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WWE Money In The Bank: 5 Matches To Look Forward To

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WWE’s Money in the Bank PPV is scheduled to take place on the 18th of July, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas for its 12th edition. The PPV was supposed to take place on May 16th, but it switched dates with WrestleMania Backlash and then pushed to June 20th but was once again postponed to July 18th so that the event could take place in front of the fans. This will also be WWE’s first PPV held outside their Florida base since March 2020. Here are 5 matches of Money in the bank which you can’t and shouldn’t miss:

1. Roman Reigns (C) VS Edge, WWE Universal Title


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Roman Reigns defeated Edge and Daniel Bryan at the start of the year at WrestleMania 37 to retain his Universal title and since then, the R-rated superstar had gone underground until SmackDown’s episode in June, in which Paul Heyman said that there are no top contenders left to challenge Reigns and that when Edge made his return and brutally attacked the Head of the Table which ended with a devastating spear and also took Jimmy Uso out who had come to rescue Reigns. Later it was revealed that Edge had confronted Adam Pearce and demanded him for a one-on-one fight with Reigns for the title at Money in the Bank which was soon granted.

2. Bobby Lashley (C) VS Kofi Kingston, WWE Championship


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After defeating Drew McIntyre at Hell In A Cell, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and manager MVP were seen to be celebrating their victory but the party was crashed by The New Day members, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. It all goes back to October of 2019 where Kingston lost the title and was never offered a rematch for the title. The pair fought on May 17th in a non-title match which Kingston won, back then MVP dropped a bombshell right before the match that the contest was not for the WWE title but this time it is confirmed that these two powerhouses will face each other for the WWE title at Money in the Bank.

3. Rhea Ripley (C) VS Charlotte Flair, WWE Women’s Championship


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Charlotte Flair defeated Rhea Ripley at Hell in a Cell last month but she won it via disqualification. Ripley had attacked the former champ with the top cover of the announcer’s table which gave Flair a DQ win. WWE’s rules clearly state that titles cannot change hands via disqualification which is why Ripley retained her title. The following night, Flair said that she was proud of her opponent as she never expected Ripley to be a strategic champion. Soon after hearing this, WWE official Sonya Deville scheduled a rematch between the two for the WWE Women’s Championship at Money in the Bank.

4. Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match


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The participants for the Women’s ladder match were determined on a different basis. The first four participants were determined by tag team matches where Asuka, Naomi, and Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross qualified by defeating Eva Marie, Doudrop and Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler respectively. The next to be included in the match was two-time MITB winner Carmella who was the first SmackDown participant in the list. The following week, Sonya Deville named Zelina Vega to take part in the ladder match which made Carmella’s rival Liv Morgan furious as she believed neither Carmella nor Zelina have earned their spot in the match. Later on, Carmella was stripped of the match as she gave a title shot just two days before the main event and as a result, Deville named Morgan as her replacement. The last person to be added was Natalya who made her way into the match after Deville confirmed her to be a part of the match via her Twitter account.

5. Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match


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The qualifiers for Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match started on the June 21st episode of Raw in which Richochet, John Morrison, and Riddle qualified after defeating Aj Styles, Randy Orton, and Drew McIntyre respectively. The final spot for Raw fighters was determined in a triple threat match between Styles, Riddle, and McIntyre which the Scottish warrior won. As for SmackDown, Big E made his way into the ladder match after defeating the Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews. Keven Owens qualified the following week after defeating his arch-nemesis Sami Zyan in a Last Man Standing match. The final two spots of the match were filled by Seth Rollins and King Nakamura who defeated Cesaro and Baron Corbin, respectively.


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