June 26, 2012
The ladders for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match to win a crack at the WWE Champion will have to be reinforced following major announcements on both Raw SuperShow and SmackDown!
Vickie Guerrero, the interim General Manager of Raw and SmackDown, announced that no one can simply “throw their hat in the ring” for a chance to take part in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, as Big Show announced he was doing a few nights earlier on SmackDown. However, because he’s a former WWE Champion, The World’s Largest Athlete will indeed get a chance to compete for a contract for a future WWE Title Match alongside several other former WWE Champions July 15.
Under the guidance of the WWE Board of Directors, Guerrero announced that this year’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match will feature a unique and exciting concept: It will consist of only former WWE Champions. This year’s participants are Big Show, Kane, Chris Jericho and John Cena!
The Money in the Bank Ladder Match is one of WWE’s most exciting – and most meaningful – matches of the year. A dangerous concept birthed in 2005, the Money in the Bank Ladder Match pits competitors against each other in a free-for-all format. Surrounding the ring is an assortment of ladders, which one fortunate Superstar uses to reach the prize that dangles from the rafters: a briefcase. Far from an ordinary briefcase, the Money in the Bank briefcase contains a contract that guarantees its possessor a title opportunity at the time and place of his choosing. To hold the contract, which expires after one year, is to sit in the catbird seat. So far, every Superstar who cashed in his contract has come away from his challenge as a new champion.
The Ladder Match is an uncommon type of battle for Big Show and Cena. How will these two fare against Superstars who are more seasoned at climbing the rungs, like Jericho and Kane? Stay tuned to Raw SuperShow and SmackDown as Money in the Bank approaches July 15.