In addition to today’s official announcement of the Mae Young Classic, a tournament to air on the WWE Network featuring 32 women from around the world, a new rumor has hit the dirt sheets claiming that WWE is also planning the first women’s Money in the Bank match at the next Smackdown Live PPV. Pro Wrestling Sheet has the gossip, saying WWE plans to hold two Money in the Bank matches at the Money in the Bank PPV, with the winners of each getting a guaranteed shot at the WWE Championship or Smackdown Live Women’s Championship, respectively.
Smackdown Live currently has nine women on the Smackdown Live roster: Naomi (the champ), Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Natalia, Lana, Nikki Bella, and Eva Marie. As the champion, Naomi can’t participate in the match, Bella is out of action rehabbing her neck some more, and Eva Marie is almost certainly done with the company. That leaves just five possible participants in the match, which is on the low end of the usual 5-7 participants in the gimmick match, and would leave nothing for the champion to do at the PPV. Of course, WWE could always bring up another woman or two from NXT, bring back an old star (like Paige, perhaps?), or even throw James Ellsworth in there. Now that we think about it, we really want to see James Ellsworth tossed off a ladder by Smackdown Live’s female competitors.
Of course, it’s pro wrestling gossip, so things can always change, and it could be BS in the first place. If you want the real backstage dirt, you have to call our 1-900 hotline.
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