Happy Monday Novas! Last night was Smackdown Live’s Money in the Bank match and today we will go over the results. As per my preview post, I was 5 for 5 in my predictions! Check out that post here! Money in the Bank is a Pay Per View event in which a ladder match is done with a briefcase containing a contract. This contract allows the SuperStar to challenge for the title AT ANY TIME!!!! It pretty much guarantees that the holder will be champion (as long as they use it correctly). Last night’s historic event featured both a traditional Money in the Bank match and for the first time ever a women’s Money in the Bank match!
Women’s Money in the Bank match- The show opened up with the 1st every women’s MITB match. The participants were Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Tamina, Natayla and Carmella. The match was pretty good for the 1st of it’s kind.
I believe that the women fought hard and really started the show off in great fashion. The Results: Carmella is now MRS. MONEY IN THE BANK!!!!! Give the assist to Ellsworth lol.
Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match- The next match was featuring Tag Team Champions The Usos versus the fan favorites The New Day! New day was up to their old antics have Xavier Woods play as a distraction (big ups to the new Francesca, she’s green), Kofi Kingston with the high flying moves and Big E with the power. The Results: The Usos get themselves counted out… yea that happened. I’m sure this will be addressed on Tuesday when GM Daniel Bryan returns!
Smackdown Women’s Championship Match- The Women’s Championship match was between Champion Naomi and challenger… Lana? Yea, somehow Lana weaseled her way into a championship match. The champion started fiercely against the novice showing her dominance and Lana gave up a pretty good fight.
Then Carmella’s theme music played!!!!!! But it was all a hoax, Carmella didn’t cash in last night. The Results: Naomi wins via submission and retains her title.
WWE Championship Match – The rematch for the WWE title was between Champion Jinder Mahal versus challenger Randy Orton. Money in the Bank was in Orton’s home town of St. Louis and his father Bob Orton was in attendance along with other notable hall of famers like Ric Flair and Sgt. Slaughter. The match was pretty good with Mahal using some of the Hall of Famers moves on the Viper. There was much aggression and plenty of RKO’s. The match took a turn when the Singh Brother’s were kicked out of the match. Upon returning to the locker room they came across Orton’s father….No, No, No… Randy put them in their place.
The Results: The distraction and blind rage for saving his father cost him the match. Put some respect on the Maharaja’s name! Mahal retains!
Money In The Bank Match- The main event was of course the Money In The Bank Match. This match was the most anticipated match for me persoally, as it bolstered some if not all of Smackdown Live’s premier talent. The participants were AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, United Staes Champion and Face of America Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and the ever entertaining Shinsuke Nakamura. The entrances weren’t even finished when Corbin attached Nakamura from behind at the start of his entrance. This took the Superstar out of the match. The rest of the field displayed their moves while integrating the ladders into the match. Nakamura would return right as Corbin tried to claim glory and he destroyed the field. Alas, all good things must come to an end. The Results: Baron Corbin is Mr. Money In The Bank!
There was also a match with Breezango and the unknown team running amuck. The Fashion Police took on the Ascension and won!
What did you think of the event? Did any of the news surprise you? What do you think the fallout will be when Daniel Bryan returns on Tuesday? Let’s Talk WWE!