Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/04/30/money-in-the-bank-updates-hardys-vacate-the-titles/
On Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown, they announced that Jeff Hardy will require surgery and the Hardys vacated the SmackDown tag titles.
Hardy said he would be “gone for a long time”, but did not specify the injury, although it is believed to be a right knee issue. In the storyline, they are attributing the injury to an attack by Lars Sullivan.
The Hardys had only held the titles for three-weeks, defeating The Usos on the April 9th episode of SmackDown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
They announced that Randy Orton, Andrade, Finn Balor, and Ali would be the SmackDown performers in the Money in the Bank Ladder match. The four join Raw performers Braun Strowman, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin in the eight-person match.
In the women’s match, Bayley, Ember Moon, Carmella, and Mandy Rose were announced representing SmackDown. They join Natalya, Dana Brooke, Naomi, and Alexa Bliss in the women’s ladder match.
They also announced that Kofi Kingston will defend the WWE title against Kevin Owens at Money in the Bank.
Here is the updated card for Money in the Bank on Sunday, May 19th:
*Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles for the Universal title
*Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE title
*Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans for the Raw women’s title
*Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown women’s title
*Roman Reigns vs. Elias
*Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder match feat. Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, Baron Corbin, Randy Orton, Finn Balor, Ali, and Andrade
*Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match feat. Natalya, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Dana Brooke, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Ember Moon, and Carmella
*Shane McMahon vs. The Miz in a steel cage match