Sami Zayn, not Braun Strowman, will compete in this year's men's Money In The Bank ladder match.
The former 'Underdog From The Underground' "earned" his spot on last night's WWE Raw, defeating the 2018 winner in a Falls Count Anywhere main event rife with shenanigans, with the stipulation being that Zayn would take Strowman's spot if he was victorious.
The bout was rife with interferences. Baron Corbin was the first to strike, attacking Braun with a trash can. He put Strowman through a table, allowing Sami to score a two-count, before Drew McIntyre ambushed 'The Monster Among Men' when things spilt backstage. Strowman fought well. He withstood the 3-on-1 attack for a credible length of time, but couldn't overcome the odds in the end: Zayn wound up pinning Braun with Corbin and McIntyre on top of him.
With an outcome calibrated to protect Strowman in defeat, the post-match saw the big man get his heat back by recovering to Chokeslam Zayn through the announce table.
Sami now joins existing participants Ricochet, McIntyre, Corbin, Ali, Finn Balor, Andrade, and Randy Orton in the men's bout. A stunning achievement, considering he was literally thrown in a bin on last week's Raw.
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