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Roman Reigns qualifies for WWE Money in the Bank ladder match

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According to a June 16 report from Latin Post, WWE Monday Night Raw went down in Cleveland this week, and the event was capped off by a battle royal to determine who would have a chance to enter the ladder match that headlines the upcoming WWE Money in the Bank ladder match. Roman Reigns and Rusev were the last two men standing in the battle royal that went down at WWE Monday Night Raw.

After several minutes of back-and-forth action, Reigns walked away with his hand raised. With the victory, Reigns earns the opportunity to battle six other WWE superstars later this month for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The belt was stripped from Daniel Bryan last week on "Raw," and WWE head honcho Stephanie McMahon announced that the title would be put on the line for the first time ever at a Money in the Bank event.

Reigns joins Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus and Randy Orton in the Money in the Bank ladder match. Bo Dallas and Cody Rhodes were in the mix to qualify for the match, but it wasn't meant to be. The WWE scripted Reigns to win instead.

Will Reigns become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion while Bryan recovers from neck surgery? Not necessarily. John Cena is expected to also take part in the Money in the Bank ladder match, so he'll be the favorite to win the belt.

Elsewhere on the WWE Monday Night Raw card, Kevin Hart made an appearance and Dean Ambrose battled Wade Barrett. In other action, Rusev defeated Heath Slater. WWE Monday Night Raw aired at 8 p.m. on the USA Network.

There will be one more WWE Monday Night Raw episode prior to the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Next week's episode will help tie up some of the loose ends of the storylines heading into the event. Time will tell how it all plays out.


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