WWE Money in a Bank 2016 results: Predictions, matches, card, how to watch
June 19, 2016 - WWE
WWE is rolling towards SummerSlam and with two-plus months to go, a association is compelling Sunday’s Money in a Bank pay-per-view as a best such uncover of all-time.
While there are some top-flight matches on a card, that moniker might be a bit of a stretch. Still, WWE has an eventuality to get a ostensible “new era” rolling if it can get divided from a traditionally predicted booking.
How predicted have some of WWE’s large events been recently? we went 8 for 8 on predictions here during Extreme Rules and 6 for 7 during Payback after (admittedly) going 3 for 7 during WrestleMania 32. So I’ve leaned divided from some of a some-more approaching formula on a integrate of these, meditative WWE has some twists in store with a code separate entrance adult in early July.
Money in a Bank starts with a kickoff uncover during 7 p.m. ET before a categorical promote starts during 8 p.m. ET. You can watch both live around a WWE Network (TV, online, mobile, OTT) and pay-per-view by your internal wire or satellite provider.
Sunday will be a bustling night with Game 7 of a NBA Finals, a finish of a U.S. Open and a opening turn of a College World Series going on simultaneously, so be certain to check in with us here via a uncover for updated compare formula via a show.
Golden Truth vs. Breezango (Kickoff Show): we was flattering astounded to see WWE pierce both a kickoff uncover matches to a categorical card, generally deliberation one of them is a third time a combatants will block off (more on that in a minute). Back to this match, ugh. If WWE wants R-Truth and Goldust to have some staying power, afterwards it would be correct to give them a win here. That said, a Breezango group is a surprisingly good fit that it seems like WWE usually lucked into out of necessity. Maybe they will comprehend that. Prediction: Golden Truth wins
Dudley Boyz vs. Lucha Dragons (Kickoff Show): Man, are a Dudleyz in need of a win. They were prohibited on their warn lapse to WWE a integrate months ago, and yet I’m certain a pretension run is substantially in their destiny during some point, they’ve fundamentally been jobbers as of late. The Dudleyz losing on a kickoff uncover to a Lucha Dragons? That would be a new low. Prediction: Dudley Boyz win
Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus: Consider me conflicted a bit here. On one hand, we have Sheamus who looks to be heading a assign to take down this ostensible “new era.” The problem? Sheamus’ pull final year was a sum disaster and he’s mislaid any movement or throng greeting he once possessed. On a other, we have Crews, who got towering adult to a categorical register notwithstanding WWE not carrying a devise for him to do most of anything solely be a new face on TV. Considering WWE could play a Sheamus detriment as strengthening his hatred of a new era, it would make clarity to give a rookie a feat in a large spot. Prediction: Apollo Crews wins
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin: Before we get to trashing this compare occurring 3 times on pay-per-views, a initial dual on kickoff shows, let me explain dual critical things. First, Ziggler is a good performer who has been marginalized his whole career. Second, WWE has a problem with determining to pull someone usually to have them keep doing a same thing over and again until fans get sleepy of it. In other words, both of these guys are improved than being stranded in this argument now for a third month in a arise of WrestleMania. They’re going from a no-disqualification kickoff-show compare during Extreme Rules to a plain aged one-on-one on a categorical label of Money in a Bank? Just finish this already and let these guys pierce on. Prediction: Baron Corbin wins
Charlotte Dana Brooke vs. Natalya Becky Lynch: Speaking of WWE engagement tendencies, they’re already behind to usually perplexing to force as many women’s wrestlers in a compare as probable instead of building good one-on-one feuds for a pretension (which they did usually one month progressing for Charlotte vs. Natalya). With Sasha Banks recuperating from injury, Paige clearly being mislaid about and no one else on a register mattering right now, we get a compare like this, we guess. With Charlotte recently removing absolved of Ric Flair, it’s critical to build adult her new sidekick. Prediction: Charlotte Dana Brooke win
United States Championship — Rusev (c) vs. Titus O’Neil: “Hey Titus, contemptible for suspending we for no good reason whatsoever. Thanks for still being a face of a association and one of a best dudes on a roster. Here’s your initial singles pretension match.” The review substantially didn’t go usually like that, yet we all know that was a suspicion process. It’s good to see WWE start featuring Rusev again, vouchsafing him be a one that came out purify from a unsuccessful League of Nations faction. They’re going to need another clever heel with a code separate entrance adult and carrying him reason a tab until another tip name can take it divided from him is a good idea. As most as we like O’Neil, we don’t see him removing his initial singles tab here. And even if he does, design an evident change on Monday Night Raw — usually like Zack Ryder and a Intercontinental Championship. Prediction: Rusev retains
Side thought: Speaking of a IC and U.S. titles, WWE has to get behind to building these championships adult again. They were on a right trail when they gave a belts to John Cena and Daniel Bryan. Any categorical event-caliber wrestler not competing in a heavyweight pretension design should be competing for these belts. Period.
