How to predict Money in the Bank based on the return of WWE crowds (2022)

The Money in the Bank show has never been this important for WWE.

It’s the company’s first pay-per-view in front of a full-capacity audience — at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas — since the coronavirus pandemic upended live events last March. It also gives WWE a chance to inject some energy into the top of their cards and a kickstart a ratings boost with fans back in the arena. There are plenty of new faces: Nine of the 16 competitors in the Money in the Bank matches have never won a world title in WWE. This means we could see a new star securing the Money in the Bank briefcase and the right to challenge for any championship in WWE.

There are rumblings of a Becky Lynch return, but there’s probably a better chance of her interjecting into the Raw women’s title match between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley (to help pop a rating on Monday) than becoming Ms. Money in the Bank should she show up on Sunday.

Here is a breakdown of the fields for the men’s and women’s ladder matches at Money in the Bank (8 p.m., Peacock) on Sunday.

Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Can’t See It

John Morrison (Raw)

Though Morrison deserves a singles push at some point and could get some fun Money in the Bank advice from The Miz, it’s hard to imagine him getting the briefcase while the WWE champion on “Monday Night Raw” is a strong heel in Bobby Lashley. Morrison’s in-ring ability will certainly add a lot to this match.

Ricochet (Raw)

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Ricochet is in the same boat as Morrison, with whom he has been having some fantastic matches on Raw recently. He’s a great additions to the match who doesn’t have quite enough story and momentum to warrant a win. Ricochet, at least, is a babyface and has some history with the Hurt Business that could be played off of should he win.

King Shinsuke Nakamura (SmackDown)

Nakamura has become one of the most enjoyable things on “Friday Night SmackDown” each week, and it’s great to see him put back in a meaningful spot. He’s already got the King moniker from Baron Corbin, so it’s hard to see WWE giving him that and the Money in the Bank briefcase. Nakamura doesn’t feel like a big enough threat to Universal champion Roman Reigns just yet.

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Sleeper

Matt Riddle (Raw)

Riddle becoming Mr. Money in the Bank would be less about him potentially becoming champion than the story you can tell around it. After some building some fun comedic tension with Randy Orton, it’s the thing that could break apart their fragile partnership. WWE has already laid the groundwork that Riddle’s presence in the match is a point of contention. Orton ruins Riddle’s cash-in attempt with an RKO and away we go.

Just Maybe

Big E (SmackDown)

Would anyone be surprised if Big E won? And what a moment it would be with fans back — after he’s been stuck in a so-so storyline with Apollo Crews and lost his Intercontinental championship.Imagine a storyline in which Big E wins back the Intercontinental title and holds the Money in the Bank briefcase with a chance to become a double champion. He would be an imposing challenger to Roman Reigns.

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Kevin Owens (SmackDown)

It certainly would get a big pop from the fans should Owens climb the ladder and grab the briefcase. He’s thrown some verbal jabs at Reigns, but his previous program with the Tribal Chief (during which he came up short) keeps him off the favorites list. Maybe Owens could surprisingly cash in on Lashley instead?

Favorites

Drew McIntyre (Raw)

Giving him the Money in the Bank contract accomplishes too many things to be ignored. One, it should trump his deal with Lashley that he cannot challenge for the WWE championship as long as the All Mighty holds the strap. Two, it almost guarantees McIntyre the huge pop he deserves after helping carry WWE through the pandemic ThunderDome era. Fans love cash-ins even when heels do it. Third, it allows WWE to take the belt off Lashley without him losing a traditional match. Maybe McIntyre cashes in right away during Sunday’s title match to erase the sadness of Kofi Kingston losing to Lashley.

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Seth Rollins (SmackDown)

A Rollins-Reigns feud feels long overdue and could make for some great gamesmanship TV. Rollins has butted heads with Edge in recent weeks, too, so there’s a natural segue in the story for the Money in the Bank contract. Rollins reminded everyone last week on SmackDown that his successful Money in the Bank cash-in involved Reigns, who could further solidify his dominance by surviving a Rollins cash-in attempt. He appears headed for a feud with Edge first, however.

