WWE's Money in the Bank pay-per-view has always been carried by its signature ladder matches. Looking at this year's card, that aforementioned model for the event hasn't changed on paper. That doesn't mean other matches can't steal the ladder matches' thunder, however, which is what Chris Jericho and Ryback will do.
Let's take a look at this year's Money in the Bank card and then dive into Y2J vs. the man he calls "Cryback."
|The Usos vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns (Tag Team titles)|
|Ryback vs. Chris Jericho|
|Kaitlyn vs. AJ Lee (Diva's title)|
|The Miz vs. Curtis Axel (Intercontinental title)|
|Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight title)|
|Mark Henry vs. John Cena (WWE title)|
|World Heavyweight Title contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match|
|WWE title contract Money in the Bank Ladder match|
The storyline behind this match is clearly weak. Jericho and Ryback both whined for a pay-per-view match only to end up facing each other, so the buildup hasn't exactly been captivating.
Even with a lackluster, thrown-together reason for this match though, it will still end up being one of the best on the card.
It's no secret that Jericho has a tour with his rock band Fozzy coming up soon. As per usual with the part-time rock star and wrestler, he'll be stepping away from the ring for a bit.
While some Y2J fans will be sad to see him leave the ring, Jericho will put in one heck of a match against Ryback. It will be his last pay-per-view match for some months so expect big things from the first WWE undisputed champion.
Ryback, on the other hand, is not on Jericho's level of putting together a breathtaking match. That being said, he has the size and power moves to look like he's capable of really doing damage to Jericho.
Y2J has worked with plenty of wrestlers larger than him and knows how to get thrown around. Look back at some of his matches with Big Show, Great Khali and Goldberg.
Another somewhat interesting storyline is the possibility that Vickie Guerrero could get involved in the match. She and Ryback hugged on the latest edition of Monday Night Raw.
Guerrero could make the story of the match more interesting by getting involved and trying to sabotage Jericho.
If it was anyone else facing Ryback at this pay-per-view, the match would be a lost cause. Because Jericho is facing him and Guerrero could get involved, however, this one can be one of the best on the card.
Guerrero and Jericho know how to get the crowd's attention and keep it. Paired with Ryback's strength and size, this match has some real potential. It will be one of the most talked about throughout the night leading into the ladder matches.