Four Money in the Bank qualifying matches have been announced for the June 9 WWE SmackDown episode.
In the women’s division, Michin will take on Damage CTRL’s Bayley in a Money in the Bank qualifier next week. Also announced, Damage CTRL’s IYO SKY will take on Shotzi in another Money in the Bank qualifying bout. Both matches were set up with an in-ring promo segment on this week’s episode involving new Raw Women’s Champion Asuka.
On the men’s side, the LWO’s Santos Escobar will take on Mustafa Ali in a qualifying bout. In addition, Butch of the Brawling Brutes will face Baron Corbin in another qualifier.
The winners of the qualifying bouts will advance to the Money in the Bank pay-per-view set for July 1 to participate in the Money in the Bank ladder matches.
Zelina Vega became the first to qualify for this year’s women’s Money in the Bank ladder match on SmackDown with a win over Lacey Evans, while LA Knight defeated Montez Ford on SmackDown to qualify for the men’s MITB match. Ricochet, plus Shinsuke Nakamura have already qualified for the men’s MITB match after scoring qualifying wins on this week’s Raw.
Next week’s SmackDown lineup:
- Men’s Money in the Bank qualifying match: Santos Escobar vs. Mustafa Ali
- Men’s Money in the Bank qualifying match: Butch vs. Baron Corbin
- Women’s Money in the Bank qualifying match: Bayley vs. Michin
- Women’s Money in the Bank qualifying match: IYO SKY vs. Shotzi