What would Money in the Bank be without a breakout performance or two? Or six?
Throw a ladder in the middle of the ring, open the floodgates for a sea of wide-eyed young talents and there is no limit to how crazy the bumps will be.
Each year, WWE Superstars reinvent ways to deliver strong ladder matches—whether it’s jumping off them, through them or with them.
But in a transitional period with the WWE main roster filled with its most proverbial call-ups in years, breakout performances are mandatory for those who would like to stay on the WWE roster.
With SummerSlam just two months away, it’s safe to consider this month’s showcase as a qualifier in and of itself. Those who remain impressive will be one step closer to punching their tickets to a big-four WWE pay-per-view.
And while a potential second Money in the Bank match would exclusively feature breakout candidates, the ongoing split of The Shield could play host to strong performances without the use of a ladder.
Breakout candidates cannot have competed in a singles match at WrestleMania XXX.
With only one match currently announced, their candidacy will also be based on the strength of their television booking, which is always an indicator of where talent will stand on pay-per-view.