Women’s Money in the Bank Match

Can’t See It

Asuka (Raw)

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Asuka won Money in the Bank last year and already has a long and recent history with Raw women’s champion Rhea Ripley and Ripley’s current challenger, Charlotte Flair. It’s hard to see WWE going back in this direction so soon.

Natalya (SmackDown)

Natalya, one half of the women’s tag team champions, is a perfect addition to this match because of her vast experience. You want a stabilizing force in a match like this to keep the parts moving as they should. She and Tamina already have a spotlight and purpose as tag champions, leaving little reason to give the briefcase to Natalya.

Tamina (SmackDown)

A lot of the same logic as applies to Natayla. Plus Tamina was the last person added to the match — via social media — and she feels more like a throw-in to fill out the field than a serious threat to win. She and Natalya are superb tag champions. That should be the focus.

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Sleeper

Zelina Vega (SmackDown)

Vega, thankfully, is back with WWE and getting a chance to wrestle. Giving her the briefcase would strap a rocket to her return, and she is capable of cutting killer, true-heel promos to solidify her as a threat to SmackDown women’s champion Bianca Belair. It would add a much-needed fresh face into the title picture.

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Just Maybe

Alexa Bliss (Raw)

She certainly doesn’t need the briefcase, but think of the long-term, creepy storytelling that can be done if Bliss pulls off the win. She would be an omnipresent and serious threat to whoever has the Raw women’s championship – heel or face. It will also add a little something extra to her character, which at times feels as if it lacks direction.

Naomi (Raw)

Naomi’s championship history and skill always make her a threat, but she has very little story on her side at the moment. She hasn’t won a singles match since late March and recently lost to Doudrop. It would be a nice surprise for an underutilized talent such as Naomi to win, but her past and fans’ love for her can override that.

Favorites

Nikki “A.S.H.” Cross (Raw)

Making WWE’s almost superhero Ms. Money in the Banks makes sense on several levels. Cross already has history with Ripley and Flair, beating them both in beat-the-clock matches. Having her accomplish something as big as getting the contract gives heft to her almost-superhero character with fans back.

Liv Morgan (SmackDown)

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We have waited and waited, enduring several starts and stops, for Morgan to finally get the singles push she deserves. Her pleading to be in the Money in the Bank match – and finally getting in last week – has been a running storyline. Her making good on the opportunity adds a jolt of credibility to her character. She is someone the crowd will be fully behind each time she climbs the ladder. I would give the fans what they want and give Morgan her chance to shine.

Predictions

Men’s winner: Drew McIntyre

Women’s winner: Liv Morgan

FAQs

How does WWE Money in the bank work? ›

The "Money in the Bank" pay-per-view (PPV) centers around a ladder match, the prize of which is a briefcase containing a contract for a world championship match. The winner can then cash in the contract at a time and place of their choosing anytime within the next year – beginning the night they win the briefcase.

Is WWE Money in the Bank scripted? ›

All matches that take place during Money in the Bank are scripted, just like all WWE events as a whole.

How much is wwe money in the bank? ›

WWE Money in the Bank will be live on Peacock in the United States. You can purchase a premium subscription for $4.99 per month. If you don't have capable internet speeds, you can order WWE Money in the Bank through your cable or satellite provider at a pay-per-view price of $44.99.

How long is wwe money in the bank? ›

WWE featured seven total matches on the main card of Money in the Bank 2022, which took place on July 2 in Paradise, Nevada. The main card of this pay-per-view (PPV) lasted 3 hours, 7 minutes, and 41 seconds (3h 07m 41s).

How high is the Money in the Bank briefcase? ›

The Money in the Bank ladder match can involve anywhere from 5–10 participants, with the objective being to retrieve a briefcase that is suspended 20 feet above the ring.

Who held the money in the bank the longest? ›

Mella's 287 days

Carmella holds the record for holding the Money in the Bank contract longer than any other superstar in the match's history at 287 days.

How did Theory win Money in the Bank? ›

At 24 years of age, Theory became the youngest Money in the Bank ladder match winner ever. After losing the United States Championship to Bobby Lashley at Saturday's WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Theory redeemed himself by winning the men's ladder match.

