On what was going to be a historic night, Money in the Bank’s first match created mass controversy. The first ever women’s money in the bank ladder match took place. A fitting way to continue the revolution and evolution of women’s wrestling. Fans had excitement and anticipation was rife for this historic encounter. Charlotte Flair, Tamina Snuka, Natalya Neidhart, Carmella and Becky Lynch were part of that history. As was of course James Ellsworth.
The match started off slow but slowly picked up. There were some great spots and good action. The match was starting to hit its stride and looked set to provide some fantastic action in the coming minutes. Then it ended. However it was not necessarily the abruptness of the ending which caused an uproar from the wrestling community. Rather it was the ending itself. James Ellsworth climbed the ladder unhooked the briefcase and threw it down to Carmella. The final image of the first ever women’s money in the bank ladder match was a man capturing the briefcase.
A rematch of this match is set for this upcoming episode of Smackdown Live. No matter if this is a step back or not, it is happening. WWE needs to be more careful with this rematch however. Crucial steps are necessary to ensure this match goes down in history for the right reasons. With that, this article looks at how WWE must book the second women’s money in the bank ladder match.