Lana is back on WWE television, and she’s already getting a title shot.
It was announced on tonight’s SmackDown that Naomi would defend her Women’s Championship against Lana at Money in the Bank. The announcement came after Lana had made her first appearance on TV since switching brands in April’s roster shakeup.
It’s the second women’s match scheduled for the pay-per-view, with the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match having been announced last week.
Lana first tried to insert herself in the ladder match before being mocked by Naomi, which led to her interference costing Naomi a six-woman tag. Naomi appealed to Shane McMahon for a match against Lana at Money in the Bank, with Shane making it official when the champion said that she would put her title on the line.
Dave Meltzer reported last month that there were two women’s matches planned for Money in the Bank. The PPV will take place on June 18th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The updated lineup is:
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal defending against Randy Orton
AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Money in the Bank ladder match
SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi defending against Lana
Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Carmella vs. Tamina in a Money in the Bank ladder match
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos defending against The New Day