clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

WWE Money in the Bank 2019 results, live streaming match coverage

WWE.com

WWE Money in the Bank is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., May 19, 2019) from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut at 7:00 pm ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.

CagesideSeats.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, match-by-match coverage of Money in the Bank below, beginning with the first match of the evening and right on through to the main event.

Kick your off your shoes, relax, and enjoy all the action with your favorite pro wrestling website. And remember to keep refreshing! Note: To get in on the conversation on this show, visit our open thread here.


WWE MONEY IN THE BANK QUICK RESULTS

  • Brock Lesnar (yes, Brock Lesnar) wins the Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match
  • Kofi Kingston def. Kevin Owens
  • Seth Rollins def. AJ Styles
  • Roman Reigns def. Elias
  • Bayley def. Charlotte Flair (Money in the Bank cash-in)
  • Charlotte Flair def. Becky Lynch
  • Becky Lynch def. Lacey Evans
  • Tony Nese def. Ariya Daivari
  • Shane McMahon def. The Miz
  • Rey Mysterio def. Samoa Joe
  • Bayley wins the Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match
  • The Usos over Daniel Bryan & Rowan

WWE MONEY IN THE BANK LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE

If I saw you now, could I look in your eyes? Do you think of me like I dream of you? Do you wish you were here like I wish I was with you? You’ve loved me before... do you love me now? Does love ever end when two hearts have torn away? Or does it go on and beat strong anyway? You’ve loved me before... do you love me now? Come on back to me right now, and I’ll liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you.

The pre-show kicks off with Jonathan Coachman welcoming us to the show and introducing his panel, comprised of Charly “Guns” Caruso, Sam Roberts, and David Otunga. They run down the card and shill for the WWE Network before beginning their night of preview action with the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match.

Becky Lynch is interviewed backstage.

She says her two opponents tonight know they can’t win on their own, and tonight the odds are even and Lacey Evans is about to find out what Charlotte Flair already knows-- it’s a whole different ballgame one-on-one against The Man. Tonight we’re gonna find out what those two dopes are made of, and Lynch knows the weight of history is on her shoulders and the right road isn’t the easy one.

She didn’t come here to make her title reigns plentiful, she came to make them meaningful, and right now she knows she has two rosters full of women who want what she has. So tonight she’s dishing out double beatings, because that’s what happens when The Man comes around. The panel discusses her matches and we go backstage where Lacey is picking at her opera gloves.

She says Becky talks so much trash and the longer trash sits, the more it rots and eventually you bag it up and take it to the curb, which is exactly where she’s going to end up tonight. But keep talking, because the more she talks, the sweeter taking her title is gonna be. And after she’s cleaned the ring of Becky’s nasty presence, it’ll be Charlotte’s turn to clean the sweep and Lynch’ll realize The Man was no match for a Queen or a Lady.

The panel moves onto a video package and discussion for Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens. Kevin Owens is interviewed backstage and says the way he’s destroyed New Day is proof that he’ll become WWE Champion tonight. He can slap the positivity right off his face, break Kofi’s hand, and no matter how he does this, he’s giving him a much-needed reality check.

The reality is Kingston is a fantastic role model, incredible performer, and all-around nice guy, and he has no issue with him beyond the fact that he’s got the title and he guarantees it’ll be a new day at the end of the night, the first day of Kevin Owens as WWE Champion. The panel then discusses the match before moving onto Reigns vs. Elias and then Shane McMahon vs. the Miz.

Nikki Cross gets a handcam promo saying that she wants to give Alexa Bliss a chance because she’s been nothing but lovely, and it upsets her that Bliss can’t compete, but she’s gonna make the most of her opportunity and be just like her. Let Nikki play, let Nikki claim, let Nikki win. Beth Phoenix and Sonya Deville join the panel to discuss the women’s Money in the Bank match.

Zelina Vega interrupts to start something with Sonya and they bicker at length before we head down to ringside for our first match.


The Usos cut a promo during their entrance, talking about how they’re kicking things off tonight against Spongebob and Patrick and welcome their opponents to the Uso Penitentiary.

Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

Bryan and Jimmy to start, collar and elbow, side headlock from the American Dragon, shot off, shoulder block, off the ropes, drop down, frotn kick, duck the roundhouse and Uso lands a huge chop! Another one puts Dan in the corner, tag to Jey, in hot with a right, snapmare for two and now he lays a chop in. Blind tag, Bryan slides out, Rowan picks him up, block the sunset flip, off the ropes, freight train crossbody cuts Jey down!

