Amid the busy NBC upfront of 2018, World Wrestling Entertainment made waves setting up a major Women’s Championship at Money in the Bank. As Kathy Kelly interviewed Ronda Rousey on the red carpet, Nia Jax approached and laid down a challenge to the newcomer. Rousey played initially played coy, attempting to defer to other “more deserving” women, but a lingering Charlotte Flair urged her to take up the challenge.
WWE hits the United Kingdom
This week’s Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live will air from the United Kingdom in the 02 Arena. The trip is notable for coming on the heels of a far-reaching schedule that has seen superstars travel all over the world in the month since WrestleMania. Almost immediately following WrestleMania in New Orleans, Raw and SmackDown superstars have made their way to South Africa, Canada, Saudi Arabia and now Europe.
More MITB Qualifiers
Bobby Roode punched his ticket to Money in the Bank, defeating Baron Corbin and No Way Jose in a triple threat qualifier. Alexis Bliss also secured her spot over Mickie James and Bayley.
Jinder Mahal was scheduled for his own triple threat against Bobby Lashley and Elias but was unable to compete following several beatdowns from Roman Reigns. Reigns sought to exact revenge on Mahal for costing him a shot at MITB on last week’s Raw. Kevin Owens replaced Mahal and won to secure his own spot at the upcoming PPV.