The 2018 WWE Money in the Bank Kickoff Show opens up live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois as Renee Young welcomes us to the show. She is joined by David Otunga, Sam Roberts and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. They hype up tonight’s show and the WWE Network as we see fans filing in into the arena.
Renee sends us backstage to Charly Caruso in the social media lounge and she will be joined by Daniel Bryan later on tonight and fans can submit their questions with the #AskDB hashtag. Charly is about to reveal which among The New Day will compete at tonight’s Men’s MITB Ladder Match but Kevin Owens comes walking by and he is in a bad mood. He is asked about being slammed by Braun Strowman last week and this leads to another rant by Owens. A staffer walks up and brings Owens a bag of pancakes with syrup. Owens then says that He won’t reveal what he has planned. Charly looks to reveal The New Day’s member for tonight but she suddenly can’t reveal any scoops. We go back to the panel for more discussion on tonight’s show before Renee sends us to another break. Renee then sends us to a video package for tonight’s WWE Title Match. Rosenberg and Otunga go with Shinsuke Nakamura to defeat AJ Styles and become the new WWE Champion, as does Renee. Booker T disagrees and picks WWE Champion AJ Styles to retain his title. The panel discusses the match between Sami Zayn and Bobby Lashley next and they all go with Lashley to win.
We then get the video package for the SmackDown Women’s Title Match between SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella and Asuka. The panel discusses the match and Renee brings up Big Cass vs. Daniel Bryan next. Bryan joins the panel from backstage to answer fan questions and says that he is doing great. Bryan takes shots on Cass and says that he doesn’t think Cass can beat him. Bryan then says that he has tapped out bigger guys than Cass and his plan is to go in the ring and do whatever it takes to get him to tap. When asked if he enjoyed being SmackDown General Manager, Bryan says that it had its ups & downs but the hard part was being around something he loved but was unable to do it, which motivated him to work harder for a ring return. Bryan is asked about the advantages he has over Cass and he says that the three main advantages he has are legs, lungs and heart. Bryan then says that Cass can’t outwork him, outpace him and doesn’t have the heart he has for being at this for so long. Bryan goes on and says that he is really confident about beating Cass tonight. That ends Daniel Bryan’s social media lounge backstage segment and the panel discusses the match. Otunga and Rosenberg pick Bryan to win the match. Renee sends us to another break.
We come back from the break and Charly Caruso is now backstage with WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins. We see that Rollins has what’s left of the special guitar of Elias that he smashed last week. Rollins mocks Elias but says that he knows Elias will bring some stiff competition tonight. Rollins then says that the truth is Elias isn’t on his level and Elias’ greatest hits wouldn’t even make the cut on his B-side. Rollins then says that Elias might think he’s going to walk out of Chicago with the title but this is Rollins’ title and he fights for it every single night. Rollins then says that tonight will be no exception and that he will leave Chicago as the man. We go back to the panel to discuss the match. Renee says that we might see Elias win the title. Booker T goes with Elias and Otunga picks Rollins. Rosenberg then says that Elias needs to win to show people he’s serious. We now take a look at what has recently transpired between Jinder Mahal and Roman Reigns as the panel discusses their match. Reigns is the favorite on the panel. Renee sends us to another break. We come back and Samoa Joe has joined the panel at the table. Kevin Owens then walks up and tries to rally Joe to help take out Braun Strowman. Joe says that he has learned to not trust Owens. Owens then says that he isn’t asking for trust, just common sense. Owens then sys that they can take out Braun and then one of them will get the briefcase. Joe isn’t buying it and Owens says that he gives up. Owens walks off and Joe comments on how he will get the job done by himself tonight. Renee sends us to the ring for the first match of the night which will be for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.
Tom Phillips welcomes us to tonight’s show and introduces the first match of he night. He is joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson make their way down to the ring first. The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) make their way down to the ring next and their match is underway.
