The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Money in the Bank show set to take place on Sun., June 17, 2018, at the Allstate Arena in just outside of Chicago, Illinois. While the company has moved to regular co-branded events now, they also treat this show as a “Big 5” PPV, so it should be even more eventful.
We're just two weeks away from the show, but the card looks all but full:
- Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match
The field is set: Ember Moon, Alexa Bliss, Natalya, and Sasha Banks from the Raw side and Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Lana, and Naomi from the SmackDown side. Early odds indicate the winner will come from the red brand.
- Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match
The field is set: Braun Strowman, Bobby Roode, Finn Balor, and Kevin Owens from the Raw side and The Miz, Rusev, Samoa Joe, and a member of The New Day from the SmackDown side. We still don’t know who the New Day member will be and may not find out until showtime. Early odds indicate the winner will come from the blue brand.
- AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a Last Man Standing match (WWE Championship)
They couldn’t settle up in a No Disqualification match, with both unable to answer a 10 count follow low blows at Backlash. Naturally, then, they’ll be wrestling a Last Man Standing match here. It’s probably the blow off to this feud. The big focus from SmackDown General Manager Paige has been that they will have a definitive winner.
- Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women’s Championship)
This began with Jax challenging Rousey at the NBC Upfronts and started as a babyface vs. babyface encounter. Ever since, Jax has been antagonizing the former UFC champion, including getting mixed up in Rousey’s relationship with Natalya.
- Carmella (c) vs. Asuka (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Although Asuka lost in her title match at WrestleMania 34 against Charlotte, and hasn’t really done anything since to become top contender, she was given this match.
- Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
Mahal cost Reigns a spot in the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match and they’ve been at each other’s throats ever since. They’ll have a match on Raw this week before running it back here.
- Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Gallows & Anderson (SmackDown Tag Team Championship)
The Good Brothers defeated The Usos to become top contenders.
- Seth Rollins (c) vs. Elias (Intercontinental championship)
Rollins interrupted a musical performance and took a guitar shot to the back for it. There was only one way to go with this from there. They haven’t done much outside of that.
- Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn
Sami tried to “expose” Bobby but it went really poorly in one of the worst Raw segments in a while. Then, he went with a stolen valor angle, which has Lashley good and pissed off. They’ll settle up here.
- Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
Bryan has thoroughly beaten Cass at nearly every turn but they’re continuing on with this. That’s a good thing if only because it gave us what may be the best promo of 2018.
The B-Team became top contenders to Woken Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt’s Raw tag team titles last week, but it’s unclear if the eventual match will take place on this show. It’s already loaded with 10 matches. There have also been rumors of a match pitting Andrade Almas vs. Sin Cara being added to the show.