Money In The Bank 2022


Pre-show

The pre-show panel included Kayla Braxton, Kevin Patrick, Booker T, JBL, and Peter Rosenberg. They aired a Money in the Bank ladder match video package looking at the past winners and classic cash-in moments. It also explained the rules.

The panel discussed the women's Money in the Bank ladder match. They then discussed the Raw Women's Championship match and mentioned Rhea Ripley's sidelined with an injury.

Next, they recapped The Usos vs. The Street Profits feud. They discussed Braxton mentioning Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins having problems last night. The Street Profits showed up. Ford got on the table and cut a promo.

They aired a Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar SummerSlam video package. They showed Cody Rhodes's interview from Monday's Raw. Next, they recapped the Bobby Lashley vs. Theory feud.

They showed a Ronda Rousey vs. Natalya video package. They recapped Logan Paul signing with WWE. In an interview, Paul noted he didn't sign his contract to be Miz's partner. He then promised to beat Miz at SummerSlam. They recapped Riddle qualifying for the ladder match and aired a Riddle training video.



Main Show


Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Liv Morgan defeated Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Raquel Rodriguez, Lacey Evans, Shotzi, and Becky Lynch (16:33)

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The fans popped huge for Morgan's win. They were also solidly behind Shotzi, Asuka, and Lynch as well. Evans got a few boos.

Everyone except for Lynch and Asuka jumped out of the ring. They fought over the ladders as Lynch and Asuka went one-on-one. Asuka tried setting up a ladder, but Lynch cut her off. The fans broke into a loud "Becky" chant.

Asuka dropped Lynch and Morgan onto a ladder. Rodriguez cleared the ring and tried picking up the ladder with Morgan and Lynch. Morgan and Lynch worked together and set up for a double suplex. Rodriguez reversed and suplexed them both onto a ladder.

Rodriguez ended up wedged between the ladder and corner. Shotzi tried running up the ladder but slipped. Everyone ended up on the ladder, and Lynch gave them a leg drop. Bliss took out everyone with a somersault splash.

Bliss set up a ladder, but Rodriguez cut her off. Bliss fought back and sent her into the ladder. Bliss trapped Rodriguez between the ladder and corner again. Asuka then dropped Shotzi on the ladder. Asuka and Evans climbed the ladder, but Lynch tipped it over.

Evans took out Asuka and climbed up the ladder. The fans started booing as Evans climbed up. Shotzi pulled her off, and the fans popped. Evans knocked down Shotzi and was alone at the top. The fans erupted in boos again.

Rodriguez came between Evans and the ladder. Morgan then climbed up to a huge pop. Morgan gave Evans a sunset bomb going over Rodriguez.

Bliss tried to climb up, but Shotzi got her in the electric chair. Shotzi tried driving Bliss into the ladder while on her shoulders. They both fell over and crashed hard onto the ladder. The fans broke into a "Shotzi" chant.

Shotzi missed a senton in a scary-looking spot and hit the back of her head on a ladder. Asuka then took out Lynch with a kick. Rodriguez and Asuka fought around ringside. Rodriguez set up a ladder bridge between the apron and announce desk. They fought on the table and teased a powerbomb spot.

Asuka ended up on the ladder bridge. Lynch jumped off a ladder onto Asuka, but the ladder didn't break. The fans broke into a loud "This is awesome" chant.

In the ring, they set up three ladders. Evans and Bliss fought on one ladder, with Shotzi and Rodriguez on the other. Lynch pushed over both ladders and started climbing up.

Morgan jumped back in and cut off Lynch. She climbed up a second ladder, but Lynch pushed it over. Morgan got her foot on the top rope and pushed the ladder back up. She knocked down Lynch and pulled the briefcase to a massive pop.

As Morgan celebrated her win, Lynch flipped out at ringside.


They aired the Cody Rhodes interview from Monday's Raw.



They showed a Theory vs. Bobby Lashley video package.


Bobby Lashley defeated Theory to win the United States title (11:01)

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Lashley and Theory had a good match. It dragged in the middle but the fans were into it and popped big for Lashley's win.

The fans broke into a loud "Bobby" chant at the bell. Theory ran at Lashley, but he slammed Theory down. He set up for a spear, but Theory rolled out of the ring. Lashley tried to drive Theory into the ring post. Theory blocked it and drove Lashley into the ring post instead.

The fans broke into a loud "Theory Sucks" chant. Theory jumped off the apron. Lashley tried catching him, but they fell. Lashley recovered and drove Theory into the ring post. Lashley went for the spear again, but Theory dropped down.

Theory took over after dropping Lashley on the corner. He followed up with a running clothesline. Theory hit a left hand for a one-count. He then hit a superkick from the apron for a near fall.

