This will be WWE's tenth Money In The Bank pay-per-view, and it's fair to say that the bloom has come off the rose when it comes to the briefcase gimmick since 2009's effort. Last year, Alexa Bliss won the women's match and cashed in on the same night, but Braun Strowman was forced to carry his case around like a toy for months before unsuccessfully trading it for a Universal Title shot at Hell In A Cell.
It all felt a bit pointless, cobbled together and lacked the urgency MITB once had in spades.
The line-up for this year's male match is better than its 2018 counterpart, so it should (on paper) electrify and be the high-flying ladder-gasm names like Ricochet, Andrade, Finn Bálor, Sami Zayn and Ali are capable of. Then, there are powerhouses like Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Randy Orton to ground things. It's a nice mix.
None of that will count for anything if WWE don't pick the right winner and make those MITB briefcases more credible than they were last time. Here's everything that should happen in Hartford to ensure WWE's traditional sh*t-stirrer isn't just sh*t...