In sixteen days, on Sunday July 17th, the Allstate Arena, formerly known as the Rosemont Horizon, will be taken over by the World Wrestling Entertainment with over eighteen thousand fans screaming for John Cena and their other favorite wrestlers. The event will be held at the Allstate Arena and is called “Money in the Bank”.
Money in the Bank got its start at WrestleMania 21 as a single match called “Money in the Bank Ladder Match”. It’s now in its second year as a pay per view and live event. Eight WWE superstars from each brand will battle for a chance to earn the right to challenge the WWE Champion at any time, any place, up to a year. There will be one winner from Raw, and one winner from Smackdown. In order to earn this right, one of these superstars has to bring a ladder into the ring, climb up and get the briefcase hanging twenty feet in the air with the contract in it.
Some of the matches will include: Eight SmackDown Superstars—Sin Cara, Kane, Daniel Bryant, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Sheamus, and Cody Rhodes; Eight Raw Superstars—R-Truth, Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, Evan Bourne, Rey Mysterio, Alex Riley, Kofi Kingston, and Jack Swaggar; Divas Champion Kelly Kelly vs Brie Bella, former Divas Champion; WWE Champion John Cena vs C. M. Punk, challenger; and World Wrestling Champion Randy Orton vs Christian, challenger.
The show begins at 8pm, with doors opening at 6:45pm. Tickets are being sold through Ticket Master and at the Allstate Arena box office. Ticket prices range as high as $300 for ringside seats, to $25 in the upper levels. Tickets have been on sale since May so there may not be any left. There is a limit of eight tickets per household.
Money in the Bank is also available on PPV on cable, DISH TV or Direct TV for $44.99 (plus an additional $5 for high definition). WWE has also announced that they will be carrying Money in the Bank on a PPV webcast through their site, wwe.com.