WWE Money In The Bank 2018 Details:
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST (5:00 P.M. PST)
TV Channel: WWE Network
Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Gallows and Anderson for the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships
The Club have found themselves in flux in recent months and were hoping a switch to SmackDown Live could kickstart some momentum. Things looked good when they earned a Title Match against the Bludgeon Brothers! Alas, The Hammer wielding duo continue to dominate the blue brand tag division defeating the Good Brothers and retaining the SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles.
The Bludgeon Brothers def. Gallows and Anderson to retain the SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles
Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
For weeks Big Cass has been tearing down Daniel Bryan for his popularity, stating that a “shrimp” like him shouldn’t be in the WWE. Bryan fired back saying that Big Cass was lazy and relied on his size too much. Cass was granted a second chance to try and defeat Bryan but it turns out that the sequel of their Backlash match was very much like its predecessor. Bryan walks out victorious for a second straight PPV.
Daniel Bryan def. Big Cass via submission
Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn
For weeks Sami Zayn has been mocking and tormenting Bobby Lashley. We got that cringe-worthy segment in Raw when Zayn brought out Lashley’s “sisters” and more recently Zayn has called into question the validity of Lashley’s service with the armed forces. Well, it turns out Zayn picked the wrong fight… Lashley crushed Zayn in minutes and pinned him with one hand.
Bobby Lashley def. Sami Zayn via pinfall
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Elias for the Intercontinental Championship
Elias got a shot to try and get revenge on Seth Rollins for destroying his guitar, and Rollins got a chance to shut Elias up. Elias got in a decent amount of offense in even get a long two count on The Architect. But Rollins in-ring ability proved too much for the guitar playing superstar, getting the pinfall and retaining his championship and his title of a fighting champion.
Seth Rollins def. Elias to retain the Intercontinental Championship
The Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Tensions have been building between the women leading up to the 2nd ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. The match quickly descended into chaos leaving a litany of bodies scattered around the ring. Ember Moon was able to show off some of her acrobatics early on but was slowed down by Lana who was in turn leveled by Natalya, who took control of the ring before Charlotte made her first appearance back in the ring since the chaos. After a stare down from best friends Charlotte and Becky Lynch and some high flying antics by Naomi, the women were left in ruin again. What ensued afterward was an array of quality spots by the Women’s division. Naomi had a near call but was broken up by Lynch who came face to face with Charlotte on top of the ladder before Bliss broke them up. After one more close call with Lynch, it ended up being Alexa Bliss who unhooked the briefcase first. Great match.
Alexa Bliss gets the briefcase to become Ms. Money In The Bank
Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
Bad blood boils over between Roman Reigns and Jinder Mahal. With both men angry at each other for costing the other their MITB qualifying matches, they got their chance at revenge. The two big men traded blows and a seemingly injured Sunil Singh revealed that he was actually fine, assaulting Reigns from behind. It looked for a minute that The Modern Day Maharaja was going to come out on top but the big dog ended up standing tall.
Roman Reigns def. Jinder Mahal via pinfall
Carmella (c) vs. Asuka for the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
Carmella went into this match determined to show everyone she belonged among the upper echelon of the Women’s Division by defeating Asuka. Carmella got a surprising amount of offense in before Asuka began to show why not many people want to face off against The Empress of Tomorrow. Just when it looked like Asuka was going to win someone showed up ringside dressed as Asuka, confusing the real Asuka. Suddenly the imposter pulled off their mask to reveal it was none other than James Ellsworth, distracting Auska just long enough for Carmella to land a monster kick and get the pin.
Carmella def. Asuka to retain the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship.
AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship
This rivalry went fro Wresltmania 34 dream match to “how many times can they hit each other below the belt…” Shinsuke Nakamura defeated AJ Styles on SmackDown Live to earn the chance to name the match stipulation. And the number one enemy to Styles groin picked a last man standing match. Nakamura showed flashes of his Strong Style and the two fought all over the arena. Nakamura tried a low blow first but was thwarted by the Phenomenal One. The two men traded monster blows when it suddenly seemed Nakamura sustained a knee injury. After battering Nakamura with a chair, Styles lowered his guard enough for Nakamura to land a low blow and a monster Kinshasa but miraculously the Champion was able to get back up. Styles then hit Nakamura with a Styles Clash off the steel steps and delivered a low blow of his own. Styles finally hit Nakamura with a Phenomenal Forearm onto the announcer’s table and put the King of Strong Style down.
AJ Styles def. Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE Championship
Nia Jax (c) vs. Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey was thrown into the fire for her first ever singles match, taking on the Irresistible Force. The beginning of the match was a lot of Nia Jax laying waste to Rousey. Rousey suddenly gained momentum and went to the top rope for the first time. Rousey looked like she was about to lock in the armbar when newly minted Ms. Money in the Bank, Alexa Bliss cashed in. Bliss hit Jax with a Twisted Bliss and regained her title. No shame to Rousey and Jax, both women put in a great performance. Rousey’s future looks bright and Jax solidified herself as a powerhouse.
Alexa Bliss cashes in her Money in the Bank contract and pins Nia Jax for the Raw Women’s Championship
The Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
The match opened with us finally finding which member of the New Day would be competing. After two fake-outs, it was Kofi Kingston who took to the ring. As the match started every superstar decided Braun Stroman was public enemy number one. As the group turned their attention to Stroman outside the ring, The Miz almost took advantage of the empty ring to grab the briefcase uninterrupted before Samoa Joe ran back to knock the ladder over. The superstars started unloading high flying moves on each other, punctuated by Stroman throwing Kevin Owens off a massive ladder. The match became a parade of finishers until the only one that could keep standing was The Monster Among Men. Stroman threw Balor off the ladder and Kofi literally off his back before unlatching the briefcase and becoming Mr. Money in the Bank.