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WWE News: Two huge MITB qualifying matches set for SmackDown Live next week

The final spot on the Men's Ladder match will be filled next week.

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News 16 May 2018, 11:29 IST
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Who will fill the last spot?
Who will fill the last spot?

What's the story?

This week's episode of WWE Raw and SmackDown Live saw more Superstars qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Matches at the namesake pay-per-view next month. Now, two more qualifying matches have been scheduled for SmackDown Live next week.

In case you didn’t know…

There will be eight competitors taking part in the MITB matches, four from Raw and four from SmackDown. For the men's match, 7 out of 8 spots have already been filled by Finn Balor, Rusev, Kevin Owens, The Miz, Bobby Roode Braun Strowman and one member of The New Day.

For the women's match, four members have already qualified - Charlotte Flair, EMber Moon, Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss.

The heart of the matter

This week on Raw, Kevin Owens and Bobby Roode won their respective qualifying matches to book a spot in the Men's MITB Ladder match, while on SmackDown, New Day defeated The Bar for a spot for one of their members.

For the last spot, a huge match between Big Cass and Samoa Joe has been announced for next week.

In addition to this, a qualifying match for women has also been announced between Billie Kay of the IIconics and Lana.

While all the spots in the Men's MITB match will be filled next week, there will be three more spots left in the Women's match, even after one place is filled by either Kay or Lana.

What's next?

Money in the Bank PPV is set to take place on June 17th, at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. The PPV will see two MITB Ladder matches, in addition to three other matches.

Author's take

After witnessing the beatdown of Cass at the hands of Daniel Bryan this week, it really does look like the speculations of backstage heat on Cass might have a bit of truth in them. Hopefully the match next week won't be one-sided. Personally, though, I'm rooting for Joe!


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