It’s Sunday, July 18th, and WWE is presenting the annual Money In The Bank PPV. And we at Ringside News have you covered with live play-by-play results coverage. Start time for Money In The Bank is 7:00 PM EST with the hour-long Kick-Off Show. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
As is customary, tonight’s PPV will feature two Money In The Bank ladder matches, a man’s and a woman’s. The men’s match will feature Ricochet, John Morrison, Riddle, Big E, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Seth Rollins. While the women’s bout features Asuka, Naomi, Nikki Cross, Alexa Bliss, Liv Morgan, Zelina Vega, Natalya, and Tamina. Let us know below who you predict will win both matches.
There’s plenty of titles matches tonight also, with Roman Reigns Vs. Edge for the Universal Championship, Rhea Ripley Vs. Charlotte Flair for the RAW Women’s Championship, Bobby Lashley Vs. Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship, AJ Styles and Omos Vs. The Viking Raiders for the RAW Tag Team Titles, and The Uso’s Vs. The Mysterio’s for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles. The latter match will take place on the Kick-Off Show, and once again we have no Intercontinental or United States Championship’s being defended on a PPV. Make sure to comment below with your predictions for the title matches.
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Kayla Braxton, JBL, Booker T, Jerry Lawler and Peter Rosenberg are hosting the Kick-Off Show in front of an excited crowd in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sonya Deville joins the panel to discuss the Women’s Money In The Bank. Sonya talks about how every woman in the match has earned their spot. Liv Morgan is interviewed split-screen and she says this means so much to her. She alleges to cry as she talks about how she’s ready to risk it all.
We see a lengthy video package for the Charlotte Flair/Rhea Ripley feud. The panel discuss the match and JBL says Ripley isn’t the finished article but Lawler argues she is a Champion and that makes her the finished article. They debate who will win the match and establish dominance and they’re split.
The next match up for discussion is Bobby Lashley Vs. Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship. JBL says Kofi Kingston is great and he took the world by storm a few years ago, but now Bobby Lashley has been awakened. Lawler says Lashley did the hard work and he has enjoyed the spoils of his labours but now he’s let his guard slip and someone like Kofi could very well steal his gold. Regardless, the panel mostly agree Lashley will retain.
The Miz and John Morrison roll-up on the panel and the fans chant for them. Morrison says he’s nervous about the match tonight and that’s good because when you’re not nervous you shouldn’t be doing it.
The match gets underway with a lock-up and Jimmy forces Dominik into the corner. Dom catches Jimmy with two arm-drags and tags Rey. Dom powerbombs Rey onto Jimmy for a two-count. Tag to Jey and he cuts Rey off and takes control of the match. Jey throws Rey out of the ring and brings him back in to isolate him and make a tag.
Rey ducks under Jimmy and makes the tag to Dominik for a crossbody. Dominik hits a neckbreaker and lands a springboard moonsault for a two-count. Dominik knocks Jimmy outside and jumps at him but Jimmy and Jey catch Dom and sling him into the barricade. Jey tags in for a running hip attack, then body slams Dominik and tags Jimmy.
Rey gets the hot tag and runs over Jey and knocks Jimmy from the apron. Rey hits a seated senton from the top rope for a two-count. Jimmy gets a blind tag and catches a flying Rey with a pop-up Samoan drop. Dominik drags Jimmy outside and shoves him into the ring post. Meanwhile in the ring, Rey looks for a 619 but Jimmy jumps up and takes the bullet.
Rey looks for a springboard to Jey anyway but gets caught with a superkick in mid-air. Jey goes up top and hits an Uso splash but Rey kicks out! “This is awesome” chant from the crowd. Jimmy and Jey climb both corners but Dominik climbs the apron and shoves Jey off. Jimmy manages to roll Rey up in the corner and Jey holds him from outside the ring to ensure the pinfall!
The final match the panel discuss is the main event between Roman Reigns and Edge with the Universal Championship on the line. JBL says this match is in rarified air like Shawn Michaels Vs. Undertaker and he expects a classic. Booker wonders if Edge’s body can go with a guy like Roman in the peak of his career.
The 2021 Money In The Bank PPV gets underway with a video package and we go live to a (beautifully) packed arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Alexa Bliss makes her entrance and it’s time for the first of two Money In The Bank matches.