The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) (c) vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson: The SmackDown Tag Team Titles are on the line in this one. Gallows and Anderson start off fired up and they control the page of this one early on. Harper is selling a knee injury as the Good Brothers clear the ring and dump the Bludgeon Brothers out to ringside. Harper and Rowan turn it around at ringside after separating Anderson and Gallows and beating them down one by one. Back in the ring, it’s all the Bludgeon Brothers now as they take turns working over Karl Anderson in the ring. Rowan hits a big splash on Anderson in the corner and then taunts the crowd. Anderson finally starts fighting back as Rowan misses a shot in the corner. Anderson hits a spinebuster on Harper as Gallows recovers and gets on the apron to receive the tag. Gallows gets the tag and starts laying into Harper with kicks. Gallows dumps Rowan outside and continues the offense on Harper. Gallows hits a pump handle slam on Harper, then along with Anderson he dumps Rowan outside. Anderson follows up with a suicide dive on Rowan, and Gallows turns around into a big boot from Harper. Harper knocks Anderson off the apron, then goes back to working over Gallows. Harper looks for a suplex, but Anderson reverses. Rowan runs in and takes out Anderson, and then the Bludgeon Brothers hit the double team powerbomb on Gallows for the three count. Winners & Still The SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan)
Another #SDLive tag team has been BLUDGEONED as @LukeHarperWWE & @ERICKROWAN put away @LukeGallowsWWE & @KarlAndersonWWE on #MITB Kickoff! pic.twitter.com/E9pJL5sKUl
— WWE (@WWE) June 17, 2018
After the match, Rowan and Harper stand tall as their music hits. We go to replays. The Bludgeon Brothers raise the title in the corners as we go back to the panel.
Renee now sends us to a preview for the Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax Matchup and the panel discusses the match. Booker T ends up standing and acknowledging the crowd after a loud “Booker T” chant breaks out. Otunga goes with Rousey but the others believe that Nia Jax will retain her title. That’s it for the Kickoff Show.
The main show opens up with a video package explaining the concept of Money in the Bank and presenting the stories of our top matches.
We are live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois as Tom Phillips welcomes us to the Money in the Bank PPV Event. He is joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. We go right to the ring for the first match of the main show which is Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass.
Daniel Bryan makes his way down to the ring first. Big Cass makes his way down to the ring next and their match is underway.
Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass: The opening bell sounds and Bryan starts off strong. Bryan takes Cass down to the mat several times and connects with several kicks. Back in the ring, Cass works over Bryan and slows things down with a bear hug. Bryan fights free and connects with some punches, but Cass shuts him down with a knee and drops him down to the mat again. Cass works over Bryan in the corner until Bryan trips him and then goes to work on Cass’ left knee. Bryan wrestles Cass down to the mat and puts him in the Yes Lock, but Cass is able to reach the ropes to break it. Cass rolls outside and Bryan hits a flying baseball slide kick, and Cass crashes against the fan barricade. Bryan follows up with a suicide dive off the turnbuckle on to Cass down on the floor. Back in the ring, they fight up the turnbuckle and Cass is able to come back with a superplex. Cass puts Bryan up in the Torture Rack, and then slams him down for a two count. Bryan fights back and takes out Cass’ knee again, and then he follows up with the Yes Kicks. Cass blocks the last kick and grabs Bryan by the throat. Bryan breaks free and kicks out Cass’ knee again, then kicks him in the head while he’s down. Cass fights back up to his feet and drops Bryan. The crowd chants for Bryan and Cass wastes some time yelling at the crowd. Cass puts Bryan up in the Torture Rack again, but Bryan escapes and answers with a flying knee to the head of Cass. Bryan drags Cass to the middle of the ring and goes back to work on his bad knee. Bryan applies a heel hook on Cass and Cass screams. Cass taps out and Bryan wins via submission. Winner: Daniel Bryan
HEEL GETS HOOKED.
MAT GETS TAPPED.
It’s that simple. @WWEDanielBryan is VICTORIOUS at #MITB! pic.twitter.com/Rafx3ZA1rp
— WWE (@WWE) June 17, 2018
After the match, Bryan stands tall as his music hits. Bryan goes to the corner and leads the “yes!” chant as we get replays. The “yes!” chants continue as Cass limps up the ramp and Bryan celebrates in the ring.
A hype video for the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament is shown next.
We head backstage with The New Day and Xavier Woods says that he had a bit of trouble thanks to the hot peppers at E3 but it’s time for strategy. Kevin Owens shows up and presents the garbage bag of gifts to them. It’s full of pancakes. The syrup follows and The New Day are willing to entertain him. Owens then asks which of them is in the ladder match but when they demure he says he gets it, it’s good strategy.
