Money in the Bank 2017 will host the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match, as one man and one woman will leave St.Louis with a golden opportunity.
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder match
Dolph Ziggler v Sami Zayn v Kevin Owens v AJ Styles v Shinsuke Nakamura v Baron Corbin
United States Champion Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin all look to earn WWE Championship opportunity, when these six men battle it out in the men’s Money in the Bank Ladder match.
The Show Off Ziggler is looking to become just the second man to win multiple Money in the Bank’s, while Styles, Nakamura and Corbin compete in their first MITB Ladder matches. Lets take a closer look as to who could become the next Mr. Money in the Bank?
Former NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura made his much-anticipated in-ring debut at Backlash scoring a hard-fought victory over Dolph Ziggler and the Japanese superstar has been on a roll ever since.
The King of Strong Style emerged from a six-man brawl to end Smackdown this week by climbing the ladder to retrieve the briefcase, but It is rare that when this happens, that man wins the actual match. We won’t be seeing a repeat of that tonight.
The Show Off will no doubt once again give it his all in the ring at Money in the Bank, but I cannot see Ziggler becoming a two-time Money in the Bank winner in a bid to revitalise his career.
Five years ago, he successfully cashed in Money in the Bank on Alberto Del Rio to become world champion, but it has all been downhill since there. I hope he can get his mojo back soon, but there is no way he is leaving St. Louis with the briefcase.
Since losing the WWE Championship to John Cena at the Royal Rumble, Styles has failed to match last year’s success, but a win in the Money in the Bank Ladder match could be what he needs to once again become WWE Champion.
It would make sense for Styles to win and fued with Orton, should the Viper regain the title from Mahal. However, I think Styles still has unfinished business with United States Champion Owens so Styles won’t re-enter the WWE Title picture just yet.
It has been a mixed bag for Kevin Owens in 2017 having lost the Universal Championship to Goldberg at FastLane to being traded to Smackdown and fueding with AJ Styles for the United States Championship.
Owens retained his title with a countout victory over the Phenomenal One at Backlash and despite it being pushed into the background lately, I don’t think this rivalry is done just yet. Owens and Styles can fued for the US Title, so neither of them need to win the briefcase.
He is the hot favourite to leave St.Louis with the briefcase and I think the Lone Wolf will finally get his break by emerging victorious for a future WWE Championship match.
WWE are very high on Corbin so this would be a great way for him to break out as the next big heel on Smackdown. I can definitely see him winning but as to when he will cash in, I think he will be carrying the briefcase around for a few months before taking his opportunity.
He scored an upset win over Baron Corbin at Backlash and the former NXT Champion looks to once again overcome the odds, when he competes in his second Money in the Bank Ladder match.
A Zayn victory would make a lot of fans happy but I think they are going to be left disappointed. Zayn will no doubt put on a show to entertain his fans and could come close to the briefcase, until Corbin knocks him off at the last second and wins it himself.
It should no doubt be a thrilling Money in the Bank Ladder match as many of them are. However, when it comes to predicting the winner I think it is an easy choice. I cannot see anyone but Corbin leaving St.Louis as Mr. Money in the Bank.
Winner: Baron Corbin