It seems like just yesterday Carmella was still the inaugural Ms. Money In The Bank. Her win of the first women’s Money In The Bank ladder match in 2017, on a Smackdown Live brand MITB PPV, was controversial. When announced, it was sold as a big part of the Women’s Revolution TM, but was won by Carmella due to interference from her male valet (I’m being charitable here) James Ellsworth.
The fan backlash against the first women’s version of this type of match being won by a man that it got us the first intergender WWE match in years, and a redo of the ladder match on Smackdown… which Carmella again won. She held the briefcase so long that she became the longest reigning Money In The Bank holder in WWE History before cashing in on Charlotte to become Smackdown Women’s Champion.
The second ever Women’s MITB included wrestlers from both Raw and Smackdown: Ember Moon, Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Lana, Naomi, and Sasha Banks. The exciting match that featured some cool spots, close calls, and character moments as friends and rivals faced off.
When Lynch had nearly unhooked the briefcase, Bliss destabilized the ladder and sent the Lass Kicker tumbling to the ground. With no one in the ring to stop her, Alex Bliss then climbed the ladder, obtained the briefcase, and became the second ever Ms. Money In The Bank. Sadly, she didn’t stick around to cut a killer heel promo like she did after winning the first women’s Elimination Chamber match earlier this year.