WWE Money In The Bank 2017: The Numbers Almost Guarantee Baron Corbin And Carmella Will Win
Headline: WWE Money In The Bank 2017: The Numbers Almost Guarantee Baron Corbin And Carmella Will Win
Author: Alfred Konuwa, Contributor
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:42:00 -0400
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Money in the Bank commences Sunday live from St. Louis, Missouri. The match has produced a wide range of memorable, innovative and death-defying spots, but a very small range of winners.
The numbers never lie, and all the statistics of prior Money in the Bank winners point to two rather obvious choices for both the men’s and women’s Money in the Ban match.
Below are Money in the Bank statistics covering everything from financial information to the make-up of past winners. After analyzing the patterns of Money in the Bank winners, I used the process of elimination to name the most likely winner(s) in each match based on historical statistics. Mind you, I did all of this before actually checking who was favored according to current wagering odds. The results were quite interesting.
There have been 17 Money in the Bank matches. Of them, 10 winners (59 percent) were heels.
Nine out of the 17 Money in the Bank winners (53 percent) were first-time participants.
Two of the last three Money in the Bank winners were graduates of NXT.
The Money in the Bank pay-per-view franchise produced a total of 930,000 buys when the statistic was tracked from 2010 to 2015.
88 percent of Money in the Bank cash-ins have been successful.
Only one current champion has won a Money in the Bank match: The Miz in 2012.
The median attendance of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view is 14,815.
Money in the Bank winners by nationality:
- American (Caucasian): 14
- Canadian: 1
- Mexican: 1
- Irish: 1
The median time of a Money in the Bank match is 19:24.
Only two WWE Superstars have cashed in Money in the Bank on the same night they won the briefcase: Kane in 2010 and Dean Ambrose in 2016.
Only one WWE Superstar has won multiple Money in the Bank matches: CM Punk in 2008 and 2009.
Youngest WWE Superstar to win Money in the Bank: Jack Swagger—28 years, four days.
Oldest WWE Superstar to win Money in the Bank: Kane—43 years, two months, 22 days.
Median age of a WWE Money in the Bank winner: 31
Only three WWE Superstars have won Money in the Bank at age 35 or older.
Having crunched the numbers, the process of elimination goes as follows;
- AJ Styles (40) is too old to win Money in the Bank.
- Dolph Ziggler (36) is too old to win Money in the Bank and, as a winner in 2012, winning multiple Money in the Bank briefcases is a rarity.
- Kevin Owens is the current United States champion. A United States champion winning Money in the Bank has only happened once..
- Shinsuke Nakamura (37) is too old to win Money in the Bank. Unfortunately, he also may be too Japanese. Minorities have a rough history in these matches. 14 Money in the Bank winners were Caucasian males. Only three Money in the Bank winners were of non-American descent, and of them, two were Caucasian males.
- Sami Zayn is too Canadian to win Money in the Bank.
This leaves Baron Corbin, a 32-year-old, Caucasian-American male who is currently a heel competing in his first Money in the Bank match. All of those characteristics have a rich history of Money in the Bank success, not to mention Corbin is an NXT graduate, which has been the case with two of the last three winners.
Coincidentally enough, Baron Corbin is currently a -2,000 favorite to win Money in the Bank.
Now, for the women:
- Tamina Snuka (39) is too old to win Money in the Bank. There is also no precedent for WWE Superstars of Samoan descent winning Money in the Bank.
- Becky Lynch is too Irish to win Money in the Bank, although, Sheamus’ win in 2015 is a source of hope.
- Natalya (35) is too old to win Money in the Bank. She’s also too Canadian to win Money in the Bank.
This leaves Charlotte Flair and Carmella. Charlotte is a 31-year-old Caucasian-American female who is currently a babyface competing in her first Money in the Bank match. Carmella is a 29-year-old Caucasian female who is currently a heel competing in her first Money in the Bank match. Both are NXT graduates. Carmella figures to have a slight edge as heels have won this match 59 percent of the time.