WWE: Money in the Bank kick-off match announced

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It was announced on Monday Night Raw that R-Truth will take on King Barrett at the Money in the Bank kick off show on Sunday night. 

This follows a comedy segment on Raw where R-Truth came out to confront Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler and Kane to build up to the Money in the Bank contract ladder match. He talked about the Intercontinental Championship ladder match at WrestleMania back in March and his part in it before Kane reminded him that he wasn't even in the Sunday's match. 

Ziggler and Reigns laughed it off in the ring as R-Truth sulked to the back, in what was a fantastically timed segment before The New Day made their way out. 

Many fans felt sorry for R-Truth following that segment and asked the question as to whether WWE confused R-Truth with Kofi Kingston, which is still yet to be confirmed or denied but it added some light hearted humour to the show. 

Point to prove

King Barrett will have a major point to prove on Sunday as well because the Englishman has lacked direction since he won the 2015 King of the Ring tournament, and following the end of his rivalry with fellow British superstar Neville Barrett has had no feud to speak of. 

He was given an opportunity to be placed in the Money in the Bank contract match last week on Raw but he was easily defeated by Roman Reigns and so lost the opportunity to fight for the briefcase this year. 

Barrett looked like he was set to gain a monster push after his King of the Ring win, but after his failure to win the Intercontinental Championship inside the Elimination Chamber last week, it seems he has lost his right to fight for the title that is now held by Ryback and instead he needs to re-establish himself in the mid-card.

This isn't the first time Barrett has been on the kick off show over the past few months, after he was denied the right to fight for the Intercontinental Championship when Daniel Bryan failed to be cleared to compete at Extreme Rules. That time Barrett was relegated to the kick off show to face Neville instead. 

MITB card

The Money in the Bank kick off show is once again set to be an hour long with just the one match announced so far. Other matches announced on Monday night's Raw include Ryback up against The Big Show for the Intercontinental Championship whilst Nikki Bella once again defends her Divas Championship against Paige. 

The Tag Team Championships will also be defended as The New Day take on The Prime Time Players, but the thought is that is will be Xavier Woods and Big E defending because Kofi Kingston is in the Money in the Bank contract match along with Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Neville, Kane and Dolph Ziggler. 

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