The line-up for the coveted Money In The Bank match is all but confirmed as the final male WWE superstar triumphed in the last qualifying bout on Monday Night Raw, bringing the high-stakes ladder match in London, England, one step closer to reality.
Previously qualified participants Ricochet, Shinsuke Nakamura, LA Knight, Santos Escobar, and Butch will now be joined by a new face. This guarantees that the ladder match will witness a first-time victor, courtesy of the thrilling qualifying contest between Matt Riddle and Damian Priest on the Raw stage.
Priest Triumphs, Secures Ladder Spot
Damian Priest, displaying his customary flair and power, emerged victorious over Riddle. This victory solidified his place in the ladder match and exposed Riddle to the wrath of the Intercontinental Champion, Gunther, and his formidable allies in Imperium.
This development has added a new layer of complexity to The Judgment Day narrative. During an intense face-to-face confrontation, Damian Priest asserted his stand to Finn Balor: should they both prevail in London, Priest would not exercise his cash-in contract against Balor.
The Irish wrestler, Balor, is set to challenge Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the same event, a challenge that Balor threw down on Raw. While the men's division has locked in its competitors for the Money In The Bank showdown, the women's bracket is still one short of completion.
So far, powerhouses Zelina Vega, Becky Lynch, Zoey Stark, Bayley, and the enigmatic IYO SKY have secured their spots. Each brings a unique fighting style and an unquenchable desire for victory, promising an explosive and unpredictable contest.
Yet, the anticipation grows as fans eagerly await the revelation of the final participant to round off this formidable line-up. The WWE Universe is teeming with anticipation as unexpected twists loom on the horizon. The recent announcement of Logan Paul's return to the company, scheduled for Raw's 19th of June edition, has set tongues wagging.
The timing leaves sufficient room for Paul to play a role in the Money In The Bank event, should the company's plans align in that direction. The intrigue and stakes are building, promising a memorable spectacle in London.