Shane McMahon welcomes us to Smackdown Live, and is joined by all five women competing in the first ever women’s Money in the Bank match at this month’s pay-per-view. He introduces all five of them individually, before revealing a brand new white MITB briefcase that will hang above the ring. James Ellsworth cuts off Shane and tells him to stop “mansplaining” to all the women how this match works. Carmella tries to speak but is cut off by the Queen. They all go around in circles talking about why they’re all going to win; Natalya says Charlotte is ripping off her dad, Becky Lynch says Natalya is ripping off her uncle Brett – pretty much business as usual. Tamina Snuka tells them all they talk too much, and she’s going to enjoy shutting them up by winning.
Smackdown Women’s Champion Naomi cuts them all off and gets her full entrance. She talks about how big of an opportunity this is for all of them, and wishes she could participate in the first ever women’s MITB ladder match because it’s going to be “lit”. But wait… The Ravishing Russian is here! Lana makes her way to the ring in a bright blue sequence dress, looking ridiculously good, and the crowd greats her with a loud “Lana” chant. Shane McMahon says Smackdown is the land of opportunity, but he’s just not feeling this yet. Lana tells him if it works for her, she can make it work for him, and Naomi starts laughing hysterically. She tells Lana she’s never beaten anyone, and hasn’t even had a singles match yet. Shane tells her she needs to earn her spot, and the Ravishing one storms off in a fit as the crowd boos and chants “we want Lana!
BECKY LYNCH, NAOMI & CHARLOTTE vs. CARMELLA, NATALYA & TAMINA SNUKA
Carmella starts things off and doesn’t fair well against the champion, and fairs even worse as Becky makes the tag and literally wrestles circles around her. The Lasskicker dominates the pace of the match for several minutes until Carmella catches one of her step-up kicks and dumps her hard to the floor. As the referee is distracted, Natalya hits Becky with a clothesline from behind, and the heels take control as we cut to commercial.
During the break, the heels alternated in and out with quick tags to keep Becky isolated. She almost stole the match with a roll-up on Tamina, but took a kick to the head for her trouble. Every time she mounted a comeback the trio would attack her and cut off the hot tag. Natalya spent a little too much time taunting Naomi and got rolled up for a close two-count. Carmella ran in and nocked the Queen off the apron but ran into an elbow from Naomi and finally Becky made the hot tag to the champion. Naomi delivered a flurry of kicks to Tamina and came off the top rope with a flying crossbody. All hell broke loose with a massive brawl, as Lana made her way down to ringside just to add to the chaos. The Ravishing Russian knocked Naomi off the apron while the ref was dealing with the anarchy in the ring, allowing Tamina to pick up the win.
Winners: Tamina Snuka, Natalya & Carmella
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