With a lot of hype going towards the Lesnar/Triple H match at SummerSlam, it seems like WWE forgot about the next pay-per-view, Money in the Bank.
That wasn't the case this week.
On last week's Smackdown, Big Show announced that he will be in the WWE Championship Money in the Bank ladder match and that no one could stop him once he wins the title.
On Raw, John Cena said he will be in the MITB ladder match for the first time. He said his only goal will be to stop Big Show. The returning Chris Jericho also announced that he will be in the match. The GM of the night, Vickie Guerrero, added Kane to the match.
Jericho put over the MITB ladder match, and himself, in a huge way. He said it isn't a joke and a career ender.
Now with Cena, Jericho, Kane and Big Show in one match, the WWE Championship Money in the Bank ladder match is receiving some much needed star power. In years past, these ladder matches featured mostly mid-carders with the occasional headliner like Christian or Jericho.
The only thing I am confused about was Vickie's announcement. Is the ladder match only with those four or will more participants be announced as we get closer to the pay-per-view?
This just goes to show that WWE is in trouble with their roster. With all the injuries, WWE has resorted to including their top guy in the ladder match.
I would hope that more superstars are added to the ladder match. Superstars like Kofi could be a part of the ladder match along with some superstars who could be returning around this time like Ted DiBiase and Rey Mysterio.
However, with the stipulation Vickie Guerrero added that only former WWE Champions will be included in the match, it will be tough to see if more superstars will be added.
The pay-per-view is three weeks away, and only two matches have been announced. Punk vs. Bryan for the WWE title was announced on Raw. WWE still has time and Money in the Bank could be a strong pay-per-view, like last year, if given the proper promotion.