Just two weeks after Elimination Chamber, another WWE pay-per-view is set for Sunday night. Money in the Bank, which has emerged as one of the most important PPVs on the yearly schedule, will feature seven matches, including two matches with WWE World Heavyweight Championship implications.
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will likely close the PPV with their rematch for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but a new contender for the title will be determined in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Rollins defeated Ambrose in last year’s match, using the briefcase to become the champ at WrestleMania 31.
But Rollins could find himself in trouble on Sunday. Both Ambrose and Roman Reigns, who is the favorite to win the Money in the Bank contract, are gunning for the title, and Brock Lesnar’s return also looms. With The Authority beginning to turn on Rollins on “Monday Night Raw,” either a title change or a swerve could be on the horizon.
Below are predictions for every match on the Money in the Bank 2015 card.
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose (WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match)
Both Superstars have a chance to win this match. Without any help from The Authority, Rollins could lose the title to Ambrose, possibly setting up a cash-in attempt from Reigns. But the best bet is that Rollins will find a way to keep his belt, with Ambrose, Reigns and Lesnar all chasing for the title.
Prediction: Seth Rollins
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens (Champion vs. Champion Match)
Owens had an impressive showing at Elimination Chamber with a clean victory over Cena, but that isn’t likely to happen for a second time in a row. It’s possible that Owens could cheat and win again, but as we’ve seen with Cena’s feuds against the likes of Rusev and Bray Wyatt, he probably won’t lose more than once.
Prediction: John Cena
Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match
It seems like a near guarantee that Reigns will win the Money in the Bank briefcase. A triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship among all three members of The Shield looks to be on the horizon, and giving Reigns the briefcase will help make that match. Kofi Kingston and Kane won’t be winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and Neville isn’t ready to win the title. Randy Orton’s time in the title picture could be done for the time being, and while Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler might be the best options after Reigns, it’s hard to imagine someone other than a member of The Shield or Lesnar holding the title any time soon.
Prediction: Roman Reigns
The New Day vs. The Prime Time Players (WWE Tag Team Championship Match)
Titus O’Neill has long been viewed by many as an underutilized talent in WWE, and The Prime Time Players seem to be in line for a push. But The New Day are still among the top heels in WWE, and PTP might have to fight for the titles a few times before they can win them.
Prediction: The New Day
Ryback vs. The Big Show (Intercontinental Championship Match)
The IC Title has changed hands far more than any other championship over the past year, as WWE continues to look for a wrestler that can hold it for an extended period of time. Ryback is pretty popular, and the crowd went wild when he hit Big Show with Shell Shock on Monday night. The “Big Guy” should be successful in his first title defense, hopefully starting a long run with the belt.
Nikki Bella vs. Paige (Divas Championship Match)
It’s appeared that Nikki’s title run might be coming to an end multiple times since WrestleMania 31, but WWE continues to keep the championship on her. Now that the Bella Twins have turned heel, it could mean that Nikki will hold the belt even longer.
Prediction: Nikki Bella
King Barrett vs. R-Truth (Kickoff Match)
R-Truth hasn’t done much over the last few months, and it wouldn’t make much sense to have him defeat the King of the Ring winner.
Prediction: King Barrett