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WWE Money in the Bank 2018 PPV Predictions & Spoilers of Results

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, May 31, 2018
The WWE Money in the Bank 2018 pay-per-view is presented by Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live and scheduled for June 17, 2018 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Follow along here for spoilers and information on the event's card, lineup of matches and news regarding the pay-per-view.

The following are my predictions for the 2018 WWE Money in the Bank PPV. Check back for Money in the Bank 2018 results and review coverage here when the time comes..

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Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Rusev vs. Bobby Roode vs. Kevin Owens vs. (one member of The New Day) vs. Samoa Joe

So we don't know which member of The New Day is in, but it seems like it's Big E if the rumors are meant to be true, and I don't think that it will really matter too much in the long run, anyway, as I think we can rule out The New Day, Rusev, and I'd argue even Kevin Owens and Finn Balor.

To me, this really comes down to whether Braun Strowman will get title shots on his own, whether Bobby Roode will turn heel down the line, and if Samoa Joe or The Miz will end up capturing the WWE Championship in some fashion from either AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan.

I'm hoping it's The Miz. I really want Joe to beat Styles, then Bryan to beat Joe, and then The Miz to cash in on Bryan to steal the title from him. That is the best possible storyline I can think of and I want them to pull the trigger on it down the line.

PREDICTION: The Miz wins Money in the Bank

Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Ember Moon vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Lana vs. Naomi vs. Sasha Banks

Now that the field has been set, I think some of the slots are a bit strange (Lana instead of one of The IIconics, for instance), and I'm still thrown for a loop with this Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey match. That was something I didn't expect to happen this soon and I have no idea what they want to do with that.

Keeping that in mind, I'm somewhat blind right now on who I think the winner could be, but Natalya stands out to me as a potential choice, as does Alexa Bliss and potentially Sasha Banks, but if I had to pick, I'd go with a slight edge for Nattie.

PREDICTION: Currently going with Natalya, but I'm not sold on it.

WWE Championship Last Man Standing Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

This seems like the least logical situation, doesn't it? Nakamura lost at WrestleMania, so he technically didn't deserve another title shot to begin with, but he got one. He then came up short in that one with it being a draw with neither of them answering the 10 count outside of the ring. Then, they had a THIRD match, with it being another draw where neither man answered the 10 count inside of the ring. So the response is to have a fourth match where Nakamura can win the right to choose a stipulation where it depends on people answering a 10 count? WTF?

At this point, they took a feud that I was excited to see and they stretched it out in a weird (and in my opinion, wrong) way to the point where I don't want to see any more interaction between the two. This means I'm certainly hoping that Styles retains the title and moves on to someone else at Extreme Rules and SummerSlam. Ideally, Samoa Joe gets the next shot and then dethrones Styles at Extreme Rules. I really, really don't want Nakamura to win this match and then see a sixth match between he and Styles at Extreme Rules.

PREDICTION: With the way things have gone down, it probably ends in a draw. Flip a coin. Either they stalled to have Nakamura win because they don't know who to have fight him after Styles, or they've just dragged out the Styles retains idea. I don't have a clue at this point.

Raw Women's Championship Match: Nia Jax (c) vs. Ronda Rousey

I literally would have thought that this would be the absolute last match they would have booked. I'm genuinely confused about why this is happening so quick. This was something I thought would happen at SummerSlam, maybe.

I thought that the clear direction we'd see would be Ruby Riott being sacrificed to Jax to stall before Jax would eventually lose the title to either Natalya or either Banks or Bayley, who would cash in on her (keeping Jax looking strong) and then drop the belt to Rousey. Now, there's a chance we see Rousey win the title from Jax this damn early, even though I still think the match is going to end in some kind of bullshittery that allows it to be a no-contest.

PREDICTION: I can't picture Nia dropping the belt this fast, but I also can't picture Ronda losing, so I think this will end in a no-contest due to outside interference.

SmackDown Women's Championship Match: Carmella (c) vs. Asuka

I'm pretty surprised they're going with this, but not as surprised as I was with the Jax/Rousey situation. I still would have thought Asuka wouldn't get a title shot until Extreme Rules and Rousey/Jax wouldn't happen until even further down the line. Maybe they're getting impatient and just want to skip ahead. By that regard, I assume Asuka is taking the title here unless Carmella dodges a loss by disqualification or count out or something cheap.

