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WWE News: WWE confirms new Money in the Bank qualifying match for SmackDown Live

Soumik Datta
2.25K   //    22 May 2018, 03:07 IST

Bryan vs Hardy has been confirmed for SD Live
Bryan vs Hardy has been confirmed for SD Live

What’s the story?

As confirmed by SmackDown Live General Manager Paige, the upcoming Money in the Bank qualifying match between Big Cass and Samoa Joe has been subsequently nixed due to Cass’ recent “injury” that he suffered at the hands of Daniel Bryan last week on SmackDown Live.

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In case you didn’t know…

As noted, this past week on SmackDown Live, both Daniel Bryan and Big Cass were once again involved in another heated confrontation, which ended with ‘The Leader of the Yes Movement’ standing tall over Cass after brutally injuring the left knee of the 7 feet tall Superstar.

Following the aftermath of the beatdown, it was additionally reported by Wrestling Inc that Cass was seemingly limping during and after his match at the recently concluded WWE SmackDown live event in Amsterdam.

This has apparently been the case for the 30-year-old who has actually been limping during all of his matches since Tuesday's SmackDown Live in order to sell the beating from Daniel Bryan on the show.

The heart of the matter

Earlier today, SmackDown Live GM Paige took it to her official Twitter handle in order to announce that the forthcoming Money in the Bank qualifying match between Big Cass and Samoa Joe has apparently been cancelled.

Instead, the WWE Universe will now have the opportunity to witness a Second Chance Match between United States Champion Jeff Hardy and Daniel Bryan, with the winner facing Samoa Joe next week in a MITB qualifier.

In addition, WWE also posted an official announcement on

Daniel Bryan and Jeff Hardy to battle in a match with WWE Money in the Bank implications tomorrow on SmackDown LIVE
SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige has revealed that Big Cass is not cleared to compete after suffering an injury, which has led to a second chance at Money in the Bank qualification for two popular Superstars.
United States Champion Jeff Hardy came up short in the first of Team Blue's qualifying matches against The Miz, while Daniel Bryan was defeated by Rusev in another qualifier. The winner of Bryan vs. Hardy will take on Samoa Joe during the May 29 edition of SmackDown in a battle for the final spot in the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Who will get a second opportunity to qualify for Money in the Bank: Jeff Hardy or Daniel Bryan? Find out tomorrow night on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!

What’s next?

Daniel Bryan and Jeff Hardy will face-off against each other this coming Tuesday on SmackDown Live.

Author’s take

Samoa Joe vs Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe vs Jeff Hardy are quite possibly two of the greatest rivalries that we have already witnessed in the past and for WWE to reignite these two feuds is certainly a solid and a wise decision. 

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