WWE Money in the Bank Results
Sunday, July 14, 2013
From the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
- Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins b. The Usos for the WWE Tag Team Championship
- Damien Sandow b. Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Wade Barrett, Dean Ambrose, Fandango, Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro for the WHC MITB contract
- Curtis Axel b. The Miz for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- AJ Lee b. Kaitlyn for the WWE Divas Championship
- Ryback b. Chris Jericho
- Alberto Del Rio b. Dolph Ziggler via DQ for the World Heavyweight Championship
- John Cena b. Mark Henry for the WWE Championship
- Randy Orton b. Daniel Bryan, CM Punk,S heamus, Christian & Rob Van Dam for the WWE title MITB contract
Money in the Bank Kickoff:
We’re live on the WWE Money in the Bank Kickoff show. The panel is Josh Mathews, Big Show, Kofi Kingston and Vickie Guerrero. Vickie puts over her creativity as the reason why the card is so stacked. We head down to the ring for the first match of the night.
Jimmy & Jey Uso come out first in neon green trunks and matching face paint. The pyros explode as they come down to their entrance music. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are out next through the crowd. They’re expecting over 18,000 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
The referee holds up the belts to signify they are on the line before calling for the bell.
Jey Uso and Seth Rollins start things out. Uso gets two quick covers, trying to steal the win. Rollins regroups quickly and tags in Roman Reigns.
Reigns engages Jey with a lockup and pushes him into the corner. Right hands from Reigns onto Jey Uso. The referee warns Roman as Jey headbutts him back. Jey goes for a suplex but Reigns counters. When he gets up, Jey counters with a kick to the midsection. Jey tags in Jimmy. They hit a double-team suplex and drop dual elbows. Jimmy with a quick two count on Roman Reigns.
Jimmy works on his opponent and gets another quick cover. He isolates Reigns in the corner and Jey tags in. They utilize double team work and get yet another cover. Right hand from Jey onto Roman. Reigns is able to escape when Rollins pulls him from the apron to the outside. The Usos have been in control as the match goes to a 60-second commercial.
Back from break and The Usos have Seth Rollins in the ring. They have had all the offense so far. Rollins off the ropes and hits some offense before tagging in Roman Reigns. Reigns focuses on Uso but misses on an elbow drop in the ring. Uso goes to whip Reigns into the corner but Reigns blocks it. Uso gets on the apron of The Shield’s corner and is sent to the outside off a clothesline from Roman Reigns.
Seth is tagged in and goes after Uso. He rolls him into the ring and gets a two count. Seth stomps away on his opponent in the ring, leveraging himself with the top rope. Seth gets a cover, finally establishing some offense. Rollins picks Uso up and Reigns tags in and hits a double team. Reigns, being billed as the “powerhouse,” works over his opponent in his own corner.
The referee tells the Uso on the outside that he cannot come into the ring. Reigns and Rollins have Uso isolated in their corner. Their team work is clicking and Rollins gets yet another cover for a two count. Rear chinlock submission from Rollins onto Uso, the referee counts for break. The crowd cheers Uso to his feet as Rollins tags Reigns back into the match.
Reigns works over his opponent in the corner, isolating his opponent from his own corner. Reigns whips Uso but whiffs on the dive. He tags in Rollins but Uso delivers several right hands. Reigns tags to work Jey Uso. They fight in the ring as Seth Rollins is on the outside and pulls Jimmy off the apron. Jey gets to the outside and Rollins hits offense on him as well. Now, Reigns puts the legal Uso back into the ring and gets a two count. We go to another 60 second commercial break.
We’re back to one of the Usos performing a suicide dive over the top onto Roman Reigns. He takes out Rollins and rolls him into the ring. Off the top rope, crossbody into a two count. The crowd came alive big time as Uso hits a inverted sitdown powerbomb. Usos are in control as he knocks Reign off the apron. Another near fall for Jimmy Uso on Seth Rollins. He can’t believe Rollins kicked out.
Jimmy goes to the top rope but he takes too much time. Rollins knocks him down and nails Uso with a right hand. Rollins is on the top rope working with his opponent. He’s going for a release suplex but Jey gets up there. Wait, here comes Reigns. A massive powerbomb-suplex maneuver from the top rope leaves all incapacitated. The crowd explodes, wow!
Rollins gets a two count off it and goes for the tag. Reigns is pulled off the apron by one of the Usos. It’s Rollins in the ring, he gets distracted by Uso on the outside. Jimmy Uso nails Rollins and goes off the top rope. Reigns breaks up the near fall and Jey Uso comes in. They both go to the outside.
