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WWE Money in the Bank: Who needs to impress the most?

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The highly anticipated Money in the Bank event takes place this Sunday where Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will battle it out in a ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

The Money in the Bank pay-per-view always brings around a sense of excitement, especially with the Money in the Bank ladder match where one superstar has the opportunity to capture the briefcase and potentially go on to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Seven superstars will look to follow in Seth Rollins’ footsteps and become Mr. Money in the Bank and will look to put on a great match, but there are superstars in other matches who also need to impress. They will need to impress to make the night a success after Elimination Chamber, and their performances will also be beneficial for them.

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RYBACK

Ryback makes the first defence of his Intercontinental Championship two weeks after capturing it at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. He’s got a huge test in front of him in the form of The Big Show and the stage is set for Ryback to go out there at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio and show the WWE Universe that he deserves to be champion.

He’s over with the fans and he has the perfect look for a champion. He’s a big name so it’s key for him to try and be the best singles champion he can be, an opportunity he hasn’t been given since he was a legitimate challenger for CM Punk’s WWE Championship.

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I think this is a big test for Ryback, he has pressure on him because taking on The Big Show would usually be an ordinary task for him, but he has the veteran in a pay-per-view match and this time the championship is on the line. If he puts on a poor showing in a poor match, then fans might lose interest in him already, especially as champion. On the other hand, if Ryback can deal with the pressure and puts on a great match and looks like a solid champion, fans will continue to support him and he will remain champion for a while.

NIKKI BELLA

Nikki Bella is a strange name to include here, she’s been the Diva’s Champion since Survivor Series and at times she’s looked like a solid champion. This Sunday she defends her gold against Paige and you’d expect to see Paige’s name in the list. She’s young, and she has impressed in her career so far with and without the Diva’s Championship.

Maybe it’s my personal opinion, but Nikki’s reign as champion has started to get a little stale, it’s now becoming too repetitive and I feel the WWE made a big mistake in not having Naomi pick up the Diva’s Championship when she was doing some great work as a heel.

I don’t think Nikki needs to drop the gold, she could hold the title for many months to come but she needs to actually look like a champion during her match and just in her entrance, if she can look like a champion and compete like a champion then fans will start to believe again that Nikki Bella is sitting on top of the divas division.

NEVILLE

Neville will be one of seven participants in the Money in the Bank ladder match as he continues his rise on the main roster. He continued to impress in every single match with his unique high-flying style and this match will be a massive test for him.

I don’t think fans are expecting to see Neville walk away with the briefcase, like always the smaller superstar will get the fans hooked into the match when he comes agonisingly close to unhooking the briefcase before being taken out, but he will fall short. He’s in this match so he can show off his aerial ability and he’ll be one of the ‘must see’ superstars in this match.

I think Neville has pressure on him to impress because a backwards role would do his character no good, if he isn’t flying off ladders, flying from corner to corner, outside of the ring; if he doesn’t do all of that he’ll just be another name involved in the match which could follow through to future matches. He needs to put on a good performance so other than the winner of the match, he’s the name on every fans’ lips and fans tune in to see what he can do next.

KING BARRETT

From great main card matches involving the Intercontinental Champion, to being demoted to the ore-show; King Barrett probably wishes he hadn’t been crowned king. He takes on R-Truth in the pre-show and right off the bat you would assume R-Truth would take the loss, but at the Elimination Chamber event R-Truth eliminated Barrett.

I don’t understand why Barrett continued to suffer one loss after another, but for someone who is always on the brink of something special before falling down the ladder, he really needs a good performance and a victory to actually remain relevant and entertaining, especially since he has stopped delivering bad news in the way only he can.

Barrett has a lot of pressure to put on a good pre-show match, and he would also have pressure on him to win because a loss to R-Truth would do nothing but damage to him, especially as king.

ROMAN REIGNS

It seems like Roman Reigns is always appearing on such lists, but it’s true. He’ll always have pressure on him to impress and Money in the Bank will be no different especially because he’s the favourite to capture the briefcase and eventually go on to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

After coming close at WrestleMania, it seems like the WWE still have faith in Reigns but he’s taken a backwards step in the limelight with Dean Ambrose deservedly hogging the limelight. If Roman Reigns is our next – or a future – WWE World Heavyweight Champion then the first step is to make sure he looks great at Money in the Bank.

If he doesn’t put the effort in the match, then the fans will make sure he hears it, he needs to dig deep and try over and over to capture the briefcase and when he puts the effort in, and plays his role in making this match one of the best Money in the Bank ladder matches in recent years, then he will prove it that he’s ready for the title so the pressure really is on Reigns to perform well.

SETH ROLLINS

Although he’s the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, there’s a lot of pressure on Rollins to impress. This Sunday he takes on Dean Ambrose in a ladder match and since his success at WrestleMania when he cashed in, he hasn’t really looked like a champion. It’s clear, he took the coward’s way out when he became champion but that doesn’t mean he needs to look like a coward every single week.

On multiple occasions he’s been made to look like a coward which does fit in with the character and him selling out, but there’s only so many times you can do that before you don’t look like a solid champion, which Rollins deserves to be because of his superior ability.

He has great chemistry with Ambrose which is expected, and the two of them should put on a good match which their contrasting styles but for me, Rollins has more pressure on his shoulders to impress than Ambrose does. He needs to prove he doesn’t need The Authority, or Kane or even J&J Security in his corner, and he needs to pick up the win to show he’s a deserving WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

WHO DO YOU THINK HAS TO SHOW OUT AT MONEY IN THE BANK? TELL US BELOW..

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