Date: July 18, 2021Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Kayla Braxton hosts with Jerry Lawler, Booker T, JBL, and Peter Rosenberg. The crowd (those who have actually appeared up until now) shouted “welcome back” as quickly as they were introduced, and they all got their names chanted other than for Rosenberg (the crowd chanted for Braxton when Rosenberg was introduced)..
Sonya Deville joined them and they talked to Liv Morgan (by video) about the cash in the Bank match. Morgan was practically in tears already discussing the chance. Morgan said she had no other choice than to win tonight..
3 of the 4 panelists chose Charlotte Flair to beat Rhea Ripley. All four chose AJ Styles and Omos to beat the Viking Raiders, and all four chose Bobby Lashley to beat Kofi Kingston..
They aired a video wrap-up of Smackdown and the return of a live crowd. Braxton spoke about the response Edge got..
Miz and John Morrison busted in on the panel. The crowd enjoyed to see them and they shouted “Johnny drip stick.” Morrison confessed he fidgeted for tonight however that was an advantage..
The Usos defeated Rey & & Dominik Mysterio to win the Smackdown Tag Team Championships (11:26).
The crowd appears pumped to see anyone and everybody up until now. They booed the Usos once they got the heat but part of the crowd chanted for them later, too..
Rey hit and made a hot tag Jey with a seated senton off the top for 2. Jimmy blind-tagged in and offered Rey a superkick and Samoan drop for two.
This led to Jey hitting a splash for a close nearfall. That generated a “this is amazing” chant.
The crowd popped for the title change. The match itself was great..
DEPOSIT MAIN SHOW.
The program started with a huge fireworks display. The phase appears the very same as the one used for Smackdown..
Womens Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Nikki A.S.H. beat Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Naomi, Natalya, Tamina, Zelina Vega and Liv Morgan (15:46).
Happiness, Naomi, Asuka, and Morgan seemed to get the finest reactions coming out..
All of the women started combating outside the ring as Bliss pranced around the ring. It appeared like she may use magic to grab the briefcase without climbing up but Asuka attacked her.
Later in the match, Bliss “creepily” crawled up a ladder that had Morgan pinned in the corner. Natalya pursued Bliss but Bliss no-sold it and laughed. Bliss and Vega found themselves on top of the ladder up until Bliss hypnotized Vega and caused her to climb down the ladder. The crowd lightly groaned. Happiness tried climbing the ladder however Natalya powerbombed her..
Vega was lying face-first on a ladder platform and Naomi powerbombed Morgan on top of her. Naomi managed to strike a double stunner on Natalya and Tamina. She also knocked Nikki on a ladder and followed with a leg drop..
Vega got on Natalyas back but Natalya managed to reach the ladder anyway. Natalya started passing out as Vega attempted getting the briefcase however Morgan knocked them down. Everybody battled in the ring up until they were torn down by a flying Nikki..
Bliss provided Nikki her version of Sister Abigail however was stopped from climbing by Natalya and Tamina. Everybody buried Bliss under a stack of ladders, which the crowd booed..
Three ladders were set up in the ring and six ladies fought at the top (not Bliss). As they defended position, Nikki ASH simply climbed above them (over Morgan) and grabbed the ladder since they werent paying adequate attention. Nikki wins..
The crowd popped for the finish, that made Nikki look clever and everyone else look dumb. The match had to do with what you d anticipate..
The Usos commemorated backstage. Roman Reigns said he was pleased for them. They offered him the title belts and stated, “for you,” but he told them, “hold on to them for me.” He recommended them that winning the titles was the simple part. Reigns told Jey that hes the factor he existed, then looked at Jimmy and said, “and you …” but didnt follow up. A few people chucked as the camera zoomed in Jimmys face. Jey and Jimmy took turns flattering Reigns. He told them he took pride in them. (There were some quick “boring” chants as Reigns spoke with the Usos too.).
Prior to the upcoming match, they chose to replay some video from in 2015 of the Viking Raiders and the Street Profits doing their competitors (bowling, basketball, axe throwing)..
AJ Styles & & Omos defeated The Viking Raiders to retain the Raw Tag Team Championships (12:56).
Omos started the match and knocked down both Viking Raiders but Ivar and Erik briefly acquired control after Styles got in. There was a really cool area where Omos launched Styles out of the ring and Styles wiped out Erik with a flying hurricanrana. The Raiders once again got control of Omos however styles tagged in and knocked Ivar..
They offered Styles a combination springboard clothesline/German suplex for 2. Styles combated off both people and tagged in Omos.
Ivar combated Styles before he and Erik took turns pursuing Omos. Erik brought Omos to his knees with a dive as Styles pursued Ivar in the ring. Ivar ducked a Phenomenal forearm and they offered him a Viking Experience, however Omos pushed Erik into Ivar to separate the cover..
