WWE Tag Team champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Camacho & Hunico
Hunico cut a promo as they came to the ring, claiming to be the future of the WWE. Truth played to the crowd when they rang the bell. Truth nailed a Lou Thesz Press and rained down with several punches. Hunico reversed an Irish whip but was shoulderblocked down.
Truth nailed him with a right hand and tagged Kingston into the ring. Kingston nailed a flying clothesline for a two count. Hunico cut him off and send Kingston itno the ropes but was nailed with a rana for a two count.
The Tag champions nailed a double hiptoss. Truth nailed a legdrop and covfered Hunico for a two count. Camacho kicked Truth from outside the ring to cut off his momentum. The challengers tagged in and out, working over Truth.
Truth nailed a butterfly suplex and slammed Truth. Hunico tagged in with a slingshot senton over the ropes. He locked in a side chinlock. Truth fought his way out with a series of elbows. He sent Hunico into the ropes and nailed a leg lariat.
As both men were down, the crowd rallied Truth for the hot tag and he made it to to Kingston. Kingston cleaned house on both men and nailed a leaping clothesline on Hunico. He nailed the Boom Drop on Hunico and set up for the Trounble in Paradise. Hunico avoided it and worked over Kingston, then sent him to the floor.
Camacho lurked over Kingston but didn't attack him. Kingston rolled back into the ring where Camacho nailed a back suplex and a legdrop for a two count. Camacho choked Kingston against the ropes and punted him in the mid-section.
Kingston fired back with several chops but was cut off and sent into nthe challengers' corner. Camacho worked him over and tagged in Hunicol ,who used the ropes to vault over and come down with a kick to Kingston's face in one fluid motion. The crowd chanted for Kofi. Hunico rolled up Kingston, then lifted him into a powerbomb for a near fall.
Hunico drilled Kingston with a chop in the corner, then mauled him with punches. He sent Kingston into the corner but Kingston leapt off and nailed a rana. He made the hot tag to Truth, who cleaned up with a number of clotheslines and a powerslam on Camacho.
Truth DDT'd Camacho for a two count but Hunico broke up the attempt. Hunico was sent into a Trouble in Paradise by Kingston. Truth nailed Camacho with the Ax Kick for the win.
Your winners and still WWE Tag Team champions, Kofi Kingston & R-Truth!
Solid tag match with some good back and forth wrestling. The best Hunico and Camacho have looked on a big show to date.
Josh Mathews interviewed Chris Jericho. He said his strategy was to win. He said that although he invented the Money in the Bank, he's never won one. He said that was going to change tonight and he was going to be known after tonight as Mister Money in the Bank.
Daniel Bryan cut a promo backstage promising that AJ would be fair to him in the WWE title match and he would be the new WWE champion.
WWE Money in the Bank opened with a video feature on everyone who has cashed in on the MITB opportunities in the past.
Dolph Ziggler vs. WWE Intercontinental champion Christian vs. Tensai vs. WWE United States champion Santino Marella vs. Damien Sandow vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Sin Cara - Money in the Bank for WWE World title match contract.
Tenai controlled the fray early, destroying everyone and tossing Santino over the top to the floor. Tensai brought a pair of ladders into the ring Tensai kicked Kidd down in the corner. He nailed a catapult into a ladder bridged in the buckles. He nailed Christian with an Avalanche in the corner.
Kidd and Christian worked over Tensai and used a ladder to run him down. Kidd, Christian and Santino all tried to get to the top of a ladder but Sandow tipped it over.
Sandow began climbing the ladder but Ziggler and Cody returned and prevented it. Ziggler was laid out by Rhodes but Cara hit the ring with a series of kicks and a rana to the outside. Ziggler went to the top but Cara nailed a kick to the head. Cara went for a neckbreaker but they instead toppled down in a frightening moment.
Kidd went after Cara but was slammed on the ladder. Cara went to the top for a moonsault but was shoved over the top to the floor by Christian. Christian went for a splash off the top but Kidd moved and Christian ate the ladder. Rhodes worked over Kidd but was nailed with a leaping kick.
Kidd set up a ladder in the center of the ring but Tensai nailed him from behind and worked him over in the corner. Santino tried to scurry up the ladder but Tensai nailed a powerbomb then tossed him out to the floor. Kidd went up the ladder and Tensai tried to do it again but instead Kidd caught him with a rana over the ropes to the floor.
Sandow tried to ascend the ladder but Cara attacked him. Sandow stomped the hell out of him and went back to the top. Christian followed him and climbed over him. He grabbed the case but couldn't unhook it. Christian was pulled down and went for the Killswitch but was shoved off. He was sent into the ladder and tried to climb it but Sandow nailed him.
Sandow set up a ladder in the corner and tried to run Christian into it but was caught with an inverted DDT. Christian set up for the spear but was caught with a running high knee by Sandow. Christian fought him off and speared Sandow into the ladder.
Christian set up a ladder and climbed to the top for the briefcase. Ziggler and Rhodes grabbed his legs out from under him and sent him flying into the ladder. They made their way to the top and battled back and forth. Tensai returned and nailed Ziggler, then slammed Rhodes backwards off the ladder before depositing him to the outside.
