The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Money in the Bank show set to take place on Sun., May 19, 2019, at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. This show has long been treated like a major event, though it’s unclear if
We’re just two weeks away from the show and the card is filling up:
- Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match
Participants: Braun Strowman, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, Ali, Finn Balor, Andrade, Randy Orton
- Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match
Participants: Naomi, Natalya, Dana Brooke, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Ember Moon, Alexa Bliss, Carmella
- Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles (Universal championship)
Styles won a triple threat match to earn a number one contender match against Borin Corbin, then he won that. He’s since cheap shotted Rollins and they’ve done their best to make it a bit more personal. The selling point, however, is the potential quality of the match itself.
- Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens (WWE championship)
Owens aligned with Kingston for a short time, as a temporary member of The New Day, but quickly turned on him because he’s Kevin Owens. This is the match to come from that. It may have been rushed due to Daniel Bryan’s injury.
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans (Raw women’s championship)
Evans started beef with Lynch by showing up and punching her in the mouth following WrestleMania. They’ve had a nice brawl on TV and been consistently entertaining going back-and-forth on social media.
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (SmackDown women’s championship)
Flair rightfully pointed out that she lost her title without getting pinned or submitted or even being involved in the finish of the match at WrestleMania, so she’s getting another crack here. She did have to earn it, which she did by beating Bayley.
- Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio (U.S. championship)
Initial rumors suggested Joe would defend his title against Braun Strowman here, and the two started an issue of sorts, but that was abruptly dropped to continue a feud on Raw that started on SmackDown. There have been more teases of Mysterio’s son getting involved.
- Tony Nese (c) vs. Ariya Daivari (Cruiserweight championship)
Daivari won a Fatal 4-Way and a match against Oney Lorcan to get this match.
- Roman Reigns vs. Elias
Reigns moved to SmackDown along with Elias and immediately drew the ire of Vince/Shane McMahon. So he’s been put into a match with Elias, who, for some reason, has aligned with the bosses.
- The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
This feud has escalated over the months, leading to a steel cage match.