This Sunday at Money in the Bank, the WWE Universe will witness not just the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match, but also a traditional Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match featuring seven of WWE’s premier Superstars.
In addition to Seth Rollins, who was the first Superstar announced for the bout, WWE COO Triple H named Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger to the Contract Ladder Match, just days before the pay-per-view event. Rounding out the pack is Dean Ambrose, whom The Game agreed to include in the contest at Rollins’ behest. Seemingly concerned about the possibility of The Lunatic Fringe interfering and ruining his chance at glory, Rollins demanded that his former Shield teammate be among his opponents so that he can keep an eye on him.
The objective of the Contract Ladder Match is to capture the Money in the Bank briefcase, which contains a contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match. The first Superstar to claim the briefcase suspended above the ring will then have the right to “cash in” the contract and demand his title match anytime, anyplace, for up to one full year.
But which Superstar will ultimately earn the career-changing opportunity? Among the field are three former Money in the Bank winners — Ziggler, RVD and Swagger — all of whom successfully cashed in their contracts. Barrett is no stranger to the match format, having competed in two such matches, nor is Kingston, a four-time Money in the Bank competitor and human highlight reel who has consistently dazzled WWE fans with his athletic antics but has never won the all-important briefcase.
Not to be forgotten are the warring former “brothers,” Ambrose and Rollins. Ambrose fought in his first Money in the Bank Ladder Match last year, whereas Rollins — seemingly Triple H’s preferred choice to win — is the only participant in this Sunday’s match to have never before competed in the rung-climbing classic.
A major piece of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship scene will be determined this Sunday, in one of the most physically grueling contests in all of WWE. Don’t miss a second of the hard-hitting Ladder Match action when WWE Money in the Bank airs live on WWE Network and pay-per-view on Sunday, June 29, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT!