It’s been a while, but a nice wrestling prediction post is a good thing. So here are my thoughts for MITB 2016.
Golden Truth vs Breezango
Oh Tyler Breeze. You became exactly what we all expected. I’ve heard that this is a good low-card angle, but I can’t muster up any excitement for it. Golden Truth wins?
Winner: Golden Truth
The Dudley Boyz vs The Lucha Dragons
Is there a story to this match? The Dragons should win this, as the Dudleyz are clearly in the nostalgia heel team that puts over younger teams role now. The Dragon wins, and Kalisto gets a nice warm up for his spot in the ladder match.
Winner: The Lucha Dragons
Baron Corbin vs Dolph Ziggler
How is this still happening? This feud has gone on and on and on, with entirely too much amateur wrestling headgear involved, with entirely too many DQ and non-DQ stipulations involved. Big Banter wins, convincingly.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Rusev vs Titus O’Neil
I’m glad to see Titus in anything meaningful, but there is a 0% chance that he wins this match. Rusev is being built back up as a monster heel, and is doing a great job. Rusev crush!
Charlotte & Dana Brooke vs Natalya & Becky Lynch
Seemingly a placeholder women’s match, with no title implications. Seem like they’re treading water until Summerslam, and despite reports about Sasha Banks’ injury bug, I still don’t see how they don’t get her involved soon. Since this is a match with a heel champion with no actual implications, Nattie and Becky win.
Winner: Natalya & Becky Lynch
New Day vs. Enzo & Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains vs. The Club
This match should be really entertaining, with a lot of nonsense and mayhem. The New Day certainly don’t need the belts, and taking it off of them in a four way certainly protects them from the loss, but I don’t see them losing the titles. If and when they lose them, it’ll be something more meaningful. I hope.
Winner: The New Day
The Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Alberto Del Rio vs Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens vs Chris Jericho vs Dean Ambrose vs Cesaro vs ?)
The Ladder match rarely disappoints, and I fully expect this match to be another barn burner. Anyone could theoretically win this match, but most are narrowing it to either Owens or Ambrose. Owens has been consistently great, but I think to predict this match you have to look down the line to what the Wrestlemania plans are. Considering the Shield triple threat was the plan for ‘Mania this year until Rollins got hurt, I fully expect them to push it to next year. I also expect a Zayn/Owens match in what will probably be a life-long blood feud in the WWE. I fully expect Ambrose to win, because it’s the simplest thing in the world and the potential for those three in the same story will always be compelling. They can’t screw that up, right?
Winner: Dean Ambrose
John Cena vs AJ Styles
AJ Styles is the best wrestler in the world. John Cena knows that, but I don’t think he understands it. Styles wins, no interference, no Club, no Finn. Just Cena losing because he’s not prepared, and still recovering from his injury. He’ll probably get his win back at either of or both of the next PPVs, but Styles wins the first.
Winner: AJ Styles
Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins
All of that history, and this is where it ends? No one expects it to, and I expect we’ll see some nonsense DQ ending. Or Roman wins and Rollins weasels his way into another match. Whichever happens, these two are going to be fighting long enough for the new MITB holder Dean Ambrose to get involved at some point.
Winner: Roman Reigns