WWE caused a lot of confusion with its recent promo for the upcoming Money in the Bank premium live event. Cody Rhodes appeared to say that the winners of the coveted MITB briefcases would go on to get a title shot at WrestleMania. Fans immediately recognized the huge changes that would mean, and it became a hot topic of discussion.
The ad was re-aired on the Raw after WrestleMania Backlash. This led even more people to believe that the stipulation will be that the Money in the Bank winners go to WrestleMania instead of a traditional cash-in. WWE sources are not confirming anything either way.
In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer discussed the MITB situation. It was reported that the only direct word from WWE is that nothing has been definitively planned either way. It was also noted that Vince McMahon already has plans in place for WrestleMania 39’s main events, but that the briefcase winners are not set to be involved.
“There was an interesting note in the new ad for the 7/2 Money in the Bank show. Rhodes talked about how the winners of the MITB matches get a shot at the title at WrestleMania. He didn’t say that you get cash it in whenever you want. A lot of people quickly jumped to the conclusion that it was a mistake, including in the company where the belief was that this year’s MITB stipulations would be the same as for every other year. Some said they believed it was a mistake that wasn’t caught, but then WWE played the same commercial he next day on Raw and the day after on NXT. On NXT after the commercial when they pushed the show, they didn’t acknowledge what the winners of the two matches get.
The only direct company word regarding that question was there is nothing definitive either way. Another person said that Vince has plans already in place for the top matches at Mania and the winners of MITB in the title matches would not be that, although that commercial aired three times without an edit. ”
Vince McMahon knows what he wants to do for next year’s WrestleMania. As of right now, that does not involve the winners of the MITB matches. It is a fluid situation, and fans will just have to wait and see how the stipulation is handled.
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