WWE Money in the Bank 2019
- Date: May 19, 2019
- Location: XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut
TBD: Awaiting results
MEN’S MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH:
Ali vs. Andrade vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor vs. Randy Orton vs. Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn
WOMEN’S MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH:
Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley vs. Carmella vs. Dana Brooke vs. Ember Moon vs. Mandy Rose vs. Naomi vs. Natalya
UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles
RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans
SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Elias vs. Roman Reigns
STEEL CAGE MATCH:
The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Tony Nese (c) vs. Ariya Daivari
SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Daniel Bryan and Rowan (c) vs. The Usos
Remaining card TBA
Becky Lynch is double booked to defend both championships at Money in the Bank. For the Raw Women’s Championship, NXT call-up Lacey Evans attacked the double champion on both Raw and SmackDown following WrestleMania. Evans was subsequently drafted to Raw during the Superstar Shake-up and defeated Natalya to earn a Raw Women’s Championship match. For the SmackDown Women’s Championship, former champion Charlotte Flair took offense that she lost her title despite not being pinned at WrestleMania. Lynch exclaimed that she would not freely give Flair a rematch and demanded new challengers. Among the named challengers was new SmackDown draftee Bayley. Flair then defeated Bayley to earn a SmackDown Women’s Championship match.
At WrestleMania 35, Seth Rollins defeated Brock Lesnar to win the Universal Championship. On the April 22 episode of Raw, Chief Operating Officer Triple H scheduled two triple threat matches with the winners facing each other to determine Rollins’ first challenger for the title. New Raw draftee AJ Styles defeated fellow draftees Rey Mysterio and Samoa Joe in the first triple threat match, while Baron Corbin defeated Drew McIntyre and new draftee The Miz in the second. Styles then defeated Corbin to earn a Universal Championship match against Rollins at Money in the Bank.
On the April 16 episode of SmackDown, WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon introduced Elias as “the biggest acquisition in SmackDown history”. Both were then interrupted by fellow new draftee Roman Reigns, who attacked Elias and performed a superman punch on Mr. McMahon. The following week, Shane McMahon challenged Reigns to a fight for attacking his father. Reigns came out and was attacked from behind by Elias, who assisted Shane in beating up Reigns. Elias then challenged Reigns to a match at Money in the Bank, and Reigns accepted.
During “A Moment of Bliss” on the April 29 episode of Raw, Alexa Bliss revealed Raw’s four participants for the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match: Braun Strowman, new draftee Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin. On SmackDown the next night, SmackDown’s four participants were revealed: Ali, new draftee Finn Bálor, Andrade, and Randy Orton. On Raw the following week, Robert Roode (formerly Bobby Roode) had the chance to replace Ricochet in the ladder match if he could defeat Ricochet, but was unsuccessful.
The four participants from Raw in the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match were also revealed by Alexa Bliss during a separate “A Moment of Bliss” segment on the April 29 episode of Raw: Natalya, Dana Brooke, new draftee Naomi, and Bliss herself. SmackDown’s four participants were revealed on the following night’s episode of SmackDown: Bayley, Mandy Rose, new draftee Ember Moon, and Carmella.
At WrestleMania 35, Shane McMahon defeated The Miz in a falls count anywhere match; during the match, Shane attacked Miz’s father. Miz was then drafted to Raw during the Superstar Shake-up and attacked Shane as retribution. On the April 29 episode of Raw, during Miz’s match against Bobby Lashley, Shane distracted Miz, causing him to lose, leading to a brawl. Later, Miz challenged Shane to a steel cage match at Money in the Bank and Shane accepted.
On the April 16 episode of SmackDown, New Day members Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods were guests on “The KO Show” where host Kevin Owens congratulated Kingston for winning the WWE Championship by defeating Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35. With fellow New Day member Big E out with injury, Owens wanted to join New Day as their third member. Kingston and Woods accepted Owens, who they dubbed “Big O”, as an honorary member and the three won a six-man tag team match later that night.
The following week, after Rusev attacked Kingston during his match with Shinsuke Nakamura, a brawl broke out also involving Woods and Owens. Owens then turned on Kingston and attacked him and Woods, proclaiming that he wanted the WWE Championship. Kingston then challenged Owens to a match at Money in the Bank with his title on the line and Owens accepted.