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Both Raw (2.542 million viewers) and SmackDown (2.349 million viewers) managed annual lows in viewership this past week.
Sunday will mark another chapter of women making history in WWE with a first-ever women’s Money in the Bank match.
Credit: WWE.comWWE unveiled the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank briefcase on the June 6 edition of SmackDown Live, and while it is not yet available for purchase at WWEShop.com, it’ll be interesting to see how it performs as a merchandise mover.
Dave Meltzer worried that the women would “kill themselves to have as good of a match as the guys.”
Jason Agnew of Live Audio Wrestling noted “you have five performers in this, some don’t have all that much experience.
Jinder MahalWomen’s Money in the Bank
Sarge Says: Jinder MahalWomen’s Money in the Bank Ladder MatchCharlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch vs Natalya vs Carmella vs Tamina .
Its good to see Zack Ryder back in action after recovering from an injury, but I don’t think these two will be teamed up for a while.
The two MITB ladder matches guarantee the winner a championship contract from the briefcase hanging atop the squared circle.
History in the making with the first ever women’s MITB match.
I personally thought Money in the Bank would feature both shows, especially with the championships on each show, but it is an exclusive Smackdown event.
AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin and Shinsuke Nakamura make up the field looking to win the guaranteed shot at the WWE Championship.
For Becky Lynch, Charlotte, Carmella, Tamina Snuka and Natalya, the chance to wear championship gold is not the only prize that awaits.
To do so, they will have to take unprecedented risks and endure unfathomable pain and punishment.
The winner’s name will be etched into the history books, the first woman to scale the ladder to win the most coveted prize outside of the major world titles that WWE has to offer.
For one of those men, the chance to dethrone Jinder Mahal or Randy Orton as soon as Sunday is the height of a ladder and an arm’s length away.