We begin with a look at the announcement to John Cena about his stretcher match against Kane.
We are in Columbus, Ohio and your announcers are Michael ‘Jim Jackson’ Cole and John ‘Woody Hayes’ Layfield.
We see the two title belts hanging over the ring while Michael and John tell us about the four on three match later tonight involving the seven men in the Money in the Bank WWE Title Match.
John Cena comes to the ring. He welcomes everyone to Smackdown and he says that there is energy here. John tells everyone to look at the two title belts above his head. They are symbols of excellence. John throws out a few rhetorical questions, including why the title belts are over his head.
John takes a deep breath and he talks about the history behind the events to lead into the current situation with the WWE World Title being created, the return of Batista, Daniel Bryan winning the title at Wrestlemania, and then Daniel’s injury to set up this ladder match to determine the new WWE World Champion.
John points out the people in the match and he says that it sounds like a bad joke. You have a Mexican, an Irishman, an Uber European, a Duck Dynasty reject, a prima donna, a security guard, and Dudley Do Right walk into a WWE ring? That is where the comedy stops. He will save you the punchline and he says that he will put all of them in a line and he will punch them.
He will walk into Money in the Bank, walking up the ladder to victory, and walking out proudly saying the Champ Is Here.
Alberto Del Rio comes out and he tells John that he should spend less time talking, and more time worrying about Alberto Del Rio. Alberto says that he was the first to qualify and he will be the first to climb the ladder to win the title. He does not think Juanito knows how dangerous he is. He will make sure that John knows as he stands over John as the new WWE World Champion.
Sheamus’ music plays and he says hello to John and to Bertie. No one has forgotten how dangerous Alberto is, it is that no one gives a damn about what he has to say. Money in the Bank is every man for themselves. Sheamus says that there are some formidable opponents in the ring, but the biggest challenge is him. Trying to figure out how to drag those titles through airport security because he will be the US and WWE World Champion . . . FELLA.
Cesaro’s music plays and Paul Heyman says that everyone must share his enthusiasm because for the first time ever, the WWE World Title will be decided in a ladder match. It is a match where we will have a new WWE World Champion. Paul says that he can guarantee it will be none of the men currently in the ring. It is every man for themselves, which his client likes.
There is only one man who has a full time strategist in his corner. He will strategize against everyone to make sure they lose. Paul’s strategy allowed his client to end the Undertaker’s streak at Wrestlemania. His strategy will lead to a new champion . . . whose name is Cesaro.
Roman Reigns comes through the crowd to the ring. He looks around and then he says ever since Seth Rollins stabbed him in the back, he has had some trouble trusting people. All that matters are the titles. Reigns looks at Cena and he says that it does not matter how many there are or who you think you are, there’s not a man in this ring who is going to stop him now.
Cena takes off his hat and he takes off his dog tags before taking off his shirt.
Any physicality is stopped by Randy Orton’s music. Orton comes to the stage and he says that Roman has finally learned that you cannot trust anyone in the WWE. Randy says that he is the face of the WWE and the company was at an all time high when he was the champion. Randy points out that he is not standing in the ring so Roman will not be going through him. Randy says that he will win at Money in the Bank and the titles are coming back to him.
Reigns goes to the floor and he punches Orton. Orton punches back and Reigns with a head butt. Orton with a forearm and punches but Reigns with a punch and he sends Orton into the stage and ramp. Orton with a punch.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Cena and Del Rio square off while Cesaro and Sheamus do the same.
Del Rio and Cesaro are sent to the floor while Orton and Reigns fight to the back.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kofi Kingston appears in the Goldman Box before our first match. He says when you hear his name, you think of spectacular moments when it comes to Money in the Bank. He says that he will make some memorable moments when he wins.
Match Number One: Seth Rollins versus Kofi Kingston
They lock up and Rollins with a wrist lock. Kofi escapes and he gets a leg sweep and a near fall. Rollins backs Kofi into the corner and he tries to punch Kofi but Kofi blocks it. Kofi with punches but Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles. Rollins kicks Kofi in the corner and follows with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Kofi with elbows but Rollins with a forearm to the back. Rollins tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Kofi lands on his feet.
