But that didn't happen. He followed it up with a kick square to Bryan's jaw for the win to claim his place in the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Additional wrestlers will be added to the men's and women's MITB matches on tonight's Smackdown television show.
On the most recent episode of Raw, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, and Ember Moon all won their qualifying matches and will enter WWE Money in the Bank 2018. This is down from the 2,436,000 viewers the show did last week. If not, are they holding a battle royal to determine one of the two remaining spots in the men's match?
Just 48 hours after Backlash and a day before flying out to begin their European tour, the SmackDown crew put on an action-packed episode live on Sky Sports Arena. It's possible WWE sticks with this plan, but they could use the match to justify a tag team exclusive ladder match.
This gives E an easy pathway into the match, but victory would be a tall order, as he'd be surrounded by bigger singles stars. Be sure to be here tomorrow for the full Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live column. Next week on SmackDown, one member of either the New Day or the Bar will enter, depending on which team wins. For the first time in a while, WWE has the firepower to pull off the main event level tag team match-a circumstance that female Superstars capitalized on previous year.