WWE’s annual Money In The Bank pay-per-view took place on May 19th at the XL Center in Hartford, CT.
Kickoff Show results:
– The Kickoff Show panel tonight is hosted by Jonathan Coachman, Sam Roberts, Dave Otunga, and Charlie Caruso. They welcome us to the show and start off by running down the card for tonight’s show.
– Becky Lynch is backstage for an interview where she talks about the mountain she’s facing tonight, having to compete in two separate singles matches.
– We see Kevin Owens backstage where he does an interview about his WWE Title match tonight. Owens says he doesn’t have any issue with Kofi personally and thinks Kofi is a good role model, but Kofi’s got something he wants, the WWE Title, and he’ll do anything to get it.
– They show a pre-taped promo from Nikki Cross. Nikki is speaking calmly and normally, and says he’s going to give Alexa Bliss a chance because she’s been nice to her.
– Beth Phoenix and Sonya Deville join the Kickoff Show panel now. Beth and Sonya exchange words about Sonya giving the MITB Ladder Match spot to Mandy Rose, and Beth thinks Mandy is inexperienced. Zelina Vega interrupts and says Sonya is irrelevant, and they start arguing.
– Daniel Bryan & Rowan vs. The Usos: This one is a non-title match. The opening bell sounds, and Bryan and Jimmy start this one off. Jimmy hits several chops to the chest of Bryan, then Jey tags in and continues the offense on Bryan. Bryan mounts a comeback and connects with several chops and kicks on Jey. Jey tries to fight back, but Bryan tackles Jey into the corner and then tags in Rowan. Rowan drops an elbow on Jey, then continues the offense and tries to keep Uso grounded. Rowan knocks Jimmy off the apron, then he tags in Bryan. Bryan works over Jey on the mat and fishhooks Uso a couple of times until the ref calls for the break. Bryan hits a loud chop to the chest, then some running kicks in the corner. Jey ducks a kick and hits the Samoan Drop on Bryan. Rowan tags in and goes for a spear, but Jey dodges and Rowan crashes into the ring post by himself. Jimmy gets the hot tag and pummels on Rowan in the corner. Uso hits some kicks on Rowan an then looks for the Samoan Drop but he can’t get Rowan up. Jimmy goes up top and hits a corkscrew moonsault on Rowan for a two count. Jimmy goes up top and looks for a cross body on Rowan, but Rowan catches him and reverses it into a vertical suplex for a two count. Jey tags in. Rowan then fights with both Uso brothers in the corner, and Rowan hits a double superplex on both Uso brothers off the top turnbuckle. Bryan tags in now and tees off on Jey with a series of kicks. Jey fights back and they trade kicks now. Jey hits a superkick, then he goes to the top turnbuckle. Jey goes for the big splash, but Bryan dodges it and puts Jey in the Yes Lock. Jimmy runs in and breaks up the hold. Jimmy dumps Rowan outside, and he looks for a suicide dive, but Rowan catches him. Jey comes over for the save, and they hit a double superkick on Rowan at ringside. Jimmy and Jey then hit a double suicide dive on Rowan at ringside. Bryan goes for a suicide dive on the Usos at ringside, but they superkick Bryan before he exits the ropes. Jimmy and Jey both go to the top rope and they hit the double splash on Bryan for the three count.
Winners: The Usos
– Back at the Kickoff Show panel table, Coachman is joined by Beth Phoenix, Sam Roberts, and Dave Otunga. They introduce a video package looking at the feud between AJ Styles and Seth Rollins. Coachman tells us it’s time for Money In The Bank to start, and up first will be the women’s MITB Ladder Match.
WWE Money In The Bank 2019 results:
– The broadcast opens up with an image memorializing the late Ashley Massaro.