Fired up, putting boots to Jey and knocking him to the floor, back in, putting boots to him, scoop and a slam, off the ropes, big splash... NOPE! Bryan tags back in, front kick, laying into Jey in the corner with chops before taking his leg out and tagging the big man back in. Elbow drop for two, knees to the back and into the double-fisted head vise!

Clear the apron, pose for the crowd, tag to the American Dragon, he sets up the Romero Special but chooses to just hook Jey’s nose repeatedly! Stomp to the knees, drawing Uso up for chops in the corner, and into the running dropkicks! One, two, Jey counters the third with a Samoan drop! Tag to Erick, sidestep the charge, tag to Jimmy! Uso in how with mounted punches, Rowan shoves him off but he charges right back in!

Superkick, big slicing right, Samoan drop countered into a back suplex but he lands on his feet! Boot up on the charge, corkscrew leg drop out of the corner... NOT ENOUGH! Gamengiri connects from the apron, up top, diving crossbody... ERICK CATCHES HIM AND JACKHAMMERS HIM FOR A NEARFALL!

We take an adbreak and come back to both Usos in the corner... DOUBLE SUPERPLEX TAKES THE BROTHERS OUT! Tag to Bryan, chest kicks to a kneeling Uso, going for the buzzsaw finale but he ducks it! 540 enzuigiri gets a superkick gets another superkick in return! Jey heads up top... THE AMERICAN DRAGON CATCHES THE SPLASH INTO THE LEBELL LOCK! USO FRANTICALLY PIVOTS LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT BUT BRYAN HAS HIM TRAPPED! FADING... JIMMY BREAKS IT UP!

Rowan dumps Jimmy to the apron but gets low-bridged, Uso off the ropes... suicide dive caught but Jey follows up with another dive! Superkick Party on the floor! Back in, off the ropes... STEREO SUICIDE DIVES! THE AMERICAN DRAGON GOES FOR A DIVE BUT EATS A PAIR OF SUPERKICKS! Jimmy tags in, the brothers headed up top...

The Usos win by pinfall with the tandem diving splashes on Daniel Bryan.


Back to the preshow panel, they shill for the WWE Network and run the card down again before shifting into a video package for AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins and then discussing that match.


The main show begins with a graphic in the memory of the late Ashley Massaro.

A video package built around the statistics of Money in the Bank plays before seguing into a general hype video for tonight’s show.

Bayley vs. Carmella vs. Dana Brooke vs. Ember Moon vs. Mandy Rose vs. Naomi vs. Natalya vs. Nikki Cross (Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match)

Chaos at the bell, pairing off as Moon and Cross head to the floor. Ember wants to get a ladder but Nikki just wants to trap girls in the apron and beat them up! Sliding a ladder in after she’s had her fill, Cross wipes out all four of the women in the ring before running wild with a ladder spin! Brooke cuts her off and gets into a tug of war over the ladder with Moon and ends up rammed into the corner!

Nikki with a sleeper, Ember counters by leaping back-first into the ladder! Rose throws Moon out, steps up the ladder for a knee strike on Dana and Carmella dumps Mandy out of the ring! Setting the ladder up, Natalya lifts another but Mella cuts her off! Nattie recovers, discus lariat... CATAPULT INTO THE LADDER! Another catapult for Naomi but she lands on her feet and springs off the ladder with a dropkick!

Dumping Carmella to the floor, yanking a ladder away from Rose, tilt-a-whirl slam snuffs the glow out! Hugger in, setting the ladder up, Ember cuts her off, they trade kicks, holding the ladder vertical and Brooke climbs until Carmella comes in and knocks the ladder over! Superkick to clear Bayley out, Mandy kicks the ladder out of Mella’s hand and into her knee!

Carmella pulling herself up the ropes, fending Rose off, Moon decks her with an elbow and ends up in a ladder tug of war with Cross. Naomi springs onto one ladder, walks across both, springboard roundhouse to Mandy! Slide under another ladder and everybody feels the glow! Carmella being checked on by medics as Nattie atomic drops Naomi into a ladder and gets decked by Bayley!

Hugger with a sliding forearm on Naomi, smashing Nikki’s face into the ladder as Mella is escorted to the back! Bayley holding the ladder, Dana from behind, smashing her face into the turnbuckles but Ember hits the kick combo! Dana sidesteps, slam puts Moon into the ladder upside down, handspring back elbow! Pulling the Hugger over, right hands, blocked, Bayley catches a kick and knees her damn head off!

