Apparently, Nia Jax versus Ronda Rousey was supposed to main event Money In The Bank but that was changed very late on.
Money In The Bank is now the fifth biggest PPV on WWE's calendar, so naturally, there were a lot of big matches this past Sunday night. It must have caused some heated discussions when trying to decide what should go on last. A case could be made for either ladder match, although with the benefit of hindsight not the women's one, or maybe the WWE Title match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.
In the end, it was the men's MITB ladder match that won out, so the final image of the night was of Braun Strowman standing atop the ladder with his newly won briefcase in hand. Based on the build to the show, including what was being said during the kickoff show, most fans probably assumed that the Raw Women's Title match between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey was going to close the show.
After MITB finished, fans were likely scratching their heads even more as to why the Women's Title match wasn't the main event considering what took place with Alexa Bliss. Well, according to PW Insider, that was originally the plan. The Rousey-Jax match was supposed to go on last, cash-in and all, but for some reason, those plans were changed over the course of the weekend.
Fightful has also reported since Sunday that there were many women in the locker, presumably including Rousey and Jax, who were disappointed that the plans were changed. Nevertheless, they apparently received a great reception when they came back through the curtain and both of them, plus Bliss, of course, showed WWE why they should have been the main event.
Female Superstars main eventing Raw, SmackDown Live, and PPVs is quickly becoming the norm. The first-ever women's Royal Rumble match went on last earlier this year, and deservedly so. With the benefit of hindsight whoever made the decision to not let Rousey, Jax and Bliss headline is probably regretting it right about now, as it would have been a better note to end on than what they ended up going with.
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