When Sami Zayn was found tied upside down backstage at Money In The Bank last night, everyone expected a surprise to take his place.
But when the bell rung for the start of the main event with just seven men in the ring, the hope quickly dissipated.
WWE fans did indeed get a massive swerve though - just not the one they really wanted.
As Ali climbed the ladder and looked to be winning the match, the sirens of Brock Lesnar's music hit to a shocked live crowd and a collective sigh from the WWE Universe watching at home.
Lesnar stormed to the ring, disposed of Ali before climbing a ladder himself and claiming the briefcase, confirming that he was the surprise eighth man.
It caused an absolute uproar on social media, where people obviously though that the briefcase should have gone to a full-time superstar.
Lesnar hadn't been seen since WrestleMania 35, and since Dana White revealed a few weeks ago that Brock had 'retired from MMA', a return to WWE sooner than later was inevitable.
And with rumours of Lesnar challenging Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship at WWE Super ShowDown on June 7 circulating even before he turned up last night, it makes you wonder why WWE couldn't just make that match instead of him claiming the briefcase.
One man who had a lot to say on the matter is former WWE superstar Chris Jericho.
After being 'black-listed' from the company after signing a deal with All Elite Wrestling, Y2J has hinted that a new wrestling war may start between his new promotion and WWE.
Before they host their first show - Double Or Nothing - next weekend though, Jericho clearly had some time to express his feelings over Lesnar becoming Mr. Money In The Bank.
The sarcasm reads strong in this one.
Lots of fans are frustrated and have taken solace in Jericho's humour, and reaction to the result has caused a lot more mentions of 'AEW' with their debut show on the horizon.
We will have to wait until Tuesday evening for the real evidence of what Vince McMahon's decision to hand Lesnar the briefcase has done to viewing figures for Monday Night Raw, but after the social media backlash it probably won't be a positive shift.