Bayley pulls the ladder out of the corner and opens it up right under the briefcase but Mandy cuts her off. Natalya in and they sandwich the Hugger between halves of the ladder repeatedly! Naomi hits the split-legged moonsault on Bayley on the ladder! Neidhart and Rose setting the ladder back up, Cross with a spear under the ladder, Naomi climbs... BUT EMBER CUTS HER OFF AND HITS A CODEBREAKER!

Cross climbing, Moon cuts her off but Nikki hits the dragon screw neck whip! Dana tips the ladder over Cross! Everybody down, Brooke climbs, Mandy joins her, her hands on are on the briefcase and Rose shoves her off the ladder! DANA BROOKE IS HANGING OFF THE HOOK! She manages to hold on long enough to alight back on the ladder, they brawl, Bayley yanks Mandy down!

Hugger and Naomi climbing, Cross from underneath, hands on the briefcase but it’s just out of reach... AND NATTIE TIPS THE LADDER OVER! EMBER HITS ECLIPSE ON NEIDHART FROM A LADDER ON THE OUTSIDE! Mandy with a kick to the midsection, move the ladder on the mat... ANGEL’S WINGS INTO A LADDER! Rose shoves the ladder out of the ring and sets eyes on the big one, setting it back up.

Climbing... HERE COMES CARMELLA, HER KNEE TAPED UP! Duck a lariat, big forearm, smash Rose’s face into a ladder on the floor repeatedly! SNAPMARE INTO THE BARRICADE! ANOTHER ONE! SUPERKICK! Mella climbing in the ring... SONYA DEVILLE YANKS HER DOWN! SPEAR! Deville sets the ladder up and goes and gets her teammate, PHYSICALLY CARRYING HER UP THE LADDER ON HER SHOULDERS!

She sets Mandy atop the ladder... AND HERE’S BAYLEY TO KNOCK THEM BOTH DOWN! She reaches...

Bayley wins by retrieving the briefcase to become Ms. Money in the Bank.

Bayley is interviewed post-match and says she’s proud of everything she and Sasha Banks accomplished but she came to SmackDown to prove a point and tonight she thinks she did just that.


We get a recap of how Sami Zayn came to replace Braun Strowman in the men’s Money in the Bank match.

Backstage, Triple H is on the phone when Sami taps him on the shoulder to ask where Shane is. Hunter says he’s getting ready for his cage match and tries to go back to his conversation but Zayn insists it’s very important. HHH hangs up and gets in his face and Sami says Braun is a problem. Last week he destroyed him to get into the match and now, well, Strowman is predictable and vindictive and wants to hurt him.

He can’t warm up or think straight, and Hunter tells him to breathe and relax. Zayn says he’s cool but he thinks he speaks for the other Raw heels about the Braun Strowman situation, and HHH says Braun’s not even here, he’s been banned from the building. Sami says with all due respect all he’s asking for is protection. Hunter says if he wants protection, tape up his fists and get out of the office.

In the locker room, we see Rey Mysterio getting ready when his son Dominick rolls in.

Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe (c) (WWE United States Championship)

Mysterio in with right hands but a single kick to the leg from Joe stops him short! Another hamstring kick, a third, a Rey firing back, off the ropes, slide low, pop-up, Frankensteiner connects! Forearms in the corner, shoved away, charge in, back body drop to the apron and a gamengiri, springboard seated senton connects! Going for a slam, Rey floats out but Samoa cuts him down with a chop!

Powerbomb lift, reverse...

Rey Mysterio wins by pinfall with a hurricanrana to win the WWE United States Championship.

Dominick comes to ringside to celebrate with his father... UNTIL JOE ATTACKS! Repeated headbutts to Rey, back in the ring, hammering punches to the face, true uranage connects! Joe stares at Dominick and hooks Mysterio... ANOTHER URANAGE! Dominick paces at ringside, concerned, and Samoa drops a senton on Rey!

Joe leaves without issue and commentary discusses his shoulders not being properly down.


We go backstage where Braun Strowman is destroying things and chokes a crew member against a production truck demanding to know where Sami Zayn is.

