– Natalya, Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Tamina Snuka were all backstage complaining about James Ellsworth ruining the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match on Sunday. Daniel Bryan walked in and listened to their issues before saying that he wanted to hear what Carmella and Ellsworth had to say before he made any decisions.
We cut backstage again where Daniel Bryan was watching the promo that just took place in the ring. Charlotte walks in and Bryan makes a comment about the doctors evaluating her neck. The Queen says the last thing she needs is for him to worry about her neck, because she gave him time to hear out Carmella and Ellsworth, and now it’s time for him to do his job and take action. Bryan says the match was technically No DQ and Charlotte claims that should only apply to the people licensed to compete in the actual match. Looks like we’re not going to get a resolution to this controversy just yet…
As we head into the final quarter of Smackdown, general manager Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring to a great reaction. He says he’s happy to be back but wishes it were under better circumstances. Bryan says he’s been with Shane McMahon and the Board of Directors trying to figure out what to do about this Women’s Money in the Bank controversy, and says he was instructed to keep his emotions out of the decision-making and stick to the WWE Rulebook. He brings out all five of the women who competed in Sunday’s ladder match.
After all the ladies make their way to the ring, Bryan says he listened to the opinions of all the women and he’s come to a decision. He says Money in the Bank matches are No DQ and there’s nothing in the rulebook that says someone else can’t climb the ladder and give it to someone else; it’s the first woman who holds the briefcase that is the winner. He brings up that there has been outside interference in previous MITB matches, but they are in uncharted territory. James Ellsworth cuts him off and tells him to hurry up and make a decision, because apparently being at home raising terrible little hippy vegan babies has played with his head. Bryan fires up and tells Ellsworth that if he ever mentions his baby girl again he’ll punch him in the face so hard he won’t be able to breath, and he’ll fire him on the spot. Huge pop from the crowd.
Carmella is offended and asks Bryan who he thinks he is talking to them that way. All the women go around cutting each other off and making fun of the way Ellsworth looks. Bryan tells them all to stop, because he’s made a decision. He says that Carmella made history by becoming the first women to win the Money in the Bank…and she’ll be the first women to hand over the Money in the Bank. Bryan takes the briefcase and announces that next week, there will be a redo of the Money in the Bank ladder match between all five women.
Bryan leaves with the briefcase and all the women immediately start brawling. Natalya and Tamina Snuka get thrown from the ring and Charlotte lays out Carmella with Natural Selection. Becky Lynch puts her in the Disarmher and Carmella flails around crying and screaming as James Ellsworth freaks out from the outside.