Last week on WWE Main Event, we heard the announcement of the traditional contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match at the MITB PPV where Seth Rollins would be the first participant. Last night on Raw, Triple H revealed 7 additional participants including the last minute additions of Dean Ambrose to the contract match and Kane to the title match. Tonight on Main Event, we will see a 6-Man Tag Team Match; Rob Van Dam, Dolph Ziggler, and Kofi Kingston team up to face Seth Rollins, Jack Swagger, and Bad News Barrett. Who will walk away from Main Event with the upper hand heading into Money in the Bank this Sunday? Find out tonight!
Dolph Ziggler kicks off tonight's show standing on a ladder in the middle of the ring. He cuts a promo about the importance of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match and what it means to him personally. He reflects on the time he won the coveted briefcase with powerful emotion. Ziggler is getting the crowd behind him as the "Let's go Ziggler" chants begin. Rob Van Dam now makes his way to the ring.
MATCH: Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, and Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger, Bad News Barrett, and Seth Rollins
Kofi and Swagger start the match. Kofi monkey flips Swagger and tags in Ziggler. Ziggler delivers a beautiful dropkick and goes for the cover. Swagger kicks out and tags in Barrett. Van Dam is now in the match and connects with Rolling Thunder on Barrett. Van Dam goes for the Five Star Frog Splash early, but Barrett knocks him off the top rope. Rollins is now in the match and is delivering multiple suplexes to Van Dam. Swagger tags in and continues to dominate Van Dam and delivers a splash near the corner. Swagger tags Barrett who delivers a neck breaker to Van Dam and covers for a 2 count. Barrett hits RVD with a big boot and again covers for a 2 count. Swagger is back in the match and gets a kick right in the chin courtesy of Van Dam. Kofi is back in and is taking down Seth Rollins who is now in as well. Rollins is on the receiving end of a Boom Drop. Kofi misses Trouble In Paradise. Rollins delivers the Curb Stomp to Kofi and picks up the victory. Swagger enters the ring after the match and locks in the Patriot Lock on Ziggler. Barrett hits Ziggler with a ladder and begins to attack Swagger and hits him with the Bull Hammer.
WINNERS: Jack Swagger, Bad News Barrett, and Seth Rollins via pinfall
There is a recap of the love triangle between Fandango, Layla, and Summer Rae. Backstage segment where Fandango is sweet talking Layla, telling her she is his one and only.
There is a Raw Recap of Vickie Guerrero's departure last night. For anyone who missed Raw, Vickie competed in an unfair match with Stephanie McMahon. If Vickie landed in the pool of muck, she would be fired. She fought off 3 other divas and from that distraction, Stephanie pushed Vickie into the pool, resulting in Vickie's termination. However, Vickie did not leave silently as she shoved Stephanie into the pool as well.
MATCH: Fandango vs. Bo Dallas
The match is about to start as Summer Rae runs into the ring. Layla also enters the ring and the two women begin to fight outside the ring. They continue to fight up the ramp and Bo Dallas hits a distracted Fandango with a Bo-Dog and gets the pin. He now becomes 10 and Bo.
WINNER: Bo Dallas via pinfall
Bo cuts a short post-match promo and encourages everyone, especially women, to BO-lieve.
MATCH: R-Truth and Xavier Woods vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel (Rybaxel)
Ryback and Truth begin the match. Truth tags Woods and gives Ryback several knife edge chops. Ryback then hits woods with a power slam and gets a 2 count. Ryback tags in Curtis Axel. Snapmare by Axel to Woods followed by a dropkick. A hard knee knocks down Woods and Axel gets the 2 count. Ryback is back in and is pounding on Woods with brute force. Ryback has Woods in a headlock and Woods tries desperately to fight out of it. Woods punches his way out of the headlock but Ryback regains control. Axel is tagged in as well as Truth. Truth delivers a DDT to Axel and Ryback breaks up the pin. Truth misses Ryback at the turnbuckle and Axel delivers a modified swinging neckbreaker to Truth for the win.
WINNERS: Ryback and Curtis Axel (RybAxel) via pinfall
Ryback and Axel cut a promo at the end of the match and challenge Goldust and Stardust to a match at Money in the Bank this Sunday.
Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring for an exclusive interview. We're getting a quick recap of Raw before the interview. Reigns declares himself a wanted man and feels as if the ring is a trap; he expects an attack at any moment. He now addresses Randy Orton and calls him the biggest spoiled baby in the company. Reigns gives his opinion on the addition of Kane to the match and says he is not afraid of Kane. Triple H now interrupts Reigns on the tron. Triple H tells Reigns he will face Kane on SmackDown. Kane makes his way into the ring and now a fight breaks out between Kane and Reigns. Reigns clotheslines Kane over the top rope and stands tall in the center of the ring as the show closes.
Overall this was a very entertaining episode of Main Event. I did not expect the show to open with the 6-Man Tag Match, but it was a good way to kickoff the show and add hype to the MITB PPV this Sunday. Dolph Ziggler and Bad News Barrett continue to be my favorite dark horses in the contract match; they performed very well tonight and Ziggler delivered a very heartfelt promo that won the crowd over. The other interesting thing that happened tonight was the challenge issued to Goldust and Stardust by RybAxel. Once again, Main Event has added a match to the card at MITB. I think this is a very wise idea; it will draw more fans to watch Main Event as the show continues to influence major storylines and PPVs. Reigns' interview at the end of the show was okay and added a bit of excitement for not only MITB, but also for SmackDown as Reigns will face Kane one on one for an exciting match.
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