Shane McMahon vs. the Miz (Steel Cage Match)

McMahon immediately tries to scale the cage but Miz pulls him back down! Double leg into mounted punches, Shane throws him off, back elbow, climbing again and again he’s pulled down! The A-Lister throws him into the cage, McMahon barely hands on and starts climbing but again Miz pulls him down! Hammering him with kicks in the corner, snapmare into a kick to the back, more kicks to the back, vengeance on his mind.

Chest kicks follow, but Shane catches the finale... POWERBOMB INTO THE STEEL CAGE! Choking Miz with a foot against the steel, following it up with the combination punches and smashing him into the steel. Clubbing blows, schoolboy for two, more jabs and then the Muay Thai knees before throwing Miz into the steel! Buzzsaw roundhouse kick, Argentine backbreaker rack... SPUN OUT INTO A NECKBREAKER!

Stomps in the corner set Miz up and McMahon climbs... COAST 2 COAST INTERCEPTED INTO A DOUBLE LEG! Spinning toehold, into the figure four leglock in the middle of the ring! Shane crawls for the corner, breaking the hold, the door is open, upkicks stop Miz... but he grabs McMahon’s ankle again and drags him in! Shane brought a chair with him but the A-Lister kicks it out of his hand!

Both men down and out, Miz gets the chair and McMahon begs off on his knees! Running for the door and the A-Lister waffles him with the chair before shutting the door and raining another chairshot down! Slamming the door on Shane’s face for good measure, more chairshots, dragging him to his feet... SKULL-CRUSHING FINALE ON A CHAIR BUT MCMAHON GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPES!

It shouldn’t matter but referee Rod Zapata stops counting anyway!

Headed up top, full nelson, Shane fights him off and knocks the A-Lister to the mat! McMahon climbing, but Miz is right after him with chair shots to the ankle! Climbing after him, both men atop the cage wall, trading punches, the A-Lister smashing Shane’s face into the cage repeatedly, knocking him down! Up top... DIVING SPLASH ISN’T ENOUGH!

McMahon has the triangle choke on in the middle of the ring! Miz flags but does not fail, bridging into a pin for two! Blocking Shane’s escape, catapult into the steel, again both men jockeying for position atop the cage wall! Front chancery hooked, struggling but Shane slips out, Miz has a solid grip on his t-shirt but McMahon slips through...

Shane McMahon wins by escaping the cage.


Commentary tells us that Mick Foley will be on Raw tomorrow night to announce a new championship.

Triple H and a road agent are running backstage to the scene of some violence. They find Sami Zayn strung up, basically crucified upside down on a bit of cage fencing, and Hunter shoos the camera crew away!

Ariya Daivari vs. Tony Nese (c) (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)

Circling, collar and elbow, Daivari backing Nese into the corner and breaking dirty with puinches! Nese kicking away, duck a roundhouse, leg sweep into a leg drop, only two! Moonsault, land on his feet when nobody’s home and Ariya scrapes his eye across the top rope! Pulling him back inside, right hands, Tony swinging blind and missing as Daivari connects again and again.

Hard whip across, right hands and knees, overrotated back suplex connects and Ariya follows it up with the reverse Boston Crab! Nese uses his leverage to sling him aside, firing off left hands, single knee facebreaker, off the ropes, running knee into a spinning wheel kick! The champion kips up, roundhouse kick from the apron, triangle moonsault... NOPE!

Daivari with back elbows to block the pumphandle, full nelson spun out into an inverted DDT, only two! Nese laying chops in, Ariya grabs his beard to block but gets clocked by a forearm! Off the ropes, met by a charging knee, Daivari goes for a whip, slide through, pumphandle, float over, sidestep the charge and land a roundhouse kick! Setting Tony up top, thinking cross-arm Iconoclasm but it’s blocked!

Chopping away, hanging Nese in a Tree of Woe over the apron before dumping him to the floor! Charging in, up to the apron, off it, forearm staggers Ariya, back in, up top, NOW the cross-arm Iconoclasm hits but it’s not enough to win the title! Trading covers, Daivari to the floor, Nese off the ropes... SASUKE SPECIAL! Back in, up top... 450 SPLASH ISN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP THE TITLE AROUND TONY NESE’S WAIST!

A superkick lays the champ out, up top for the frog splash, pulling him up, hammerlock... NESE KICKS OUT OF THE PEPSI TWIST! Tony hits the Shotei in the corner, avalanche Frankensteiner puts him in place...

Tony Nese wins by pinfall with the running knee to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.


