WWE Money in the Bank will be the first big event in front of a live crowd since WrestleMania. The show is always notable because of the Money in the Bank matches that virtually guarantee a future champion. Well, unless your name is Otis.
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This is such a weird match because it used to be a thing where the guy who would win would eventually do the opportunistic title win after the champion has a rough match. That’s definitely a heel move so Big E being the favorite is kind of weird to me. Sure, we’ve seen faces win this match and then do the same thing, or do a “fair” title challenge at a set time, but that is few and far between. The cash-in for a surprise title win is the ultimate crutch in WWE booking so I just have a hard time seeing Big E doing that or WWE avoiding that trope.
Seth Rollins could be a good bet, but the problem with him is who the champions are. The Roman Reigns stuff would make a lot of sense because they are both heels, but Seth Rollins is a heel and Roman Reigns is a heel. What would be the point? Of course, they don’t have to cash-in right away and it’s unlikely they have a plan for when it will be cashed in and who it will be cashed in on at this point.
My pick for this one is Riddle. He’s the perfect type of character to win this for the big crowd pop and then turn heel down the line with his cash-in. Plus, the price is right.
Betting odds from BetOnline.
WWE Money in the Bank 2021 Betting Odds:
- Bobby Lashley (-1100) vs Kofi Kingston (+700)
- Rhea Ripley (-140) vs Charlotte Flair (+100)
- Roman Reigns (-500) vs Edge (+300)
- AJ Styles & Omos (-400) vs The Viking Raiders (+250)
- Money in the Bank: Big E (+175) vs Seth Rollins (+250) vs Drew McIntyre (+400) vs Riddle (+550) vs Kevin Owens (+800) vs Shinsuke Nakamura (+1200) vs Ricochet (+1600) vs John Morrison (+1600)
- Rey & Dominik Mysterio (-200) vs. Usos (+150)
- Women’s Money in the Bank: Alexa Bliss (+125) vs. Liv Morgan (+250) vs. Nikki Ash (+500) vs. Zelina Vega (+500) vs. Asuka (+600) vs. Naomi (+1200) vs. Natalya (+1600) vs. Tamina (+2000)
The Women’s Money in the Bank match will be Asuka vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross vs. Liv Morgan vs. Zelina Vega vs. Natalya vs. Tamina. I could see a Nikki Cross or Liv Morgan taking this one as they are among the few who have never held the Women’s Championship. Liv at +250 is a decent value. If you’re looking for a longshot.. umm… Natalya, I guess? Not really great options here.
Honestly though, it’s probably just going to be Alexa. It’s always Alexa in this company. Plus, she has magical powers now.
The Mysterios will defend the tag titles against the Usos as well. I think the Usos are a good bet at +150. The image of Roman with the Usos, all with titles, is too good of an image for this company to pass up. Plus, it’s not like people actually get punished for drunk driving in this company.
The two men’s title matches don’t really look worth betting for me. No reason for Roman or Lashley not to retain until SummerSlam. The tag team match really doesn’t register for me. AJ & Omos are probably going to win, I guess. The point of them seems to be to hold the title for a long time until they break up and I don’t see much reason to have them lose.
The only other match on this card I will be betting on is Charlotte vs Rhea Ripley. We got the win betting on Charlotte last month where she won by DQ. Why mess with a good thing? Bet Charlotte again. We know that WWE loves her and wants her to get those title wins. Rhea, I’m not so sure what they think of her. Charlotte as champion heading into SummerSlam for a big match against a Becky Lynch or Sasha Banks level star makes a ton of sense to me.
|Event:||Date:||Where to Bet:|
|WWE Money in the Bank||July 18|
|WWE SummerSlam||August 21|
|AEW All Out||September 5|