Much like the UFC the night before, WWE put on a show during a pandemic that will have made the fans happy.
With most of the card airing live from the Performance Center and the the Money in the Bank ladder match – from WWE’s HQ in Stamford, Conneticut – taped, we saw a really fun show. Here’s the results:
New Day def. Miz & Morrison, Forgotten Sons & Lucha House Party
This was exactly what an opener needed to be. All four teams got a chance to show what they can do and they did it at a high pace to get fans interested. The finish came as the action predictably broke down and the referee lost control.
Jackson Ryker was evicted from ringside to distract the Forgotton Sons and that allowed Big E to land the Big Ending to retain the titles back in the ring.
Bobby Lashley def. R-Truth
This was originally billed as MVP Vs R-Truth, but Lashley arrived on the scene and proceeded to dominate Truth. It was nothing but a squash win, but Truth got to be the funny guy he is and this seems to tease MVP recruiting Lashley. All works perfectly fine.
Bayley def. Tamina
Bayley dominated the early exchanges in the match and Tamina had to work from underneath, something she’s not usually accustomed to. Eventually, on the outside, Tamina started to fire up a comeback and threw Bayley across the announcer’s table.
Just when Tamina had the match won with her Samoan Drop, Sasha Banks did enough to put her off and give Bayley an opening. The WWE SmackDown Women’s champion would then get the win with the crucifix roll-up.
Braun Strowman def. Bray Wyatt
It wasn’t The Fiend that Strowman was facing and that seemed to give him a glimmer of hope. This match was hard-hitting and had plenty of carnage to keep fans entertained. Towards the end of the affair, Strowman emerged as the black sheep as a call back to his days in the Wyatt Family and Wyatt believed that the big man had come home.
However, it turned out to be a ruse from Strowman and he hit his running powerslam to retain his Universal title.
Drew McIntyre def. Seth Rollins
This was a real back-and-forth affair between two of the top superstars in WWE. Rollins debuted new music and his new Messiah gimmick has prompted a new methodical style overall. He used that to his advantage early on as both men battled for the upper-hand and that battle never stopped.
No one really dictated the fight, it was just both men giving out their greatest hits and laying it in. The final third of this match was nothing short of spectacular and Rollins looked on the cusp of winning on several occasions, but a sudden Claymore grabbed Drew a well-earned win.
Mens and Womens Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Otis def. Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, Rey Mysterio and Alesiter Black
Asuka def. Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax, Dana Brooke, Carmella and Lacey Evans
Well, where to start with these? I’ll try and make this as succinct as possible because there is no way we can map it out in it’s entirety. After all competitors rather weirdly made their entrances right in front of each other, the men got to brawling in the gym while the ladies kicked things off in a reception room with Asuka hitting a diving splash from a balcony.
As the competitors worked their way through the building, AJ Styles was teased with nods to The Undertaker which unsettled the Phenomenal One. Stephanie McMahon, Brother Love, Doink the Clown, Paul Heyman and John Laurinaitis made appearances as the superstars climbed to the roof in various comical ways.
At one point, Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles burst into Vince McMahon’s office and comedy soon followed.
Eventually, once superstars got onto the roof, Asuka would be the woman to grab the ladies’ briefcase despite attempts from Baron Corbin to stop her, for some reason.
For the men, both Styles and Corbin had their hands on the briefcase and unhooked it, but after they lost control of it, it fell into Otis’ hands and because he ended up with control of the briefcase, apparently that makes him the winner!