According to a June 16 report from ProWrestling.net, the field is now complete for the Money in the Bank ladder match for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship. During this week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, John Cena qualified for the bout by defeating Demon Kane in a stretcher match. Elsewhere on “Raw,” Roman Reigns earned his spot in the big show with a victory in a battle royale.
Reigns tossed fast-rising WWE superstar Rusev over the top rope, to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match that goes down later this month in Boston. For the first time ever at a Money in the Bank event, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Belt is on the line. With that said, the event is an absolute must-watch for WWE Universe.
The field of entries for the match is now set, with Cena, Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Sheamus, Cesaro, Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio. Cena and company will by vying for the belt that was stripped from Daniel Bryan, who is still sidelined with a neck injury. WWE head honcho Stephanie McMahon knows its best for business to have a champion who isn’t sidelined with an injury, so she’s putting the title on the line at Money in the Bank.
No word yet on when Bryan will be returning to action, but it’ll likely be several more weeks. The WWE will probably allow Bryan to take his time to recover, being that its not Wrestlemania season. There’s no rush to rush Bryan to return. They need him to be healthy for several years to come, so its not smart to push him to come back before he’s 100 percent. When Bryan is back to full strength, he’ll have to win his belt back against whoever wins the Money in the Bank ladder match.
With the field of seven including Cena, Reigns, Wyatt, Orton and several other top superstars, the ladder match easily has more star power than any other past Money in the Bank main events. Money in the Bank isn’t currently considered one of the WWE’s “big four” as far as pay-per-view events go, as the top events are considered to be Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series. However, it seems the WWE is working hard to change the perception of Money in the Bank.
WWE officials clearly want to give Money in the Bank a little push by adding top stars such as Cena and Reigns. Elsewhere on the WWE Money in the Bank card, The Usos put their tag-team title on the line against Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Several more matches are expected to be announced in the days and weeks ahead. Money in the Bank goes down June 29 at TD Garden in Boston.