Owens then asks if they have considered using the other two to take Braun out, and Kofi Kingston is indignant at the suggestion of cheating. Owns then says that he gets it, he’s just looking for common sense and wants to talk about it. Xavier then invites him to have some pancakes and talk it over, but when Owens admits he doesn’t like breakfast foods and thinks The New Day’s cereal sucks they banish him from their locker room.
Owens then yells at them about how IHOP was right to become IHOB for burgers and how he hates Chicago. The New Day divest him of the syrup and he leaves.
We head back to the ring for the next match of the night which is Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn.
Michael Cole is on commentary for this one. He is joined by Jonathan Coachman and Corey Graves.
Sami Zayn makes his way down to the ring first. Bobby Lashley makes his way down to the ring next and their match is underway.
Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn: Sami circles the ring after the bell sounds and wastes some time. Lashley chases Sami back in the ring, but Sami still appears reluctant to engage. Zayn gets a cheap shot in on Lashley and dumps him outside. Sami follows Lashley outside and whips him into the ring post, then he rolls back in the ring as the referee counts. Lashley gets back in the ring and almost immediately turns it around against Zayn. Lashley slams Sami down and dominates the next few moments of the match with power moves. Lashley picks up Sami in his signature stalling vertical suplex and slams Sami down hard. Lashley covers for the three count after a short match. Winner: Bobby Lashley
The vertigo HAS to be setting in for @SamiZayn again after this one…@fightbobby with a RESOUNDING victory at @WWE #MITB! pic.twitter.com/OmdBD2QFMF
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 17, 2018
After the match, Lashley stands tall over Sami and poses as his music plays. Lashley hits the corner to pose as we go to a break.
Back from the break and we get a promo for Ronda Rousey’s newest film Mile 22.
We head backstage where we see that Nia Jax is discussing the rules of her match against Ronda Rousey with referee John Cone while Ronda Rousey shadowboxes in her locker room and Natalya looks on.
We then get a promo for USA Network’s upcoming Miz & Mrs. reality series with The Miz and Maryse.
We go to the ring for the next match of the night which is the WWE Intercontinental Title Match.
Elias is already in the ring with his guitar. Elias plays a little and says that he is WWE and that everyone will see that WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias knocks the people of Chicago as they boo him. A “we deserve it” chant breaks out and Elias agrees. Elias tells them to silence their cellphone and shut their mouths as he starts playing. He stops and says Chicago just isn’t worth it. The lights come up and WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins makes his way down to the ring next. The match is underway. Michael Cole is still on commentary in this one with Corey Graves and Jonathan Coachman.
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Elias: The WWE Intercontinental Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and Rollins starts off strong here. Rollins wrestles Elias down to the mat and applies a hammer lock. Elias fights out and stuns Rollins with a flurry of punches. Elias stomps on Rollins when he’s down until the referee stops him. Rollins recovers and fires back with punches on Elias. Rollins levels Elias with a big dropkick and Elias rolls outside. Rollins hits a suicide dive on Elias outside and then beats Elias down on the floor. Back in the ring, Rollins works over Elias in the corner, but he misses a kick and Elias takes advantage with a big lariat that sends Rollins falling down to the ringside floor. Elias takes Rollins back in the ring and beats him down, working over Rollins’ neck. Elias follows up with a DDT for a near-fall. Elias controls the next few moments until Rollins fires up and sends Elias out to ringside. Rollins follows up with a big suicide dive on Elias on the floor and connects, but Rollins sells his neck right after. Back in the ring, Rollins hits a Blockbuster off the middle rope for a two count on Elias. Rollins goes up top but misses and his knee buckles. Elias capitalizes with a running knee to the face of Rollins for a two count. Elias picks up Rollins in the Electric Chair position, but Rollins fights out. Rollins is still selling the bad knee as Elias works him over. They fight back and forth and Rollins hits a superkick but only gets the two count. Rollins is still selling the knee and is having trouble standing now. Rollins goes up top for a frogsplash, but Elias gets his knees up to block it. They fight up to the turnbuckle and Elias knocks Rollins down to the mat. Elias goes up top, but Rollins runs back up and superplexes Elias off the top rope. Rollins follows up with the Falcon Arrow for a two count. Rollins goes for the curb stomp but Elias rolls outside. Rollins goes for a suicide dive, but Elias side-steps and Rollins crashes into the fan barricade. Elias beats down Rollins at ringside, then rolls him back in the ring. Elias goes up top and connects with a flying elbow off the top for a two count. Rollins and Elias fight on the corner, and Rollins slides through Elias’ legs and goes for a powerbomb. Rollins picks up Elias for the powerbomb, but Rollins’ bad knee gives out and they both fall down. Elias gets to his feet and tries to capitalize with a pin, but only gets the two count. Rollins and Elias trade a series of roll-up pins. Rollins rolls through and rolls up Elias sitting on his legs and he scores the surprise three count. Winner & Still The WWE Intercontinental Champion: Seth Rollins
HE DID IT AGAIN.@WWERollins rolls up @IAmEliasWWE to REMAIN #ICChampion at #MITB! pic.twitter.com/SdFZFMBwm0
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
The #FightingChampion @WWERollins notches another victory in Chicago! #MITB pic.twitter.com/eIlsK7VVBy
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 18, 2018
After the match, Rollins takes the title and sits up as his music hits. We go to replays. Rollins makes his exit with the title as Elias recovers.
