This Sunday, July 15th, WWE presents Money In The Bank from Phoenix, Arizona. As per usual, this MITB has an interesting lineup and is almost guaranteed to be a really solid show. I'm looking forward to any swerves they might throw our way, and I have a gut feeling there will be a couple surprised. Please don't think I'm going on any insider information, I'm just going on what I feel. Also, I'm writing this on Wednesday, so I don't know anything that happens on Smackdown, so please keep that in mind.
Ken Predicts – Pre-PPV Tag Team Title Match – Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (C) vs Hunico & Camacho
If R-Truth is healthy enough to work, then he and Kofi should retain. Kofi has had a heck of a time with partners this past year, and deserves to really have a solid Title reign. Taking nothing against Camacho, but I really don't know much about him yet. I can't even think of a time I've seen him in the ring. I adore Hunico and think he should be pushed, instead of ADR, but I've already been quite vocal about that. All that being said, I think Kofi and R-Truth should retain here and hopefully they will get pushed more now that R-Truth seems to be feeling better.
Ken's Predicted Winners – Kofi & R-Truth
Stacy's Predicted Winners – Kofi & R-Truth
Ken Predicts – MITBLM for WHC Match contract – Damien Sandow vs Tyson Kidd vs Christian vs Santino vs Cody Rhodes vs Dolph Ziggler vs Sin Cara
I honestly forgot that Santino was in this match. He should add a lovely flavor of fun to this match, but he won't be the one to win it. Sin Cara is going to have some sick moves, and even if he doesn't get injured, or 'injured', he won't be winning this. I haven't seen enough of Sandow to say about him, so I'm not going with him to win this just yet. As much as I love Christian, I'm thinking it's time to push a younger wrestler. This is really the time for a growing wrestler to take this case and run with it. Kidd is young, and now being seen on RAW, but I think it's still too early for him. I'm expecting Tensai to possibly show up and take Kidd out of this match before it's over. That leaves Cody and Ziggler, both of which more than deserves this shot! Who do I pick? Honestly, I'm not sure who to pick! I walked away from this one for a couple hours to think. Are they going to go with Cody who has been slowly working his way up through the ranks, and has proven himself? Or are they going to give it to Ziggler who has also proven himself, as well as stepping up and saying that he's ready? While Trip might have been a bit cranky that Ziggler said he was ready, I have to wonder if he wasn't a bit impressed with Ziggler's grapefruits. Either way, whoever wins this is in for quite the push, and I think that person is Ziggler. I just hope he isn't the first to win a MITBLM, but not succeed in becoming Champ.
Ken's Predicted Winner – Ziggler
Stacy's Predicted Winner – Ziggler
Ken Predicts – World Heavyweight Championship Match – Sheamus (C) vs Alberto Del Rio
I don't think anyone will be shocked that I think Sheamus should retain here. While Sheamus hasn't had the best Title run, but ADR would be a million times worse. At least Sheamus is showing passion and drive, ADR only talks about destiny, drives around like a cross between Eddie and JBL, and is less than impressive.
Ken's Predicted Winner – Sheamus
Stacy's Predicted Winner – Sheamus
Ken Predicts – MITBLM for WWE Championship contract – Big Show vs John Cena vs Chris Jericho vs Kane
I still believe that there's going to be someone else added to this match, but that's just me. Do I think that mystery person will win? Only if it's Rocky who appears, other than that, nope. If Rey is inserted in this match, he doesn't stand a chance. But the big question is, who does. If it's not Rocky, then I'm going with Jericho. Other than Kane, he's the only one I could see meshing well with Bryan and Punk, as I know they're not over yet. I think Jericho in with Punk and Bryan could continue to push all four (can't forget AJ) in a wonderful way.
Ken's Predicted Winner – Jericho
Stacy's Predicted Winner – Cena
Ken Predicts – WWE Championship Match w/ Special Guest Ref AJ – CM Punk (C) vs Daniel Bryan
I said this in my RIB, this match absolutely should be the main event. These three have proven how over they are with the fans, so this will be just awe inspiring from every angle. I have no clue what's going to happen in this match, other than the fact that we will be talking about it for a long time to come – if creative continues on the path they've been going on. We all know that Punk and Bryan are going to about kill themselves and each other in this match, because that's who they are, but what about the crazy chick? Because of AJ, I don't see a clean finish. Something totally absurd is going to happen, but at the end of this match, Punk will retain. Not saying he'll retain through the end of the MITB PPV, but at the bell, Punk will still be Champ.
Ken's Predicted Winner – Screwy, Punk retains
Stacy's Predicted Winner – Weird, Punk retains
Thanks for bearing with me not having seen Smackdown before writing this, but I have one SCA (medieval) event a year, and this is it. As much as I love wrestling, this is a special event that I've been attending for over ten years; a place that myself and my close friends can enjoy a nip or two. All that being said, unless something untoward happens, I will be back in time for the WNW Live Blog for the WWE Money In The Bank PPV, and I hope to see you there! Don't forget to watch the up to the minute coverage of MITB on the front page of WNW.
KB & Stacy