- WWE Money in the Bank 2020 will take place on Sunday, May 10th
- This year’s Money in the Bank Ladder matches will emanate from WWE HQ in Stamford, CT
- Who is the best bet to emerge victorious in each bout?
Money in the Bank is consistently one of WWE’s most exciting and unpredictable pay-per-views on the calendar, and although no audience will be in attendance, this year’s installment should be no exception.
The company has put together a strong card in recent weeks, complete with four major title matches and the two annual Money in the Bank Ladder matches for men and women.
To make matters even more interesting this year, the ladder matches will be held for the first time at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT. The objective of the bout will be for the Superstars to start on the ground floor of the building and work their way up to the roof where they can retrieve the opportunistic briefcase.
2020 WWE Money in the Bank Match Odds
|The New Day (c)||+100|
|John Morrison & The Miz||+125|
|The Forgotten Sons||+250|
|The Lucha House Party||+500|
|Braun Strowman (c)||-130|
|Drew McIntyre (c)||-700|
Odds taken May 7th
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way
The Miz and John Morrison had their SmackDown Tag Team Championship reign cut short by The New Day shortly following WrestleMania 36, and have been struggling to regain momentum since then. Although it’s entirely possible they get the belts back, The New Day is slightly favored at +100 over Miz and Morrison’s +125.
Trailing them in the odds are The Lucha House Party and newcomers to the SmackDown tag team scene, The Forgotten Sons. Both tandems have scored important wins in recent weeks, but it couldn’t be more apparent that they were designed to make them look like more of a threat than they actually are.
With The Usos out injured and Heavy Machinery focused on other matters, SmackDown’s tag team division needs as much help as it can get at the moment. Putting the titles on a fledgling team such as Lucha House Party or Forgotten Sons isn’t the answer to the blue brand’s woes, which leaves just New Day and the duo of Miz and Morrison.
To avoid playing a game of hot potato with the belts, New Day should hold onto the gold for a little while longer before losing them again.
Bayley vs Tamina (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Bayley has run roughshod over the entire SmackDown women’s division over the last year to the point where there aren’t many credible challengers left. As a result, Tamina feels like filler and should not at all be taken seriously when she faces Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
The odds reflect that, as Bayley is favored heavier than she was at open. The champ has seen a massive shortening from -400 to -5000 in the last two weeks while Tamina has faded from +250 to +300.
It’s clear that WWE is building to something bigger between Bayley and her best friend Sasha Banks at a later date. Bayley retaining her title here would allow them to continue telling that story and plant the seeds for them to collide for the championship in the not-too-distant future, likely at SummerSlam.
Strowman vs Wyatt (Universal Championship)
Braun Strowman is fresh off capturing the Universal Championship from Goldberg at WrestleMania 36. As ridiculous as it would be for him to drop the title so soon, the odds indicate the outcome could very well go either way.
It must be noted that Bray Wyatt, his upcoming challenger at Money in the Bank, never should have lost it in the first place. Both guys need wins right now, but Strowman is the better bet seeing as how Wyatt will be wrestling as his Firefly Fun House persona and not as The Fiend.
All roads should lead to Strowman facing The Fiend eventually, but in the meantime, The Monster Among Men should maintain his possession of the prestigious prize to keep the rivalry alive and to keep Wyatt in chase mode.
McIntyre vs Rollins (WWE Championship)
Although the Money in the Bank Ladder matches are typically the biggest draw of the pay-per-view, the WWE Championship clash between Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins is worth looking forward to as well. The two have been battling back and forth for weeks and have been doing some of their best work in recent memory.
Much like Strowman, McIntyre is only one month into his reign as champion and should remain the face of Raw at least through the summer. AJ Styles, Randy Orton and others are waiting in the wings for a shot at his title, so Rollins beating him for the belt wouldn’t make much sense.
The feud could and should continue after Money in the Bank, so Rollins getting himself accidentally disqualified on Sunday following interference from Murphy is a definite possibility to ensure that happens.
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
WWE has confirmed that the women’s and men’s Money in the Bank Ladder matches will be happening simultaneously at WWE Headquarters, meaning the chances of competitors intermingling is high. Either way, the outcome for this contest doesn’t seem to be in much doubt whatsoever and the odds confirm that.
Shayna Baszler failing to take the Raw Women’s Championship from Becky Lynch at WrestleMania was puzzling to most fans. Considering she’s been booked to look incredibly dominant in the weeks since, she is the most logical choice to capture the briefcase for the women.
Nia Jax is currently trailing Baszler in the odds at +300, but while she has history with Lynch from when she broke her face two years ago, she has no business being in such a prominent position on the card over Baszler. Even at third, Lacey Evans feels like a long-shot because of how many opportunities she’s already had at becoming champion and has come up short every time.
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
There is a bit more uncertainty with the men’s Money in the Bank Ladder match this year than the women’s. Aleister Black was the early top choice to claim the contract among fans, but once AJ Styles returned on Raw this past week and secured the final spot in the bout (previously reserved for Apollo Crews prior to his injury), he immediately became the odds-on favorite to win the whole thing.
A case can be made for Styles not needing the briefcase to return to the main event, and although that is true, he hasn’t won any important pay-per-view matches since October. Styles cashing in on McIntyre would make for a compelling story come SummerSlam and would be a fresh, fun match.
On paper, Otis should have no chance of becoming Mr. Money in the Bank because of how he’s a comedy character, but he also has more momentum than most of the other guys participating. At +600, he shouldn’t be slept on and instead should be considered a dark horse.
Daniel Bryan, King Corbin and Rey Mysterio are logical contenders as well, but Styles is the strongest option of everyone involved.
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