|WWE Money in the Bank 2014 Results|
Who will win? When the time comes, check out the live coverage of the 2014 Money in the Bank pay-per-view with results and review here.
You can check out my predictions here with the spoilers of all these matches and more.
Our panel tonight is Renee Young (filling in the role Josh Mathews performed), Alex Riley, Booker T and Christian. Covering the social media lounge—seemingly for at least the near future—is Tom Phillips.
Daniel Bryan says he still isn't sure when he'll be back, as he may need another surgery. He has three predictions for the new champion tonight: John Cena, Randy Orton, and Roman Reigns. Out comes Bo Dallas, who tries to pep Bryan up. Bryan calls him a Bo-ner and says "Bo...leave."
WWE Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) vs. Luke Harper & Eric Rowan
The Wyatts first come out to the old recording of the kid singing, which then just turns into some kind of generic rock song that doesn't quite suit them...or at least, I'm not feeling it right now. Both teams exchange blows, with the Wyatts pulling off the power game and the Usos utilizing their agility and speed. Nice action, back and forth. The crowd's really into this (chanting "this is awesome") as it's a competitive match with some fun near-falls. Erick Rowan climbs to the top rope, but Jimmy Uso hits the ropes to destabilize him. Jey is tagged in and with their combined strength, The Usos give Rowan a superplex! They both hit splashes on Rowan and retain the titles.
WINNERS: The Usos via pinfall
Very entertaining start with an ending that not only made sense, but also was the opposite of what I was expecting.
Backstage, Dean Ambrose cuts a promo, saying that he's going to bash in Seth's face and eventually cash in the case that he'll win. Once that happens, Daddy (Triple H) will be angry.
Divas Championship: Paige (c) vs. Naomi
Naomi and Paige are both quite impressive from the start. Naomi hits some high-flying moves with relative ease. A few submission moves are also thrown in the mix. These two are doing a better job than any Divas match that's happened this year, by far. Naomi hits her split-legged moonsault, but Paige brings her knees up. After a series of exchanges, Paige plants Naomi on her head and gets the victory.
WINNER: Paige via pinfall
Very good match, surprisingly. This may be the best Divas match we'll see in 2014. Both of them were kicking ass. Big thumbs up!
Damien Sandow comes out as Paul Revere, saying that Boston will always live in the shadow of New York. Out comes Adam Rose, for what I'm assuming will be a match. Funny enough, I've been saying for a while that this match would happen out of the blue on this pay-per-view, yet I just removed that from my predictions earlier this week. *angry grumble*
Adam Rose vs. Damien Sandow
The crowd is naturally digging the theme song for Adam Rose. The quality and structure of the match is that of something you'd see on Monday Night Raw. Outside of the theme song, the crowd's definitely taken a down turn and actually seems to be in more support of Sandow than Rose. Sandow hits his full Nelson slam for a two-count. Adam Rose gets the victory after hitting his DDT finisher.
WINNER: Adam Rose via pinfall
Unfortunately, this was nowhere near as good as the previous two matches. Here's hoping it didn't kill the crowd's enthusiasm too much.
There's an old school segment featuring all of the Money in the Bank competitors cutting a quick promo about how they'll win the ladder match. I love these things before Royal Rumbles and it works well here, too.
Briefcase Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Seth Rollins vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Jack Swagger vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose comes out and immediately attacks Rollins, brawling into the timekeeper's area. Everyone else inside the ring starts flipping around right off the bat. There's a spot where Swagger holds the ladder for Kofi to run up and jump from, but it's done rather sloppily to the point where it isn't very cool. Kofi climbs a ladder and Ambrose tilts it, but Kingston bounces off the top rope and onto some people that were on the outside. Ambrose and Rollins keep trying to climb and take the other person off that ladder. Ambrose sends Rollins into a ladder with a double underhook suplex. RVD gives Rollins a beating. He then extends that beating to everyone else. Wow. This includes giving Swagger a frog splash, nailing Ziggler with a nice kick spot, blasting Ambrose in the head and knocking him to the outside. Kofi and Swagger stop RVD from getting the briefcase. Swagger is knocked off the big ladder and RVD goes for a frog splash, but Rollins climbs up to interrupt. Swagger gets back up and powerbombs RVD off it. Ambrose returns to action and gives Rollins a superplex from damn near the top of it! That looked vicious. Rollins and Ambrose go back to each other after some minor stuff from RVD and Swagger. Ambrose gives Swagger a DDT from the ladder and acts as though his shoulder hurts. Several trainers and referees try holding him back and tell him to leave, throwing him out of the match. Rollins is alone in the ring. RVD climbs to stop Rollins. Kofi makes a ladder bridge to get himself up to fight it out with Rollins and RVD. Kofi gives Rollins a backbody drop from the one ladder onto the horizontal one. Kofi goes for the briefcase and the crowd goes nuts! Ziggler interrupts and takes that opportunity away from him. Swagger tries to stop Ziggler, but Ziggler's a ball of energy. Dolph blasts Swagger with a superkick into the ladder he's carrying. Kingston misses a Trouble in Paradise and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag onto a ladder (which hurts him, too). Swagger puts Ziggler in the Patriot Lock while he's climbing the ladder. Dolph still keeps climbing and kicks Swagger away. He's just about there and Rollins attacks him with a chair. "We want Ambrose", the fans chant as Rollins starts climbing. Ambrose comes back out with a chair in hand, nailing Rollins in the back a few times. He dumps Rollins to the outside and starts climbing. A referee quickly moves Zeb Colter out of the way as the pyro goes off for Kane to come out to interrupt. Kane drags him down and chokeslams him. He then gives him a tombstone. Kane is in the ring with Rollins, who rather easily climbs the ladder and wins the match.
