A new WWE world heavyweight champ will be crowned later this month at the Money in the Bank special event taking place at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., according to a June 15 report from Cageside Seats. Money in the Bank, which is set for June 29, will be headlined with a ladder match to determine who will replace Daniel Bryan as new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
As most WWE fans know by now, the 33-year-old Bryan recently underwent neck surgery, and he'll be out of commission for at least another few weeks. Since WWE head honcho Stephanie McMahon and pro wrestling legend Triple H, aka The Authority, know its best for business to have a champion who is active and not sidelined with an injury, they decided to strip Bryan of the championship belt he won earlier this year at Wrestlemania 30.
Since the belt is now vacant, McMahon made the decision to put it up for grabs for the first time ever at a Money in the Bank event. So far there have been four Money in the Bank events in WWE history, and none of them featured a match with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line. With that said, the June 29 card in Boston is an absolute must-watch for sports fans of all ages.
Five men have already been entered into the Money in the Bank ladder match for the heavyweight championship belt, but at least one more combatant will be announced in the days and weeks ahead. There's also a chance the WWE throws fans a little curveball by entering a seventh contestant into the match. Crazier things have happened, and no one would put it past the WWE to do so.
Alberto Del Rio, 37, fought his way into the Money in the Bank ladder match with a victory over Dolph Ziggler during the most recent episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. Randy Orton, Sheamus, Cesaro and Bray Wyatt are the four other competitors who have been announced for the match.
With one to two slots remaining for the Money in the Bank ladder match, the WWE could turn to plenty of interesting candidates for the final bookings. Here's a look at the five who are most likely to be added.