WWE Money in the Bank 2019: 7 things that must happen at the PPV
Money in the Bank is this Sunday, and as always, it's time to go over the card to see what should happen and what shouldn't. WWE has been in the dumps lately and badly needs a kick in the rear, particularly with All Elite Wrestling now securing a blockbuster TV deal on a major network, TNT. Competition is ramping up, and AEW is already the talk of the town.
WWE can start to fix some of the mistakes it's made this year by booking the Money in the Bank pay per view well. Daniel Bryan and Rowan are certain to retain over the Usos, Roman Reigns will crush Elias, and Tony Nese is certain to retain his Cruiserweight title, but some of the other matches are up in the air.
Here's how WWE can make the most of this show.
#1. Samoa Joe remains United States Champion
Why this match is happening in the first place, after Samoa Joe decimated Mysterio in seconds at WrestleMania, is beyond me, but here we are. Joe has been pinned a few times on Raw since the show at MetLife, so he's relatively safe. Nevertheless, you never know, as Joe's booking has never been consistent. Let's hope it is this time.
There's a lot of gas left in the tank to Samoa Joe's reign, and despite his losses on TV, he carries such credibility that he has helped the United States Championship gain the most relevancy it's had in two years, when SmackDown's top superstars feuded over it while Jinder Mahal was carrying on with his infamous WWE title reign.
Not the least of our thoughts is the teased feud with Braun Strowman, even though it seems like a long time ago now. We still want to see it.
There's more to gain from keeping the title on Samoa Joe than there is in putting it on Mysterio, "grand slam" be damned.