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Who Will Win At Money In The Bank?

Money In The Bank

Via WWE.com

Money In The Bank
Via WWE.com

On Sunday, WWE’s Money In The Bank PPV has higher stakes than usual.

In addition to the usual multi-man ladder match in which the winner gets the briefcase which enables them a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at any time, there is also another ladder match, which is for the actual title.

Thanks to a neck injury (and WWE booking themselves into a corner), Daniel Bryan was stripped of the championship that he won at WrestleMania 30.

We’ll look at both ladder matches with predictions from the FGB crew as well as people on Twitter and our Facebook page.

Contract Ladder Match

The participants: Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose Bad News Barrett (injured), Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger

Alan: Dean Ambrose
It’d be a good way to give him something over the heels who are out to get him. He’d carry it well in terms of the unpredictability aspect too. It would definitely further his “wild card” character. Rollins and Reigns have both already got things out of the Shield breakup (the heel turn for the former, and the mega-push for the latter) so it’d be nice to give Ambrose something to stop him from getting lost in the shuffle. You could then have Rollins win the big singles match with Ambrose either at Battleground or SummerSlam and Dean would still be okay. I don’t see any of the other participants having much of a chance at all (Rollins excluded).

Big D: Seth Rollins
To me, the only guy who can logically win the MITB and make it interesting is Seth Rollins. He’s got some momentum due to his recent turn, albeit not as much momentum as he should, but he’s really the ONLY guy in the match with momentum. I would’ve told you Bad news Barrett also, but he’s hurt and we don’t know if he’ll be in. So that leaves just Seth to win and continue to be one of the focal points of the TV.

GG: Seth Rollins
I love Alan’s idea, but unless Randy Orton comes out with the WWE World Heavyweight strap, I think Rollins should have the briefcase so that the Authority stays in power. Like D, I would love to see Bad News Barrett come out with it, but they love the push and stop game with him, and also, because of his shoulder injury, we’re not even sure that he’s wrestling.

@MylesInSF: Seth Rollins

@CrystalPepsi: Dean Ambrose

@JGallagher24: Bad News Barrett
I think Ambrose and Rollins become more obsessed with each other than the briefcase.

Matthew Callmey: Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose wins the Money in the Bank because everyone thinks Seth Rollins will win it.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match

The participants: Kane Roman Reigns, John Cena, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Sheamus, Cesaro and Alberto Del Rio

Alan: John Cena
Man oh man, so many moving parts in the main event scene to really determine what the best course of action is here. What’s going to happen with Brock? When’s Bryan going to be fit? These things both play huge into who should have the belt. Reigns is the guy on fire, but personally I think it’s way too soon for him to be champion and it would hurt him in the long-run. Orton has been neutered beyond belief so it shouldn’t be him. Sheamus and Alberto are way too low down the totem pole at this point to be considered. Cesaro would make a great champion, especially with Heyman by his side but I don’t think he fits with what’s currently going on. Wyatt could work in a lot of ways but not in terms of doing anything with Brock. And so we’re left with one.

The one option who would probably cause the most outrage, but is for me, the most sensible. BA BADDDA BAAA!!! Yes, John Cena himself. Cena works regardless of what route they’re going down. Ideally it could be him vs. Brock at SummerSlam with Brock getting his win back from 2012, and becoming champ. Conversely a Cena vs. Bryan main event rematch at SummerSlam would be great, or if you wanted to speed things up – Cena loses to Bryan at Battleground and then you do Bryan/Brock at SummerSlam (to me that’d be too rushed for such a big program). No matter what way I look at this, I’m looking at Cena.

Big D: Bray Wyatt
To me, the only two guys who I think could or would win this thing are John Cena or Bray Wyatt. Cena seems like the most likely pick; the safe choice, if you will. I think WWE wants more eyeballs on the product, especially since their golden boy Daniel Bryan is on the shelf for the time being, and going with Cena winning once again to end a PPV is not something that will get people talking or get those who missed the PPV a chance to hop on the network to witness history. Giving it to Bray, a guy who, despite being a heel has tons and tons of babyface momentum, will accomplish just that. Besides just that, I think Bray vs. Cena can headline the July PPV for the title in one final gimmick match, and then you have the ready-made Bray vs. Bryan feud already set to go. Can Daniel Bryan come back from neck injury to recapture his title from the man who already defeated him at the Royal Rumble? That’s an easy story to tell!

GG: John Cena
I agree with both guys actually. If I were in charge, I’d have Bray Wyatt win to setup a title match with Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam which would be a co-main event to a Brock Lesnar and John Cena grudge match. Bryan could win the title, setting it up for him to lose at the Royal Rumble to Brock. I think that works very well.

But I don’t think WWE is thinking that way. I think they want John Cena and Brock Lesnar to headline their SummerSlam PPV and have the strap on the line. And Brock needs to win. But if they give him the title now, what do they do after that? He’s scheduled to be on the show after SummerSlam, but as we know based on his schedule, he’s hit or miss until the road to WrestleMania. I surely hope they don’t have him lose between now and then.

@MylesInSF: Bray Wyatt

@CrystalPepsi: Bray Wyatt

@JGallagher24: Randy Orton

Matthew Callmey: John Cena
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