WWE aired a promo for the upcoming Money in the Bank premium live event on Sunday night’s WrestleMania Backlash show. Many fans were confused when Cody Rhodes announced that the winners of the MITB briefcases would get title shot at WrestleMania. The winner can usually cash in their championship contract at any time.

With only one men’s world title currently, things would have to change significantly to make it work. Money in the Bank also takes place in July, so the winner would have to wait almost a year to cash in. The entire premise of the stipulation would change.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about the Money in the Bank promo, which once again aired on Raw. Dave asked around, and nobody he talked to in the company knew anything about it. Many WWE employees were surprised when they saw it.

“So, the first time I saw that, I just thought, ‘Wait a minute.’ So, I asked around and nobody seemed to know anything so I didn’t really worry about it. But, they aired the same promo. It’s not a mistake. They aired the promo, it’s on Raw again tonight.


That’s what they said. I know people there that should know that don’t know and were surprised. Asked WWE. The official statement was that there is no official statement. But, the ad was what the ad said, so it appears the winners of the men’s and women’s Money in the Bank match are going to be getting title shots at WrestleMania based on the promotion for the show that they put on. I guess maybe the mentality is that it would enhance the value of Money in the Bank and make it mean more, but obviously, it would change the entire nature of Money in the Bank.”

Fans will have to wait for more clarification on what was meant in the promo. A lot of things will have to be shuffled around and many will be disappointed that the spontaneity of a MITB cash-in happening at any time will be gone. This could be a very interesting story to watch going forward.

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Transcription by Ringside News

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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