With every Superstar in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match having made her plea throughout the evening, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan called each competitor to the ring to deliver a decision.
Bryan explained that although there had been interference in prior Money in the Bank Matches, the level of anarchy that occurred on Sunday was especially egregious. Clearly irritated with Bryan’s stance, James Ellsworth tried to interject his thoughts into the proceedings, even suggesting that Bryan had “gone soft” since becoming a dad, but he was quickly shut down when The Beard threatened to fire him if he made another peep. From there, the Superstars argued their case, including Carmella, who still believed that she was lawfully Ms. Money in the Bank, no questions asked.
The “Yes!” Man combatted that claim, however, saying that controversial and unprecedented results fall to the discretion of the General Manager, per the WWE Rulebook, and he refused to allow such an extraordinary and historic match end this way. Therefore, per Bryan, all five Superstars will make history yet again next week, when they compete in the second-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match on SmackDown LIVE.'