WWE Money in the Bank: WWE Stars look to Climb the Corporate Ladder for World Championship Opportunity

Giancarlo Aulino
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Sunday, May 10, 2020

WWE continue their PPV schedule Sunday night, when Money in the Bank airs live on the WWE Network. The Money in the Bank PPV has been a real fan-favourite over the years, with the annual Money in the Bank ladder match. The match has had a long history for being a platform that creates new stars and elevate talent to the next level. 

Superstars such as Edge, CM Punk, The Miz, and Carmella have benefited from winning the Money in the Bank in the past as it catapulted them to the main event scene and made them fixtures in the world title picture, while other superstars such as Kane, Brock Lesnar, and Bayley have used the Money in the Bank win to reclaim what they once had.  

The PPV itself has offered plenty of unforgettable moments over the years however this year, WWE is trying something completely different and moving the ladder match from the arena to WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Also, for the first time ever, both the men's and women's Money in the Bank ladder matches will be taking place simultaneously. The matches will begin on the ground floor of WWE Headquarters and in order to win, superstars must make their way to the roof of WWE Headquarters and retrieve the briefcase. 

With that in mind, the matches can literally take place all over the building. As the commentary team alluded to this past week on Raw and SmackDown, the matches could spill over into the cafeteria, the gym, or even Mr. McMahon's office.

Much like WrestleMania, the Money in the Bank ladder matches could provide fans with an interesting viewing experience in that and they could follow suit with the Boneyard Match and Firefly Funhouse match and include more of a cinematic element. 

The men’s side features Daniel Bryan, King Corbin, Otis, Aleister Black, Rey Mysterio, and AJ Styles and the women’s match features Asuka, Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax, Dana Brooke, Carmella, and Lacey Evans. WWE experimenting with simultaneous Money in the Bank matches could be something to keep an eye on because if it’s successful and they get positive feedback from fans, this could be the new norm for future Money in the Bank PPVs.