We get a video package for the next match of the night which is the Women’s MITB Ladder Match.
We go to the ring and we see the Women’s MITB Briefcase hanging high above the ring as the bell rings.
Sasha Banks makes her way down to the ring first. She is followed by Becky Lynch. Lana is out next. Ember Moon makes her way down the ring next. Naomi is out next. Natalya makes her way down to the ring next. Alexa Bliss makes her way down to the ring next. Charlotte Flair makes her way down to the ring last. The match is underway. Tom Phillips is on commentary in this one. He is joined by Corey Graves and Jonathan Coachman.
Women’s MITB Ladder Match: The opening bell sounds and all of the women go at it and the fight spills out to ringside early on. Ember gets back in the ring with a ladder and she brawls with Sasha Banks. Ember springboards off the middle rope and hits a splash on Sasha while she’s standing and they fall down flat onto a ladder laying on the mat. Sasha rolls outside and she’s selling the back. Lana gets in the ring now and hits Ember with a ladder, then hits the X Factor. Lana sets up a ladder, but Natalya comes in and takes her out. Naomi comes in but Natalya drops her on the ladder and then sends her out to ringside. Charlotte runs in and starts hitting chops on Natalya, then suplexes her down. Becky runs in and fights with Charlotte over a ladder. Naomi springboards off the ladder and clotheslines down Natalya, then she dropkicks the ladder into Becky and Charlotte. Naomi then hits a suicide dive on Alexa out at ringside. Naomi gets back on the apron and hits a blockbuster on Sasha down on the floor. Back in the ring, Ember, Becky and Naomi brawl over a ladder. Ember and Naomi gang up on Becky now and send her outside and then Naomi and Ember trade kicks. Naomi hits some kicks, but then Ember flips Naomi on top of a ladder. Charlotte and Sasha fight on a ladder, but Natalya runs in and takes Charlotte down. Becky then shoves Sasha off the ladder, but Sasha lands on Charlotte and Natalya. Becky climbs the ladder, but Alexa takes her off the ladder and drops her. Lana brings another ladder in the ring now as the other women brawl. All of the women fight up on ladders in the middle of the ring. Natalya pulls Sasha down and slams her into the ladder, knocking down Becky in the process. Charlotte boots Natalya down, then powerbombs Ember off the ladder onto another ladder. Charlotte drops Lana next, then goes to work on Alexa. Alexa hits the Code Red on Charlotte, then Alexa fights with Lana. Lana kicks Alexa in the head and then locks in The Accolade. Lana starts climbing the ladder, but Naomi jumps up the ladder and kicks Lana down. Becky runs in and pulls Naomi down. Becky and Charlotte climb the ladder now until Alexa shoves them off. Charlotte spears Alexa down, then climbs back up the ladder. Sasha runs up and pulls her off the ladder and hits the back stabber. Everyone keeps running for the ladder and getting pulled off. Natalya hits an electric chair drop on Lana, then Ember kicks Natalya down. Charlotte rams Ember into a ladder and then Becky suplexes Charlotte down. Becky climbs up and almost gets the briefcase, but she gets shoved down. Alexa climbs up quickly and grabs the briefcase while the other women are laying around the ring. Winner & Ms. Money in the Bank: Alexa Bliss
Tonight’s #MITB event just got a serious injection of BLISS, because @AlexaBliss_WWE is now Ms. #MITB! pic.twitter.com/QhsUfSSm0o
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
After the match, Bliss poses on top of the ladder with the briefcase as the other Superstars recover on the floor and look on. We go to replays. Bliss raises the case up on the ladder as we go backstage.
