WWE Money in the Bank 2017: First Women’s Ladder Match Set


The first-ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match has been set for the upcoming pay-per-view.

Earlier in May, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported the possibility of the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match; it would take place at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, which will go down on Sunday, Jun. 18.

Well, on Tuesday night’s episode of SmackDown Live, this came to fruition. It happened at the top of the second hour of the show.

A five-way match between Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Tamina, Natalya and Carmella had been set for SmackDown. However, this never began, as all five women fought before the referee could start the match. They brawled in the ring and at ringside Shane McMahon entered the venue. He stepped into the ring and announced the first women’s briefcase match for the show.

This joins the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match, The Usos vs. New Day and Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton. They’re four bouts that can consume the majority of the PPV.

It’s a historic moment for the women of WWE, who have received bigger opportunities since the old “Divas Revolution” of 2015. This included a lengthy WrestleMania 32 match, Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks in Hell in a Cell and, in general, longer in-ring time. However, a Money in the Bank match potentially has more implications than any of these.

This guarantees a woman cashing in the briefcase, which will be a first-time-ever moment. It will give fans another dramatic moment that men’s cash-ins have received, including Dean Ambrose doing this at the 2016 event with the same name.

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This is a new wrinkle for the WWE Women’s Division, which should be a staple for years to come. Are you looking forward to this match?