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Money in the Bank 2020 Predictions - Triple Threat POV

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Thursday, May 7, 2020
Welcome to another edition of Triple Threat from Smark Out Moment, where three of us get together to discuss three questions based on one big topic going down in the week of professional wrestling.

This week, Dallas Allsopp, Bodeen Green and Ben Guest will be making their predictions for Money in the Bank 2020.

This year's Money in the Bank pay-per-view will feature simultaneous Climb the Corporate Ladder Money in the Bank matches, which ensures one of the most exciting shows of the year will retain a level of intrigue, even during the COVID-19 crisis. But who will win the briefcases? Will they successfully cash them in? And will we see a new world champion?

Question 1: Who do you believe will win the men’s Money in the Bank match? Will they successfully cash in over the next 12 months?

ALLSOPP: My head says AJ Styles, whilst my heart says Aleister Black. Winning the briefcase would almost guarantee Black a WWE Championship reign, with the manner of a cash in allowing him to turn heel effectively. However, I believe it will be Styles that wins as he can play the perfect heel foil to Drew McIntyre’s flourishing face persona. With the briefcase, Styles would also be pretty much guaranteed a WWE Championship reign, as McIntyre chasing a heel Styles would be compelling viewing. As much as I want Black to win, I cannot see past Styles for the simple fact he is already established as a strong heel.

GREEN: With his return happening on the go home episode of Raw, AJ Styles has a huge chance of winning the briefcase. With Drew McIntyre being Raw's babyface champion, it also makes a lot of sense to give Styles the briefcase, especially as we are starting to see a darker side of himself after his infamous boneyard match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 36. The most likely time for Styles to successfully cash in his briefcase will be around the same time WWE do their draft or superstar shake-up, as I can see him cashing in after a returning or moving superstar attacks McIntyre.

GUEST: Initially, I thought this was going to be Aleister Black's ascent to the main event picture, but now that AJ Styles is in the match, I can't see any other winner. I think he will cash in successfully, perhaps waiting for McIntyre to either lose the belt or be pushed all the way by someone like Brock Lesnar.

Question 2: Who do you believe will win the women’s Money in the Bank match? Will they successfully cash in over the next 12 months?

GREEN: Without a doubt, it has to be Shayna Baszler. The only person who has a slight chance over Baszler is Asuka, but even then I don't see Askua winning. I can see WWE copying what they did last year with Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins, but using Becky Lynch and Baszler instead, with the idea of the babyface barely beating the dominant heel, only for the heel to later win the Money in the Bank Match. Ultimately, I don't feel like Baszler will hold onto the briefcase for long, as I can easily see her cashing in successfully within 2 months of winning the briefcase.

GUEST: This is actually really difficult. I could probably make a case for any of them winning, except Dana Brooke or Carmella. I hope it's Asuka, mainly because I would rather Shayna Baszler won the belt legitimately for the first time, but to have Baszler win and then have Asuka cash in could make for a good storyline, so I'll go with that.

ALLSOPP: I cannot see past Shayna Baszler. It is imperative for her to win the briefcase to validate her move to Raw, as her defeat to Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 36 was damaging to her credibility. Baszler has all of the tangibles to succeed, but WWE need to get behind her. If she does win, I feel she would forgo cashing it in as part of a surprise as she is strong enough to win without the element of surprise. Regardless of whether she does this or not, it is a sure thing she will become Raw Women’s Champion.

Question 3: Will Seth Rollins or Bray Wyatt walk out of Money in the Bank as a World Champion?

GUEST: I don't see Seth Rollins winning as I think Drew McIntyre holds the belt for a while, perhaps even beyond SummerSlam. As for Bray Wyatt vs Braun Strowman, that really could go either way. The Firefly Fun House match did a good job of trying to make up for his loss to Goldberg, but Strowman's dominant win suggests he should win. I'm going to go with both titles staying put for now, but I could see Wyatt winning via DQ, or something along those lines.

ALLSOPP: Drew McIntyre should not lose his WWE Championship this early into his reign, however Braun Strowman should not even be WWE Universal Champion. Bray Wyatt deserves to reclaim the title he should never have lost, especially due to the fact The Fiend can not afford to lose again. Strowman just doesn’t move the needle on SmackDown in the same fashion that Wyatt does. If Roman Reigns is going to return to WWE once the COVID-19 epidemic is over, then WWE should have The Fiend destroy all opponents until The Big Dog can slay The Fiend as originally planned.

GREEN: Whilst it has the potential to be a great match, I don't see Seth Rollins having any chance of winning the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank. It wouldn't make any sense for Drew McIntyre to beat Brock Lesnar, only to have him lose the belt just over a month later. When it comes to Braun Strowman vs Bray Wyatt, I can't see The Fiend losing clean without some shenanigans. Whether this means we see a no contest, a DQ finish or even interference from John Cena, there is definitely going to be something strange when it comes to the finish. That being said, I still don't see Wyatt winning the title.

Those are our thoughts on the issue, but where do you stand?
Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments below!

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Dallas Allsopp is a writer with two main interests, Pokemon and wrestling. He has been writing for a few years for his own personal blogs and is now taking his passion for wrestling and putting it into his writing. You can follow him on Facebook.


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