We head backstage where Kurt Angle and Paige are watching. Kurt is stoked and Paige says that he should be, but there’s still the Men’s MITB Ladder Match and she’s sure that SmackDown is bringing that one home. Angle then says that dual-branded PPVs are real cool and he gets to see old friends like Samoa Joe and AJ Styles, to which Paige tells him to keep his eyes off her roster because they bleed black and yellow blue.
Constable Baron Corbin shows up to ruin everyone’s fun and reminds Kurt that he serves at Stephanie McMahon’s beck and call. Paige then asks if Baron’s still sad that he failed miserably at cashing his Money in the Bank in, but Corbin’s all business and reminds Kurt to get it done and walks off.
We then get a video package for the next match of the night which is Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal.
Sunil Singh is out first as he introduces Jinder Mahal. Jinder Mahal heads out and makes his way down to the ring as international broadcast teams are being introduced. Roman Reigns heads out next and makes his way down to the ring. The match is underway. Michael Cole is back for commentary in this one. He is joined by Corey Graves and Jonathan Coachman.
Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal: The opening bell sounds and Jinder charges, but Reigns blocks and unloads on Jinder with right hands. Reigns continues the offense on Jinder until Jinder rolls outside for a breather. Reigns follows him outside and brawls with Jinder at ringside. Reigns misses a drive-by and Sunil Singh miraculously gets out of his wheelchair and attacks Reigns from behind while the referee is distracted by Jinder. Jinder capitalizes and beats Reigns down in the ring now. Jinder shoves Reigns outside into the fan barricade, then takes him back in the ring for some elbow drops and a two count. Reigns starts fighting back but Jinder shuts him down with a knee to the face. Reigns misses a Superman punch and Jinder capitalizes with a gutbuster. Reigns fights back and connects with a Superman punch for a two count. Reigns goes for another one, but Jinder stops him. They fight out to ringside, and Jinder knocks Sunil Singh down while he’s out there. Reigns drops Jinder, and then spears Sunil at ringside. Back in the ring, Jinder and Reigns fight back and forth until Reigns connects with a spear on Jinder for the three count. Winner: Roman Reigns
In the battle of SPEAR vs. KHALLAS, SPEAR WINS.@WWERomanReigns protects the yard at #MITB! pic.twitter.com/xOyhOQMaVe
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
What a VICTORY for #TheBigDog @WWERomanReigns LIVE on @WWENetwork! #MITB pic.twitter.com/sJ976x76Fo
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) June 18, 2018
After the match, Reigns stands tall as his music hits and we go to replays. Reigns climbs the ropes and poses in the corner while Singh and Mahal are still laid out.
A video package of Big Show interviewing Special Olympics Powerlifter Katie Miller is shown. Afterwards, she is shown sitting at ringside with her family and she acknowledges the crowd as they chant her name.
Commentary then recaps the first half of the show.
Tom Phillips then sends us to a video package for the next match of the night which is for the SmackDown Women’s Title.
We go to the ring and Asuka makes her way down to the ring first. SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella makes her way down to the ring next and their match is underway. Tom Phillips is back on commentary for this one. He is joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.
Carmella (c) vs. Asuka: The SmackDown Women’s Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and Carmella avoids contact early on. Asuka finally gets a hold of her and beats Carmella down. Asuka hits the running hip attack and bumps Carmella outside. They fight on the apron and Carmella slams Asuka into the ring post. Carmella takes control of the match in the ring now. Carmella misses a shot and Asuka fires up. Asuka takes control of the match now and works over Carmella’s shoulder. Asuka looks for the Asuka Lock but Carmella resists it. Asuka misses a shot and falls out to ringside as Carmella recovers. Carmella kicks Asuka off the apron and follows up with a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Carmella pins but only gets a two count and Carmella starts getting frustrated. Asuka escapes a pin attempt and kicks Carmella right in the face. Someone gets up on the apron wearing Asuka’s robe and mask and distracts Asuka. Carmella takes advantage of the distraction to roll up Asuka for a two count. Asuka kicks Carmella down and is then distracted by the masked individual again. He yanks the mask off and it’s revealed to be James Ellsworth. The crowd pops and Asuka can’t believe it. Carmella boots Asuka in the head while she’s distracted for the three count. Winner & Still The SmackDown Women’s Champion: Carmella
HE’S BACK?! @realellsworth just cost @WWEAsuka the #SDLive #WomensChampionship! #MITB pic.twitter.com/CuTPSjv6Zc
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
After the match, Ellsworth hits the ring and celebrates with Carmella as she takes the title and her music hits. We go to replays as they celebrate to the back. Asuka recovers at ringside as Carmella and Ellsworth continue the celebration at the entrance ramp.
