New match and ladder match participants for WWE Money in the Bank

Jun 17, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

Three more WWE SmackDown Superstars have been confirmed for Money In the Bank.

Tonight’s SmackDown on FOX saw Raquel Rodriguez defeat Shayna Baszler to qualify for the Women’s MITB Ladder Match.

Rodriguez joins Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss and Liv Morgan as confirmed entrants in the 8-woman match. We noted before how Monday’s RAW will feature Asuka vs. Becky Lynch in another red brand qualifier. WWE announced tonight that next week’s SmackDown will feature Shotzi vs. Aliyah in another blue brand women’s division qualifier. There will be two spots left after those two Women’s MITB qualifying matches.

Tonight’s SmackDown also saw Adam Pearce announce Sheamus and Drew McIntyre for the Men’s MITB Ladder Match. This comes after they fought to a double DQ in last week’s qualifier. Pearce gave both men a spot in the match during tonight’s show.

McIntyre and Sheamus join Seth Rollins as confirmed entrants in the 8-man match. WWE announced on SmackDown that next Friday’s show will feature Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn in another blue brand qualifier for the men’s division. There will be four open spots after Zayn vs. Nakamura, unless there are qualifiers held on Monday’s RAW for the men’s match.

On a related note, the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles will be on the line at Money In the Bank.

It was announced during tonight’s SmackDown on FOX that RAW Superstars The Street Profits will challenge Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos at Money In the Bank.

This will be The Usos’ second title defense since defeating RK-Bro to unify the red brand and blue brand titles on the May 20 SmackDown. They took a DQ loss to Riddle and Shinsuke Nakamura on the May 29 RAW, but then successfully defended the straps against Riddle and Nakamura on the June 3 SmackDown. The June 6 SmackDown saw The Street Profits defeat The Usos in a non-title match to become the new #1 contenders.

The 2022 WWE Money In the Bank Premium Live Event is scheduled for Saturday, July 2 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Below is the updated card:

Men’s Money In the Bank Ladder Match
Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura or Sami Zayn vs. 4 participants TBA

Women’s Money In the Bank Ladder Match
Raquel Rodriguez vs. Lacey Evans vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Liv Morgan vs. Asuka or Becky Lynch vs. Shotzi or Aliyah vs. 2 participants TBA

RAW Women’s Title Match
Rhea Ripley vs. Bianca Belair (c)

SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Natalya vs. Ronda Rousey (c)

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles Match
The Street Profits vs. The Usos (c)

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