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Why WWE Money In The Bank was a response to AEW's arrival

Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:07 IST

Cody and Vince
Cody and Vince

The WWE Money In The Bank 2019 PPV has gone in the history books. Although the show is known for leaving the fans in shock and awe, tonight's edition knocked everything out of the park!

Reportedly, Stephanie McMahon held a backstage meeting before the PPV and gave a pep talk to the talent, stating that All Elite Wrestling is a competition to WWE.

The Women's Money In The Bank Ladder match was way better than what we got in the previous editions. Although Bayley winning was a genuine surprise, what was more shocking is the fact that she cashed it in immediately after the Becky-Lacey-Charlotte fiasco.

Charlotte challenged Lynch after The Man made Lacey Evans tap out. Lynch took the bait and lost the SmackDown Live Women's title in the process. A beatdown ensued after the match, and out came Bayley to even the odds. The events led to Bayley pinning Charlotte to bag the title to a standing ovation! There couldn't have been a better way to kick off Bayley's push.

Seth Rollins and AJ Styles had a classic that ended with Rollins pinning AJ clean. The two Superstars shook hands after the match, to a thunderous roar. Then came the Men's Money In The Bank Ladder match, which saw Brock Lesnar of all people come out and take Sami Zayn's spot, who was earlier seen in an unconscious state backstage. The match was filled with incredible high spots, and the ending only added to the sheer excitement. This was an excellently done swerve and WWE needs to be lauded for it.

Stephanie McMahon addressing AEW as competition before the show, plus WWE delivering on multiple occasions throughout the PPV, point to one thing: WWE isn't taking AEW lightly in the least! Tonight's show proved that WWE is willing to take its product a notch up in order to keep the fans invested and not switch to AEW.

Fans and wrestling personalities have said that the competition with AEW might bring out the best out of WWE. It seems like the WWE Universe is in for a treat going forward, if the promotion maintains the same quality in the coming time.

Published 20 May 2019, 10:30 IST
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