Ahead of Money in the Bank 2021, who is most likely to walk away with the Women’s briefcase?
The field for the Women’s Money in the Bank match is almost set. Seven of our competitors have been announced, with one spot yet to be filled. Since that spot is likely a mystery entrant, we won’t add them to this list of the most likely winners. These ladder match fields are never created equal. Some superstars are there as spot fodder, and some are true contenders for the briefcase. Here’s our ranking of this year’s competitors from least likely to most likely to be Ms. Money in the Bank.
The most recent addition to the match is also the least likely winner. Natalya actually had stuff going on for her right now. She’s one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions with Tamina. That doesn’t mean she can’t have a single’s storyline like the briefcase, but it does make it a lot less likely.
Naomi ranks only slightly higher than Natalya here, as she’s now a singles star. She did have the makings of a good team with Lana, but Lana was part of a round of cuts recently and is gone. The briefcase could really revitalize Naomi and give her a new direction following the break-up of her team. Naomi hasn’t had a singles win on TV since March, so she’s coming in pretty cold to the match-up.
5. Nikki A.S.H.
I am a fan of the new direction for the former Nikki Cross. It’s self-deprecating and earnest, and Nikki has the chops to pull it off and still be a fan favorite. Does it have a championship ceiling? In WWE, probably not. I do expect this match to be a great showcase for Nikki. While she’ll shine in the spotlight, she won’t walk away with the briefcase.
It’s easy to bet against Asuka here for one simple reason: she was last year’s Money in the Bank winner. The only other back-to-back winner was CM Punk in 2008 & 2009. WWE could give it to Asuka once again and have her carry the briefcase since she didn’t last year. Becky Lynch gave Asuka the title as she went on maternity leave last year. Asuka would be a great briefcase holder, but it’s just unlikely WWE will go back to the well.
3. Liv Morgan
The last remaining member of the Riott Squad, Liv Morgan would be an interesting choice for Ms. Money in the Bank. She has a lot of fan support and has been on a bit of a run with some recent wins. Morgan has the opposite situation of Naomi: the release of her tag team partner has increased her position and given her more exposure. Don’t be surprised if we watch Liv get the briefcase.
2. Zelina Vega
The return of Zelina Vega was a welcome surprise to the SmackDown Women’s division. When Vega was part of the main roster previously, she wasn’t really asked to wrestle often. Instead, she was the mouthpiece for Andrade & Angel Garza. Now, WWE can let Vega shine in the ring as a solo act. As a heel and a skilled talker, she’d be an excellent candidate for the briefcase. Plus a sneaky
1. Alexa Bliss
Many are divided on Bliss’s recent, spookier look. It is strange that she’s just usurped The Fiend’s powers and is now WWE’s resident witch. Bliss is a multiple-time champion and a safe bet for WWE to trust as Ms. Money in the Bank. She’s won it once before in 2018 and she cashed in on the same night. If she wins now, she can play long mind games with the champ. Plus she has the character flexibility to cash in on a babyface or a heel.
That’s who we have as the most likely and least likely Money in the Bank winners this year. Agree? Disagree? Let us know on Twitter at @FPC_Wrestling.