There are only a few certainties in life: death, taxes and complete mayhem during a Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
The annual free-for-all has produced countless unforgettable moments that have elicited deafening chants of “This is awesome!” from the WWE Universe, and several Superstars have parlayed a Money in the Bank Match victory into their first World Championship, making it one of the most exciting and important bouts on WWE’s calendar.
As is tradition, the winner of the chaotic encounter will earn himself a guaranteed World Championship Match anytime and anywhere within the next year. Alexa Bliss introduced Raw’s four combatants – Ricochet, Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin -- during a special edition of “A Moment of Bliss.” However, on the final Raw before WWE Money in the Bank, Sami Zayn took Strowman’s place in the bout by defeating The Monster Among Men in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Zayn’s win was thanks in no small part to the nefarious duo of Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre, who repeatedly assaulted Strowman to give Zayn the victory.
The following night on SmackDown LIVE, it was announced that Intercontinental Champion Finn BŠlor, Randy Orton and up-and-comers Ali and Andrade will represent the blue brand. Of this group, The Viper seized the coveted contract back in 2013.
Which Superstar will endure incredible pain, outfox the other seven competitors, pick the perfect time to strike and pull down the briefcase? Find out at WWE Money in the Bank, streaming live on Sunday, May 19, at 7 ET/4 PT, on WWE Network!
Drew is the overwhelming favorite here. Orton is there to add star power and likely won't win. Not counting Braun or Corbin out but I don't see them winning for the second time. I wouldn't mind Corbin winning though. The dark horse is Andrade and he would be a great choice. I want Drew to win the Universal Championship but he doesn't really need to do it via a MITB cash-in. He can win it straight and that would suit his character better.
The only winner that would surprise me is Ricochet. Everyone else is in with a shot. Think the darkhorse might be Ali, because he's got that cultural appeal Vince likes to tap into every now and then. Andrade's got that for the Latino audiences too. The other guys are just people you can see them cycling in and out of the main events.