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WWE Money in the Bank 2019: Match Card, Predictions, and Analysis

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WWE Money in the Bank 2019 is coming to you live out of the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, this Sunday, May 19th, on the WWE Network. We’ve got the match card, as well as our predictions and overall thoughts on the show for you to check out below. Let us know what you think is going to happen during Money in the Bank by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.

Tony Nese (c) vs. Ariya Daivari

Cruiserweight Championship Match

After defeating one of the most dominant champions in 205 Live history, Tony Nese was in need of some fresh competition. Ariya Daivari stepped up to the challenge, and has taken down some big names on his way to the champ, but won’t be able to overcome Nese on Sunday.

This is honestly the most uncertain I’ve been about a predictions article in a long time, but I feel confident about this one, so if I’m wrong, we can all laugh about it later….right?

Winner: Tony Nese

Daniel Bryan and Rowan (c) vs. The Usos

SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship Match
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When The Usos lost the SmackDown Live Championships to The Hardy Boyz and moved to Raw, it appeared they had set their sights on new opportunities. But when The Hardys were forced to relinquish the titles due to injury and Shane McMahon personally appointed Bryan and Rowan new champs, The Usos reconsidered their game plan.

Though they already lost to Bryan and Rowan once, they will give it another shot at Money in the Bank – and lose once again.

Winner: Daniel Bryan and Rowan

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Ember Moon vs. Mandy Rose vs. Dana Brooke vs. Nikki Cross vs. Bayley vs. Natalya vs. Naomi vs. Carmella
Women's Ladder Match MITB
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Unfortunately, Alexa Bliss was announced to be unable to compete in the match due to not being medically cleared. Possibly because of her recent alliance with the vicious Nikki Cross, Nikki has taken her place.

Alexa Bliss appeared to be the obvious choice, but Bayley has been on a roll lately, even coming close to usurping The Queen, Charlotte Flair, to gain a championship match against Becky Lynch.

Though she has fallen short in the past, Bayley will prevail over the competition, climbing the ladder to victory and becoming Money in the Bank briefcase holder, automatically giving her another shot at the champ champ.

Winner: Bayley

Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio

United States Championship Match
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True to form, Samoa Joe has made this feud personal. Joe can never simply conquer his competition in the ring, he has to do everything he can to ruin their lives along the way. This time, he brought Rey Mysterio’s son, Dominick, into the dispute, promising the future Superstar that he would embarrass his father for the second time in this match.

Mysterio will certainly put up a better fight than he did in his 1-minute loss at WrestleMania 35, but will be taken down by the Coquina Clutch.

Winner: Samoa Joe

Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans

Raw Women’s Championship Match
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Personally, I think Lacey Evans is the next big thing. She really is the total package and a fantastic antithesis of Becky Lynch. They are total opposites, right down to their self-appointed identities – The Man and The Classy Lady.

However, the feud between The Man and The Lady has just begun, and what better way to extend the story than for Becky Lynch to retain the Raw Women’s Championship, getting revenge for all of those assaults at the hands of Lacey Evans.

Winner: Becky Lynch

Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Andrade vs. Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Bálor vs. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin vs. Ali vs. Randy Orton
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If I could pick anyone from this match to win the briefcase, it would probably be Andrade. Give me all of the Seth Rollins/Andrade matches. However, that doesn’t feel realistic. So I’m going with Drew McIntyre.

McIntyre has been an incredibly dominant heel since returning to the main roster last year but has yet to get his hands on championship gold. By winning the briefcase, he will be that much closer to his ultimate goal of becoming WWE (or Universal) Champion.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

Roman Reigns vs. Elias

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There is no question that Elias is one of the most popular talents on the WWE roster, and for good reason, but Roman Reigns stands firm in the belief that The Drifter is in over his head with this one – and we’d have to agree with him.

Elias has made many powerful friends as of late, but seeing as they’re all preoccupied with other matches, and would risk disqualifying Elias with an interference even if they weren’t, they won’t be there to help him.

Winner: Roman Reigns

The Miz vs. Shane McMahon

Steel Cage Match
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This one could really go either way. Shane McMahon, however narrowly, defeated The Miz at WrestleMania, but Miz has launched continuous attacks on Shane ever since.

But a choice must be made, and I’m going with The Miz, as he deserves retribution, particularly for Shane McMahon’s insensitive comments and aggression toward his father.

Winner: The Miz

Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens

WWE Championship Match
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Kevin Owens did his best to stay on the straight and narrow (or at least pretended to do so) upon his return from injury, going as far as to become an honorary New Day member, christening himself “Big O.”

But this newfound integrity just wouldn’t stick, and he slid back into his old ways, turning on Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston shortly after teaming up with them. Though this disregard for loyalty earned him a championship match, it will not carry him to victory against Kofi Kingston.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair

SmackDown Live Women’s Championship Match
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Since WrestleMania, Charlotte Flair’s argument has been that Becky Lynch never actually beat her for the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship. And in a way, she’s right. Becky pinned Ronda Rousey in a winner-take-all match; Charlotte lost as a result of Ronda’s loss, not because she was pinned or submitted herself.

But at Money in the Bank, Becky Lynch will prove why she’s the champ champ, formally defeating Charlotte Flair one-on-one.

Winner: Becky Lynch

Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles

Universal Championship Match
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Seth Rollins shocked the world (and perhaps himself) by defeating The Beast, Brock Lesnar, in quick fashion at WrestleMania. And, of course, when AJ Styles was drafted to Raw, his first order of business was to put his name in the hat for Universal Championship challenger.

Defeating Rey Mysterio, Samoa Joe, and Baron Corbin on the way to Number 1 Contender was no easy task, and there is no denying that AJ Styles is champion material, but after everything he went through to get it, it isn’t time for Rollins to suffer the loss of the Universal Championship just yet.

Winner: Seth Rollins
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