Kofi with chops followed by a drop kick. Kofi misses the flying clothesline when Rollins moves. Rollins with an Irish whip and he goes for a splash into the corner but Kofi with a pendulum kick followed by a cross body for a near fall. Rollins with a kick and a back heel kick. Kofi goes through Rollins’ legs and he hits a rana.
Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Rollins moves and Kofi hits the ropes and goes down. Rollins with shots to the head and then he picks up Kofi for the Buckle Bomb followed by Black Out for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match, Seth takes the mic. He says not only is he the first entrant in the Money in the Bank Contract Match, but he guarantees that . . .
Dean Ambrose appears on the TitanTron and he tells Seth to listen. He tells Seth to be on his toes. Every time he steps in the ring or steps out from behind the curtain, he wants Seth to wonder if tonight is the night that Dean Ambrose gets even. It could be any night, but it is going to happen.
Seth says that it is a shame that Dean has to fight with Kane tonight because he would love for Dean to come to the ring to kick his teeth down his throat.
Dean says that when he is done with Kane tonight, he is going to focus all of his energy on you. He will send Seth and Kane where they belong . . . HELL.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dolph Ziggler is in the Goldman Box. He says that he had the briefcase before and if he can get into the match, he will win it again. There is no one else who can still the show like him.
Wade Barrett says that he’s got some bad news. He has every intention of winning the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. All of the other competitors are like the United States Football team at the World Cup. They might have some aspirations after beating a team like Ghana, but you will be destroyed and eliminated by him.
Match Number Two: Dolph Ziggler versus Wade Barrett in a Non Title Match
Barrett with a kick to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back. Ziggler with a drop kick and he misses a splash into the corner. Barrett with a kick to the midsection that sends Ziggler to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler is getting out of a reverse chin lock and Ziggler with punches. Ziggler tries to float over and Barrett with a kick to the midsection. Barrett gets a near fall. Barrett chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Barrett with knees to Ziggler while in the ropes followed by a boot to send Ziggler to the floor.
Barrett Irish whips Ziggler into Garcia Corner. Barrett sends Ziggler back in and he gets a near fall. Barrett with a seated abdominal stretch. Ziggler with a jawbreaker to get out of the hold. Ziggler with an uppercut followed by a cross body and he punches Barrett. Barrett with the Blackpool Slam and he gets a near fall.
Barrett sets up for the Bullhammer but Ziggler moves and Ziggler leaps into the corner and he punches Barrett. Ziggler with a sunset flip for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Ziggler celebrates his victory, but when he comes off the turnbuckles, he turns into a Bullhammer. Barrett tells everyone that he is still the bloody champion.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Titus O’Neil versus Adam Rose
Rose prances around Titus before locking up. Titus with a forearm in the corner. Titus with another forearm and a punch. Titus with a kick. Titus barks and says there won’t be a party tonight. Titus with an Irish whip but he misses a splash in the corner and Rose with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Adam Rose
After the match, Titus says that he wasn’t even ready. He tells Adam to get back in this ring and he guarantees that Adam, that bunny, and those ragged assed Rosebuds won’t be partying because of him.
Match Number Four: Adam Rose versus Titus O’Neil
Rose slaps Titus and then Rose with a rollup for a three count.
Winner: Adam Rose
We go to commercial.
We are back and Seth Rollins is at the announce table with John and Michael.
Match Number Five: Kane versus Dean Ambrose
Ambrose with a running forearm and head butt to Kane but Kane with an uppercut. Kane with another uppercut followed by an Irish whip and side slam. Kane chokes Ambrose in the ropes and he punches Dean. Kane with a punch to the head followed by a knee to the midsection. Kane with a boot to the head.
Kane with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Dean with boots to Kane when he charges into the corner. Ambrose with a missile drop kick and then he punches Kane. Dean with a kick but Kane punches Dean. Dean bounces out of the ropes for a clothesline. Dean with punches and then he drop kicks Kane into the corner.