Will Liv Morgan win Money in the Bank? ›

Liv Morgan wins the Money in the Bank contract: WWE Money in the Bank 2022 (WWE Network Exclusive) | WWE. Liv Morgan fights off tears after winning the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Who is the youngest MITB winner? ›

The human demolition derby, also known as the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, ended with Theory becoming the youngest #MITB winner in WWE history! Jon Taylor and 8,137 others like this.

How much does WWE Money Bank charge for luggage? ›

To quote Enzo Amore, the Money in the Bank briefcase contains zero dimes. It's a paraphrase, a metaphor, an idiom, a non-literal statement, as the MITB briefcase is an assured title shot, cashed in whenever the holder chooses.

Is Money in the Bank free? ›

“Money in the Bank″ will be available to watch on Peacock (free trial) live as it airs. Because Peacock is now the official home of the WWE, this will be the only place to watch the event, whether live or on-demand.

How much money should I keep in my Bank? ›

A long-standing rule of thumb for emergency funds is to set aside three to six months' worth of expenses. So, if your monthly expenses are $3,000, you'd need an emergency fund of $9,000 to $18,000 following this rule.

How much money is in the Bank 2022? ›

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Money in the Bank
CityParadise, Nevada
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance12,076
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Who is the winner of WWE Money in the Bank 2022? ›

Liv Morgan won the women's MITB match. Bobby Lashley won the U.S. title from Theory.

What time does money go in Bank? ›

Start time: 8 p.m. ET (kickoff show starts at 7 p.m.)

Who has won Money in the Bank twice? ›

Carmella Held the contract for 287 days, which is the longest of any wrestler to hold the contract. Edge became the first person to win the Money in the Bank contract twice and the first to win the contract in a match other than the Money in the Bank ladder match.

What is money at the Bank called? ›

What Is a Deposit? A deposit is a financial term that means money held at a bank.

Who has won the most Money in the Bank WWE? ›

Men's Winners
No.WinnerHeld For
1.Edge280 Days
2.Rob Van Dam70 Days
3.Mr. Kennedy36 Days
4.Edge4 Days
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Who won the WWE Money in the Bank? ›

Morgan won two major accolades in less than three hours at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Liv Morgan can finally proclaim to be a world champion. Morgan and the WWE universe celebrated her successful capture of the Money in the Bank briefcase on Saturday night.

Has Randy Orton ever won Money in the Bank? ›

In one of the most brutal matches we'll see all year, Randy Orton won the WWE championship Money in the Bank match. Wrestling against a cast of WWE all-stars, Orton proved to be the master of the ladder match.

Has Theory lost Money in the Bank? ›

Theory lost the WWE United States Championship to Bobby Lashley at Money in the Bank and failed to recapture it at SummerSlam. On that same night, he made a failed attempt to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase but was stopped by an F-5 from Brock Lesnar. His most glaring loss though came even before he was Mr.

Who won Money in the Bank ladder match? ›

Liv Morgan won the 2022 women's Money in the Bank ladder match at the same-titled pay-per-view on Saturday, guaranteeing her a future Raw or SmackDown Women's Championship match. Morgan prevailed over a stacked field featuring seven of the top female Superstars WWE has to offer.

How did Austin Theory win? ›

Theory won the match after he pushed Riddle, who was inches away from winning the match, to the ground. He then took a selfie with the briefcase from the top of the ladder. Theory had lost his WWE United Championship Match to Bobby Lashley earlier during the night.

Did Ronda Rousey win her match at Money in the Bank? ›

Liv Morgan defeated Ronda Rousey at Money in the Bank—and the crowd at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas loved every moment of it, erupting when Morgan cashed in her Money in the Bank contract to win the SmackDown women's title.

Who was in the 2022 Money in the Bank ladder match? ›

The men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match featured Seth Rollins, Riddle, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Omos, Sami Zayn and Madcap Moss, who earned the final spot after winning a Fatal 4-Way match in the SmackDown main event.

Did Bobby Lashley win Money in the Bank? ›

WWE Money in the Bank results: Liv Morgan wins MITB briefcase, cashes in and pins Ronda Rousey. Theory lost his United States Championship to Bobby Lashley earlier in the night but left Money in the Bank with something far more valuable.

