Triple Z returns to discuss and predict WWE's Money in the Bank. This is WWE's second PPV that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It's been a long time since I've blogged on ZWrestleTalk. Yet it seems like these days due to COVID-19, wrestling isn't on the top of anyone's list. This is WWE's second PPV event where there won't be any fans and it will face a totally different atmosphere. Money in the Bank usually delivers. WWE even added a new twist where the participants have to fight their way up WWE's headquarters on their way to getting the briefcase. Like WrestleMania 36 proved that when it comes to ladder matches and cinematic matches work pretty well when there is no audience.
Obviously there will be more matches added to the card but I will only predict the ones that I find necessary. So, this will be a shorter predictions blog than normal.
Tag Team Fatal 4 Way
I think it is simple here. There is only two options to win this match.
The New Day or The Miz and John Morrison?
The other two teams I just don't think would make sense right now. The Forgotten Sons were forgotten in NXT so why would they be any different on the main roster? Lucha House Party was never sold as a legit team despite the talents of Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado.
So, really I think this match will go to The New Day. During this weird era of WWE it only makes sense to keep the title on a team you know will do good once WWE gets back to normal circumstances.
Winners: The New Day
Bayley vs Tamina
Bayley's reign has done nothing for me. I always felt like WWE should've just let her and Sasha Banks feud. Obviously if those were the plans they got scrapped due to this weird time. It's also crazy that Tamina is getting a title shot in 2020. I mean like good for her of course but it seems like WWE has forgotten about her for years. This will be opposite of my previous pick but let's go Tamina right here. That women's division needs something new.
Drew McIntyre vs Seth Rollins
It's a shame Drew is getting his championship run in front of fans. He's become everything WWE wanted Roman Reigns to be but organically. He can speak, he can wrestle, he has the look, and has proved that he can be entertaining even in this empty show era. I went 360 on McIntyre after his Royal Rumble win. Quite frankly, I am glad that I hopped onto this bandwagon.
I don't see Seth Rollins winning here but I do see a fantastic match. Which it will be a shame that another Drew McIntyre championship match will be in front of no one and a expected smaller PPV audience.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Braun Strowman vs Bray Wyatt
There is one Reddit theory about Bray Wyatt's character and it is tremendous. Let me summarize it.
The Fiend feuds with Finn Balor after Finn loses the feud he reverts back to his old Heel Prince gimmick
The Fiend defeats The Miz, and The Miz returns to being a heel
The Fiend defeats Seth Rollins and Seth becomes the heel that made him a main event star
The Fiend defeats Daniel Bryan, and DB returns to being a indie Babyface.
The Fiend fights Goldberg and loses because Goldberg never changed and he has always been his true self.
The Fiend's match with Cena at Mania showed Cena all his past gimmicks and what he could've become. The Fiend wins simply because Cena wasn't his true self during their feud.
Now if we use this same creative theory which WWE Creative should utilize as it fell into their lap. I think Wyatt needs to win here. He needs to revert Strowman back into a heel or maybe into a different gimmick. Wyatt has history with Strowman so I wouldn't be surprised if that's a big plot point throughout their match. I think WWE wants The Fiend to have a true run now.
Although I don't think The Fiend is fighting Braun Strowman. It's going to be Bray's Mr. Rogers persona. Bray's character work has been fantastic and he's winning me over slightly. Just wish he could show us more of what he could do in the ring.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Women's Money in the Bank
It's unclear if both Money in the Bank matches will take place at the same time. Like it was rumored to happen. But it will fun to see a Money in the Bank match that goes through WWE Headquarters. Really I can see any of the six winning this match just due to the current state of WWE and the women's division in general. But if I had to narrow it down to my three favorites I would have to go Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, and Asuka. I'm going to go bold on this prediction and say that Asuka will win. Baszler doesn't really need the briefcase because she will eventually get her title opportunities. Asuka being able to determine who she wants to face at anytime will be a lot more fascinating.
Men's Money in the Bank
It's funny this Money in the Bank match looks fantastic. I wish this could've happened in front of fans. Even though that would take the Headquarters part out of the match. I honestly don't know why they didn't just add Cesaro and Jeff Hardy into the mix here. I get you're not supposed to have that many people in the ring because of social distancing but it seems like Money in the Bank matches can make more room available than other matches.
Also, this Money in the Bank has a ton of likable winners. Which is RARE for a WWE Money in the Bank match. There is usually always a worse case scenario winner. This year that would probably be Baron Corbin but even Corbin wouldn't be a bad winner. But who has the personality to win Money in the Bank?
I'd love to see Daniel Bryan or Rey Mysterio win but I don't know if they will be good fits for cashing in. Usually heels work the best with the briefcase but that's also not always the case. Otis would be a fun one but it's highly unlikely. So I narrowed it down to two winners.
It's going to be either Aleister Black's biggest win to date or AJ Styles is going to get to cross another accomplishment off his WWE bucket list. With that being said, heels work the best with the briefcase. So, I gotta go AJ Styles here.
Winner: AJ Styles
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