Money in the Bank was a fantastic show as the company stepped up to the fact that Game of Thrones was their main competition for the night. Of course, there were a number of referee botches throughout and a number of superstar issues since there were an impressive amount of stars busted open, but these things are expected around ladders.
Money in the Bank was the first pay-per-view since WrestleMania and whilst statistics and records are usually made or broken at WWE's biggest show of the year, there were a number of stats coming out of last night's show that WWE probably didn't plan for.
The following article looks at just five interesting statistics that are coming out of Money in the Bank and what this means for the company moving forward.
#5. AJ Styles finally faces the trio
Last night at Money in the Bank, AJ Styles challenged Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship for the first time but whilst Styles was unsuccessful in the pursuit of his first Universal title, he did become the first superstar to challenge all three members of The Shield for a World Championship in WWE.
Of course, the only star he was actually able to defeat was Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship, but he challenged Roman Reigns back at Extreme Rules in 2016 when he was defeated by The Big Dog before Seth Rollins made his return to the ring.
Despite last night's loss to The Architect, Styles and Rollins are expected to remain on the same path in the coming months and given the match that the two stars delivered last night, they could easily be this year's SummerSlam main event.
It's all about RESPECT at the end of the day for #UniversalChampion@WWERollins and @AJStylesOrg. #MITBpic.twitter.com/K0e8Wac4Ke— WWE (@WWE) May 20, 2019
#4. The biggest gap between Money in the Bank ladder matches
Drew McIntyre was the hot favorite heading into Money in the Bank since the entire storyline pointed towards him going after Rollins for the Universal Championship. Of course, this wasn't the case since Brock Lesnar interfered in the match and became Mr. Money in the Bank instead.
It was a huge shock that made very little sense in the moment, but it prevented Drew McIntyre from lifting the Money in the Bank contract at the third opportunity. Even though it's not the record he wanted, McIntyre will take one away from the show though, which is that with nine years between last night and his last appearance inside a Money in the Bank ladder match, he was able to break Rob Van Dam's record for the longest time between ladder match appearances.
The ladders have come into play...#MITB@BaronCorbinWWEpic.twitter.com/TEjTkdJ18w— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 20, 2019
#3. Rey Mysterio is a Grand Slam Champion
Rey Mysterio successfully challenged Samoa Joe for the United States Championship last night at Money in the Bank and it was a match that interestingl didn't need any kind of interference from his son. Mysterio defeated Joe in a matter of minutes, despite Joe's shoulder being off the mat and is now WWE's 21st Grand Slam Champion.
Mysterio was attacked by Joe following the match as the storyline now seemingly points towards his son and when he will step into the ring, but Mysterio will bring the United States Championship to SmackDown Live this week since it's cause for celebration, this is The Master of The 619's first Championship in WWE for seven years and 10 months, it's also his first title win since he made his return to the company last year.
.@reymysterio is bringing the FIGHT to @SamoaJoe as he looks to take home the #USTitle at #MITB! pic.twitter.com/GqytZMysK6— WWE (@WWE) May 19, 2019
#2. Charlotte Flair is the most decorated women's wrestler in WWE history
Charlotte Flair was able to defeat Becky Lynch, with the help of Lacey Evans to become a nine-time Women's Champion last night at Money in the Bank. Flair was tied with Trish Stratus for the most Championships held by a female wrestler since Stratus held seven Women's Championships and the Hardcore title, but last night Charlotte overtook the WWE Hall of Famer to become the most decorated Women's Champion in history.
The night wasn't full of celebrations for Charlotte though since she managed to defeat Becky Lynch but then Bayley decided to cash in her Money in the Bank contract to become the new SmackDown Women's Champion so Charlotte just became the holder of the shortest SmackDown Women's Championship reign at the same time.
Charlotte has managed nine title reigns in less than five years, which means that before long, she will be taking over her father's record.
It's an all out WAR between @MsCharlotteWWE and @BeckyLynchWWE for the #SDLive#WomensTitle at #MITB! pic.twitter.com/R2ZFiMO3MG— WWE (@WWE) May 20, 2019
#1. Brock Lesnar joins an elite group
It was an interesting night last night in Connecticut since a number of records were made namely Brock Lesnar joining Edge and Sheamus as the only men who have won King of the Ring, The Royal Rumble and the Money in the Bank contract.
Of course, there were a number of other feats including Bayley becoming WWE's first ever female triple crown Champion since she picked up the SmackDown Women's Championship for the first time making her the only woman to have held the Raw Women's, Women's Tag Team Championships and SmackDown Championships, which she also became the fourth superstar to cash in on the same night and third fastest Money in the Bank contract cash in when she decided to cash in on Charlotte Flair last night following her match with Becky Lynch.
HUGS ALL AROUND. #BayleyInTheBank#MITBpic.twitter.com/NPa75kH39a— WWE (@WWE) May 20, 2019