Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens are fighting it out for the Money in the Bank briefcase at Summerslam. If Owens takes the win on this match, then Kevin Owens becomes the new Mr. Money in the Bank. So, will the Monster in the Bank retain? Or does Kevin Owens have an evil master plan at the ready? Let’s see what the experts think!
The match between Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens is undoubtedly the one with the most repercussions. Not only could it affect a potential title shot for both athletes, it could also influence the main event at Summerslam. I already mentioned my idea of making it a tie, giving both men a briefcase, or even better, making them share a briefcase. If this is the case, there are dozens of storylines WWE writers can come up with! Owens and Strowman also have amazing chemistry, I believe they can keep a storyline for the rest of the year. Of course, this is not possible if either man beats the other at this point. Despite the fact that this match will be amazing, the WWE must be careful about how to handle things with Strowman. Even though Strowman can take a loss at this point, him being marketed as the “Monster Among Men” is a moniker they must maintain. So, a clean win should not be among the possibilities for Kevin Owens. I do believe this match is happening for a reason other than filler. They might be planning for Strowman taking the title a little later, making this rivalry with Owens pan out. If this is the case, Owens takes the briefcase, does the cash-in during the championship match at Summerslam, and Braun comes in for revenge later. It makes sense.
Personally, I don’t see the point of this match. You don’t need to give these guys anything to do, and the card is stacked as is. The point here is to throw fans off on if Braun will cash-in. As for defending his contract? Just a reason to get people further intrigued in the match. Unless they have something else planned for Strowman, I don’t forsee Owens winning. If anything we may see a DQ finish where Owens attacks and hampers Strowman so much that it ‘eliminates him’ from cashing in.
To echo the sentiments of my colleagues, this match only exists to make fans question whether “Mr. Monster in the Bank” Braun Strowman will be able to cash in during the Universal Championship match later in the night. I don’t at all expect Strowman to lose the briefcase here, but Owens could (appear to) successfully incapacitate him. My preferred outcome is for Strowman to leave Brooklyn with the Universal Title while Brock disappears forever into never-never land.
Expect Kevin Owens to lose and for Braun Strowman to keep his Money in the… excuse me, “Monster” In The Bank briefcase, if for no other reason than fans will be intrigued wondering if he will cash it on Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns (should he win) at SummerSlam or any other time. Kevin Owens continues to be a great heel, and Strowman continues to be over as one of Raw’s top fresh babyfaces, but this match seems kind of thrown together and an excuse to get both men on the show.