WWE Breaking News: Money in the Bank Ladder Match Returning at WrestleMania 28

Graham GSM Matthews@@WrestleRantFeatured ColumnistDecember 28, 2011

Money in the Bank Briefcase
Money in the Bank Briefcase

After a two-year absence from the Grandest Stage of Them All, the critically acclaimed Money in the Bank Ladder Match will finally make its return at WrestleMania 28.

As of this week, according to a report from Lordsofpain.net, it's been nearly confirmed that the Money in the Bank Ladder Match will be brought back this year.

Following WrestleMania 26, it was determined by backstage officials that the annual bout would be removed from it's usual spot on the 'Mania card in light of its own pay-per-view event of the same name that July.

Although the PPV was later well-received, numerous members of the IWC were enraged at the fact that we'd no longer be witnessing the electric Ladder match at the Show of Shows.

Personally, I felt as if the exclusion of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match from WrestleMania 27 took away from the event to an extent, in the sense that there felt like there was no excitement present on the card.

With that being said, WrestleMania 27 resulted in being one of the biggest disappointments of the year.

Additionally, the high-risk contest gives numerous credible mid-carders not only their well-deserved place on the WrestleMania card, but their respective opportunity to shine.

Superstars such as Edge, CM Punk, and Rob Van Dam were given their WrestleMania moments by emerging victorious in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match in years past as well.

In 2010, the Money in the Bank Ladder Match was still contested at WrestleMania 26 despite it being heavily rumored that it would be removed from the card permanently.

Shockingly, Jack Swagger captured the briefcase that year, cashing it in five days later on SmackDown to capture the World Heavyweight Championship.

If the match is indeed scheduled to make its anticipated comeback at this year's WrestleMania, I'd expect the winner to cash in shortly afterwards, or at least before the Money in the Bank PPV in July so the multiple victors don't coincide.

With the returning Money in the Bank Ladder Match just now being the latest addition to an already stacked WrestleMania 28 card, one can only hope that the one of the most anticipated shows ends up being as amazing as it looks on paper.

Thanks for reading, Bleachers, and make sure to drop a comment below with your thoughts regarding the Money in the Bank Ladder Match's long-awaited return to WrestleMania. Enjoy the holidays!

GSM out.

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