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Surprise! Those ‘local ads’ showing the Money in the Bank entrants are probably BS

Over the past week, a set of images purporting to be from Hartford, Connecticut-area television advertisements for May 19’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) have been a hot topic around the virtual pro wrestling water cooler.

Nearly all graps fans know rumors are served with many grains of salt - and caveats like “card subject to change” and “plans change”. Most people also know the internet is full of misleading information, if not outright lies. Still, our love of getting our hands on knowledge we’re not supposed to have (yet, or ever) gets the better of our common sense sometimes.

So if you were excited about the prospect of a Drew McIntyre vs. Cesaro vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Ricochet vs. Aleister Black vs. Andrade vs. Lars Sullivan men’s ladder match... we understand! Sounded pretty good to us, too. And maybe a lot of those people will still be in the match. But WrestleVotes says the ad isn’t real, and they have some documentation to back up their claim:

What does that mean about the alleged women’s match line-up? We don’t have evidence that Tamina, Sasha Banks, Natalya, Naomi, Bayley, Carmella, Ember Moon, or Sonya Deville won’t be in the vicinity of XL Center in three weeks. But we also don’t have any evidence Banks will be back, or that WWE would book her in a high profile spot so shortly after she came back, or...

And considering the men’s one seems to be bogus, I’ll just wait until WWE announces the line-ups tonight and tomorrow.

Don’t even get me started on the NXT one. I mean, Adam Cole, Keith Lee, Matt Riddle, Jaxon Ryker, Pete Dunne, Tyler Breeze, and Dominik Dijakovic sounds dope and all, but... Prince Pretty? Really?

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