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WWE poster shows who seventh MITB ladder match participant was going to be

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This past Sunday's Money in the Bank ladder match was a dramatic affair, with six Superstars battling it out for the right to get their hands on the briefcase.

As we all know by now, it was Dean Ambrose who ultimately won that honour after seeing off Cesaro, Chris Jericho, Alberto Del Rio, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.

At one stage in the lead up to the pay-per-view, however, the WWE had been advertising that Ambrose and co. would be joined by a seventh participant. While that plan was ultimately scrapped, an accidental leak on a WWE Network show this week has now revealed just who the seventh competitor was supposed to be.

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The mistake was spotted by one eagle-eyed fan whilst watching the most recent episode of 'This Week in WWE' on the WWE Network.

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As you can see, Kalisto is front and centre on what appears to be the original poster for the 2016 MITB ladder match.

The revelation puts to an end speculation that the WWE themselves had initiated when they showed a graphic on RAW last month that included the six known participants alongside a silhouette of a 'mystery' seventh Superstar.

While we might now know that Kalisto was that unknown star, his appearance on this poster does begs the question; 'Why did the WWE change their mind and drop the masked wrestler from the match?'

Considering Kalisto was still involved in the Las Vegas pay-per-view - competing on the pre-show alongside Sin Cara in a match against The Dudleys - it isn't as if the WWE had suddenly decided to freeze him out as some sort of punishment.

One theory that has been mooted is that the WWE opted to give Kalisto one final push as an individual competitor and, thus, kept him out of a multi-man match in which he would likely have played a bit part role.

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Whatever the reason, it does at least put to bed the idea that the WWE had to change their plans at the last minute when it became clear that neither Randy Orton or Bray Wyatt would be healthy enough to be the seventh participant.

As they say, though, 'all's well that ends well', and while Kalisto fans might be disappointed to learn how close he was to getting a shot at the briefcase, Sunday's match had more than enough entertainment to make it a success.

With Ambrose having already cashed in to become the new World Heavyweight champion, the 2016 ladder match could also go down as one of the most important in recent years.

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