Money in the Bank was already off to a hot start with the women’s match for the briefcase and the Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship match. The Smackdown Live Women’s Championship was surprisingly ruled by the challenger Lana, but it was Naomi who eventually walked out with the championship.

Despite the crowd being pretty dead for most of the match, this one was pretty entertaining. Lana was well in control for most of the contest, working on Naomi’s knee for the majority.

The Ravishing Russian was even able to hit her signature sit-out spinebuster, but even that was not enough to put away Naomi.

Lana looked to be ready to take the Women’s Championship home with her, but the new Ms. Money in the Bank Carmella walked down to the ring with her briefcase and James Ellsworth in tow. She teased to cash in the briefcase, but let it be for another time.

That was just enough for Naomi to lock on a submission and take home her title.

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