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 it did before 2010.
A new report from Fightful Select has shed some light on the situation, with “several members of WWE creative and higher-ups” noting that while “something like this isn’t impossible,” the idea hasn’t “crossed their desks” so far.
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 winner of the 2023 ladder match.
“I like LA Knight, but we don’t even have final plans across the board for months ahead, much less next year’s Money in the Bank,” the anonymous WWE source told Fightful. “If we wanted him that much, it wouldn’t have been difficult to accept [Austin] Theory is to put on him. I’ve never heard him discussed in the same conversation as Money in the Bank. Not that it couldn’t happen, because he’s a fantastic performer, but it hasn’t been discussed’.
Earlier this year, the Money in the Bank premium live event was originally scheduled 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 reported low ticket sales. It was previously believed that WWE had intentions of building Money in the Bank as part of its new annual “Big 5” along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series. The location of next year’s Money in the Bank has not yet been announced.