WWE is tentatively planning to have a Money in the Bank ladder match for a shot at the SmackDown Live women’s title at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view in June, Pro Wrestling Sheet’s James McKenna reported.
It would be the first time members of the women’s division competed in a MITB ladder match.
The move would continue WWE’s general push toward emphasizing women’s wrestling. Whereas a women’s MITB match once would’ve seemed improbable, it’s a natural progression for the division.
Sasha Banks and Charlotte have already gone head-to-head in a Hell in a Cell match last October:
A month later, they battled in a Falls Count Anywhere match:
Money in the Bank matches typically feature six wrestlers but only five women—aside from champion Naomi—are active competitors on SmackDown Live. Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin sees a golden opportunity coming from the situation:
Ryan Satin @ryansatin
Just thinking out loud here, but with there only being 5 women who could compete in MITB, is it possible we get a call up? Or maybe Lana?
A Money in the Bank briefcase would add another layer of intrigue to SmackDown Live’s women’s division.
If Charlotte Flair won, then she’d cast a big shadow over the division, with the champion feeling vulnerable at all times. The ladder match could also be a chance to help Carmella or Tamina establish herself on the blue brand.