Backstage, Triple H runs into Braun Strowman.

He says he gets what he’s doing, but if he thinks he’s gonna take Sami Zayn’s place after what he did, it’s not happening. Strowman says he’s got no idea what he’s talking about and Hunter insists that he did. Braun says he didn’t, and HHH says he’s not calling security, but asking him as a professional and as his boss, to leave. Strowman turns and leaves with a “Whatever, man.”

Commentary recaps HHH discovering Zayn and informs us that he’s been taken to a local medical facility.

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)

Lynch in with a dropkick, boots in the corner, judo throw sets up a basement dropkick. Waistlock takedown and Evans bails to the floor! Off the ropes, baseball slide but Lacey takes over on the floor briefly. Whip reversed, hard into the barricade and Evans tries to get away through the crowd but Becky cuts her off and puts her into the apron. Back inside, Lacey backs off and tries to put Lynch into the turnbuckles but the champ has it scouted.

Springboard kick blocked, finally Evans gets her momentum going with an arm wringer, knee drops to the elbow, Becky fighting back with right hands but Lacey hits a front facelock drop into a gator roll and works her arm over against the post! Back body drop gets her breathing room but Evans sweeps her leg out from under her and hits a slingshot elbow... NOPE!

Armbar applied, grabbing The Man’s mouth for more leverage, clawing at her face, but Lynch finally gets out of it! Neckbreaker sets up a falling splash and Evans gets two before pulling a hankie out, wiping her brow with it, and shoving it in the champion’s face! Lynch fired up, right hands, to the apron, sidestep, kick to the face, up top for the diving forearm!

Jockeying for position, Becky with repeated lariats, a leg lariat, kip up, rolling solebutt sets up the exploder suplex! Missile dropkick connects and Lacey rolls to the floor to avoid the followup, diving fist cuts her off and gets two back in the ring. Up top, nobody home, champ rolls through but Evans hits a step-up stunner and a kick to the midsection for two!

Handful of Becky’s hair in hand, waistlock, O’Connor roll and the champ is looking to follow with Dis-Arm-Her but Evans is in the ropes! Lacey with a chop block, schoolboy pin but referee Rod Zapata doesn’t see her shoulders down and Lynch reverses...

Becky Lynch wins by submission with Dis-Arm-Her to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.


Charlotte Flair makes her entrance and she wants her match right now!

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)

Flair rams her right into the corner for shoulder thrusts, choking her with her foot and breaking at referee Mike Chioda’s call. Lynch firing back with a forearm, a boot, double boot in the corner, to the second for the diving forearm but Charlotte sidesteps! Kick to the face, forearm, kicks against the ropes but Becky fires back with punches and uppercuts.

Whip across, Flair Flip, boot through the ropes, bit of a strut, up top but Lynch cuts her off with a forearm! Press slam out of the corner, Lynch with an Oklahoma roll... NOPE! Flair in with the chops, Becky with an enzuigiri, off the ropes, dropkick caught into a double leg and turned into a Boston Crab! Becky to the ropes to break and Flair hangs on for a few beats of the count for maximum damage.

Back elbow turns into a forearm exchange, slugging it out with every ounce left in their reserves! The Queen kicks The Man’s leg out of her leg, off the ropes, big boot, sidestepped and Lynch trips her up to leave them both down and out! Jockeying for position as they rise, Charlotte with boots against the ropes, stepping on Lynch’s ear before grabbing a rear chinlock over the bottom rope for the totality of her allotted five count!

Natural Selection on the apron denied, Flair takes the ground hard and referee Mike Chioda counts. Lacey Evans runs in, Woman’s Right, Charlotte with a small package... NOT ENOUGH! But she follows it up...

Charlotte Flair wins by pinfall with a big boot to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.


Post-match, Flair holds the title high and jaws at Lynch, asking if she’s gonna cry. Becky leaves the ring and beats Lacey Evans down! Knees against the barricade, Flair makes the save with a forearm and directs traffic. Back in the ring, Evans puts boots to Lynch, holding her in place so Charlotte can do the same. They beat her down at length in the corner...

BAYLEY IS HERE, BRIEFCASE IN HAND! SHE ATTACKS THE HEELS AND BAYLEY-TO-BELLIES EVANS! Flair cuts her off and goes back to putting boots to Becky! Finishing Lynch, she turns to Bayley but the Hugger sidesteps her charge! Bayley considers her situation-- she’s got the briefcase, the SmackDown Women’s Champion is down and out... SHE’S CASHING IN!

Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair (c) (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)

Dragging her into the middle of the ring, Bayley heads up top...

Bayley wins by pinfall with the diving elbow drop to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Bayley celebrates in the crowd with her new title.


We see Roman Reigns walking backstage and Elias stalking behind him, guitar in hand... EL KABONG!

Elias heads to the ring and demands a stool and a fresh guitar. An ELECTRIC guitar!

He strums and launches into his usual introductory spiel, including a few bars. He says he’d usually do an acoustic set here but, uh... his guitar broke. He talks about how Vince believes the future of WWE is in good hands with him around and plays a song about how great he is, how much Roman Reigns sucks, and what a disgrace the city of Hartford is.

He goes to leave... AND GETS DROPPED BY A SUPERMAN PUNCH, BECAUSE THE BIG DOG IS HERE TO FIGHT!

Elias vs. Roman Reigns

Back in the ring, we get the bell! Howling...

Roman Reigns wins by pinfall with the spear.


AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins (c) (WWE Universal Championship)

Collar and elbow, really struggling hard, Styles backs Rollins into the corner and breaks clean at referee Shawn Bennett’s call. Back to the lockup, this time Seth getws AJ in the corner and breaks dirty with a forearm scrape! Styles with a waistlock, standing switch, another, leg pick, kip-up headscissors takeover into a stalemate! Rollins picks an arm, standing armbar, wrenching it in, shot off, arm drag connects!

Side headlock from the champion, shot off, leapfrog but a lariat connects immediately after! Chop follows, whip across and Styles takes the turnbuckle hard sternum-first! Snapmare, off the ropes with a knee drop, only two but the Architect presses the attack with a kick to the spine. Punches in the corner, whip reversed, boot up on the charge, leapfrog out of the corner, off the ropes and AJ cuts him off with a dropkick!

Backbreaker follows, Styles firmly in control but Rollins fights back with chops. Trading forearms, whip across, hip toss into punches and Seth draws him up. Whip reversed, reverse STO into the turnbuckles, they fight out to the apron, AJ regains control, thinking Styles Clash but Rollins slips out! Knee off the apron takes the champion out anyway. Following it with a neck snap over the top rope, Seth off the ropes, suicide dive!

Both men back in at a count of seven, Seth throws AJ out and dives on him again! Back inside, right hands, off the ropes but Styles gets a forearm to counter. Rollins with Sling Blade, charging forearm, on the apron and waiting, springboard lariat lands true for two! Seth with Kawada kicks to set up a powerbomb, Styles out, counter the ripcord knee... USHIGOROSHI!

Kick in the corner, calling for the Styles Clash, countered into a victory roll pin, reversed to a sunset flip and then to a folding press, Seth with the deadlift... BUCKLE BOMB! FROG SPLASH... NOT ENOUGH! Punch in the corner, setting the Phenomenal One up top and climbing after him but he slips out and hits a German suplex! Hanging onto the waistlock, looking for the back suplex facebuster but Seth rolls through into a pin!

AJ with an Argentine backbreaker rack, he gives it a shake and spins out... ARGENTINE POWERBOMB CAN’T PUT SETH ROLLINS DOWN! Styles to the apron but Rollins cuts the springboard off and buys himself a moment! Getting his challenger in position, inverted facelock... INVERTED SUPERPLEX! HE ROLLS THROUGH INTO PAROXYSM BUT CAN’T PUT AJ STYLES AWAY!

Tuning up the band, in for Blackout but AJ reverses to the Calf Killer! Wrenching it in the middle of the ring, falling back for maximum torque as Rollins stretches and rolls around enough to break free! Styles pops up and hits the moonsault inverted DDT for another fall! Seth slowly pulling himself up, AJ charges in and Rollins cuts him off with a superkick!

Trading punches, Styles Rush, Rollins with an enzuigiri and he sidesteps the Pele kick! Avada Kedavra sets him up... BLACKOUT REVERSED INTO THE STYLES CLASH! SO CLOSE! AJ considering his opponent, headed to the apron, adjust the elbow pad, springboard... CAUGHT INTO THE RIPCORD KNEE! Rollins has him where he wants him, Avada Kedavra connects a second time... BLACKOUT! Slow to capitalize...

Seth Rollins wins by pinfall with Blackout to retain the WWE Universal Championship.

