Here we are again, less than a week out from WWE Money in the Bank 2015. It seems like just yesterday I was previewing the Elimination Chamber because well…that was less than two weeks ago. That was in the past and MITB is in the present.
Before I get into the card, I think that the WWE really needed some space here between shows, more than two weeks at least. Elimination Chamber hasn’t had time to digest and while MITB is generally a highly anticipated show, this year’s event has far less buzz due to the proximity to the Chamber event.
The show itself is actually far more appealing than the Chamber and that is for a few reasons. For starters, the Owens-Cena match has a far more interesting dynamic and the MITB match generally delivers. Let’s run down the main matches and pick some winners heading into Sunday’s showdown.
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose in a Ladder Match for the WWE championship
Boy how things have changed in two weeks. Going into Elimination Chamber I couldn’t wait for Ambrose and Rollins to headline a big show. Two weeks later and I am already done. It has nothing to do with the match because these two always deliver the goods. I am just tired of the feud because it doesn’t appear that Ambrose has a chance of winning. Call me crazy but championship feuds are not very interesting to me when the outcome is predictable.
These guys will step it up and go head to head in a ladder match. I’d be much more excited about it if it wasn’t taking place on a show with a ladder match already booked in MITB. Brock Lesnar is coming back soon and I don’t think the WWE is going forward with Ambrose vs. Lesnar for the title. I think Rollins win a fun match with another tainted finish, thus wasting our time for yet another month.
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
Now we’re talking! These guys tore it up at the last event so I am curious to see how they come back so quickly with a new match. We all know the usual script here. The new guy comes in and pins Cena only to put Cena over several matches in a row making his first win a fluke. Sadly unless something has changed in the way that creative thinks, I think that is where we’re heading.
At this point whether Cena wins or loses next time out I think he’s got to go over here. Putting Owens over twice in a row is nice but it doesn’t do a whole lot to keep this thing going. I think the real debate over the finish starts with match three. Owens beat him with a pop-up last time, I think Cena beats him clean with an Attitude Adjustment here to keep this feud going.
Neville vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus vs. Kane vs. Roman Reigns in a Money in the Bank match
On paper this one looks absolutely fantastic. Quite honestly this one has the potential to be one of the best MITB matches in history. Neville, Kofi, Dolph, and Orton are clutch players in MITB matches. Reigns did pretty good last year and Sheamus has had his moments. Kane is what he has shined more than you think when you look back at past MITB matches.
The Kane storyline is almost identical to last year’s although it is a little different as you had the Authority member in the match last year whereas you have Kane protecting the champ this year. Yet the idea is the same. I think Reigns takes it with a big celebration to follow and cashes in MITB at SummerSlam.
Full WWE Money in the Bank 2015 card and matches…
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose (WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match)
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens (Champion vs. Champion Match)
Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match
The New Day vs. The Prime Time Players (WWE Tag Team Championship Match)
Ryback vs. The Big Show (Intercontinental Championship Match)
Nikki Bella vs. Paige (Divas Championship Match)
King Barrett vs. R-Truth (Kickoff Match)