With Night of Champions set for the end of May, WWE is unleashing one of the most exciting shows of the year on the fine folks in London, England, with not one but two Ladder matches set to decide who will earn the monikers of Mr. and Miss Money in the Bank.
Following a stacked SmackDown card with multiple championship matches, Paul “Triple H” Levesque is bringing fans early from their Fourth of July weekend celebrations to watch a seven-match card with three titles defended, two open contracts up for grabs, and the one and only Bloodline Civil War, which has the potential to shake the WWE Universe forever.
What’s more, the best part? Because the event starts at 3 p.m. Eastern, 12 p.m. Pacific, fans should be able to spend the evening analyzing the booking decisions before retiring for the night. Money in the Bank is going to be daring, WWE Universe.
𝐁𝐋𝐎𝐎𝐃𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐄: 𝐂𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐖𝐚𝐫
Divided they fall.
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) July 1, 2023
5. Becky Lynch is crowned Miss Money in the Bank
Though Becky Lynch isn’t technically Miss Money in the Bank, you’d never know it based on how she’s been doing media to promote the show, as “The Man” and her man, Seth Rollins, have been running around everywhere from the Today Show to ESPN to talk about the upcoming show and do fun things like name the biggest heels in professional sports.
Has WWE ever forced a babyface to do media work just to have them lose their main event match? You bet; between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania, Cody Rhodes must have given 100 interviews, and he famously lost to Roman Reigns on his big night. Still, after a decade in the trenches, this is one of the few boxes Lynch has left to check in her career, and this feels like Becky’s match in front of a fiery UK crowd.
4. Brock Lesnar triumphs over Cody Rhodes
Brock Lesnar is technically not on the Money in the Bank card. Cody Rhodes is technically wrestling Dominik Mysterio, and based on experience, pedigree, and general talent, he should easily win against Mami’s little Dom Dom. But, after promising the “Beast Incarnate” a rematch in every WWE ring in the world a few weeks ago on RAW, what better way to set up the rematch at SummerSlam than to give Mysterio his biggest win ever with a little help from the former UFC Heavyweight Champion?
3. Seth Rollins triumphs versus Finn Balor
Finn Balor has done pretty much everything he can think of in the last two weeks to ensure Seth Rollins isn’t 100 percent at Money in the Bank.
From thwarting his WWE World Heavyweight Championship open challenge on the penultimate episode of RAW before Money in the Bank, to attacking “The Visionary” after his match with Bron Breakker on NXT, to his attempted assault on “The Revolutionary” with a chair this past Monday, Balor is desperate for Seth’s “Freakin'” title, and he doesn’t care what the WWE Universe thinks.
Fortunately, as Rollins stated on RAW, the best version of himself is better than the best version of Balor, and therefore, despite his return to the UK, Rollins will send the Devitt family home dissatisfied… Unless, of course, JD McDonagh comes out Solo Sikoa-style to disrupt Rollins’ plans; if that happens, Rollins might move from fighting champ to pursuing challenger, which could be much more entertaining to watch.
2. Before Jey Uso pins Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa flips on him
Speaking about Solo Sikoa, after making his main roster debut at Clash of the Castle in Cardiff, Wales, Jey, and Jimmy Uso effectively nominated the “Street Champ” to be the new “Tribal Chief” if Roman Reigns loses and loses favor with the elders.
Sikoa gets a chance to follow in his brothers’ footsteps and take down his uncle as well at Money in the Bank, popping the “Head of the Table” in the throat with a Samoan Spike before going down 1-2-3 with a Samoan Splash from Jimmy or Jey. If Triple H decides to book the best SummerSlam match ever, he will be one year gone from his roster reset at the show last summer.
1. LA Knight wins Money in the Bank
If SmackDown Live is any indicator, the London fans would love to see LA Knight drop the briefcase and become the new Mr. Money in the Bank.
Do you know anyone else who wants to see it happen? Almost every other member of the WWE Universe as well.
Triple H should give the 40-year-old journeyman a tip of the hat and a chance to talk a whole lot of crap on RAW and SmackDown after what could go down as the most important match of his life after organically getting himself over to a degree that would make Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson hot around the collar.
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) June 30, 2023