June 14, 2015 by gorillapressonline
The new, two week wait between PPVs is shaping the influence of the WWE Network and allowing story-lines to progress in the short term, which gives the WWE much more control over the Superstars they push – it also means that we get more wrestling, and that’s always a good thing.
Money in the Bank has always shaped the WWE heavyweight picture with the elusive contract being wagered on the night, allowing the winner a title shot whenever they desire and that always make for exciting TV.
With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at this year’s card:
R-Truth vs. King Barrett
R-Truth cut one of the finest comedy promos this week on RAW, overcoming his fear of ladders only to come to the realisation that he wasn’t even in the MITB match. After King Barrett won the King Of The Ring tournament he’s been on a slump, going nowhere with what could be an awesome gimmick.
Hopefully this opener will see Barrett get an easy victory and finally be pushed in either the IC title picture or even the heavyweight division as the man has undeniable talent.
King Barrett to win
Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match contract: Dolph Ziggler vs. Neville vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus vs. Kane
The always dependable Kofi Kingston is great for an innovative and risky spot and add Dolph Ziggler and Neville to the mix and this is sure to be a volatile MITB match, which will be filled with high spots and near falls.
Sheamus is on fire lately, coming into his own as a heel, and he will be an interesting addition to this match. The powerhouse Roman Reigns has a lot to prove before he is given a title shot. After winning the Royal Rumble and being forced down our throats, the on-paper favourite isn’t my pick for this MITB although expect a few Superman punches and Spears to be fired on the other Superstars.
Kane is much like Big Show at the moment, he is helping the younger talent, but perhaps his spot could have been given to someone else on the roster or even Finn Balor or Tyler Breeze from NXT to add some freshness to the mix.
Kofi Kingston has rarely elevated above the mid-card but with The New Day behind him this seems the best time to lift the hard worker up a notch on the ladder.
Kofi Kingston to win with help from The New Day
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Ryback (c) vs. Big Show
Hard to look past Ryback in this one; Big Show can do a lot to make younger talent look good and a win against the giant will help Ryback solidify this IC title run and go on to face much more appealing opponents.
This one could be one to miss, sadly.
Ryback to beat the Big Show
WWE Divas Championship Match: Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige
Nikki Bella is edging ever closer towards AJ Lee’s record-breaking title run and sadly this match, although entertaining, will see the Bella twin retain and move closer to breaking that record.
Paige has a fantastic in-ring style and work ethic so this match, if given enough time, could be one to keep an eye on. Expect Brie Bella to get involved and cost Paige the title.
Nikki Bella to retain
Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship: The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) (c) vs. The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil)
This could be a show stealer if their encounters at the super-fun Elimination Chamber PPV are anything to gauge this by. The Prime Time Players are a brilliant duo with the larger Titus impressing with his strength.
The New Day have also really come into their own, running a gimmick which could’ve been really outdated and stale and instead spinning it into gold.
The cocky brashness of Xavier Woods and Big E is wonderful to witness and tonight will see them retain in a hard-fought battle with legitimate contenders to the titles.
The New Day to retain
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens is magnificent; in such a short space of time he has crafted a persona which is captivating the WWE Universe, he effortlessly oozes charisma with his heel character and after a spectacular match with John Cena at the last PPV it is imperative that all the good work isn’t reversed with a Cena win here.
To have Kevin Owen go over the WWE‘s statesman in consecutive matches will make the inevitable third match at Summerslam WWE‘s hottest commodity.
Kevin Owens to decimate John Cena for a second time
Ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose left the Elimination Chamber with the WWE world heavyweight title and even though he has only hijacked it for two weeks, tonight could see him hold it a hell of a lot longer – this alongside the Kevin Owens Vs John Cena match could, and should, live up to the hype.
Rollins is arguably the best heel champion we have seen in a while; his smarmy, ass kissing character is played so well that when The Authority inevitably turn on him he is equipped with everything to milk the situation for all its worth.
Bring The Lunatic Fringe into the mix and the fans are the ones who will win in this one. This will be a frantically energetic match with the two Superstars throwing it all out there for our enjoyment.
Seth Rollins will once again reclaim what is rightfully his, the top spot in the WWE and the gold to go with it, J&J Security could be an interesting element either aiding or hindering the champ on his way to glory.
Seth Rollins to retain and regain his WWE Championship
Catch Money In The Bank LIVE on the WWE Network Sunday, 14th June at 8 ET / PT