4 WWE Superstars who shouldn't and 4 that should win the Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match
The Money in the Bank pay-per-view will be entering its tenth year this month, with eight male and eight female wrestlers vying to win the lucrative Money in the Bank contract. Unlike winning the Royal Rumble match, where the victor traditionally gets a championship match at WrestleMania, the winner of the Money in the Bank match gets to cash in their contract whenever they want. That includes cashing it in on a champion when they least suspect it.
Past examples have included The Miz cashing in against then-WWE Champion Randy Orton after The Nexus attacked him back in 2010, and Daniel Bryan successfully cashing in his contract on then-World Heavyweight Champion Big Show in 2011. This is why it is no surprise there is a significantly higher percentage of winners successfully cashing in their contract as opposed to the Royal Rumble winners succeeding at WrestleMania.
The stakes for the eight men participating in this years’ match couldn’t be higher and will do anything to win this contract as six of these wrestlers have yet to hold one of the major championships in the WWE.
While every wrestler in the upcoming Money in the Bank ladder match has won at least a championship in the WWE, careful consideration needs to be taken into account for the wrestler winning this match as they will unequivocally change the direction of one of the major championships in the near future. Analysing all eight men competing in this year's Money in the Bank match, some would be a perfect option to win the briefcase.
#8 Shouldn’t - Mustafa Ali
When Mustafa Ali burst onto SmackDown at the end of last year and pinned then-WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, it was clear Ali was receiving a push. Within a few months, he was one of six men competing for the WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber match, but was pulled out due to a legitimate injury.
Ali’s misfortunes led to Kofi Kingston replacing him, and even though he also came up short at Elimination Chamber, managed to win the most coveted prize at WrestleMania 35.
While an argument can be made that Ali deserves a chance to get back into the WWE Championship picture (and a Money in the Bank contract would certainly do that), there is one key reason why he shouldn’t.
It has been over a month since Kingston captured his maiden WWE Championship and it is evident that ‘Kofimania’ isn’t showing any signs of slowing down with the WWE Universe, so there is simply no room for another babyface at the top.
Furthermore, if the WWE continues to push someone to the top where the WWE Universe are not ready to accept at that moment in time, it could cause a backlash for the wrestler where they get booed on a regular basis despite being the ‘face’ of the company – examples in the past have included the likes of Charlotte and Roman Reigns.