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WWE Money in the Bank 2021 predictions

WWE Money in the Bank is all set to take place tomorrow night (Sun., July 18, 2021) from the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. It begins at 6:00 pm ET with the Kickoff show leading right on into the main course at 7 pm ET on Peacock in the U.S., WWE Network everywhere else, or your local cable pay-per-view provider.

Luckily for you Cagesiders, our staff of learned wrestling blowhards is here to help figure out just how the event is going to play out with predictions for each match on the card.

Let’s get to it.


Roman Reigns vs. Edge

Geno Mrosko: Edge is great and all but he’s not going to be the guy to take the title off Reigns. That title is sticking with the Tribal Chief for a long time. Pick: Roman Reigns

Sean Rueter: Edge did put him the deal on SmackDown. And he just might do it again on Sunday. But some form of shenanigans will keep that from ending the match, and then he and everyone will have to acknowledge you know who. Pick: Roman Reigns

Kyle Decker: The time to dethrone Reigns is not the moment he gets to work this character in front of live crowds every week. Plus, Seth and Edge have an obvious date in the future. Pick: Roman Reigns

Claire Elizabeth: I can’t say for sure whether Edge is going to win the title in this comeback run, I gotta think it’s more likely than not, but it’s not on SmackDown, as a babyface, against this version of Roman Reigns, after having been effortlessly tapped as a 2-for-1 at WrestleMania. Pick: Roman Reigns

Cain A. Knight: Seth Rollins isn’t happy about being passed over for the Universal title shot, and he’s going to be irate after losing the men’s ladder match. Edge is only fueling the fire with his recent mocking of Rollins. Seth is going to screw Edge over, setting up their match for SummerSlam. Pick: Roman Reigns

Stella Cheeks: Head of the Table Roman Reigns needs to be booed by live audiences for at least a month before he loses his title. The boos give him strength. Pick: Roman Reigns

Bobby Lashley vs. Kofi Kingston

Geno Mrosko: They messed around and made this a really interesting story but it’s going to end with the bad guy conquering all. Pick: Bobby Lashley

Sean Rueter: Bob’s gonna do Kofi like he did the VIP Lounge. Pick: Bobby Lashley

Kyle Decker: Even though this is likely a transitional feud, it’s been really great. But the chances of it ended with Kofi as champ again right now are very slim. Should be a great match though. Pick: Bobby Lashley

Claire Elizabeth: I just want this to be as good as it should be and for it to get a decent amount of time. Kofi’s always great, Bob has stepped up and been the champion I know he can be, and this could be an instant classic, but there’s only one way it ends. Pick: Bobby Lashley

Cain A. Knight: After being one of the most protected stars on the roster over the last year, Bob Lashley isn’t getting pinned twice in one week by Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston. Pick: Bobby Lashley

Stella Cheeks: Bobby Lashley is 100% going over. Especially after his meltdown on RAW. But no way is Kofi going down easy! Lashley is going to have to fight for that win. Pick: Bobby Lashley

Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair

Geno Mrosko: I can see this going either way, actually. I think Ripley is a legitimate star who needs a good long push to really cement that by giving her enough time to grow into who she is going to be on the main roster but it’s hard to imagine they keep beating Charlotte on PPV. Pick: Charlotte Flair

Sean Rueter: My opinions on this feud haven’t changed since Hell in a Cell. I’m still hopeful Ripley will get a chance to work in front of crowds as champ for a while, though. Maybe they’ll even give fans a character we’ll want to cheer while they’re at it? Pick: Rhea Ripley

Kyle Decker: I don’t know nor care with these two any more. Let’s say Ripley. Pick: Rhea Ripley

Claire Elizabeth: Charlotte’s done a whole lot of not losing in this feud and I have to assume that, being Charlotte Flair, she will continue to not lose. Pick: Charlotte Flair

Cain A. Knight: I’m assuming that Becky Lynch will be back for SummerSlam and defeat either one of these women (or both of them) for the title. Pick: Rhea Ripley

Stella Cheeks: Honestly, I just want Charlotte to win so we can stop this feud. They have exactly negative chemistry together. Pick: Charlotte Flair

AJ Styles & Omos vs. The Viking Raiders

Geno Mrosko: The way they’ve pushed Omos, there’s just no way they book them to lose the titles here with the setup they had for this match. Pick: AJ Styles & Omos

Sean Rueter: No idea what the endgame is for the champs, but this is yet another “why change it up now?” See how the monster build for Omos goes with the crowd before ending their run. Pick: AJ Styles & Omos

Kyle Decker: The question is what’s the end game with the makeshift Styles/Omos team. I would assume it’s to build Omos until he can be a singles competitor. He’s not there yet so the team continues. Pick: AJ Styles & Omos

Claire Elizabeth: Styles and Omos have actually turned out to be about as decent as WWE tag teams not named New Day or the Usos go, but I mean... the joke has to end eventually, right? Viking Raiders don’t have a lot of juice, but... right? Pick: Viking Raiders

