Join us throughout the night as we recap WWE Money In The Bank 2021.
Pre-show: Dominik & Rey Mysterio vs. The Usos (SmackDown Tag Team Championship)
The potential for awesome here. The Mysterios make their entrance through some sort of Lucha-portal. Dominik has his own Lucha…hockey mask? Which is nice.
A shortish match ends with The Usos winning their seventh tag team title when Jey Uso rolls up Rey for the win after Jimmy Uso ‘took the bullet’ on a 619 destined for his brother.
Winners and new champions: The Usos.
Women’s Money In The Bank Match: Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya vs. Tamina vs. Naomi vs. Liv Morgan vs. Nikki A.S.H vs. Zelina Vega
Looks like Bliss and her ‘magic’ powers are going to be the overarching story in this one. Which is…a thing.
All eight women working hard with some unique spots already.
A fun finish sees six women squabbling over the case at the top of a few ladders before Nikki A.S.H basically crawls over the top of them and grabs the contract. meanwhile Alexa Bliss was buried under a stack of ladders at ringside. All in all, a very oddly booked match.
We did predict a Celtic woman would win it. Close enough.
Winner: Nikki A.S.H
AJ Styles & Omos vs. The Viking Raiders (Raw Tag Team Championship)
Not a lot to say here. Omos & AJ Styles retain after a clunky match that wouldn’t have stood out on an episode of Raw.
Winners: AJ Styles & Omos
Bobby Lashley vs. Kofi Kingston (WWE Championship Match)
Firstly, The New Day’s new ‘Tron is amazing.
A dominant win for Lashley. Kingston puts up a fight but this was all about re-establishing Lashley. Once he took hold of the match he just dominated Kingston with Hurt Locks, duplexes and more. Finished off with a Hurt Lock to retain.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair (Raw Women’s Championship)
As bad as this feud has been, this match has been excellent with the crowd really getting into the story being told. Both women laying waste to the other in order to win and the feeling is of an epic bout.
After absorbing everything in Flair’s arsenal, Rhea Ripley finally came undone with a Figure Eight Leglock after Flair bashed her knee between the ring steps and ring.
Truly an outstanding match. Best of the night so far.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match: Ricochet vs. John Morrison vs. Seth Rollins vs. Big E vs. Kevin Owens vs. King Nakamura vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Riddle
Here goes. Some early highlights as expected from Ricochet and John Morrison as they bring there aerobatics to bear.
Kevin Owens takes years off his career with a springboard moonsault on to a ladder held by Rollins and Morrison before being suplexed on the the narrow edge of a laid down ladder. Ouch!
Drew McIntyre found himself climbing the ladder alone before being attacked and dragged backstage by Jinder Mahal and his goons. A situation many expected to play out in the run up to the match.
After a series of insane bumps such as Kevin Owens being backdropped through a ladder set up across the ring and announce table, Big E snatches the case after dropping Seth Rollins from the ladder with a Big Ending from the higher rungs. Very fun match.
Winner: Big E
Roman Reigns vs. Edge (WWE Universal Championship Match)
Epic feel to the ring intros as expected with Reigns making an entrance that would have The Undertaker telling him he’s a bit slow.
Methodical is the best world to describe the early stages. This one is going to be a marathon, not a sprint.
In truth, the bout never really got out of third gear. In trying to make it feel epic, it actually just felt slow. The Usos were the first to interfere but we’re headed off by The Mysterios before they could get involved. Seth Rollins did manage to do some damage though, first breaking up an Edge cross face and coming back later to cause a distraction that led directly to a spear from Reigns and the pin. Edge and Rollins brawled into the crowd at the end.
Winner: Roman Reigns.
After the match…The big surprise! Reigns took to the microphone to tell the fans once again to acknowledge him. This led to the return of JOHN CENA who made his first appearance in WWE since his Firely Funhouse ‘loss’ to The Fiend at WrestleMania 36.
It is clear that this return directly sets up Cena vs. Reigns for SummerSlam.