Ladder matches, at least since their mainstream inception at Wrestlemania 10, have remain largely unchanged. Participants set up ladders of various sizes in an attempt to reach a championship title or other suspended item.
Through various incarnations (Table, Ladders, and Chairs matches, Money in the Bank), the evolution has been considerable since the time of Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon competing for the then-WWF Intercontinental Championship.
Multi-participant matches have become commonplace, with convoluted and dangerous spots becoming the norm.
This year’s iteration looks to take the genre in an entirely new direction, however.
This year’s iteration of Money in the Bank will see competitors begin on the ground floor of WWE’s Corporate Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The briefcases, according to WWE’s official statement, will be suspended on the roof.
After introducing more cinematic-style matches at Wrestlemania (like the Boneyard Match and Firefly Funhouse Match), it’s possible that WWE has something excited in store for this content.
Below is the official statement regarding the upcoming match:
This year’s WWE Money In The Bank Men’s and Women’s Match participants will have an even more unique challenge ahead of them than usual. The match begins on the ground floor of WWE Headquarters, but the briefcases – containing contracts for a championship match anytime, anyplace – will be hanging all the way up on the roof of the corporate tower.
Catch the historic, groundbreaking matches when WWE Money In The Bank streams live on the award-winning WWE Network on Sunday, May 10, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.