Women’s Money in the Bank Match

Last night, history was made with the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank match. However, the match will be memorable for all the wrong reasons. It was an amazing, breath-taking match that would have gotten my vote for best match on the card – until the end. James Ellsworth unclipping the briefcase and handing it to Carmella was so, so, so cheap. Why are there rules, if the rules can be broken without punishment? The commentators tried to say, “Well, it isn’t technically against the rules…” But it is. Your friend can’t come down the ramp while you have a match against someone, pin your opponent, and try to declare you the winner of the match. A fan can’t hop over the barricade and pin someone and call themselves the winner. You can’t join a match that you were not scheduled for, just because you feel like it, and walk out the winner. That’s not how it works. Sure, it was a no-disqualification match, but there has to be some kind of law and order. WWE fans (I think) believe in fairness. This storyline – although annoying – would have been fine in a regular match, even a pay-per-view match, but the fact that it happened in this first-time-ever match is sad. What fans will remember is the ending, not Charlotte’s corkscrew off the top rope or any of the other equally impressive moves by the women in this match. The controversial ending downplays the rest of the match. Just like making Jinder Mahal champion, I think WWE made this decision for shock-value, and to gain viewers through this method. However, I think more than anything, it makes fans unhappy with the company. We don’t like to be duped. James Ellsworth won the match despite being in the match. If he can do this, doesn’t that mean that superstars can do anything they want? Where does it end?

Who is La Luchadora?

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Who is this masked woman? There are rumors swirling in the WWE community about her identity. Some guesses are more probable than others. For example, some fans think La Luchadora could be one of these women: Tamina, Trinity, or Eva Marie. Due to body type alone, Tamina and Trinity are out of the running. While for some reason Eva Marie is still around, I just don’t think she is La Luchadora. I think the WWE Universe would be really angry that she was getting a push. And besides, we all know that Eva would not opt to have her face masked. She’s too in love with her face to do that.

My top two guesses are Mickie James or Deonna Purrazzo.

These ladies’ olive skin tone matches La Luchadora. They both also have similar facial structures compared to La Luchadora. Some fans are swayed by the fact that Mickie has signed a contract with the WWE to become a member of Smackdown Live’s roster. However, I ultimately think that Deonna Purrazzo is La Luchadora. They already brought Mickie back to face Asuka, so it doesn’t make sense to give her a gimmick. People are expecting it to be Mickie because they know she is coming back to the WWE.

But I am almost certain that Mickie James is not La Luchadora, and I’ll tell you why:

Upon doing some light research, I discovered that Deonna Purrazzo is five feet tall. Who else is five feet tall? Miss Five Feet of Fury herself, Alexa Bliss, of course. Who came out on Smackdown recently dressed as La Luchadora? Alexa Bliss. Therefore, it makes sense to have Bliss put the La Luchadora costume on, since she and Deonna Purrazzo are the same height, and approximately the same weight. Mickie, on the other hand, is five feet and four inches tall. When Alexa dressed as La Luchadora to face Becky Lynch, the real La Luchadora came out after the match to help Bliss beat up on Lynch. Standing next to each other (fast forward to the last minute of the match), the women are clearly the same height and weight. WWE obviously did this so that when Bliss came out in the La Luchadora costume, it would not be so easy to distinguish her identity.

Obviously, there are other women that are (or have been) in the WWE that are around this height, so this theory isn’t completely fool-proof. For example, JoJo, Layla, AJ Lee, Asuka, Dana Brooke, Ember Moon, and Liv Morgan are all between 5′ 2″ and 5′ 3″ tall. However, given Purrazzo’s recent appearance on Smackdown, it seems likely that she is La Luchadora.

Does anyone have any other guesses than the women I’ve mentioned here? I would love to hear them!