The match gets underway and all the women bail from the ring to get ladders but Bliss stays standing on the ropes. All the women rush in as Bliss is reaching up towards the briefcase and they all do some offence to each other. Tamina and Natalya lift a ladder and Liv tries to climb it while they’re holding it but she gets thrown off. Tamina splashes Liv in the corner and Asuka rushes in to brawl with her. Asuka knocks Nattie to the outside and hits a springboard dropkick to Tamina.
Asuka sets a ladder atop Tamina and tries to climb it but Tamina bench presses it and she falls off. Liv and Natalya grab a ladder and struggle with it until Nikki rushes in and rolls under it but they just hit her with it. Tamina is knocked to the floor by Naomi, then Asuka hits a hip attack that sends her into the barricade. Nattie traps Liv in the corner with a ladder but Bliss comes in and starts crawling up the ladder and Morgan is terrified.
Bliss gets pulled back by Natalya but she drops her. Bliss sets a ladder up and starts climbing. Zelina gets on the ladder and Bliss mind-controls her, then starts climbing down and Vega does the same. Bliss then rushes up but Morgan returns to stop her. A ladder is bridged between the corner ropes and Naomi powerbombs Morgan onto Vega as she lays on the ladder. Naomi is double-teamed by Natalya and Tamina but she manages to take them both down with a springboard double Stunner.
Naomi starts climbing the ladder but Natalya drops her. Nattie starts climbing but Vega climbs on her back until Tamina pulls her down. All the women rush in and huddle together like pigeons as Nikki climbs a big ladder outside the ring and dives onto them all. Bliss and Cross come face-to-face in the ring and trade until Bliss hits Sister Abigail. Bliss starts climbing to thudnerous cheers but Natalya stops her to boos.
Natalya and Tamina takes Bliss outside and bury her under ladders, then the other women help and the fans are not happy about it. Liv Morgan tries to take advantage of the distraction but she gets stopped. Three ladders get set-up side-by-side in the ring and six women get on the ladders and start brawling. In the confusion atop the ladders, Nikki Cross climbs up between them and simply removes the briefcase!
The new SmackDown Tag Team Champion’s, The Uso’s, are backstage with Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. They’re celebrating and they offer Roman the belts but he tells them to hold onto them. He says they took all the pressure and the hard love and now look at them. But let’s not get things confused, winning the titles was the easy part, he did all the heavy lifting. They wouldn’t be there without him but they’re here now. Jey says he’s right hand man, day one, and Jimmy acknowledges Roman as the Tribal Chief and Head of the Table.
AJ starts against Erik but immediately tags Omos. Erik tags Ivar and they rush Omos but he shoves them both off and hits big shoulder tackles. AJ tags in and the Vikings overwhelm him and make use of quick tags. Erik tags in and Ivar throws AJ into a stiff knee for a two-count. AJ knocks Erik out of the ring and dropkicks Ivar off the apron, then tags Omos. AJ is thrown over the ropes by Omos and catches Erik with a hurricanrana on the floor!
AJ gets Erik back inside and tags in for a sleeper hold. The fans are very much behind the Champions. Erik catches AJ with a back body drop and tags Ivar. Styles manages to tag Omos and he catches Ivar with a body slam. Omos hits a back elbow in the corner and makes the tag to Styles. Ivar and AJ trade punches and chops until Ivar rolls over him and tags Erik. Erik and Ivar look to isolate AJ again but he fights back and leaves Ivar hanging on the top rope before tagging Omos, who military presses Ivar.
Omos pins Ivar with a boot on his chest but he kicks out. Styles tags in and Omos whips him at Ivar but he gets caught with a seated senton. Erik tags in and hits a running forearm to Omos, then tags Ivar and they work together to get Omos down to a knee. Ivar manages to clothesline him over the ropes. Erik hits a suicide dive to Omos but he still doesn’t fall over. AJ rolls up Ivar for a near-fall, then hits a Pele kick. AJ goes to the apron and looks for the Phenomenal Forearm but hobody’s home. AJ gets hit with the Viking Experience but Omos shoves Erik onto them to break the pin. Omos tags in and beats both Raiders and hits Erik with a double chokeslam for the win.
