Possible Spoiler On Sonya Deville’s WWE Ring Return

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When Is Money in the Bank 2021 WWE?

Money in the Bank is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It is scheduled to take place on July 18, 2021 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. wikipedia.orgMoney in the Bank (2021)

Fresh off adding Liv Morgan to that match in Fort Worth, and giving Carmella a Women’s title match on this Friday’s show in Houston, untitled-authority-figure Sonya Deville is making another declaration:

With all the changes and challengers for #MITB and #Smackdown, I will be the one to establish some consistency for this Sunday and there is NO ONE more consistent than 1/2 of our @WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions… @natbynature. Nattie, welcome to the MITB Ladder Match!

This would presumably come out on tonight’s pre-taped Raw anyway, but now we know.

Here’s an updated look at the line-ups for the marquee matches, and everything announced for Sun., July 18’s Money in the Bank:

- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge for the Universal championship

- Kofi Kingston vs. Bobby Lashley (c) for the WWE title

- John Morrison, Ricochet, Riddle, Drew McIntyre, Big E, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura & Seth Rollins in the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match

- Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Naomi, Nikki ASH, Natalya, Liv Morgan, Zelina Vega & TBA in the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match

- Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s championship

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Raw tag team title match added to Money in the Bank

Cageside Seats 13 July, 2021 - 07:38am

The simple fix was the one the promotion decided on — simply move the Raw tag team title match that had been scheduled for Monday Night Raw last week back a night. AJ Styles & Omos will now put their tag team titles on the line against The Viking Raiders on Peacock instead of USA Network.

It’s at least possible they run it back the next evening, keeping the previous plan. We’ll have to stay tuned for that.

Here’s the updated Money in the Bank match card:

New Competitor Added to WWE Money in the Bank Ladder Match

ComicBook.com 13 July, 2021 - 07:38am

WWE's Money in the Bank pay-per-view takes place this Sunday, and while the card is almost completely booked there are still a few spots that need to be filled — namely, the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Because of the lack of depth in SmackDown's Women's Division, the Blue Brand wasn't able to simply have qualifying matches like what Raw did. Instead, Sonya Deville had a new competitor announced on a weekly basis, before finally relenting to Liv Morgan's demands and letting her in as well. Deville officially announced on Monday that Natalya Neidhart, who has taken part in four previous MITB matches, will compete in the bout on Sunday.

But who gets the final slot? Nattie's tag partner Tamina would be an easy choice, but the sudden arrivals of Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart (and the advertised debut of Toni Storm) suddenly leaves a bunch of options for the final entrant. There's also the possibility of surprise returning stars like Becky Lynch or Sasha Banks competing, both of whom seem poised to get back in the ring. Let us know who you think should be in the final spot below!

BREAKING NEWS: @NatbyNature has officially been added to the #MITB #LadderMatch by @SonyaDevilleWWE. https://t.co/101LMbHNEb pic.twitter.com/cDGuYYne9c

As for the Men's Ladder Match, Drew McIntyre is currently favored by oddsmakers to take home the briefcase. "The Scottish Warrior" lost his Last Chance Hell in a Cell Match against Bobby Lashley last month, but he could still challenge "The All Mighty" if he had access to the briefcase. McIntyre has also addressed the growing concern on social media that he's been receiving "too many" title shots.

"I understand some fans may be like, 'Ugh, I'd like a new fresh face in the picture. Realistically, I have been fighting for the title, or been champion, for over a year now — which is a pretty significant time — but I don't think anyone is saying, 'Oh my goodness, Drew's not working as hard as he can to give us the best matches possible and do the best he can with every interview possible,'" McIntyre said in an interview with Ryan Satin on the Out of Character Podcast last month. "I think it's more, 'I would like to see something different here and see Drew do something different over here.'"

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RETRIBUTION Members Reportedly Get Their Names Changed, ROH Veteran Backstage At Best In The World | Fight Size

Fightful 13 July, 2021 - 07:38am

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- According to a report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, WWE has dropped the RETRIBUTION names for Mia Yim (formerly RECKONING) and Shane Thorne (SLAPJACK) and as of now, they will be using their previous ring names.

- John Pollock of POST Wrestling reports that Chris Hero was backstage at ROH Best in the World 2021 and reportedly agented during the event. ROH COO Joe Koff gave the following response regarding Hero’s presence at the pay-per-view and potential agenting role with the promotion:

Chris was there and is always home at Ring of Honor.

