WWE Money in the Bank 2017: 5 Bold Predictions

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2. Dolph Ziggler Wins the Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Dolph Ziggler has come ‘oh so close’ to winning the WWE title multiple times. The Show Off was the first number one contender for the WWE title after the brand split. He would defeat five other superstars much like Jinder Mahal to earn the right to face the champion. However, unlike Mahal, Dolph would fail to win the title.

Falling at the final hurdle has become a characteristic that has come to define Ziggler’s career. The Show Off would always have the fans at the edge of their seats. The constant frustration eventually caused Ziggler to snap and turn heel in the process. However, sadly for Ziggler, the turn hasn’t done much good to him either. Ziggler put on a challenging performance against Shinsuke Nakamura at Extreme Rules.

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During the buildup to WWE Money in the Bank 2017, he would also bag a victory over AJ Styles. However, the following week, Ziggler would lose to Styles, derailing him of all the momentum he has built. But in the grander scheme of things, it would be ideal for Ziggler to win the match itself. Moreover, he is the only person in the match to have actually won a Money in the Bank ladder match in the past.

Someone like AJ Styles or Nakamura winning the match would be what fans would normally want. Even Sami Zayn winning it would be a nice touch. But the truth is, the Money in the Bank stipulation is tailor-made for heels. The contract is meant for cunning, calculated heels who would be ruthless enough to strike at an opportune time. A menacing presence who would lurk around, waiting for a moment of vulnerability from the champion.

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That role cannot be played by a babyface to its full extremes. Moreover, the other heels in the match aren’t as available as Ziggler is. Corbin is a future champion for sure, but is still not ready to hold the briefcase or the WWE title. Owens would be a nice choice but is too occupied at the moment with the US title and a possible feud with Shinsuke Nakamura. That would leave the door open for Ziggler.