton has not been a good leader for Smackdown. With Christian getting the belt back after losing the title in less than a week in his last title possession, it will be interesting if he wins it again. If Orton wins by a screwy finish, then Christian automatically wins the belt. Look for Christian to score a dirty win and cause a whole new controversy.
6. CM Punk vs. John Cena
WWE Championship Title Match
This match is the most anticipated match of the night. This match is a big reason people will be ordering MITB tonight. It has been a long time since there has been this much hype and excitement over the WWE Championship, or any WWE angle. Punk is leaving, but is leaving on top which is suprising. Punk could win, but only if he signs a contract or is cashed on by Del Rio (my pick for RAW MITB). Honestly, that is what I see happening. Punk will win, because WWE has tried desperatley to resign him, but to no avail (or so we think). I believe that WWE wants to show Punk they are willing to give him the WWE Championship, and that he will be treated as a top guy. I think there are two possible scenarios. He can win and Del Rio cashes in and wins, sending Punk out while Cena keeps his job. Or, Punk wins and runs away, but signs the contract on RAW the next night, also keeping Cena his job. I don’t see Cena winning at all suprisingly. Therefore, Punk wins.
Winner: CM Punk (possible cash-in by Del Rio)