So Cameo and the WWE are getting in the ring together to get you up close and virtual with personalized videos from these WWE Superstars.

From July 12th to July 19th, WWE Superstars like Alexa Bliss, Kofi Kingston, Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley are completing Cameos for the first 10 requests. So don’t waste any time and request today! Don’t forget Money in the Bank is LIVE on Peacock in the US and WWE Network elsewhere on Sunday, July 18th!

- John Canton shared a photo of the WWE production trucks arriving in Houston to prepare for the first Smackdown on the road since the pandemic:

The #WWE trucks in Houston getting ready for #Smackdown on Friday. That's the first WWE show back on the road again. Thanks to my buddy @jeremybarcel0 for the photo from last night. pic.twitter.com/cBVdUvvfgl

- Peacock is assuring fans that they will receive all of the previous content WWE Network used to have before SummerSlam commences in August.

Hi! We will continually add WWE Network content to the library, making the entire WWE Network archive—including every WWE, WCW, and ECW PPV event in history—available to stream before SummerSlam! If you have any further questions about specific content please feel free to DM us.

- Tickets will go on sale for our IMPACT tapings in Nashville on August 15, 16, and 17 THIS FRIDAY at 10 am ET!

BREAKING: Tickets will go on-sale for our IMPACT tapings in Nashville on August 15th, 16th and 17th THIS FRIDAY at 10am ET! pic.twitter.com/9zdAQspubh

- Speaking with Sportskeeda, Killian Dain reflected on working with Lars Sullivan and his post-WWE career.

"His personal life is his personal life. As a talent, he was incredible," Dain said. "He had this incredible look, this incredible intensity, like, him and I had a lot of fun wrestling each other, actually. One of the worst parts, the first time we wrestled each other, was on TV. We didn't do anything on house shows, so we literally really had no feeling for each other, and it went way better than I expected because he was very new, and it was probably the first time he was wrestling somebody who was at kind of his height and weight."

- This week's WWE release schedule on Peacock:

- Today, WWE stock closed at $55.90

- Money in the Bank Ladder Match wins - WWE Top 10.

- After selling out all available seats for their 9/11 return to Dallas, Texas, Major League Wrestling has released additional tickets for the event at MLWTickets.com.

- WWE Shop has a Lilly plush doll, a new Alexa Bliss poster, and a Drew McIntyre Wrekkin Slamcycle action figure available.

- PWInsider reports that a number of talents who had been booked were told they would not be needed and that WWE is reducing the number of planned outside talents for TV.

- Sami Zayn has only one request for his birthday:

- Relive “Mr. Wonderful’s” WrestleMania I performance with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

- In a recent interview on The Wrestling Inc. Daily, Arturo Ruas discussed the initial plans for RAW Underground.

- “I, like you, knew of this stuff as they are happening. I heard that they were bringing up a show that is going to have some street fight vibes. They were bringing people in with legit backgrounds to have a different layout of a match. They took down the ropes and they said to bring some street clothes to wear and to have street vibes, and I already got it. So when I came to RAW and I saw it, I was like, okay, I got it. It’ll be kind of real and all the matches were short and the interactions were real, you had to 100%. That was RAW Underground. RAW Underground was totally different than what we see in pro wrestling matches. I had so much fun doing it, and I had the opportunity to talk with a lot of people and that was very good to be there. I had so much fun on the show. It was supposed to be non-stop, running all the time, but the pandemic sucks, and the pandemic changed the lives of millions of people. So RAW Underground died because of the pandemic.”

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- 4 things you need to know for tonight’s Raw: WWE Now, July 12, 2021

Drew McIntyre Gets His Revenge On Jinder Mahal, Destroys Jinder’s Motorcycle

eWrestlingNews 13 July, 2021 - 07:38am

On WWE Monday Night RAW, former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre extracted his revenge on his former friend now bitter enemy, Jinder Mahal. Last week on RAW, Mahal had stolen McIntyre’s sword following their match-up. As Mahal and his entourage were cutting a promo inside the ThunderDome, McIntyre appeared on the titantron (and was backstage). McIntyre then revealed that Mahal had stolen a replica sword; “The Scottish Warrior” still had the real one. He then destroyed Mahal’s motorcycle, sending a message to Mahal as their rivalry seems to be far from over.

