We recently saw Austin Theory fail to cash in his Money In The Bank contract on Raw.
Theory became the first person to ever cash in his briefcase on a midcard championship, cashing in on Seth Rollins’ United States Championship.
Despite this, and thanks to an attack from Bobby Lashley, Theory was not able to take home the United States Championship.
Fans viewed Theory’s loss as a reset for both his character and the Money In The Bank concept.
Rumours recently sprung up with zero credibility that WWE had already ‘decided’ to put Money In The Bank back at WrestleMania next year, and that they already had a winner locked in.
The man who the rumour claimed would win the briefcase was SmackDown star LA Knight.
Fightful Select (subscription required) reached out to actual sources within WWE, debunking this rumour as little more than that.
In regards to LA Knight, one WWE source told Fightful:
“I like LA Knight, but we don’t even have definitive plans across the board for months down the line, much less next year’s Money in the Bank.
“If we wanted it on him so bad, it wouldn’t have been hard to take Theory’s to put on him.
“I’ve never heard him discussed in the same conversation as Money in the Bank. Not that it couldn’t happen, because he’s a great performer, but it’s not been discussed.”
Fightful also asked about the idea of Money In The Bank back to WrestleMania, to which they were told that, while not an impossibility, it is also not something that has been discussed as of yet.
Despite this, LA Knight is clearly a favourite of the new WWE regime, with him being plugged in as the first feud for Bray Wyatt since his WWE return.
Please remember to make sure sources are credible before citing them.
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