WWE‘s third women’s Money in the Bank ladder match featured eight wrestlers: Natalya, Dana Brooke, Nikki Cross, and Naomi from Raw, and Bayley, two-time MITB winner Carmella, Mandy Rose, and Ember Moon from Smackdown Live. The match opened the show, giving its winner the plenty of time to potentially cash in on double champ Becky Lynch, scheduled to defend both her titles on the PPV, later that night.
The match included some incredible athletic moments by Naomi, who was dressed as Bumblebee from the early-2000s Teen Titans animated series, and an Eclipse by Ember Moon from a ladder outside the ring to Natalya inside the ring that earned “Holy shit!” chants from the audience.
It also included a moment that left some viewers thinking Carmella had been legitimately injured during an exchange with Mandy Rose. But though she was helped to the back by officials, Carmella reentered the arena ladder for revenge on the “Desire” half of Fire and Desire. However, she was taken out by Sonya Deville, who had accompanied Rose to the ring.
It looked like Deville might help Rose achieve victory, but Bayley managed to meet the pair on the ladder, then push them off and unhook the Money in the Bank briefcase. On the mic, Bayley said this should serve as a reminder of what she’s capable of.
Could Bayley become a champion again later tonight? We’ll find out soon.