It’s Rollins and Jimmy Uso as Jimmy puts Seth on his shoulders and climbs to the middle rope. Seth Rollins counters out and Reigns hits a right from the apron.
Jimmy is isolated by Rollins as Reigns made a tag and spears Jimmy Uso for the cover and the win.
Winners & still WWE Tag Team Champions, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins
WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose comes out to celebrate with Reigns and Rollins. Let me just go ahead and say it, that was awesome. Wow! Anything on the pay-per-view is going to have a very hard time topping that.
They take it back to the panel, who seem in awe of what we just witnessed. Kofi Kingston picks John Cena to retain. Vickie Guerrero says her and Cena don’t see eye-to-eye so she’s rooting for Mark Henry. Show says Philadelphia is going to be tough for John Cena [and picks Henry] but it won’t be for Rob Van Dam. Mathews plugs RVD’s return as they show the hype vignette.
Following the vignette, they do hard plugs for the Money in the Bank ladder matches. Kofi talks about Kane being taken out of the WWE title MITB ladder match and questions who will capitalize. Kofi picks Daniel Bryan because of how much momentum that he has going in.
Big Show picks Rob Van Dam. Vickie says it was her idea to bring RVD back and Show says “we fans” appreciate that idea. Josh Mathews says whoever wins, it will be a career-defining moment for two superstars tonight. Show puts over the importance of the victories in the match. The panel will be together all night. We go back to commentary.
Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler hype the pay-per-view as we’re starting with the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match. Amrbose is already in the ring with US title and Fandango is announced. He dances to the ring with Summer Rae. Who will be Mr. Money in the Bank for the World Heavyweight Championship contract? Next, as the Kickoff concludes.
The pyro hits and Dean Ambrose and Fandango are already in the ring for the Money in the Bank match for the opportunity for a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship as Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV.
Ambrose and Fandango get quick introductions before Swagger and Cesaro make their way to the ring with Zeb Coalter. Coalter talks about how if the founding fathers were here today, they’d be sick to their stomach watching immigrants running across the borders and taking over our cities. He says maybe Betsy Ross should have sewn a taco or burrito on the flag. Tonight is about redemption though, as either Swagger or Cesaro will take home the opportunity to redeem the country. He asks everyone to stand and say ‘we the people’.
Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes are out in tandem next. Sandow says he sees the crowds as slack jawed mouth breathers, not criminals. He says after tonight, this town won’t be famous for Rocky Balboa, but for Damien Sandow and…
They’re interrupted by Wade Barrett, who comes out last to almost no reaction.
The bell rings and Fandango dances for a bit before ducking a clothesline from Barrett. Things break down quickly and some people head to the floor while Cesaro and Swagger clear the ring. Sandow and Rhodes grab a ladder and head into the ring while Cesaro and Swagger assault their opponents with a ladder on the outside. Swagger and Cesaro head back into the ring and confront Rhodes and Sandow, getting the better of their foes. Swagger sets up a ladder in the corner, and Cesaro gut wrenches Rhodes into the ladder before Swagger hip tosses Sandow into the same ladder.
Swagger and Cesaaro have a bit of communication that leads to Cesaro heading out to the floor, but Swagger recovers and heads up toward the briefcase. Ambrose stops him and beats on him in the corner for a bit before sending him out of the ring. Ambrose sets up the ladder, but Barrett is in, trapping Ambrose in between the ladder and kicking both over. Barrett sends Ambrose out of the ring before using the ladder to send Ambrose and Cesaro from the apron to the floor. Fandango stops Barrett, coming in with a slingshot legdrop on top of a ladder that’s laid across Barrett. Barrett rolls to the outside and Fandango begins climbing the ladder. Sandow stops Fandango while Ambrose blasts Rhodes with a ladder that sends him from the turnbuckle to the floor. Sandow pulls Fandango from the ladder and sends him crashing head first into the rungs of the ladder before suplexing him on another ladder propped in the corner.
Barrett rips apart a small ladder and uses one of the legs to beat on his opponents in the ring. Barrett climbs up the ladder, but Rhodes climbs the other side. Other guys come back into the ring and Barrett leaps off the ladder right into a European uppercut from Cesaro. Ambrose leaps off, hitting a DDT on Swagger. Cesaro and Ambrose climb the ladder and Cesaro traps Ambrose in a sleeper on top of the ladder before simply dropping him to the mat. Cesaro also manages to drop Rhodes to the mat, but ends up eating a muscle buster into the ladder in the corner.
