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Money in the Bank 2019: Predicting the entire 8-woman field for the MITB ladder match

Divesh Merani
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6.65K   //    19 Apr 2019, 18:00 IST

This year's female briefcase match seems pretty unpredictable.
This year's female briefcase match seems pretty unpredictable.

2019 has already been a pretty big year for the women of WWE. After a groundbreaking 2018, which saw the first ever all-women's pay-per-view, this year has already been a big one. This is thanks in no small part to Becky Lynch, the current Raw and Smackdown Women's Champion and the biggest star in the company. Her popularity reached unthinkable heights, as she made her way to the main event of WrestleMania against Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair.

The match was a really big deal, despite the controversial finish, and now the Man is on top of both Raw and Smackdown. She has had a number of potential challengers come up to her on this week's editions of Raw and Smackdown, the Superstar Shakeup editions. And with the Shake-Up out of the way, we now know who is on which brand.

It is time to build towards Money in the Bank, which will host the third annual women's Money in the Bank ladder match. Hopefully, WWE books the right people for this match. There will be four superstars from Raw and four from Smackdown, like last year's ladder match.

That match was a massive improvement from the first one ever, which saw James Ellsworth unhook the briefcase for Carmella. There was also a contrast in cash-ins, as Carmella waited for the longest time ever to use her title shot to win the Smackdown Women's Championship, while Alexa Bliss cashed in just hours after winning it. Whether this year's Miss Money in the Bank will cash in soon or wait patiently, WWE has to choose the right person. But before getting to the destination, the journey must be a good one.

With that in mind, here is the predicted lineup for the 2019 women's Money in the Bank ladder match.


#8 Alexa Bliss (RAW)

Last year's winner will go for it again this year.
Last year's winner will go for it again this year.

With Ronda Rousey on hiatus and Lacey Evans most likely facing Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's title at the show, Alexa Bliss is Raw's biggest available heel for this match. It's a good thing she has experience in it as well, winning the entire thing last year before cashing in on the same night. Bliss has returned to action following a lengthy stint away from the ring, during which she graced Monday nights with her talk show, 'A Moment Of Bliss'. She will likely be in the lofty position she was in before her injury problems.

The Goddess showed the entire WWE universe last year just how well the Money in the Bank briefcase could be utilised. Initially an unpopular winner, her eventual cash-in ended up being one of the stronger ones in history. Bliss will certainly be one of the favourites to win it once again, as she would add some vital star power to this match.

The Raw women's roster seems slightly empty, so perhaps Alexa Bliss could be gearing for another big push towards championship contention. A strong showing in the 2019 Money in the Bank ladder match would be a good place to start.

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