— WWE reportedly had plans for Sasha Banks to compete in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dana Brooke is replacing Banks in the match since she has not agreed to return after asking to be released from her WWE contract.
After Banks and Bayley dropped the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships to The IIconics at WrestleMania 35, it was reported that Sasha attempted to quit the company out of frustration that they were not given an opportunity to have a strong run and add prestige to the titles.
To support the notion that she expressed a desire to leave WWE, Banks has not appeared on television since WrestleMania.
As far as why WWE chose Dana to replace Banks in the match, she’s receiving support backstage to have a bigger role. Freelance writer Tom Colohue was told by a WWE source last week that some people backstage want her and Naomi to challenge The IIconics for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.
Fun little bit of #WWE news from a source:— Tom Colohue (@Colohue) April 23, 2019
“It might not happen now but the idea was for Naomi and a partner to challenge the Iiconics for the tag titles first. Bayley and Moon were ideas before the shake up but a few people would love Dana Brooke to have a shot.” #raw
— Ryan Shamrock celebrates a milestone birthday today as the former WWE Superstar turns 40 years old. In this audio clip from Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, Bruce Prichard discusses her brief stint with WWE in 1999.
Shamrock shares a birthday with fellow former WWE Superstar Brad Maddox, who turns 35 years old.
— Becky Lynch is featured on the promotional poster for WWE Money in the Bank 2019.
At Money in the Bank, Lynch will defend the Raw Women’s Championship against Lacey Evans and the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair.
Money in the Bank takes place on Sunday, May 19 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
— At WWE Money in the Bank 2017, Carmella became the winner of the inaugural Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. In the video below, She names the show as her WWE Network Pick of the Week.