Back in the ring, Rhodes and Barrett fight it out with Rhodes getting slammed to the mat. On the floor, Swagger slingshots Sandow ribs first into the edge of a ladder. In the ring, Barrett sets up a ladder but Swagger heads in and fights Barrett back down to the mat. Swagger reaches for the briefcase, but Barrett heads right back up the ladder and slugs Swagger, dropping him to the mat. Barrett strains for the briefcase, but Fandango is up to stop Barrett, he fights with him and reaches for the briefcase before deciding to hit Barrett with a sunset powerbomb off the ladder instead.
Fandango climbs the ladder slowly but he’s stopped by Ambrose. Ambrose hits the front facing DDT off the ladder. Ambrose climbs the ladder, but Cesaro is in the ring, and he tries to close the ladder. Ambrose hangs on but Swagger pulls him off. Ambrose puts the ladder around his neck and walks around, hitting everyone in the head. Swagger and Cesaro pick the ladder up and Ambrose hangs on, flipping up to stand on top of it. Swagger and Cesaro drop Ambrose to the floor, then hit a couple of guys, and drop the ladder to the floor. Swagger and Cesaro shrug and Cesaro stands on Swagger’s shoulders. Cesaro gets his fingers on the briefcase, but Rhodes hits a dropkick out of nowhere and wipes out both men.
Rhodes hits Cross Rhodes on Fandango, then on Barrett. Rhodes heads out to the entranceway and grabs a bigger ladder. Rhodes sets up the ladder under the briefcase and begins climbing. Ambrose is in and he climbs up the other side. They slug it out at the top of the ladder. Ambrose hits a couple of head butts to stagger Rhodes. Rhodes is busted open, but he hits a bionic elbow and slams Ambrose into the ladder before sending him to the mat. Rollins and Reigns run into the match, but Rhodes fights them off. They come back to take Rhodes down to the mat. Rollins fights of Barrett while Reigns hits a spear on Fandango. Rollins sets up the ladder, and the Uso’s are in to fight the Sheild off to the back. Ambrose climbs to the top and Rhodes pushes him off into everyone else in the match who’s fighting on the outside.
Rhodes sets up the ladder and climbs to the top. He reaches up, but Sandow pushes him off the ladder. Sandow reaches up and takes down the briefcase.
Winner and Mr. Money in the Bank (World Heavyweight Championship): Damien Sandow
Sandow celebrates with his briefcase while the trainer cleans up Cody. Cody stares at Sandow while Damien smiles and holds the briefcase high over his head.
In-Ring Segment – Brad Maddox
Brad Maddox is introduced, coming out to the ring to a smattering of boos. Maddox says he’d like to say he’s incredibly honored to be the new GM of Monday Night Raw. He’d like to thank Mr. McMahon for his insight and his belief in Maddox to get the job done. He doesn’t pretend to be able to fill the shoes of Vickie Guerrero, he doesn’t look good in high heels. He begs for some laughs for that horrible joke.
He says even though she was fired, he made the noble decision to put her on the pre-show panel. He asks for Vickie to stand up and take a bow. He thanks Vickie for taking this secondary position only days after being released. He says everyone would like to thank her for her contributions to Raw. And he’d like everyone in the city of Philadelphia to chant ‘Thank you Vickie’. He doesn’t get much of a response out of the fans. Maddox says she’s loved even here where fans are known to be rude to athletes and performer who give their hearts to the city. He thinks Mr. McMahon said it best, Vickie in entertaining. This leads to a video package of Vickie smiling, that transitions into some of her more embarrassing moments in WWE.
Vickie doesn’t look too happy about the video package while Maddox smiles and asks for everyone in Philly to give Vickie a standing ovation.
Maddox is interrupted by The Miz’s music, and the must-see superstar makes his way out for the next match.
Curtis Axel is out next, and he’s accompanied by Paul Heyman to the ring. Axel gets a nice little pop, but that might be because of Heyman.
The bell rings and both men begin circling before locking up. Miz goes for the headlock, but Axel pushes him away. Miz hits a shoulderblock that knocks Axel to the mat. Axel gets a bit of quick advice from Heyman before they lock up again. Axel sneaks in with a couple of right hands before hitting a big chop. He sends Miz head first into the turnbuckle before screaming in Miz’s face. Miz responds by hot-shotting Axel face first into the mat. Axel bails to the outside, but Miz hits a dropkick through the ropes before hitting a huge clothesline out on the floor.