WINNER (and new Mr. Money in the Bank): Seth Rollins
Phenomenal match! There were so many times where it felt like it could have ended and it didn't. Cool spots, no boring points, and yet another ending that makes sense.
Stardust & Goldust vs. RybAxel (Ryback & Curtis Axel)
This should be rather uneventful overall to help give the fans a chance to settle down a bit. The crowd gets in on the "feed me more" chants. Stardust counters a Shell Shock attempt into Cross Rhodes, but Axel breaks up the pin. Axel accidentally hits Ryback when Stardust ducks. This causes enough of a commotion that Stardust is able to get a roll-up on Ryback for the win.
WINNERS: Stardust and Goldust via pinfall
Definitely a downer in comparison to the previous match, but then again, it stood no chance. This is something that people can skip and it wouldn't matter, but it wasn't ridiculously awful or anything like that.
Backstage, Summer Rae and Layla argue. Summer has better legs. Layla has bigger boobs.
Rusev vs. Big E
Ugh...I'm not looking forward to this. Lana cuts a slightly better promo than normal, but it's still unnecessary. So is Big E's pre-taped promo in his weird speaking mannerisms that he's done lately. Big E gets a little bit of offense in every so often, which is good. This is definitely the weakest that Rusev has looked so far. Rusev gets back in control with a superkick and locks in the Accolade. Big E begins sitting up on his knees, but Rusev puts him back down and wrenches him some more. Big E is forced to tap out.
WINNER: Rusev via submission
Better than expected, I'll admit. If Rusev's segments were always this quality or better, I wouldn't be so sour on him. I still didn't think it was great, but I was expecting significantly worse and I'm pleasantly surprised to see that I was wrong.
The Bella Twins are backstage. Stephanie McMahon comes over to ask what Brie is doing, since she had quit. They bring back up the Vickie Guerrero pool segment. Steph gets security to take Brie away.
Summer Rae vs. Layla (with special guest referee Fandango)
Fandango's original dancer comes back to beat both of them! Just kidding. The fans start chanting for CM Punk. This is a typical Divas match, by which I mean how it sucks. Layla kicks Summer Rae and pins her for the victory.
WINNER: Layla via pinfall
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match: Sheamus vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Cesaro vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Kane
Cesaro has a new coat. Instead of being kind of puffy, this is long and more like a trenchcoat. Cena is taking quite a backseat here and Del Rio feels completely out of place, even more so than someone like Reigns or Cesaro (at least in my opinion, but that might just be a biased point of view influencing that). Kane seems like a lynch pin to this match, oddly enough. A lot of the action is revolving around him early on. Cesaro and Sheamus grab a title a piece and are left dangling when Bray takes the ladder out from under them. After swinging around a bit, they both end up falling without the belts in hand. The only real time Sheamus has the crowd behind him is when he Brogue Kicks John Cena. There's a nice spot where Reigns tilts a ladder, but Cesaro and Sheamus cling on. Ouch...this is followed by Wyatt giving a vertical suplex to Cena on a ladder in a painful looking way. Reigns dishes out some Superman punches to anyone who is willing to receive one. Reigns and Cena stare off in the ring. Reigns escapes an Attitude Adjustment and hits Cena with a spear. Orton's cut from earlier is busted open again (or possibly, he has a new one) as Reigns stops him from winning the match. Kane chokeslams Reigns off the ladder (not from a high height). Cena gives Kane an Attitude Adjustment and then gives one to Orton on top of Kane. He then climbs up and takes both belts off (the hook itself, not individually) to win the match and become a 15x world champion.
WINNER (and new WWE World Heavyweight Champion): John Cena
Not nearly as good as the first ladder match of the night, but it was still okay.
1. Briefcase Money in the Bank ladder match
2. The Usos vs. Wyatt Family
3. Divas Championship match
1. Damien Sandow as Paul Revere vs. Adam Rose
2. Goldust and Stardust vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel
3. Summer Rae vs. Layla
Reasoning: While it wasn't perfect, it was still overall very entertaining. The landscape of WWE has changed with the pay-per-view and not only does that make me excited to see what happens next, but I enjoyed getting to that point by watching this event.
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