Fans who started watching WWE in only 2017 or 2018 might not understand the importance and significance of the Money in the Bank ladder match. The past few match-winners have been grossly mishandled, with only one of the last three men’s winners going on to win the World Championship in their cash-in match.
However, you only have to look back to Dolph Ziggler’s cash-in on Alberto Del Rio around this time seven years ago to understand how monumental a Money in the Bank cash-in can be. Seriously, the pop Ziggler got when he won the World Heavyweight Championship after cashing-in his briefcase is one of the loudest in history.
Many speculated that with the Coronavirus pandemic causing shows to be held without fans, WWE would stop putting on big pay-per-views and hold off until audiences are permitted back into stadiums/arenas. However, commentary promoted that we will see WWE on pay-per-view again just next month when they put on Money in the Bank.
With the show just four weeks away, we have decided to suggest ten people who could win either the men’s or the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. This is part one, with another piece coming in a few days.
If you like our ideas, please share it with your friends in the hope it reaches Vince McMahon and we can convince him not to give the briefcase to Brock Lesnar again.
10. Mustafa Ali
It was reported last year that before WWE inexplicably decided to give Brock Lesnar the win in the Money in the Bank ladder match, a bout he wasn’t even in, the company were 50/50 on giving either Mustafa Ali or Drew McIntyre the win.
Since then, we have seen Drew McIntyre turn babyface, win the Royal Rumble, and go on to defeat Brock Lesnar in the main event fo WrestleMania 36 to capture the WWE Championship. It would be nice to see Ali get a similar treatment.
It was speculated that Ali was the man behind the strange glitches on SmackDown, but it has since been revealed that this was actually linked to the Otis and Dolph Ziggler storyline.
Ali has been seen on TV for a number of months, but it would be great to see him return in the weeks leading up to the pay-per-view, or even at Money in the Bank.
Ali could be a great choice for the briefcase, and a feud with Braun Strowman with a big and little man dynamic is one I can get behind.
More than anything, giving the briefcase to Mustafa Ali could show that WWE is thinking about the future. Ali has been on SmackDown for little over a year and has never won a world championship. He is exactly the sort of person who should win the ladder match.
9. Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair had a fantastic showing at the Royal Rumble back in January 2020, and many people expected her to be one of the NXT stars who made their way up to either Raw or SmackDown after WrestleMania.
However, Bianca actually made a shock appearance at WrestleMania 36, saving her husband Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins from an attack at the hands of Austin Theory, Angel Garza and Zelina Vega. Belair would then go on to make her Raw debut the following night in a singles match against Vega.
While it is great that Belair is on the main roster, my hope is that WWE doesn’t simply book her as the valet for The Street Profits. For those who aren’t aware of her work, Belair is an athletic freak and is a great in-ring worker. She will be a valuable asset to the Raw women’s division that has been all pretty much been beaten by Becky Lynch at this point.
The Money in the Bank match really suits Belair’s in-ring abilities and character. Her winning the match and beginning a heel run to the top of the women’s division could be a very interesting story for WWE, and Belair could legitimately be the person to unseat Becky Lynch as Raw Women’s Champion if WWE doesn’t see Shayna Baszler as the person for that role.