Money in the Bank 2016 – Picks + Predictions

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Your predictions specialist has returned, and I am here to let you know how Money in the Bank 2016 will play out!

The Golden Truth vs. Breezango

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While I do enjoy The Golden Truth more than Breezango, I’m going to have to side with the latter of the two tag teams. Fandango was red hot for awhile a few years ago, but not much since. Tyler Breeze has been floundering since coming up to the main roster.

I don’t know what The Golden Truth can do after losing to the team that ended up forming because of them but comedy will keep both of these teams around either way.

My pick for this match is Breezango.

The Lucha Dragons vs. The Dudley Boyz

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I feel like I’m always seeing the Dudleys losing. They put on strong matches and lose. I think they need this one. Both teams could use a win, obviously, but it might be because I’m a fan of the Dudleys that I see them losing as being as bad as it is.

My pick for this match is The Dudley Boyz.

Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows! See it, it’s a good time. See it! Now!

Now as far as this feud. Whether it goes further than this or not, Apollo Crews needs to win this match. I’m not against this continuing on, it can go on, but if Apollo loses, there isn’t much of a point for them to go on. Sheamus starts a fight, wins, it’s over.

If he starts a fight and loses – which isn’t so far off if you’ve followed him as a heel ever – he can continue to attack his opponent and all you need is that fact that he lost and is angry. It’s almost too simple.

My pick for this match is Apollo Crews.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin

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This feud hasn’t gone anywhere. Something big has to happen here or this needs to be their last match.

My pick for this match is Baron Corbin.

Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs. Natalya and Becky Lynch

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I made my decision on this match 2 weeks ago. However, with time passing, I thought maybe it was too easy to make my pick. Maybe I was over thinking it, which can very easily be the case.

My pick for this match is Natalya and Becky Lynch.

WWE United States Championship
Rusev vs. Titus O’Neil

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I’m really worried that with all the crushing Rusev has been doing, that he’s going to lose the match and title to Titus O’Neil. He’s been looking way too strong but perhaps that’s what he needs to do. I’m not much of a fan of Titus, so maybe I can’t see how strong he’s supposed to be.

My pick for this match is Rusev.

WWE Tag Team Championship
Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match
The New Day vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains

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Any of these teams could come out the winner, as far as I’m concerned. My pick boils down to what I want to see happen, so I’m not going to break down why I think each team could win.

My pick for this match is The New Day.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match Contract
Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro vs. Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens vs. Alberto Del Rio

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Sorry to say, the Ambrose Asylum on Raw this past week completely gave away my pick for this match. That being said, I’ll still break down why I didn’t pick my pick.

First: Alberto Del Rio. If you’ve read these in the past, I refuse to pick him. While entertaining as a face, he bores me to tears as a heel.

Second and third: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. They go together because they are still in a feud. They could feud over the MitB briefcase as it’s been done before but on the same note, it’s been done before.

Fourth: Chris Jericho. I thought he would end up becoming a contender for the title after having beaten AJ Styles at WrestleMania, but after getting into a feud with Dean Ambrose and losing, it’s not as likely.

Fifth: Cesaro. Sadly, he could have been second but not being in a feud with anyone currently left me holding out. He’s a great wrestler. There’s no reason for him to not be a candidate to win this match. Except that you can always say that in regards to him. It’s really messed up, he puts on great matches, he cuts decent promos and they constantly talk him up on commentary. He deserves better.

John Cena vs. AJ Styles

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Stipulation: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson are banned from ringside.

This match is just the beginning – it has to be. AJ Styles has come into the WWE riding this huge Indy wave. It’s at the point where you would never be his fan if you didn’t know his previous work. He’s had two good feuds so far but has lost both of them. I don’t know how he can come back from this.

He needs to win.

My pick for this match is AJ Styles.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins

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I love how every time these two guys were scheduled to have a match, one of them got hurt before it could happen. You couldn’t write it better. I don’t know why they never ran with this as a plot point. Anyhow, we’re finally getting this match and I have no doubt in my mind who is going to win.

My pick for this match is Seth Rollins.

After Seth Rollins wins back the title he never lost, exhausted, Dean Ambrose cashes in and becomes the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion! This leads to a feud between all three former members of the Shield that could last at least until SummerSlam (if not longer).

That’s getting ahead of ourselves though.


Robert Esposito