The excitement over WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view scheduled for Sunday in Philadelphia is through the roof, and fans from across the world are ready for what is setting up to be one of the most exciting events of 2013.
With five championship matches on the card, two Money in the Bank ladder matches and the possibility of huge swerves, there is little doubt that almost every member of the WWE Universe has something to be excited about during Sunday’s show.
As the PPV approaches, we have all the latest information WWE fans will need to get them even more excited for Sunday’s Money in the Bank extravaganza.
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
When: Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Watch: Pay-per-view (local cable providers)
Live Stream: WWE.com
Full Money in the Bank Card
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Mark Henry.
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler.
WWE Championship (All Stars) Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel vs. The Miz.
Divas Champion AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn.
Chris Jericho vs. Ryback.
WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. The Usos (Kickoff Match).
There was a hope when Ryback debuted that the company would develop the muscle-bound superstar in the correct manner, but PPV loss after PPV loss has done serious damage to his credibility.
According to F4WOnline (via Wrestling Inc.), the current plan is to have Ryback win the match against Chris Jericho and begin to use former Raw managing supervisor Vickie Guerrero as his mouthpiece.
If there is anyone who can get Ryback over as a heel, it would be Guerrero.
The start to a character rebirth will be Ryback beating Jericho in a PPV match for the first time since last year’s Money in the Bank show. That’s almost a full year since the monster last won a PPV bout.
Of all the superstars on Sunday’s card, there is no one who needs the victory more than Ryback. Thank goodness for Jericho that he doesn’t care about wins and losses, per Ring Rust Radio.
Main Event Preview and Prediction
When John Cena squares off against Mark Henry for the WWE Championship in the main event of Money in the Bank, it will be the defending champion who will be victorious in the match, but that will be far from the end of the story.
Cena will win the bout, but he won't walk out of Philadelphia with the championship belt.
Neither Cena or Henry is the best in-ring worker in the WWE, which will result in a lackluster main event match. While that is enough to turn many fans off to the match, the possible swerve at the end will have everyone on their feet with excitement.
Henry will look strong in this match by controlling the pace and destroying Cena. As usual, Cena will muster enough fortitude at the end to hit the Attitude Adjustment on Henry and get the clean pinfall victory, but the champion will have nothing left.
With Cena out cold in the ring, Randy Orton—the man destined to win the All Stars Money in the Bank ladder match—will hit the ring and cash-in his chance at the title.
Instead of using the RKO and ending Cena’s reign with a face demeanor, the WWE veteran will revert to his legend killer head-punt finisher and successfully cash in to become the new champion.
Even for the fans who don’t like Orton, this ending would make the Money in the Bank PPV unforgettable.
Predicting the Rest of Money in the Bank
Alberto Del Rio will retain the World Heavyweight Championship after Big E Langston and/or AJ Lee costs Dolph Ziggler the victory with outside interference. This will continue The Showoff’s face turn.
Randy Orton will win the WWE Championship Money in the Bank ladder match and cash in later in the night on an injured John Cena to become the new champion. Kane will not be part of this match, per WWE.com, and will be replaced by Brock Lesnar who attacks CM Punk and takes him out of contention for a win.
Fandango will win the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match after he should have won the Intercontinental Championship at last month’s Payback PPV. Look for the dancing machine to get his big break on Sunday.
Curtis Axel will defeat The Miz because one of these men has a storyline and one of these men is marred in the midcard with no direction. Poor Miz.
AJ Lee will retain the Divas Championship in order to further the storyline with Dolph Ziggler. While many fans want to believe the women’s division has turned the corner, this match outcome is still based on what the WWE needs for the Ziggler face-turn angle.
Ryback will beat Chris Jericho and begin his slow build back to the main-event level. Expect a possible appearance by one of the most hated heels in wrestling history, Vickie Guerrero, as she begins to associate herself with Cryback.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will beat The Usos on the PPV Kickoff to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships.
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