Tonight at Money in the Bank, history was made as Becky Lynch, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Natalya and Tamina competed in the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank.

By the end of night however, only one Superstar could be named the first ever Ms. Money in the Bank in the form of Carmella thanks to some help from James Ellsworth.

During the physical match-up, Tamina cleared the ring of her opponents early on, who had all fetched ladders on the outside ring. She was the first to make use the ladder stipulation by driving Natalya face first to a ladder from a corner and tackling Becky to another.

Natalya was the first woman to set and climb up the ladder to but Charlotte was able to stop Natalya from grabbing the briefcase by taking her out with an Electric Chair Drop.

Charlotte would try her own luck at climbing the ladder but Carmella intervene, leading to a race to the top. Neither women would successfully grab the case as Tamina would knock the ladder off, sending both Charlotte and Carmella to crash and burn.

The battle between each Superstar would continue and find its way to the outside, where Charlotte climbed to the top rope and take out Natalya and Tamina with a corkscrew moonsault.

Back in the ring, Becky was able to gain some control over Carmella by laying her out with a power bomb and begin to climb the ladder only to be knocked off by an interfering James Ellsworth. Ellsworth would then climb the ladder himself, retrieve the briefcase and drop it to Carmella.

Despite the confusion, Carmella was declared the winner of the match.

However, Carmella’s win did not come without controversy as both SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan and SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon have tweeted that they will address Carmella’s ‘victory’.

What did you think of the match? What do you think will happen Tuesday on SmackDown?

  • Bryskers

    Yeah, this ending doesn’t sit well with me.

    • Aye Mate

      Would have been fine with the decision being reversed and the match continuing but this was anticlimactic.

      • Bryskers

        Yes. I absolutely HATE that a man climbed that ladder and took that briefcase in a match that was supposed to be a big deal for the women. I would have been fine if Carmella climbed back after James pushed Becky. VKM probably thought he was being clever or something, but this wasn’t necessary. I’m so disappointed :(

        • Aye Mate

          If they play up to it cleverly on Tuesday… they could really push Carmella as the mega heel for tainting an essential stride made for women in wrestling, or they could even restart the contest in the main event. It’s no secret that I think Carmella is very limited as an in-ring worker, but I was fine with her winning so long as the booking was at least masterfully handled. This wasn’t the case – no pun intended.

          • Bryskers

            I expected her to win, so I wasn’t shocked, but the way they did it really left a bad taste in my mouth. Now, on the bright side, there is the potential for a interesting story. I think she might gonna have to defend her briefcase in a fatal-5-way on Tuesday or something.
            (And also, part of me don’t really care about the story: I really wanted so much more from the first even ladder match, and we’ve been robbed of a true important moment for Women’s Wrestling. I’m salty about it, even though I can see the bigger picture :’-))

          • Shan

            That’s how I feel. I understand the booking, think it’s pretty smart, but I’m still hella salty about it.

          • That’s what I’m saying, her winning bring major heat for her heel character, it’ll help establish her more

          • Allyn

            Yup!!! Carmella Should have always been the winner but the way this was handled was just an atrocity, the booking was just so disappointing?

        • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

          But you were fine every time the women as manager climbed the ladder.

          • Bryskers

            Was I? I don’t remember women as manager climbing ladders, yet alone be fine with it.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            You don’t? How long have you been watching? They never actually catches the contract but that’s usually the distractor.

          • Bryskers

            Not that long, I started watching in August 2015.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            Then I understand…

          • Jorge Hernandez Moran

            A few women have actually climb the ladder Lita and Maryse for example.

          • Dionte Brown

            Aj lee did.

          • MinervaCoretex

            When a woman climbs a ladder to unclip a briefcase, its shock. Its new. Its literally never been done, even now.
            This was supposed to be a great moment and it turned out shitty.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            This is a double standard. No matter the gender when the manager steps up in the match it’s for the shock factor. The segment did so well people are mad about it! So women have never un-clipped the briefcase but this won’t be the last MITB match. This was a success, expect more to come and maybe next year one would win fair and square.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            What’s wrong with that? Did the women hold the briefcase after climbing the ladder or?

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            They have done it, just never unclip it. Still is a double standard because if a women ever did was James did in a mans match everyone would be praising her.

            The segment was a success, the crowd went nuts!

        • HOLLA

          I completely agree with that. I wish that he would’ve knocked Becky down and lifted Carmella or given her a boost. I understand the booking but in the end she should have been the one to climb and drop down with the briefcase point blank period.

          • Bryskers

            Exactly. James grabbing the case wasn’t necessary, they would have gotten the heat either way.

          • HOLLA

            Especially being that he hit Becky off the ladder, a fan favorite for sure. If he hit another woman off the ladder it’d be effective, but especially being that it was Becky. I just wish he would’ve lifted her or something or even hold her hand up to it, really anything beaksss him grabbing the case.

    • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

      The ending was amazing, it was shocking and it was made to anger fans. They “robbed” a historic moment.

      • Bryskers

        I’m glad you liked it. I wish I liked it too :/

      • Sam Payne

        agree

      • SweeneyTodd

        Anger on the Booker not at Carmella…So Carmella will not get the heat

        • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

          This should generate heat on her. She should embrace to the fullest that she is Ms. MITB no matter how.

    • Jaded

      Let’s just wait till SD live.something might be in store

      • Bryskers

        Probably, I know there is a bigger picture, but the first even MITB match will forever be attached to a man regardless of what happens and it annoys me.

        • Jaded

          The match was getting so good ,with a little time it would have been a classic

          • Bryskers

            They only got about 13 minutes. It’s not enough for a match of this caliber and with so many women with it.

