Even if it wasn't necessary and entirely too rushed, WWE ran back the Kevin Owens vs. John Cena match from Elimination Chamber at tonight's Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The former won that first match clean in the middle of the ring.
This time, Cena evened the score.
Once again, the two had a deeply meaningful back-and-forth match, each trading their trademark offense and, in Owens' case, stealing from the other and using it against him. As the match wore on, Cena became increasingly more frustrated at the fact that he couldn't put the NXT champion away.
This included getting in the referee's face and yelling about a near fall.
They also stayed true to previous encounters with strong psychology, such as Cena countering a pop up powerbomb attempt with a hurricanrana and Owens' getting right up into a superkick for a near fall.
In the end, it was all about breaking out the biggest guns and whose big gun would score the kill. After so many close calls, from so many big spots, it felt like this battle would never end.
Ultimately, Cena hit a Springboard Stunner and immediately followed it up with an AA that finally got the pinfall and the victory to even the series at 1-1.
After, Cena handed Owens the NXT title and went to shake Owens' hand and raise it above his head. Owens accepted at first, then kicked Cena in the gut and hit an apron powerbomb.
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