WWE Money In The Bank is a week away and it is being advertised as “the greatest Money In The Bank show of all time.”
With Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins squaring off over the WWE title, John Cena clashing with AJ Styles and a fatal four way for the tag titles, the card is stacked.
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That’s not including the Money In The Bank ladder match itself, however, despite all this, there does feel like there’s something missing from this card.
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Something that would continue WWE’s recent ethos of elevating the Women’s division – a female Money In The Bank ladder match.
WWE’s Women’s division is slowly undergoing a renaissance, with new stars, a new belt and one of the best women’s matches of all time at WrestleMania 32.
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All of this seems to be pointing in a positive direction for the women of WWE, so maybe it’s time that one of WWE’s signature gimmicks gets a female equivalent.
Since its introduction in 2005, the Money In The Bank ladder match has worked wonders for the careers of many male wrestlers.
Edge, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and many more won their first world titles thanks to Money In The Bank and most winners have had careers far more successful than they would have had they not won the briefcase.
It’s clear then that Money In The Bank provides an incredible opportunity for the male superstars of WWE to elevate their careers, so why isn’t this option offered to the women?
There are plenty of female competitors who have not received the opportunities they deserve in WWE and a Money In The Bank ladder match for the Women’s Championship would be a great way to give these ladies the chance they deserve.
There has never been a women’s ladder match in WWE and whilst plenty of men have competed in one, no female competitors have ever done battle in a ladder match scenario.
The TNA Knockouts (women’s division) have participated in three ladder matches in the company’s history, yet WWE are supposedly leaders in women’s wrestling?
Giving the women of WWE a Money In The Bank ladder match would not only give them an incredible opportunity, but it would also show that WWE are following through with their Divas Revolution by incorporating new matches into their women’s division.
The briefcase would also give women on the roster more TV time ahead of the Money in the Bank PPV itself.
Not only could the WWE have the Women’s Championship rivalry, but also the rivalry of the women in the ladder match leading up to the match itself.
After the event, the woman holding the briefcase would obviously need TV time to build her as a credible threat, which would be a great way to introduce a second female rivalry on the main roster, something very rare in WWE over the past few years.
A Money In The Bank briefcase for the women of WWE would be a great vehicle through which WWE could create a bigger female presence on their programming.
Giving women something other than the Women’s Championship to fight over would mean that more time would have to be dedicated to them each week, something the fans would surely welcome with open arms.
With WWE key to push their women’s division to a level closer to, if not on par with, the men’s, a Money In The Bank match for the women’s championship seems like a very logical choice.
Not only would it be giving the under-utilised women of WWE a chance to shine, but it would also be something different and exciting, two things WWE need to be if they are to remain the number one wrestling company in the world.