The 2021 WWE Money In The Bank pay-per-view will take place on July 18, from the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.
This is our official page for the event, featuring the current card, rumored matches and 2021 WWE Money In The Bank related news at the bottom of the page. Check back this page often for future updates.
DATE: July 18, 2021 (8pm ET – 2am CET)
LOCATION: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas
Quick Match Results
— Kickoff Match: The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) def. Rey and Dominik Mysterio to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
— Nikki A.S.H. def. Alexa Bliss, Liv Morgan, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Natalya, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Tamina, Zelina Vega, Naomi, and Asuka to win the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
— AJ Styles and Omos def. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) to retain the Raw Tag Team Championship
— Bobby Lashley def. Kofi Kingston via Submission to retain the WWE Championship
— Charlotte Flair def. Rhea Ripley via Submission to win the Raw Women’s Championship
— Big E def. Kevin Owens, Riddle, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ricochet, John Morrison, Seth Rollins, and Drew McIntyre to win the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
— Roman Reigns def. Edge to retain the WWE Universal Championship
WWE Money In The Bank – History
The “Money in the Bank” pay-per-view centers around a ladder match, the prize of which is a briefcase containing a contract for a world championship match. The winner can then cash in the contract at a time and place of their choosing anytime within the next year – beginning the night they win the briefcase. If the contract is not used within that year, it is voided, but this has yet to happen. Only the holder of the Money in the Bank contract can be the one to cash-in the contract.
In 2005 the WWE established the Money in the Bank ladder match as an annual match at their marquee event, WrestleMania, debuting at WrestleMania 21. The idea for the match was conceptualized by then-WWE wrestler Chris Jericho. Following WrestleMania XXVI in March 2010, WWE established a separate Money in the Bank event as a gimmick PPV; the match subsequently ceased being held at WrestleMania. The inaugural event was held on July 18, 2010, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
In 2010 and 2011, the annual pay-per-views included two Money in the Bank ladder matches. To coincide with the brand extension, one ladder match was for wrestlers from the Raw brand with a contract for a WWE Championship match, while the other ladder match was for the SmackDown brand with a contract for a World Heavyweight Championship match. In April 2011, WWE ceased using its full name with the WWE abbreviation becoming an orphaned initialism. The brand split then ended in August 2011, after which, the Money in the Bank pay-per-views continued to have two ladder matches for match contracts for the respective titles. After the two titles were unified in December 2013, a championship match contract for the unified WWE World Heavyweight Championship became the prize of a single Money in the Bank ladder match. In 2014, the event moved to the June slot and it was also the first Money in the Bank event to air on the WWE Network in addition to traditional PPV outlets. The brand split returned after the 2016 event, but the 2017 pay-per-view was SmackDown-exclusive. The championship match contract in the ladder match was for SmackDown’s WWE Championship (formerly WWE World Heavyweight Championship). The 2017 event also featured the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match with its contract being for a SmackDown Women’s Championship match, and each event since has featured a men’s and women’s match.
Following WrestleMania 34 in April 2018, brand-exclusive pay-per-views were discontinued, thus the 2018 event involved both the Raw and SmackDown brands. Beginning with the 2018 event, the ladder matches have eight participants evenly divided between the brands. The 2018 contracts granted the winners a championship match for their respective brand’s world championship: the Universal Championship or WWE Championship, and the Raw Women’s Championship or SmackDown Women’s Championship. Beginning with the 2019 event, the winners can choose either brand’s championship. The 2019 event also moved Money in the Bank to the May slot in WWE’s pay-per-view calendar.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 event saw the number of competitors in both matches decreased to six. Additionally, while the rules of the match itself remained the same, a new “Corporate Ladder” gimmick was also added to the matches, in which the participants had to travel from the ground floor of WWE Global Headquarters to the roof in order to reach the briefcases, which were suspended above a ring on the roof. Additionally for 2020, both the men’s and women’s matches took place at the same time. While the ladder matches were pre-recorded as cinematic matches, all of the other matches took place live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida with no fans in attendance. Additionally, the 2020 event was the first event to directly award a championship for winning the Money in the Bank ladder match; on the following night’s episode of Raw, it was revealed that the women’s ladder match had actually been for the Raw Women’s Championship due to then-champion Becky Lynch going on maternity leave.
In August 2020, WWE began holding Raw and SmackDown’s shows in a bio-secure bubble called the WWE ThunderDome. In May 2021, WWE announced that they would be leaving the ThunderDome and returning to live touring, starting with a 25-city tour beginning with the July 16 episode of SmackDown in Houston, Texas. Money in the Bank was in turn announced to take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on July 18—returning the event to its original July slot—thus it will be the first WWE pay-per-view held outside of Florida since Elimination Chamber on March 8, 2020 and the first pay-per-view held following the end of the ThunderDome Era. The 2021 event will also revert to the standard version of the titular ladder matches as well as returning to having eight competitors for both matches, evenly divided between the two brands.