We get a promo for Bruce Prichard’s Something Else To Wrestle With Podcast for this coming week’s episode.
Commentary then hypes up WWE’s Super Show-Down in Australia this coming October featuring Triple H vs. The Undertaker.
Tom Phillips then leads us to a video package for the next match of the night which is for the WWE Title.
We go to the ring and Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way down to the ring first. WWE Champion AJ Styles makes his way down to the ring next. The match is underway. Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton are still on commentary for this one.
AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Last Man Standing Match): The WWE Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and they lock up in the middle. Nakamura misses a kick and AJ connects with an elbow to the face. AJ follows up with a dropkick and Nakamura goes down. AJ follows up with more strikes and he works over the challenger in the corner. AJ follows up with a backbreaker and then he dumps Nakamura out to ringside. AJ follows up with a springboard forearm from the ring down onto Nakamura on the floor. Nakamura comes back with a suplex on the entrance ramp and then he lays AJ over the apron and knees him in the face. Nakamura leaps off the ring steps and connects with another knee to the head of the Champion. Nakamura takes control of things in the ring and chokes AJ in the corner. They fight out to ringside and brawl into the crowd. AJ hops up on the fan barricade, but Nakamura kicks his legs out from under him. They fight back into the ring, where Nakamura comes flying off the middle rope, but AJ knocks him out of mid-air with a dropkick. AJ follows up with a big facebuster. AJ goes to pick Nakamura up and Nakamura goes for a low blow, but AJ dodges it. They go back at it and AJ misses a shot, leading to Nakamura hitting a reverse exploder. Nakamura looks for the Kinshasa, but AJ shuts him down with a forearm to the face. AJ hits the fireman’s carry into a neckbreaker and Nakamura is down. AJ hits an elbow to the face and then he looks for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Nakamura kicks AJ out of the air.
Nakamura takes AJ out to ringside and tosses him onto one of the three commentary tables. Nakamura runs across the other announce tables and hits the Kinshasa on AJ. Nakamura rolls AJ back in the ring and puts a table in the ring too. They fight up the turnbuckle and it looks like AJ is going to powerbomb Nakamura through the table, but Nakamura fights out. The table gets tipped over and Nakamura slams AJ onto the edge of it. Nakamura stands the table up in the corner and then throws AJ through it. AJ gets up before the referee’s 10 count and Nakamura removes the turnbuckle padding in one corner. AJ tries to fight back, but Nakamura kicks him down. Nakamura sets up AJ in the corner and charges for the knee strike, but AJ moves and Nakamura’s knee hits the exposed turnbuckle. AJ starts working over Nakamura’s knee now and he applies the calf crusher. The fight spills outside and AJ smashes a steel chair over Nakamura’s knee. Nakamura hits a low blow on the champion and both men are down. Nakamura takes AJ up on to a table, but AJ shoves him off. AJ goes flying off the table with a Phenomenal Forearm on the challenger. AJ takes Nakamura up to the ring steps and picks him up. AJ sets Nakamura up for the Styles Clash and he hits it off the ring steps down to the ringside floor. Nakamura is down until the referee’s count reaches 9. Nakamura dares AJ to come at him, so AJ charges and kicks him below the belt. AJ gets back in the ring as Nakamura sells the low blow on the floor. AJ goes flying off the top with a Phenomenal Forearm on Nakamura through the announce table. Nakamura is down for the referee’s 10 count and AJ Styles wins. Winner & Still The WWE Champion: AJ Styles
The #Phenomenal @AJStylesOrg is the LAST MAN STANDING at #MITB! #LastManStanding pic.twitter.com/ytaxqxwY5O
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
AND STILL your @WWE Champion…
A. J. STYLES!#MITB #LastManStanding @AJStylesOrg pic.twitter.com/WpH4XLKsSz
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
After the match, AJ stands tall and has his arm raised while also raising the WWE Title in the air. AJ’s music hits as Nakamura is still laid out on what’s left of the announce table. AJ returns to the ring with the title and stands tall as we go to replays. AJ celebrates as officials help Nakamura recover at ringside.
