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