Big E vs. Rusev
Big E’s push is but a brief memory as he becomes the first real significant test for WWE’s newest soviet monster, Rusev. Characters like Rusev have a particular sell-by-date, where their gimmick only works for so long. Monsters and powerhouses built along those lines are only intimidating until they lose, then they lose their scare factor, and ‘USP’. Rusev is in the middle of his monster push, so it’s difficult to see him losing. Unless we get some sort of DQ finish, Rusev should win this one and continue on his upper trajectory within the WWE.
Layla vs. Summer Rae – Special Referee: Fandango
Summer Rae will be the likely winner here, she’s one of the newer divas with interest, whereas Layla has been around for a while. Fandango is in the middle and will be involved in the finish, and it’s not difficult to see Fandango walking out of Money in the Bank without any love interests.
Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. Stardust and Goldust
Cody Rhodes and Goldust have fallen over the last year, where they’ve come from battling The Shield and The Authority to curtain jerkers, although this new change has given them a fresh breath of life. I don’t know what to make of the Stardust character for Cody Rhodes. A young man with a lot of potential, lot of talent and has been on the verge of breaking through into the uppercard for quite a while, he rarely looks out of his depth. With a character like this, there’s surely a ceiling to his potential now, depending how long-term the character is. Given their recent inception, it’s hard to look past a win for the repackaged Rhodes brothers.
WWE Divas Title Match – Naomi vs. Paige
The money match in the Divas division is Paige Vs. AJ Lee, and it’s hard to see Paige losing the title before then. AJ Lee has been out of action for a while, but she’ll be gunning for Paige and the title when she returns. There’s been tension between Naomi and Cameron in the last few weeks, and that’ll most likely play a part in the finish where former friends collide.
WWE Tag Team Title Match – Erick Rowan and Luke Harper vs. The Usos
The Usos are an excellent tag team, and have been one of the most entertaining duos in recent WWE memory. They’ve come a long way since their debut, but it looks like their reign as WWE Tag Team champions may be coming to an end. Harper and Rowan look like they’re finally able to step out from being Bray Wyatt’s lackeys and earn a bit of success on their own merit. Harper is the star of the team and he’ll want to make a huge impact this Sunday. We should have an entertaining match, and we should have new champions.
Money In the Bank Ladder Match
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Bad News Barrett vs. Jack Swagger vs. Dolph Ziggler
Should be the most entertaining match on the card, with a lot of young WWE superstars getting the opportunity to star in the spotlight. The Rollins and Ambrose storyline is the main plot to the match, with their rivalry steadily heating up over recent weeks. Bad News Barrett is the man to beat in my eyes, but his recent injury has thrown that into doubt. Rollins and Ambrose have a guaranteed feud anyway, regardless of whether or not the briefcase is involved. If Barrett is injured will a replacement come into the match? Outside of those three superstars, Dolph Ziggler could be a darkhorse to become a two time winner. RVD is past it, Kofi Kingston is in there to create a moment, and Swagger is making up the numbers. It’s hard to know where the briefcase will go between the 4 men, but it’ll be an interesting and memorable match.
Ladder Match for the Vacant WWE World Heavyweight Title
Cesaro vs. Sheamus vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena vs. Roman Reigns vs. Kane
This main event features three of the WWE’s future stars in Cesaro, Wyatt and Reigns against some of the WWE’s most celebrated main eventers. Will WWE go with fresh blood, or will they stick with what they know? We’ll break it down. Del Rio and Kane will most certainly not win and can be discarded immediately. Is it a shade too early for Reigns, Cesaro and Wyatt? Or are they ready for their time in the spotlight, heading into SummerSlam? Out of the three, surely Wyatt is the most ready, with Reigns still a little green and Cesaro lacking the build up heading into the match. Given The Authority’s interest in the championship, Randy Orton cannot be ruled out. However it looks like John Cena could be ready to reclaim the WWE championship in time for a SummerSlam bout with Brock Lesnar.