2021 WWE Money in the Bank card, matches, date, rumors, predictions, match card, start time, location


As WWE returns to touring and live audiences, the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on July 18 marks the first major event of this new era. The action will go down from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

The annual event features two Money in the Bank ladder matches, one for the men and one for the women, both featuring eight competitors. The winners will receive a briefcase containing a contract that guarantees them one shot at a title of their choosing at any time. This has led to a tradition of most “cash in” attempts happening after a champion has already competed and is physically vulnerable.

In addition to the ladder matches, there will be a card of several other big matches that help set up a massive SummerSlam event in Las Vegas on Aug. 21.

Let’s take a look at what we know — and what we expect — at WWE Money in the Bank.

WWE Money in the Bank matches

WWE Championship — Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Kofi Kingston: After finally putting his rivalry with Drew McIntyre behind him with a win at Hell in a Cell, Lashley didn’t even get a full day off as his next challenger emerged on Raw. Kingston picked up a singles win over Lashley previously — with the help of McIntyre and Xavier Woods — and used that to challenge Lashley, getting an immediate “yes” from the champ. Lashley beat Woods later that night in a Hell in a Cell match, forcing Kingston to look on from outside the Cell after the match as he continued the attack on his New Day teammate.

Universal Championship — Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge: Edge made a surprise return to attack Reigns on SmackDown, leading to the match to be booked. There’s plenty of sense to why Edge would get the title shot. As the Royal Rumble winner, he was guaranteed a match for the belt at WrestleMania. However, Daniel Bryan forced his way in, making the WrestleMania clash a triple threat. Edge is owed his opportunity and will receive it at Money in the Bank

Raw Women’s Championship — Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair: After Ripley intentionally got herself disqualified as Flair had taken over the match at Hell in a Cell, WWE officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville admonished the champion on Raw. Flair complimented Ripley on finally learning something with her actions, but vowed to beat her, leading to the booking for a second straight pay-per-view. It is possible a stipulation will be added to remove disqualifications from the table, or to put Ripley at risk of losing her title even in the event of a disqualification.

Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match — Ricochet vs. John Morrison vs. Riddle vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Big E vs. Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Seth Rollins: The qualifying matches for the Money in the Bank match kicked off on Raw, with Ricochet, Morrison and Riddle all winning matches to secure their spots. McIntyre beat AJ Styles and Randy Orton in a last chance qualifier on Raw. Big E was the first to qualify from the SmackDown side. Owens beat Zayn on SmackDown to earn his spot, winning a brutal Last Man Standing match. Nakamura beat Baron Corbin and Seth Rollins defeated Cesaro to secure the final two spots in the match.

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match — Asuka vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross vs. Liv Morgan vs. Zelina Vega (two TBD): The Raw side is filled out after a pair of tag team matches with the winning teams qualifying. Carmella was the first woman from SmackDown to qualify, but will receive a title shot instead after Bayley’s injury took her out of her match with Bianca Belair. Morgan was given Carmella’s spot after that change. Vega made a surprise return on SmackDown, being handed a spot in the match without a qualifier. The rest of the blue brand will fill out their four slots in the coming weeks.

WWE Money in the Bank predictions

SmackDown Tag Team Championship — The Mysterios (c) vs. The Usos: Rey and Dominik Mysterio fought off two Uso title challenges in one night on SmackDown, but their decision to aid Edge in an attack on Roman Reigns has them back in the Uso crosshairs again, potentially setting up a title match for the upcoming pay-per-view.





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