In the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer talked about the first ever Women’s Money In The Bank match and gave his insights on the controversial finish.
According to Meltzer, WWE had planned the match to end the way it did from a long time. The goal behind this move was to garner interest in the upcoming television rematch. Here is what Dave said:
“They pushed the idea that this first match was historical, then gave people an ending that would be anything but, with the idea of using that to garner interest in a television rematch where that first match result was negated.”
If the idea behind the controversial finish was really to get attention for the Money In The Bank rematch happening next week and into the WWE Television as a whole, then the company appears to be successful in their goal.
While the SmackDown Episode this week suffered from poor live attendance, we noted before that the TV Audience for the show was up 25% from last week. Now it’d be interesting to see how many of those people tune in next week too, to watch the Ladder match.