Dean with punches and then Kane tries for a choke slam but Dean escapes. Dean with a tornado DDT for a near fall.
Dean sees Seth get up at the announce table and Dean ducks when Kane charges at him. Dean with a suicide dive onto Kane and then Dean attacks Rollins as he leaps over the announce table. Ambrose comes off the announce table and Kane with an uppercut. Kane brings Ambrose back into the ring and he hits a choke slam for the three count.
After the match, Rollins comes into the ring and he stands over Ambrose. Rollins with Black Out to Ambrose.
We take a look at what happened at the start of the show with six of the seven men in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger are in the ring.
Zeb says last week an injustice occurred. Just like the people watching tonight, Big E took a hand out. He took advantage of a distraction by a blonde headed Russian bimbo to get a win over a Real American. With that said, he wants to know how long has Big E been in cahoots with that Lana.
Match Number Six: Big E versus Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)
Swagger dives at the knee and then Swagger with knees in the corner. Swagger with a clothesline that sends Big E over the top rope to the floor. Swagger rolls Big E into the ring and Swagger with an Irish whip but Swagger misses a splash when Big E moves. Big E with a running shoulder tackle followed by the Big Ending for the three count.
Winner: Big E
Fandango is outside Layla’s dressing room waiting for her to go to the ring.
Summer Rae appears in the hall and she wants to apologize. She says that she could be a little possessive and she understands why Fandango left her. Layla is the right choice because Layla truly loves him. However, Layla does not love Fandango like Summer does and she will always love her.
Summer kisses Fandango, and by coincidence, Layla leaves the dressing room. Layla goes back into the dressing room and Fandango is conflicted as we go to commercial.
We are back and we take a look at the WWE’s involvement with the Special Olympics.
Match Number Seven: Bo Dallas versus Fandango
Before the match starts, Summer runs to the ring to be with Fandango, but Fandango tells Summer to leave. The referee calls for the bell and Layla also comes to the ring and we have a catfight.
Fandango tries to separate the women and things bring them back into the ring. Fandango holds Layla and Layla slaps Fandangoby accident. Fandango grabs Summer and Layla tries to kick Summer, but she misses and hits Fandango instead.
Layla chases Summer to the back.
Bo checks on Fandango and then he hits the BoDog for the three count.
Winner: Bo Dallas
After the match, Bo does his victory lap. Bo goes over to Fandango and he tells him it is okay. There are plenty of fish in the sea and someday, you will catch the right one. He tells Fandango that all he has to do is BOLIEVE.
Bray Wyatt appears on the TitanTron and he says that the nature of man has always fascinated him. Look at y’all. Running around like a bunch of blind mice chasing for a piece of cheese. What happens when the snake enters the maze? He will play the childish games now, but he is the king and designer of chaos. He decides who does what and where they do it. Bray says that he deals the cards. The world spins on axis above his jagged teeth. When he clamps down, the world will shake. At Money in the Bank, he will put an end to this childish charade. All he has to do is climb the ladder and take what is his. We exit the laws of reality. We enter the era of Wyatt.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we will have an announcement on Raw about the other six men to be in the second Money in the Bank Ladder match at the pay per view.
Match Number Eight: Roman Reigns, John Cena, and Sheamus versus Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, Cesaro (with Paul Heyman), and Bray Wyatt
Sheamus and Cesaro start things off and they lock up. The referee has to separate them in the corner and then Cesaro with a punch but Sheamus punches back. Cesaro with a kick and forearm followed by a slap to the head. Cesaro goes to the floor and Wyatt is tagged in on his way out of the ring.
Wyatt with punches to Sheamus but Sheamus punches back. Wyatt with a head butt and uppercut. Sheamus with an Irish whip and shoulder to the midsection followed by a knee lift. Cesaro distracts Sheamus to allow Wyatt to connects with a clothesline. Cesaro tags back in and he tells Wyatt to get to the apron.
