With only two days left until WWE's much-hyped Money in the Bank PPV, the company has announced two new matches for the event's kickoff show - The Dudley Boyz versus The Lucha Dragons and The Golden Truth versus Breezango.
Both The Dudley Boyz and The Lucha Dragons have been on a run of bad luck lately. The Dudleyz were engaged in a post-WrestleMania feud with Enzo and Big Cass, but Enzo's injury put a stop to that. Until his return, Cass routinely manhandled The Dudleyz by himself. Meanwhile, Kalisto's four-month reign as U.S. Champion came to an end at Extreme Rules, and he and Sin Cara failed to win a spot in the Money in the Bank ladder match.
After months of teasing a partnership, Goldust and R-Truth ended up going their separate ways, forming tandems with Fandango and Tyler Breeze, respectively. During a bout between the teams, though, Goldust and Truth refused to come to blows, leading to an attack from their partners. Two new teams were instantly formed, with no shortage of bad blood between them. They've clashed before, and they'll do it again prior to Money in the Bank.
The Money in the Bank kickoff show airs at 7:00 ET on the WWE Network. Previously-announced pre-show matches Baron Corbin versus Dolph Ziggler and Apollo Crews versus Sheamus are now being advertised for the main card.
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