Tag Team Championship (Fatal 4-Way Match) — New Day (c) vs. Luke Gallows Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains: This compare should go on early in a show, maybe right out of a gate, as a good approach to get a throng going. There’s something for a outlines (New Day), smarks (Gallows/Anderson) and those in between (Amore/Big Cass). Let’s collect this one by routine of elimination. The Vaudevillains? No. Amore/Big Cass? They got over though holding a NXT tab titles and don’t need a belts this early in their main-roster power to be fan favorites. Similarly, New Day has put together a nice, prolonged run with a belts. It wouldn’t harm to make them follow it again, maybe environment adult an eventuality during SummerSlam in a integrate months. Even yet my tummy tells me a pretension change won’t go down, we consider WWE would be intelligent to put a belts on Gallows/Anderson, giving The Club coterie some much-needed legitimacy. Prediction: Luke Gallows Karl Anderson turn a champions
Money in a Bank Ladder Match — Dean Ambrose, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Alberto Del Rio: While ladder matches have incited into spot-fests as of late — and mind you, that’s not a bad thing — we consider there’s going to be a good story told here, quite deliberation there are one-on-one rivalries (Ambrose/Jericho, Owens/Zayn) that can mangle off for a while. Just like with a tab pretension match, let’s go with routine of elimination. WWE is not giving a briefcase to Del Rio after creation a Sheamus mistake final year, and Cesaro simply does not have a mic talent to possibly reason a briefcase or eventually turn champion. Jericho would be fun removing a contract, yet he’s still a part-time performer. Zayn would be a warn choice, yet we don’t see WWE being anywhere nearby prepared to let him reason a pretension (unless their devise is to have a leader be a singular MITB cash-in failure). Ambrose is a approaching winner, and while he theoretically would be a right choice to play mind games with a champion, he could really good be in a pretension compare during SummerSlam though a briefcase. That leaves me with Owens, who is over notwithstanding his heel impression and has a ideal persona to lift a briefcase for months on end. Prediction: Kevin Owens wins
John Cena vs. A.J. Styles: There’s no approach this is not a start of a prolonged adversary between a two. The set-up for this compare was spot-on, and Styles’ impression is a good foil for Cena. Styles’ recognition and good fan greeting bearing him right into a categorical eventuality picture, and while WWE took a while to indeed form The Club, it should now be a priority to build it up. Styles has mislaid a series of large matches given fasten WWE, and he has a lot to benefit from a purify win over Cena during an eventuality WWE is building adult as a “best Money in a Bank ever.” A Cena detriment could be chalked adult to ring rust, an injury, whatever. There are always ways to get Cena a rematch, yet a Styles detriment would be tough to redeem from in regards to storyline and fan reaction. Coupling a Styles win with a Gallows/Anderson pretension transport would make it a large night for The Club. Prediction: A.J. Styles wins
World Heavyweight Championship — Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins: Some will contend it is rushed and should have been saved for SummerSlam, yet we like WWE giving Rollins a championship compare in his initial tour behind from his title-relinquishing injury. That usually doesn’t meant he’s going to win a tab back. WWE spent a lot of time, bid and income into finally removing a belt on Reigns for a prolonged … wait for it … reign. And while he might not reason a belt past SummerSlam, we don’t see WWE tossing out 9 months of work after usually a integrate of pretension defenses opposite Styles. If Reigns is ostensible to be a widespread champion, he needs to win over a accumulation of opponents and say this belt for a while. Otherwise, WWE’s pet plan is all for zilch and it’ll be even worse to build him adult in a future. A triple hazard with Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose during SummerSlam sounds about right, generally with a Owens briefcase cash-in looming. Prediction: Roman Reigns retains