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WWE Money in the Bank 2016 results: Dean Ambrose wins Money in the Bank

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With only an hour left to go in the show, WWE finally rolled out the match which gives their June 19 pay-per-view (PPV) from Las Vegas its name.

Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Alberto Del Rio, Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho entered the ring with a briefcase containing a contract for a WWE title shot hanging above the ring. Not long after that, Y2J - a man who invented the match but has never won one - introduced the first ladder to the proceedings.

From there, things went about as you'd expect. I'm not a skilled enough recapper to give you a blow-by-blow, but there was a good bit where Jericho tried to smash Ambrose in a ladder 69 times (one for each tack he had removed from his body in their Asylum bout at Extreme Rules). Also, the obligatory segments where each guy hit his signature moves on his opponents in each corner of the ring - Cesaro's European uppercuts, Zayn's Helluva Kick, Owens' cannonball, etc.

Then we got to the teaes of guys almost reaching the briefcase. Sami was first, and Del Rio got a few chances - one that lead to putting Cesaro in a cross-armbreaker across the top, Ambrose & Jericho battled so the Lunatic Fringe could take a Codebreaker as they fell off, then Owens tipped the ladder to send Sami & Y2J to the ground before ADR gave him a backstabber.

And so it went.

Before we got back to the contract grab, the Swiss Superman swung Del Rio and Jericho, throwing the latter man head first into a ladder in the corner. Then Dean, rather than climb for the briefcase, set up ladder so he could drop an elbow on Cesaro, because HE'S CRAZY MAGGLE!

KO splashed onto Dean, and looked like it might be his time. Then his old nemesis ran in and they brawled before Sami dropped him over a ladder balanced on its side in one of the more painful looking spots I've personally ever seen.

At one point, this happened... and you just knew no good would come of it:

There were a few more close calls, but in the end, it was Owens and Ambrose on top. Dean was not to be denied, and slammed KO's face off the metal until he dropped.

Dean Ambrose is Mr. Money in the Bank. Believe in the Shield.