Money In The Bank Statistics - Who Should You Bank On?

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Two weeks ago, prior to Elimination Chamber, I brought you an article that looked at the odds of winning one of the Chamber matches based on the statistics of each participant. This time, I’m going to focus on the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

This year’s edition of Money in the Bank is the sixth pay-per-view, and will feature the sixteenth MITB ladder match. Seven participants have been announced to compete: Kane, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Roman Reigns, Neville, and Dolph Ziggler. These stats are just a fun way to predict who to ‘bank’ on.

(Note: The wins and losses provided are from Payback until now. I chose to start at Payback to provide a whole month’s worth of “build” to the PPV.)

Randy Orton

  • 12-time World Champion
  • W/L Record: 2-2
  • Participated in 3 MITB Ladder Matches (2007, 2010, 2013*)
  • Orton won the All-Stars Match in 2013

Randy Orton has competed in a decent amount of MITB Ladder Matches in his career. Not only that, but Orton has even won one - The All-Stars edition in 2013. That win catapulted Orton back into the main event picture where he turned heel , aligned with The Authority, and cashed-in on Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam 2013 to win the WWE Championship.

On the road to this year’s ladder match, Orton returned from a two-week hiatus to renew a feud with Sheamus. The Viper and The Celtic Warrior each have a disqualification win over each other.

Kane

  • 2-time World Champion
  • W/L Record: 1-3
  • Participated in 6 MITB Ladder Matches (2005, 2009, 2010, 2010*, 2011, 2012)
  • Kane won the SmackDown Ladder Match in 2010

Kane by far has the most experience in MITB Ladder Matches. Kane even competed in the very first match, and won the ladder match at the first MITB PPV. Kane was the first and only winner to cash-in on the same night to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Kane’s run as World Champ provided the fans with one last rivalry with his brother, The Undertaker.

Kane inserted himself in this match to be the seventh participant. His inclusion in the match has not been warmly welcomed either. Kane’s only victory on the road to his seventh MITB match was over Dolph Ziggler on last week’s Raw.

Kofi Kingston

  • W/L Record: 3-4
  • Participated in 5 MITB Ladder Matches (2009, 2010, 2010, 2011, 2014)

Kofi Kingston has participated in five MITB Ladder matches, but has never won one... yet. Kingston has also never won a World Title. After taking losses to Neville and Dolph Ziggler, this WWE Tag Team Champion could possibly score himself one of the biggest victories in his career.

Sheamus

  • 3-time World Champion
  • W/L Record: 4-4
  • Participated in 2 MITB Ladder Matches (2011, 2013)

Sheamus has some experience in this type of match. The Celtic Warrior has also held a few World Titles, but has never won MITB. Sheamus has floated around in the midcard over the last few months, so this could be a way for Sheamus to launch himself back into the main event picture. If Sheamus does indeed win tonight, he will be the second person ever to win King of the Ring, the Royal Rumble, and Money in the Bank. Edge was the first.

Dolph Ziggler

  • 2-time World Champion
  • W/L Record: 4-5
  • Participated in 4 MITB Ladder Matches (2010, 2010, 2012*, 2014)
  • Ziggler won the World Title Contract in 2012

Dolph Ziggler has competed in four MITB Ladder matches, and has even won one. Ziggler’s big win in 2012 helped keep him toward the main event scene with feuds with the likes of Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, and John Cena. Ziggler cashed-in his contract on Alberto Del Rio in 2013, the night after WrestleMania 29. Ziggler’s two runs with the World Titles haven’t been spectacular, either. Could tonight be another breakthrough moment for Ziggler?

Roman Reigns

  • W/L Record: 8-1
  • Never has participated in a MITB Ladder Match

Roman Reigns has the best record out of his opponents. Despite never winning a World Title or MITB, Roman has been kept at the top of the card for a year now. In fact, Reigns is heavily favored to win this match. Could Roman Reigns repeat what Alberto Del Rio did in 2011 by winning both the Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank matches?

Neville

  • W/L Record: 7-2
  • Never has participated in a MITB Ladder Match

It’s safe to say Neville is the most inexperienced competitor in this match. Some fans will remember that Neville captured his first NXT Championship in a Ladder Match last year. The Man That Gravity Forgot has a solid win/loss record, which includes a win over Kofi Kingston. Neville made a huge statement this week on SmackDown when he climbed the ladder and grabbed the briefcase. I would consider Neville a dark horse, and would be pleasantly shocked if he won.

Kane absolutely has this match won... as far as experience. His opponents, however, will not let the experience factor get the better of them. I’m predicting Roman Reigns wins this because he’s the one that has been built to win it the most. Next on my prediction list is Sheamus. As I said earlier, the big win would help him be launched back into the main event picture.

What are your predictions? What do you think of these stats? I’d love to hear from you below in the comments area.

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