The 2017 edition of the Money in the Bank ladder match has been official from the Smackdown Live commissioner, Shane McMahon. Six names will be competing for the briefcase hanging high above the ring. AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler are those chosen ones.

Now, the most interesting part of the Money in the Bank match is its unpredictability. The WWE universe just loves this gimmick which might be the most exciting one innovated by the company. Upon the successful matches at Wrestlemania, the company has made it an annual PPV starting from 2010.

The winner gets a golden opportunity to cash in the briefcase containing a championship contract anytime on the reigning champion. So, this basically guarantees the holder to become the new WWE champion, at one point.

There are numerous rumours filing in indicating the possible names that are the front-runners to win this year’s opportunistic ladder match. We previously reported that Nakamura and Corbin are the ones. However, making Nakamura behind in the line, The Lone Wolf is the current favourite to win the briefcase.

The reason behind this was broken down by Dave Meltzer on his weekly show. He noted that the Money in the Bank gimmick was innovated to give those superstars opportunity who are not being considered as the main event guys. By holding this contract they can make the most of it and establish themselves in the title picture.

Guys like Edge, Seth Rollins are prime examples of these. Plus, the heels always remain favourites to win the contract considering that the briefcase will suit him the best. This makes Corbin the favourite one in this match considering that the creative is looking for opportunities to push him to the main event spotlight for quite sometimes. Check out Meltzer’s exact statement regarding this issue:

“He’s the guy that [WWE] is talking about elevating because…I don’t know. I don’t see him against Jinder. A lot of times, the Money in the Bank winner is someone that you don’t really think of at that level and usually, they end up winning the championship. Sometimes it works, like with Edge, and sometimes it doesn’t.”


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