Male and female stars of both brands will risk everything for a contract that promises them a title fight at any time for the next 12 months.
Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens, Bobby Roode, Braun Strowman, The Miz, Rusev, Finn Balor and a member of The New Day – likely Big E – will lock the horns in the men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Lana, Natalya, Alexa Bliss, Charlotte Flair, Ember Moon, Becky Lynch, Naomi and Sasha Banks will have the opportunity to become the second Ms Money in the Bank.
Justin Barrasso from Sports illustrated expects RAW superstar Banks and The Miz of Smackdown to emerge victorious in every match.
Barrasso said, “Sasha Banks would be an ideal winner for the women, and the winner of the MITB match for the men will be much more likely to appear from SmackDown Live, with The Miz making the most sense.
“A winner on Raw would make less sense considering that their universal champ Brock Lesnar rarely appears on the show unless he’s in an established angle.”
If you leave The Windy City with a title, you have to be on your feet all the time and look over your shoulder, because a cash-in can take place at any time.
Lesnar won’t be performing this weekend, so he’ll be Universal Champion for a while, while AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship in a Last Man Standing Match against Shinsuke Nakamura.
The match is so brutal that a wrestler can only win by hitting his opponent so far that he can’t get up before 10am.
Styles and Nakamura will be so exhausted after the fight that the next Mr Money in the Bank could grab the chance to become world champions.
Ronda Rousey could also fall victim to a cash-in for beating Nia Jax for the RAW Women’s Championship, and the same goes for Asuka, who challenges Carmella for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
Kane and Dean Ambrose took their money-in-the-bank briefcases that same night and became world champions.
Only four out of 20 Money-in-the-Bank winners did not become world champions.
That was Mr. Kennedy, John Cena, Damien Sandow, and Baron Corbin.