With over a month until the pay-per-view, the build to Money in the Bank began on Raw last night.
The first three Money in the Bank qualifying matches took place. Finn Balor and Braun Strowman earned spots in the men’s ladder match, with Ember Moon becoming the first wrestler to qualify for the women’s one.
Kurt Angle also clarified that there will be one men’s ladder match and one women’s ladder match at the PPV, with them featuring wrestlers from both Raw and SmackDown. Daniel Bryan vs. Rusev, The Miz vs. Jeff Hardy, and Charlotte Flair vs. Peyton Royce will take place on SmackDown this week to decide the next three wrestlers to qualify.
Also on Raw, Seth Rollins defended the Intercontinental title in an open challenge that was answered by Mojo Rawley, Jinder Mahal set his sights on Reigns, and Bobby Lashley discussed his family in a sit-down interview with Renee Young.
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WWE Raw video highlights —
Kurt Angle puts Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens in a Money in the Bank qualifier
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens in a Money in the Bank qualifying match
Raw wrestlers state their case for a spot at Money in the Bank
Baron Corbin & The Revival vs. No Way Jose & Titus Worldwide
Ember Moon vs. Sasha Banks vs. Ruby Riott in a Money in the Bank qualifying match
Ember is “over the moon” after earning her spot in the women’s Money in the Bank match
A video package highlights Bobby Lashley’s life and career
Bobby Lashley talks about his family in a sit-down interview with Renee Young
Jinder Mahal vs. Chad Gable
Kurt Angle refuses to add Jinder Mahal to this week’s main event
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno
Bobby Roode vs. Elias
Mojo Rawley answers Seth Rollins’ Intercontinental Championship open challenge
Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas
Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor vs. Sami Zayn in a Money in the Bank qualifying match
Raw fallout: Braun Strowman vows to win the men’s MITB briefcase
Raw fallout: Finn Balor wants to earn another shot at the Universal Championship