The Money in the Bank pay-per-view is always one of the most intriguing WWE events, since it's often the starting point of a main event push for one male and one female wrestler.
This year's event is set to take place on May 19 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. At this time, we can only guess who the lucky winners will be of the men's and women's MITB matches - until the odds and more reports about possible victors come out.
But WrestleVotes provided an interesting report about how WWE will go about planning the men's Money in the Bank match. The creative team apparently wants the winner "looking like a star," since they feel like they've "blown" it the last two winners.
Strong push within the creative team to really have this years men’s Money In The Bank winner coming out of the whole process looking like a STAR. The feeling backstage is that they have completely blown the winners & cash ins the last 2 years.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) April 22, 2019
That's obviously no surprise, and most fans will agree that the whole process was blown the last two years. Baron Corbin won the men's MITB match two years ago - and he would cash it in on Aug. 15, 2017 episode of SmackDown Live.
Corbin was thus given a match against WWE Champion Jinder Mahal on the spot, but following a distraction, lost on a roll-up pin. Corbin had been rumored for a major push at the time, and just when it was about to start, he lost in extremely bizarre fashion.
Braun Strowman - who had been in the midst of a major push since early 2017 - won the men's Money in the Bank ladder match in 2018. He cashed it in beforehand and set up a match against Roman Reigns at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. However, Brock Lesnar came out and attacked both superstars, leading the match to end in a no contest. And so, another MITB cash-in went to complete waste.
What This Means
Nobody will really understand why creative decided to have Corbin and Strowman waste their cash-ins under the most strangest booking decisions. It's no wonder the creative team feels like they wasted it in the last two years. But 2019 gives them a chance to make it right, so let's hope they book something good this year.