WWE Making MAJOR Change To Money In The Bank Concept?

Either Cody Rhodes just revealed a huge MITB change... or it was a slip-up.

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WWE may have just revealed what would be a significant change to its long-established Money in the Bank format.

The promotion has produced a new vignette featuring Cody Rhodes hyping the premium live event, which takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada's Allegiant Stadium on Saturday 2 July. As is to be expected, much of the clip is focused on presenting MITB's titular ladder matches as potentially career-changing for whoever climbs the ladder and grabs the briefcase, but things take an interesting turn towards the end.

"This is a match that could cause a career breakthrough," says Rhodes at 00:48. "Where one lucky male and female superstar will win the chance to main event WrestleMania."

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Since its 2005 inception, the Money in the Bank ladder match has revolved around the element of surprise. Whoever wins the briefcase has reserved the right to cash in their guarantee title shot where and whenever they see fit. Rhodes' words suggest this will no longer be the case, seemingly earmarking the WrestleMania main event for the aforementioned shot.

Whether or not this will actually be the case remains to be seen. The statement could be viewed as a mistake for a number of reasons, including the nine-month gap between MITB and 'Mania, the complications this may cause with the Royal Rumble (the winners of which are guaranteed WrestleMania title shots), etc. Alternatively, Rhodes may have been talking about the MITB winner having the opportunity to headline 'Mania as champion, if they were to win MITB, successfully cash in, and hold their belt for that long.

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Nonetheless, it's something to pay attention to ahead of 2 July.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.