Theory slowed the pace down with a chin lock. Lashley escaped and went for the hurt lock. Theory slipped out, but Lashley took over. Lashley ran wild and set up for a suplex. Theory slipped out and rolled out of the ring.

Theory went for a rolling dropkick, but Lashley got him in a press slam for a near fall. Theory regained control and hit a spear. He went for the A-town down, but Lashley escaped. He locked on the hurt lock for the win to a huge pop.


In the back, Sara Schreiber interviewed Liv Morgan. She noted she has a year to cash in the briefcase. Morgan doesn't want to mess it up and feels WrestleMania is a good time to cash in. For now, she just wants to celebrate.


They showed a Miz video package.


They aired a Bianca Belair vs. Carmella video package.


Raw Women's Champion Bianca Belair defeated Carmella to retain the title (7:12)

**1/4

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Belair and Carmella had a fine match.

Carmella had the brief advantage. Belair avoided Carmella with a backflip off the middle rope. Carmella fought back and went for a tilt-a-whirl head scissors, but Belair blocked it. She reversed into two backbreakers.

Carmella took over and hit the bronco buster for a near fall. Belair went for a slam, but Carmella slipped out. She pulled Belair down by her hair. The fans booed Carmella and broke into an "EST" chant.

Belair recovered and hit a delayed vertical suplex to a big pop. She followed up with ten punches in the corner. Belair missed a tackle and went shoulder-first into the ring post. Carmella hit a superkick for a near fall. The finish came when Carmella slapped Belair in the face. Belair snapped and hit the KOD for the win.

After the match, Carmella jumped Belair and beat her down. Belair struggled to get to her feet. The fans erupted in boos as Carmella walked off.


They aired a SummerSlam commercial.


Undisputed Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated The Street Profits to retain the titles (22:59)

***1/2

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The Usos and Street Profits had an awesome match. On the replay, they noticed that Ford's shoulder wasn't down for the three-count.

The Usos cut a promo before the match promising to retain the titles. Pat McAfee joined Michael Cole and Corey Graves on commentary. Cole mentioned the rumors of Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins having problems.

The fans broke into a loud "We want the smoke" chant. Jimmy shot Dawkins into the ropes and went for a monkey flip. Dawkins avoided with a cartwheel. He then hit a spinebuster on Jimmy. Ford went for the frog splash, but Jimmy rolled out of the ring.

Ford led the fans in a "suck it" chant. The fans then broke into a loud "McAfee' chant. The Usos gave Dawkins a suplex into the ring post to take over.

Jimmy mocked Ford and went for the Rikishi splash. Dawkins jumped to his feet and rocked Jimmy with a right hand. Ford tagged in and caught Jimmy with a kick to the head. He jumped off the top rope, but Jimmy rocked him with a superkick for a two-count.

The Usos slowed the pace down with a chin lock. Jey then knocked Dawkins off the apron with a superkick. The fans broke into a "Uso" chant.

Dawkins finally got the hot tag and hit a huge dive to the floor. He followed up with a flying elbow on Jimmy. Dawkins hit a splash and a twisting double under hook DDT for a two-count.

Dawkins tossed Jimmy in the air, and Ford caught him in a back suplex for a near fall. The fans broke into a "This is awesome" chant. The Street Profits hit a blockbuster doomsday for a very close near fall. The fans thought that was the finish.

Ford jumped over The Usos, but they caught him with double superkicks for a close near fall. The fans thought that was the finish. They broke into a loud "This is awesome" chant.

Ford dumped the Usos to the floor. He then jumped to his feet, ran across the ring, and leaped over the corner onto the Usos at ringside. The fans went wild for the spot.

Dawkins hit the spinebuster on Jey, and Ford hit the frog splash, but Jimmy broke up the pin. The fans popped big for the near fall. The fans broke into a "fight forever" chant.

Both teams faced off in the middle of the ring, and the fans applauded. The Usos got rid of Dawkins and rocked Ford with double superkicks again. They then hit the 1 D for the win.

After the match, they showed a replay, and Graves noticed Ford's shoulder was up. They showed the replay again, and Jimmy clearly picked up Ford's shoulder on the count.


They showed a Kevin Owens video package.


Next, they showed a series of shots featuring candles and a dark sky. Michael Cole didn't know what it meant.


They recapped the Ronda Rousey vs. Natalya feud.


SmackDown Women's Champion Ronda Rousey defeated Natalya to retain (12:33)

***1/4

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Rousey and Natalya had a good match. It started slow but picked up towards the end. The fans got into the match as well. The big story was after the match when Liv Morgan cashed in the briefcase and won the title.

