As we approach the annual WWE Money in the Bank premium live event in London on July 1, the excitement and anticipation are mounting. Fans are on the edge of their seats, keen to find out who will emerge victorious, clutching the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase and earning a future world title shot.
This year's event holds a surprise twist with the involvement of social media sensation Logan Paul. As reported by PWInsider on Thursday, Paul's late inclusion in the men's ladder match is no spontaneous decision but a calculated strategic move that was in the works for some time.
Despite the buzz surrounding such high-profile additions, Paul's participation doesn't stem from a sudden change of heart or an unforeseen shift in creative direction.
LA Knight: Potential MITB Winner
Speculation is rife over the potential winner of the men's ladder match, with LA Knight currently pegged as a strong contender.
Knight's recent performances have not gone unnoticed, and he's made an impact, both with the fans and the higher-ups. Despite the occasional inconsistent booking, his impressive run and high-profile feud with Bray Wyatt earlier this year have positioned him favorably to have his defining moment at the event.
The rumor mill suggests that IYO SKY may be the frontrunner regarding the women's ladder match. She's already had a standout year, boasting a double reign as WWE Women's Tag Team Champion alongside Dakota Kai and having competed against formidable opponents like Becky Lynch, Lita, and Trish Stratus at WrestleMania 39.
Furthermore, her challenge to Bianca Belair for the 'Raw' Women's Championship at WWE Backlash further raised her profile. However, her recent move to 'SmackDown' and rising tensions with Bayley, her Damage CTRL teammate, add an intriguing subplot.
Currently, the men's ladder match line-up includes Paul, Knight, Ricochet, Shinsuke Nakamura, Santos Escobar, Damian Priest, and Butch. The women's ladder match features competitors like SKY, Stratus, Lynch, Bayley, Zoey Stark, and Zelina Vega.
In the unpredictable world of WWE, where plans can change at the drop of a hat, particularly with Vince McMahon back in the fray, this year's Money in the Bank event promises high stakes and thrilling showdowns.