John Cena vs. Kevin Owens and Ladder Match Announced for WWE Money in the Bank

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2015

WWE wrestler John Cena lands on opponent Rusev at Wrestlemania XXXI, on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA. 2015 marks the first year Wrestlemania will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area, being made available to viewers in 177 countries via the WWE Network. (Don Feria/AP Images for WWE)
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With Money in the Bank just two weeks away, WWE is already starting to put the card together for the June 14 pay-per-view.

United States champion John Cena will get a rematch with NXT champ Kevin Owens, while Dolph Ziggler, Neville, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston and Sheamus will take part in the Money in the Bank match.

Although the turnaround time between Elimination Chamber and Money in the Bank is small, WWE fans will be looking forward to both of these bouts, especially Owens vs. Cena.

Few expected Owens to beat Cena on Sunday night, let alone clean with a Pop-up Powerbomb in the middle of the ring. Owens got a dig in on Cena after the match:


Owens to Cena: "Your time is WAY UP! My time is NOW!" @JohnCena #WWEChamber @FightOwensFight http://t.co/vHSgzmbjzD

Former WWE tag team champion Tom Prichard was pleasantly surprised with Owens' WWE debut:

Tom Prichard @drtomprichard

KO surprised me. I was wrong about the guy (and glad I was) Congrats Kevin Owens

The company has done well to elevate Owens and NXT, but it may have painted itself into a corner with the way the Owens-Cena feud has unfolded. Either Owens loses, which would halt some of his momentum, or the NXT champion once again goes over the biggest star in WWE, which doesn't make WWE look all that great.

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Maybe an Owens win could lead to some sort of WWE vs. NXT feud heading into SummerSlam, but that's probably unrealistic.

Meanwhile, the MITB ladder match is always one of the most highly anticipated matches of the year. Since the winner gets a guaranteed shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, fans can fantasy-book to no end how the victor will eventually cash in. 

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