Drew McIntyre is interviewed backstage and gets some boos from the fans. McIntyre says it’s not that he wants to win the Money In The Bank, he needs to win it. Last time he was in Texas he won the Royal Rumble and rolled on to WrestleMania. He was supposed to beat Brock Lesnar in front of 80,000 fans but that didn’t happen. He’s sure we’d all be pretty happy if they never heard the term “ThunderDome” again. So tonight he’s going to kick some ass and take that briefcase and become the Champion again.
The match starts and MVP holds Kofi’s foot so Lashley can attempt a Spear but Kofi leaps over it. Lashley takes control early with some stiff offence. Lashley lands shoulder tackles in the corner and hits a back drop. Lashley throws Kofi over the ropes and goes out to run him into the ring post. Back inside, Lashley continues the assault and gets Kofi in the Hurt Lock.
Kofi struggles and gets a little separation, so Lashley suplexes him across the ring. Lashley keeps pummeling Kofi and lands a major spinebuster. The All Mighty hits two Dominator’s in a row. Lashley signals for the end, then lifts Kofi and appplies The Hurt Lock. Kofi is compltely limp and the referee calls for the bell to end this incredible squash.
We get a video package to highlight the feud between Charlotte and Rhea Ripley. The Champion comes out first, followed by the Queen.
The match gets underway and either the lights went out or WWE blacked out the screen for a second but I don’t know what happened. They lock-up and struggle for control, with Ripley getting the better with her strength. Ripley forces Charlotte to the apron and hits a baseball slide to knock her to the floor. Rhea runs along the apron and jumps for a senton but Flair dodges and she lands hard.
Flair gets Ripley back inside and hits a T-bone suplex into the buckles. Flair stomps Rhea in the corner and gets a two-count. Charlotte applies a sleeper but Ripley fights up. The fans keep chanting for Becky Lynch. Flair hits an elbow but Ripley manages to dump the Queen over the ropes. Rhea goes out and drops Charlotte with a lariat, then gets her back inside for more. Ripley lands some knees and a northern lights suplex for a near-fall.
They exchange back and forth and Ripley hits a German suplex. Rhea climbs up top and jumps for a missile dropkick but Flair dodges and grabs her legs for a Boston crab. Ripley counters with a pin for two. Charlotte wants the Figure Four but Ripley rolls her up for a two count. Charlotte hits a big boot and is shocked when Rhea kicks out. Flair drags her to the corner and climbs up top for a moonsault to no avail. Ripley hits an incredible deadlift suplex for a near-fall.
Rhea chops the Queen but Charlotte whips her into the corner and over the ropes. Ripley gets on the aprona nd Flair boots her off, then goes to the top rope and hits a moonsault. Flair gets Rhea back inside and looks for Natural Selection but the Champion avoids it and applies the Prism Trap. Flair wriggles free but Ripley grabs her for the Riptide and Charlotte counters with a DDT for a near-fall.
They trade chops in the middle of the ring and Charlotte hits an elbow that drops her. Flair covers and puts her feet on the ropes but the referee sees it. Charlotte climbs the ropes but Rhea attacks her and looks for a superplex but Charlotte knocks her down and hits Natural Selection from the top rope… but Ripley kickts out! Charlotte can’t believe it and the fans give them a “this is awesome” chant. Ripley whips Charlotte into the buckles head-first and she rolls outside.
Ripley reaches out to get her and Flair slams her head into the ring post. Flair traps Ripley’s leg between the steps and the ring poist, and kicks the steps repeatedly. Flair rushes back inside and applies the Figure Eight and the Nightmare is forced to tap!
Rick Boogs and Nakaura are backstage and Riddle appears. Boogs wishes him luck and Riddle says he wishes Randy were here because he loves Boogs. He’s never said it but he knows him. Riddle asks Boogs to play Randy’s music and they sing it together while Nakamura poses like Orton. In the background Kevin Owens stares on in disgust.
The match kicks-off with an eight-man brawl. The action spills from the ring and Riddle boots Rollins from the apron, then Ricochet dives over the ropes onto John Morrison. Riddle then hits a springboard moonsault to Rollins. The ring is cleared and we’re left with McIntyre and Big E. Ricochet, Rollins, and Nakamura try to get back in but they get knocked back out by McIntyre and Big E. The two big men finally go at it and Big E eventually Spears McIntyre through the ropes.
