The latest WWE pay-per-view (PPV), Money in the Bank, will be going down tonight (Sat., July 2, 2022) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada starting at 8:00 pm ET, live on Peacock (in the U.S.) and WWE Network (everywhere else).
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WWE MONEY IN THE BANK QUICK RESULTS
- Liv Morgan def. Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss, Raquel Rodriguez, Asuka, Shotzi & Becky Lynch to win the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match
- Bobby Lashley def. Theory to win the United States championship
- Bianca Belair def. Carmella to retain the Raw Women’s title
- The Usos def. The Street Profits to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team championship
- Ronda Rousey def. Natalya to retain the SmackDown Women’s championship
- Liv Morgan def. Ronda Rousey to win the SmackDown Women’s championship
- Theory def. Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Omos, Sami Zayn, Riddle & Madcap Moss to win the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
WWE MONEY IN THE BANK LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
No song lyrics, that’s Claire’s gimmick. But know that I will have The O’Jays in my head while I live blog this sports entertainment premium live event for y’all.
The Kickoff gives us Kayla Braxton trying to direct traffic while JBL, Booker T, Kevin Patrick & Peter Rosenberg run down the card and make their picks. Street Profits show up to tell us why they’re going to win the Tag titles, but the panel is split with their predictions. In addition to hype for tonight, we get a look at the “last” Brock Lesnar/Roman Reigns match at SummerSlam, and Cody Rhodes’ recovery from pec surgery. There’s also some Logan Paul/Miz stuff, because an hour is a lot of time to fill with no matches.
That wraps up with men’s ladder match picks, then it’s on to the show, which will start off with the women’s ladder match.
Lacey Evans vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Liv Morgan vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Asuka vs. Shotzi vs. Becky Lynch in a Money in the Bank Ladder match
The ring clears out at the bell, leaving Asuka and Lynch alone to continue their issues. The wrestlers brawling on the floor start flooding the ring with ladders. Rodriguez tries to lift a ladder with Morgan & Lynch laying on it, and gets it a lot farther off the ground than I would. Raquel does get a big spot seconds later, suplexing both Becky & Liv onto a ladder.
Rodriguez drags Shotzi in with a ladder, who then climbs to crossbody Raquel but ends up flattening Bliss. Shotzi does pin Rodriguez in the corner with a ladder, and Liv runs in to knee Shotzi off the apron. Lynch hits a leg drop on a group of women draped on the ladder pinning Raquel, then Bliss takes out all of them plus Becky.
Alexa throws down with Raquel and climbs for the case. That doesn’t work, and we get Evans and Asuka fighting on the ladder when Lynch tips it over. Lacey takes out Asuka with a spear and drops Becky face first on a ladder, then climbs alone... until Shotzi pulls her off. Those two battle around and on the ladder, and Shotzi and Evans both get their hands on the case. Rodriguez catches up to them and gets Lacey on her shoulders, Liv races up the other side and HOLY SCHNIKES LIV FLOATS OVER, DANGLING IN THE AIR FOR A WHILE BEFORE FLIPPING LACEY DOWN FOR A SLAM FOR LIKE EIGHT FEET IN THE AIR!
We’re into car crash territory. The ring clears out for Becky and Shotzi. They pull each other down a few times, Shotzi drops Lynch on a ladder, then tries for a senton off the top AND OWWW! Lynch evades and Shotzi hits the ladder in painful looking fashion. Rodriguez thwarts an attempt to climb by Asuka, then sets up a ladder from the announce desk to the ring. On the table, Raquel tries to deadlift Asuka onto the ladder, but the Empress fights out of that and another attempt, countering with an armbar on the floor.
Lynch runs in to take both of them out, and with Asuka laying on the ladder, Becks pulls a ladder over and goes for a leg drop and drops butt first on Asuka’s mid-section. Multiple ladders are set up in the ring, and it comes down to Liv and Becky on two of them. Lynch tries to push Morgan’s over, but Liv gets a foot on the top rope, pushes herself back up and knocks Becky down. LIV’S ALL ALONE AT THE TOP...