We get a promo for an upcoming episode of WWE 24 featuring The Hardy Boyz with exclusive footage courtesy of Impact Wrestling and The GWN App.
Commentary sends us to a video package for the next match which is for the RAW Women’s Title.
We go to the ring and RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax makes her way down to the ring first. Ronda Rousey makes her way down to the ring next. The match is underway. Michael Cole is back on commentary for this one. He is joined by Corey Graves and Jonathan Coachman.
Nia Jax (c) vs. Ronda Rousey: The RAW Women’s Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and Nia starts off strong, backing Ronda into the corner. Nia hits a splash in the corner, then goes for another one but misses. Ronda comes back with punches until Nia headbutts her down. Nia hits a splash in the corner and then goes for a Samoan Drop, but Ronda Escapes. Ronda locks Nia in a Kimura Lock and then goes for an armbar, but Nia fights out. Nia powerbombs Ronda down to the mat, and Ronda falls out to ringside. Nia slams Ronda into the fan barricade and then takes her back in the ring. Ronda tries to fight back, but Nia shuts her down and hits a gorilla press slam. Ronda goes for a front face lock, but Nia slams her down. Nia applies a bear hug now but Ronda fights her way out with elbows to the face. Nia shoves Ronda off the ropes and hits a Samoan Drop. Nia looks to follow up with a leg drop, but Ronda moves out of the way. Nia then misses a spear in the corner and Ronda applies an arm bar over the ropes. Ronda lets go and then climbs up to the top rope. Ronda hits a flying cross body off the top on Nia and pins for a two count. Ronda hits a flurry of punches and then a flying knee to the face. Ronda judo throws Nia down for a two count. Ronda looks for an arm bar but Nia escapes. Ronda hits a version of the Rock Bottom on Nia and then goes for another arm bar. Ronda almost has it locked in, but Alexa Bliss runs in and starts hitting both Ronda and Nia with the Money in the Bank briefcase. Winner: No Contest
BLISS ON A MISSION! @AlexaBliss_WWE has attacked BOTH @NiaJaxWWE and @RondaRousey with the #MITB briefcase! #RondavsNia pic.twitter.com/weaACq2IAu
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
After the match, Bliss then lays Jax out with the briefcase. Bliss unloads on Rousey with the briefcase as Jax crawls to the corner. The referee asks Bliss if she’s cashing in but she looks to be passing on it. She returns to the floor and beats on Rousey with the case some more. Bliss returns to the ring and hits Jax some more in her injured arm. Bliss hands the case over and is cashing in as JoJo makes the announcement.
Nia Jax (c) vs. Alexa Bliss: The RAW Women’s Title is on the line in this one. Alexa immediately hits a DDT on Nia and then goes up top. Alexa hits the Twisted Bliss off the top for the three count to win The RAW Women’s Title. Winner & The New RAW Women’s Champion: Alexa Bliss
From #LittleMissBliss to #LittleMissMITB to #LittleMissCHAMPION…@AlexaBliss_WWE has cashed in her contract to become a 3-TIME #RAW #WomensChampion! #MITB pic.twitter.com/0PTe4pDXM3
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
Twice on #SDLive…
THRICE on #RAW…@AlexaBliss_WWE is a 5-TIME #WomensChampion! #MITB pic.twitter.com/BdCEdRPxJL
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 18, 2018
After the match, Bliss takes the title and celebrates as her music hits. Jax recovers and clutches her arm, staring Bliss down. Bliss is all smiles as she raises the title on the stage and talks some trash back at the ring. We go to replays. Bliss poses with the title on the stage as we go to a break.
We get a promo for WWE’s next PPV Event known as Extreme Rules.
Commentary leads us to a video package for the main event which is the Men’s MITB Ladder Match.
