Career-changing opportunities await a number of Superstars at WWE Money in the Bank 2016.
AJ Styles can claim the rare prize of cleanly defeating John Cena. Titus O'Neil is in search of his first singles championship. Kevin Owens leads a field of six men all vying for a briefcase that contains a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
It all begins on Sunday, June 19, at 8 p.m. ET, when the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas hosts the upcoming pay-per-view.
WWE's announcers continue to bill this as the greatest Money in the Bank card of all time. While that is up for debate, the card is stacked thanks to a bout worthy of WrestleMania in Styles vs. Cena and the always-exciting Money in the Bank ladder match. A collision between Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins for the world title tops it all off.
As WWE continues to trumpet the coming of a New Era, it has the chance to make some eye-catching waves with this PPV.
A new Mr. Money in the Bank will be crowned. New titleholders can begin their reigns on Sunday night. And Styles could slay WWE's longtime king.
Live Stream, PPV Info
Before Money in the Bank gets rolling, a pair of early bouts will air on the pre-show. The PPV precursor will begin at 7 p.m. ET.
As usual, Renee Young will lead the way during the one-hour preview. She and the rest of the panel of experts will talk up the night's top matches. Predictions, one-liners and feud recaps will get fans ready for Money in the Bank.
The in-ring action will come in the form of Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin.
The pre-show will stream for free on the WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE App, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.
Money in the Bank itself will stream live on the WWE Network (subscription required). Fans can catch all the powerbombs and dropkicks via this service on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Roku and Apple TV. For a full list of compatible devices, visit WWE.com's help section.
Traditional PPV is still an option for those without high-speed internet access. Contact your local cable company to see if it is among those still carrying WWE PPVs.
- Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin (Pre-show)
- Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus (Pre-show)
- Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs. Natalya and Becky Lynch
- Rusev vs. Titus O'Neil (United States Championship)
- Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Chris Jericho vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Alberto Del Rio (Money in the Bank ladder match)
- The New Day vs. The Vaudevillains vs. Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady vs. The Club (Tag Team Championship)
- AJ Styles vs. John Cena
- Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
Ziggler vs. Corbin III
These rivals are relegated to the pre-show for the third pay-per-view in a row. With as little narrative advancement as this feud has received and how unimportant it has seemed in recent weeks, that's not a surprise.
Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin are engaged in a back-and-forth battle where the back and the forth are spaced out to make room for everything else WWE has going on.
Ziggler won the first round at Payback. Corbin got a measure of revenge at Extreme Rules. The rubber match will be at MITB following Ziggler's calculated low blow to The Lone Wolf a few weeks back.
Crews vs. Sheamus
All this talk of a New Era has upset Sheamus. As a part of the old guard, his existence is threatened by the flood of new faces WWE has brought aboard, including Apollo Crews. The Celtic Warrior responded to that by singling out Crews and blasting him backstage.
This match not only gives Crews a chance for revenge, but a win would also help establish him on the main roster.
The recent NXT transplant has won just about every bout on his schedule, but none of those victories came against someone as high on the WWE ladder as Sheamus. Besting a former world champ would be quite the boost for the babyface dynamo.
Charlotte and Brooke vs. Lynch and Natalya
Shortly after casting her father aside, Charlotte found a replacement insurance policy. She named Dana Brooke her protege, a partnership that she hopes will help keep her champion. The WWE women's title won't be on the line here, though.
Instead, the champ will engage in tag team action against two of her recent challengers in Becky Lynch and Natalya.
This feels like the kind of filler bout WWE often gave the women's division before the so-called Divas Revolution last year. There isn't a developed story here, just a holdover between feuds.
Where is Sasha Banks, and how fast can we get her into the title picture?
U.S. Title Match
Rusev dethroned Kalisto at Extreme Rules, returning to form as a beastly predator with no mercy in his heart. This shift has been a revelation to watch. He has gone from inconsequential comedy act to compelling man on a rampage.
His anti-American rhetoric irked Titus O'Neil, instigating the powerhouse to challenge him.
O'Neil is the first man Rusev will defend the title against since Kalisto. A win would net The Big Deal his first singles championship.
That seems unlikely to happen, as Rusev's reign has just begun, but this promises to be a fun, smashmouth collision.
Money in the Bank
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn's rivalry gets transported to a crowded stage. The same goes for Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho. Adding Alberto Del Rio and Cesaro to the mix makes for a talented, intriguing lineup in the PPV's trademark ladder match.
The winner will hold the golden briefcase that has led to men like CM Punk, Edge and Daniel Bryan seizing a world title.
These bouts are always a blast—whirlwind, violent affairs with a flurry of big moments. And chances are someone on the rise will claim the win here. Del Rio and Jericho are the only two former world champs in the mix.
Tag Team Tussle
The New Day's long reign began at SummerSlam 2015, but it may finally come to an end at MITB. The Vaudevillains don't feel like much of a threat; they're more like anachronistic pests. The newly arrived duos of Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady and The Club, though, could both be WWE's next pick as top dogs in the tag division.
Amore and Big Cass have been entertaining as catchphrase kings. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, meanwhile, have done their work with closed fists instead.
With all four teams crammed into one match, there is sure to be some electricity, even if the bout ends up being a bit clunky.
Should The New Day retain, it would likely continue to feud with one of these squads. Pitting that goofy trio against The Realest Guys in the Room would be a verbal dream match. Having them collide with The Club would give the champs their toughest, most compelling test to date.
The Dream Match
AJ Styles was one of TNA's centerpieces while John Cena rose to power with WWE. It was hard to imagine them ever meeting. But with Styles' arrival at the Royal Rumble, this meeting of big-match performers will come to fruition.
The Phenomenal One ambushed Cena on Memorial Day, a violent welcome back for the fan favorite after his recovery from shoulder surgery. Cena later challenged Styles to fight this bout on his own, meaning no Gallows and Anderson at his side.
The former TNA world champ agreed, and his matchup with WWE's 15-time world titleholder is poised to be a Match of the Year candidate.
WWE Title Match
Seth Rollins never lost the title. A shredded knee forced him to vacate it. After five months away, The Architect attacked Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules, restarting a feud that was beginning to bubble over before his injury last year.
The two former members of The Shield are now fierce rivals, but injuries twice got in the way of their previously scheduled showdowns. We finally get to see this clash of styles, this battle between two of WWE's brightest stars.
Reigns is supposed to be playing the babyface role here, and Rollins is his foil. But crowds have booed the former and cheered for the latter. That could lead to a double turn at Money in the Bank, capping off the night with a character change for both men.
Should Dean Ambrose pull down the briefcase, he could then insert himself into the mix, stealing the title and setting up a Triple Threat match between the men who made up The Shield.