Miz sends Axel into the ring and turns to look at Heyman. Miz fakes being hit by Heyman and the ref sends Heyman to the back. Heyman fumes the whole way back while Axel looks furious. Back in the ring, Miz tries for the SCF, but Axel gets into the ropes. Axel hits a belly to back suplex for a two count. He picks Miz up to his feet and beats on him in the corner, stomping away for a bit before choking Miz with his boot. Axel picks Miz up and hits a beautiful dropkick.
Axel drives his elbow into Miz’s forehead before leaping over and snapping Miz’s neck for another two count. Axel focuses in on the arm, clamping on an arm bar and wrenching back. Miz fights up to his feet, but Axel pounds away before going for another belly to back suplex. Miz fights it off, landing on his feet. Axel goes for a splash in the corner, but Miz moves. Miz scores with a couple of rights and kicks, then a running forearm. Miz hits a running knee, big boot to the face combo. Miz hits his corner clothesline before heading to the top rope. Miz hits the double axe handle and goes for the pin, but Axel kicks out at two.
Miz tries for the SCF, but Axel fights it off. Axel tries for the perfect-plex, but Miz counters into almost locking in the figure four. Axel sends Miz shoulder first into the ring post and follows up with the perfect-plex for two. Miz comes back, hitting a knee breaker on Axel across his shoulder. Miz clamps on the figure four, but Axel refuses to quit. He does everything he can to turn it, getting Miz over. Miz struggles. but turns things back around. Axel makes it into the ropes to force a break. Axel rolls out to the floor.
Miz runs to the outside and takes things right back into the ring. Axel kicks Miz and hits him with a boot to the face. Axel then a big swinging neckbreaker, sending Miz face first into the match and getting the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Curtis Axel
AJ Lee skips her way out to the ring with Big E Langston in tow. She gets a nice little pop out of the crowd.
Kaitlyn is out next with Layla to act as her valet. She too gets a tiny pop, but nothing too huge. We get a recap of what happened on Friday at their contract signing.
The bell rings and Kaitlyn chops AJ in the stomach. AJ crawls to the mat, but Kaitlyn brings her right back into the ring. Kaitlyn shoulders AJ and drops her down across her knee. Kaitlyn tosses AJ under the bottom rope and out to the floor.
She follows and picks AJ up, but AJ drops down behind her and pushes Kaitlyn into the ring post. AJ breaks the count before grabbing Kaitlyn’s arm and yanking her shoulder first into the ring post. AJ takes things back into the ring and goes for the pin, but she’s only able to get two. AJ stomps at Kaitlyn before focusing on Kaitlyn’s elbow, which is taped up. AJ catches Kaitlyn in a unique hammerlock variation before Kaitlyn gets to the ropes to force a break. AJ takes things into the corner where she wraps Kaitlyn’s arm around the rope and yanks away.
AJ drops Kaitlyn to the mat in what looks to be an attempted cross-face chicken wing. Kaitlyn fights up to her feet and powers out of the hold with a big backbreaker. Kaitlyn hits AJ with a high elbow, then a big running shoulderblock. Kaitlyn picks AJ up to her feet and hits a big reverse DDT, but AJ is able to kick out of a pinfall attempt. AJ stands and slaps Kaitlyn, then eats an immediate clothesline for another two count. Kaitlyn picks AJ up, but AJ is able to hit a single arm DDT. AJ climbs up to the top rope, but Kaitlyn pushes her to the outside. Big E catches her, and places her back in the ring. Kaitlyn hits the spear, but hurts her elbow in the process.
AJ stands and locks Kaitlyn in the black widow. Kaitlyn fades, dropping to the mat in the middle of the ring where she’s forced to tap out.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: AJ Lee
Josh Mathews asks Vickie Guerrero about Brad Maddox, she doesn’t really give it too much thought, implying Maddox won’t be able to replace her. Kingston buts in to talk about the Money in the Bank match, saying Rhodes is sad, and Sandow’s looking good. Big Show talks about Curtis Axel, saying it’s being a third-generation superstar that makes him so special. Mathews hypes the WWE Championship match before he sends it back down to the ring just in time for Chris Jericho’s music to hit.
Jericho makes his way into the ring to a nice reaction from the Philly fans, who seem pretty excited to see him. Ryback is out next, and he doesn’t stop, walking straight out to the ring for this one without pumping himself up. He doesn’t get much of a reaction from the fans.