We go to the ring and Samoa Joe makes his way down to the ring first. We see the Men’s MITB Briefcase hanging high above the ring. Finn Balor makes his way down to the ring next. Aiden English heads out next as he introduces Rusev and Rusev makes his way down to the ring next. Kevin Owens makes his way down to the ring next. The Glorious Booby Roode makes his way down to the ring next. The Miz makes his way down to the ring next. Braun Strowman makes his way down to the ring next as the other competitors looks on. The New Day’s music hits and they all head out to the stage. Big E steps forward, but moves back. Xavier Woods moves forward next, but moves back as well. Kofi Kingston makes his way down to the ring and it will be him representing The New Day in this Men’s MITB Ladder Match. The match is now underway.
Men’s MITB Ladder Match: The opening bell sounds and everyone goes at it, with Braun Strowman clearing the ring fairly quickly. Strowman rolls outside and Joe elbows him in the back of the head. Kofi then comes flying off the ring steps with a shot on Strowman. Owens charges at Strowman on the ramp, but Strowman clotheslines him down. Roode, Balor, Rusev and Miz all gang up on Strowman and start throwing ladders on to Strowman’s body on the stage. Back in the ring, Miz starts climbing a ladder, but Joe knocks him off. Kofi comes in and clears the ring now until Owens and Balor comes back in. Balor drops Owens and hits the double foot stomp, then starts climbing. Bobby Roode knocks Balor off the ladder and starts climbing. Balor pulls Roode off and dropkicks him. Owens nails Finn with a ladder and then takes him out to ringside. Rusev starts climbing in the ring, so Owens goes after him, but Rusev slams him into a ladder. Joe runs in and drops Rusev now, then puts him in the corner and kicks him in the head. Kofi springboards off the top rope and knocks Joe down. Kofi climbs the ladder but Miz knocks him down, so Kofi throws Miz down to the floor at ringside. Kofi goes to the top rope and hits a suicide dive down onto his opponents at ringside.
Balor follows up with a suicide dive of his own onto everyone else at ringside. Balor goes up to the stage to get a ladder and as he grabs one, Strowman gets back up to his feet. Strowman starts dropping everyone on the ramp until Joe comes flying out of the ring with a flying forearm to Strowman on the floor. Owens superkicks Strowman, then Rusev boots Braun in the face. Rusev and Owens beat down Braun on the stage and Owens sets up a table next to a ladder. Braun starts fighting back, so Joe locks the Coquina Clutch on him. Owens then superkicks Strowman next. Owens climbs up a very tall ladder, as Joe and Rusev hold Strowman down on the table. Strowman fights up and kicks Joe and Rusev down and Strowman climbs up the ladder and grabs Owens. Strowman single-handedly tosses Owens of the ladder and Owens crashes through a table. Strowman chokeslams Kofi onto a ladder on the stage next and then he lays out everyone else on the ramp. Strowman gets in the ring and goes after The Miz now, then Joe comes in and drops Strowman. Strowman gets sent outside and Balor dropkicks him into the fan barricade. Roode whips Balor into the ring post, then he brawls with Joe in the ring. Joe hits a Uranage on Roode down on the mat, then Joe starts throwing hands with Rusev. Rusev dumps Joe outside, then Rusev kicks Roode in the head. Kofi comes back in the ring but Rusev drops him. Rusev applies The Accolade to Kofi and Roode at the same time. Miz runs in and Rusev drops him and applies the Accolade to Miz, Kofi and Roode simultaneously. Joe breaks it up, but Rusev drops him. Rusev climbs for the briefcase, but Miz knocks him off. Roode and Balor clear the ring, then Balor drops Roode. Balor climbs a very tall ladder set up outside the ring and he nails Roode with the Coup De Grace. Balor climbs the ladder in the ring now, but Strowman pulls him down. Braun then hits a powerslam on Joe, then one on Miz. Braun and Finn climbs the ladder at the same time and Kofi leaps up onto Braun’s back. Braun knocks Finn down, then he tosses Kofi down. Strowman is at the top of the ladder and he grabs the briefcase for the win. Winner & Mr. Money in the Bank (Monster in the Bank): Braun Strowman
MONSTER IN THE BANK.@BraunStrowman has his sights SET on the #UniversalChampionship! #MITB pic.twitter.com/1Lie2pzW2B
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2018
After the match, fans pop as Braun poses on top of the ladder with the MITB briefcase. We go to replays. Braun raises the briefcase over his head as his music plays and the other Superstars try to recover. Money in the Bank goes off the air with Braun celebrating.