Post-match, AJ gets to his feet and stares Seth down. Rollins raises the title high with a shake of his head and Styles bows his head before offering a hand. A long beat while Seth considers it, but in the end he takes the handshake.


Backstage, New Day are interviewed.

Kofi Kingston says Kevin Owens isn’t wrong when he says New Day is why he’s WWE Champion, and if it wasn’t for New Day he doesn’t know if he’d be standing here right now and that’s not an embarrassment. Xavier Woods tells him not to sell himself short and that tonight he’s gonna show Owens why he should never have crossed New Day, and he’s going to respect Kofi’s wishes to stay backstage and not interfere.

Kingston says tonight’s gonna be a statement to Kev and anyone that tries to use his brothers to get to the title that it won’t work, now or ever.

Lucha House Party come out for a trios match and get on the mic to hype up the crowd, talking about how Money in the Bank is kinda like Christmas and every day is a lucha house party for them.

Enter Lars Sullivan.

He slams Metalik and then Dorado, catching the latter on a dive. Kalisto considers the situation and attacks Lars while he’s climbing through the ropes but the big man headbutts him so hard he busts himself open. Crossface strikes as blood pours down his forehead... LIGER BOMB!

Kevin Owens vs. Kofi Kingston (c) (WWE Championship)

Right at it with Frye/Takayama punches, Owens with a knee and a chop to send Kingston in the corner, he keeps firing back but Kev whips him across. Exploding out of the corner with a lariat, he forces KO to bail and chases around him with a leaping lariat off the steel steps! Back inside, headbutt in the corner, putting boots to the challenger and referee Jason Ayers has to warn Kofi off!

Outside, Owens with a shoulder thrust into the apron but Kingston reverses a whip and puts him into the barricade hard! Another whip reversed, Kofi with a double jump springboard axehandle! Back in, kick to the ribs, headbutt, whip reversed, double jump, nobody home, he lands on his feet but KO cuts him off with a superkick! Stomps, hard whip into the corner, jawing at the crowd and Kev lands another hard whip before a senton gets him two.

Over the ropes, Kingston with forearms but Kev throws him hard into the ringpost and he crashes into a camera operator! Owens to the apron... FROG SPLASH TO THE FLOOR! Back inside, cover gets two, kick to the midsection, dragging Kofi up and nailing him with a chop before dropping a knee across his back. Double leg sets up a catapult but Kingston lands on the second turnbuckle!

Dive cut off, powerbomb reversed into a back body drop that puts Kevin Owens into the turnbuckles! Boot up in the corner, Kofi ducks a lariat, big forearms, a dropkick, off the ropes with that Superman Lariat and then the Boom Drop... BUT KO COUNTERS THE BOOM DROP INTO A BOSTON CRAB! Out of it, to the apron, Owens with evil intentions but Kingston blocks and they slug it out a beat.

Pop-up stomp on the apron, Kofi with room to breath, up top... TORNILLO COUNTERED WITH A SUPERKICK! Back inside... NOPE! Handful of beard, dragging him up, telling him he should have stayed down, off the ropes, pop-up leapfrogged, SOS blocked, Stunner denied, SOS connects this time... STILL NO! Trouble in Paradise... CAUGHT AND REVERSED INTO THE BOSTON CRAB!

Kofi gets the ropes for the break, and catches a superkick to take Owens down! Raining forearms down across the back of his neck, inverted facelock countered, shoved off... POP-UP POWERBOMB ISN’T ENOUGH TO WIN KEVIN OWENS THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP! Lying in wait, beckoning him to his feet, kick to the gut, Stunner denied, TROUBLE IN PARADISE CONNECTS BUT KEVIN ROLLS TO THE FLOOR!

Kingston out after him, dragging him to his feet and back inside, kick to the gut... STUNNER! KOFI GETS A HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! Owens rips Kofi’s shoes off for some reason and heads up top... SENTON ATOMICO BUT THE KNEES ARE UP! TROUBLE IN PARADISE! IT’S OVER!

Kofi Kingston wins by pinfall with Trouble in Paradise to retain the WWE Championship.

Xavier Woods hits the ring to celebrate with his shoeless stablemate!


Commentary hype up the next Saudi Arabian show and its announced matches.

We get main event entrances and Sami Zayn has not been replaced.

Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Randy Orton vs. Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn (Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match)

The early chaos settles with Orton back suplexing Ali into the announce table and Ricochet and Balor clearing house in the ring! Off the ropes, Randy picks Finn off but Ricochet hits a springboard tope con giro into the crush! Orton puts Balor into the table and then the One and Only as well! The Viper circling the ring, he picks up a ladder and slides it inside, setting it up under the briefcase.

Climbing... ANDRADE SPRINGBOARD DROPKICKS THE LADDER OUT FROM UNDER HIM! Back elbow knocks Orton out, he restores the ladder but here comes McIntyre and Corbin with ladders in hand, ramming them into everybody that’s standing! They lean them in opposite corners, Drew moves the middle one out of the way but eats a single-knee Codebreaker from Ricochet!

Mustafa in with an X-Factor on Baron and a suicide dive for McIntyre! Ricochet counters the hammerlock DDT with a back body drop to the floor and moves the ladder back over only for Ali to cut him off! They pick each other off the ladder repeatedly, the One and Only with a back elbow, Mustafa flips over him and they go back to pulling each other down!

Back suplex, lands on his feet, rolling thunder and they’re climbing opposite sides now! Corbin and McIntyre pick them off and beat them down, Baron bieling Ali into a ladder and Drew belly-to-belly suplexing Ricochet into its opposite counterpart! Orton clears the Raw heels out, hanging DDT on Corbin! Going to that special place, RKO blocked and the Claymore wipes him out!

Finn up on the apron, gamengiri to the Lone Wolf, forearm for the Scotsman, Sling Blade on Baron and a shotgun dropkick into a ladder for Drew! Double leg into a ladder-assisted double stomp on Corbin, Balor picks a ladder up and slams it on McIntyre! Dragging the main ladder back into the middle of the ring but Almas uses a ladder to knock him down before bridging the main ladder to the ropes on the hard camera side with it.

Ricochet in, Cien shoves him off the top and to the floor! Andrade climbing the ladder, Balor opposite him, slugging it out... ALMAS WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER AND THROUGH THE OTHER LADDER! Ali is here, tornado DDT on Corbin, kicks for Orton and McIntyre, Poison Frankensteiner for Ricochet! Mustafa does some feng shui with the ladder but Andrade cuts him off and gets him hung in a Tree of Woe off the ladder!

Almas gets another ladder in the ring, moving gingerly after that powerbomb, and he sets it up right next to the other one, a few stomps for good measure, he climbs but Mustafa sits up and climbs with him, they jockey for position... SPANISH FLY OFF THE LADDERS! McIntyre laying chops in on Ali on the floor in the aftermath, stretching a ladder from the apron to the announce table.

Military press, Mustafa slips out and hits a superkick but here’s Corbin... CHOKESLAM THROUGH THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE! Baron dumps Drew over the barricade and heads inside, picking Finn off a ladder with a right hand! He knocks a ladder on its side... CHOKESLAM INTO THE HARD EDGE OF THE LADDER TAKES BALOR OUT! Ricochet with a dropkick to send Corbin to the flor, off the ropes, dive... CAUGHT INTO DEEP SIX! MCINTYRE TAKES BARON OUT WITH CLAYMORE!

Finn climbing, Drew cuts him off and folds the ladder up before throwing it right at the Intercontinental Champion! Front chancery... STRAIGHT SUPLEX ONTO THE LADDER! Inverted Alabama Slam puts Andrade into Balor! McIntyre sets it back up but Ricochet dives on him before he can capitalize! The One and Only climbs but Drew is up to cut him off... CHOKEHOLD BIEL OVER THE ROPES AND TO THE FLOOR THROUGH THE LADDER BRIDGED ACROSS THE ANNOUNCE DESK!

McIntyre climbs... RANDY ORTON PLUCKS HIM OFF INTO THE RKO! Baron puts the Viper into the ringpost and climbs but Ali is right behind him! Mustafa climbs OVER Corbin but the Lone Wolf gets under him... POWERBOMB REVERSED INTO A FRANKENSTEINER TO THE FLOOR BUT ALI HANGS ON THE ROPES AND HE’S RIGHT BACK TO CLIMBING!

Reaching for it, so close...

Brock Lesnar is here?! The absolute shitting hell?! He dumps Mustafa and climbs the ladder...

Brock Lesnar wins, retrieving the briefcase to become Mr. Money in the Bank. I guess. This is what I’m being told.

That’s the show, folks.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Cageside Seats Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your pro wrestling news from Cageside Seats