New MITB Participants Confirmed, Gail Kim Undergoes Surgery
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Money in the Bank is shaping up to be an exciting show for WWE. The company is truly making the event feel worthy of being one of the 'big 5' pay-per-view events of the year. With matches such as Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax for the Raw Women's Championship, and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, fans are looking forward to watching the show next month. What a lot of fans are looking forward to the most are the Money in the Bank ladder matches themselves. The event will feature one Money in the Bank ladder match with members of the Raw and Smackdown rosters competing to win the briefcase while another match featuring members of WWE's women's division will take place that night as well.
WWE hosted a few more Money in the Bank qualifying matches during last night's edition of Monday Night Raw from the United Kingdom. Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley and Mickie James to win a spot in the women's ladder match. She will now join Ember Moon, Charlotte Flair, and other women yet to be determined in the match. As for the men's Money in the Bank ladder match, Bobby Roode earned a spot by defeating No Way Jose and Baron Corbin, then Kevin Owens picked up a win over Bobby Lashley and Elias to officially enter the match. More qualifying matches for both Money in the Bank ladder matches are expected to take place on Smackdown later on tonight.
One of the biggest trailblazers for the current state of women's wrestling is undoubtedly Gail Kim. Kim is a veteran in the pro wrestling industry who has worked for promotions such as WWE and Impact Wrestling over the course of her career. Kim retired from the ring last year, but the TNA Hall of Famer still works for Impact as a producer and an agent. Unfortunately, Kim has just revealed that she underwent surgery not too long ago. Kim posted a message on social media stating that she underwent an appendectomy earlier this week. Kim's husband rushed her to the hospital after she complained of food poisoning, but doctors later diagnosed the former Knockouts Champion with appendicitis.