PREDICTION: Asuka wins the title.

Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal

Seems like WWE wanted to keep Reigns out of the Money in the Bank match, didn't have any options for him to do something else instead of that, didn't want to just cut to the chase with the Brock Lesnar match, and saddled him up with Mahal. This isn't going to get a good reaction. If anything, Mahal might end up being cheered, which will be super weird. I'm also really hoping WWE doesn't make this the main event. You might laugh at that, but it's a possibility.

PREDICTION: Roman Reigns wins.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The Good Brothers

I'm REALLY surprised this is happening on the card, given the complete lack of attention both tag team divisions have been given lately. But hey, that's a good thing. The Bludgeon Brothers will surely win, and I wouldn't be shocked at all if this gets relegated to the pre-show, but it's still better than nothing. What's funny is that it took the WWE website team a few days to put this up on the official page, showing that nobody really cares about it.

PREDICTION: The Bludgeon Brothers retain the titles.

Sami Zayn vs. Bobby Lashley

Yawn. Why are these two in a feud after having wrestled so many times? Why is Bobby Lashley talking about his sisters? Lashley has been a bust since his return and I really feel like half of the reason that's the case is because they didn't have a plan for him to begin with, let alone during the time frame that they chose to have WrestleMania, Superstar Shake-up, Greatest Royal Rumble, and Backlash. This has been a terrible feud in so many ways.

PREDICTION: Bobby Lashley wins.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Elias

With one guitar shot, this seemed like a guarantee, and lo and behold, it is. Since neither man are involved in the ladder match, this is a great use of both of them. I'm curious to see what their synergy is like, as I like them both and I think they have a chance to put on a great match together. As far as who will win, I'm leaning much more toward Rollins retaining, rather than Elias taking the title and carrying that out every night for his musical performances. He strikes me more as the type of guy that will go a long while without winning any belts, but will still get pushed, and I think Rollins is being viewed as the guy holding the torch while Lesnar is absent, so I don't think Rollins will drop the IC title until closer to SummerSlam, if not a little after that event.

PREDICTION: Seth Rollins retains the title.

Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass

Big Cass will get a chance to win here to offset his recent loss and tapping out twice. I can't imagine they would have kept Daniel Bryan out of the ladder match and kept this feud going with Big Cass just to have Bryan win another time. That would really kill Cass's chances of coming out of this program with anything positive.

PREDICTION: Big Cass wins, even if it's a little dirty.

PREDICTED MATCHES (as of 6/5/2018)

Universal Championship Match

Yeah, this isn't happening. Lesnar wrestled two out of the last three events. He's not doing Money in the Bank. He might not even do Extreme Rules.


United States Championship Match

With the way things have been going and the potential for so many other matches on this card, I don't think we're getting a US title match. I don't think there will be room for something too random, and right now, Jeff Hardy's potential opponents aren't really lining themselves up. Randy Orton is out with an injury, Bryan and Cass are involved, Shelton Benjamin has already had some shots, etc. Maybe this goes to Andrade "Cien" Almas, but since he has a feud going on with Sin Cara and zero indication of a title shot going on, I think we're just going to have to put this on the list of things that won't happen here.

PREDICTION: Jeff Hardy retains the title unless he's against Almas. However, I don't think this will be a match on the card.

Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Deleters of Worlds (c) vs. The B-Team

I don't think this will be on the card, but it could be. The B-Team are the rightful No. 1 contenders, but WWE has made it a point not to mention this match in the context of Money in the Bank. I'm working under the assumption that they will face off on Raw instead.

PREDICTION: This match probably isn't happening.

Cruiserweight Championship Match: Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Hideo Itami

Realistically, this match isn't going to be booked on the card. However, if we do get a cruiserweight title match, it seems like the direction is for Hideo Itami to be the next in line to face Cedric Alexander. Since I don't think it will be taking place at Money in the Bank itself, I'm less inclined to think there's going to be a title change any time soon from Alexander, so I'll go with Itami taking a loss unless it happens at this pay-per-view.

PREDICTION: This match probably isn't happening.

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