The Money in the Bank event took place this past weekend and it sure was something unique. We had title matches and grudge fights, and then the weirdest ladder match in the history of ladder matches. Let’s just jump right into what happened at Money in the Bank 2020.
Big E and Kofi Kingston defended their Smackdown Tag Team championships against The Lucha House Party, the Forgotten Sons, and Miz & Morrison in a Fatal 4-Way match. This was a cool match where everyone was able to get their spots in. At the end of it all, the New Day came out victorious to retain their titles.
Next, R-Truth was scheduled to have a match against MVP but I guess Bobby Lashley was in a foul mood and he wanted to wrestle R-Truth instead. Bobby practically murdered R-Truth, winning dominantly and quickly.
The Title Matches
Tamina challenged Bayley for the Smackdown Women’s championship. Throughout the match, Tamina was dominant and putting the pressure on the champion. Bayley would sometimes get her steam back, but then Tamina would halt her again. At the end of it all, Sasha Banks intentionally distracted Tamina so Bayley could roll her up for a pin.
Next, we had Bray Wyatt trying to get back the Universal Championship when he faced Braun Strowman. This was a great match with two large men beating the snot out of each other. Bray was trying to bring Braun on his side, doing whatever he could to reignite their past partnership. Braun seemed to give in, putting on his old sheep mask, but then stomped on it and finished Bray off to retain the title.
Drew McIntyre defended his WWE championship against the Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins. This was an incredible match with the lead constantly changing. Seth looked really good throughout the entire match, channeling his character incredibly well with each movement and action feeling like it was full of purpose. Drew was doing great as well, using his power to gain the upper hand.
Money in the Bank Ladder Matches
The ladder matches we held at the WWE headquarters. Everyone starts on the ground floor and has to get to the roof to then get the briefcase with a contract for a title shot. Both the men’s and women’s matches took place at the same time. The men started in the weight room and immediately started tearing the place apart. Corbin even shattered the mirror.
The women started in the lobby and Asuka started the match by jumping from a balcony onto all of the other women. The match proceeded with everyone taking the stairs or elevator to keep climbing. There were a bunch of awkward cameos from old wrestling personalities, like Bruce Prichard, a dude that was supposed to be Doink the clown, Stephanie McMahon and John Laurenitus.
Eventually, all of the wrestlers came across the catering area, where Paul Heyman was about to eat. Then Otis starts a food fight amongst all of the competitors. It was kind of dumb. Then after this progressed, the wrestlers came out onto the roof. The women got there first. King Corbin came out as the first of the men. He and Asuka climbed the ladder together but for some reason they couldn’t each grab separate cases, so Asuka knock Corbin off and then grabbed the Women’s case, winning the match.
Then when all the men came out, Baron Corbin threw Rey Mysterio over the ledge of the roof. Then Aleister Back approaches Corbin, and he throws Black over too. I THOUGHT THEY DIED!
Then Corbin and AS Style both climbed the ladder, and held the case at the same time. Until Elias shows up to smash Corbin with a guitar, making both men drop the briefcase and Otis caught it, winning the match.
This was such a weird event, but I loved it so much. I feel like WWE has been killing it during these strange times.
By: Benny Uhlich CruelFan.com