WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view is this Sunday and the first show after WrestleMania will set the table for the rest of the year in the promotion.The MITB contracts almost guarantees the winners a championship run in WWE and there are a lot of fresh faces in both the men’s and women’s ladder matches that could change their careers for the better.
With 11 confirmed matches on the MITB 2019 card, there’s a lot going on and the official Newsgeek wrestling crew has their predictions ready. If you like a video format, you can watch us debate here.
WWE EMBER MOON VS BAYLEY VS DANA BROOKE VS ALEXA BLISS VS NATALYA VS NAOMI VS CARMELLA VS MANDY ROSE - WOMEN’S MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH Like the men’s ladder match, the WWE can go a few ways with the women’s match.
There are some obvious competitors who won’t win like Carmella and Alexa Bliss (who already won the match in the past) but here’s where Phil and Rocco differ.Rocco sees Ember Moon getting the briefcase using her top-rope skills while Phil sees Bayley finally overcoming some major losses in recent weeks to position herself to take on The Man down the line.
Phil - BayleyRocco - Ember Moon
WWE DANIEL BRYAN AND ROWAN VS THE USOS Seemingly a throwaway match, both teams should put on quite the show. But since it’s a non-title match, there’s no reason for the newly minted SmackDown Tag Team Champs to lose, especially to a team on the RAW roster.Also, with The Usos feuding with The Revival - who don’t have anything on the MITB card - you can expect them to get involved.
Phil - Bryan/RowanRocco - Bryan/Rowan
WWE TONY NESE (c) VS ARIYA DAIVARI - CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH While Tony Nese winning the title at WrestleMania was a good story, his current run has been a bit lackluster. He can get on the right track with another great performance on the big stage as it seems too soon for him to drop the title to Daivari who is still establishing himself as the division’s top heel.
Phil - Tony NeseRocco - Tony Nese
WWE ROMAN REIGNS VS ELIAS Here’s where our panel differs. They both enjoy Elias’ work and while a win over Roman Reigns would give him instant credibility, Phil doesn’t see him defeating Reigns. Rocco is walking with Elias, as he believes he’ll put out the victory somehow - possibly with the help of some heel friends.
Phil - Roman ReignsRocco - Elias
WWE SAMOA JOE (c) VS REY MYSTERIO - US CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Rey Mysterio is looking to avenge his quick loss to Joe at WrestleMania, but neither Rocco or Phil believes he’ll capture the US Championship match. The match itself should be good but we see Dominick getting the Coquina Clutch.
Phil - Samoa JoeRocco - Samoa Joe
WWE BECKY LYNCH (c) VS LACEY EVANS - RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH The first of two matches for Becky “Two Belts.” This one seems the easier to predict as it furthers the story of Lynch getting a little over her head while also remaining strong. Lacey should come out.