There was a brief exchange that resulted in Omos giving Erik a tree slam for the pinfall win. The crowd enjoyed that the champs retained. (They chanted for Styles throughout the match.).
Kevin Patrick spoke with Drew McIntyre. He was enjoyed be back with the live crowd and he needed to win tonight. He had one last story to tell: he was starting heads tonight, climbing up the ladder and winning the brief-case. (He appeared to get a blended reaction but got more cheers the more he mentioned the name of the city.).
Bobby Lashley (w/MVP) beat Kofi Kingston to retain the WWE Championship (7:37).
Lashley squashed Kingston..
Kingston (who got in alone) got a very good reaction coming out..
MVP held Kingstons foot as the match started and Lashley went for a spear, however Kingston countered into a cover for a one count. Kingston attempted combating back but Lashley eliminated him with a spinebuster.
The crowd shouted for Kingston as Lashley nailed a running lower arm in the corner and followed with a flatliner. Lashley applied the Hurt Lock and Kingston appeared to be countering it however Lashley used his strength to toss him throughout the ring with a fallaway slam. Lashley hit another flatliner, followed by three consecutive Ron Simmons Dominators..
The crowd booed as Lashley taunted them. Lashley applied the Hurt Lock and Kingston appeared to tap.
Charlotte Flair defeated Rhea Ripley to win the Raw Womens Championship (16:49).
Corey Graves kept in mind that its been an especially long time for Charlotte battling in front of a live crowd because she didnt compete at this years WrestleMania..
When the match started, the crowd chanted for Charlotte before shouting for Ripley. When they shouted for Ripley, Charlotte flipped off the crowd which triggered the screen to go black for a minute (however we still got to see it anyhow).
There seemed to be dueling chants for each lady however that also bled into another “we want Becky” chant. The crowd got into it after Ripley hit a Northern Lights suplex.
Another series of counters led to Ripley remarkably powering Charlotte into a vertical suplex, which got a good response from the crowd. Charlotte booted Ripley from the ring in the past hitting a moonsault off the leading to the exterior. Ripley blocked a Natural Selection and used a standing cloverleaf however Charlotte countered into a rollup for 2..
Charlotte countered a Riptide and surged Ripley with a DDT for a nearfall. They traded strikes till Charlotte hit a back elbow. She attempted doing a cover with her feet on the ropes however the referee caught her. Ripley kicked Charlotte in the head however Charlotte pushed her off the leading and struck a Natural Selection from the top rope for a very close nearfall. “This is incredible” chant..
Charlotte went for a Figure Eight but Ripley chucked her from the ring. Charlotte knocked Ripley into the post, caught Ripleys leg between the post and the steel steps, then kicked the actions consistently.
The crowd actually got into this as it went and they popped for the finish. Great match..
Riddle approached Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs in Gorilla position. Riddle stated Randy Orton was a big fan of theirs too. Nakamura initially appeared upset but he got into it and did Ortons posture.
( Apparently, a bunch of people lost their eat Peacock. Im viewing on the WWE Network in Canada and its working fine.).
Guys Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Big E beat Kevin Owens, Riddle, Shinsuke Nakamura, Seth Rollins, Ricochet, John Morrison and Drew McIntyre (18:05).
Rollins and Morrison argued over who was the drip-iest up until Riddle kicked Rollins in the face. Ricochet then eliminated Morrison with a crazy flip dive. Huge E and McIntyre had a huge staredown. McIntyre offered him an overhead suplex however Big E cleaned him out with a spear to the exterior. Nakamura provided Owens a reverse exploder onto a ladder..
Morrison (who is in fact a big crowd favourite) offered Nakamura a corkscrew dive off a ladder. Namakura put Morrison in an armbar on top of the ladder however Rollins tore down Nakamura with a flying knee. Morrison and Rollins chose to collaborate and they tore down a couple of individuals with ladders..
Morrison provided Riddle a Samoan drop on a ladder prior to he and Rollins offered Ricochet a back body drop on a ladder. They set up a ladder bridge however Owens battled them off for a moment.
It didnt matter however since Rollins (with Morrisons help) provided Owens a falcon arrow onto the edge of a ladder (like the Sami Zayn Michinoku Driver on Owens a few years ago). McIntyre went after Rollins and Morrison however they combated him off and Morrison struck a spinning elbow drop off the top (which probably missed out on). Rollins then struck Morrison with a ladder..
A bunch of babyfaces lastly came back in and Riddle got Rollins with an RKO. Riddle and Nakamura traded strikes until McIntyre took them down with a double Claymore. He also gave Big E a Future Shock DDT and provided Ricochet a reverse Alabama Slam on a ladder. McIntyre then eliminated a bunch of bodies with a flip dive..