– Carmella vs. Naomi vs. Nikki Cross vs. Mandy Rose vs. Ember Moon vs. Bayley vs. Dana Brooke vs. Natalya: This women’s Money In The Bank ladder match is to determine who will get the Money In The Bank contract, which they can cash in on either the RAW or SmackDown Women’s Champion. Sonya Deville is at ringside. All the women got at it in the opening moments of this one, and the ladders get brought into the match early on. Mandy starts working over Carmella’s knee and Carmella sells a knee injury now. Ember knocks down Mandy, then it looks like everyone is ganging up on Naomi. She dodges all their attacks until Natalya suplexes Naomi on to a ladder. We see Carmella at ringside, and it looks like trainers and a referee are escorting her to the back. Dana throws Ember into a ladder in the corner, then Bayley sunset flips Dana into the ladder. Natalya and Mandy come in and work over Bayley with a ladder now. Noami fights back and clears the ring, then starts climbing the ladder. Ember Moon runs in and throws Naomi off the ladder and starts climbing. Dana Brooke knocks her down, then Mandy runs up the ladder and fights with Dana. Dana hangs from the chain the briefcase is on, and he knocks Mandy off the ladder. Mandy, Naomi, Nikki and Natalya all run in now and fight with Dana on the ladder. Natalya pushes the ladder over and knocks them all down to ringside. Ember Moon comes in and takes out Natalya. Mandy then takes out Ember, and it looks like Mandy is the only woman standing. She sets up a ladder, and Carmella limps back down to the ring from the back. Mandy runs out to meet Carmella on the ramp, and Carmella brawls with Mandy at ringside. Sonya gets involved, and Sonya helps a near-lifeless Mandy climb the ladder for the briefcase. Bayley runs up the ladder and pushes off both Mandy and Sonya. Bayley grabs the briefcase for the win.
Winner & new Money In The Bank contract holder: Bayley
– Bayley does an in-ring interview after the match, where she says she reminded everyone what she’s capable of.
– Sami Zayn walks in to Triple H’s office and bothers Triple H while he’s on the phone. HHH hangs up, and Zayn talks about how they both have a Braun Strowman problem tonight. Sami asks Triple H for protection tonight, but Triple H doesn’t seem interested. Triple H says Braun is banned from the building tonight.
– We see Rey Mysterio backstage in his locker room with his son Dominic, who will be watching Rey’s match backstage on a monitor.
– Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe (c): Joe’s U.S. Title is on the line in this one. Joe starts off strong and tees off on Rey with heavy kicks. Rey fights back and hits a flying seated senton on Joe, and it looks like Joe has begun bleeding. Joe drops Rey and takes control of the match again. Joe goes for a powerbomb on Rey, but Rey reverses into a hurricanrana. Rey turns the hurricanrana into a pin and steals the three count out of nowhere. Joe can’t believe it, and it looks like he may have a broken nose.
Winner & new United States Champion: Rey Mysterio
– Dominic comes out to celebrate with Rey. On their way up the ramp, Joe runs down and blindsides Rey. Joe takes Rey into the ring and beats down Rey as Dominic looks on from ringside. Joe finally leaves and Dominic goes in the ring to check on Rey.
.@SamoaJoe has only just begun.
— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) May 19, 2019
– We go backstage, and Braun Strowman is throwing stuff around in the loading bay of the arena. He says he’s looking for Sami Zayn.
– Cage Match: Shane McMahon & The Miz:We see a video package before the match looking at the history between The Miz and Shane. The opening bell sounds and Shane immediately tries to run up the cage, but Miz pulls him down to the mat and pummels on him. Shane tries to run up the cage again, but Miz pulls him back down and connects with a series of kicks. Miz misses a shot, and Shane throws Miz against the cage and pummels on him. Shane continues the offense until Miz pulls him down and applies the Figure Four. Shane breaks free and tries to climb out the cage door, but Miz grabs him by the foot and drags him back in. Shane brings a chair in the ring, but Miz takes it from him. The Miz unloads on Shane with a series of chair shots. The Miz hits about 20 chair shots, and then he hits the Skull Crushing Finale on the chair. Miz goes for the pin, but Shane puts his foot on the rope and the ref breaks the count. Michael Cole complains on commentary that the ref is wrong, because this is a No DQ match. The Miz takes Shane to the top rope, but Shane pushes Miz down, and they both fall down to the mat. Miz and Shane both climb to the top of the cage and they fight seated on top of the cage. The Miz gets the upper hand and he throws Miz down to the mat. Miz then hits a splash off the top rope on to Shane for a two count. Miz goes to pick up Shane, but Shane turns it into a version of a triangle choke. The Miz reverses it into a pin, but Shane kicks out. Shane tries to climb out the ring, but Miz grabs him again and pulls him in the ring. Miz goes to throw Shane into the cage, but Shane latches on to the cage and crawls up. Miz follows him up and stops Shane at the top. Shane slips out of his shirt and falls down to the floor for the win.
