Last week it was finally revealed that there will be a second Money in the Bank ladder match on Sunday, this time for the traditional briefcase.
Seth Rollins announced himself as the first participant whilst the COO of the WWE, Triple H announced the remaining participants who will be competing to capture the briefcase and have the opportunity to cash in their contract within one year for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Accompanying Seth Rollins will be Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam and Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett; whilst Kane was a late addition to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship ladder match.
At the time of the announcement only six competitors were announced for the match, until Dean Ambrose made his intentions clear. Either they put him in the match or he will come to Boston anyway and ruin the entire show; Triple H accepted Rollins’ request to include Ambrose and he now takes up the seventh and potentially final Money in the Bank spot.
Which of the seven competitors stands no chance of walking out with the briefcase? And which superstars looks the most likely to win? Let’s take a look…
7) KOFI KINGSTON
As talented as Kofi is, he is just someone to fill a role in this match, that and the fact that he has a knack of creating something special in stipulation matches such as the Royal Rumble and ladder matches, most notable using the ladder as stilts.
Is there really any massive future for Kofi Kingston? Not really, don’t expect him to walk out with the briefcase especially now that the championships have been unified and he’s not been in a solid feud for a while.
6) ROB VAN DAM
Rob Van Dam has a better chance than Kofi Kingston because he has already won a briefcase and was even WWE Champion at one stage so he does have that experience. He also holds experience in this type of match so again his role in the match will be to basically fill up numbers and hit some good spots because he has a good move set.
He is an on-and-off superstar which means he is only a part-time competitor, so I doubt the WWE will hand him the briefcase when it’s unclear to the fans how long RVD will be sticking around for.
5) JACK SWAGGER
Swagger is someone who probably peaked too early when he captured his briefcase and cashed it in to become World Heavyweight Champion. He has been doing some of the best work in his WWE career thanks to Zeb Colter and a couple of months ago that would have made him a legitimate contender but now he remains a dark horse.
It all depends on how they book him for the next six months, if Colter stays with him and they can start an engaging feud then it can work; if not then a win will harm Swagger and the prestige of the briefcase.
4) BAD NEWS BARRETT
Bad News Barrett’s popularity continues to rise and that is a big factor in his chances of becoming Mr. Money in the Bank. Even though he holds the Intercontinental Championship, he can hold the briefcase at the same time; similar to what The Miz did when he was United States Champion before becoming the WWE Champion.
Barrett is a popular choice, it all depends on whether the WWE want to take the risk with him and now that there is only one briefcase it means it is practically a guarantee the winner will become the champion; perhaps Barrett will be that man.
3) DOLPH ZIGGLER
Everyone was surprised when Triple H read Dolph Ziggler’s name and announced him as a competitor, he hasn’t been getting a push in any way recently and this might just be the way to get his career back on track. With Ziggler it goes one of two ways, either he simply fills a spot and won’t be a threat at all in the match, or the WWE will surprise everyone and have him take the briefcase.
I prefer the latter option, a surprise victory for Ziggler would be great and nobody will forget his previous cash-in; hopefully a win here propels him back on to the main event scene once again.
2) DEAN AMBROSE
Dean Ambrose wants Seth Rollins and throwing the psycho into a ladder match won’t be good for Rollins, but definitely great for us staying up to watch it happen. Ambrose is brilliant and is definitely a future World Champion, I just don't think he can topple Seth Rollins as the winner just yet, but will come very close to defeating his former Shield partner.
He is capable of holding the briefcase and cashing it in the near future; but it all comes down to who I believe will walk out the winner.
1) SETH ROLLINS
Seth Rollins completed a brilliant heel turn on Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose which is still being talked about, this means it is a successful turn and he has the momentum on his side. He will want to take out Ambrose and win the match as well, I can see both former Shield members being the two closest competitors to the briefcase, only for Rollins to beat him to it and continue this feud whilst Rollins has the briefcase.
I think Seth Rollins needs to win this match, to have full impact of the heel turn he will need a victory to really show he was right when he said he as the most dominant member of The Shield and Reigns and Ambrose are nothing without him. I fully expect Rollins to win.
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