The bell rings and we get a quick lock up, but Ryback pushes Jericho away. Jericho comes back with a series of rights, but Ryback sends Jericho to the mat with a couple of clubbing blows before hitting him with some nasty rights to the face.
Ryback sends Jericho across the ring, but eats a couple of chops to the chest. Ryback rolls to the outside for a bit of a breather. He gets back up to the apron before dropping to the floor again. Ryback heads back for the ring, but Jericho sends him back out with a baseball slide. Jericho fights with Ryback on the outside for a bit before taking things back into the ring with a diving forearm to the back of Ryback’s head from the top rope. Jericho beats on Ryback in the corner for a bit before Ryback responds by dropping Jericho out of nowhere.
Jericho kicks away at Ryback’s leg, and Ryback heads out to the apron. Jericho goes for the springboard dropkick, but Ryback drops him throat first across the top rope instead. Ryback heads back into the ring and clamps on a rear chin lock. Jericho is able to fight back up to his feet, but Ryback slams him to the mat. Ryback heads to the middle rope and drops down with a big splash for a two count. Ryback stomps away at Jericho, but Jericho gets up and responds with a couple of chops and a roll up. Ryback scores with a big clothesline, then hits a running clothesine to send Jericho falling from the ring apron to the floor. Ryback follows and beats on Jericho before bringing things back into the ring.
Ryback kicks Jericho in the ribs before grabbing Jericho by the ears and tossing him across the ring. Ryback traps Jericho in another rear chin lock. Jericho fights up to his feet and out of the hold. He hits a running forearm, and a nice Northern lights suplex, but it’s not enough for a three count. Ryback shoulders Jericho, but Jericho is able to counter it, trying for the walls of Jericho. Ryback avoids it, but Jericho hits a shoulder block and heads to the top rope. Jericho leaps from the top, but he’s caught by Ryback, and tossed across the ring with a belly to belly suplex.
Ryback charges in from across the ring with the meathook clothesline. Ryback shoulders Jericho, but Jericho fights out of it. Jericho tries for the codebreaker, but Ryback catches him and slams him to the mat. Ryback picks Jericho up from the mat and powerbombs him down for another two count.
Ryback sends Jericho into the ropes, but Jericho comes back with a dropkick to Ryback’s knees, then follows up with an enzugiri. Ryback rolls to the apron, and Jericho hits the codebreaker while Ryback is tied up in the ropes. Ryback falls to the floor and the referee begins his count. Ryback makes it into the ring at 9 and Jericho heads to the top rope. Jericho hits a cross body for a two count, then drills Ryback with a couple of right hands. Jericho hits the ropes and runs right into a gorilla press. Ryback drops Jericho across his shoulders, but Jericho counters into a DDT for another two count.
Jericho hits a series of right hands and knocks Ryback to the mat. Jericho misses a lionsault, and is rolled up by Ryback for a three count.
We get a neat little video package on the WWE Performance Center that explains a bit about what the facility is hoping to accomplish, and some of the state of the art equipment that it boasts.
We get a video package highlighting the history between these two men since the day after WrestleMania when Ziggler cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase on Del Rio, and a good bit of what’s happened since then, including the double-turn that took place last month.
Dolph Ziggler is out to the ring first, and he gets a pretty good pop from the crowd as he makes his way to the ring by himself, without AJ or Big E. in tow.
Alberto Del Rio is out next, and the champ doesn’t get much of a reaction out of the fans on his way to the ring for this one. After formal ring introductions for both men, with Del Rio’s being done by Lillian Garcia this time out, we’re ready to begin this match.
The bell rings and we get a lock up with Ziggler taking Del Rio into a pin right away. Del Rio kicks Ziggler, then hits him with a back elbow before locking in a side headlock and flipping Ziggler over. Ziggler fights to his feet and sends Del Rio into the ropes, but eats an immediate shoulder block.
Ziggler pops up and hits a nice dropkick that’s good for two. Ziggler hits a running splash in the corner that’s good for another two count. Ziggler drops a series of ten elbows on Del Rio, then clotheslines him over the top rope and out to the floor. Ziggler follows to the outside and slams his head into the ring apron. Ziggler rolls Del Rio back into the ring, but Del Rio catches him with a big enzugiri on his way back into the ring. Ziggler falls to the floor and Del Rio follows, throwing Ziggler into the barricade hard.
