A look at the full match card, start time, live stream information and more for the 2018 edition of WWE Money in the Bank.
After a much-needed hiatus from pay-per-views, WWE is back at it this Sunday in Chicago with the 2018 edition of Money in the Bank, which is becoming one of the biggest shows of the year. There’s a few matches in here that I’m not crazy about but this has the potential to be a good show. I mean, things can’t get much worse than Backlash, right?
So let’s take a look at everything you need to be ready for WWE Money in the Bank.
Event: WWE Money in the Bank
Date: Sunday, June 17
Venue: Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL
Start time: 7:00 p.m ET/4:00 p.m. PT
Live stream: WWE Network
Full match card
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (Kickoff show)
It’s a shame that this match is on the kickoff show as we’ve been waiting a while to see Gallows & Anderson get back into the title picture and this has the chance to be a good, physical matchup. Enjoy the commercial breaks during this one.
Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn
Chalk this up to one of the matches that I’m not crazy about. The build has been very difficult to watch and this whole thing needs to go away. Zayn is upset that Lashley’s return to RAW was a bigger deal than his was and he got back at him by bringing out three guys as Lashley’s fake sisters. Enough said.
Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
Big Cass is once again out for revenge, this time not out of jealousy for Bryan upstaging his return with his own comeback, but for making him tap out in their match at Backlash last month. Cass got himself involved in the qualifying match for the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, essentially costing DB a shot at the briefcase, which led to this matchup once again taking place.
Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
Hmmm…think the Chicago crowd will have an opinion on this one? What’s the over/under on CM Punk chants during this match? This is a filler feud for Roman until Brock gets back and they go at it once again at SummerSlam for Reigns’ big coronation. And it gives Jinder Mahal something to do for a little while.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella vs. Asuka
Easily the lowest-tier women’s match on the Money in the Bank card, SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella defends her title against the no-longer-undefeated Asuka. This won’t be a great match but the champ has looked better in the ring lately and The Empress of Tomorrow is always a good watch. As long as Carmella keeps the screaming to a minimum, this could be decent enough.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs. Elias
It’s 2018 so we now live in the world where someone can throw out a challenge for the WWE Intercontinental Championship on Twitter, which is how things went down as Elias threw down the challenge for Seth Rollins, who happily accepted. The guitar shot to Rollins’ back while he was standing on the announce table might have had something to do with that as well. Should be a fun match.
RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey
Think the mainstream media will be keeping an eye on this at all? I thought they might hold out a little longer but WWE has gone ahead and decided to throw Ronda Rousey into the RAW Women’s Championship mix as she takes on Nia Jax. I do like the matchup here as Nia is actually one on the roster that really looks like she could take Ronda out. It will be interesting to see how Rousey fares in her first title match and this a big spotlight for Jax.
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match-Charlotte Flair vs. Lana vs. Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Ember Moon vs. Becky Lynch vs. Naomi vs. Sasha Banks
I suppose this would technically be the third-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match after we got a second one following the debacle that was the debut when James Ellsworth grabbed the briefcase for Carmella a year ago. This match is stacked with talent and with the risks that could be taken here, this should be very good.
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match-Samoa Joe vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Roode vs. Braun Strowman vs. The Miz vs. Rusev vs. Finn Balor vs. A member of The New Day
So we still don’t know which member of The New Day is going to participate in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match but it really doesn’t matter, does it? Look at the names on this list. This has the potential to be one of the most entertaining MITB matches in history and the Chicago crowd is going to be crazy hot for this one.
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Last Man Standing Match)
Battling for the fourth straight time on pay-per-view for the WWE Championship, AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura are now going to a Last Man Standing match to settle their differences. They went straight up at WrestleMania with Styles winning that led to the Shinsuke heel turn, fought to a double countout in Saudi Arabia, a draw at Backlash and here we are. Maybe they’ll even get to go on last this time.
Which match are you most looking forward to at WWE Money in the Bank? Feel free to join in the conversation in the comments section below.