Last night, Money in the Bank PPV came from St. Louis, MI for what was supposed to be a historic match.
The first ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
If you don’t know what a ‘Money in the Bank’ is, please refer to my predictions post
Anyway, 5 women were in this match.
- Becky Lynch
- Charlotte Flair
The last one is interesting, Carmella had a ‘manager’ with her, James Ellsworth.
Quick explanation of James Ellsworth
James came in as a ‘jobber’ (A person who intentionally loses to a bigger guy) and gained fame online for being a small puny guy taking on a monster.
Since this, he has been hired by WWE and is now on SmackDown LIVE being a manager to Carmella while looking completely out of place and is just ‘trying to fit in with the cool kids’.
Anyway, last night in this match, all but Becky Lynch was down and unable to move, so that gave Becky a window to get up the ladder and get the briefcase and become the first Women’s Money in the Bank. However, as the match was technically a No Disqualification match, James Ellsworth got into the ring and tipped the ladder sending Becky flying and hitting her face off the top rope.
James went then to check on Carmella who couldn’t move after being powerbombed by Becky minutes prior.
With Carmella not moving, James took it upon him self to climb the ladder, unhook the briefcase and then pass the briefcase down to Carmella making her Ms. Money in the Bank.
There was some questions raised by 2 of the 3 officials as James wasn’t in the match and that he took the case first off the clamp.
The decision has stuck for now. Commissioner for SmackDown LIVE Shane McMahon and SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan tweeted their disgust and said that it would be addressed on SmackDown LIVE on Tuesday.
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) June 19, 2017
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) June 19, 2017
Personally, I am disgusted that this has happened.
This is a historic match. People are going to be talking about this in 20 years and look back and see that the first Ms. Money in the Bank was obtained by a man.
This REALLY devalued the case and shows that WWE is still out of touch with reality. They couldn’t bear to face the fact that a man had to get a women’s MITB and really took away the shine of Carmella’s victory.
In my honest opinion, the match should be expunged and the match should re-occur at SummerSlam and James Ellsworth banned from ringside. This is the only logical solution that I can see.
Credit where credit is due, since Carmella got the Money in the Bank briefcase, she is already showing that she does have the heat on Naomi and cash in at any time. She could have cashed in during Naomi vs Lana last night, but is teasing everyone with the cash in.
Obviously Vince McMahon (Owner of WWE) is making this booking decision and is still very out of touch as to what is going on. Vince needs to leave WWE soon or he is going to kill his own creation.
It would be nice to see how WWE spin this on Tuesday.
But what is done, has been done and there is no way of “un-seeing” this.