So I know we still have two PPVs between this post and the Money in the Bank PPV, but I've been going through MITB withdrawal and I've been thinking about who could possibly win it. Both brands have good candidates who could need it, both brands have a lot of good people frankly. Obviously a lot can change between now and July, but it would be fun to start a discussion and adjust as new events transpire.
I think my pick right now would be Cody Rhodes. He's a guy who could benefit from holding the case for a long time.
Depending on how the next two months go Christian could also be the guy who wins it and uses it the same night, and possibly being the first to lose an MITB title match. Sheamus could also fit into the category.
If I had to pick the 8 in the match right now, it would be:
Sheamus vs. Mark Henry vs. Christian vs. Ted Dibiase vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sin Cara vs. Kane
Obviously, if Orton's still champ he'll need an opponent, so you could take out Sheamus or Henry and replace them with a member of the Corre. A cool storyline would be if the Corre had to battle for the last spot. If a heel is champ, Zeke could be their opponent.
Who benefits most from holding it long term? Dolph, Drew, or if it's a face, Kofi. R-Truth could also be on this list.
Who could win and cash it in the same night? Swagger, who's won it before, or Punk.
If I had to pick the eight:
Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Jack Swagger vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kofi Kingstom vs. Big Show vs. John Morrison
If Cena's still champ, he goes up against Miz, Punk, or Del Rio.
If a heel's the champ, Cena's the obvious choice, although it would be a nice swerve if Cena wrestled in his first MITB match and someone else got a shot.