WWE Money in the Bank is in the books. With the historic event recently concluded, here’s a look at the highlights from this pay per view.
Carmella wins the inaugural Women’s MITB
History was made in the first Money in the Bank Match of the evening as for the first time ever, an all-women’s ladder match was held with the same stipulations as an MITB match. Charlotte, Becky, Tamina, Natalya and Carmella put their careers on the line to win the opportunity to be called Ms. Money in the Bank.
The match started off at a blistering pace, with all five competitors getting some waves of momentum. Just when one of the ladies seemed to gain an edge, another took her out. During the initial exchanges, it was Tamina who stood tall at the end.
Natalya took control of proceedings by halting Tamina with the ladder. Ladders factored into the action more and more as Becky was slammed into one by Natalya. She positioned the ladder and tried to retrieve the briefcase unsuccuessfully. Charlotte, Becky and Carmella also got their chance, but it was not to be.
Towards the end, Charlotte attacked Tamina and Natalya from the top rope; Carmella tried to take advantage, but Becky stopped her. It seemed like she had the match won, but James Elsworth tilted the ladder, sending her to the floor. He climbed the ladder himself and unhooked the briefcase, winning the match for Carmella.\
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Jinder Mahal retains the WWE title
With the Singh brothers by his side, Jinder Mahal successfully defended the WWE championship against Randy Orton. The match was a one-sided affair with the challenger Orton controlling a significant part of the match. The Singh brothers provided the distraction for Mahal to stay in the match. The WWE legends at ringside bore witness while Orton went inside the ring and took the fight to the champion. After some back and forth, Orton hit the RKO on Mahal, but Sunil Singh put his leg on the rope and broke the count.
Orton went to the outside and took out both of the brothers, much to the crowd’s joy. Orton capped it off with another RKO on one of the Singh brothers. But that ended up costing him as Mahal was waiting in the ring and nailed the Khallas for the win.
Baron Corbin emerged victorious at Money in the Bank
Lone Wolf Baron Corbin took his first step towards winning his first WWE championship by winning the Money in the Bank ladder match and defeating AJ Styles, Dolph Zigger, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in the process.
With fans clamoring for a win for Styles or Nakamura, Corbin surprised the St. Louis crowd by coming out with the briefcase in the his hand. The high-flying offense from Styles got him the upper hand during the early stages, but one of the other contestants was always there to stop him from capitalizing.
Sami Zayn renewed his feud with Corbin and concluded his exchanges with him by hitting the Helluva Kick. Ziggler stopped Zayn in his tracks, but then Styles and Owens intervened. AJ out-wrestled him, but was unable to get the win as Ziggler took the ladder away.
Nakamura got his time in the spotlight and took Corbin of reckoning and followed up by nailing the Kinshasa on Ziggler. But Kevin Owens entered the mix. Nakamura was able to put him away and seemed to be on the brink of victory. AJ Styles and Nakamura then put on a spectacle for the crowd. The crowd was on the edge of their seats as Nakamura tried to hit the Kinshasa on Styles, but the latter reversed it into a forearm. The two cancelled each other out, and when it was all said and done, Baron Corbin was there to pick up the pieces. He climbed the ladder and retrieved the briefcase.
Here is the complete highlights package –
Quick Hits: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya vs. Tamina vs. Carmella (Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match) SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The New Day WWE Champion Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi vs.