SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon gathered the participants for the historic first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, revealing the briefcase and contract within it that would guarantee one of the Superstars an excellent chance at becoming SmackDown Women’s Champion. With the proverbial golden ticket in full view, tensions immediately rose between the Superstars, who all passionately declared why they would be the one to walk away with the briefcase on June 18.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi hit the scene to make it known that she would be ready for whomever came out on top, promising that it would be far from a guarantee that the victor would be able to pry the title away from her. The champion and all her potential challengers were soon in for a shock, however, when Lana made her long-awaited debut on Team Blue and wasted no time demanding a spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Naomi couldn’t help but laugh at Lana’s request since The Ravishing Russian hasn’t wrestled a single match on Team Blue. Lana retorted right back, saying that she knew she could defeat Naomi. Shane-O-Mac did his best to settle tempers, but did not place Lana into the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Clearly annoyed, Lana exited in a huff, as Shane announced that the Six-Woman Tag Team Match would go down next.