Winner: Shane McMahon
– Michael Cole reveals that Mick Foley will be on RAW tomorrow to announce “WWE’s newest Title,” and we see a Championship belt graphic with a question mark over it.
– We see a camera man and referees running backstage. They run to a section of the backstage where where Sami Zayn is shown hanging upside down from a structure. Triple H runs over and tells the camera man to get lost.
– Tony Nese (c) vs. Ariya Daivari: Nese starts off strong with kicks, and he covers Daivri early on for a two count. Nese misses a moonsault and Daivari fights back. It looks like Daivari hit a cheap shot to Nese’s eyes. Daivari controls the next several moments of the match until Nese fights back with a kick and a moonsault for a two count. Daivari comes back with an inverted DDT for a two count. Nese misses a shot at Daivari fires back with a kick to the face of the Champion. Daivari hits a series of kicks and chops in the corner, and he sends Nese out to ringside. They fight up the turnbuckle and Daivari slams Nese down to the mat for a two count. Nese sends Daivari out to ringside and hits a corkscrew suicide dive on him at ringside. Back in the ring, Nese goes up top and hits a 450 splash for a two count. Nese misses a shot and Daivari hits a superkick. Daivari hits a frogsplash, and then he hits a hammerlock lariat for a two count. Daivari goes up top, but Nese sends him down with a Frankensteiner. Nese hits the running knee on Daivari in the corner for the three count.
Winner & still Cruiserweight Champion: Tony Nese
– Triple H approaches Braun Strowman backstage and tells him that he’s telling him as his boss right now to leave the arena. Braun says “whatever man,” and walks off.
– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans: Becky’s RAW Women’s Champion is on the line in this one. Becky starts off strong with some dropkicks and a suplex. Lacey rolls outside for a breather. Back in the ring, Lacey comes back with a slam, and then she targets Becky’s left arm and beats her down. Lacey hits a slingshot elbow drop over the top rope onto Becky for a two count. Lacey continues the offense, then she takes out a tissue. Lacey wipes the tissue on her face, her armpit, and then her own face again. She then shoves it in Becky’s face. Becky fights back and hits a flying forearm. Becky hits some clotheslines and kicks, then a t-bone suplex. Becky hits a missile dropkick off the top and Lacey falls out to ringside. Becky takes Lacey back in the ring for a two count. Becky misses a shot and Lacey hits a neckbreaker and then a knee to the face for a two count. Becky fights back, but she gets distracted arguing with the ref. Lacey rolls up Becky from behind, but the referee doesn’t count for some reason. Becky reverses into the Disarm Her for the win via submission.
Winner & still RAW Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch
– Immediately after the Becky vs. Lacey match, Charlotte comes out and gets in the ring. It looks like Charlotte wants to have their SmackDown Women’s Title match right now.
– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair: The opening bell sounds and Charlotte immediately spears Becky into the corner, then starts pummeling on her. It’s all Charlotte in the opening moments, until she goes up to the top rope and Becky throws her down to the mat. Charlotte and Becky trade chops to the chest now, and Charlotte gets the upper hand. Becky comes back with a kick, but when she goes for another kick, Charlotte reverses it into a Boston Crab. Becky fights out and trades punches with Charlotte now. Charlotte misses a Natural Selection attempt and she falls to ringside. Lacey Evans runs down and hits a cheap shot on Becky when the ref isn’t looking. This leads to Charlotte hitting the big boot on Becky for the three count.
