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Why WWE replaced Ronda Rousey in the Money in the Bank main event

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The hype certainly paid off in Chicago once the Money in the Bank event was in the books.

AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura finally concluded their underwhelming feud with a strong their storyline rightfully deserved and needed.

MONEY IN THE BANK

The practice paid off for the women as some brilliant spots were featured in the women's Money in the Bank ladder match, while Ronda Rousey stole all of the headlines following an impressive debut singles match.

There was understandably a lot of doubt surrounding the former UFC star and the fact that she had been thrown in at the deep end against a relatively inexperienced Nia Jax with the RAW Women's Championship on the line.

However, she silenced those critics by putting on a brilliant performance, but one decision did reportedly leave several female athletes upset behind the scenes.

As was reported earlier this week, WWE decided to make a late change to the Money in the Bank main event.

As we saw, it was Braun Strowman's emphatic victory that saw him become Mr Monster in the Bank by unhooking the briefcase.

This match usually does go on last, and it wouldn't have surprised anybody had this been the original plan as the spots in this match were also fantastic and was a solid way to end the show, especially with Brock Lesnar not in attendance.

However, the original plan was to have The Baddest Woman on the Planet go up against The Irresistible Force in the main event, with the night concluding with a cash-in courtesy of Alexa Bliss.

MAIN EVENT CHANGE

In the end, the men's Money in the Bank ladder match was given the nod over the week, and that decision didn't sit well with everyone.

However, the Wrestling Observer has revealed the real reason why the company opted to make the late change and have The Monster Among Men stand tall at the end of the night, as opposed to Bliss.

According to Wrestling Inc, the source has indicated that the decision was made so that they finish the night with a 'happy ending' with a protagonist standing tall.

In comparison, seeing Bliss cash-in during Rousey vs. Jax would have been more of a negative ending with the heel standing tall.

In an event which ran much longer than initially anticipated, it was perhaps the wise decision to send fans home happy, even though not everyone was pleased Strowman won.

As the events go on for much longer, maybe the company made the right decision by sending the majority of the crowd happy.

Although, Bliss still has a massive fanbase despite being a heel on paper.

What do you make of the WWE's decision to switch the main events at Money in the Bank? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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