Location: Wichita, KS
Date: June 9, 2016
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
“WWE: Then. Now. Forever.”
The SmackDown intro brings us to a packed arena as AJ Styles and The Club make their way out.
We go back to Monday night when The Club took a big win over The New Day and proceeded to continue the attack until John Cena arrived with the assist. Commentary then hypes John Cena vs AJ Styles and the Fatal Four Way Tag Title matches at Money In The Bank featuring The New Day, The Vaudevillains, Enzo & Cass, and Gallows & Anderson.
Back in the ring, AJ has a mic in hand as he asks if it’s just him, or are people comparing this year’s Money In The Bank to Wrestlemania? They’re even saying this will be the greatest Money In The Bank of all time! And it’s not just because The Club is contending for the Tag Titles, but the dream match is on between AJ Styles and John Cena! The crowd give a pop as AJ continues, pointing out that with Smackdown going live and the brand extension, this may be the first and last time you see these matchups! The crowd begins chanting for Cena, causing AJ to switch gears and bring up what he had to say about Cena on Monday Night RAW. The era of Cena has lasted over a decade, and it’s time for a change. The new era of WWE cannot get started until I take out John Cena! That has been the plan all along: when I came to the WWE, I made sure that The Club was a package deal. We have reigned and dominated everywhere we’ve been, transcending countries, continents, and companies, and at Money In The Bank it’ll be no different. We will reign, we will dominate, and I will personally prove to John Cena…(mocking Cena’s pose)…you can’t beat me! And Gallows and Anderson will dominate the New Day and become the new WWE Tag Team Champions!
This brings out Enzo & Cass to a big pop from the crowd. Enzo has a mic in hand, and reminds us that his name is Enzo Amore, and he is a certified G and a bonafide stud, and you CAN’T TEACH THAT! This right here is Big Cass, and he’s seven foot tall, and you CAN’T TEACH THAT! Bada boom, realest guys in the room! How you doin’? The crowd starts chanting “How you doin’?” as Cass begins to speak. AJ, it sounded like you were saying that Gallows and Anderson will dominate The New Day to win the WWE Tag Team Champions. They aren’t the only two teams in the match at Money In The Bank. There are four teams in that match, and only one team is leaving Vegas with the WWE Tag Team Championships…and it sure won’t be that Mr. Clean dream team! Enzo says you are looking at the next WWE Tag Team Champions to a pop from the crowd, before Anderson chimes in. For the past ten years we’ve been traveling the world, making a name for ourselves as the absolute best! What about you, Enzo? What have you been doing, managing a Hooters? Enzo says he’s glad the Mr. Clean dream team and Brother RayJ had some porcelain material and have been reading my resume. Yeah, I used to manage a Hooters, I’m a G and out here dominating life, how you doin’? That doesn’t take away from the fact you three have traveled the world, had matches in rings in every continent…except Antarctica…and I’m not gonna lie, I wish I could walk a mile in your shoes. That way I’d have your shoes and be a mile away from you, how you doin’? Gallows says you got jokes, but I got rhymes too: you call yourself a certified G, but I see Mr. Softie…because the last time you were in a big money match, you went to sleep on the jobski! Enzo says look what we got here, a cuppa hatas…a cuppa hatas. Listen up, you jank, every time I step in that ring, I give it all! As you prefaced, I ain’t exactly working with a full deck pal, but when the chips are down, me and Big Cass are all in! We came here to get money, and at Money In The Bank in Vegas, you wanna roll the dice against us? We will beat the crap out! Money walks, and money talks, and you need to pay attention. Cass follows up by saying to pay attention to this: there’s only ONE WORD to describe you, and I’m gonna spell it out for ya! S-A-W-F-T…SAWWWWWFT! Enzo and Cass approach the ring, as we get ready for a big tag match between them and Gallows and Anderson up next!
Back from commercial, New Day has joined the commentary table for this opening contest which is underway!
Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Club (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson)
Enzo and Anderson start off, locking up before Anderson brings Enzo down with a shoulder tackle. Anderson lays into Enzo with some stomps in the corner, but Enzo turns things around with a headscissors takedown! Gallows with a blind tag, running in with a big boot to Enzo before hitting a couple elbow drops for a nearfall. Gallows continues the attack in the corner with some mudhole stomping and a backbreaker for another nearfall. Anderson gets involved with a double team on Enzo before Gallows lays into him with some right hands, keeping Enzo far away from Cass in the process. Tag to Anderson leads to a sleeper hold as Enzo gets to a vertical base…only for Anderson to drop him with a body slam! Anderson sets Enzo up in the tree of woe, landing a dropkick right into the midsection of Enzo! Enzo rolls out of the ring, climbing up on the apron to hang Anderson up. Gallows goes for a big boot on the outside to no avail, but Anderson stops Enzo from getting the tag to Cass as the Vaudevillains come out to the stage while we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Gallows is on top of Enzo with a sleeper hold as we see Vaudevillains still on the stage. Enzo gets out of the grip of Gallows, fighting back before being shoved down and sent to the corner by Gallows. Enzo eventually catches Gallows with a DDT before getting the hot tag to Cass as Anderson tags in. Cass is on fire now as he lays into Anderson, ending with a big boot to the face of Anderson and the Empire Elbow…but Gallows stops the pin! Cass sends Gallows out of the ring, but Anderson dumps Cass out of the ring as the Vaudevillains make their way down to the ring. New Day leave the announce table to confront them, and it all breaks down into chaos coming into the ring, as the ref calls for the bell!
Winners: No Contest
The chaos continues with New Day removing Gallows and Anderson from the ring, with Enzo and Cass getting the Vaudevillains out to a pop from the crowd as their music hits. Commentary takes us back to the beginning of the feud between Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose, as well as a tribute to Muhammad Ali. Commentary talks about his appearance at Wrestlemania as just a small part of his legacy, before hyping the card for Money in the Bank featuring the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, as well as John Cena vs AJ Styles. Backstage, Renee Young is standing by with Lana and the United States Champion, Rusev. Lana says rumors of Rusev backing down are ridiculous, and Rusev says HE is the greatest champion of all time. Titus O’Neil knows nothing about being a champion, and at Money in the Bank…Rusev is interrupted by Titus, who can’t believe what he’s hearing. He lets Rusev know that the United States Championship is coming home to him before walking off, and we go to ringside where Cesaro makes his way to the ring for a big tag match tonight! Out next is Sami Zayn as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, commentary hypes the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at any time, before Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring next. ADR shows off to the crowd as Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring to round out the participants for this tag match. We get a shot of the MITB briefcase hanging above the ring, as this tag match gets underway!
Cesaro and Sami Zayn vs. Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens
Zayn and Owens start things off with an impressive exchange that leads to a series of arm drags sending Owens to the corner, as ADR blind tags in and gets some hits on Zayn while mocking Owens. Zayn with an arm drag before tagging in Cesaro, who brings ADR into the corner before ADR catches him with a kick to the chest. Mounted punches in the corner by ADR, before Cesaro gets out and lays in some of his own. ADR gets him in an arm wrench and looks for a tag by Owens, who drops down and takes a hike up the ramp. Zayn begins chasing after Owens, leaving Cesaro alone with ADR who turns things around with a DDT but misses a kick to Cesaro, who hits a cannonball off the apron before playing to the crowd as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, ADR hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Cesaro before hitting the backstabber for a nearfall. ADR is still in control as he climbs to the top rope, hitting a right hand for another nearfall. ADR locks in a sleeper hold, but Cesaro gets up pretty quick before ADR looks to hit a suplex…only for Cesaro to reverse with a stalling suplex! Zayn and Owens return to the ring, brawling before Zayn sends Owens back into the ring. ADR and Owens begin arguing in the ring, before ADR leaves the ring. Owens follows him, continuing the argument before Zayn takes a dive over the ref onto both of them! ADR dodges enough to send Zayn into the barricade before Cesaro catches him with a suplex onto the floor! Back in the ring is ADR as Cesaro hits a crossbody for a nearfall. ADR drives a boot right into the arm of Cesaro, looking for the cross arm breaker…but Cesaro gets him ready for a swing before Owens stops it. Zayn stops Owens, takes a kick from ADR, and Cesaro hits a pop-up European uppercut on ADR! Cesaro follows suit by taking ADR to an Uppercut Party! Zayn going for a tag before getting dropped off the apron, and Cesaro sends ADR for a small swing before locking in the Sharpshooter. Owens stops it before being taken out of the ring by Cesaro, who sets ADR up on the turnbuckle and hits a dropkick. Cesaro goes up top, but Owens drops him into a tree of woe and yells at ADR to hit his double foot stomp. ADR does so, but Owens blind tags in and drags ADR out of the ring before taking the pin for himself!
Winners via pinfall: Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens
Owens celebrates on the stage as we go to the further events between Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose. Back at ringside, Becky Lynch is accompanied by Natalya as she makes her way to the ring for this women’s division match coming up next!
Back from commercial, Dana Brooke is accompanied by the Women’s Champion Charlotte as she makes her way to the ring. We go back to Monday night when Becky and Natalya tried to get Dana to leave Charlotte, to no avail. Back at ringside, this match is underway!
