WWE News: New Favorite Emerges To Win Money In The Bank Ladder Match

The booking of this Sunday's Money In The Bank event has been very fluid. Vince McMahon and the WWE creative team are no strangers to last-minute booking decisions, or even changes on the fly for that matter. There have been countless times WWE fans have witnessed a major swerve, and not of the Punk'd-eque, WWE Network reality show variety. We've reported more backstage Money In The Bank finishing plans than most pay-per-views in recent memory.

WWE has already made several changes to Sunday's card, adding two new matches to the kickoff show (Breezango vs Golden Truth and The Dudley Boyz vs The Lucha Dragons), and sliding the Baron Corbin-Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus-Apollo Crews matches to the main show. But, while the outcomes of those matches should have little impact on the main event scene, it's the top three bouts at Money In The Bank that has everyone buzzing and speculating on what happens in the aftermath.

Nothing has changed in regard to the Money In The Bank main event, with Roman Reigns all but assured to retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Though it's not all that shocking to expect that result, it's a little surprising that Seth Rollins doesn't have a whole lot of support behind him to reclaim what he never truly lost. However, whatever the outcome, it should be expected that this program continues through at least one more pay-per-view beyond Money In The Bank.

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[Image via WWE]The Inquisitr noted on Thursday that creative seemed to be going back and forth in regard to the John Cena-AJ Styles match, deciding between a clean Styles victory or one that would come as a result of interference from a debuting Finn Balor. But, it's the third of the marquee bouts that appears to be the topic of the most significant changes for Sunday. Dating all the way back to May, when Money in the Bank qualifying matches began, Kevin Owens emerged as the heavy favorite to walk out of Las Vegas with the coveted briefcase. And though he's still considered one of the favorites, that company at the top may have surpassed him as the superstar to climb the ladder and win Money in the Bank.

Cageside Seats is now reporting that the new favorite to win the Money in the Bank briefcase is Dean Ambrose. A major wild card will be whether the WWE actually pulls the trigger on adding a mystery seventh entrant. It's been Owens and Ambrose distancing themselves from Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Chris Jericho, and Alberto Del Rio for a while, but it's easy to examine why Dean has reemerged.

Fans have been clamoring for a triple threat match featuring the former members of The Shield ever since the faction broke up 2 years ago. That dream encounter drew closer to reality this past week when Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins were all in the same ring for a compelling Ambrose Asylum segment on RAW. And now it appears that putting that match together sooner rather than later has gained enough steam to the point that Ambrose could further set the wheels in motion by winning the Money in the Bank briefcase.

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[Image via WWE]The consensus behind an Owens win is that a heel is better suited to be booked with the briefcase, and when reports first emerged that KO was in line to win it, the writing team already had a plethora of creative plans for Owens with the Money in the Bank luggage. But, a Shield triple threat match might have overtaken Owens with the case on the priority list. The WWE brand split casts an enormous cloud of uncertainty over what direction things go over the next month. If a Shield championship match is now penciled-in to headline SummerSlam, where do they go next month with Battleground? Things won't be entirely clear until the draft takes place, but Money In The Bank will certainly provide some direction in the interim.

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