As we approach WWE's Money in the Bank, the first of the newly christened co-branded era. Not to mention the fact that WWE shortsighted us with this event. The RAW and SmackDown event was going to be special. On the same level of the Big Four events (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series). The event even has a NXT TakeOver taking place the night before. Yet WWE decided to take the lazy route of giving us only two Money in the Bank matches. When will they ever get up the courage to do three?
Doing just a women's Money in the Bank and men's Money in the Bank is dumb. You have the brand split for a reason. Give both brands the opportunity to run with the briefcase. You can still do the brand split twists, but making the Money in the Bank match be four ladder matches would give it a better vibe.
Especially if Money in the Bank was going to become the five in the Big 5. Which makes tons of sense. Money in the Bank is a pivotal, game-changing event in the WWE calendar.
Daniel Bryan VS Big Cass
WWE is going to cause a giant flub with this match. Daniel Bryan is going to job to Big Cass. WWE is investing in Big Cass. They are going to want a pay off. Daniel Bryan should be moving on after this feud. So WWE will probably end this storyline with Big Cass on top. Making him a new emerging threat on SmackDown Live.
Winner: Big Cass
Sami Zayn VS Bobby Lashley
Two incredible talents that have been delivering some of the most bizarre segments in recent memory. Bobby Lashley's stock has plummeted since his WWE return. The once "chosen one" to face Brock Lesnar. Now those plans are non-existent. Zayn and Lashley are stuck on a weaker RAW roster. The only positive to come out of this feud is the return of Sami Zayn. Hopefully, the once promising underdog makes his triumphant return. Plus we can always hope Lashley gets back on track. Lashley will probably semi-squash Sami Zayn.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
Seth Rollins VS Elias
Seth Rollins and Elias are both great in-ring competitors. Despite the issues I have been having with RAW as of late. I can't takeaway that this match could potentially be incredible. Depending on the timing of course. If Elias wins we could see Seth Rollins appear in the main title picture and a possible feud with Brock Lesnar. Rollins probably will win this contest. WWE will keep his momentum with the Intercontinental Championship going.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Carmella VS Asuka
Carmella's reign has been going well. I can't imagine Asuka will take a clean loss. So this match will either end in a way count out, disqualification, or Asuka pulling it off. I think Asuka will become the new champion.
Roman Reigns VS Jinder Mahal
Roman Reigns may have to face Brock Lesnar again at SummerSlam. At least he has a feud with Jinder Mahal that could potentially give him some main event momentum. Reigns will win this contest with ease. WWE will have to make new plans for Jinder Mahal as he adjusts to his well-deserved main event spot on RAW.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Nia Jax VS Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey will win in a dominant performance. WWE knows they have a "Stone Cold" level draw on their hands. Rousey may be the biggest female draw since Trish Stratus. Jax will do the job. Rousey will look strong and it will lead her to a showdown at SummerSlam with someone worthy to face her.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
Women's Money in the Bank Match
WWE loves having Charlotte Flair win in big scenarios. It would be neat to see a Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, or Becky Lynch pull it off. Natalya and Naomi both seem like long shots due to their recent success. Ember Moon and Lana could be dark horses. Honestly, I'm going to have to go with Charlotte Flair, just based on her history. I will say though this Women's Money in the Bank match looks a lot better than last year's.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Men's Money in the Bank Match
I'm not going to even analyze this match. I'll just leave you with this. (This has potential to go down as one of the best Money in the Bank matches ever. The sheer amount of talent is astounding).
Let's kickstart The Miz and Daniel Bryan in a big way.
Winner: The Miz
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