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Money in the Bank 2022 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 July 2, 2022, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada. It will be the 13th event in the Money in the Bank chronology. It will also be the first time the event will be held in a National Football League stadium, thus becoming one of WWE's five biggest events of the year, alongside the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series.

Production

Background

Money in the Bank is an annual gimmick pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network event produced by WWE since 2010, 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 2022 event will feature wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brands; male wrestlers will compete 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 2022 event was announced during the 2021 SummerSlam, which was held at the Allegiant Stadium in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada. Money in the Bank was announced to be held at the same venue on July 2, 2022, marking the first time that a Money in the Bank event will be held in a National Football League stadium. While Money in the Bank had been established as one of WWE's monthly PPVs held between their "Big Four" shows (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series), in October 2021, WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan referred to Money in the Bank as one of the company's "five annual tentpoles", thus elevating its status as one of WWE's biggest events of the year.

Storylines

The event will include matches that resulte 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.

On the June 3 episode of SmackDown, Natalya won a six-pack challenge to become number one contender for Ronda Rousey's SmackDown Women's Championship, while on the June 6 episode of Raw, Rhea Ripley won a fatal four-way match to determine the next contender for Bianca Belair's Raw Women's Championship. Both title matches were subsequently set for Money in the Bank.

Qualifying matches for the men's Money in the Bank ladder match began on the June 10 episode of SmackDown. A qualifier between Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus ended in a double disqualification, after both men attacked each other with steel chairs, thus neither qualified. The following week, WWE official Adam Pearce announced that both McIntyre and Sheamus would be in the match. Seth "Freakin" Rollins became the first to qualify from Raw after he defeated AJ Styles on the June 13 episode of Raw. The following week, Omos and Sami Zayn became the fourth and fifth qualified entrant after defeating Riddle and Shinsuke Nakamura, respectively. The following week on Raw, Riddle won a Last Chance Battle Royal by last eliminating The Miz to be the sixth qualified entrant.

Qualifying matches for the women's Money in the Bank ladder match also began on the June 10 episode of SmackDown. Lacey Evans became the first qualified entrant by defeating Xia Li. On the June 13 episode of Raw, Alexa Bliss and Liv Morgan defeated Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. in a tag team qualifier to win two spots in the match.

Match Preview

Bianca Belair vs. Carmella Preview
Ronda Rousey vs. Natalya Preview
The Usos vs. The Street Profits Preview
Theory vs. Bobby Lashley Preview
Women's Money in the Bank ladder match Preview
Men's Money in the Bank ladder match Preview

Matches

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

See also

DVD release

  • Amazon.jpg [ Money in the Bank 2022 on DVD]

External links

Money in the Bank 2022 previews
Women's Ladder MatchMen's Ladder MatchBianca Belair v CarmellaRonda Rousey v NatalyaThe Usos v The Street ProfitsTheory v Bobby Lashley
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