With just over three weeks remaining until the annual Money in the Bank event, the WWE still has plenty of time to build-up to some matches that haven’t yet been announced.
The stellar line-ups for both ladder matches are almost complete and will be finalised this week, while a total of seven epic contests have already been confirmed - including Ronda Rousey’s first title match as she battles Nia Jax for the RAW Women’s Championship.
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Looking over the card, the number of matches - with two of those being ladder matches - suggests that the card could be finalised. However, with reports emerging over the past week that WWE has informed broadcasters that their pay-per-views will now run longer than advertised, it’s expected that WWE will still add more contests to the exciting event.
That topic was recently highlighted on Wrestling Observer Newsletter, with the source claiming that the event could end up having eight or nine matches in total with the event running longer than usual; with a Jeff Hardy United States Championship match along with a Seth Rollins Intercontinental title defence set to take place.
With both men not featuring in the Money in the Bank ladder match, it’s still thought that they are going to compete at the event as they’re just too big to miss out, especially in the case of The Kingslayer.
According to Rajah, Rollins could have one of two superstars from Monday Night RAW challenging him for the Intercontinental Championship. Based on the pushes they’re getting on the red brand recently, it’s thought that either Baron Corbin or Elias could be given the nod.
Elias is hot right now, and nobody would complain should he receive a title opportunity. Corbin, on the other hand, was speculated to have a significant push on RAW after the Superstar Shake-up. While that hasn’t happened right now, this match could be the catalyst which elevates him to the main event scene with Rollins arguably being the best superstar on the roster right now.
Hardy has more options after failing on two occasions to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match on SmackDown LIVE.
The same source has claimed the obvious choice is the loser of the Samoa Joe vs. Daniel Bryan match which takes place next week with the winner taking up the final spot in the Money in the Bank ladder match.
Again, they are two huge names who fans wouldn’t mind if they ended up taking on Hardy for the United States crown - even if Bryan did end up beating him in a second-chance qualifying match earlier this week.
A more outside-of-the-box pick, though, could see Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas thrown into the mix, despite him only squashing local talent in the two weeks he’s appeared on the blue brand.
Considering many fans wanted WWE to push him right off the bat by sticking him in the Money in the Bank ladder match, having a first marquee feud against Hardy with a title on the line wouldn’t be a bad pay-per-view debut.
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