Money in the Bank
The majority owner of WWE Dreams Sting, RAW GM Paul Heyman, and SDL GM Lana dropped a bombshell of an announcement leading into the Money in the Bank PPV. First of all, there will be 3 MITB Ladder Matches. One will feature 8 male Superstars from RAW, one will feature 8 male Superstars from SDL, and one will feature 8 female Superstars (4 RAW & 4 SDL). Standard rules apply for the women. The major announcement was that in both of the men’s matches, there will be 4 MITB briefcases! Each corner of the ring will hold a briefcase that will require a ladder to retrieve. 3 of the briefcases will contain Money in the Bank contracts for the RAW/SDL Tag Team Titles, UK/US Titles, and the Universal/WWE Titles that the possessor can cash in with anytime they desire. However, the 4th briefcase is not so lucky as it contains a pink slip! It’s Feast or Fired! Is the risk worth the reward? Find out at Money in the Bank!
RAW Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Bobby Roode vs Kevin Owens vs Dolph Ziggler vs Samoa Joe vs Daniel Bryan vs Finn Bálor vs John Cena vs Sami Zayn
SDL Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Batista vs Randy Orton vs Goldberg vs RVD vs Shinsuke Nakamura vs Big Cass vs Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley vs Nia Jax vs Carmella vs Charlotte Flair vs Naomi vs Natalya
The Miz(c) vs Roman Reigns
United States Championship
Kurt Angle(c) vs AJ Styles
SDL Tag Team Championship
The Bar(c) vs American Alpha
RAW Women’s Championship
Paige(c) vs Asuka
Sami Zayn defeated Dolph Ziggler
Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt defeated The Bludgeon Brothers - NEW RAW Tag Team Champions
Seth Rollins defeated Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan - NEW United Kingdom Champion
Asuka defeated Sasha Banks
Paige and Alexa Bliss are in the ring. Alexa asks Paige what their match is. Paige says she has only one thing to say: “Lower the cell!”
Paige defeated Alexa Bliss - STILL RAW Women’s Champion
Apollo and Titus O’Neil defeated Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel
Roman Reigns, John Cena, Finn Bálor defeated Kevin Owens, Bobby Roode, The Miz; Roman Reigns earns a shot at the Universal Championship
Unfortunately I do not see Daniel Bryan resigning with the WWE unless they let him compete again, which WWE won't. And I know a company like New Japan would honestly jump all over DB but will it be worth it? For someone with a storied past of concussions, him fighting could lead to many things, the worst is death. I want Bryan to resign for his safety and for his family sake.
It'd be kind of awkward to have two teams that came together under the same conditions and that unwilling alliance facing off against one another. I think that Braun facing off against the two of them on his own would be incredibly fun and entertaining to watch. Strowman being counted as two men and such and having a dominant outing against the pair for twelve to sixteen minutes could help Braun a ton, maybe not The Bar just as much but since Braun is getting the mega push right now, this could keep his momentum going w/o having him win or go for the strap.
But the next member of the match doesn't come from the stage but from behind the pair of FD and Bart, the crowd erupts with cheers and jeers alike as Bart turns around to be caught with a wicked headbutt that forces him to stumble back. Bart regains his composure and he is not happy, he charges at Jonathan who seems to be welcoming the rush. He ducks Bart's initial clothesline and Bart rebounds off the rope with Johnny charging at Bart. Johnny leaps up into the air and CONNECTS WITH A WICKED BICYCLE KNEE, FOLLOWED BY A HUGE RELEASE GERMAN.
The crowd has absolutely come unglued, half going insane for the incredible combo and the other consumed by their hatred of Johnny. He looks at FDS with a smile and grabs the microphone from him before turning back to a Bart is already clambering to his feet, he reaches his base but Kills absolutely unloads into him with a vicious combination.
"Bart, the chosen one. It's funny how once somebody is empowered they go around acting as if they are holier than thou. Bart, you were handed these opportunities, you were handed the championship and now you want to act as though you're better than everybody around you. You're not. You're fucking nothing. Maybe it's intrinsically incomprehensible to you but what you came for is what you are. You're the same man who could barely beat his former partner, the same man who was doing nothing to put himself above everybody else until he decided he wanted to pair himself with a self-proclaimed King who does what he pleases on this brand. Just wait until everybody else is watching in two weeks time, it'll be revealed once again that you're exactly nothing. Right now, you'll get a taste of exactly what that tastes like."
Johnny lifts Bart by the throat using his boot until he is kneeling, Kills then nods to FDS who lifts himself him the rest of the way seemingly looking for his Blood Rainmaker. FDS spins him out as Johnny rebounds off the ropes, as FDS begins to make the impact with the clothesline, JOHNNY CONNECTS WITH THE BICYCLE KNEE! Bart trembles after the strike before folding inwards and collapsing on himself. Johnny and FDS laugh at the downed man who's skull must be hammered after the maneuver (think Meet In The Middle with Rainmaker and Bicycle Knee). Johnny sits cross-legged next to a more than groggy Bart. He leans down next to the ear and Bart and whispers into his ear.
"We call that the Ruinmaker, only a small part of the Art Of Ruin. Welcome to the dark side of BPZ."