You can check out the segment below:

The "New" and "improved" Claymore. #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/FfGC2Wsr9B

— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) July 13, 2021

.@DMcIntyreWWE has absolutely DEMOLISHED @JinderMahal’s prized motorcycle! 🤯 #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/0fT6JLtUx5

— WWE (@WWE) July 13, 2021

McIntyre is a two-time WWE Champion, one-time NXT Champion, one-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, and a two-time WWE (Raw) Tag Team Champion. He performed as Drew ...

Updated WWE Money in the Bank 2021 Match Card and Predictions

Bleacher Report 13 July, 2021 - 07:38am

WWE Money in the Bank 2021 on Sunday is the first big show for WWE after its return to the road. It has special significance for fans and the company alike, which means the results matter more than most this past year.

The card is unlikely to be set yet. Following Bayley's injury, one of the six scheduled matches was removed, and Bianca Belair instead will be defending her SmackDown Women's Championship on Friday Night SmackDown.

However, the most important contests are set. Roman Reigns will face Edge in a match that was originally supposed to happen at WrestleMania 37. Bobby Lashley will battle a motivated Kofi Kingston, looking to repeat his huge WrestleMania 35 win.

Rhea Ripley will continue to try to outmaneuver Charlotte Flair. Both ladder match cards are mostly set, though the women's bout is still in need of two more participants from SmackDown.

This show will be WWE's chance to reshape the direction of Raw and SmackDown, and each result will be vital to setting that stage.

The Nightmare has been Raw women's champion for what feels like days, even though she has been champion since April. It has been a slow-build reign that has focused only on two contenders: Asuka and Charlotte Flair.

While Ripley handily defeated The Empress of Tomorrow following her 231-day reign, The Queen has been a much different challenge. She has struggled to overcome the women who once ended her reign as NXT women's champion.

The easy answer would be to predict that The Queen will dethrone The Nightmare because Charlotte has been at the top of the company's women's division for years.

As a record 12-time women's champion, Charlotte has far and away solidified her legacy, but it is inevitable that she will end up eclipsing her father's 16 world championship reigns. This is still not the right time for her to pick up world title No. 13, though.

It should remain Ripley's time on Raw, like it should remain Bianca Belair's on SmackDown. Both women's divisions need fresh challengers.

Prediction: Ripley pins Charlotte to retain the Raw Women's Championship.

The women's Money in the Bank lineup is an intriguing one. Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Naomi and Nikki ASH represent Raw, each with an intriguing claim to the briefcase. SmackDown has only announced Liv Morgan and Zelina Vega, opening up the opportunity for surprise entrants.

Of those currently in the match, Bliss feels like the most likely to win. She has been built as unstoppable, and she has not challenged for a singles women's championship in more than two years.

However, it seems more like WWE is building to a surprise twist in the Money in the Bank match that will lead to a big return. The obvious answer would be Sasha Banks' return after a hiatus.

The Legit Boss has been out since WrestleMania 37 and is going to be looking to face Bianca Belair once again. Money in the Bank can set the stage for that bout. However, there may be an even bigger headline WWE can create.

Becky Lynch left after Money in the Bank in 2020 because of her pregnancy. She has not been seen since, but it seems likely she will soon be ready to return. What better way to start her run back to the title than winning Money in the Bank, allowing her to challenge either women's champion.

Prediction: Lynch returns as the final entrant in Money in the Bank and wins the briefcase.

The men's Money in the Bank ladder match is not nearly as stacked as one would have expected. Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Sheamus, Cesaro, Rey Mysterio and Sami Zayn are all not in the contest. Instead, some surprise combatants include Ricochet, John Morrison and King Nakamura.

This is a fresh lineup that could lead to a truly unexpected finish. Could The Shaman of Sexy finally get his big solo break? Will The One and Only regain some needed momentum on a shallow Raw roster?

All of these are interesting ideas, but WWE is not known for taking the unexpected route. Even last year when Otis won, he was never allowed to evolve before dropping the briefcase to The Miz.

It is more likely a big name like Seth Rollins or Drew McIntyre will win. The Scottish Warrior has become one of WWE's top stars, and it's hard to tell where his story is going without the WWE Championship.

He and Roman Reigns are on a collision course, and it would be appropriate that he wins the briefcase and cashes it in to get back to the top following a cash-in ending his previous reign.

Prediction: McIntyre wins the Money in the Bank briefcase.

WWE could do something unexpected here. Much like how the KofiMania story came out of nowhere, Kofi Kingston's recent run to the top has been exciting to watch. He has put on great performances with everyone, including Bobby Lashley ahead of their match.

It would be a fantastic, crowd-pleasing moment for Kofi to shock the world. It is not out of the realms of possibility for it to happen. It just seems unlikely.