    • Kvngbalor

      The right women won just how is not sitting well this was a historic moment and instead of it being the topic its now about JE

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    Women’s Revolution my ass. I knew this was going to sucks but not so much

  • Wicked Emma
  • To me it was great, and gave Carmella reaction needed. The ending is perfect for future storylines and if you see the tweets of all the women and the GMs you’ll see that something is planned. No complaints.

    • MinervaCoretex

      It doesnt bother you that a MAN (be it a sad, little man) unclipped the briefcase?
      It feels like a big FU to the women…AGAIN.

      • It does, but like I said it’s a storyline and it will have a follow up, unlike the Santina fiasco.

        • MinervaCoretex

          I really hope so.

      • George

        Nah, not a big deal. Logical ending to make Mella win

        • MinervaCoretex

          Thanks, but I was asking the opinion of someone else.
          We already know what your response is, as noted below. Thanks!

    • SweeneyTodd

      Carmella will still get NO Reactions. ALL the Heat is on the Fail Booking Team and 0 on Carmella.

    • These people don’t understand the big picture of it all.

    • Allyn

      Come Tuesday I’m sure everyone will be okay with this but the match was built up to be such a moment for the women that this whole James fiasco really popped our bubble lol I’m glad mella won we are all just salty about the booking for right now.

  • MafiaMM

    Surprise winner but logical ending. Carmella has never been portrayed as someone who can do things herself. She’s always needed help for everything so it was only logical for Ellsworth to help her the way she did. And for people tweeting about how Ellsworth could have carried Carmella for the win; Ellsworth has never been portrayed as a strong guy to begin with. So to not only carry Carmella on his shoulders, but to climb a ladder as well? Come on people!

  • Aye Mate

    Shoddy finish to an otherwise fun, if not great, match. For whatever it’s worth I did find Carmella to be the weakest participant in the whole thing, whereas Tamina really surprised the hell out of me.

  • jbrizzy

    Flop ass PPV for the women smh

  • Dylan Gutierrez

    This PPV was a complete insult to the progress the SD Division has done the last year.

  • Isaiah Newbie

    Carmella as a character gives me life…she just stole the show twice. It made me almost forget how green Lana was in the ring tonight.

    • Aye Mate

      Lana wasn’t terrible but she wasn’t close to the level the commentators tried to flog her as. Some of her moves were nicely done; her selling, on the other hand…

      • Guilherme Soares

        idk what happened but i think Lana will just make good matches with Charlotte and Becky

  • MinervaCoretex

    Tamina surprised the hell outta me. Get it gurl.
    The weakest participant won, which is usual for WWE.

  • Addy

    Just goes to show that the WWE is and always will be sexist.

    • George

      No

      • Addy

        Yes.

  • Ilovekpop

    LOL guys, obviously this isn’t the -fan favorite- ending of the match and I don’t even like this ending BUT this is anyways a WIN for the women because it’s a BIG controversy. Since when all this attention was in the smackdown women’s division? Everybody is hating, talking and making a buzz about it. This is entertaining at the end of the day and WWE knows it perfectly.

    • George

      Let them chill their bussy first

    • Martin Trombley

      AS much as I agree… I disagree bc it just makes it like they needed a man in a ldder match type of thing… not to sound to overly feminist etc… it just took away from the moment

    • Monkey Tennis

      Santina winning the Miss Wrestlemania match at WM25 was a BIG controversy and everybody hated it… that doesn’t necessarily means it’s a good thing.

  • Call Up Asuka NOW

    Carmella won which is 100% right decision and I have no issue with ending its adds to her character cuz finally Ellsworth did something productive + I believe way to many people are more concerned with “Making History” over character development

    • Kat Love

      I think Becky vs Ellsworth needs to happen. They have been teasing it for quite some time.

    • You knew.

  • Uncharted4GOTD

    I expected Carmella to win by James Ellsworth but as people said in a match that was advertised to the MAX. for it to be such a huge step for the women’s division, and for Smackdown to finally leave its mark In history for the women. They have a man climb the ladder and win??.. not only that but a man that all the women could probably kick his ass. It reminds me of Hervina or Cody Dean winning the womens championship/Knockouts title. Atleast Carmella got heat I guess however.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    The match was a success! All women did amazingly, people were chanting; “this is awesome”, it got the shock factor with James & Carmella. It was an amazing match! I expect more to come!

    BTW I’m excited that Carmella won!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4acb0dc863991793d73567fe71f5fb76323b09042b1b05d94b39a025fcb18f27.jpg

  • QueenSableBomb

    I’m fine with Carmella winning but having him climb the ladder and take the briefcase doesn’t sit too well with me.

    Anyway how’s the PPV so far? I’ve been traveling all day so unfortunately I gotta skip it ?

  • E-Force

    Let talk about this queen! BOW DOWN TO THE STAR OF THE MATCH! TIMMY/TINA https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b802d6d0e162d36b49d114411e4193197a8883aed87af331751cafc646c067c.png

    • QueenSableBomb

      She’s so pretty omg slaaay

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      yasss queen she looks amazing

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    • Robann

      Son she is GORGEOUSSSS!!!! Lawd!

    • Queen ?

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Tamina carried this match! I need her to get a major pay off for this. Even though she didn’t win like I wanted she had a great showing.

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    • Allyn

      TAMINA did that!!!!!! She was in it to win it!!!

    • Jaded

      Charlotte was the best performer in my opinion, she brought the big spots.

    • Nathan

      I was pleasantly shocked by her work tonight!

