The WWE Money in the Bank takes place this Sunday, May 19 in Hartford and it appeared as though the full card was set with ten match going into last night’s Raw. However, WWE decided to change things up by removing Braun Strowman from the match and replacing him from Sami Zayn.
In typical WWE fashion, they changed what was advertised because Strowman was originally advertised to face Drew McIntyre. Instead, Sami Zayn asked Shane McMahon to face Strowman after Braun put Sami in a garbage bin last week. Zayn asked for a Falls Count Anywhere match because he had a plan in mind. That plan led to Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin (also in the Money in the Bank ladder match) to attack Strowman during the match. Eventually, Zayn got the win after Strowman was suplexed onto a ladder by Drew and Baron and Drew put Strowman down with a Claymore Kick.
After the match, Strowman got revenge by slamming Zayn through the announce table.
The win by Zayn means that he is the eight-man in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match while Strowman is no longer wrestling in a match at Money in the Bank.
It’s also worth noting that Strowman had a pretty big brace on his right biceps muscle. I don’t know if there’s an injury and that’s why the match was changed, but it’s possible he is dealing with something, which led to the Zayn change. Then again, it could have been the plan all along. It’s not really known right now.
Here’s the lineup as it stands now. They have Smackdown and 205 Live tonight, so there could be some more minor tweaks this evening.
Universal Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles
WWE Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, Ali, Randy Orton, Andrade, Finn Balor, Sami Zayn
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Naomi, Dana Brooke, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Ember Moon, Carmella
Smackdown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
Roman Reigns vs. Elias
Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans
Steel Cage Match: Shane McMahon vs. The Miz
United States Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
Cruiserweight Championship: Tony Nese (c) vs. Ariya Daivari
We will have a preview of WWE Money in the Bank up on TJRWrestling on Friday. My Men’s Money in the Bank pick was going to be Drew McIntyre, but with Sami Zayn being added to it, I might change my pick to him because that’s who I want to win.