The All Mighty has been a dominant champion who is only in the second rivalry of his title reign. A loss to Kofi would feel like a denouncement of his ability as a champion. Kofi, meanwhile, will remain roughly where he is on the card no matter what.

This is ultimately a filler feud ahead of something big at SummerSlam 2021. Whatever that story is, it is far more likely that The All Mighty will be the champion in need of a memorable challenger rather than Kofi getting another likely brief run.

Roman Reigns has run through the field during his impressive 300-plus-day reign as WWE universal champion. Something has to give eventually, but it is unlikely that Edge will be the one to take down The Head of the Table.

The Rated-R Superstar had a chance to redefine his legacy with a victory over Reigns at WrestleMania 37. That did not happen. Reigns looked dominant throughout and won in such overwhelming fashion that no one could deny he was the better man.

Daniel Bryan did get in Edge's way at that time, but Edge was the lesser of the three men in that fight. No matter how many times The Rated-R Superstar lays out Jey and Jimmy Uso, The Head of the Table remains too much for him.

This should be a good match between two veterans, but it is just another stepping stone for The Head of the Table on his way to breaking records as one of the most dominant champions WWE has ever seen.

Prediction: Reigns retains the WWE Universal Championship by knockout.

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Watch WWE's Bayley Blame Fans for Her Injury | CBR

CBR - Comic Book Resources 13 July, 2021 - 07:18am

"I know what you're thinking... 'This sucks,'" Bayley says to open up her promo. "Because you wanted to see the longest-reigning SmackDown Women's Champion in history regain what is rightfully hers. To walk into Money in the Bank and beat Bianc Belair once and for all and take back my title."

Bayley then quickly shifts gears to address her injury, and how the WWE Universe is to blame. "But now I'm hurt," she says. "And now that I think about it, that's not what you're thinking. You don't care at all. You don't care that I'm hurt, that I did this to get better for Money in the Bank, that I did this to be the best, that I did this for you. So this, yeah, this is all your fault. This is all your fault.

She ended the promo by saying it doesn't matter who WWE chooses to try and replace her. After announcing Bayley would not be competing against Bianca Belair in an "I Quit Match" for the WWE SmackDown Women's Title at Money in the BankNXT Superstars Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox made their debuts on the main roster for the blue brand.

Another interesting takeaway is Bayley deciding to still appear on WWE television despite her injury. Of course, this took place in a pre-recorded backstage segment, and with the company set to go back on the road for live events, it is unknown if Bayley will also travel or stay home to recuperate and rehab for a return.

WWE's Money in the Bank takes place Sunday, July 18 on Peacock and WWE Network.

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Drew McIntyre Reveals The Inspiration Behind Some Of His Recent RAW Promos - eWrestlingNews.com

eWrestlingNews 12 July, 2021 - 03:51pm

During a recent interview with TV Insider, WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre commented on his recent promos on RAW and the inspiration behind them, possibly winning the Money in the Bank match, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On Money in the Bank being his last opportunity at regaining the WWE Championship: “It still feels weird to not be a champion. I won it in front of nobody, going from no fans to virtual fans in the ThunderDome. To represent the company in those difficult times in the last year was great, but the goal was to walk out there as the WWE champion in front of fans. To lose it right at the finish line before WrestleMania definitely showed another side of my character and how he dealt with adversity. It made me more relatable. Money in the Bank and the ladder match are my very last opportunity. I have to win, or I don’t know what will happen next for Drew McIntyre.”

On the inspiration behind his recent promos on RAW: “It comes down to the fans knowing that I’m a butt-kicker. There is this very straight line. This is showing something that’s a little out there. I tell these crazy stories and go on wild tangents. I am getting to show another side. I’ll joke backstage that I never plan to tell these wild stories. Then I walk into Matt Riddle’s room, and he is burning some sort of incense. I’m chatting with him for 10 minutes, and I walk out, and I’m really hungry, and I have these crazy stories coming out. I don’t know why.”

On his plans if he wins the Money in the Bank briefcase: “Winning the Money in the Bank ladder match does open up a lot of possibilities. The “Head of the Table” [Roman Reigns] is running through everyone. Karrion Kross is dominating in NXT. Can I cash it in on Bobby Lashley? There are a lot of questions. First things first — I have to win the big one.”

McIntyre is a two-time WWE Champion, one-time NXT Champion, one-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, and a two-time WWE (Raw) Tag Team Champion. He performed as Drew ...

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