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Drew McIntyre qualifies for WWE Money in the Bank

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Drew McIntyre is the final Raw wrestler to qualify for Money in the Bank.

In the main event of tonight's Raw, McIntyre defeated Riddle and AJ Styles in a triple threat last chance Money in the Bank qualifying match. The match was originally supposed to feature McIntyre, Styles, and Randy Orton, but there was an angle where Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville said at the start of the show that Orton couldn't compete tonight due to circumstances out of their control.

Riddle, who has already qualified for Money in the Bank on his own, was wrestling on behalf of his RK-Bro partner Orton tonight. Riddle won a battle royal earlier in the night to advance to the qualifying match.

Raw's Ricochet, John Morrison, Riddle, and McIntyre and SmackDown's Big E are the first five wrestlers to qualify for this year's men's Money in the Bank ladder match. The remaining three spots in the match will go to wrestlers from SmackDown. A Last Man Standing match between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn on this Friday's SmackDown will determine who gets one of those spots.

McIntyre, Styles, and Orton had all lost their initial Money in the Bank qualifying matches. Riddle defeated McIntyre last week, Ricochet defeated Styles, and Morrison defeated Orton.

As a stipulation of losing his Hell in a Cell match against Bobby Lashley earlier this month, McIntyre can't challenge for the WWE Championship again while Lashley is still champion. WWE has said that, if McIntyre wins Money in the Bank, he would have to wait until Lashley loses the title if he wants to cash in on the WWE Champion.

Money in the Bank is taking place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday, July 18. It will be the first PPV in WWE's return to touring. Here's what's been announced for the PPV thus far:

  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns defends against Edge
  • WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defends against Kofi Kingston
  • Raw Women's Champion Rhea Ripley defends against Charlotte Flair
  • Women's Money in the Bank ladder match (Asuka, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Carmella, and three more wrestlers to be determined)
  • Men's Money in the Bank ladder match (Ricochet, John Morrison, Riddle, Drew McIntyre, Big E, and three more wrestlers to be determined)