Booking the perfect Money in the Bank card
by, 05-31-2013 at 04:58 PM (9562 Views)
In the last PPV before the "Biggest Party of the Summer," Summerslam on Sunday, August 18th in Los Angeles, the WWE invades Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, July 14th (my birthday, BTW) for the fourth annual Money in the Bank PPV.
And so, here's my projected card:
THE GREAT KHALI & HORNSWOGGLE VS. CODY RHODES & DAMIEN SANDOW
Yeah, I know. Another comedy tag team match. But with a possible change to this year's Money in the Bank ladder match (more on that later), expect Team Rhodes Scholars to be left off the Money in the Bank ladder match. And to make matters worse, expect Rhodes and Sandow to take on the IWC's most disliked WWE Superstars, The Punjabi Playboy and the star of the upcoming horror film, Leprechaun. Yawn.
MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH FOR EITHER A FUTURE WWE OR WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
PARTICIPANTS: ALBERTO DEL RIO, BIG SHOW, CHRISTIAN, CHRIS JERICHO, DANIEL BRYAN, JACK SWAGGER, MARK HENRY, REY MYSTERIO, AND SHEAMUS
In a new wrinkle, all of the participants in this year's Money in the Bank ladder match are all either former WWE and World Heavyweight Champions due to WWE Creative's lack of faith with the WWE's mid-card division.
KAITLYN VS. BRIE OR NIKKI BELLA
I would predicted that A.J. Lee was gonna be the next Divas Champion, but it looks like WWE Creative is going in a different direction as I expect either Brie or Nikki Bella to end Kaitlyn's reign perhaps at the Payback PPV.
WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
BRODUS CLAY & TENSAI VS. ROMAN REIGNS & SETH ROLLINS
In an effort to get The Shield in the Money in the Bank PPV, expect Reigns and Rollins to face Tons of Funk for the tag team belts.
SIN CARA VS. FANDANGO
I expect Fandango to capture the IC title at Payback which will result in a title defense against possibly Sin Cara.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
RANDY ORTON VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER
I expect Ziggler to retain the title at Payback as I expect him to enter a feud with the Apex Predator. A possible win by Orton will no doubt result in a renewed interest in the World Heavyweight Championship.
TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP
JOHN CENA VS. RYBACK VS. CM PUNK
Even though I predict that Cena will retain the WWE Championship at Payback , it seems very obvious that it wouldn't be smart to leave off either Punk or Ryback off the card. Thus, a possible triple threat match for the WWE title.
NOTABLES LEFT OFF THE CARD:
ANTONIO CESARO: The MITB ladder match's new format will once again leave Cesaro off the card.
A.J. LEE: Unfortunately for A.J., she has been overshadowed by the Bella Twins.
CURTIS AXEL: May play a role in the WWE Championship match by helping Punk win.
BIG E LANGSTON: Will accompany Ziggler in his match against Orton.
DEAN AMBROSE: Will accompany Rollins and Reigns in their match against Tons of Funk.
WADE BARRETT: See Antonio Cesaro.