Money in the Bank

WWE Money in the Bank 2024 Preview

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The run of PPV events in quick succession continues as WWE is back this Saturday for Money in the Bank in Toronto.

The event, of course, is headlined by its two namesake matches where six men and women will compete for the briefcase, allowing them a shot at a championship whenever they choose. You only have to look as far as last year’s event to see the impact it can have on the winners, with IYO SKY winning the women’s match and turning that into a successful reign at the top of the division. Damian Priest, the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, was the men’s winner. He cashed in at WrestleMania 40 and went on to cement himself as a main eventer.

The field for the men’s match this year features Jey Uso, LA Knight, Andrade, Carmelo Hayes, Chad Gable, and Drew McIntyre. The women’s match will include IYO SKY, Naomi, Tiffany Stratton, Zoey Stark, Chelsea Green, and Lyra Valkyria.

Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

On paper, the men’s lineup jumps out as being particularly strong. Especially with the late inclusion of Drew McIntyre after his unsuccessful title challenge at Clash at the Castle. It offers another opportunity for CM Punk to get involved, and for the third time since April, screw McIntyre out of a championship.

If he doesn’t end up winning, Jey Uso would probably be the favorite. His popularity is through the roof at the minute. It feels like the perfect opportunity for both him and the company to capitalize and make his Main Event nickname truly come to fruition. Chad Gable’s inclusion could lead to some spookiness with the Wyatt Sick6, which is going to get a massive reaction from fans should it happen. You also have Andrade and Hayes involved for some of the crazier spots to make it a spectacle for the fans.

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

The women’s match feels more like a showcase of lesser established talent with the likes of Stratton, Green and Valkyria all getting a huge opportunity to shine here. IYO SKY is back in the match this year, but her role is probably more to make it a crazy match with some of her dives, than to actually be the beneficiary for a second time. She also brings a level of star power which is important to balance out with the newer names involved.

The potential of Chelsea Green as Ms. Money in the Bank is quite frankly incredible, and probably should be the play here. She seems perfect for the role and it can make her a star in the division. Much more so than the lower card, almost comedy figure that she is now. Tiffany Stratton is another strong candidate, and she showed in the Elimination Chamber that she can handle a match like this. Realistically though, this match is anyone’s for the taking.

Seth Rollins vs. Damian Priest

The typical five match format of a Triple H-led event is in place here. Seth Freakin’ Rollins takes on Damian Priest for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the likely main event. The stipulation is in play that if Rollins loses, he can never challenge Priest for the championship again. If Priest loses however, he must leave The Judgment Day. This adds some intrigue as the split of The Judgment Day has been teased for weeks now. This all comes right in the midst of Liv Morgan’s involvement, and her focus, while still on Dominik Mysterio, has seen her hanging out with Finn Balor, JD McDonagh, and Carlito.

Maybe this is the distraction that could cost Priest both his championship and his spot in the group. Add the fact that Rollins never lost the championship, and it seems like there is some real doubt here. It should be a very good match…

Sami Zayn vs. Bron Breakker

Elsewhere, Sami Zayn will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Bron Breakker. To say this is a big spot for Breakker is an understatement. There’s no two ways around it; the guy is a freak athlete and has all the potential in the world, and winning his first main roster championship over an established star like Zayn would mean a lot for him going forward. It feels like he can take the belt on a Gunther-like run to cement himself as a main eventer down the line. The event is in Canada though, so Zayn is going to be very popular. You don’t want to get in the habit of beating people in their hometown, as a certain Vince McMahon did back in the day. So, it’s a tricky match to call.

Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton & Kevin Owens vs. The Bloodline

Finally, we have a six-man tag team match between Randy Orton, Kevin Owens, and Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes taking on The Bloodline. With Cody Rhodes likely defending the championship against Solo Sikoa at SummerSlam, The Bloodline should get the win here. Solo certainly needs some momentum to head into that match and this is the perfect opportunity to kickstart that. We could even see the debut of Hikuleo, the brother of Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa here. He seems to be next in line to debut having left New Japan Pro Wrestling recently.

The focus of this match seems to be building for the future. But, there is also some intrigue between Rhodes and Orton, which feels like an inevitable match. Here though, the focus has to be on building The Bloodline ahead of SummerSlam.

It’s a strong card on paper, of course with the title matches being the key selling point. But the loud, rowdy, Canadian crowd should help make this a very fun card for what is now the fifth biggest event in the WWE calendar.

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