Two incredible Money in the Bank ladder matches took place during last night’s WWE pay-per-view of the same name. Alexa Bliss was able to win herself the contract during the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match in the early portion of the show. She then cashed in her briefcase successfully after interfering in the Raw Women’s Championship between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey. That was not the end of the ladder matches for the evening as a collection of the very best superstars from Raw and Smackdown all took part in the men’s ladder match in the main event of the show. Which WWE Superstar was able to unhook the briefcase and walk away with a guaranteed world title shot?
MONSTER IN THE BANK.@BraunStrowman has his sights SET on the #UniversalChampionship! #MITB pic.twitter.com/1Lie2pzW2B
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
After a hard-fought match that also involved Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston, Rusev, The Miz, Bobby Roode, and Samoa Joe, it was Braun Strowman who climbed to the top of a ladder and grabbed the briefcase to win the match for the first time in his career. As per the rules of the match, Strowman can cash in his briefcase at any time within the next year for a shot at the Universal Championship. The title is currently being held by Brock Lesnar, and given that he works a limited schedule in WWE, it is safe to say that Strowman won’t be able to tease cashing-in the briefcase very often. Nevertheless, it is definitely possible that Strowman could be winning the title at some point very soon.
It’s official. I am Mr. Monster in the Bank. Not much longer until I come looking for you Brock. #MITB
— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) June 18, 2018
Strowman has truly developed into a true main event talent during his tenure with WWE. With his days as a background player in the Wyatt Family now long behind him, Strowman is now a featured performer on the WWE roster. “The Monster Among Men” captured the Raw Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania this year, and he also earned himself a trophy when he won the largest Royal Rumble match ever at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in April. Strowman has already received a few Universal Championship matches against Lesnar in the past, but now that he holds the Money in the Bank briefcase, Strowman now has the option to pick where and when he will challenge for the title once again.