There was a clear and consistent theme running through all of the men’s Money in the Bank promos on this week’s (May 4) episode of Raw, and it can only mean one thing: someone is getting thrown off the roof at WWE headquarters on May 10.
Don’t believe me? Just check out these exact words spoken by AJ Styles, Aleister Black, and Rey Mysterio.
Styles: “I’m gonna do anything, and I mean anything, to get that Money in the Bank contract. And if that means throwing a Rey Mysterio or an Aleister Black off the top of WWE headquarters, then so be it.”
Black: “Now you’re talking about throwing me off a building this Sunday. Well AJ, if you somehow manage, if you somehow find a way to throw me off this building, pray that I don’t get back up, because...when that happens, you’ll wish that you’d be buried deeper than just six feet.”
Mysterio: “...Yeah, I said roof. One bad decision, one wrong move, and that’s all I wrote. This is by far the riskiest match of my career...Yes, it’s risky, but the risk is worth the reward.”
Before I go any further I have to say, no Rey, the reward is most certainly not worth the risk. What a stupid thing to say.
Anyway, all three of these men are talking about throwing someone off the roof or being thrown off the roof. It can’t be coincidence.
Aleister Black seems to think he can channel his inner The Giant, and survive falling off the roof of a building during a wrestling pay-per-view. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go check out the Sumo Monster Truck match between Hulk Hogan and The Giant at WCW’s Halloween Havoc ‘95. It could very well be a tease of the mighty plunge we’ll witness at Money in the Bank.
When things like this are so heavily teased in pro wrestling, there has to be a payoff. Even if it’s a lame payoff like Dean Ambrose actually pulling out a chainsaw from under the ring in his match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32, though he was completely inept at actually using it.
WWE has already taped the Money in the Bank match, which makes it seem even more probable that someone is getting hurled off the roof. There are 12 different people to choose from between the male and female combatants. One of them has to go.
Perhaps Styles’ new gimmick will be that he is always killed off, only to return with fewer lackeys than before.
What if Kevin Nash texts himself to show up and lawn dart Mysterio off the roof and to his demise?
Maybe King Corbin will be tossed off the roof and the other 11 wrestlers will shake hands, call a truce, and end the match right there.
What about Dana Brooke? There must be some reason for why she’s in this match.
Which superstar is getting tossed off the roof on Sunday, Cagesiders?