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Every WWE Superstar To Qualify for the 2023 Money in the Bank Ladder Matches

Money in the Bank is right around the corner and some WWE Superstars have already qualified for their shot at the coveted briefcase. 

By Chris Phelan
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WWE Money in the Bank 2023 is right around the corner, but it's already taking shape in the form of qualifying matches across RAW and SmackDown!

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On July 1, six male and six female Superstars will compete in ladder matches to decide who is next in line to challenge for the most prestigious championships in pro wrestling. The only way to win these two ladder matches is to retrieve the briefcase hanging high above the ring. The significance of the briefcase is important because inside each men's and women's briefcase is a contract good for a title match of the winner's choosing – any place, any time, any opponent! 

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Many in the WWE Universe see the yearly Money in the Bank winners as the Superstars destined to make the next giant leap in their careers. After all cashing in a Money n the Bank contract has historically all but guaranteed a championship victory. 

For the 2023 edition of Money in the Bank, WWE is incorporating qualifying matches on RAW and SmackDown to determine who participates in the ladder matches on July 1. As a result, qualifying matches have already taken place and some of the Superstars competing this year have already been decided. 

This article will be continuously updated as more participants are confirmed. 

Who qualified for the Men's 2023 Money in the Bank Ladder Match?


Logan Paul – Qualified on June 19 by sitting on a ladder and talking loudly

Here’s a sentence we never expected to write, especially since the men’s qualifying matches finished on June 12: Logan Paul is the seventh and (presumably) final member of the 2023 men’s Money in the Bank ladder match! According to Paul, all it took was a direct phone call with WWE executives and the invitation was extended – which he happily accepted, of course. The WWE Universe knows by now that Logan Paul only shows up on the biggest events on the WWE calendar, and his meteoric rise in the ranks over the last two years makes us think he is now the odds-on favorite to win the briefcase in 2023!

Damian Priest – Qualified on June 12 by defeating Matt Riddle

The most physically-imposing male member of The Judgment Day (because, you know, Rhea Ripley and all) became the final qualifier for the men’s ladder match, strengthening his faction’s influence over the WWE locker room in the process. The back-and-forth match between Damian Priest and Matt Riddle could have ended either way, as neither Superstar wanted to be the odd man out on July 1. Priest’s involvement in the Money in the Bank ladder match could bring interesting implications if he captures the briefcase and Finn Balor defeats Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship, doesn’t it?

Santos Escobar – Qualified on June 9 by defeating Mustafa Ali

The Latino World Order’s brightest star must’ve taken notes from Zelina Vega because after defeating Mustafa Ali on June 9, he’ll be representing the LWO on the men’s side of the Money in the Bank ladder match. While either Superstar would’ve been a worthy addition to the qualifying pool, Escobar proved to the WWE Universe that he was the better man than Ali – and has all the in-ring talent necessary to capture the briefcase in 2023. 

Butch – Qualified on June 9 by defeating Baron Corbin

Ever since his days in NXT as Pete Dunne, Butch has consistently been one of the most underrated and underappreciated members of the WWE roster. Thanks to his decisive win over Baron Corbin (who is currently preoccupied with his own issues in NXT), Butch has taken an all-important step towards doing something he hasn’t been able to accomplish yet: Capturing singles gold on the main roster. We’ll be honest, there’s nobody hungrier to make an impact in the ladder match than Butch, making him the most dangerous Superstar involved in the chase for the briefcase on July 1.

Ricochet – Qualified on May 29 by defeating The Miz

There may be no WWE Superstar in history better suited for the rigors of the Money in the Bank ladder match than Ricochet. The former United States and Intercontinental Champion not only has the grit and determination to pull down the briefcase on July 1, but his impeccable and dazzling in-ring style seems tailor-made to a ladder match. While the WWE Universe has seen Ricochet go through his fair share of tables and ladders thus far in his still-young WWE career, there's a good chance we may all witness a first for Ricochet at Money in the Bank. Triumphantly celebrating with the briefcase in hand, staking his claim as the next contender to any championship he chooses. 