Cesaro punches Sheamus and Sheamus wants more. Sheamus punches Cesaro and then they exchange slaps before Sheamus hits a power slam. Cena tags in and he punches Cesaro. Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog. Cena with a boot to the head but Cesaro is able to tag in Del Rio. They lock up and Del Rio with a side head lock. Cena with a hip toss and then he sends Del Rio into the turnbuckles.
Sheamus tags in and he punches Del Rio. Sheamus with a neck breaker but Del Rio with a back heel kick. Cesaro tags in and he punches Sheamus and connects with European uppercuts. Cesaro with a boot to Sheamus and then he hits a suplex. Cesaro with an Irish whip but Sheamus with a uranage back breaker to a charging Cesaro.
Cesaro is sent to the apron and Sheamus with the forearms to the chest. Sheamus with a forearm to the back and Cesaro goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a suplex to Sheamus for a near fall. Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Del Rio with punches and a kick but Sheamus with a Finlay Slam. Orton and Cena tag in and Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena with a Five Knuckle Shuffle and he tries for the Attitude Adjustment but Orton gets to the apron and the floor. We have a seven man stand off but everyone pairs off. Orton with an IEEDDT to Cena in the ring while everyone else battles on the floor. Cesaro stares down Sheamus.
Orton looks at Reigns while Cena tries to crawl to his corner. Orton with kicks to Cena in the corner and then Del Rio drops Cena on the ropes. Wyatt tags in and he kicks Cena in the ribs. Wyatt punches Cena and then he hits a splash into the corner. Wyatt looks up at the title belts and then he returns his focus to Cena. Wyatt goes for another splash in the corner but Cena gets his feet up. Wyatt with a uranage for a near fall.
Wyatt stomps on Cena’s hand and he tags in Del Rio. Alberto with a thrust kick to Cena and then he punches Cena. Del Rio misses the splash to the back and he goes through the ropes to the floor. Cesaro checks on Del Rio while Cena is down. Cesaro rolls Del Rio back in and Orotn tags in and hits a power slam.
Orton gets a near fall. Orton punches Cena and then he kicks him before tagging in Cesaro. Cesaro punches Cena and then he connects with a European uppercut followed by punches and kicks in the corner. Cesaro with a delayed vertical suplex on Cena for a near fall. Cesaro punches Cena and then hits a double stomp to the chest and he gets a near fall.
Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Cena gets to his feet and he tries to power himself into his corner but Cesaro holds him away from his corner. Cena with a Saito suplex and both men are down. Cesaro with the pop up European uppercut but Cesaro can only get a two count. Cesaro looks up at the belts and then he punches Cena in the midsection.
Cesaro with a punch and then he puts Cena in the corner for Del Rio. Del Rio wants Cena to get up and he hits the step up enzuigiri and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio with punches to Cena followed by a kick to the back. Del Rio goes up top and he blows a kiss before coming off the turnbuckles into a drop kick from Cena.
Orton tries to stop Cena but Del Rio with a drop kick to the knees and a super kick for a near fall. Cesaro tags in and he kicks Sheamus off the apron. Cesaro stares at Reigns and Cena with a back body drop but both men are down.
Reigns tags in and so does Del Rio. Reigns with a clothesline followed by a flying clothesline. Reigns with a running clothesline into the corner followed by an uppercut. Reigns goes to the floor and he hits Wyatt before connecting with the broad jump drop kick to Del Rio. Sheamus clotheslines Cesaro on the floor. Reigns sets for the Superman Punch but Orton distracts Reigns.
Del Rio with a forearm but Reigns tries for a Samoan Drop. Wyatt punches Reigns from the apron and Reigns with a Superman Punch to Wyatt. Orton comes in and he tries for an RKO but Reigns escapes and sends Orton to the floor. Del Rio with a kick to the midsection and then he tries to float over into the cross arm breaker but Reigns sends Del Rio into the ropes and Reigns with a spear for the three count.
Winners: Roman Reigns, Sheamus, and John Cena
After the match, Cena, Sheamus, and Reigns stare at the title belts before celebrating their victory.
We go to credits.
Written by Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com