For the third month in a row, the WWE gave us another new PPV concept. Money In The Bank was a fast-paced show with plenty of action and questions left unanswered. As always here at N1P, I keep track of my PPV predictions and provide a running tally of my record. Below is the card in order along with my picks and the actual outcome.
Smackdown Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Predicted winner: Drew McIntyre
Winner: Kane (Drew was SO close!)
Alicia Fox v. Eve Torres – WWE Divas Championship
Predicted winner: Alicia Fox
Winner: Alicia Fox
The Hart Dynasty v. The Usos – WWE Unified Tag Team Championship
Predicted winner: The Hart Dynasty
Winner: The Hart Dynasty
Rey Mysterio v. Jack Swagger – WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Predicted winner: Rey Mysterio
Winner: Rey Mysterio (with the Angle/Eddie “loose boot” twist)
Kane then cashes in his MITB briefcase on Mysterio to become the new WHC (I was half-right; I did say the Smackdown MITB winner would cash it in on Mysterio).
Fun fact (via PWInsider): Kane is the first wrestler in WWE history to hold the WWE, World Heavyweight and ECW Championships under the auspices of the WWE. The Big Show has won all three, but his WHC reign occurred while the title was still in WCW.
Layla El v. Kelly Kelly – WWE Women’s Champion
Predicted winner: Kelly Kelly
Winner: Layla El
Raw Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Predicted winner: John Morrison
Winner: The Miz
Sheamus v. John Cena – Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship
Predicted outcome: No contest
Final Total: 3-4
Join me again next month on August 15 when Summerslam comes to us live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Don’t forget to keep coming back to #1 Pretender for all of your WWE news and analysis.