Liv Morgan wins Money in the Bank
Lynch has a meltdown as Morgan celebrates.
Theory vs. Bobby Lashley for the United States championship
They get in each other’s faces before the bell, then the champ starts posing after the bell as the crowd chants for the challenger. Theory gets thrown in the initial lock-up them rolls out to regroup.
Theory races into a one-armed elevated slam, but rolls out before taking the follow-up spear. Lashley punches him off the apron, then chases to attempt to throw the champ into the ring post, but Theory knees his way free and sends Bobby into it instead! They brawl outside, and try a spot where Lashley catches a crossbody attempt right into a fireman’s carry, but can’t quite pull it off. They recover so he can finally send Theory into the ring post. Back in, Theory curls up in the fetal position to avoid another spear attempt.
Clotheslines and strikes put Theory in control. He sets Lashley up pin the corner, but Bobby elbows his way out of Theory’s first attempt to bring him down, but falls victim to a superkick from the apron. Headlock that Lashley eventually powers out of. Theory slips out of a Hurt Lock, but gets driven into the corner repeatedly. He goes for the vertical suplex, but Theory slips out. He snaps Lashley off the ropes, but rolls into a press power slam! One, two, no!
A rolling drop kick gets two after the ensuing scramble. The champ calls for his finisher, but Lashley rolls him up for two. Theory rakes Lashley’s eyes to escape a slam, then hits Lashley with a spear! He goes for A-Town Down, but Bobby slips out. Hurt Lock! Theory taps!
Bobby Lashley def. Theory via submission to become the NEW United States championship
Lashley is bleeding from the mouth as he celebrates his third U.S. title reign.
Sarah Schreiber catches up with Ms. Money in the Bank. Liv is still emotional, and she’s never wanted anything more than to win the Women’s title. She’s thinking about her dream of winning it at WrestleMania, but for now, she’s just going to enjoy the moment.
Bianca Belair vs. Carmella for the Raw Women’s championship
We’re reminded that this was supposed to be Rhea Ripley before she got injured. We’re also reminded that Corey Graves and his wife have an active sex life.
The EST overpowers Mrs. Graves in the early going, and Mella gets sassy after grabbed the braid, then gets stunted on. The challenger comes back with a face smoosh. She gets put down for that, but rolls out to avoid a flipping senton off the ropes. Belair chases and shoulder blocks Mella down, but gets caught in the ropes on her way back in to let Carmella get the advantage for a while. She works Bianca over in the corner, Bronco Buster gets one, then into a chicken wing submission.
Belair counters that into a pinning predicament. The champ goes for a scoop slam, but Mella slips free and pulls Bianca down by the braid! Carmella taunts, and gets beaten down for it. LongEST Suplex, then Bianca drives her into the corner. Nine mounted punches, then she flips off to flatten Mella with the tenth, but she evades a charge and The EST goes right into the post. Kick to the mush and a cover (with feet on the ropes) only gets two. Ditto for a follow-up.
More trash talk gets Mella popped in the mouth. Then she’s the victim of a K.O.D.
Bianca Belair def. Carmella to retain the Raw Women’s championship
The champ celebrates, and Carmella pulls her down from behind and flattens Belair with punches. Looks like this one isn’t over.
Alexa Bliss and Lilly remind us WWE is in the credit card business.
The Usos vs. Street Profits for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team championship
Michael Cole & Pat McAfee replace Jimmy Smith & Byron Saxton as Graves’ announce partners for this one. Jimmy & Jey with a pre-match in-ring promo, then Angelo Dawkins and Jimmy start off. Dawkins overpowers him, punches Jey off the apron, then tags in Montez Ford for a frog splash, but Jimmy rolls out.
The Usos regroup, then Jey tags in. Ford controls the action there as commentary talks how much muscle Tez has added recently. Both men get tags, and Jimmy sends Dawkins to the outside, then flys to send him into the barricade. Champs double team a suplex that sends him into the ring post. Back in for a striking exchange that Jey wins with a big right hand. Quick tags as they keep Dawk isolated in their corner.