Rousey got a good reaction during the introductions. They started with chain wrestling and traded submissions. Natalya got the ankle lock, but Rousey reversed. Natalya rolled through and stomped on Rousey's neck.

Natalya took over and hit a discus clothesline for a near fall. She slowed the pace down with a sleeper.

Natalya locked on an abdominal stretch, but Rousey countered. Natalya reversed again but reversed into an arm bar. Natalya escaped and hit a running clothesline.

Natalya escaped and went for the arm bar. Rousey broke free and locked on the sharpshooter to a big pop. Natalya made it to the bottom rope to break the hold.

Rousey went for the arm bar. Natalya recovered and sent Rousey to the floor. Rousey hurt her knee on the landing. Natalya targeted the knee and locked on the sharpshooter on the apron. Rousey countered and sent Natalya into the ring post.

Rousey went for the arm bar, but Natalya reversed into the Sharpshooter. Rousey broke free and caught Natalya in an arm bar for the win.


Liv Morgan defeated Ronda Rousey to win the SmackDown Women's title (:31)

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The fans popped big for Morgan cashing in and winning the title.

As Rousey tried to get to her feet, Liv Morgan's music hit to a big pop. Morgan ran out and cashed in her MITB briefcase. The fans went crazy for Mogan running out.

The bell rang, and Rousey got her in the ankle lock. Morgan kicked the bad leg and rolled up Rousey to win the title. The fans reacted huge to Morgan winning the title.

After the match, Rousey handed over the title and hugged Morgan. She walked off and waved at the fans. The fans broke into a loud "You deserve it" chant for Morgan.


They showed a Drew McIntyre video package.


They showed a Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar SummerSlam video package. Cole pushed that the MITB winner could cash in after the SummerSlam main event.


Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Theory defeated Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Riddle, Sami Zayn, Sheamus, Madcap Moss, Omos, and Riddle (25:30)

***1/4

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Adding Theory at the last second gave away the finish.

All seven guys faced off in the ring. Suddenly, Adam Pearce walked out and added Theory to the match. Cole and McAfee pointed out that Theory didn't have to qualify. The fans booed Theory and didn't want to see him win.

Omos had the early advantage as he dominated everyone. He knocked down Moss and Riddle with a ladder. In the ring, Riddle tried going for a guillotine, but Omos broke free. McIntyre then rocked Omos with the claymore kick.

Theory tried sneaking up the ladder, but McIntyre and Sheamus stopped him. Rollins went for a pedigree on a ladder, but Riddle backdropped him instead. Zayn tried climbing up the ladder, but Moss cut him off.

Omos slowly climbed up the ladder, but Moss and McIntyre cut him off. They sent him to the floor. Sheamus and Riddle attacked Omos with ladders at ringside. Everyone worked together and buried Omos under a pile of ladders.

Rollins, Zayn, and Sheamus climbed up two ladders in the ring. Theory knocked them down. He was alone at the top, and the fans booed. Moss pulled him down and hit a fallaway slam.

Zayn ended up on the top rope as Moss set up a ladder on the bottom rope. Zayn jumped over Moss and tried to climb up another ladder. Moss caught Zayn and gave him a painful-looking powerbomb on the ladder.

Sheamus went for the Brogue Kick, but Riddle moved. He then hit the draping DDT using the ladder. Riddle ran wild and hit the floating bro off the very top of the ladder. That was an awesome spot.

Omos recovered and beat down everyone. Sheamus caught Omos with the Brogue kick. Zayn followed up with the helluva kick. Riddle locked on the triangle, and Moss threw Omos out.

McIntyre rocked Omos with the Glasgow kiss, and Rollins hit a stomp. Sheamus, McIntrye, Zayn, Moss, and Rollins worked together and powerbombed Omos through the announce desk.

McIntyre trapped Sheamus under the ladder and started climbing. Butch ran out and jumped on McIntyre's back. Sheamus then rocked McIntyre with a knee to the face. Sheamus tried climbing up with McIntyre trapped under the ladder. McIntrye pushed Sheamus off and hit the claymore on Butch.

Sheamus and McIntyre fought at the top of the ladder. Zayn pushed over the ladder, and they landed on a second ladder on the corner. Zayn climbed up, but Moss pushed him off.

Rollins pushed over the ladder, and Moss took a nasty fall. Riddle set up a second ladder. Rollins knocked off Riddle and grabbed at the briefcase. Riddle climbed back up and gave Rollins an RKO off the ladder to a massive pop.

Riddle slowly climbed up and had his hands on the briefcase. Theory climbed up and pushed off Riddle. He then pulled down the briefcase to win the ladder match to loud boos.

Theory celebrated his win to end Money in the Bank. McAfee predicted Theory would cash in at SummerSlam.


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By: #GeraldRoberts