The WWE put forth its third PPV/Special Event in a span of six weeks. Several of the results/storylines from Elimination Chamber and Payback spilled over into Money in the Bank, with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins once again competing for the WWE Championship. John Cena and Kevin Owens had their rematch, Paige got another crack at Nikki Bella's Divas Championship and The Prime Time Players took on Big E and Xavier Woods of The New Day for the tag titles. Finally, we had Ryback taking on the Big Show, defending his newly won Intercontinental Championship. The event is called Money in the Bank though, and we have a new holder of the golden briefcase.
Rollins carrying the briefcase around for so long resulted in a memorable cash-in during the main event of WrestleMania. Will the next holder of the briefcase be able to top that?
Here’s the entire match card:
(Pre-Show) R-Truth vs. King Barrett
– WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
The New Day (C) vs. The Prime Time Players
– WWE Divas Championship:
Nikki Bella (C) vs. Paige vs. Naomi
- Champion vs. Champion:
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
- WWE Intercontinental Championship Match:
Ryback (C) vs. Big Show
- Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
Roman Reigns vs. Neville vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship:
Seth Rollins (C) vs. Dean Ambrose
Let’s break this one down. Who walked out with the briefcase? Was a new WWE World Champion crowned?
** Spoiler Alert, the match results are included
R-Truth vs. King Barrett (Pre-show)
King Barrett tries to pounce on Truth early on, but Truth is able to get the upper hand and sends Barrett out to the floor. We get a quick commercial break.
When back from break, Truth gains momentum with a series of spinning kicks. Barrett recovers with a side kick to the mid-section and gets a near fall on a big boot. Barrett goes for the Bull Hammer, which Truth reverses and goes into a crucifix pin and gets a three count. Truth grabs Barrett's crown and parades it around before tossing it back to Barrett.
Match Rating: 2/10 - complete throwaway match, doing nothing to help either competitor. What is WWE doing with Barrett?