    • Limfox #ExtraAss

      omg u paying homage to tamother slay

    • saul de la efe

      QUEEN
      they need to re-do the match, she needs to win
      this was her moment to shine, and just imagine the feeling of finally getting what she deserves

  • Uncharted4GOTD

    I will say without this controversial ending Carmella would be nowhere considering the fans just are lacking care for her and this gimmick she has. the way she won definitely brought the heat she desperately needed.

  • Mark

    Tamina shocked me. Wow. She was actually an amazing addition to the match. Some people may not be happy about the ending but too bad. They don’t understand booking. The match was great and the right woman won with the perfect ending. Carmella and Ellsworth are going to get BOOED out of the building on SD next week and it’s been perfectly executed. Carmella as a major heel, the seed has been planted and her manager is so annoying and perfect to get her even more heat.

    • If you say it then it is true.

      • Mark

        Duh

    • ralfikh

      Agree.. I still hoping Tamina will win this match.
      As long these 2 im okay. They never got to shine properly in their career.
      Its refreshing.

    • John Finnie

      Agree about tamina but its a kick in the face to every woman in the company its like Miss WM25 all over again a match this good should have had a woman get the case down
      I dont think it will be the good heat they will get i think james will get hate anyway

      Good match they all did really really good

    • Robann

      Wow….can’t believe I actually agree with you 100% Mark lol

  • Uncharted4GOTD

    Tamina really impressed me this match. Imo Charlotte seemed off and came off sloppy with the big boots and the spears

  • Ms. Money In The Back

    Controversial ending that gets the fans talking and Carmella heat well done WWE

    • Ilovekpop

      That’s right!! LOL everybody is upset and crazy about it, just like WWE like it LMAO!!!

    • A?.

      Right?! Giving her that heat, I’m living.

    • SweeneyTodd

      Fans don’t care about Carmella. Will not give her any heat

  • Gail-Rollins Fan
  • MinervaCoretex

    This PPV was ehhhh. Lana could not sell for shite. ? Got my hopes up for nothing.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    On another note, Lana was surprisingly decent!

    • SweeneyTodd

      Sorry no. Terrible match

      • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

        It was a bad match, still she showed a few moves. This have to be one of the best debuts by an inexperienced women.

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      For her level of experience, it was pretty good, but overall in comparison to the other women, she still needs more time.

      • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

        Of course but she did impressed

  • Spiteful Dark Angel #ABliss

    Y’all still bitching? ?
    Just enjoy what we have lol.
    Carmella Queen of Money in the Bank.

  • Peta

    They gave it to Carmella to give her more heat because out of all the SDlive Women’s roster, she still hasn’t had any crowd reaction. Now people are taking notice regardless.

    • Spiteful Dark Angel #ABliss

      Queen they just never really given her the chance. Now they will though.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    I’m shook. This will give Carmella even more heat. What they should do is let Carmella continue to use James to get to the top and then when she’s finally cashed in and is the new champion, let her turn on him and go her own way. I’d live for her winning the title from the help of James and then attacking him after.

    • I like the way you think

    • Jaded

      She ain’t getting any heat

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        That’s the point. This is a way to get her more heat and to get more people to hate her.

  • conan_kun
    • Spiteful Dark Angel #ABliss

      We going to fight?

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      oop

    • Wicked Bliss

      Shame on Alexa cant do it theyve given it to Charlotte instead

      • conan_kun

        She may dare not to take this big bump like she didn’t even take any Kendo stick hit.

        • Or any bumps AT ALL. Sable took more bumps than Alexa.

          • Naomi lover!!!!! ????

            This!!!! ??? #accurate

          • Seraphina Rosenhart

            Well, Alexa took more bumps in NXT, but I have to agree with you about how she’s been on the Main Roster.

    • Camila #IconicDuo

      Watch and learn, Alexa

    • Nikki’s Sister

      Not really. This looks clunky.

    • Francisco Baguer

      No she didn’t that was sloppy and she was too scared to jump off a ladder doing that.

    • Jaded

      I’d take Alexa’s any day

    • Maddox

      Definitely Not, even when she was thrown by Murphy and Blake, she did it better

    • MK126

      TBH I thought she was gonna do a 450 splash LOL I was mad excited for a second and then she did this

  • Victor

    Loved the finish, really good match too.

  • Robann

    Damn ALL I see is complaining. The MITB ending literally made the most logical sense and ya’ll are complaining. Get over yourselves and deal with this ending because clearly SOMETHING is going to be addressed on Tuesday given Shane and Bryan’s reaction.

    Even though my favorite going into the match didn’t win (Tamina), BOYYYYY SHE WAS THE STAR. PERIOD. I’ve been saying for WEEKS to keep an eye out for her. I think it’s hilarious how I’ve stated multiple times that she’s good, she’s just been booked horribly for years and has a limited move set., and people basically shook it off. Now I’m seeing and hearing “She did really good!” and “She was the star!” Bih…duh? If they actually gave the women more time and more leeway to actually wrestle this is what you get.

    MITB match was eh, Lana impressed tf out of me but she needs to work on her selling. Naomi carried tf out of her throughout the whole match tbh. But it was still good and I’m glad I was wrong about her losing, and the MITB winner not cashing in on her because it seemed likely.

    I’d give this a 7.5/8 out of 10 for the women. Wasn’t horrible like you smarks are crying, but it could’ve definitely been better.

  • Jorge Hernandez Moran

    Aw man. Great for Carmella but i want it Nattie to win.

  • Malcolm James

    WTF was that
    This is a Ladder match
    https://youtu.be/fpgdZEUf8kk

    • wwepassion

      The match was fine the results has people talking and obviously something will happen Tuesday.

      • Malcolm James

        They Smackdown womens division storyline has been going I’m not getting my hope up

        • wwepassion

          Huh?

