Jim Ross says Smackdown's women are taking a lot of risks.
On Smackdown, commissioner Shane McMahon announced the first ever Money in the Bank match featuring women wrestlers. The match was announced after a fatal five-way #1 contender's match failed to start when the wrestlers brawled. In a recent blog, Jim Ross talked about the historic match and the development of Smackdown's women's division.
"SDLive saw the five women who were featured arguably 'steal the show' Tuesday night in Atlanta. The SDLive women especially seem to relish in raising the athletic bar and to continue to break barriers previously set by their predecessors. From the cold open where we heard soundbites from the participants which made the match have more clout and importance, this was a memorable night for SDLive's women. The creative felt right and the women including Charlotte, Nattie, Carmella, Becky Lynch, and Tamina all carried their share of the water in successfully building to the first ever MITB Women's match in St Louis at the Money in the Bank event," wrote Ross.
He also said the women involved in the match will be continuing the trend of great performances.
"It's arguable that the women of SDLive are seemingly taking more advantage of maximizing their minutes in the ring and on TV in general. The risk/reward ratio is arguably never been higher for any female athlete in WWE to date with the booking of the MITB Match. Obviously, these women will do all that they can to deliver a memorable outing at MITB which likely concerns some fans, as it should," wrote Ross.
Also in the blog, Ross wrote about the other events of Smackdown and Raw. He mentioned AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, and the upcoming WWE Women's tournament. Included in the blog was Ross' prediction for WWE Extreme Rules. The first Money in the Bank match featuring women will take place at the WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view on June 18th.
This blog, other blogs, and The Ross Report are available at JRsBarBQ.com.