Del Rio brings things back into the ring for a quick two count before stomping away at Ziggler and locking in a rear chin lock. Ziggler fights to his feet, and gets out of the hold, rolling Del Rio up for another two. Ziggler hits another beautiful dropkick, and tries for another splash in the corner, but misses and crashes head first into the ring post. Del Rio kicks Ziggler in the head hard before stomping repeatedly at the side of Ziggler’s head.
Del Rio smiles, then chokes Ziggler against the bottom rope before hitting him with a series of rights to the face. Ziggler stands on the apron and Del Rio ties him up in the ropes, hitting him with a series of shots to the back before hitting him with a clubbing blow to the back of the head, then a stomp to the face.
Del Rio charges and tries for a dropkick, but Ziggler ducks and Del Rio flies through the ropes and out to the floor. Del Rio beats the count and hangs Ziggler up on the top rope before heading to the top rope. Del Rio heads to the top and Ziggler charges up the ropes, coming down with Del Rio in an x-factor. Ziggler goes for the pin, but her’s only able to get two. Ziggler and Del Rio trade rights, and Del Rio tries for a spear, but Ziggler moves and Del Rio charges shoulder first into the ring apron. Ziggler hits a neckbreaker and goes for the pin, getting two.
Del Rio hits Ziggler with a huge German suplex that’s good for a two count. Del Rio backs Ziggler into the corner and buries his shoulder in Ziggler’s midsection. Del Rio tries for the enzugiri, but Dolph ducks, then follows with the rocker dropper. Ziggler gets another two count. Ziggler tries for the Zig zag, but Del Rio fights it off and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Del Rio heads out to the apron, then up to the top rope. Del Rio leaps from the top, right into a dropkick from Ziggler. Ziggler goes for the pin and gets two. AJ Lee’s music hits, and she skips her way to the ring.
Ziggler looks confused and asks AJ what she’s doing, telling her to go to the back. Ziggler counters the tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and hits a giant DDT that’s good for a two count. Ziggler keeps telling AJ to go backstage. Ziggler heads to the top rope and gets stopped by Del Rio. Del Rio heads up after Dolph and hits him with a series of clubbing blows to the back before hitting a giant reverse superplex. Del Rio goes for the pin, but Ziggler kicks out at two. Del Rio pulls Ziggler up, but can’t connect with the cross armbreaker. Del Rio tosses Ziggler up, then connects with a kick to the side of Ziggler’s face for another two count.
Del Rio waits for Ziggler to stand and tries for another superkick, Ziggler grabs his foot and pushes him away and AJ is in the ring. She hits Del Rio in the face with her championship. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio
AJ looks confused and upset as Dolph just looks angry. AJ tries to explain, but Dolph doesn’t look like he’s too keen to listen. He’s screaming at AJ that he had it. He tells her he should be champion before dropping out to the floor and walking to the back. AJ screams that she loves him and that she’s sorry while the fans chant ‘you screwed Ziggler’, and Dolph walks to the back.
Mark Henry is the first man to make his way out, and he actually gets a bit of an initial pop before making his way down to the ring. It’s definitely a bit louder than I expected it to be.
John Cena is out next, and he gets a ton of heat from the Philly fans in attendance.
After formal ring introductions, we’re ready to kick things off in this one.
The bell rings and Cena comes out to a punch to the gut from Henry. Henry head butts Cena to send him crashing to the mat. Henry pushes Cena into the corner and screams in his face that he will own him. Henry head butts Cena again before hitting him with a huge clubbing blow to the head. Henry tosses Cena across the ring into the corner before charging in with a huge splash. Henry goes for the pin and get two.
Henry picks Cena up for another head butt that sends the champ out to the floor. Henry follows Cena to the floor and hits a front suplex, dropping Cena down ribs first across the ring steps. Henry covers Cena, but Cena kicks out at two. Cena leans against the middle rope, and Henry charges in, crashing down across Cena’s neck and head as he slides out to the floor through the ropes. Henry gets back into the ring and goes for the pin, getting another two count. Henry waits for Cena to stand and the two men trade blows. Henry drops Cena to the mat with a huge right hand.
Henry grabs Cena by the feet and hits the giant swing, sending Cena rolling to the floor. Henry follows Cena to the outside. Henry grabs Cena’s legs and hits another giant swing, sending Cena’s head crashing into the barricade. Henry breaks the count and brings things back into the ring. Henry smiles as he stands to his feet. Henry charges into the corner for another splash, but misses. Cena tries for a body slam, but falls down with the big man on top of him for another two count.