  • wwepassion

    I wanted Carmella to win not her sidekick. At the same time this has fans talking and gave Carmella the attention she needs.

  • Can we all just take a moment to acknowledge the slayage that was TAMINA in this match??

    https://media.giphy.com/media/3oKIPnsNVMLVc99HfG/giphy.gif

  • A?.

    Yess! I’m so glad she won! I loved the match and the ending.

  • king valor

    Carmella is so shady on twitter. Telling these girls they should have read the contract. It’s a no DQ match audjfakdfjalkdfalk Will Mella finally get heel heat???

    • LMAOOOOO

    • Allyn

      Queen heel in the making lol

  • I’m not seeing it for this match. The ending I could live with, but I felt they could have done more.

  • Shady
    • Camila #IconicDuo

      Legend

    • Ms. Money in The Bank, the Princess has her crown.

    • Jaded

      Congrats, refreshing seeing someone other than Charlotte make history

      • Guilherme Soares

        i just think Mella should wear boots and something like men girls look this thing about shoes and pants it’s not cool.

    • Exotic

      If she reached up the ladder and was the one who grabbed it, she would have been bawling her eyes out. But anyway what a legend, she’ll forever be remembered as the first Ms. Money in the Bank holder.

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      Yes! She was the rightful choice tbh. Smart move by Smackdown

  • Danny?

    Really good match overall. I’m annoyed that it was a man who retrieved the briefcase in the first woman’s MITB match and I felt there could have been a big spot or two more. However I still really enjoyed the match and my girl Tamina was the star of the match, she really put in the work.

  • Winter

    Well, the only good thing is that any woman has been able yet to retrieve the briefcase, hopefully they give that opportunity to someone who deserves it.

  • #Hooligan ?

    James helping Carmella to climb the ladder and take the briefcase would’ve been a better ending but queen still won so I’m happy for her!

  • Camila #IconicDuo

    Carmella deserves this moment so much

    Since her NXT days, I don’t see how Alexa is any better than Carmella inring. And Carmella is also great on the mic so why not make HER a two time champ too

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79350b19342f717e84987ac02fba3c8fb88ada64ab57debe5cf268e7ceb04ee7.gif

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      Yeah why have only one champ who sucks in the ring when we can have TWO?! Let’s just burn the whole division to the ground lol

      • Malcolm James

        I know right

      • Shady

        I never saw you this passionate about Alexa winning the title from Becky or Bayley though but if Carmella wins a match with a freaking rollup on a regular SD you come in here hollering all the time, perhaps that’s biased

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      Tbh, they both need some help in the ring. But I’d still take Alexa over Carmella because Alexa is gold on mic and she has some very unique moves (Twisted Bliss, Insult to Injury, her version of a Sunset Flip Powerbomb, Chokehold STO, Blissful Stomps, etc). Carmella’s moveset is less unique and doesn’t seem impactful at all, with maybe the exception of her superkick, but honestly Tamina makes a superkick look so much more brutal.

  • Kat Love

    Carmella and Ellsworth should show up on RAW during a women’s title match and tease a cash in lol.

  • Head

    As a fan, I didnt like the end. But storyline wise this is actually good for the division!

    Becky Lynch – did really great but really didnt need the win.

    Carmella – the end result did her a very good favour. She needs the win and it shows that having Ellsworth with her side shows her character as a competitor.

    Charlotte – if she win this, she’ll add prestige to the title. However she didnt need the win especially this one. Whatever she does, she is a force to be reckon with and a very good performer.

    Natalya – I kinda wish she won this because that would make her a triple hardcore winner. But there would be more extreme rules competition in the future especially where the womens division is right now.

    Tamina – shock the hell out of me. I want her to win because I want her to win and have a title run. But since returning and with this performance, I can see her doing really well.

  • Women’s Revolution

    I’m? all for Carmella winning and Ellsworth interference, just not the way it played out. I was looking forward to Ellsworth taking a bump as a sacrificial lamb to add more depth to Carmella’s? win.

    I was also looking forward to these women making historic spots..

    Charlotte moonsault on the women from ladder. The twisted dive was an epic moment during the match.

    Tamina honors her father by delivering a Super fly splash from the ladder.

    Natalya put Charlotte through a table as payback for what to happen to her prior.

    Carmella’s? running suicide dive from her NXT days.

    Becky Lynch bexplex someone from the ladder, namely Ellsworth.

    I’d live for those historic moments, but unfortunately we didn’t.

    • Joseph

      You’re not getting Carmella doing suicide dive until she turns back face.

      • Women’s Revolution

        I know it was just wishful thinking on my end.

        • Joseph

          Yea but i knew it wasn’t gonna happen since she’s booked like a chicken shit heel.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Knew either Carmella or Charlotte was gonna win. I literally predicted Ellsworth grabbing the title for Carmella and my dad was dumbfounded lol.

  • Joseph

    Honestly i have no problem with Carmella winning it since she needed it the most. Ellsworth helping her win makes sense since thats what heels that have managers are suppose to do it.

  • #RiotWithRuby

    Great match. Great ending. And great storytelling to end it all. Satisfied fan here. No complaints. :)

    Next thing we know, Ellsworth gonna pull a Harvey Wippleman and actually win the title. Now THAT would be amazing.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Heyyy. Do you have a twitter?

  • Nikki’s Sister

    Wanted Carmella to win and I don’t mind the ending at all just wanted a lot more ladder bumps. The men got over an hour they could’ve at least given the women 25 mins.

  • Bri-Mode

    The ending is great because it creates new storyline for all the women involved.

    If it was a clear cut winner then the cash in would be soon but now that Becky got screwed over.

