WWE
MONEY IN THE BANK 2024
JULY 6, 2024
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
SCOTIABANK ARENA

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WWE spends the Fourth of July weekend doing the most American thing possible: sending work out of the US to maximize profits! WWE’s summer abroad leads them to Toronto for Money in the Bank weekend, with a doubleheader of Money in the Bank on Saturday and NXT Heatwave on Sunday.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH – IF ROLLINS WINS, PRIEST LEAVES THE JUDGMENT DAY. IF PRIEST WINS, ROLLINS NEVER CHALLENGES HIM AGAIN.
DAMIAN PRIEST (C) VS. SETH ROLLINS

Seth Rollins returned on the Raw after Clash in the Castle, ready to challenge Priest for the World Title. That seemed like enough to justify this match, then we got these randomly tacked-on stipulations on top of it.

A Rollins win would force Priest out of the Judgment Day. Why does Rollins care about Priest leaving the Judgment Day? Beats me. Plus, Priest and the rest of Judgment Day weren’t at odds with each other until this segment happened, in which Priest told Rollins that he didn’t need them. If Priest wins, then Rollins can’t challenge him for the title again. Considering Gunther is more than likely to win the title at SummerSlam, that doesn’t really add much to the match as far as intrigue goes. My guess was that these stips were added to add a little juice to this match, but I don’t think it worked.

Whoever wins this match is set to take on King of the Ring Gunther at SummerSlam for the title, and Rollins feels like a much bigger name than Priest. Plus, it makes for a cleaner face/heel dynamic with the imposing Gunther beating on the smaller and faster Rollins. I don’t know what Priest is outside of the Judgment Day, but I guess we’re gonna find out. Prediction: Seth Rollins

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH
SAMI ZAYN (C) VS. BRON BREAKKER

Bron Breakker is getting the rocket pack push on Raw. He was pissed that he was drafted to Raw, only to get snubbed from the King of the Ring tournament. He’s been on a rampage since, wrecking shop and spearing everyone that gets in his business. That led to Sami Zayn standing up to him and offering him an Intercontinental Title match.

Here is where the issue with Bron becomes apparent. Since his time in NXT, his charisma and attitude disappear when the bell rings. They could work this in a way that keeps that from happening, maybe an extended squash to really put him over. But Breakker is eventually going to have to figure out that aspect of his game if he wants to live up to the push he’s going to get on this roster. Regardless of all of that, he’ll mow through Zayn to keep the mega push going. Prediction: Bron Breakker

WOMEN’S MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH
NAOMI VS. IYO SKY VS. ZOEY STARK VS. CHELSEA GREEN VS. LYRA VALKYRIA VS. TIFFANY STRATTON

Let’s run down the unforgettable history of the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

2017: Carmella won by having James Ellsworth get the briefcase, then cashed it in the Smackdown after WrestleMania.

2018: Alexa Bliss won, then cashed in 3 hours later.

2019: Bayley won, then cashed in 90 minutes later.

2020: Asuka won, then was awarded the Women’s Title the next night on Raw.

2021: Nikki A.S.H. won, then cashed it in the next night on Raw.

2022: Liv Morgan won, then cashed it in 2 hours later.

2023: Iyo Sky won, then cashed in at SummerSlam.

More often than not, this case is fobbed off onto someone for a quickie title change so they don’t have to worry about booking two briefcase holders for a significant period of time. No one has benefitted from this briefcase, as they basically end up in the same spot they were in beforehand.

There are two options for this match. There’s the “let’s try to make someone with this” route, which would mean Tiffany Stratton winning the case. The NXT call-up would get some shine from this before most likely winning the Women’s Title and getting the rocket pack push.

There’s also the “let’s do some comedy” route, which will see Chelsea Green win it. She can run around with the case and fail to cash in a couple of times before maybe getting a month-long run with the belt. Everyone else is either here to base or to bump, and their sacrifices will be largely forgotten by the end of the show. I’ll go with Stratton to show some good faith. Prediction: Tiffany Stratton

MEN’S MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH
DREW MCINTYRE VS. LA KNIGHT VS. ANDRADE VS. JEY USO VS. CHAD GABLE VS. CARMELO HAYES

The men’s match has just as rough of a recent history as the women, with iconic moments like Otis winning the case when someone else dropped it into his hands, Austin Theory trying – and failing – to cash in on the US Champion, and Baron Corbin losing outright to Jinder Mahal in the dog days of Smackdown in 2017. Let’s try to figure out the winner of this match via the process of elimination.

Carmelo Hayes has floundered on the main roster, flubbing lines and spots to general silence in Smackdown’s midcard. LA Knight is busy with Logan Paul and the US Title, so he’s probably not going to get it. Andrade isn’t doing anything of note, recently rejecting an offer to join Legado Del Fantasma – WWE’s ethnically grouped stables still aren’t raising any eyebrows, apparently. Chad Gable went from beloved underdog babyface to falling Down with The Wyatt Sickness in six months. And Drew McIntyre is in the middle of a heated feud with CM Punk, one I would put over if they ever wrestled on one of these fucking PPVs.

McIntyre, Knight, Andrade, Gable, and Hayes are out. That leaves…oh. Oh no.

May God have mercy on us all. Prediction: YEET




CODY RHODES, KEVIN OWENS & RANDY ORTON VS. THE BLOODLINE (JACOB FATU, SOLO SIKOA & TAMA TONGA) (W/TONGA LOA)

The Bloodline Wolfpac (not their actual name) has retooled into a group of indiscriminately violent monsters who will take anyone out if they get in their way. Solo Sikoa has intimated that he’s had Roman Reigns taken out while adding the Guerrillas of Destiny and Jacob Fatu to the mix. To top it off, they took Paul Heyman out of the equation by putting him through a table in Madison Square Garden.

This is almost certainly building up to a Bloodline vs. Bloodline war, with Roman Reigns reuniting with the Usos and Sami Zayn to face off with this new group. In fairness to everyone involved, it’s been done well, with crowds chanting We Want Roman for months in anticipation of his return. There is a level of intrigue here that wasn’t there in the initial rollout of the group, which will happen when it isn’t the same thing – Roman gets mad at an Uso – for weeks upon weeks.

Cody Rhodes leads the babyface army of Randy Orton and Kevin Owens to take them on here. This should be a red-hot match featuring six of the most over acts in the promotion. If everyone has their working boots on here, I could easily see this being the best WWE match of the year to date. Expect Sikoa to get the pin to set up a title challenge at Summerslam. Prediction: The Bloodline