Think you know what’s going to happen at tomorrow’s Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View event? Prove it by testing your predictive mettle against Dave and make your mark on the next Cheap Popcast episode!
Hey all! If you haven’t heard the latest Cheap Popcast, I brought up a new element to spice up future episode recordings. Namely, predictions pieces! Wrestling fans like to think they’re in the know, and what better way to prove it than by testing your predictive mettle against me! Here’s how it goes. I’m going to make my predictions in this here article, and then open up the replies to you awesome listeners. You will then pick a winner for each match (including methods of victory and specific situations for tag matches just as I do), and then, just in case there’s a tie for correct predictions, pick a running time for the final match listed (the presumed main event) as a tiebreaker.
What does the winner get? Well, you can make your mark on the next Cheap Popcast episode by choosing the next show’s closing theme. Pick the wrestler theme and include a YouTube URL to a wrestler’s theme alongside your predictions and I’ll give you a shout-out before throwing to our episode-ender. Perhaps we’ll make the prize bigger for future predictions pieces, but this is a fun way to start. Alright? Let’s kick off the predictions, then!
TAG TITLE MATCH: THE USOS VS. THE SHIELD (CHAMPS)
Poor Usos. They’ve been in the WWE for YEARS, and still haven’t won the tag straps, despite the fact that they’re the purest tag team on the roster (twin brothers!). They won’t win here, especially if it’s on the pre-show, but hopefully this will lead to a longer-running angle where the bros win big. Roman Reigns pins Jimmy Uso, Shield retains.
CHRIS JERICHO VS. RYBACK
What’s Jericho’s winning percentage since he returned before the Royal Rumble last year? It’s gotta be under 25%. Y2J is teflon, so he’ll drop this one so that Ryback can prove he’s a monster once more. Ryback pins Chris Jericho.
DIVAS TITLE MATCH: AJ (CHAMP) VS. KAITLYN
I liked AJ and Kaitlyn’s match at Payback, and I like the template of these two former friends hating each other (I could do without fat jokes and slut accusations, though). It’s easily the best Divas title angle in years, so it’d be foolish to end it so soon. Kaitlyn’s retribution should wait until Summerslam, so AJ makes Kaitlyn tap out to retain.
INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH: THE MIZ VS. CURTIS AXEL (CHAMP)
Axel still needs to look strong for a few more weeks, and The Miz doesn’t need his 15th IC title reign of this decade. Axel pins Miz to retain.
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MONEY IN THE BANK MATCH
While I like the concept of a briefcase-toting Fandango dancing to the ring to cash in, it’s too early for him. Ambrose too. I see the two power duos (Cesaro-Swagger and Sandow-Rhodes) bickering enough for Barrett to finally break through to the next level (as he was rumored to be primed for an MitB win back in 2011 before an injury). Barrett snags the briefcase.
MONEY IN THE BANK ALL-STARS MATCH
There will probably be a replacement for Kane, but short of The Rock returning, I don’t think that person will win. RVD’s contract is reportedly part-time for he ain’t getting it either. Sheamus and Orton don’t need a win, Christian needs one but won’t get it, and Brock will neutralize Punk. Bryan’s on a roll and needs just a *tiny* nudge to get back into the championship fold, so Bryan snags the briefcase.
HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. ALBERTO DEL RIO (CHAMP)
Boy, I hope the WWE doesn’t try to stretch this one out another month. I do like the idea of Ziggler winning the title by pin, then once again suffering a super-short reign as he’s cashed in against. Eh, maybe not. Even I don’t think Barrett will get that quick a push. I won’t bold that second half, then.
HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: MARK HENRY VS. JOHN CENA (CHAMP)
Still too early for the WWE to take the main strap off of Cena, and there’s no way Henry main-events Summerslam, so I say Cena pins Henry to retain in a 15:45 match.
Alright, there’s my picks. Sound off below with your match predictions, (including the exact combination in the tag match and the Cena-Henry running time) as well as a YouTube link to your wrestler theme pick. Good luck, everyone!