Who won first Royal Rumble? ›

Jim Duggan

Who failed to cash in Money in the Bank? ›

#1 Baron Corbin

The reason Corbin's Money in the Bank contract failure makes it to #1 on this list is that he cashed in on a weakened champion, did it behind his back, and still failed to win the world title.

When was the first Money in the Bank? ›

The Money in the Bank ladder match is a professional wrestling ladder match held by WWE. It was first contested in 2005 at WrestleMania 21 and was exclusive to Raw Superstars.

Who came up with Money in the Bank? ›

Speaking to ESPN, Chris Jericho revealed that former WWE writer Brian Gerwitz was the one who came up with the name of the match. "The Money in the Bank name was [Brian Gerwitz's] idea. You put your championship opportunity in the bank, so you've got like cash in your bank.

What does the phrase Money in the Bank mean? ›

A reliable, valuable asset; something guaranteed to be useful or beneficial in the future. When you run a farm, feed for your animals is like money in the bank—you want the supply to be plentiful and sustainable. As you get older, good health becomes like money in the bank.

Did Theory cash in Money in the Bank at SummerSlam? ›

Theory tried cashing in his Money in the Bank contract at WWE SummerSlam, but Brock Lesnar thwarted it. Theory tried to become the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at the SummerSlam 2022 pay-per-view, but Brock Lesnar quickly put an end to that dream.

Is Money in the Bank 2022 on WWE Network? ›

WWE Money in the Bank will be available to stream live on WWE Network but the platform no longer comes with a free trial to enjoy PPV events. You can sign up for a free WWE Network membership but this access doesn't include live PPVs.

What time is the Money in the Bank 2022? ›

The Money in the Bank Kickoff show begins Saturday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET on Peacock, WWE.com, and various WWE social platforms. The main show begins at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Is Money in the Bank live? ›

Money in the Bank is a Premium Live Event available only on Peacock, the exclusive streaming home of the WWE. If you're a Peacock subscriber, log-in to your account on Saturday to enjoy the wrestling match. The pre-show will start at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and the main event is at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. ET.

Should I take my money out the bank 2022? ›

Investor takeaway. There are a lot of better choices than holding cash in 2022. Inflation will deteriorate the value of your savings if you decide to stash your cash in a bank account. Over the long run, you'll be better off investing now, even if expected returns are lower than they've been historically.

Where do millionaires keep their money? ›

Many millionaires keep a lot of their money in cash or highly liquid cash equivalents. They establish an emergency account before ever starting to invest. Millionaires bank differently than the rest of us. Any bank accounts they have are handled by a private banker who probably also manages their wealth.

Is 100K in savings a lot? ›

In fact, a good 51% of Americans say $100,000 is the savings amount needed to be financially healthy, according to the 2022 Personal Capital Wealth and Wellness Index.

Will Roman Reigns be at Money in the Bank 2022? ›

Roman Reigns was initially going to compete at WWE Money in the Bank 2022, but WWE decided not to feature him after all. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was previously advertised for Money in the Bank 2022 on July 2, but The Tribal Chief didn't end up performing at the show.

Who won SummerSlam 2022 results? ›

WWE SummerSlam 2022 Results: Roman Reigns Beats Brock Lesnar, Theory Fails MITB Cash In. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

Who won Usos vs Street profits? ›

The Usos beat The Street Profits at SummerSlam on Saturday in a match featuring WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett as the special guest referee to retain the undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships.

Did Becky Lynch win Money in the Bank? ›

Bayley won the women's ladder match in the opening match, and later cashed in the contract to win the SmackDown Women's Championship from Charlotte Flair, who herself had just won the title from Becky Lynch.
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CityHartford, Connecticut
VenueXL Center
Attendance15,700
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Did Roman Reigns win last night? ›

Roman Reigns defeated Drew McIntyre, extending his two-year run as WWE Universal champion, and continuing his run as Undisputed WWE Universal champion.

