Fantasy Booking WWE Money in the Bank 2022: NXT Ladder Matches (What If?)


The rest are quite honestly a grab bag. All of them have their worthwhile reasons to be in the match, so here’s the full remaining list with my personal picks in bold:

  • Cameron Grimes
  • Carmelo Hayes — I’d likely take him out because he’s already holding the North American Championship and would probably defend it on this imaginary card.
  • Duke Hudson
  • Giovanni Vinci
  • Grayson Waller
  • Joe Gacy
  • Josh Briggs
  • Roderick Strong
  • Santos Escobar
  • Solo Sikoa
  • Tony D’Angelo
  • Von Wagner
  • Wes Lee
  • Xyon Quinn

Working with this list, who would capture the briefcase?

Winner and Plans

Assuming Bron Breakker is champion for this title opportunity, we should focus more on a heel or someone who could turn heel in the process of the cash-in. Someone like Wes Lee being the underdog and coming out with the briefcase doesn’t work in this scenario.

Since Gacy’s had his opportunities, he’s a no-go. Von Wagner isn’t ready by any means. Roderick Strong would be an interesting choice, but I just feel like WWE is dragging in letting him out of his contract. As much as I would like Duke Hudson to be more in the running, and if I could book him better, I would, I don’t think he’s the realistic option here, either.

My main focus would be on Giovanni Vinci, Grayson Waller, Tony D’Angelo and Xyon Quinn. All four make for interesting challengers in different ways, but I think D’Angelo can be ruled out. He can get a title opportunity without the briefcase and I don’t think anyone would quite buy him being the guy to beat Breakker.

Vinci is great in the ring, but we’ve yet to see how this character works. It could be awful. That’s just too untested for me to trust something as big as Money in the Bank to him.

In a perfect world, Quinn’s improved enough that he can be the next big thing on the brand. I do think there is a chance he reaches a great plateau, but for now, he pales in comparison to how Waller would make this work.

Waller is EASILY the best option all across the board. He’s a weasel scumbag heel who would definitely beat Breakker in an underhanded way, which would keep Breakker looking strong. Waller can hold his own on the mic and would make sense as the top guy of the brand, given how much they’ve already invested in him with things like the AJ Styles feud.

I’d go so far as to say Waller should, in this theoretical scenario, successfully cash in the contract and win the belt to allow room for Breakker to go up to the main roster in the draft.

Those are my thoughts on the issue, but how would you imagine WWE would do this if it were to happen? Tell us your fantasy booking scenario in the comments section below!

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