    Ms money in the bank will have to tend to that feud and let the champion fend off other challengers.

    Which adds to the unpredictability of the cash in.

    From a storyline purpose, it’s the best decision and I’m glad Carmella is getting the spotlight that was given to Alexa when they both got called up last year.

    All for smackdown building new stars whether it is mahal, Corbin or Carmella.

    Let the story play out and review the results after people :)

  • iloveTorrie

    I’m cool with the outcome however, I would’ve liked the match to go on a bit longer. Also there was small hope inside of me that summer Rae would’ve come back tonight. Overall great job ladies.

  • Booking 101

    I just got really mixed feelings about this match. I see people talking about the ending but I actually thought it worked and can finally give Carmella some heel heat, the girl needs it but that ending should of happened WAYYYY down the line. I was really liking the match. The crowd was super into it since the start and they were working really hard and really smart. The match was clearly progressing the right way and I was really impressed but before it kicked to the most intense part of the match, with the riskier spots, it was over. There was no riskier and dramatic part. It ended up making the match feel a little flat and it took out the most important and defining moments. I’m just sad but they could have gotten 10 more minutes and the match would have been much better, it felt incomplete.

    Carmella was a fine choice, not my personal favorite to win, but let’s give her the ball and see what she can do with it.

    I do want to give a big congratulations to the girls because they worked their butts off. All of them worked incredibly hard and I was really proud of them. I just wished they would have gotten more time to really take the match to the next level that we all hoped it would reach

  • I haven’t seen the match yet but yes Mella.
    It’s amazing how Tamina proved a lot people wrong after all the negativity that was being spewed on here https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f06339ce01adf846de02626e34f76e254468b65ca8cf44fef769509aac4991d6.gif

    • Robann

      I think it’s fake af honestly how everyone is suddenly team Tamina when she’s usually the laughing stock on here. And it’ll go back to clowning her in another week or two. But yeah she was the star of the match hands down.

      • OKAYYYYYYY, they was talking junk every week now they wanna jump ship

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Yasssss Carmella!!

  • Monkey Tennis

    Sigh. The first ever Women’s MiTB and it’s basically Santina all over again.

    Still, that’s the WWE for you. One step forward. Two Hundred steps back.

  • Guilhe

    For me is very symbolic a men catch the briefcase in te first ever Womens In The Bank Ladder Match. But i wasn’t necessarly bad. I actually think this was AWESOME. Just pointing it in.
    Btw, Tamina shines so bright tonight. Im really proud.

  • tstumo

    Tamina showed out! Truly a standout in the match and all the ladies did well. I was scared they were going to all play super safe but they really did a good job. I’ve been saying ever since they paired Carmella with Ellsworth that it was for a bigger reason and it would inventably pay off and this is that payoff. Good job on the writers for planting early seeds and allowing this to take place. ONLY gripe is James unhooking it.

  • MyleneCruz

    I loved every second my only complaint is that Charlotte or someone didn’t take them out afterwards to show angry they are about this.

  • Kira_cx

    The ending isn’t suppose to be liked. That’s why they booked it the way they did. Carmella gets heel heat as well as Ellsworth. Controversial ending for a historic match leaves people with questions and seeking answers, which means people will tune in on Tuesday(Higher ratings is what WWE wants).

    • Monkey Tennis

      There are ways to have the ending be controversial without it being insulting. There’s a bigger picture here than simply “Oh but a heel won the match using heel tactics”.

      • Kira_cx

        You’re right but WWE only care about ratings and money.

    • Bryskers

      Ruining an historical moment just for the sake of controversy is BS.

      • Kira_cx

        You’re right but that is just how WWE(and vince) think. They’ll do anything for ratings, it’s about business less of what us fans want.

  • Womensor

    I knew it. Carmella won thanks to Ellworth. The SD GM aren’t happy. Maybe next SD Carmella will have to defend her briefcase against all competitors of the ladder match.

  • Womensor

    Carmella won, and won it like a heel. The match made its purpose. I mean, people complaining about the ending, and how wwe ruined this “first ever”, but it makes sense. Reminds SD isn’t Raw. Everything happens for a reason. Carmella should cashed in the briefcase last night, cause Shane and Daniel will blame her. Maybe they prepare another mitb match on SD with the briefcase on the line.

    • Monkey Tennis

      Except Carmella didn’t win it. Ellsworth did. Who isn’t just a male superstar. He’s a comedy jobber male superstar. And he essentially just won the first women’s MiTB match (the fact that he subsequently gave the briefcase to Carmella is an utter irrelevance).

      Now, if some people are cool with that, then fair enough. But as a fan of women’s wrestling, no amount of “But controversy is good and it’s all about the storyline” is gonna make it sit any better with me.

      • Did they pronounce Ellsworth’s name when he won? Did he say he won himself? Did WWE social media and website team say it? No. The follow up is on Tuesday so tune in and see the conclusion
        https://i.makeagif.com/media/7-22-2015/sof4mA.gif

      • Womensor

        Probably tonight, we’ll have another mitb match, the re-match. SD made it for some reason, and the SD storylines are quite good. Let’s see what’s next.

  • Monkey Tennis

    OK, so here’s a thing. For all those ‘fans’ saying that the ending was fine and controversy is a good thing cos it gets people talking, then how about we go even bigger? Let’s have a guy win the Mae Young classic. Presumably, you’d all be be cool with that, right?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d77c31e7af211d8d4f08cea2273c907f97a845eaa3302b38220511200d046774.jpg

    • Except. Ellsworth. Did. Not. Win.