Winner & new SmackDown Women’s Champion: Charlotte
– Becky attacks Lacey after the match and beats her down at ringside. Charlotte gets involved and attacks Becky from behind. Lacey takes Becky in the ring, and they double team Becky. Bayley runs down for the save and she suplexes Lacey out of the ring. Charlotte drops Bayley from behind, then goes back to stomping on Becky. Charlotte misses a spear and crashes into the ring post. Bayley picks up her Money In The Bank briefcase and tells the ref she’s cashing it in.
– Bayley vs. Charlotte (c): The opening bell sounds and Bayley immediately goes up top and hits a flying elbow drop for the three count to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Winner & new SmackDown Women’s Champion: Bayley
– Bayley celebrates all over ringside after the match.
– Roman Reigns is shown walking through the hallways of the arena. Elias sneaks up behind him and smashes a guitar over his back. Elias then walks out around the stage to the ringside area. Elias comes out to the ring and sits on a stool. The lights go out and Elias picks up an electric guitar. Elias trashes the fans and Reigns. Elias does a brief song, then he heads up the ramp. Right before Elias is about to get to the curtain, Roman Reigns runs out and hits the Superman Punch on Elias. Reigns takes Elias to the ring.
– Roman Reigns vs. Elias: The opening bell sounds, and Reigns immediately hits a spear on Elias for the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
– We go to a video package looking at the Universal Title match between Seth Rollins and AJ Styles.
– Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles: The opening bell sounds and Rollins starts off strong. AJ stops the Champion’s momentum with a dropkick, then AJ takes Rollins into the corner for more punishment. AJ hits a knee to the face of Rollins, and then a backbreaker. They fight out to the apron, and it looks like AJ is going to try to give Rollins a Styles Clash off the apron, but Rollins fights out. Rollins dumps AJ outside and then hits a suicide dive on him. Rollins hits a second suicide dive, then takes AJ back in the ring. Rollins hits a series of kicks on AJ. AJ fights back with a fireman’s carry neckbreaker on the Champion. Rollins fights back and hits a frogsplash off the top for a two count. They fight up to the top rope and Rollins hits a reverse superplex and then a Falcon Arrow for a two count. Rollins looks for a kick and misses, and AJ locks Rollins in the Calf Crusher. Rollins breaks free. AJ follows up with the moonsault into a reverse DDT. Rollins and AJ trade kicks now, and Rollins drops the challenger with a superkick. It looks like Rollins is going for the curb stomp, but AJ grabs him and hits the Styles Clash for a two count. AJ looks for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Rollins ducks it and knees AJ in the face. Rollins follows up with a superkick. Rollins then hits the curb stomp for the three count.
Winner & still Universal Champion: Seth Rollins
– After the match, AJ gets up and shakes Rollins’ hand.
STYLES CLASH! Fantastic counter from @AJStylesOrg!
— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) May 20, 2019
– Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods are backstage for a brief interview with Charly Caruso.
– Lucha House Party comes out to the ring, and they’ve got microphones. They talk about Money In The Bank only coming once per year, but every day is a Lucha house party. Lars Sullivan interrupts and he demolishes the Lucha House Party members. Lars slams Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado at ringside. Lars gets in the ring and beats down Calisto, then hits a powerbomb on Calisto. Lars Sullivan is bleeding heavily from his forehead, he might have knocked heads with Gran Metalik on Metalik’s suicide dive.
– Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens: Kofi’s WWE Championship is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and the fight spills out to ringside early on. Kofi runs up the turnbuckle and hits a big suicide dive on Owens on the floor. Back in the ring, Owens fights back with a superkick. Owens follows up with a senton drop for a two count. Kofi fights out to the apron, and Owens knocks him down to the floor. Owens does a frogsplash off the apron down on to Kofi laying on the floor. Back in the ring, Kofi reverses a powerbomb attempt into a back body drop on Owens. Owens comes back with a Boston Crab on Kofi, but Kofi reaches the ropes to break the hold. They fight out to the apron, and Kofi drops Owens down to the floor. Kofi goes for a suicide dive off the turnbuckle, but Owens superkicks Kofi out of mid-air. Back in the ring, Kofi comes back with the SOS for the two count. Kofi goes for the Trouble In Paradise, but Owens blocks it. Owens looks for a submission but Kofi breaks free. Kofi fires up and pummels on Owens. Owens fights back and looks for the Stunner, but Kofi reverses it and hits the Trouble In Paradise on Owens. Owens is out, but he falls out of the ring and Kofi can’t pin. Back in the ring, Owens mounts a comeback. Owens appears to throw Kofi’s boots out of the ring. Kofi is now wrestling in socks. Owens misses a shot and Kofi fires back with the Trouble In Paradise. Kofi covers for the three count to retain the WWE Title.
Winner & still WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston
.@FightOwensFight catches Kofi on the way down!
— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) May 20, 2019
– Xavier Woods comes out to celebrate with Kofi after the bell.
– Finn Balor vs. Ricochet vs. Baron Corbin vs. Andrade vs. Ali vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton This one is the men’s Money In The Bank ladder match. The opening bell sounds, and Orton rolls out to ringside and lets the other wrestlers brawl in the ring. Ali gets sent outside, and Orton back suplexes him onto an announce table. Balor goes outside next, and Orton suplexes him onto the table too. Ricochet comes out next and he also gets suplexed on a table. Orton brings a ladder in to the ring. Corbin also brings a ladder in the ring, and so does Drew. Ricochet runs in and takes out Dre, then Ali takes out Corbin. Ali and Ricochet go at it now and climb the ladder. Corbin and McIntyre come over and slam both Ali and Ricochet down to the mat. Drew slams Ricochet into a ladder, and Corbin slams Ali into another ladder. Orton throws Corbin to the apron and hits the draping DDT. Balor and Andrade come in and clean house. Balor and Andrade fight to the top of the big ladder in the middle of the ring, and Andrade sunset flip powerbombs Balor off the top of the ladder on to another ladder beside it. Ricochet comes in but Andrade drops him, then Andrade goes at it with Ali. Andrade and Ali fight upwards on two side by side ladders. Ali hits a Spanish Fly on Andrade off the ladder down to the mat. McIntyre and Ali go at it at ringside now, then Corbin comes over and chokeslams Ali through the announce table. Corbin then turns on Drew and throws Drew over the barricade into the ground. Back in the ring, Corbin chokeslams Balor on to the narrow edge of a ladder. At ringside, Corbin hits the Deep Six on Ricochet. Drew comes back to ringside and drops Corbin, then he gets in the ring and slams Balor on another ladder. Drew then hits an Alabama Slam on Andrade on top of Balor on a ladder. Ricochet runs back in the ring and drops Drew. Drew fights back and throws Ricochet outside, and Ricochet crashes through a ladder at ringside. Orton then hits the RKO on Drew, and then Corbin runs in and throws Orton into the ring post. Corbin climbs the ladder, and Ali climbs up behind Corbin and climbs up his back. Ali reaches for the contract, but Corbin grabs him. Ali ends up sending Corbin out to ringside. Ali climbs back up the ladder and reaches for the contract. Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and Lesnar comes out to the ring. Ali is shocked. Lesnar runs down and knocks some ladders out of his way. Lesnar runs in the ring and knocks Ali off the ladder. Lesnar quickly climbs up the ladder and grabs the contract.
Winner & Money In The Bank contract winner: Brock Lesnar
– Brock celebrates on the ladder with his briefcase as Money In The Bank goes off the air.
Money in the… BORK?
— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) May 20, 2019