|Money in the Bank|
|Date||July 17, 2011|
|Money in the Bank chronology|
Money in the Bank (2011) is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), which will take place July 17, 2011 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
Money in the Bank will feature professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that will be played out on IWE's television programs. Wrestlers will portray heroes or villians as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a match or a series of matches.
On the June 20 episode of Meltdown, Justin Eldridge won a Triple Threat match over Justin Marlen and Scott Wright to become the number one contender for the IWE Championship, held by Dustin Simpson. After the match, Eldridge announced that his IWE contract expires the same day as Money in the Bank and vowed to win the championship and take it with him.
The main event stemming from the Meltdown brand for the Money in the Bank event was to feature Dustin Simpson defending the IWE Championship against Justin Eldridge. On the June 20 episode of Meltdown, Eldridge won a Triple Threat Falls Count Anywhere match over Justin Marlen and Scott Wright to become the number one contender for the IWE Championship. Also, after the match, Eldridge announced that his IWE contract expires the same day as Money in the Bank, and vowed to win the championship and take it with him. However, at the end of the June 27 episode of Meltdown, Eldridge delivered a worked shoot promo, berating IWE for not promoting him properly, and insulting several authority figures, such as Mayer family members Grant, Brittany Mayer and Triple K and IWE executive, John Laurinaitis. As a result, Eldridge was indefinitely suspended by IWE, thereby removing his match with Simpson from the Money in the Bank card.
Another match scheduled from the Meltdown brand is the annual eight-man Money in the Bank ladder match, in which the only way to win is to scale a ladder in the ring and unhook a suspended briefcase. The briefcase contains a contract, which allows the winner to compete for a IWE Championship title match at any time and any venue until next year's event. The eight competitors are Justin Marlen, Scott Wright, Jose Serrano, Charlie Wilson, Joe Smith, Brian Hosmer, B-Truth and Justin Hensen.
Money in the Bank (2011) Card
|Dark||Justin Black and Jake Wilson defeated David Mahrt and Kooper McAlmond||Tag team match|
|1||Kody Brown defeated Chris LeGreca, Sin Kara, Kody Brown, Daniel Gonzalez, Mark Semmler, Jeremiah Garcia, Devin Keller and Garrett||Fusion's Money in the Bank ladder match|
|2||Katie Barnhart (c) (with Nicole Bergman) defeated Crystal Gozelanski (with Tierney Gozelanski)||Singles match for the IWE Divas Championship|
|3||Steven Larson defeated Big Marc||Singles match|
|4||Justin Marlen defeated Scott Wright, Jose Serrano, Brian Hosmer, Blake Wheeler, Joe Smith, Justin Hensen and Charlie Wilson||Meltdown's Money in the Bank ladder match|
|5||Khristian defeated Kevin McAlmond (c) by disqualification||Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship. If Kevin gets disqualified or the referee makes a "bad call", Khristian automatically wins the title.|
|6||Justin Eldridge defeated Dustin Simpson (c)||Singles match for the IWE Championship. If Eldridge wins, Simpson is fired|