Here are my predictions for the 2015 WWE Money in the Bank PPV. Check back for Money in the Bank 2015 results and review coverage here.
[WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match]: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
I guess we're not getting the Seth Rollins and Kane match that I have been predicting for quite some time, are we? After Dean Ambrose stole the title from Seth Rollins, this became inevitable. However, adding the ladder match stipulation to it makes it even better. These two should have potentially the match of the night and I'm excited to see them go at it. I doubt Ambrose has a chance to win, which is a shame, but this should end in a means so he still looks pretty strong. Interference from The Authority is all that it takes for Ambrose to claim that he was cheated. Rollins isn't dropping the title until SummerSlam at the earliest.
PREDICTION: Seth Rollins retains.
[Money in the Bank Ladder Match]: Dolph Ziggler vs. Neville vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus vs. Kane
Um...what? This is the group? I'm definitely confused. I can understand Ziggler, Reigns, Orton and Sheamus, so that's not weird. Neville was someone that I figured they would include if they really wanted him to have a cool spot or something, but I didn't expect him to be in it. Kofi Kingston is in a similar situation, but I really didn't expect him to be in it. He came out of left field entirely. Perhaps he took Rusev's spot, but I was even expecting Big Show to be involved instead. The downside to this is that Roman Reigns looks to be so far above and beyond the rest of the participants that unless they go with a different route, it's too obvious of an outcome.
PREDICTION: Roman Reigns wins.
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
If this match is as good as their previous one, it should be awesome. I'm disappointed that this isn't for the United States Championship, though. Owens defeated Cena. He has nothing left to prove. What he does have to gain, though, is another title to help earn his family even more money. I can imagine that this is Cena's to lose, so he doesn't end up looking too bad. This is WWE after all, and they are always concerned with that when it comes to Cena...for some reason.
PREDICTION: John Cena wins.
[Tag Team Championship]: The New Day (c) vs. The Prime Time Players
Titus O'Neil and Darren Young were the last eliminated in the chamber match, so it makes sense for them to get a title opportunity here. They will lose, as New Day rocks, but they will be decent enough opponents to give Xavier Woods and Big E something to do on the card.
PREDICTION: The New Day wins.
[Intercontinental Championship]: Ryback (c) vs. Big Show
The first opponent for The Big Guy is The Big Show? I'm down with that. This will help put Ryback over as a force to be reckoned with when he defeats the veteran and retains the title. The match might not be the best in the world, but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. There are rumors that this may turn into a triple threat with The Miz involved, but I'm not totally buying that just yet, even though it's a possibility. The card is always subject to change and WWE likes to do things on a whim. One way or another, Ryback should come out of this with the title.
PREDICTION: Ryback wins.
[Women's Championship]: Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige
Nikki pinned Naomi, so by WWE's logic, Paige was entitled to challenge Nikki and say that she wasn't the one who was actually defeated. There you go. That's your quick build to a match that nobody will probably care all that much about, as the likelihood of it being a great bout is slim to none. Just look at the triple threat from Elimination Chamber. Would you want to see a repeat? I know I wouldn't. It's even more frustrating to see that the Bella Twins turned face just to turn heel again, basically. I'm well over this feud and I really just want to see some new blood from NXT come onto the roster.
PREDICTION: Nikki Bella retains unless Charlotte debuts soon.
[Pre-Show Kickoff]: R-Truth vs. King Barrett
After teasing that R-Truth could be added to the Money in the Bank match, I'm a bit disappointed that he wasn't. Yeah, that's weird for me to say. I wanted R-Truth in a match, oddly enough. I really wanted King Barrett in it as well, but for both guys, at least they're not left off the card. Stardust, The Miz, Bray Wyatt and others are, so it's better to wrestle on the pre-show than not at all. This is just a throwaway match despite this, and the winner doesn't matter, but I'd prefer Barrett to win so he can keep up the credibility from winning the King of the Ring tournament.
PREDICTION: R-Truth wins.
If you have any foresight and would like to test your predictions skills, leave a comment below. What would you do for this pay-per-view?
TELL US YOUR IDEAS IN THE COMMENTS!