The Diva’s Revolution continues!
Okay, so “Diva” was always a stupid name and we’re happy that the WWE finally retired that term and started calling their female wrestlers “superstars,” just like their male counterparts (plus renaming the Raw and SmackDown women’s championships). However, naming controversy aside, the WWE continues to push their female stars down the road to equality, and that trend will continue when the women of SmackDown Live compete in the first ever all-female Money in the Bank ladder match at the upcoming pay-per-view.
It will be the very first ladder match to feature women in the company history, with the added gimmick of the winner getting a guaranteed title shot at a time of their choosing (just like the traditional male version of the match). Currently, female wrestlers Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Carmella, and Tamina Snuka are slated to compete in the match, with champion Naomi watching from the sideline.
In 2016, the women of the WWE achieved another historic milestone when Charlotte and Sasha Banks competed in a Hell in a Cell match, the first women to ever do so.
The PPV, which is scheduled to take place on June 18, will also feature the normal men’s Money in the Bank ladder match, as Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens, and A.J. Styles vie for the championship contract. In the main event, Randy Orton gets a rematch against new WWE champion Jinder Mahal.