KO tries to climb a ladder but Nakamura knocks him off an hits an exploder suplex onto it! John Morrison kicks Nakamura and starts climbing but Shinsuke tips the ladder and Morrison flips off and lands on his feet. Nakamura backs Morrison into the corner but he flips over the ladder with a spinning crossbody to Shinsuke. The fans chant “Johnny drip-drip”. Nakamura and Morrison both climb to the top and Shinsuke gets an armbar hanging over the ladder but Rollins superkicks him.
Rollins and Nakamura come face-to-face and the fans chant “Drip! Drip! Drip!” They decided to team-up and send Nakamura outside. Riddle comes in and they double-team him. Morrison hits a flipping Samoan drop with Riddle onto the ladder. Ricochet returns and tries to fight both but he gets back body dropped onto the ladder. KO pulls Seth from the ring and tries to powerbomb him onto the apron but Morrison stops it. The drop brothers clear the announce desk, then bridge a ladder from the desk to the apron.
KO fights back and gets Morrison back in the ring but Morrison attacks hima gain. They grab a ladder together but KO hits a springboard moonsault onto the ladder and crushes them both! Owens then looks to powerbomb Rollins onto the ladder but instead the drip brothers hit a falcon arrow onto the edge of it! Owens rolls out and McIntyre comes into attack both. They double-team him as well and get him onto a ladder so JoMo can hit a phoenix elbow drop!
Rollins hits Drew with the ladder, then Morrison and he falls from the ring to the boos of the fans. ROllins erects the ladder and starts climbing but Ricochet and Big E pull him down. Riddle hits Rollins with an RKO and the fans erupt! Nakamura and Riddle trade back and forth with kicks until Drew hits a double Claymore! Big E rushes in but gets hit with a Future Shock DDT. Ricochet attempts a hurricanrana but McIntyre hits an inverted Alabama Slam onto the ladder!
McIntyre dives over the ropes onto four of his opponents, then gets back inside and drops Rollins with a Claymore. McIntyre starts climbing but Jinder Mahal and his goons runs down and beat him. Jinder hits Drew with a chair over and over on the ramp. Riddle starts climbing the ladder but Ricochet runs along the ropes and jumps onto the ladder opposite him. Ricochet knocks him off but Riddle then shoves the ladder over and Ricochet lands on the top rope for a massive springboard tope onto people on the floor.
Ricochet and Riddle climb the ladder in the ring but Seth comes in with another ladder and sets it up beside them. Big E comes in and shoves Rollins out of the ring but Riddle htis Big E and Ricochet with RKO’s! While Riddle is posing like Orton, Rollings hits The Stomp. Nakamura comes back and drops Rollins and climbs but John Morrison comes back with the drip-stick and sprays him off. Owens pulls Morrison down and Stunners him, then Stuns Nakamura as well.
Ricochet pulls Owens down and avoids a Stunner but he can’t avoid a pop-up powerbomb. Owens climbs again but this time Seth grabs hold of him and powerbombs him over the ropes through a ladder bridge to the announce desk! Rollins scales the ladder by himself but then Big E climbs up under him and grabs him to hit the Big Ending! Big E climbs the ladder and unhooks the briefcase!
Seth Rollins is backstage in agony. He gets stopped for an interview and he says this was his destiny and it was stolen from him. He shouldn’t even have been in that match tonight, he should have been in the main event but Edge stole it from him. He needs to act, to change. Whoever wins the main event tonight, he’s next in line.
The main event gets underway and they slowly walk to the middle of the ring. They talk trash to each other and listen to the fans duel chant their names. They lock-up and Roman forces Edge back to the corner and shoves his face. They lock-up again and this time Edge gets Roman into the corner and shoves his face. The Chief didn’t care for that. Edge grabs the back, takes Reigns down, and slaps the back of his head.
They lock-up again and this time Roman shoots Edge off and shoulder tackles him out of the ring. Edge regroups on the floor before coming back in and grabbing a wristlock. Roman forearms Edge and he drops to a knee. Roman elbows Edge and lifts him up to slam his head into the turnbuckle. Roman hits repeated lariats to Edge in the corner until the Rated R Superstar blocks one and snaps his arm over the ropes. Edge tosses Reigns shoulder-first into the ring post twice, then tries to take him down with an armbar but Roman rolls outside.