    • Cameron’s Beatdown

      And that would be totally different and you know it. And yes Santina winning was a total fraud. But that was a different time. Women have been making history left and right with different match types, this is the ONE TIME that it’s been “tainted” by a man, but Ellsworth won it FOR Carmella, he didn’t win it himself, there’s a difference. I honestly think this was true right choice because it creates a bigger story out of it then just “Becky/Charlotte/Nattie win, cash in, win the belt then its over.”

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  • DivaLicious?

    Yes, you guys can say what Ellsworth did gave Carmella more heat. But Come on now..? You gonna take a moment away from these women like that though. This made Carmella look kinda weak in my eyes. Like she needs a man to help her win? If she would have climbed the ladder by herself and got the briefcase she would have made her self look dominant?? (Knowing the fact she was the odd ball out) wildcard as you would say. Tamina was killing it. Charlotte & Becky was taking some bumps. Also was nattie.

    With Carmella coming out on top defeating the odds coming out strong being the littlest in the match would make her known as a competitor. And still be that bitch heel teasing a cash in etc.. logic people Ellsworth was not needed. I feel disappointed ? They took away everything that was gonna make this match special.

  • DivaLicious?

    THE FIRST EVER WOMAN’S MONEY IN THE BANK MATCH???????

    WON BY A MALE SUPERSTAR???????????

    ?LET THAT SINK INTO YOUR HEADS

    RIDICULOUS!

  • Shawn Ellis

    Tamina did a great job shoudlve won her or nattie to solidify there careers carmella had time

  • Guilhe

    I can’t believe that there’s so many people complaining about the result of the match. Honestly you guys deserve that RAW bullshit with the same match going on every week.

  • Mike

    I think that the big issue with this, was that the match – the first ever of its kind – could have ended in a much more climatic way. For me (and perhaps other people), the match didn’t feel like it had enough grandeur to it and a big fault of that was due to the ending being so anti-climatic.

    Good job to the women in the match in general, although it speaks volumes when the two MITB briefcases were won by two of the dullest people on the roster. Alas…onwards and hopefully upwards…

  • Kvngbalor

    Match never got out of 1st gear but i have to say women are pissed and i can see why i see comments saying its a story it’s to get head bottom line at the end of the day the take away is A MAN climbed the ladder got the briefcase and handed it to a women when WWE just shown a video package again talking about a revolution and women being equal how monumental would it have been to see Carmella climb the ladder and get it herself or any other women a image that would go down in history yet we were robbed of that moment and women are not pleased the backlash im seeing is getting worse and worse and Charlotte face tonight during the whole match screamed irritated

  • ?K . A . T ?

    My only issue is I wish they got more time, it just felt so short :/ Congratulations to Mella though I’m proud of her. Oh and Tamina had me shook girl bought her best for this!

  • Monkey Tennis

    In other news (or lack of), presumably DD considered the title match as completely pointless and irrelevant as everybody else… considering they haven’t bothered posting the result.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Ok

  • glad maria is back waiting to see we’re that goes and glad Carmella won but how it happened was a bit of a wtf moment wish nattie had won tbh and Lana was impressive for her first big match can’t wait to see more from her love her gimmick

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    The match was dissapointing on so many levels. Not to say that it was bad because it was good and entertaining but for me, it was just not enough. It began slowly and when it picked up big, it ended abruptly. Way too short compare to the men’s MITB ladder match. Tamina and Charlotte stood out the most. They carried that match.
    The entire ending had me rolling my eyes for multiple reasons…

    First, all the girls looking completely fine at the end as if the match wasn’t suppose to be a physical match and all standing up or walking perfectly well when Carmella left with Ellsworth. Really? Can’t you SELL the actual match by at least stand on the floor?

    Last and not least, the contreversial ending. This would have been fine if it wasn’t the first one. It’s a nice concept in itself and it’s actually intelligent to have you manager helps you win but he took away the girls moment. In years, people will remember this match as the one where Ellsworth took the briefcase and gave it to Carmella and not this epic and physical match where Carmella became a star. It’s a symbolic image and not a good one. Missed opportunity yet again.

    • Womensor

      I think they walked out perfectly because they aren’t over. It’s the first contact with this kind of match, and they continue the storyline. I really thing we’ll see another ladder match this Tuesday, maybe with Lana involved this time. And this time, the match will be longer.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Lana is not ready for this kind of match and let alone the main roster and her match with Naomi showed it. She has a LOOOONG way to go in the ring before she could even try to be involved in such matches.
        As for having another match, I would rather not. It’s too late and having another one with a different winner not only kills Carmella but it makes last night’s win even more so pointless. It’s like why even do it in first place?

  • Womensor

    Tuesday night, we’ll have the rematch. And people who blame for how the first ever women’s ladder match ends will see that women we’ll get another ladder match. Not one, but two. In 2 days. Mark my words.
    Even Shane or Daniel, don’t remember, said tuesday night SD will start with the women’s ladder match problem. So… let’s see. Maybe Lana enter the match now that she lost her oportunity last night.

    For sure, Tuesday Night SD will see another women’s ladder match, prabably with Ellsworth banned for the match, and Tamina winning thjs time (she really show last night she can handle this matches)

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  • conan_kun

    Becky said almost the same about making history until someone involved to ruin the match on SDL fallout after Steel Cage match but there’s no payoff for her at all till now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLb526YVkYY

  • Davis, M

    I was absolutely excited for this historic match, ofcourse everyone had something in mind about how this awesome match would go down. I did see comments saying that Ellsworth (off topic – please explain who this person is and how is he even employed by WWE. What does he even bring to the brand? Did they just grab some old guy off the street???) Was going to disrupt things and ofcourse it happens.

    I am not thrilled that a man won this match, it’s kind of a slap in the face to the women.

    He ruined the whole match, for me.

