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YEET? What to Expect at WWE Money in the Bank

WWE’s big Money in the Bank event is tonight and it’s an evening that is known to change lives. We are about to break down this card!

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Money in the Bank originated in 2005 when Edge won a 6-person ladder match at WrestleMania 21. The briefcase allowed Edge to challenge for the world championship at any place at any time up to 1 year. Edge would cash-in the opportunity at New Year’s Revolution in 2006, immediately following John Cena retaining in a bloody Elimination Chamber match.

Since, it has evolved. From being showcased at the Showcase of Immortals, to having its own premium live event, to having one for both men and women. This match has taken a life of its own and almost guarantees the Money in the Bank winner will go on to become champion. 79.2% of men (since 2005) and 100% of women (since 2018) have cashed in successfully.

Matches happening this weekend

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Chelsea Green vs. Iyo Sky vs. Lyra Valkyria vs. Naomi vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Zoey Stark

This is going to be mayhem. Chelsea Green has the X-Factor of Piper Niven, Iyo Sky has Damage CTRL, Zoey Stark has Shayna Baszler, while the other three don’t have a large support system. Iyo Sky won the briefcase last year. But in all honesty, Tiffany Stratton is the favorite to this. After not winning the Queen of the Ring Tournament, winning Money in the Bank will be the next best thing for Stratton and it’s a clear choice. If it’s not Stratton, look for Zoey Stark to be the dark horse in this match.

Cody Rhodes, Kevin Owens, and Randy Orton vs. The Bloodline

The Bloodline can have any three-person combination at Money in the Bank, making this unpredictable. Will we see Solo Sikoa at ringside coaching on his newest Bloodline recruits, Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa, and most recently Jacob Fatu? Will Fatu just be on the outside as an X-Factor? Will Tonga Loa, perhaps the least talented of the four, sit this one out?

This could get out of hand rather quickly, but I’m expecting this to set up a SummerSlam main event. Fans are speculating Randy Orton could turn on Cody Rhodes, but I think that’s a little further down the road. I think we’re in line for Solo Sikoa to participate in this match, pin Cody Rhodes, and set up a WWE Championship match between the two at SummerSlam next month.

Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn(c) vs. Bron Breakker

Breakker is going to be a big-time player in this new WWE era, especially when Monday Night Raw moves to Netflix in 2024. Many believe this will be a cake-walk for Breakker to the Intercontinental Championship, but not so fast. Sami Zayn is the same man who ended Gunther’s record-setting title reign at WrestleMania this year. This won’t be Breakker squashing Zayn on a 5-match show. Sami likely takes Breakker to his limit and finds a way to retain the championship. But rest assured, if Breakker delivers this evening, he’ll get this championship sooner rather than later… just not this weekend.

World Heavyweight Championship: Damian Priest(c) vs. Seth Rollins

This match has all the stakes! If Rollins loses, he can’t challenge Priest again as long as he is the champion. If Priest loses, he must leave Judgment Day. Looming at SummerSlam is Gunther, who will wrestle one of these two men for the World Heavyweight Championship in August. What is the most intriguing SummerSlam title match? I believe it is Seth Rollins versus Gunther. Rollins returned really soon from his hiatus after WrestleMania to maintain his injuries. Three short months later he’s got an opportunity to be World Heavyweight Champion. Much like Becky Lynch did with the Women’s World Championship, I believe Rollins does to transition the championship to Gunther.

As for Priest, he is ready to go off on his own. WWE keeps teasing it. I’d love to see Priest versus Finn Balor at SummerSlam with a full face turn for Damian Priest.

Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Andrade vs. Carmelo Hayes vs. Chad Gable vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Jey Uso vs. LA Knight

The first three listed are obviously not winning. Andrade is in for highlight reels, Carmelo Hayes is too young in the game, and Chad Gable has way too many hands in the pot with his chase for the Intercontinental Championship, his domineering leadership over Alpha Academy, and the Wyatt Sick6 attacks in recent weeks. That leaves Drew McIntyre, Jey Uso, and LA Knight.

LA Knight was a favorite last year, but I feel he’s lost a little steam to be world champion material. LA Knight also will likely challenge Logan Paul for the United States Championship at SummerSlam, so if Paul could cost LA Knight the briefcase, it would add fuel to the fire.

“Main Event” Jey Uso is the favorite. He’s never been in a Money in the Bank Ladder Match, but he’s considered to be one of the big faces on Raw moving forward. Yet, how this Bloodline story is progressing, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jey reunites with his brother Jimmy to help Roman Reigns when he returns. Jey having the briefcase would just add another obstacle WWE would need to move.

Drew McIntyre is my pick to win this match. Many expect CM Punk to cost him this Saturday, but that’s not the case. Let McIntyre win the ladder match and then when he cashes in, CM Punk is there to ruin the opportunity and drop the 79.2% success rate for cash-ins.

What do you think happens this weekend at Money in the Bank? Predict the winners in the comment section down below!


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