Heyman gives Reigns advice and he gets back in to trade shots with Edge and gets kicked back outside. This time Edge goes out after Roman and gets caught with a Samoan drop on the floor. Reigns breaks the count and runs Edge into the ring post. Edge gets back inside at the count of eight and Roman stomps him. Reigns dumps Edge out and walks down the steps to go after him. Edge is slammed into the steel steps and brought back in for a two-count. Roman drills Edge with repeated forearms on the mat, then tosses him into the ring post.
Reigns is in full control and slowing things down to trash talk the fans. Roman hits a suplex to Edge for a two-count. Reigns applies a neck crank to Edge in the centre and puts his weight on him. Edge fights free but Roman transitions to a sleeper and holds him down. Edge rallies but gets caught with an uppercut and drops like a sack of potatoes on the bottom rope. Reigns slowly leaves the ring and runs around to hit the drive-by kick for a near-fall.
The Tribal Chief goes to the corner and readies himself, then runs for a Superman punch but Edge counters with a backslide for a near-fall. Both men pop-up and connect with big boots and both go down. Both men get to their feet at nine and trade punches to the cheers and boos of the fans. Edge slips an uppercut and hits an Edge-O-Matic for a two-count. Edge Hulks-up and lands a big lariat, then a flapjack and an Edgecution for a near-fall.
Edge punches Roman in the corner, then lifts him onto the top rope backwards. Edge starts climbing but Reigns knocks him onto the apron. Edge slams Roman’s head into the ring post and Reigns falls into the tree of woe. Edge takes advantage and kicks Roman until the referee’s count of four. Edge drags Roman back and applies a crossface. Roman tries to power out but Edge reapplies it. Reigns crawls to the bottom rope but Edge pulls him backwards.
Roman thinks about tapping but eventually gets to the bottom rope. Both men are down and Edge looks determined. Edge slides to the corner and readies for a spear. Edge runs but Roman catches him with the guillotine! Edge starts to fade but finds life and runs him and Roman through the ropes and out of the ring. Roman breaks the count, then tries to spear Edge through the barricade but misses and crashes!
Edge gets back inside and stops the referee from counting, then goes back out and spears Roman through another piece of barricade! Edge drags Roman’s limp body back to the ring and covers but the Chief somehow kicks out at 2.8. The fans chant for Edge and he climbs to his feet once more. Edge wants an Edgecution again but Reigns wriggles free and hits an uppercut. Roman hits a Superman punch and Edge falls into the referee!
With the referee down, Roman and Paul Heyman scheme. Reigns grabs a chair and breaks the middle support off. Roman comes inside and looks to lock-in the crossface with the steel the way Edge did to him, but the Rated-R Superstar headbutts him over-and-over, then he locks-in the crossface with the steel. Roman struggles desperately but out come The Uso’s. Just as they slide into the ring, the Mysterio’s grab hold and drag them out and run them off.
Reigns is almost out but Edge cranks it in some more. Seth Rollins appears and superkicks Edge from behind. Rollins leaves and Roman slowly gets up and goes to the corner. Roman waits, then runs for a spear but Edge hits him with one! Edge covers but there’s no referee. Eventually one comes running down and makes the count but Roman kicks out. Edge can’t believe it. Edge goes to the corner for another spear but Seth jumps on the apron and Edge knocks him off. Roman catches Edge with a spear and that’s all she wrote.
After the match, Seth rushes into the ring and stomps Edge. Rollins and Reigns come face-to-face. Rollins says this isn’t about him but Edge attacks Rollins and knocks him outside., Edge beats Seth over the barricade and through the crowd. They brawl to the back and Roman is left in the ring, still the head of the table.
Roman gets a microphone and says now the whole world can acknowledge him. JOHN CENA’S MUSIC HITS! Cena comes out to an enormous pop and runs down to the ring. Cena is pumped and turns his attention to Roman to say “you can’t see me”. The show ends with Cena posing on the top rope.
That’s it for WWE Money In The Bank 2021. That was a pretty great show but we want to know what you thought of it. Sound off in the comments below and we’ll see you back here tomorrow night for all the fallout on WWE RAW! Until then, stay safe!