He eventually gets free and Ford comes in hot, but Jey catches him with a superkick coming off the top. They isolate Tez and hit a Drive By while the referee isn’t looking. Big axe handle off the top combined with a backbreaker. That gets two, and the champs work the heat on the other half of the Profits. He finally gets free with a suplex on the apron. Dawkins flies over the top as soon as he’s tagged in and takes out both Usos on the floor. A flurry on Jimmy in the ring ends with a corkscrew neckbreaker that gets two.
Great nearfall after Dawkins shoulder blocks Jimmy right into a one-leg suplex from Ford. Everyone’s reeling as Tez and Jimmy duel, both teams tag, tandem blockbuster from the Profits, one, two, NO! These boys are stealing the show.
Dawkins and Jey trade slaps in the middle of the ring. Step up enziguri from Uce and he makes a tag. They go for the blockbuster again, but Jimmy races in to make the save. Tandem superkicks, but Ford gets the shoulder up at two! The Usos stalk him, but he single handedly clears them out of the ring. Tex goes corner to corner and flies over the ringpost to take out both Usos! He brings Jey in, Dawkins plants him, Frog Splash! But Jimmy breaks up the pin!
Everyone is down (again). Everyone up for a brawl. Dawkins sent to the outside and into the timekeeper’s area, leaving Tez alone for the 1D.
The Usos def. Street Profits via pinfall to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team championship
The replay shows that Montez Ford’s shoulders wasn’t down. The Usos are gone as Tez asks for another replay, and slow-mo clearly shows Jimmy’s cover pulled his right shoulder up.
After a Kevin Owens hype reel, we get a brief teaser with some supernatural-type imagery like crows and gothic looking churches. The announcers act confused, and while I don’t know if it’s for him, I bet “Bray Wyatt” will be trending soon.
Or, Twitter will figure out it was full of images of legends that’s probably heralding Edge’s return. Anyway...
Ronda Rousey vs. Natalya for the SmackDown Women’s championship
Rousey controls the early going, working for submissions. Nattie gets to the ropes to get free of an ankle lock, and flattens the champ when she follows. The BOAT’s in control, controlling the arm while working an abdominal stretch. Ronda powers to her feet and starts her comeback. That leads to a Sharpshooter, that Rousey strikes Shawn Michaels’ signature pose while she has it in! On BRET’S BIRTHDAY NO LESS! Dax Harwood must be beside himself.
Nattie gets to the ropes. They brawl as Rousey sells a knee. That’s made worse when Natalya gets a Sharpshooter of her own on the apron, but Ronda rolls through to send the challenger into the ring post. The scramble for various submissions in the ring, Nat turns an ankle lock into a Sharpshooter, but that gets turned into an armbar.
Ronda Rousey def. Natalya to retain the SmackDown Women’s championship
LIV MORGAN IS HERE! SHE’S CASHING IN!
Ronda Rousey vs. Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Women’s title
A hobbling Ronda shoves down Ms. Money in the Bank and locks in the ankle lock, but Morgan reaches the ropes and scrambles free when Rousey tries to pull her free. She takes out the injured leg, rolls up Rowdy, and we have a new champ!
Liv Morgan def. Ronda Rousey to become the NEW SmackDown Women’s champion
Tense moment in the aftermath, but Rousey congratulates the new champ and leaves so she can celebrate.
Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus vs. Omos vs. Sami Zayn vs. Riddle vs. Madcap Moss in a Money in the Bank Ladder match
Before we get started, Adam Pearce is out to tell us about a new eighth entrant in the match... Mr. McMahon’s new chosen one, Theory.
Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus vs. Omos vs. Sami Zayn vs. Riddle vs. Madcap Moss vs. Theory in a Money in the Bank Ladder match
Omos takes everyone out at the bell. Theory and Rollins team up to take him out with a ladder, and get knocked down. He keeps the ladder and takes out a team of Moss and Riddle with it, then Sheamus and McIntyre. Zayn is hiding as Omos sets a ladder up in the ring. Riddle jumps on Omos back and tries to choke him out, but gets thrown down. Moss doesn’t have any more luck, but then McIntyre blast him with a Claymore!