Becky Lynch vs. Dana Brooke
They lock up, but Dana quickly gets to the ropes. Becky hits a leg whip followed by a couple arm drags before Dana goes outside to take a breather. Dana gets back in the ring, pulling Becky by the hair but Becky sends her into the corner. Dana distracts the ref, allowing Charlotte to get a shot in on her before Dana hits a handstand elbow drop for a nearfall. The crowd is chanting for Becky as she hits a rollup on Dana for a nearfall. Becky is turning things around with some clotheslines on Dana before hitting a forearm in the corner. Charlotte distracts Becky just long enough for Dana to hit her on the ropes. Chaos ensues on the outside, until Charlotte and Natalya are both ejected. Dana goes for a suplex, but is reversed into a Disarm-Her and Dana has no choice but to tap out!
Winner via submission: Becky Lynch
Backstage we see Baron Corbin walking backstage as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Dolph Ziggler joins the announce table as Kalisto makes his way to the ring for this match. Out next is Baron Corbin, and this match is underway!
Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin
Baron goes to work on Kalisto early using his power, but Kalisto turns things around with an enziguri on the apron. Kalisto gets caught with a right hand by Baron, who throws the former US Champion onto the barricade. Baron continues the assault before confronting Ziggler, staring him down as he continues beating up Kalisto. Back in the ring are Baron and Kalisto, Baron still looking over at Ziggler as he locks in an armbar of sorts wrenching Kalisto’s shoulder. Kalisto gets out with a jawjack, rolling through with a kick to the head and a corkscrew before hitting a spiked rana for a nearfall. Kalisto goes for Salida Del Sol, only to take a kick to the back of the head and an End of Days to give Baron another win!
Winner via pinfall: Baron Corbin
Baron continues staring Ziggler down as we get a replay of the match before going to more from the Jericho/Ambrose feud. Commentary hypes Dean Ambrose vs Chris Jericho, coming up NEXT!
Back from commercial, commentary hypes matches from the upcoming Money in the Bank PPV including John Cena vs AJ Styles and Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Backstage we see Sheamus bragging about his appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Zack Ryder makes a snide remark, causing a verbal barrage by Sheamus. Apollo Crews shows up, looking not too impressed with Sheamus before sending a right hand to the Celtic Warrior! Crews walks off as Sheamus is now incensed. We go back to ringside where we see ladders set up along the ramp and the MITB briefcase hanging high above the ring. Dean Ambrose makes his way out for a big rematch against Chris Jericho, who comes out next with a smirk on his face as he heads down the ramp. This match is up next!
Back from the ring, commentary hypes the MITB Ladder Match for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. For now, though, we focus on the match that’s underway!
Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho
Both men circle around before locking up, and Ambrose takes him to the corner. Jericho gets out and slaps Ambrose, which infuriates the Lunatic Fringe! Ambrose lays into Jericho with a barrage of offense now, finishing with an elbow drop and a boot to the sternum. Jericho in the corner now, but turns things around with an elbow from behind. Jericho yells at Ambrose about the thumbtacks from Extreme Rules, but Ambrose responds with a lariat before sending Y2J out of the ring! Ambrose follows with a big dive onto Jericho, before tearing the announce table apart. Ambrose comes back into the ring to stop the count, but goes right back out with bad intentions for Jericho.J Jericho gets out, and hits a monkey flip that sends Ambrose nearly into the barricade as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Jericho is still in control taking Ambrose into the corner. Ambrose turns things with some chops, but Jericho hits a dropkick for a nearfall. Jericho with a sleeper hold on Ambrose, who is struggling to get to a vertical base. he does, rolling Jericho up for a nearfall. Jericho responds in kind with a clothesline, stomping at Ambrose before driving him into the ropes. Jericho gets caught with a clothesline by Ambrose, who gets a second wind as he goes to work on Jericho. Running bulldog is blocked by Jericho, who takes a right hand right to the face. Dirty Deeds blocked, and Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho…but Ambrose rolls him up for a nearfall, before hitting another right hand for a nearfall. Ambrose climbs up top, but Jericho dodges him and hits an enziguri off the turnbuckle for a nearfall. Jericho sets him up top, but gets taken down as Ambrose hits a La Magistral cradle for a nearfall. Ambrose goes for a forearm but is blocked, bringing both men down. Jericho gets up first, and a series of finisher reversals ensues before Jericho hits the Codebreaker for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Chris Jericho
We get replays of the finish as Jericho stares down at Ambrose. He looks to the outside before leaving the ring, grabbing a ladder to bring back into the ring. He looks to use it on Ambrose, who turns the tables on Y2J before climbing up the ladder, hitting an elbow drop on Jericho and staring up at the MITB briefcase as the show comes to a close.