Over on this week’s Raw, Becky Lynch defeated Sonya Deville (with Chelsea Green) to qualify for the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match despite the odds heavily stacked against her during the bout.
Becky Lynch qualifies for 2023 Money in the Bank ladder match (image courtesy WWE)
Apart from Green’s ringside shenanigans, Trish Stratus and Zoey Stark came out on the stage during this match to provide further distractions. Becky ultimately took Green out and then nailed Deville with The Manhandle Slam for the win.
Later the night, Zoey Stark (with Trish Stratus) defeated Natalya Neidhart to qualify for the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Stark was able to pick up the win via distractions from Trish.
Standing at ringside, Trish took out Natalya’s already hurt knees outside the ring when the referee wasn’t watching. This allowed Stark to connect with her astounding Z-360 finishing maneuver to punch her ticket to the opportunistic ladder match.
Following these two qualifiers, Becky Lynch and Zoey Stark have now joined Zelina Vega, the first Money in the Bank participant of the 2023 edition who defeated Lacey Evans this past Friday Night on Smackdown to confirm her spot.
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This week on Smackdown, WWE will host four more Money in the Bank 2023 qualifying matches on SmackDown from both the men’s and women’s divisions. The confirmed lineups for these matches are given below:
– Butch vs. Baron Corbin
– Santos Escobar vs. Mustafa Ali
– Bayley vs. “Michin” Mia Yim
– IYO SKY vs. Shotzi
In more updates around Money in the Bank, WWE has teased another title match after this week’s Raw main event where Seth Rollins (c) defeated Damian Priest to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
After the clean pin-fall win over Priest, Finn Balor confronted Rollins after the match to tease that Rollins vs. Balor will be the first proper World Championship feud after the first title-holder was crowned at Night of Champions.
While any confirmation is yet to come from WWE, Rollins vs. Balor for the World Title should go down at Money in the Bank given that the challenger is from the United Kingdom territory where the event is scheduled from.
The 2023 WWE Money in the Bank premium live event will take place at the O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, July 1. Except for the Men’s and Women’s MITB Ladder Matches, WWE hasn’t confirmed any other bouts.
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