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Looking at the WWE "Money in the Bank" World Championship match

Eight wrestlers will compete for a chance at the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Eight wrestlers will compete for a chance at the Money in the Bank briefcase.

This Sunday the WWE will present their annual "Money in the Bank" pay-per-view. It is available on the WWE Network or selected cable providers. The "Money in the Bank" match, or MITB for short, always delivers a fast paced athletic contest between 6 to 8 wrestlers. This year there is an additional reward for the winner of the match. The winner will be crowned the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Below, are the seven men entered and their chances to be crowned the champion.

  1. John Cena. For better or worse depending on your perspective, Cena is the face of the corporate WWE product. Since Daniel Bryan's injury, WWE has to scramble back to square one and go back to the man who got them to the dance. Cena has a very good chance walking out of MITB with the gold.
  2. Roman Reigns. Reigns is an interesting case when discussing this match. Will WWE pull the trigger on someone they have built up slowly over the course of the past year? Or, will they wait until around WrestleMania next year? The case could be made to strike while the fire is hot.
  3. Bray Wyatt. Bray has been hot and cold since the beginning of the year. After a huge win against Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble, he was inserted in a feud with John Cena that added nothing to his portfolio. At this point, it is doubtful he will leave with the title.
  4. Cesaro. It seems that WWE does not know what to do in the case of Cesaro. After wrestling in some great matches with Sami Zayn in NXT, and winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania, WWE placed him with Paul Heyman. Normally, being given Heyman as your manager is a huge upswing to one's career. In the case of Cesaro, it has stalled him. Heyman is around seemingly to discuss Brock Lesnar's win over the Undertaker at WrestleMania and not promote his newest charge. This odd way of promotion has ended whatever momentum Cesaro once had and it is unlikely he will leave with the belt.
  5. Randy Orton. Orton's last title reign was uninspired. He did little to raise the stock of the belt, and despite being the winner in his feud with Cena late last year, the title seemed secondary to who Orton was. There is no question that Orton is an elite wrestler who will be in the title hunt for years to come; however, it is also doubtful he will win the gold with little buildup.
  6. Kane. Kane has never won a MITB and he will not this year either. Kane would appear to be in this match simply for his power.
  7. Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio has had a very up and down career with WWE. A former multi-time champion, it is really odd to see him in this match despite his resume.
  8. Sheamus. Former WWE and World Champion Sheamus is another interesting name to throw in the mix. Yet, he is currently the United States Champion. It is hard to believe WWE would vacate another title to put another title on Sheamus' waist.

The pay-per-view starts at 8PM EST on Sunday. Currently, there are three other matches signed to take place. MITB promises to be an exciting event that you can't miss.

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