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Money in the Bank 2018 is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the TBA brand. It will take place on June 17, 2018, at Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. It will be the ninth event in the Money in the Bank chronology.

Production

Background

WWE's Money in the Bank pay-per-view event centers around a match of the same name, in which multiple wrestlers use ladders to retrieve a briefcase hanging above the ring. The briefcase contains a contract that guarantees the winner a match for a top championship of their choosing at any time within the next year. The 2018 event will include two ladder matches: male wrestlers will compete for a contract for a Universal Championship or WWE Championship match, while female wrestlers will compete for a contract for a Raw Women's Championship or SmackDown Women's Championship match. Both the men's and women's ladder matches will have eight participants, evenly divided between the two brands.

Storylines

The card will comprise matches resulting from scripted storylines, with results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands. Storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.

Qualification matches for the men's ladder match began on the May 7 episode of Raw. Braun Strowman defeated Kevin Owens to qualify while Finn Bálor qualified by defeating Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn in a triple threat match, after Jinder Mahal attacked Reigns. The next night on SmackDown, The Miz and Rusev qualified for the match by defeating Jeff Hardy and Daniel Bryan, respectively. The following Raw, further triple threat matches yielded two more participants: Bobby Roode defeated Baron Corbin and No Way Jose while Owens (standing in for Mahal, who had been injured by Reigns) defeated Bobby Lashley and Elias after Zayn attacked Lashley. On the May 15 episode of SmackDown, Big E and Xavier Woods of The New Day defeated Cesaro and Sheamus in a tag team match, allowing one member of New Day to qualify.

Qualification matches for the women's ladder match also began on the May 7 episode of Raw, with Ember Moon defeating Sasha Banks and Ruby Riott in a triple threat match to qualify. The next night on SmackDown, Charlotte Flair qualified over Peyton Royce. The following Raw, Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley and Mickie James in a triple threat match to qualify. On the May 15 episode of SmackDown, Becky Lynch defeated Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville in a triple threat match to qualify.

At WrestleMania 34, AJ Styles defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE Championship. After the match, Nakamura hit Styles with a Low Blow, turning heel in the process. The two continued to feud through Greatest Royal Rumble and Backlash with their matches ending in draws. SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon scheduled a fourth match for Money in the Bank and promised there would a decisive winner. On the May 15 episode of SmackDown, Nakamura earned the right to choose a stipulation for the match by defeating Styles.

During the NBCUniversal Upfront event on May 14, Ronda Rousey was interviewed by Cathy Kelley. Raw Women's Champion Nia Jax interrupted the interview and and challenged Ronda to a match at Money in the Bank, putting her title on the line. Ronda Rousey accepted the challenge.

On the May 15 episode of SmackDown, SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella celebrated her championship reign. General Manager Paige interrupted Carmella and scheduled a title match between her and Asuka for Money in the Bank.

Match Preview

Mens Money in the Bank Ladder Match Preview
Womens Money in the Bank Ladder Match Preview
AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura Preview
Nia Jax (c) vs. Ronda Rousey Preview
Carmella (c) vs. Asuka Preview

Matches

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Ring announcer
Interviewers
Pre-show Panel
Referees

Also See

DVD release

  • Amazon [ Money in the Bank 2018 on DVD]

External links

  • Wwe2014 Money in the Bank 2018 Official Website
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 Kickoff Show on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 (ES) on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 (HI) on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 (JA) on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 (ZH) on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 (PT) on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 (RU) on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 (FR) on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 (DE) on WWE Network]
  • Cm logo [ Money in the Bank 2018 Kickoff Show at CAGEMATCH.net]
  • Cm logo Money in the Bank 2018 at CAGEMATCH.net
Money in the Bank previews

Mens Money in the Bank Ladder MatchWomens Money in the Bank Ladder MatchAJ Styles v Shinsuke NakamuraNia Jax v Ronda RouseyCarmella v Asuka

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