After weeks of anticipation, Money in the Bank 2022, one of the most exciting WWE premium live events of the year, is officially upon us.
Soon, fans will see if Ronda Rousey can beat Natalya for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, Bianca Belair can take care of Carmella after the former Lakers dancer replaced Rhea Ripley in the RAW Women’s Championship match, and a few more men’s matches including Theory versus Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship and The Usos versus The Street Profits for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.
But come on, everyone knows the real reason folks tune into Money in the Bank the Pay-Per-View is to see the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, or should I say the Money in the Bank Ladder Matches, as both the men and the women on the roster have an opportunity to bring down the briefcase at the end of the event.
With the men’s match already detailed here, why don’t we take a look at the records of each participant in the Women’s Money in the Bank match to see how they compare and how that might affect their fortunes in the match?
Who will be the 2️⃣ to win the #MITB contract TONIGHT at Money in the Bank?
— WWE (@WWE) July 2, 2022
How has each participant fared in WWE’s Money in the Bank match?
Raquel Gonzalez 0-0
Much like Madcap Moss in the men’s match, Raquel Gonzalez has never taken part in a Money in the Bank match. She has, however, taken part in a ladder match, as, according to Cagematch, she wrestled a WarGames Advantage Ladder Match against fellow 2022 MitB participant Shotzi, who was going by the name Shotzi Blackheart at the time. Currently sitting 0-1 in ladder matches, can Gonzalez even that record in Las Vegas? I mean, probably not but hey, anything is possible, especially when Money in the Bank is involved.
Speaking of Shotzi, she also hasn’t appeared in, let alone won a Money in the Bank match up to this point in her career. While she has won her lone ladder match appearance, the aforementioned WarGames Advantage Ladder Match against Gonzalez all the way back in 2020’s iteration of NXT, Shotzi, too, is an underdog performer who isn’t expected to win Money in the Bank 2022 but could tank her way through the competition on the way to a gold, white, and green – her favorite color – briefcase.
Lacey Evans 0-1
After four months away from WWE television, Lacey Evans made her triumphant return to SmackDown for a Money in the Bank qualifying match versus Xia Li – a match she ultimately won in 150 seconds. With one Money in the Bank Ladder Match on her resume and a title match on the 2019 iteration of the show versus Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship, Evans does have some experience in the event but who’s to say if it will actually translate to in-ring success in the 2022 iteration of MitB.
Liv Morgan 0-1
After failing to earn a spot in Money in the Bank on two separate occasions in 2018, Liv Morgan finally made her debut in the match in 2021, where she lost out to Nikki ASH in a bout that also featured Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Naomi, Natalya, Tamina, and Zelina Vega. Fortunately, things came a good bit easier for Morgan in 2022, as she won her qualifying match – a rare tag team qualifying match with Bliss, ASH, and Doudrop – on her first try three weeks before the show. If Morgan can pull out the W, she’ll finally have a chance to compete for a WWE title, which, to this point in her career, has eluded her.
Alexa Bliss 1-1
Speaking of Alexa Bliss, she is actually one of the more successful performers in the 2022 edition of Money in the Bank both in terms of the event’s namesake ladder match and at the premium live event as a whole. Holding a 1-1 record in Money in the Bank Ladder Matches, including a successful cash-in on Nia Jax/Ronda Rousey, plus a title win over Nia Jax back in 2018, Bliss should be considered a favorite to win this match too and pursue either another run as the SmackDown or RAW Women’s Champion.
Becky Lynch 0-3
The Money in the Bank briefcase hasn’t been too kind to Becky Lynch. It was cashed in during her match versus Charlotte Flair by Bayley back in 2019, in the three occasions where she did take place in the match, she has recorded a 0-3 record. Still, Lynch has defended her title at MitB successfully, most recently versus Lacey Evans in 2019, and is largely considered the favorite to win the event this year due to her big match pedigree.
And last but not least Asuka, the only woman on this list who didn’t have to pull off a single wrestling move to turn her Money in the Bank briefcase into a championship belt. Though she failed to repeat in the match after an incredibly fun pre-taped, cinematic MitB match that took place in Titan Towers in Samford. Asuka has to be a favorite to win the match this year, as her crafty mind games and pension for green mist are tailor-made for a multi-person ladder match.