How much money can you put in a bank without questions? ›

Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks and other financial institutions must report cash deposits greater than $10,000. But since many criminals are aware of that requirement, banks also are supposed to report any suspicious transactions, including deposit patterns below $10,000.

How does Money in the Bank work WWE? ›

The "Money in the Bank" pay-per-view (PPV) centers around a ladder match, the prize of which is a briefcase containing a contract for a world championship match. The winner can then cash in the contract at a time and place of their choosing anytime within the next year – beginning the night they win the briefcase.

How much money can I deposit in the bank without being reported? ›

How Much Money Can You Deposit Before It Is Reported? Banks and financial institutions must report any cash deposit exceeding $10,000 to the IRS, and they must do it within 15 days of receipt.

How do you cash in Money in the Bank WWE? ›

After the show concludes, there will be two Money in the Bank contract holders. Choose 'Announce Cash-In' from the match lineup during a show that one of the MITB holders is a part of. When you do that, the briefcase holder will challenge either the RAW/SmackDown Women's Champion or the WWE/Universal Champion.

How much does WWE money Bank charge for luggage? ›

To quote Enzo Amore, the Money in the Bank briefcase contains zero dimes. It's a paraphrase, a metaphor, an idiom, a non-literal statement, as the MITB briefcase is an assured title shot, cashed in whenever the holder chooses.

Who did John Cena cash his Money in the Bank? ›

On July 23, 2012, during Raw 1000, John Cena cashed in his Money in the Bank on CM Punk by having a singles match with him, becoming only the second wrestler (Rob Van Dam being the first) to announce his intention prior to cashing in.

Did theory lose his Money in the Bank? ›

Theory lost the WWE United States Championship to Bobby Lashley at Money in the Bank and failed to recapture it at SummerSlam. On that same night, he made a failed attempt to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase but was stopped by an F-5 from Brock Lesnar.

Did Chris Jericho create Money in the Bank? ›

Chris Jericho usually is given credit for creating WWE's Money In The Bank ladder match, and he recently filled in a lot of the backstory that lead to the original bout. The concept debuted at the 2005 WrestleMania, with Edge winning the first-ever contract.

Who won Money in the Bank wrestling? ›

Theory defeated seven other Superstars to win the 2022 men's Money in the Bank ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on Saturday night.

Who owns Money in the Bank WWE? ›

Aftermath. The 2022 Money in the Bank would be the final WWE PPV in which WWE owner Vince McMahon served as the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as on July 22, 2022, McMahon announced his retirement from the company.

Who won the first WWE Money in the Bank? ›

Edge became the inaugural Mr. Money in the Bank at WrestleMania 21. He cashed in against WWE Champion John Cena 280 days later. Rob Van Dam earned the briefcase and guaranteed contract the next year at WrestleMania 22.

Who won 2022 Money in the Bank? ›

Liv Morgan wins the Money in the Bank contract: WWE Money in the Bank 2022 (WWE Network Exclusive) | WWE. Liv Morgan fights off tears after winning the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Who was the first superstar to lose a title due to a Money in the Bank contract cash in? ›

Damien Sandow

He became the first man to lose a contract cash-in after losing to Super Cena on an episode of "RAW."

Who won the Money in the Bank ladder match? ›

Asuka is the fifth Superstar to qualify for the match with two slots remaining. Asuka will be joined in the ladder match by Liv Morgan and Alexa Bliss from Raw and Raquel Rodriguez and Lacey Evans from SmackDown. Asuka was the winner of the 2020 MITB ladder match.

Who won the Money in the Bank ladder match in 2012? ›

Dolph Ziggler wins the Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Money in the Bank 2012. Dolph Ziggler outlasts seven other Superstars to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Who won Brock vs Roman 2022? ›

WWE SummerSlam 2022 Results: Roman Reigns Beats Brock Lesnar, Theory Fails MITB Cash In.

What time does Money go in Bank? ›

Start time: 8 p.m. ET (kickoff show starts at 7 p.m.)

How did Theory win Money in the Bank? ›

At 24 years of age, Theory became the youngest Money in the Bank ladder match winner ever. After losing the United States Championship to Bobby Lashley at Saturday's WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Theory redeemed himself by winning the men's ladder match.

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