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WWE: Two Money in the Bank matches set for the pay-per-view

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WWE setting up a second ladder match (©GettyImages)
WWE setting up a second ladder match (©GettyImages).

It has become a tradition in WWE that at every Money in the Bank pay-per-view there are two ladder matches, one for the WWE Championship, which was a red briefcase, and one for the World Heavyweight Championship which was a blue suitcase, colour coordinated with their corresponding brands.

This year we all knew it was going to be different this year because there is now only one championship, which means there would have only been one ladder match. Then The Authority stripped Daniel Bryan of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this week on Raw and now it seems there will actually be two matches after all, one for the title and one for the future title shot.

A great idea would have been to put all the losing members of the Money in the Bank qualifying matches into the match for the future title shot so that people like Dolph Ziggler and Rob Van Dam will still be on the pay-per-view, but now it seems the plan from WWE is to have the second match for up and coming talent so they can develop the future of the business.

This means the likes of Bo Dallas and Rusev, and possibly The Assension - if they are promoted to the main brand in time - will be a part of this match. If that comes true you have to think Rusev will be the strong favourite, and whoever becomes champion on June 29th will spend a whole year looking over their shoulder if the Bulgarian Brute has that sort of opportunity.

The pay-per-view itself follows a lacklustre Payback and needed to up the anti a lot, so the fact that WWE are building towards Roman Reigns v Randy Orton and Dean Ambrose v Seth Rollins - as well as these two ladder matches - means that they are really going for it as WWE heads towards their summer events including Battleground and SummerSlam.

There are also rumours that Brock Lesnar has been reached out to to make an early return and possibly be a part of that Money in the Bank ladder match for the title because he was supposed to face Daniel Bryan for the title at SummerSlam. This could still work, but instead he could retain the title against Bryan and Cesaro could be placed into the ladder match for the briefcase and cash in on Lesnar after this match, this means that WWE wouldn't have to change any plans and Daniel Bryan will slot back in at SummerSlam. 

Either way, WWE are in a pretty dark place at the moment and are having to draft and redraft copies of scripts all the time because Daniel Bryan has left them in a vulnerable position, but hopefully this will be there way around it.

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