WWE Money in the Bank 2018 is almost here, and with it comes speculations as to who the winners will be. The PPV event will pit eight of the best male competitors in a big ladder match to realize their dreams of becoming a WWE championship – Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor, The Miz, Rusev, Bobby Roode, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, and an undisclosed member of The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, or Xavier Woods).
Elsewhere, the eight best female Superstars will be fighting to grab their own briefcase – Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Natalya, Alexa Bliss, Ember Moon, Lana and Naomi. Those two matches by themselves are worth the price of admission for this show, but the rest of the show features some noteworthy championship bouts as well.
So let’s preview the entire event by predicting the results of its marquee matches.
The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
WWE.comThe Bludgeon Brothers vs. Gallows & Anderson
Predictions & Winners: While Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson have certainly raised their stock as of late, with a memorable victory over The Usos, they still don’t have much momentum heading into Money in the Bank. This, combined with the fact that neither of them have much of a fandom within the WWE, leads us to believe that they won’t come out on top here.
The Bludgeon Brothers, on the other hand, have been on a merciless tear since reuniting in the SmackDown Live tag team division late last year. Harper and Rowan have destroyed nearly every tandem that has challenged them, and they’ve done it with a flair that has captivated audiences. Expect them to retain their Tag Team Championship.
Carmella (c) vs. Asuka (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)
WWE.comCarmella vs. Asuka
Carmella’s reign as the SmackDown Women’s Champion has left much to be desired. While her victory proved an exciting (and controversial) one, and she broke the record for holding onto a Money in the Bank contract, she hasn’t done all that much outside of these things. It’s possible that WWE decides to shake things up and have her lose the title to Asuka.
That said, it isn’t very probable. Despite her popularity with fans, Asuka has always worked best as an underdog, and giving her the championship this quickly may cheapen her appeal. We could see fluke hits or disqualifications factoring into this match, so that the narrative between Carmella and Asuka continues past Money in the Bank. Tough call, but we’re going to go with Carmella.
Ember Moon vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Lana vs. Naomi vs. Sasha Banks (Women’s Ladder Match)
Women’s Ladder Match
Each of the contenders here pose a viable threat. What it really comes down to is the popularity of each, and the benefits that the WWE would gain if they were to win the ladder match. Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss’ past successes rule them out, and Naomi is a fearsome challenger, but her popularity isn’t quite strong enough to make a victory stick with fans.
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