WWE Money in the Bank: All the Matches Confirmed for This Sunday’s Pay-Per-View
WWE holds its annual Money in the Bank pay-per-view this Sunday, and here’s all the matches confirmed to take place, live on the WWE Network. First invented to be part of WrestleMania, the Money in the Bank ladder match guarantees its winner a world title shot at any time of their choosing, and has existed since 2005. Beginning in 2010, the Money in the Bank match spawned its own pay-per-view, often with two such matches taking place. Since 2017, each Money in the Bank event has played host to a ladder match for both the men and women.
This year, Money in the Bank takes place slightly earlier than usual, and is now the first event after WrestleMania. The show is being held at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, not too far from WWE’s global headquarters in Stamford. It’s also not too far from where WrestleMania was held, in the New York/New Jersey area. As of this writing, ten matches are booked for Money in the Bank, and here’s the full rundown. If any matches are added or removed before this Sunday, this post will be updated.
Arguably the biggest match on the Money in the Bank card sees Seth Rollins defend Raw’s Universal Championship against “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles. The two combatants have never faced each other before, making for a modern-day dream match. This is Rollins’ first major title defense since “slaying the beast” by defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. On the SmackDown side, underdog WWE Champion Kofi Kingston is set to defend his title against Kevin Owens, who recently turned heel on The New Day in brutal fashion.
Coming off main-eventing WrestleMania for the first time ever, WWE’s women’s division presents two huge title matches involving dual champion Becky Lynch. “The Man” defends her Raw title against upstart Lacey Evans, and defends her SmackDown title against nemesis Charlotte Flair.
Beyond the big title matches, Money in the Bank also of course boasts the usual two titular ladder matches. Competing on the men’s side is Raw’s Ricochet, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, and Drew McIntyre, as well as SmackDown’s Ali, Randy Orton, Andrade, and Finn Balor. Braun Strowman was originally booked for the match, but has been written out. Competing on the women’s side is Raw’s Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Dana Brooke, and Naomi, as well as SmackDown’s Bayley, Ember Moon, Mandy Rose, and Carmella. Out of those groups, Corbin, Orton, Bliss, and Carmella have won Money in the Bank before.
Rounding out the 2019 Money in the Bank card is The Miz taking on former partner Shane McMahon inside a steel cage, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns going one-on-one with WWE’s resident crooner Elias, Rey Mysterio attempting to last for more than two minutes this time while challenging Samoa Joe for the U.S. Championship, and last but not least, Tony Nese defending 205 Live’s Cruiserweight Championship against Ariya Daivari.
Money in the Bank 2019 streams live this Sunday on the WWE Network.