Raw participants announced for the MITB Ladder matches

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/04/29/raw-participants-announced-for-the-mitb-ladder-matches/

On Monday night, the Raw participants were announced for the men and women’s Money in the Bank Ladder matches on May 19th in Hartford.

Both matches will feature eight people with four from Raw and four from SmackDown.

In the opening segment, they announced that Braun Strowman, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin would be the four Raw representatives in the men’s match. After the announcement, they had a tag match with Strowman and Ricochet defeating McIntyre and Corbin after a powerslam by Strowman and a 630 splash by Ricochet onto Corbin.

The female participants from Raw will be Natalya, Dana Brooke, Naomi, and Alexa Bliss.

The SmackDown participants have not been announced.

They have also announced a steel cage match between The Miz and Shane McMahon for the show.

Here is the updated card for Money in the Bank on Sunday, May 19th:
*Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles for the Universal 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
*Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match feat. Natalya, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Dana Brooke
*Shane McMahon vs. The Miz in a steel cage match

So can we all agree that dana brooke is just a placeholder in case they can convince sasha banks to comeback. I see them have do some sort of angle at the ppv where dana is taken out before the match and then sasha is revealed as dana’s replacement.

I honestly think they need to take one of the Raw guys out and replace whoever that is, with Sami Zayn.

I’d like to see Ricochet mysteriously taken out backstage. Sami Zayn is in a match with Rey Mysterio or some babyface and gets his way into the match and Sami win the MITB.

Just seeing this guy fucking with the fans and teasing cash ins would be amazing, until he finally does it and wins the title at Summerslam in Toronto where he’ll get the biggest pop of all and have all the fans in the palm of his hand.

Is Sasha coming back? Not sure I would if I’m her. She could be the face of women’s division in AEW and just another jobber here. Look at what they have done to Bayley

Yeah but by the time WWE will release her, as big of a deal as she is now? i don’t think so. If i was her, i would do what the revival are doing is just comeback and ride out her contract until her contract runs out and then try your luck elsewhere. It’s better to still have exposure and stay fresh in the mind of fans then being forgotten if you stay out of the public eye for to long, fans will be moving on and forget about you and Sasha is looking at less at a year of doing nothing if she decide to not come back.

Did you see what they are doing to the Revival? Just humiliating them.

If Sasha comes back and is leaving whose to say they don’t have her doing something equally as bad

I would be surprised if WWE releases anybody between now and May 25.

She’s going to do jobs to Brandi Rhodes. Let’s be real about that.

i don’t buy that narrative. It something they would do to lower tiers guys way before the internet existed and The revival are lower tier guys so they get those comedy segments from time to time. They did that with Jericho and christian in the early 2000 and nobody when on saying they go put in a segment like this to humiliated them. It was just part of a story just like what happened with the revival is part of a story.

Let’s face it, ever since HHH got put in charge of talent relations things have gone downhill. I feel it’s a difference of business philosophy between Vince and HHH. Vince didn’T mind losing wrestlers that were unhappy. If you were unhappy and wanted to go elsewhere, he would pretty much give you your release on the spot without even thinking about it. He pretty much did that for a good 25 years if not more. Then HHH took over Johnny Ace’s job in talent relation and HHH had a different vision of the business then Vince and the rest of the old timers in charge. He wanted to hired every big name indy stars to WWE so that his NXT brand could take off and become what it is today. The problem is, he doesn’T want to release anyone on the main roster because he’s scared of the competition.

If we know anything about Vince it’S that he’s the complete opposite of HHH in that aspect and the guy loves competition and he probably see AEW as something he can finally go into competition with and maybe beat like he did everybody else.

HHH isn’t like that, he all about trying to get as much people under contract as possible so that nobody can compete with WWE. Is a good business philosophy to have but at the same time it comes with a cost and that’s some people will be unhappy with being stuck in a dead end. The other problem is that Both vince and HHH grew up in the wrestling business and they still believe about respect for the company that made you.

When people like Sasha banks or The revival go out and throw a tantrum or somebody like luke harper goes out and publicly announce that he ask his release from the company, they will take it as a slap in the face for everything they have done for those talents and has a promoter they should. The best way to get out of your contract is just ride it out and don’t make a fuss about it or at best go to them first and don’t talk about it to anyone or publicly put it on social media, your just going to get into more trouble and that’s where they get pig headed and decide to not release you.

The sasha banks situation is a prime example of that. Like Jason agnew said on sunday night main event, Who is sasha banks without WWE? She the niece of snoop dogg, that’s pretty much it. Who is Luke harper without WWE? He just Jon Huber.

These performer sign a contract and they knew in advance what they were in store for before signing, yeah i get that they want more out of their stay in WWE but because of the mindset of the talent relations department of WWE, not everybody will get a spot and a major push on WWE television, if that was the case, we would see as much homegrown talent in NXT as we see indy darlings and since they don’t release anybody anymore like they would do when Johnny ace or jim ross had the talent relations job then they’re stuck with too many guys and not enough hours. If i were those that are unhappy right now, i would just sucked it up and do my time and respect my contract until it expires and then just not resign a new contract and go somewhere else afterward.

In the end, they all see AEW as this big savior that would hired them if they leave WWE, the reality is out of maybe 20 guys that want to leave to go to AEW, maybe 1 or 2 will make it and that’s mostly those that could bring in some of the WWE fans with them. .

How dare you not blindly chant AEW AEW AEW and denigrate people who openly whine about their position in the major company without seemingly doing everything that the top tier stars do outside of the ring?

Don’t be such a hater :joy:

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Shut up…

WWE stinks amiryt?

A E Dub…A E Dub…A E Dub!!!

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Calm down

They might both suck. Wait and see big dog.

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