WWE Money In The Bank 2013 Predictions – July 14, 2013 – Predictions from Smartasses Magazine Senior Editor- Johnny Video.
WWE Money In The Bank 2013 Predictions | Pay Per View Predictions – SA Magazine
Murphy’s Law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” In other words, coming off one of the most lame Wrestlemania’s in recent memory, if not ever (despite WWE Extreme Rules actually being quite entertaining), I had such low expectations for WWE Payback, that I didn’t even bother doing predictions for it. Plus, hey, it was Father’s Day. Turns out, it was actually a pretty good pay per view after all. Go figure.
In fact, if you want to hear the Smartasses Radio WWE Payback Recap of it from our sports director and the host of Smart Mark Radio’s Pro Wrestling Weekend, Ric Lieb hey, all you gotta do is mouse-click on the play button and engage your ears. With that in mind, not to be left out again, here’s Smartasses Magazine’s official predictions for what should be a great show, the 2013 WWE Money In The Bank pay per view.
WWE Tag Team Championship
Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns (c) vs. The Usos
The Usos, who recently defeated The Shield in a six-man tag match, have shown to a degree, that they have what it takes for now to be the number one contenders, and truth be told, The Shield hasn’t exactly been on cruise control for the last few months. With that caveat in mind, let’s face it, The Shield is still awesome and despite the recent Uso push, it wouldn’t make a lick of sense to put the belts on anyone else right now- at least until they rebuild the division after the breakup of Kane & Daniel Bryan.
Winner: Rollins & Reigns
AJ Lee (c) vs. Kaitlyn
Though AJ Lee and Kaitlyn have been involved in a decent feud which has helped showcase the Divas division a little more than usual, I think everyone’s kind of on the same page when it comes to the opinion that Kaitlyn probably should have never held the belt in the first place. Her reign had a lot more to do with Eve’s leaving than it did with little-miss-skunk-hair being a great talent. Another thing to keep in mind is that Natalya’s wedding will be featured during the first season of Total Divas, which premieres on E! on July 28, and if I know how the WWE thinks, that probably spells a push for Nattie Neidhart, which makes it even less likely that Kaitlyn will remain in the title picture. Plus, hey, I’m on record as saying that AJ’s going to be on one of the longest title run’s in history.
Winner: AJ Lee
Curtis Axel (c) vs. The Miz
Is it just me, or does it seem like The Miz has been involved in every single Intercontinental or US Title match in WWE PPV history? While that is neither here nor there, we all know the rule, “Whatever happens on TV, the opposite will happen on the PPV.” With that in mind, this past week on Raw, The Miz distracted Axel, allowing Jericho to take advantage and score the non-title-match pin on the Intercontinental Champ as a result, so it’s a pretty safe bet Curt Hennig’s son will get his revenge on Sunday. Plus, in order for fans to truly buy in to Curtis as any type of a legitimate threat, he needs to get some big wins under his belt.
Winner: Curtis Axel
Ryback vs. Chris Jericho
Lots of rumours are floating about that Vickie Guerrero will manage Ryback, and if the hints they dropped on Monday night weren’t proof of it, then I don’t know what is. Meanwhile, a win or loss for Jericho means nothing either way, since his Summer Fozzy Tour doesn’t line up well for Summerslam, so that tells me, this match is about what’s best for Ryback– and we all know what the answer is there: keep him as far away from the microphone as possible. Though a win here may indeed make it more likely for Vickie to want to manage him, a loss here creates more of a need for him to be managed. Based on his long string of PPV losses, I choose the latter.
Winner: Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Wade Barrett vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Fandango vs. Jack Swagger vs. Antonio Cesaro
Let’s face it, a jump to the next level is what’s in store for the winner here. Ambrose already has the US Title, so we can rule him out. Swagger already had his fifteen minutes of fame and blew it, so he’s in this match to be phased away. Sandow still has some hoops to jump through, Fandango hasn’t paid enough dues yet and Cesaro just doesn’t have the same amount of time put in as Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett. Although it would make a large amount of sense to see Cody Rhodes be next in line for the type of year Ziggler had in 2012, I think Wade Barrett is really the only guy here who has any legitimate shot at being a superstar on the level of the Triple H’s of the world.
Winner: Wade Barrett
Money in the Bank All-Stars
Daniel Bryan vs CM Punk vs Christian vs Kane vs Randy Orton vs Rob Van Dam vs Sheamus
While it’s really cute that Christian’s included on this card, I’m thoroughly convinced that the WWE will never have any serious plan to legitimately put him over. Kane is reportedly out of this match thanks to the Wyatt family, MITB is probably beneath Randy Orton, and if you seriously think RVD will win this match, then you need your head examined. With that said, the only people with a legitimate shot here are Sheamus, CM Punk, or Daniel Bryan. The popular consensus here is that Daniel Bryan will be the winner, based on his recent streak, and all of the speculation that he’s going to be facing Cena at Summerslam. With Punk and Bryan both being former MITB winners, to have Bryan win it again not only seems like a silly step backwards, who says he needs the briefcase to be the number one contender (or face Cena assuming Henry wins the title) at Summerslam anyway? Not only that, but if Henry pulls the upset of the century, who better to be breathing down his neck than the Great White?
World Heavyweight Championship
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
I’m reading and hearing all sorts of speculation here about Rey Mysterio being Del Rio’s next opponent, the fallout from Ricardo Rodriguez’s 30-day wellness-policy suspension, and a whole cornucopia of other things having some sort of an affect on the outcome here. Aside of it just being nice that Del Rio is a heel again, I really don’t think there’s anything at all to talk about here, to be honest. The plan all along has been for Dolph to be champ, and everything leading up to this moment has just been a potpourri of belly-button-lint in lieu of actual stuffing, to stall for time while Ziggler dealt with his concussion.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
John Cena (c) vs. Mark Henry
Up until Monday, especially when considering the confusion on who may win the Money In The Bank All Stars, this match was a bit of a tossup for two reasons– One: You have to figure even the WWE is going to stop making John Cena into Superman at some point– and Two: there are a lot of people out there who would love to see Mark Henry go on a very long run with the belt. However, WWE tipped their hand on Monday. I’ve said it a million times, “Whatever happens on TV, the opposite will happen on the PPV,” and this past week, Henry laid out Cena to go into the PPV with the “psychological advantage.”
Winner: John Cena
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