The cream of the crop of sports entertainment, the WWE, is back in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia, a huge wrestling city and home of the iconic ECW, is being treated with a WWE Pay-Per-View event. The 4th annual ‘WWE Money In The Bank’ is coming to Philly, more specifically the Wells Fargo Center, on July 14th. WWE Money In The Bank will be a huge event, and will make history in the WWE. It will be an event that looks to feature former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, as well as close friend to current UFC Light Heavyweight Chael P. Sonnen, CM Punk. It will also be the return of former WWE and ECW Champion “Mr. Pay-Per-View”, “Mr. Sunday AND Monday Night”, “The WHOLE F’N SHOW” Rob Van Dam.
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has returned to WWE television in the past few months, and his most recent target has been aimed at none other than “The Best in the World”, and former Local Independent Wrestling Promotion, ‘Ring Of Honor’ Champion, CM Punk. Brock seemed to have a gripe with CM Punk on the June 17th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, coming out after his match and giving him his devastating finisher, the “F-5”. Punk has a history in Philadelphia, making his name in ROH. It was assumed CM Punk would be feuding with the former MMA Champion [Lesnar], but WWE has since announced Punk will be in the coveted Money in the Bank Ladder match.
The Money in the Bank Ladder match is a Ladder match (obviously) but featuring 5, 6, 7, 8, or even 10 wrestlers in it. The first man to climb the ladder and retrieve the suitcase being hung from the rafters, gets an automatic title shot. The unique thing about that title shot though, is it can be cashed in whenever the owner wants within 365 days of him winning it.
Past Money in the Bank Ladder match winners include:
- John Cena
- Edge (2X)
- The Miz
- Daniel Bryan
- CM Punk (2X)
- Rob Van Dam
Punk has already won this match twice, but he is scheduled to face a few former winners as well including Daniel Bryan, Kane, and previously mentioned the returning Rob Van Dam. Also scheduled so far to be in this match is former WWE/World Champions Christian, Sheamus, and Randy Orton. CM Punk has had a pretty large following in the WWE Universe for the last couple years. CM Punk is a 3-time World Heavyweight Champion, 2-time WWE Champion (with his most recent title reign lasting 434 days, and is also a former ECW Champion.
Speaking of EC F’N W, as I previously stated this is the WWE return of longtime fan favorite Rob Van Dam. RVD has put on some of the best and entertaining matches in WWE history. Rob Van Dam has always been a huge fan favorite due to his exciting high-flying wrestling style, and his laidback attitude. With RVD being one of the 7 men scheduled for the MITB Ladder match, along with amazing wrestlers like Punk, Kane, and Daniel Bryan (formerly known as ROH’s Bryan Danielson) you can definitely be sure you’ll be witnessing something amazing. With RVD returning to the birthplace of ECW, the Philly wrestling fans will definitely be screaming their heads off on July 14th at the Wells Fargo Center.
For ticket information on WWE Money in the Bank GO HERE.
Also see WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley, as he makes an appearance in Philadelphia on July 10th. For details on how to get tickets GO HERE.