Cain A. Knight: I guess AJ Styles is lucky to have Omos as his tag partner, because he’s a pretty big loser without him these days. Pick: AJ Styles & Omos

Stella Cheeks: Look. I unironically love Omos. He’s great. But the RAW tag titles are a joke right now. An actual tag team could theoretically fix that situation. Pick: The Viking Raiders

Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match

Geno Mrosko: My fear is they go with Drew McIntyre. My hope is they go with Big E. My belief is they’ll to with Drew McIntyre. Pick: Drew McIntyre

Sean Rueter: Not sure I like any of these guys chances to cash in successfully. But I’m most intrigued by the tension between Shield Bros that a Rollins win would create. It could be a busy night for The Drip Master, too. He’s someone I could see being part of the Universal title shenanigans I mentioned above as a way to further his issue with Edge. Pick: Seth Rollins

Kyle Decker: Given I’m picking someone who hasn’t held a title for the women, I think they go with someone who has here. They often like to put the briefcase on someone who absolutely doesn’t need it. I think in this case, that’s a motorcycle busting, sword wielding Scotsman. Pick: Drew McIntyre

Claire Elizabeth: I really, really, really, really want it to be Big E. Really. I’d take smarmy Seth Rollins winning the thing as a decent silver medal. Ricochet’s fallen dramatically in my estimation from his glory days, but I’ve still got a soft spot for the guy and I’d love to see him win the briefcase. But, with Randy Orton missing in action and his star on the rise, I can’t help but think they’re gonna put the case in Riddle’s hands, loathe as I am to see it. Pick: Matt Riddle

Cain A. Knight: The Otis/Miz debacle last year means that anybody can win, even Ricochet or Morrison, because WWE has very little long term booking and can just move the briefcase onto someone else whenever they figure out what to do with it. That being said, the two favorites here appear to be either Riddle or McIntyre. Riddle’s relationship with Orton provides the best potential story for it, whereas McIntyre can use the contract to go after Roman Reigns once part-timers Edge and Cena disappear again following SummerSlam. Jinder will probably hinder Drew’s chance to win, though. Pick: Riddle


Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match

Geno Mrosko: I wouldn’t be surprised if they gave this to Zelina Vega here. The briefcase tends to work better in the hands of a heel and the options are Vega or Alexa Bliss. I can see Bliss winning too — I guess she would carry her doll around in the briefcase? — but I’m going to go with Vince McMahon wanting something fresh. Pick: Zelina Vega

Sean Rueter: It’s definitely gonna be a blond, and I don’t mean Nattie. Liv’s story’s been great, but it could (stop me if you’ve heard this before) benefit from more time with crowds to really build to a Daniel Bryan-esque moment when she wins. The other option has supernatural powers, and issues with Rhea Ripley that go back to Royal Rumble. Pick: Alexa Bliss

Kyle Decker: I think they’re going to go with someone new here and let Liv get a chance with the case. Even though they had to rush the reveal because of Bayley’s injury, it was clear she was always going to be in this match. They seem to be lighting her up and I think they go through with it. Pick: Liv Morgan

Claire Elizabeth: Well I picked a Raw superstar for the men’s side, so that means SmackDown gets the women’s briefcase. I don’t think you put it on the tag champs and I don’t think they’re really interested in pushing Zelina Vega so... Liv Morgan checks all the boxes, why not? Pick: Liv Morgan

Cain A. Knight: Zelina Vega lost her first match back. Naomi is a jobber. Natalya is a tag team champion. Asuka won it last year. Tamina is Tamina. That leaves Liv, Nikki, or Alexa as the most likely winners. I guess the briefcase is going voodoo this year. Pick: Alexa Bliss

Stella Cheeks: MITB should be about giving a deserving, but underdog competitor a chance to prove themselves as a main event player and no one fits that bill better than Liv Morgan. She’s busted ass and deserves a push like this. I mean, they didn’t release her for a reason, right? Pick: Liv Morgan

The Usos vs. The Mysterios

Geno Mrosko: The babyface team is going over on the pre-show. Pick: The Mysterios

Sean Rueter: I bet even if they win Roman will still find a way to tell them they suck. But I don’t think they’re gonna win (Dom, crowds, etc, etc). Pick The Mysterios

Kyle Decker: The pre-show aspect kind of choreographs this. A loss here would also feed into the drama within the Family. Pick: The Mysterios

Claire Elizabeth: The Usos bring home the gold and the Bloodline will stand triumphant and unified, at least for a little while. Pick: The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

Cain A. Knight: Main event Jey Uso is wrestling on the pre-show?! The Usos will eventually win the titles, but this is WWE, so it will happen on one of the four upcoming rematches on television. Pick: The Mysterios

Stella Cheeks: The Mysterios win and The Usos continue to be a disappointment to the Tribal Chief. Pick: The Mysterios

That’s how we see the card playing out.


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