McIntyre climbs, but Sheamus pulls him down and throws him to the floor. Drew’s back to pull him down and they brawl — until the realize Theory is sneaking up the other side of the ladder. They pull him down and play “anything you can do I can do better” with his chest for 10+ Beats of the Bodhran.
Rollins smacks them out of the ring with a ladder, then gets into it with Riddle. He tries to Pedigree him onto a ladder, but gets back dropped onto it. Riddle follows with a Bro-ton. Sami swoops in and throws Riddle out! He climbs, but Madcap pulls him down. We get the Moss vs. Zayn match everyone expected for a while, which does give Sami a chance to bump like crazy.
Madcap climbs, but Riddle catches him. While they duke it out there, Omos gets back in the action. He takes out Moss, then counters a Riddle kick off the ladder into a slam. The seven footer climbs, but McIntyre & Moss team up to push him off. Sheamus clocks him in the back with a ladder, and everyone teams up to bury Omos in ladders.
Sheamus turns on that alliance, but while that’s going on Rollins sets up a ladder in the ring and climbs. Zayn races up with him, then Sheamus sets up another ladder. He and Theory climb that, pushing Sami & Seth’s ladder down. Theory knocks Sheamus off the ladder, but Moss catches him and throws him off.
He’s alone at the top, but notices Sami about to jump on him from a turnbuckle, He heads down to deal with him. He steps over Moss and a ladder he set-up in the corner, but Madcap grabs him and powerbombs him through the ladder! He reaches for the case, but McIntyre stops him. Drew goes to unlatch the briefcase, but Sheamus pulls him down and hits White Noise!
Bro is here to brawl with the Celtic Warrior, but Sheamus puts Riddle down. Sets him up against a standing ladder in the corner, but Riddle sidesteps the Brogue Kick, and hits a high knee. He drapes Sheamus on the ladder for a VINTAGE ORTON DDT! The ring fills up, Riddle climbs... FLOATING BRO onto everyone!
We reset as Omos cleans out the ring again. He looks up and that gives Riddle time to go for the Sleeper again... but he gets thrown to mat again. Theory tries to sneak up the ladder again, but gets caught and thrown with a two handed choke slam. Brough Kick followed by a Helluva Kick to the Giant, then Riddle and Moss team-up to send Omos to the floor. Drew with the Glasgow Kiss, and Rollins with a stomp on the apron. They clear off the announce table and six men hurl him through it!
It’s every man for himself again, but while they fight on the outside, Zayn hits the ring and climbs! McIntyre stops him, then Sheamus hurls a ladder at his old friend. He sets up a ladder across the top corner, but Drew hits a Future Shock before Sheamus can do anything else. He pins Sheamus under the ladder and climbs, but HERE COMES BUTCH! He locks the sleeper on, but McIntyre continues to climb. He eventually has to come down, and Sheamus gets free and hits the Big Scot with a high knee.
Sheamus pins McIntyre under the ladder and climbs, but DREW LIFTS THE LADDER WITH SHEAMUS ON IT! He hits Butch with a Claymore and climbs, but Sheamus pulls him down by a boot. They both get to the top, and Zayn topples that ladder, sending them into the corner ladder! The Honorary Uce climbs, and celebrates prematurely as Moss shoves him down.
Rollins shoves over the whole ladder as Moss reaches, then hits him with the stomp! Seth heads up, but Riddle smacks him in the back with a giant ladder. He sets that up and climbs, but Rollins climbs and punches him down. He tries to unlatch the case, and Bro races up and HITS THE SUPER RKO!
Randy Orton’s buddy climbs, but Theory races up the other side. They trade punches and slam each other’s heads off the top. Riddle falls to the ground, and Mr. McMahon’s handpicked Superstar grabs the case.
Theory wins Money in the Bank
He takes a selfie with the case atop the ladder, and celebrates as Michael Cole recaps the night.
That’s the show, folks.