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WWE Championship match announced for Money in the Bank

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley has his challenger for Money in the Bank.

It was announced tonight that Lashley will defend his WWE Championship against Kofi Kingston at next month's Money in the Bank pay-per-view. The PPV 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.

The WWE Championship match was announced for Money in the Bank after Kingston and Xavier Woods interrupted Lashley and MVP in the opening segment of tonight's Raw. The segment also set up Lashley facing Woods in a non-title Hell in a Cell match in the main event of tonight's episode.

Kingston picked up a one-on-one win against Lashley on Raw last month. Drew McIntyre hit Lashley with MVP's cane leading into the finish of that match. McIntyre defeated Kingston in a number one contender's match on Raw two weeks later to get a title shot at Hell in a Cell.

Lashley retained the WWE Championship against McIntyre in a Hell in a Cell match at last night's pay-per-view. Lashley has held the WWE Championship since defeating The Miz for the title this March.

Kingston previously held the WWE Championship from April 2019 to October 2019. MVP recently told Kingston in storyline that KofiMania ended because Kingston let it. MVP also said Kingston is wasting his career in tag teams with people who don't measure up.

Here's the updated card for Money in the Bank:

  • Men's Money in the Bank ladder match (Ricochet, John Morrison, and Riddle have qualified thus far)
  • Women's Money in the Bank ladder match (Asuka, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, and Nikki Cross have qualified thus far)
  • WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defends against Kofi Kingston
  • Raw Women's Champion Rhea Ripley defends against Charlotte Flair