Viewership For This Week's Episode Of WWE SmackDown Live

Barely defeating Big Cass at Backlash, Bryan faced Rusev for a spot in the Men's Money in the Bank ladder match.

However, it still may be the plan.

The 2018 Money In the Bank pay-per-view takes place on June 17th from the Allstate Arena near Chicago in Rosemont, IL. For a comparison, last week's Smackdown drew 2,436,000 viewers. The show featured a trio of Money in the Bank qualifying matches.

-Ember Moon vs. Charlotte vs. three Raw wrestlers to be announced vs. three Smackdown wrestlers to be announced in a Money in the Bank ladder match. Wrestling Observer suggests there's talk within WWE of adding a tag-team MITB match. They get the men's they get the women's they'll do their matches tonight.

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Aside from being the least watched Smackdown this year, they haven't drawn a number this bad since the 2017 Halloween episode.

WWE did announce that The New Day and The Bar will compete on next week's episode of SmackDown with then victor getting a representative at the pay-per-view.

In the Women's Division, Charlotte will fight hand to hand with Peyton Royce, one of the women responsible for losing her WWE SmackDown Women's Championship first when she and her partner in IIconic beat the Queen before Carmella cashed her Money In The Contract.

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