With WrestleMania 35 behind us, it’s time to move on to the next big show: Money in the Bank. Although Money in the Bank is still a few weeks away (it will take place on Sunday, May 19th), part of the match card has already been revealed for the event.
As of today, Tuesday, April 30th, the Money in the Bank 2019 match card stands as follows:
Braun Strowman vs. Ricochet vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre vs. 4 SmackDown Live Competitors
Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Last night on Raw, half of the men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match competitors were announced. The four representatives from the Raw brand will be Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, and Braun Strowman.
The remaining half will be announced tonight on SmackDown Live, but tensions have already risen between the four men from Raw. Drew McIntyre teamed up with Baron Corbin to take on Ricochet and Braun Strowman. Ricochet and Braun came out on top, which is no surprise considering Corbin and McIntyre no longer consider each other allies, fighting amongst themselves during the match.
Naomi vs. Dana Brooke vs. Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss vs. 4 SmackDown Live Competitors
Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Along with the four men’s competitors, the four women who will represent Raw in their Money in the Bank Ladder Match were revealed. During A Moment of Bliss, Alexa announced Natalya, Dana Brooke, and Naomi, before proudly revealing that she, herself, would be the fourth woman from Raw.
The remaining three women did not take this news well, arguing that Alexa Bliss had not done anything to earn such a position, that surely there was another woman on the roster who was more deserving. Naomi went as far as to challenge Alexa to a match, which Alexa lost due to her unruly shoelaces.
Roman Reigns vs. Elias
Roman Reigns’ attack on Vince McMahon did not sit well with Shane McMahon, or his new friend Elias. Because of this, Shane and Elias worked together to attack Roman Reigns on SmackDown Live.
In an effort to further avenge his new allies, Elias challenged Roman Reigns to a match at Money in the Bank. Shane McMahon was certain that The Big Dog would never accept, but Reigns proved him wrong, accepting the challenge later in the evening.
The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
Steel Cage Match
The feud between Miz and Shane McMahon appears to be coming to a head at Money in the Bank, as they will compete in a Steel Cage Match during the show. Shane McMahon’s ruthless abuse of both Miz and his father (as well as poor Greg Hamilton) led to this challenge from Miz, which Shane quickly accepted.
Though we would normally assume this environment would give Shane McMahon the advantage, Miz proved himself a bit of a badass at WrestleMania 35, and may just be able to bring Shane down in his own element.
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
SmackDown Live Women’s Championship Match
A confrontation between Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Bayley resulted in a No. 1 Contendership Match between Charlotte Flair and Bayley, as The Huggable One was determined to prove that she was just as worthy of a title as her former fellow Horsewoman.
Unfortunately for Bayley, she was defeated by Charlotte, making The Queen Becky Lynch’s opponent for Money in the Bank. Post-match, Becky was asked if she was worried about having two matches in one night. She said that she expected to beat Lacey Evans in one punch, and bring Charlotte down just as easily.
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans
Raw Women’s Championship Match
After capturing both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships from Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair, respectively, Becky Lynch wasted no time in declaring herself a fighting champion, saying that she would be more than willing to take on any and everyone who wished to challenge her.
Lacey Evans almost immediately took advantage of this opportunity, attacking The Champ Champ at every turn. This gained her a number one contendership match against Natalya, which she won, claiming the spot in this Raw Women’s Championship Match at Money in the Bank.
Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles
Universal Championship Match
While Becky Lynch has certainly had a few ladies gunning for her championships, Seth Rollins’ list of contenders topped it. The Kingslayer had no less than six (seven, if you count Kofi Kingston’s attempt at becoming the champ champ like Becky) competitors approach him for a chance at the Universal Championship: Drew McIntyre, Rey Mysterio, The Miz, Baron Corbin, AJ Styles, and Samoa Joe.
After two triple threats and a singles match between AJ Styles and Baron Corbin, Styles came out on top, seizing what will probably be one of the biggest matches on the card at Money in the Bank.
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