Shinsuke Nakamura – Qualified on May 29 by defeating Bronson Reed

While many fans expressed shock that Shinsuke Nakamura scored a victory over the monster Bronson Reed to qualify for the ladder match, it's clear to many in the WWE Universe that the King of Strong Style still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Like Ricochet, he's won his fair share of titles in his career, but the "big one" has always evaded Nakamura. If he wins the Money in the Bank ladder match, Nakamura is a safe bet to challenge either Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns and finally capture the most prestigious championship of his pro wrestling career.

LA Knight – Qualified on June 2 by defeating Montez Ford

The WWE Universe has been unwaveringly behind LA Knight in recent months, showering him with support not seen since the rise of KofiMania. Ever since he arrived on the main roster after a successful stint in NXT, Knight has been waiting for his moment, and at Money in the Bank, he finally could find it. While he rarely finds himself competing in ladder matches, we're sure LA Knight won't hesitate to pull out all the stops. After all, this is his best chance to "jump the line" and be a WWE champion sooner than any of us thought. 

Who qualified for the Women's 2023 Money in the Bank Ladder Match?


Trish Stratus – Qualified on June 19 by defeating Raquel Rodriguez

As Money in the Bank gets closer, tensions are running high among arch-enemies Trish Stratus and Becky Lynch. As it turns out, Becky’s plan to ruin Trish’s day backfired on June 19, as Becky’s interference in the final women’s qualifier ended up costing Raquel Rodriguez a spot in the ladder match. As a result, Trish Stratus joins her ally Zoey Stark in the women’s ladder match – meaning that Becky Lynch will be seriously outnumbered on July 1. Of course, a legend like Trish Stratus has to be considered one of the female favorites to take home the briefcase!

IYO SKY – Qualified on June 9 by defeating Shotzi

Nine times out of ten, the cream rises to the top come Money in the Bank season, and IYO SKY’s conclusive victory over Shotzi on SmackDown instantly makes her one of the odds-on favorites to win the women’s briefcase. Thanks to her victory, Damage Ctrl will have two members in the ladder match – that spells trouble for the rest of the Superstars in the women’s ladder match since Bayley and IYO SKY have proven time and time again that they will do whatever it takes to win. 

Bayley – Qualified on June 9 by defeating Michin

Most of the 2023 Money in the Bank ladder match qualifiers have been highly competitive affairs, except in the case of Bayley’s bout against Michin. There was nothing competitive about the matchup, she steamrolled Michin en route to becoming the fourth female Superstar to qualify for the July 1 ladder match, joining Becky Lynch as another established, top-tier female competitor that has already accomplished so much in WWE. Becoming Ms. Money in the Bank 2023 would be another accolade that we’re sure Bayley would never hesitate to remind us about!

Zelina Vega – Qualified on June 2 by defeating Lacey Evans

Despite heartbreakingly losing to Rhea Ripley at Backlash in Puerto Rico, Zelina Vega has yet to lose focus on what matters most: Becoming the best version of herself. With the Latino World Order supporting her, Zelina channeled that positive energy to defeat Lacey Evans and qualify for the women's ladder match. 

Becky Lynch – Qualified on June 5 by defeating Sonya Deville

While The Man qualified for the women's ladder match on June 5, many fans see her as overqualified! It's rare to see a Superstar on the level of Becky Lynch involved in a Money in the Bank ladder match, as it's usually reserved for the hungriest up-and-coming Superstars looking to make a name for themselves at the expense of everybody else. However, look at it this way: Despite Becky Lynch accomplishing every goal she's set in WWE and capturing every championship that can be won, her participation in the ladder match means she still has the hunger and the desire to be on top of the mountain. For that reason, Becky Lynch is the most dangerous woman in the match. 

Zoey Stark – Qualified on June 5 by defeating Natalya

Say what you will about Zoey Stark, but she called her shot earlier this year and has exceeded all expectations on the main roster. We haven't been shy about singing the praises of Stark ever since she rose to prominence on NXT, thanks to a dastardly combination of bad intentions and a genuinely devastating finishing move! Ladder matches often favor youth, and Zoey Stark has plenty of that – not to mention an intriguing alliance with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. On paper, Stark looks like the dark-horse favorite to be holding the briefcase high over her head by the end of Money in the Bank.

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