Tonight is WWE Money in the Bank 2019 on WWE Network. Here is the Pulse Wrestling crew’s full preview and predictions!
Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair (SmackDown Women’s Title Match)
S. Streeter: Two fine athletes here, and this should be a potential night-stealer if they’re given enough time. My head says they haven’t given Lynch enough time, so she’ll retain; on the other hand, a title split automatically doubles feuds. My heart says because of who I picked to win the women’s MITB, I want to Flair to win because they have already proven they can put on MOTN candidates. But, unfortunately, I expect shenanigans, run-ins and interference, where this match needs to simply be two people beating the living hell out of one another. Still, I think we’re going to see the splitting of the titles this night.
JT: so The Man is working two matches tonight… how exciting would it be if she won them both? Well, I guess we’ll find out, because that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
Widro – Although it’s a bit played out, this matchup always delivers in the ring. I think Becky retains.
Universal Champion Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
S. Streeter: I am a fan of AJ Styles, even the toned down WWE version of him. I am not as much a fan of Rollins. I mean, he’s good in the ring and all that, but he’s just… Seth Rollins. So…
Winner: AJ Styles
JT: now that the belt is off the Beast, we have the chance of seeing some decent title matches, and this shouldn’t disappoint. Expect both Rollins and Styles to work their asses off to put on a great match.
Widro – On paper these are possibly the two best workers in the entire WWE. Should be an incredible match, however almost all AJ matches involve a low blow or DQ so the finish could be a problem,
Winner (at least still champ): Rollins
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens
S. Streeter: I like a face champion like Kofi who can take a beating but keep on ticking, which was how Randy Savage (the best ever) used to work as a champion. And Owens certainly has the offence to help in that endeavour. But I don’t see them letting the feel-good moment go, and so…
JT: there’s no way in hell that Kofi is dropping the title this soon after his historic win, but this should still be a fun, hard hitting match.
Widro – Another match which should be really strong in the ring with a possibly wonky finish. I don’t think it’s time to take the title off Kofi but I also can’t see a clean pin.
Winner (at least still champ): Kofi
Roman Reigns vs. Elias
S. Streeter: Afraid this feud has done nothing for me, and this match will do little for me.
JT: I literally couldn’t care less about this match, and will be using the time to go outside for some fresh air.
Widro – Why is Roman on this card in this match? The overpush immediately resumed when he came back. What a shame.
The Miz vs. Shane McMahon (Steel Cage Match)
S. Streeter: Oh, God… really? Hasn’t this feud gone on long enough? Please, just end it already… Miz is one of my least favourite wrestlers (and has been since his debut) and Shane is becoming more and more a glorified stuntman (though that’s unfair because stuntmen are awesome); in fact, he’s wrestling like he was on a later era ECW show (sans blood). So, end it already.
JT: ooh, another chance for a millionaire to cripple himself by jumping off something high. Hopefully they’ll keep it short.
Widro – Miz has surprisingly gotten over as a face so that’s a credit to Shane. I hope Shane does the JOB here but if not the program could continue into Saudi Arabia.
Raw & SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans (Raw Women’s Title Match)
S. Streeter: Where Lynch/Flair will be a great women’s match, I do not have the same expectations for this one, unless Lynch can carry Evans to something watchable. But, with (as I see it) Flair winning the other match to split the belt…
JT: Becky’s second match of the night, and her second win. To be the man etc…
Widro – Out of both matches I think this is more likely to be a loss for Becky, but I’d still bet she retains both.
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
S. Streeter: Yeah, not sure about this one. Looking at some of the participants, I have the feeling it is going to be… not good. But I am going to go with my heart here, because I think she deserves it.
JT: with the recent induction of Brett Hart into the hall of fame, it might be time for Natalya to step up, but there is a lot of talent in the Women’s division at the moment, so almost anyone could walk away with the win in this match.
Widro – There doesn’t seem to be a clear favorite in the mix here. My pick goes to Bayley who eventually turns heel and cashes in.
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
S. Streeter: This is a tough one to call, but I think Zayn might just be ready for a nice feud with Kofi. Truth be told, I’d be happy with anyone winning apart from Randy “Charisma? What’s that?” Orton. Seriously, Randy – watch your father’s matches and learn how to sell. How the hell this guy’s been so over in the WWE for so long I’ll never understand… but I digress. This is a real pick ‘em field. Still:
Winner: Sami Zayn
JT: while I’d love to see Ricochet walk away with the briefcase, it feels like it might be time for Andrade to take the next step on the road to the big gold belt. Or it could be the start of Finn Balor’s next title run, who knows. Anyone but Randy. Or Corbin. F**k that guy.
Widro – There are so many babyfaces going over on this show, and a heel works best as Money in the Bank. Given his continued inexplicable push, my pick is Baron Corbin.
United States Champion Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio
S. Streeter: Hopefully Rey’s healed enough to make this match the sort Joe used to do back in the TNA days with the X-Division guys. If so, look for the awesome.
JT: will Rey”s battered body hold together for long enough for him to pick up the ‘upset’ victory, or will Joe crush him once again?
Widro – On paper this could be good but the injury status of Rey puts it in question. Has to be better than the Wrestlemania joke match.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese to battle Ariya Daivari
S. Streeter: I believe this is on the preshow, and I think Nese deserves a longer reign. So, while a fun spotfest, I don’t have great expectations about this to be much more than that.
JT: I don’t usually watch the preshow, and I don’t really care about either of these guys, so Tony, I guess.
Winner: Tony Nese
Widro – Daivari has been in the title mix here and there but never gotten the win. Doesn’t seem time yet to do another title change.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan vs. The Usos
S. Streeter: Could go either way, but I’ll look for some subtle cheating for the champs to retain. Still, this could be fun if given time, but being on the preshow, I think it’ll be a standard TV match.
JT: surprising as it may seem, I’m quite enjoying the team of Bryan and Rowan, while still thinking that Harper would be a better fit. The Usos are pretty much guaranteed to put on a good match, but I can’t see this one finishing without some kind of interference. The Viking War Raider Experience, perhaps?
Winners; Bryan & Rowan
Widro – This could be a sleeper pick for best match of the night, if given the time. The wild card rules makes this a weird one, and they often have babyface wins on pre-show so I could see a title change to add intrigue to Raw tomorrow.
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