Henry grabs Cena’s head and wrenches. Cena stands to his feet and fights his way out of the hold, kicking Henry’s knee. Cena lays in with a couple of rights, and a couple of shoulder tackles to knock Henry off his feet. Cena hits a side suplex, then follows up with the five knuckle shuffle. Cena waits for Henry to stand, and shoulders the big man, but falls to the mat. Henry covers Cena for another two. Henry picks Cena up and shoulders him, Cena counters with a DDT, planting Henry face first on the canvas. Cena shoulders Henry and hits the AA. Cena goes for the pin, but only gets two as Henry kicks out.
Cena heads to the apron, and up to the top rope. He stands on the top turnbuckle and leaps off, but he’s caught by Henry. Henry hits Cena with the World’s strongest slam, but Cena kicks out at two.
Henry stands and looks frustrated. He rips off one of the turnbuckle pads before heading out to the floor. Henry goes to the timekeeper’s area and grabs a couple of chairs to bring into the ring. While the ref is pushing them from the ring, Henry pulls off another turnbuckle pad. Cena pushes Henry into the exposed turnbuckle and locks in the STF, yanking back. Henry reaches, and he’s able to get to the ropes to break the hold. Henry stands, and Cena comes in, but Henry shoves Cena back into the ref. Henry hits Cena with a low blow and goes for the pin, but only gets two.
Henry tries for another World’s strongest slam, but Cena counters out into the STF. Henry crawls toward the ropes, but Cena stops him and pulls him back toward the center of the ring, locking it in again, and forcing Henry to tap.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: John Cena
Following the match, Henry calls over the ref and asks for his assistance getting to the back, while Cena watches on warily, expecting another attack.
Josh Mathews offers his congratulations to Cena. Big Show says he thought Henry was going to win because of the roll he had been on, and how vicious and powerful he’s looked lately. Cena tried to go blow-for-blow, but found a way to win tonight. Kingston says there were several points he thought Henry would take it. Show says tomorrow night would be a good chance for whoever wins the next match to cash in the briefcase, since that match was such a war.
We get a recap of the Wyatt family’s debut on Monday night, and their attack on Kane, which took Kane out of this next match.
Rob Van Dam is the first man out, and the Philly faithful are going nuts as the whole F’n show returns to WWE television.
Christian is out second, and he gets a bit of love, but it’d be hard for anyone to come out after RVD.
Daniel Bryan is out next, and he does come close in getting a comparable response to RVD out of the fans. Bryan seems to have a great deal of the crowd behind him as he makes his way into the ring.
Randy Orton is out next, and there’s another decent pop.
Sheamus is the fifth man to make his way to the ring, and he gets a bit of a mixed reaction from the slightly abnormal Philly fans.
CM Punk is out last, and he too gets a pretty vocal reaction from the fans in the arena.
The bell rings and everyone’s slow to start. Everyone teams up on RVD to start, taking him out to the floor. Sheamus becomes the target of the group next, being sent out to the floor after RVD. Orton and Bryan square off while Punk and Christian fight on the other side of the ring. Punk sends Christian from the ring and Bryan sends Orton out on the other side.
Punk and Bryan prevent Van Dam from getting back into the ring, and both men square off, trading punches and kicks. Punk tattoos Bryan with a couple of nasty chops. Bryan ends up shouldered by Punk, but Bryan almost fights into the yes lock. Sheamus comes in with a ladder and wipes out both men, then Christian. Orton hits Sheamus with a dropkick. He charges Van Dam, but drops the ladder to the outside. Van Dam hits a single leg dropkick from the top to Sheamus before hitting Orton with a big dropkick. He monkey flips Sheamus, then hits Orton with a kick to the side of the head.
RVD brings a ladder back into the ring. Christian tries for the killswitch, but RVD counters and presses him into the ladder. RVD places Bryan on the ladder, then hits rolling thunder. Van Dam catches Orton with a kick to the head and Orton falls on the ladder. Van Dam heads to the top, but Christian throws a ladder at him to drop him down to the floor. Christian has a small ladder and he walks around the ring using it to blast his opponents.
Christian brings the ladder into the ring and uses it to hit Orton and send him crashing to the outside. Christian sets up a regular ladder under the briefcase and goes for it, but Sheamus stop him. Sheamus tries for the briefcase, but Christian stops him and climbs over him. Sheamus drops to the mat and grabs Christian, but Christian wiggles free. Christian tries to use the ladder, but Sheamus blocks it and hits a big right hand through the ladder to Christian.
