This week during the SmackDown tapings, another superstar qualified for the Money in the Bank ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on June 19.
After what happened on Monday Night Raw earlier this week, we know five superstars have qualified for the match. Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Chris Jericho, Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens all gained a spot in the clash after defeating Sheamus, The Miz, Apollo Crews, Dolph Ziggler and AJ Styles, respectively. This left two remaining spots in the match yet to be filled.
During SmackDown tapings this week, another spot was filled in the match, leaving only one spot left to fill. The final participant will likely be revealed next week on Monday Night Raw. SPOILER ALERT - If you want to wait until later this week when SmackDown airs to find out who the newest member of the Money in the Bank ladder match is, turn away now.
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The newest superstar in the Money in the Bank ladder match is Alberto Del Rio.
The Mexican wrestler won a Money In the Bank qualifying match against Zack Ryder at the SmackDown tapings, according to Wrestling Inc. He will now have a chance to win the briefcase which will give him a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship anytime, anywhere.
Del Rio is a very talented superstar, and it comes as no surprise he has qualified for this match. However, taking into account the other participants involved and how he has been booked recently, the chance of Mexico's Greatest Export winning the entire thing seem to be pretty slim.
Although he was a main eventer in the past, the chances of Del Rio being a main eventer once more by winning the Money in the Bank ladder match is close to zero. There's simply too many other superstars involved like Zayn, Owens, Cesaro, and Ambrose that have greater potential than him.
When he was part of The League of Nations, the group wasn't booked as strong as it could have been. He was booked to make Kalisto look strong in their clashes for the United States Championship in the months before WrestleMania 32, and the way which the stable disbanded was in a very abrupt manner. There were no real lasting effects afterwards as all the other members went their separate ways.
Del Rio certainly isn't a favorite to win and leave the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 19 with the Money in the Bank briefcase in hand. He'll simply be a jobber in this match and nothing more.