Kofi Kingston To Defend WWE Title Against Kevin Owens At Money In The Bank, Updated Card

Kofi Kingston set to make his first WWE Title defense.

In the opening segment of tonight's SmackDown, Kofi Kingston addressed the actions of Kevin Owens. Last week, Owens turned on Kingston and Xavier Woods after the duo graciously made him an honorary member of New Day following the injury to Big E. Owens made his intentions clear last week, telling Kofi that he was coming for his WWE Title.

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Upset over Owens turning his back on New Day, Kingston challenged Owens to a match at WWE Money in the Bank. It didn't take long for Owens to accept the challenge, making the WWE Title match official for May 19.

New Day tried to get a measure of revenge on Owens as Woods attacked KO from behind, but Owens managed to get the better of Woods, proving himself to a worthy challenger for Kingston's strap.

WWE Money in the Bank is scheduled for May 19 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Here's a look at the updated card:

WWE Universal Championship
Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles

WWE Championship
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens

RAW Women's Championship
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans

Men's Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Braun Strowman vs. Ricochet vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA

Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi vs. Natalya vs. Dana Brooke vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA

Roman Reigns vs. Elias

SmackDown Live Women's Championship
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair

Steel Cage Match
The Miz vs. Shane McMahon

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