WWE returns this weekend for WWE Money in the Bank. It’s easily one of my favorite PPV’s to watch because I enjoy the MITB match itself. So we here at the Sports Script got the Matt’s together with Ricky and we are going to give you our thoughts on who is going to win each match.
Pre-PPV Tag Title Match: The Shield © vs. The Usos
Ricky: The Usos have been pushed real strong as of late as a true contender to the Shield. But I think the Shield keeps rolling with another victory here.
Matty W: To me this match is pretty easy. The Uso’s while quickly becoming my one of my favorite teams in WWE, are in reality just placeholders for the Shield until Summerslam when a possible Shield vs. Brothers of Destruction is being rumored. The Shield retains the titles in a solid kickoff match.
PS. How awesome is the Uso’s entrance? Pretty intense way to get the crowd pumped up.
Matt Bell: The Usos are a nice tag team and it really sucks that WWE won’t build up the tag team division any more than they do. The Shield is the big thing in the WWE right now and I see no way they lose this match. The Shield wins this one!
Chris Jericho vs. Ryback
Ricky: Ryback – This is one of the Jericho’s last matches before he goes back to touring with Fozzy again. That and the fact that this match is kind of thrown together means and easy win for Ryback.
Matty W: While Chris Jericho is one of my all-time favorites, Ryback has lost 8 straight PPVs dating back to Hell in a Cell vs. CM Punk. He’s in a dire need of a win if WWE wants anyone to take him seriously anymore, which is tough with his new Cryback moniker. Jericho is the man to put him over right.
Matt Bell: Ryback will get his win here as Chris Jericho has become the guy who puts other wrestlers over the top. They can’t let Ryback lose another match on a PPV or his character becomes completely irrelevant to me. Jericho is a guy who will look like a nice win for Ryback, but in the end is it really anything big? Ryback wins this one! I’m going out on a limb here and predicting Vickie Guerrero helps Ryback in some way.
Ricky: AJ – I almost leaned Kaitlyn here but I think this feud continues some more with AJ picking up the win.
Matty W: For the first time in years, WWE has a divas feud worth watching. Just like at Payback last month I expect another good match. Both AJ and Kaitlyn have been great at being insufferable lately. Also take a look at the way AJ takes Kaitlyn spear; she takes it like a pro. (Ziggler must be wearing off on her) Anyway, AJ will retain here, no question.
Matt Bell: It’s a Divas match and while these two can perform really well in the ring, I don’t have a lot of interest in the division. I’ll say AJ retains the title in this one.
IC Title Match: Curtis Axel © vs. The Miz
Ricky: Curtis Axel – Axel getting the strong push here with Heyman and that means another W under his belt tonight.
Matty W: This is another match where I don’t see the title changing hands. Curtis Axel only recently got the belt at Payback, and I don’t think he’s going to drop it very soon. The guy to watch in this match is actually Paul Heyman. Heyman’s gold in everything he does, just watch the little things he does, seriously he’s amazing. I’ll take Axel in some underhanded win, involving Paul Heyman of course.
Matt Bell: Curtis Axel tasted defeat for the first time this past Monday and that won’t sit well as the Paul Heyman guy comes through in the clutch on the PPV to retain his title.
- World Title MITB Ladder Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Jack Swagger vs. Fandango vs. Wade Barrett vs. Damien Sandow vs. Antonio Cesaro.
Ricky: Cody Rhodes – It was either him or Ambrose and I am not sure they are ready to give him the ball yet. So I went with Rhodes who has been waiting for his shot at the Main Event spotlight.
Matty W: the “Rising Stars” MITB match as it has been dubbed. This almost interests me more than the WWE title version. Love all these guys, and think they’re all potential world champs. But because I can only pick one, I’ll take Damien Sandow because he seems the most ready for a title run. You’re Welcome.
Matt Bell: The Money in the Bank match can be very unpredictable and experience can go a long way in this match. I’m going with the man who’s been here before and ready to step his career up and make a run. The winner will be Cody Rhodes!
- WWE Title MITB Ladder Match: RVD vs. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Christian vs. Kane
Ricky V.: This is the hardest match to predict on the card. I think Punk won’t win due to some shenanigans via Lesnar. Christian, Sheamus or Orton I don’t think win either. Kane may not even be in the match due to the Wyatt Family. So it’s down to either Bryan or RVD. We know Bryan is supposedly set to face John Cena at Summerslam, so is this how the match gets set up? Or Does RVD make a huge splash by coming back and winning the MITB. My money is on Bryan to take it for a 2nd time.
Matty W: This one’s loaded with talent but I see only three winners, Bryan, Orton or RVD. I can’t wait to see RVD, he is going to get one heck of an ovation in Philly. Bryan is on an amazing role but I’ll take Randy Orton and look to see him turn heel with his cash in. Also, who replaces Kane after the Wyatt Family attack? I’m going with Rey Mysterio but this is a total mystery right now.
Matt Bell: I stated once already that this is an unpredictable type atmosphere and who better than the Viper to strike and put himself back in the championship picture.
World Title Match: Alberto Del Rio © vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ricky V.: Del Rio should get the Victory setting up a final showdown between the two at Summerslam next month.
Matty W: This is the one title match where I think we see the title change hands. Dolph Ziggler has looked very natural as a face and I think WWE will press the restart button on his push after last month’s lost at Payback. Del Rio is a fine performer but I think he is just bland. Not having Ricardo Rodriguez in his corner certainly doesn’t help. I got the Show Off in this one.
Matt Bell: Dolph was given a title run and then lost the title like that. They don’t give it right back to Ziggler in my opinion and Del Rio retains.
WWE Title Match: John Cena © vs. Mark Henry
Ricky V.: John Cena – Henry has been built up yet again but I just don’t see him winning the title. I’ll take Cena somehow, some way.
Matty W.: Spoiler Alert: Cena wins. In longer terms, Cena wins after being broken in half for 15 minute then turns on his inner Superman and lifts Mark Henry for an AA and retains. Yawn, what else is new. I’d love for Henry to win but now isn’t the time. Cena wins the sky is blue, the grass is green, and he is going to be booed out of the building.
Matt Bell: This is going to be a hell of a match to watch. I’m going to say Cena finds a way to keep his title in this match, but loses it to the Money in the Bank winner who cashes in after Henry attacks him.
Make sure to stay tuned for this Sunday’s WWE Money in the Bank live on PPV. Also keep up with the Sports Script and see who takes home the Prediction title for this month.