This year's WWE Money in the Bank PPV is going to have an interesting twist on top of the interesting twist we already knew about. Since quarantine has prevented fans from attending pro wrestling events (at least until next week), WWE has pre-filmed the Money in the Bank ladder matches at Titan Towers, WWE's corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Competitors will begin on the ground floor of the building and need to fight their way up to the roof, where they will then need to climb a ladder and retrieve a suspended briefcase containing the Money in the Bank contract.
In a new twist revealed on Friday's edition of Smackdown, both the men's and women's Money in the Bank ladder matches will take place simultaneously, with both male and female competitors battling throughout Titan Towers at the same time. We already know to expect the event to be filmed like a mini-movie, similar to the "Boneyard Match" between The Undertaker and AJ Styles at WrestleMania, though we can probably presume with a lot more comedy added in. Now, just think of the hijinx that will ensue with both sets of competitors battling in the same space. The match is almost begging for a man to win the women's briefcase or vice versa. It will almost be disappointing if that doesn't happen, just like it will be disappointing if someone doesn't "fall" off the roof or out a window, or if the battle doesn't spill into Vince McMahon's office and reveal humorous props from the past, like a jar of "ass cream."
In addition to the two simultaneous Money in the Bank ladder matches, this year's PPV also features Drew McIntyre defending his WWE Championship against Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman defending his Universal Championship against Bray Wyatt, Bayley defending her SmackDown Women's Championship against Tamina Snuka, Sami Zayn defending his Intercontinental Championship against Drew Gulak, and the Street Profits defending their RAW Tag Team Championships against the Viking Raiders. Competitors in the men's Money in the Bank ladder match include Daniel Bryan, Aleister Black, Rey Mysterio, King Corbin, and Otis while the women's match includes Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax, Asuka, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, and Carmella. The show kicks off on Sunday, May 10th at 7 PM Eastern Time.