Tensai went to the top but was met by Kidd. He nailed Kidd and was alone with the case. Marella grabbed his leg. Cara went to the top but was headbutt down. Christian and Marella used a ladder to beat down Tensai. Marella sent Christian over the top then got the better of Ziggler when Ziggler attacked. Marella nailed Ziggler with the Cobra. Say what you want about the guy but the crowd loved it
Marella began climbing the ladder but was afraid of the heights. The Cobra wanted to go but Marella didn't. He was close to the case. Sandow and Rhodes went after him but Sandow got the cobra before Rhodes could dropkick Marella off.
Coy threw a ladder in Marella's face in the corner. Rhodes began to climb but Vickie climbed on the ladder to distract him, setting Ziggler up to nail the Zig Zag off the ladder. Ziggler began to climb and made it to the top but Christian nailed him. Kidd used a ladder as a base to use almost a sunset flip style takedown on Ziggler. That got a "holy sh**" chant.
This allowed Sandow to nail Christian and bring him down but Christian slipped under the ladder and nailed him with the ladder. They ended up on the floor after a Cactus clothesline.
Tensai bridged a ladder between the ring and the announcers and powerbombed Cara across it. Ziggler attacked Tensai but was sent over the announcers in a crazy bump. Tensai began laying out bodies outside until Rhodes smacked him into the ladder outside. Rhodes and Kidd were left in the ring and battled atop of the ladder. Rhodes grabbed him for a suplex and dropped him off. Christian speared Rhodes off one ladder to the mat below. This is all crazy trainwreck spots.
Ziggler climbed to the ring as Christian was at the top for the case and shoved him off, Ziggler unhooked the briefcase and won the bout.
Your winner, Dolph Ziggler!
Just a kickass collection of insane spots and guys destroying their bodies in an insane stuntshow. Really entertaining.
As Ziggler left, he said, "It's about damn time!"
Josh Mathews interviewed World champion Sheamus. Sheamus was asked about Ziggler winning but Sheamus said he wanted to focus on tonight. He said Alberto Del Rio was a desperate man given all the things he's pulled recently. He said his father used to tell him that you could judge a man by the car he drives. Sheamus said that he has the only hood ornament he needs with the World title. He promised to take out Del Rio.
They introduced The Miz, who was returning from filming The Marine: Homefront. The crowd chanted "Miz is awesome." He said that he bet everyone was wondering where he was. He said he was filming a movie and was a bonafide movie star. He said that he was treated like a superstar for the first time in a long time. He said that he won MITB in the past and cashed him and that's why he is here today. He announced he was putting himself into the WWE championship Money in the Bank match. He said he was tired over being overlooked. Good promo.
Mick Foley's favorite Raw moment was winning the WWF title. I loved that one too. They noted that WCW gave it away and 600,000 fans immediately tuned into Raw.
World champion Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio
They locked up and Del Rio went to the floor when Sheamus had him on the defensive. He returned to the ring and nailed Sheamus with a right but Sheamus fired back with a number of shots in the corner. Sheamus drilled him into the corner but Del Rio kicked him in the gut and locked on an armbar.
Sheamus fought out of it and drilled Del Rio with a knee across the back of the head. He drilled and beat Del Rio with a series of knees and covered him with a two. Del Rio came back with a dropkick but missed a move and ended up on the apron. Sheamus suplexed Del Rio back into the ring and nailed the battering ram shoulderblock for a two count.
Del Rio ended up on the floor. Sheamus tossed him back in, Ricardo distracted Sheamus, allowing Del Rio to nail him with a kick. Sheamus was sent to the floor and had his arm slammed against the ring steps. Del Rio slapped him on the floor.
Del Rio dropkicked Sheamus and controlled Sheamus as he worked over his bad arm. Del Rio covered him for several near falls and locked on a keylock, trying to force him into a submission. Sheamus fought to his feet but was kicked in the back of the head.
Sheamus kept trying to fight his way up but Alberto brought him back down. Sheamus finally broke Dek free and charged but Del Rio avoided the charge and Sheamus nailed the ringpost with his shoulder. Del Rio continued to control Sheamus, using a headbutt to keep Sheamus down. Del Rio went for a cross armbreaker but Sheamus avoided it.
Del Rio sent Sheamus over the top to the apron. Sheamus tried to come back in with a clothesline over the ropes but was caught with a DDT and drilled down on his bad arm. Del Rio grabbed Sheamus by the face and trash talked him but was grabbed and rammed backward into the buckles. Sheamus nailed a running knee in the face for a two count.
Sheamus worked over Del Rio with shots across the chest and nailed the Uranage into a backbreaker for a two count. Del Rio kicked away at Sheamus. Sheamus missed a Brogue Kick and was caught up in the ropes. Del Rio nailed a backstabber for a two count. He ran and kicked Sheamus in the mid-section.
He went for an enziguiri but Sheamus ducked. He nailed White Noise and set up for the Brogue Kick. He nailed Del Rio with it and scored the pin.
Your winner and still World champion, Sheamus!
Really good back and forth physical match with Sheamus being in the rare position of the babyface in peril. Good well laid out match.
Ricardo and Del Rio attacked Sheamus after the bout and laid him out. The crowd immediately chanted "We want Zigger!" Dolph came out with the briefcase and went to cash in. Del Rio got in his face and was nailed with the case.
Ziggler handed over the case but was immediately kicked in the face with a Brogue kick. The announcers made it clear that he didn't cash in as the bell was never sounded to kick off the match. Sheamus went to the back, celebrating with the fans.
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