    I know people loved it and you have a right to love it. Not everyone is the same but for me, this was a massive let down. As I would have loved to see these women lose themselves in this historic moment and have a woman win. Ive read other peoples comments on here about this situation going further with the storyline and there’s a bigger picture. I hope so. I really hope so.

    As for Carmella, if she won this without Ellsworth, it would have been so much better. But good for her or him ?

  • LoveEvaBella

    Carmella won she deserved it cause the other women already got records except Tamina but I’m sure she’ll shine. Tamina > Nia Jax Loving her look lately she looks like a Kardashian and her makeup is fab. Rocky’s management did wonders from her and her ring gear isn’t horrible and cheap looking anymore.

  • Organization XIII

    I see a lot of people complaining but a lot of these same people were just saying just this past Tuesday Carmella gets no reaction. It was smart on WWE’s part to pull this move. Carmella & Ellsworth are a DUO. Most commentators here have said they are unsure why Carmella is with Ellsworth (myself included). He will do whatever it takes to ensure Carmella gets the win. Well played.

    & Carmella better read ?https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e17641a9322f24460c57e51bccbd9b47ad560fe22377f56aa43c9d08b001cadd.jpg

  • Dr. Tomee

    I think the idea of James helping Carmella was a good one, because it justifies why Carmella had him around for all these months. But for him to actually claim the briefcase that was very much an overkill, especially because this was a first time. I’d rather he helped boosting her up on the ladder or something like that. But it is what it is now, I’m happy for Carmella in the end.

    • Organization XIII

      I can agree with this. Would’ve been more gratifying

  • Bryskers

    At least this mess gave us a fantastic Becky Lynch promo.

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLb526YVkYY&w=560&h=315%5D

  • Bryskers

    At least thise mess gave us a fantastic Becky Lynch promo.

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLb526YVkYY&w=560&h=315%5D

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Every time she’s being screwed over, I am always looking forward to see her usual fantastic backstage segments where she just tells her piece with such passion and emotion let go out her frustration… She’s such a gem! Remember this one? https://youtu.be/bF17UpX4Oa0

      • Bryskers

        Same, and everytime it makes me love her more. She’s just a fantastic babyface and seeing this promo made me angry about the match again oop. Truly the purest babyface they have. I wish they would let her do that in more than just backstage segments.

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Yes! She’s truly one of the best pure babyface WWE has had in years along with Samy Zayn and NXT Bayley. I am just amazed by her abilities and I am really surprised that they don’t let her talk that much on the mic on stage.

          For me, she could easily cut some kind of emotional and very raw promo letting go out all her frustration one day and just amaze everyone. She has that ability AJ had about displaying emotions better than anyone else (which is why I love them so much and I can easily connect to them) and that’s why I could totally see her cut some kind of pipebomb and just put the entire roster (male or female) to shame. People truly underrate her promo AND acting skills sometimes.

  • Sass.

    Initially I was kinda pissed at the way the ending was handled. Not the result, I was happy to see Carmella win, but I thought having a man win the first Women’s MITB ladder match after the way they’ve hyped it was ludicrous. Now I’ve had time to digest it and think about it – I think it was a brilliant heel move. You didn’t want to smarkily pop for it. You were genuinely annoyed. Fantastic move.
    I predict we’re going to see Carmella defend her MITB briefcase, probably against Becky Lynch. I’d like to see Becky get her revenge on Ellsworth in the match by Bex-Plex-ing him through the announce table or something, but the distraction is enough for Carmella to pin/submit Becky so she comes off looking somewhat legitimate.
    I’d like to see Carmella hold the briefcase for some time before cashing in and winning the title later in the year / beginning of next year.

    • Monkey Tennis

      The thing is, this didn’t create heat. Not for Ellsworth and much less for Carmella. It created dissatisfaction and that’s not the same thing. You’ve only got to look around at the comments being made on other boards and Twitter.

      Very few people are aiming any kayfabe anger at Ellsworth or Carmella. Frankly, they’re barely even being mentioned. What people are talking about is how the first Women’s MiTB match was booked to be won by a comedy male jobber.

      People need to understand that controversy doesn’t automatically equal a good thing. Let’s say you tuned into Smackdown on Tuesday night and it was announced that the MiTB contract would indeed have a rematch… but it would be a bra and panties match. Because that would be controversial. That would get people talking.

      Would you consider that a fantastic move?

      • wwepassion

        Carmella should have grabbed it but at the same time this has people talking about an upcoming star who needed it bad, gives the women an interesting story to work with so mission accomplished there. Why are you acting surprised at the results? It’s just typical wwe.

  • James Winters

    lol at Charlotte doing the Twisted Bliss

  • Cabbyhighs

    The match was so anticlimactic… just when it started to get good! And I don’t care ????? that ending was total https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/87e0d48b258261d9817b7301c9c637ba412fcab1d7e8ca16e2e40263fed50f7c.gif

  • ThePeaceVibe.

    I am fine with Carmella winning and I get how people feel about a man winning the first womens MITB match. I thought the they put on a good match and tbh Carmella surprised me the most throughout. I knew my Becky would be the one to take some ladder spot. I could see Carmella getting a big head and ditching James and then he claims he actually won the briefcase and gives it to someone else.

  • Jesus’s brother

    Wtf, Carmella won not Ellsworth lool… this will lead to Carmella vs Someone for the briefcase!

  • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

    All of them made me so proud
    I can’t even describe … especially Tamina

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a0f8c15f5e727465ad85451bc3375d6e43925dff0e715d9c4c2d720008811409.jpg

  • John Finnie

    Last week tamina was the weak link today she was the VP of this match now im going to need wwe to let her win a title before she retires next year

  • Leave it to WWE to ruin a historical moment by creating a controversy out of it

    • wwepassion

      Nothing is ruined, it has fans talking, emotionally invested, gave an upcoming star the attention she needed and a story to bounce off from (mission accomplished) It would have been nice if Carmella was the one who grabbed it though.

  • Jack square
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      Daddy!!!

    • Oh he is such a hot ref!

      • Womensor

        skype discuss hahah

    • Womensor

      yummy!

      • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

        Definitely him. They are in my city tonight

        • Womensor

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            Look up his nudes

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            I don’t have skype lol

        • Womensor

          I’m getting harder.

    • Guilhe

      power bottom

    • Lushluke

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      • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

        One of the referees!

    • saul de la efe

      i have him on facebook ahahah i´ve talked with him, Rod

      • Womensor

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      • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

        That ref!

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita
  • Steven5812


    Just to remind you how it SHOULD have been done… :)

  • Womensor

    Off topic, but if Naomi leaves SD tomorrow as champion, she’ll become the longest reigning SD Women’s Champ

  • The match was good to be the first one in history. Such a shame James still around, Carmella don’t need him. Hope Daniel and Shane fire him. Enough said!

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  • Super Mateo

    All five women did great. They wisely avoided some of more risky stunts (like AJ dropping straight down to the ring from 15 feet up), but for the lack of experience in these types of matches, they did well. I was entertained and I think the right “winner” was chosen.

    I am pleasantly surprised that very few people are complaining about James Ellsworth pushing the ladder that caused Becky to fall from just below the briefcase down to the ring ropes. I just was hoping Becky would get up and the two of them would fight it out on the ladder. Instead, that fury was aimed at James retrieving the briefcase. I somewhat agree, but for a different reason. It robbed us of a memorable image of Carmella standing atop the ladder acquiring the contract.

    So James obtained the briefcase and that exposed a huge flaw in the WWE’s thinking. Why must they use all of their big moments to build heel heat? Why can’t fans have something to cheer for? This is the only storytelling medium I’ve seen where there are more villians than heroes. They’ve only got three female faces that are over right now: Naomi, Sasha, and Becky. And Becky isn’t getting the spotlight she deserves. The percentage of heel victories is way too high and most of the time, that just deflates the crowd. And they wonder why ratings are so bad right now…

  • Shawn Ellis

    Tamina did great last night im
    Shocked

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      I didn’t even notice her do anything tbh.

    • Shan

      She took most of the ladder shots. I was like, ‘damn Tamina. You built Ford tough?’

  • 3???????

    I want tamina as champion , last night she proved she belongs

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      I’m sorry but all I remember is her messing up falling out of the ring by getting tangled in the ropes when Charlotte either kicked or tried tackling (can’t remember) her out.

      • 3???????

        Oh

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    Carmella is the most fitting for the MITB due to her character. I could see her cashing it on someone that is down. WWE shouldn’t mess this up, and make this an automatic feud with Naomi. Naomi should be entertained with a contender that will give her the fight of her life (like Becky or Charlotte) and then Carmella should cash in. In the mean time Ms. Money In The Bank could be feuding with anyone that is mad about the way she won.

  • Danny?

    I’ve seen quite a lot of people online talking about the WWE possibly planning a cash in on a house show and I swear to god if it’s Carmella cashing in on a house show and we don’t actually see it live I’ll be furious. Its the first Miss Money In The Bank so we should be witnessing the first women’s cash in on live TV. Also so proud of Tamina she was a star last night!!

  • James Winters

    i thought the match was amazing. ellesworth helping carmella win is no different than a woman helping a man win (which happens/has happened a lot). I loved it, people just like to complain.

    • Monkey Tennis

      Except it’s completely different. For the screamingly obvious reason that the guys in wrestling already have…. everything. More TV time, bigger roster, generally longer matches, more main events. The list goes on.

      The point is that when a woman has helped a man win a match, if course it’s been no big deal -beyond that individual moment. Because the guys (as an entire division) have nothing to prove and nothing to lose in that scenario. But it’s an entirely different context when you flip the genders.

      Besides, to all intents and purposes, Ellsworth didn’t simply help Carmella win the title. He won it himself. And I can’t think of many/any times that a woman has done that in a WWE men’s match.

      • James Winters

        equal rights, equal fights. its happened with the guys and their managers, heels use the shadiest of tactics to win. the “controversy” is obviously on purpose.

        • Monkey Tennis

          See, it’s your strange definition of the word ‘equal’ that’s puzzling me.

          Are the WWE male and female roster sizes equal? Does the women’s division get equal TV time? Do the women in the WWE get an equal number of matches on RAW/Smackdown/PPVs? Do the women have an equal number of belts to fight for as the men?

          Presumably, you’re working to a more Orwellian understanding of equality.

          • James Winters

            do you want them to be treated like the guys or not? its not a female organization, its mostly men, so of course there is not going to be true equality because the numbers arent there for it. the controversy was done on purpose to get people like you worked up and talking because you are a social justice warrior it seems. they played you, its wrestling, and there is a rematch. it got carmella some crazy heel heat, and again, females help men win all the time. remember lita in the TLC match? enough with the feminist double standards.

          • James Winters

            i understand the “controversy” but what i dont understand is how people dont realize its being done on purpose to get people talking because the WWE must realize how insane people are about social justice issues, especially when pertaining to women and inequality, so they capitalized on it and have major news sources taking about it. Do you not see the plan here?

    • Wicked Bliss

      Its completely different. The purpose of this historic match is to elevate womens wrestling. But it was ended by a man stealing the case which defeat its purpose that it is almost degrading and insulting to women.

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