Photos: First Look at the Money in the Bank Ladder Match Set at WWE Headquarters

This year's Money in the Bank pay-per-view will have an extra twist added in to its two titular ladder matches. Instead of hosting the two inside the WWE Performance Center like what WWE did with WrestleMania 36, the matches will be taped at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, with each competitor starting on the bottom of the building and needing to fight their way up 10 floors to the roof.

From there the wrestlers will have to grab a ladder, slide it into the ring that's been set up on the roof and pull down the briefcase. WWE gave fans a closer look at the setup on Raw last night. Based on reports of portions of the match already being taped, it looks like the matches will have the same cinematic feel as the Firefly Fun House Match and Boneyard Match from WrestleMania.

It's unclear as of now if the rest of the Money in the Bank event will take place on the Headquarters roof or it will be held at the Performance Center.

Here's the Money in the Bank card as of now:

  • WWE Universal Championship: Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt
  • WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins
  • SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Tamina
  • Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Filmed at WWE Headquarters): Daniel Bryan vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Aleister Black vs. Apollo Crews vs. (Drew Gulak/King Corbin) vs. TBD
  • Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Filmed at WWE Headquarters): Asuka vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke vs. (Lacey Evans/Sasha Banks) vs. TBD

On Wednesday WWE announced it would be going under a series of cost-cutting measures, which includes postponing the headquarters' move to a new building and firing/furloughing various employees. By Saturday WWE had released more than 30 active wrestlers.

Here's a full list of every wrestler who has been released:

  • Rusev
  • Drake Maverick
  • Karl Anderson
  • Luke Gallows
  • EC3
  • Curt Hawkins
  • Heath Slater
  • Eric Young
  • Lio Rush
  • Aiden English
  • Sarah Logan
  • Erick Rowan
  • Primo
  • Epico
  • Mike Kanellis
  • Maria Kanellis
  • Zack Ryder
  • No Way Jose
  • Deonna Purrazzo
  • Aleksandar Jaksic
  • MJ Jenkins
  • Dan Matha
  • Alyssa Marino
  • Taynara Conti
  • Nick Comoroto
  • Cezar Bononi
  • Tino Sabbatelli
  • Kassius Ohno (Reportedly)
  • Mohamed Fahim
  • Marcos Gomes
  • Faisal Kurdi
  • Hussain Aldagal
  • Yifeng (Rocky)