Sheamus sets up the ladder, but Van Dam comes in out of nowhere and sends Sheamus crashing into the ladder. Sheamus fights back, shouldering Van Dam and hitting a rolling senton on the ladder. Sheamus heads to the outside and slams Bryan face first into the announcers table before sending him crashing into the barricade. Sheamus uses a ladder to make a bridge between the ladder and the announcer’s table. Sheamus teases a powerbomb on Bryan from the apron, but Bryan drops down and pushes him to the floor. Bryan flies over the ladder with a huge knee to Sheamus’ face.
Back in the ring, Punk sets up the ladder and kicks Orton in the face. Punk heads up the ladder, but he’s stopped by Orton. Punk fights Orton off, but Orton comes back and begins climbing the ladder himself. Christian comes in and fights off both men. Bryan comes in and sets up another ladder and all six men climb two ladders and fight at the top, sending the briefcase swinging before everyone falls, crashing to the mat.
Sheamus props a ladder up in the corner before hitting Punk and RVD with Polish hammers. He hits Orton and Bryan with an Irish curse backbreaker for each before picking up Christian, backing him into the ladder and hitting white noise. Sheamus picks up the ladder and sets it up under the briefcase. Sheamus climbs up, but drops down to ram the ladder into RVD’s face, then hit the brogue kick. Sheamus climbs to the top of the ladder, but Bryan is up in a flash to fight the Irishman. Sheamus turns Bryan around and hits him with a series of clubbing blows that drops him to the mat. Sheamus goes for the briefcase, but Punk pulls him off the ladder to the mat.
Sheamus pounds on Punk in the corner before picking up the ladder and charging. Sheamus misses and Punk hits the running knee, driving Sheamus head into the ladder. Punk uses the ladder to slam Sheamus down into the mat, but he’s then attacked by Orton. Punk and Orton slug it out before Orton hits an exploder suplex, sending Punk crashing into a ladder propped in the corner. Orton sends Punk to the outside, but he’s caught with a spear by Chistian. Christian hits a spear on Bryan to send him from the apron before setting up the ladder. Christian begins the climb, but Van Dam is in and he hits Christian with a ladder to send him crashing to the mat.
Van Dam hits Christian with a leg drop before climbing the ladder, but he’s stopped by Christian. Christian stomps away at Van Dam before picking up a ladder and setting it up under the briefcase. Christian climbs, and Van Dam climbs the opposite side. Van Dam hits a series of rights and gets his hands on the briefcase. The ladder teeters, but RYD lands on another ladder. RVD stands on the top of the ladder and hits a (kind-of) five star frog splash, let’s call it the three and a half star frog splash, on Christian.
Van Dam begins the climb, and he’s met at the top by Sheamus. Van Dam fights Sheamus off, but Sheamus pushes the ladder over. Sheamus attacks Van Dam, but Bryan kicks Sheamus’ knee from behind, then kicks both he and Van Dam in the chests, then heads. Bryan grabs a ladder and rams Orton in the gut, before propping it against him in the corner and hitting a giant dropkick. Bryan hits a suicide drop through the ropes to the outside to Punk on top of a pile of ladders, before heading to the top for a double missile dropkick on Sheamus and RVD. Bryan goes nuts, hitting everyone with a ladder and sending Sheamus through the ladder that was set up as a bridge earlier. Bryan climbs the ladder, but Curtis Axel runs down with a chair and pulls Bryan off the ladder. Axel hits Bryan with the chair, then takes him out to the floor and hits the swinging neckbreaker.
Punk shoulder Curtis Axel out of nowhere and hits him with the GTS. Punk looks at the briefcase and Heyman comes down screaming, asking what the hell is wrong with Axel. Punk rolls into the ring and begins the climb to the top of the ladder. Punk is slow, and Heyman gets in the ring to tell him to go. Heyman grabs a ladder and uses it to hit Punk from behind. He hits him a couple of times, then looks at Punk, and bashes him in the face the it. Punk is split open at the hairline. Van Dam is back in the ring and he’s climbing the ladder.
RVD is stopped by Orton, who pulls him down into an RKO. Orton looks around and starts to climb. Orton reaches up and pulls down the briefcase, winning the match.
Winner and Mr. Money in the Bank (WWE Championship): Randy Orton
Orton sits on top of the ladder and holds the briefcase high over his head. The show ends with Orton holding the briefcase up, and the crowd not seeming to care too much about the whole thing.