Wrestle Review by Andy Sullivan: In The Bank

I’ll get to Money In The Bank in a bit. First off, AEW’s Blood and Guts was insane! I like that they took an hour of Dynamite for the match. Kingston throwing Sammy off the cage was reminiscent of last year when Jericho got thrown off the cage. Kingston and Claudio both thinking they were the ones who got the win for their team….you know Claudio Castagnoli vs Eddie Kingston is coming.

Last weekend was Forbidden Door. I was expecting a bit of give and take but not a one New Japan wrestler won their match with an AEW guy. New Japan was back on Rampage last night but lost to the Young Bucks. Will a New Japan guy beat an AEW guy at some point? We’ll see. Remember when WWE partnered with Japan in the early ’90’s? Genichiro Tenryu and Koji Kitao defeated Demolition at WrestleMania VII. Hulk Hogan actually first appeared in Japan in 1980 while he was still with WWF. Japanes fans nicknamed him “Ichiban”( “Number One). Hogan actually had a pretty storied history in New Japan.

Seeds were planted on Smackdown for the Street Profits split and Montez Ford’s eventual singles push when Kayla inquired about reports of tension between the two. In other Smackdown news, Madcap Moss won the final spot in the men’s Money In The Bank match.

Keeping with the battle royal theme, Rampage started with a battle royal to see who the first to challenge interim AEW Champion Jon Moxley would be. The winner, Brodie King, will challenge Jon Moxley for the title this Wednesday on Dynamite. That should be something! Obviously, Jon wins.Also Wednesday, Scorpio Sky will finally defend the TNT Championship against Wardlow. Butcher and Blade face another team that’s about to blow up in Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland. ThunderStorm(Thunder Rosa and Toni Storm) will face Nyla Rose and Marina Shafir. Before I get to Money In The Bank, I have an AEW confession to make: I’ve never liked the Young Bucks, even when they were fan favorites.

Money In The Bank goes down tonight and there are 8 matches on the card. Let’s get into it!

Raw women’s champion Bianca Belair will defend against Carmella. I assume this starts the night. Carmella won a contender’s match on Raw to get this shot. I say the gold stays with Bianca.

Live Morgan should win the Mony In The Bank ladder match for the women’s side. She’s the clear fan favorite out of Raquel, Liv, Alexa (who we still love), Shotzi, Asuka, Lacey, and Becky (who’s had more than enough time near or at the top). It’s time for someone new. My sentimental favorite is Liv but Becky will probably win.

The Uso’s willl retain the tag titles and the Street Profits’ descent will continue. I say they split at Summerslam.

Bobby Lashley better beat Theory for the U.S. title. I see no reason for Austin to win.

Ronda Rousey and Natalya continue their terrible feud filled at Money In The Bank. I say Ronda retains.

The men’s Money In The Bank match will headline. I’d say the winner cashes in at SummerSlam, on account of that probably being the next time we even see Reigns. Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Omos, Sami Zayn, Riddle and Madcap Moss make up this match. Seth has been earmarked to win this match since before the participants were even announced. And he’s likely to cash in at Summerslam so we see another triple threat between he, Brock and Roman. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll FINALLY see a new world champion at the end of this month. Remember, SummeSlam is the earliest it’s ever been its July 30 this year. Historically, it’s always been in August.

That’s it for my Money In The Bank prediction column!. Enjoy the show. It’s my favorite of the year for WWE. As always, check out my podcast at: