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Money in the Bank 2021 is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It is scheduled to take place on June 20, 2021, and will be broadcast from the WWE ThunderDome, hosted at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida. It will be the 12th event in the Money in the Bank chronology and will be WWE's first pay-per-view to present the ThunderDome from the Yuengling Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, following a four-month residency at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Production

Background

Money in the Bank (MITB) is an annual gimmick pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network event produced by WWE since 2010 and generally held between May and July. The concept of the show comes from WWE's established Money in the Bank ladder match, in which multiple wrestlers use ladders to retrieve a briefcase hanging above the ring. The briefcase contains a contract that guarantees the winner a match for a world championship of their choosing at any time within the next year. The 2021 event will feature wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brands, with male wrestlers competing for a contract to grant them a match for either Raw's WWE Championship or SmackDown's Universal Championship, while female wrestlers will compete for a Raw Women's Championship or SmackDown Women's Championship match contract. The 2021 event will take place on May 16 and will be the 12th event in the Money in the Bank chronology.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE had to present the majority of its programming for Raw and SmackDown from a behind closed doors set at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida beginning mid-March 2020, although in late May, the promotion began using Performance Center trainees to serve as the live audience, which was further expanded to friends and family members of the wrestlers in mid-June. On August 17, WWE announced that all future shows and pay-per-views would be held at Orlando's Amway Center for the "foreseeable future," beginning with the August 21 episode of SmackDown. Furthermore, the shows now feature a new fan viewing experience called the "ThunderDome," which utilizes drones, lasers, pyro, smoke, and projections. Approximately 1,000 LED boards were installed to allow fans to virtually attend the events for free and be seen on the rows and rows of LED boards. Arena audio is also mixed with that of the virtual fans so that chants from the fans can be heard. After their contract with the Amway Center expired, WWE relocated the ThunderDome to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in December. The ThunderDome was then relocated to the Yuengling Center, located on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa, beginning with the April 12 episode of Raw. As such, the 2021 Money in the Bank event will be WWE's first PPV produced from the WWE ThunderDome at the Yuengling Center.

Storylines

The show will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw and SmackDown brands, while storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.

Match Preview

Matches

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.


Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Ring announcer
Interviewers
Pre-show Panel
Referees

See also

DVD release

  • Amazon.jpg [ Money in the Bank 2021 on DVD]

External links

  • Wwe2014.png [ Money in the Bank 2021 Official Website]
  • WWE Network New Logo.jpg [ Money in the Bank 2021 Kickoff Show on WWE Network]
  • WWE Network New Logo.jpg [Money in the Bank 2021 on WWE Network]
  • Cm logo.jpg [ Money in the Bank 2021 Kickoff Show at CAGEMATCH.net]
  • Cm logo.jpg [ Money in the Bank 2021 at CAGEMATCH.net]
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