There has been uncertainty over the future of WWE Money in the Bank in recent months, with several reports suggesting that WWE could do away with the annual premium live event and instead hold the ladder match at WrestleMania – as was the case before 2010.
A new report from Fightful Select has shed some light on the situation, with “several creative members and above in WWE” noting that while “something like that isn’t impossible,” the idea didn’t “get on their desks.” up to now.
Another rumor doing the rounds is that LA Knight is a shoo-in to win next year’s Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, as WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H is said to be a big supporter of the “SmackDown” Superstar. However, WWE sources close to Fightful shot down the rumors, with one person noting that there have been no discussions about the 2023 ladder match winner.
“I love LA Knight, but we don’t even have final plans across the board for months down the road, let alone the money in the bank for next year,” the anonymous WWE source told Fightful. “If we wanted it on him that much, it wouldn’t have been hard to accept [Austin] Theory is to put on him. I’ve never heard him talk in the same conversation as Money in the Bank. Not that it couldn’t happen, because he’s a great artist, but it hasn’t been discussed.”
Earlier this year, the Money in the Bank premium live event was originally set to take place at the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium, but had to be moved to the 17,000-seat MGM Grand Garden due to low ticket sales. It was previously believed that WWE planned to build Money in the Bank as part of its new annual “Big 5” along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series. The venue for next year’s Money in the Bank has yet to be announced.