One man will have his wrestling career immensely changed for the better tonight at Money in the Bank.
Eight men are competing for the World Heavyweight Championship contract, but there are a certain few who portray themselves to be the favorites.
Before I get to the favorites, there are four men in this match who seem to not have a chance at winning. Those four are Santino, Christian, Tensai, and Tyson Kidd.
Santino and Christian already have titles in their possession, and neither are serious title contenders. Christian has been the champion before, but he already holds the Intercontinental Championship. The same goes for Santino, who already holds a title and would never be taken seriously as champion.
Tyson Kidd may need a little more time on television before he is ready to reach the main event level. That leaves Tensai, who has been barely seen on television, and his role is questionable in the company. He even lost a match to Tyson Kidd a few weeks back, which is not what should happen if Tensai is supposed to be seen as a legitimate threat.
Out of this group there are three face characters and one heel, with the heel being Tensai. With Sheamus being the champion it would be easier for storyline purposes if a heel was in control of the contract.
The remaining four men in this match are Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Damien Sandow and Sin Cara. Sin Cara is the only face, which is why I have him at the fourth best odds to win. If Alberto Del Rio became champion in the near future, it would set up a perfect matchup. I just do not see Del Rio winning tomorrow considering he has some reported backstage heat.
That leaves three heels left, and all three are deserving of a push. Sandow has been dominant since his debut and has the ability, both in and out of the ring, to be the champion. He has great mic skills and could draw heat from any crowd.
Sandow has a chance, but Rhodes and Ziggler are the two clear favorites in this match. Rhodes has been in midcard feuds for the past year, and is definitely deserving of a title push. He is a proven performer and also one who is very capable of being champion.
Ziggler is also very deserving of being the champion. He was champion once before, but it was in controversial fashion when the vacant title was given to him by Vickie Guerrero. He lost it fifteen minutes after he received the title, so it is hard to actually call him a former champion.
He had a title shot last month in a short lived feud with Sheamus, but he was only really given the shot because Del Rio was out with his reported concussion. Having been in the title picture before makes Ziggler a perfect choice, but it also means that he does not need this contract to get a championship match. His character is relevent enough where he can just get in a main event feud.
This match is meant to elevate someone from the middle of the pack to the top, which is why I have Cody Rhodes winning the match. He deserves a chance to be the champion, and winning this match would assure him of being a champion, as past winners are ten for ten in cashing in their contracts. This trend will surely continue for the winners this year.