McIntyre did a big 3-2-1 countdown before hitting Rollins with a Claymore. Divert and Shanky diminished to avoid McIntyre from rising. Jinder Mahal ran down and assaulted McIntyre with a chair. They dragged McIntyre away..
Riddle started rising but Ricochet jumped onto the ladder to stop him. Riddle pressed the ladder over but Ricochet utilized the chance to eliminate a crowd with an insane dive..
Riddle and Ricochet fought atop a ladder and Big E stopped Rollins from getting involved. Riddle tugged Big E and Ricochet from the ladder and provided them both RKOs.
Owens began climbing up however Rollins powerbombed him to the outside through a ladder bridge. “Holy shit” and “this is remarkable” chants. Rollins took too long to climb the ladder which permitted Big E to capture him with a Big Ending off a ladder..
Huge E rose and got the briefcase. Big E is Mr. Money in the Bank. Crowd was really happy. Huge E celebrated and the crowd stayed on their feet. This was terrific..
The announcers plugged SummerSlam in Las Vegas..
Patrick talked to Seth Rollins who could barely breathe. Rollins was pissed that he lost. Rollins thought he must have been in the Universal title match rather of the ladder match and he blamed Edge. He wasnt lingering. He stated he was next in line for the winner of Edge vs. Reigns..
Roman Reigns (w/Paul Heyman) beat Edge to maintain the Universal Championship (33:05).
The crowd cheered Edge. The crowd booed Roman Reigns. Theyre pumped for the match..
Reigns knocked Edge out of the ring with a shoulder block and mocked him. Once they got going, it appeared like Reigns would take control, however Edge targeted his arm/shoulder till Reigns bailed from the ring.
Edge went after him but Reigns provided him a Samoan drop on the exterior. Reigns toyed with Edge and attacked him around ringside for a bit.
Reigns held Edge for a long period of time in a rest hold. Its somehow already been 14-minutes. Edge combated out however ate a right-hand man. Reigns followed with a drive-by dropkick for 2..
Edge countered a superman punch into a backslide for 2, then they knocked each other down with big boots. They traded strikes up until Edge hit an Edge-O-Matic for two..
( This match is now as long as the maless ladder match.).
Edge struck a flapjack and impaler DDT for 2. With Reigns resting on the leading rope, Edge slammed his head into the top of the ring post prior to booting him in the corner. Edge used a crossface however Reigns simply hardly got a rope break..
Edge chose a spear but Reigns captured him in a guillotine. Edge responded by driving himself and Reigns out of the ring. Reigns opted for a spear on the outdoors but Edge moved and Reigns crashed through the barrier..
Edge then ran outdoors and speared Reigns through a different part of the barricade. Edge hoisted Reigns on his shoulders into the ring and applied a cover but Reigns tossed out. The crowd shouted for Edge. Edge attempted another DDT however Reigns obstructed and struck a superman punch. Edge fell under referee Charles Robinson, who passed away on the spot..
Reigns broke a piece off a steel chair and tried using it to put Edge in a crossface. (Officials and medical personnel ran down to look at Robinson, however nobody thought to send out a new referee into the ring). Edge fought out and put Reigns into a crossface using the metal piece of the chair..
The Usos made their way down the ramp but were secured by Dominik and Rey Mysterio..
Edge still had the hang on but Seth Rollins insinuated and kicked Edge in the head. Reigns got up and establish for a spear. Edge speared Reigns anyhow, which was cool, and a new referee went out but Reigns just hardly tossed out..
Rollins ran pull back and jumped on the apron. Edge chased him away however Reigns speared Edge for the win. Reigns retains..
( I didnt like this however the crowd was into everything the method through. Take that for what its worth. I dont blame Edge or Reigns, it was just the match layout.).
Rollins assaulted Edge after the match. Rollins and Reigns had a short staredown before Edge assaulted Rollins. Edge assaulted him through the crowd and as quickly as they vanished from the frame, Reigns music played..
Heyman handed Reigns a mic. Reigns said the entire world can acknowledge him..
John Cenas music hit and the place appeared..
Cena went into. He posed and played to the crowd as Reigns looked frustrated and the program concerned an end.
Once they got going, it appeared like Reigns would take control, but Edge targeted his arm/shoulder until Reigns bailed from the ring. Edge hoisted Reigns on his shoulders into the ring and used a cover however Reigns kicked out. Edge still had the hold on but Seth Rollins slipped in and kicked Edge in the head. Edge chased him away however Reigns speared Edge for the win. Rollins and Reigns had a brief staredown before Edge assaulted Rollins.