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COMPLETE WWE MONEY IN THE BANK PPV COVERAGE: HISTORY IS MADE BY THE WOMEN, TWO DEBUTS, RANDY ORTON WRESTLES IN FRONT OF HIS FATHER, AND THE CHAMPIONS HAVE TO LOOK OVER THEIR SHOULDERS

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-06-18 23:00:00

Welcome to PWInsider.com's live coverage of Money in the Bank from St. Louis, Missouri.

Your host for the Kickoff Show is Renee Young and she is joined by Sam Roberts and Booker T.

They talk about the Women's Money in the Bank match.

We go to Dasha Fuentes in the Social Media Lounge and she will be joined by The Usos.

Renee mentions that Daniel Bryan will be back on Smackdown.

We have a video package for the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Naomi joins the panel to talk about the Women's Ladder Match.  She is asked how everyone is handling the pressure of a first time ever match.  Naomi says everyone is excited for the opportunity to shine.  Sam asks if Naomi likes the number one contender to be determined because they have the chance for a title match any time.  Naomi says she is prepared and she has been in tough situations before.  She has gone through struggles to get to this point.  Booker asks Naomi about her match against Lana and he asks how difficult is it to deal with someone you cannot study their work.  Naomi says she is not underestimating Lana.  She says Lana has learned a lot watching.

Renee brings up the Mae Young Classic and whether it makes her nervous.  Naomi says she is looking forward to the competition with the new women coming in.  Sam asks if Naomi has set a precedent by giving Lana a match by asking for it.  Naomi says she is confident enough to give Lana a title match.  Booker asks if Naomi thought about the winner of the ladder match cashing in if Naomi has a tough match.  Naomi says you cannot plan for it, but she is prepared.  Naomi says she will not let her fans down.  Naomi says she has a game plan.  

Renee mentions the Women's Ladder Match starts off the show.  She asks for predictions.

Naomi does not give a pick.  Booker picks Tamina.  Sam picks Charlotte.

We go to the Social Media Lounge.  The first question is what does Day One Ish mean.  Jey says it is about the struggle.  Jimmy says it is about going through the mud and the grime to succeed.  If you don't undertsand it, it is not for you.

The second question is about how facing the New Day is different.  Jimmy says there are three of them.  They have faced the New Day and they have their number.  

The final question is which tag team they would want to face.  Jimmy and Jey say it is hard.  They mention The Hart Foundation, Demoltion, The Hardys, and Harlem Heat.  Samoan Swat Team is also mentioned.

Booker says the Usos learnt under the learning tree.  They were taught to take what they want.  Booker says the Usos will become the most successful brother tag team.  Booker says that you have to have the attitude that you are the best.  Renee asks if you can look past tonight.  Booker says you have to know that you are better than everyone else.  Sam says the New Day might be looking at the Usos too lightly.  

Renee asks for picks and Sam says the New Day will win if they are focused.  Booker says he is down since Day One Ish so he is picking the Usos.

It is time to talk about the Smackdown Women's Title Match featuring Naomi against Lana.  We see a video package.

Renee mentions that Lana has not had a singles match before.  Booker says Naomi said you cannot prepare for a cash in, but you have to prepare for all situations.  Renee asks how do you prepare for someone who has not wrestled.

Booker says it is easy to get there but hard to stay there.  Naomi has to think of every situation and scenario.  Sam wonders why would Naomi have agreed to the match in the first place?  Booker agrees with Sam that Naomi did not have to defend the title tonight.

Renee asks for predictions.  Booker picks Naomi.  Sam picks Lana.

We have a video package for the WWE Championship Match.

Renee says Jinder Mahal mentioned that Randy Orton is not at the top of his game.  Renee asks if either has a chip on their shoulder.  Sam tells us the WWE Universe is wondering when will Jinder really feel like a WWE Champion.  Booker says that Jinder said he was going to shock the world before beating Randy Orton for the WWE Title.

Sam mentions that Jinder has used some tricks to win the title.  Booker says that many have not had the chance to become a champion and Jinder has put him name among the greats.

Renee asks about Randy wrestling in his home town and Booker says it might hurt him because of the pressure.

Booker picks Jinder Mahal.  Sam picks Randy Orton.

We go to ringside for our announcers Tom Phillips, John Layfield, and Byron Saxton.

Match Number One:  Kickoff Show Match:  Hype Bros versus The Colons

Epico and Ryder start things off and connects with a shoulder tackle.  Ryder with a drop kick and Rawley tags in.  Ryder with a shoulder and Rawley with a clothesline for a near fall.  Primo tags in and sends Rawley into the turnbuckles.  Primo with a chop and Mojo is not hyped.  Mojo runs in place while Primo chops him.  Mojo floats over and he drops into a three point stance and then he hits a leg sweep on Primo.  

Mojo with a slam and he tags in Ryder.  Ryder is sent into the corner with a forearm and he sets for the Broski Boot but Epico pulls him out of the ring.  Ryder with a baseball slide drop kick to Epico and Primo.  Epico grabs Ryder's leg and Primo with a leg sweep and a drop kick to send Ryder to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Epico gets a near fall on Ryder.  Epico with a single leg crab on Ryder.  Epico keeps Ryder from making the tag and he runs him into the turnbuckles.  Ryder with a punch and knees in the corner.  Epico pulls Ryder off the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall.  Primo tags in and he kicks Ryder and drives the knee into the mat.  Primo with an elbow drop to the knee.  Primo stops Ryder again and runs him into the corner.  Epico tags in and he continues to work on the knee with KneeDTs for a near fall.  Epico puts the leg on the rope and he drops on it to add more damage to the knee. 

Epico tries to suplex Ryder but Ryder lands on his feet and hits a neck breaker.  Primo and Mojo tag in and Mojo with a shoulder tackle or two.  Mojo with a clothesline and a Stinger Splash into the corner followed by an Irish whip but he runs into a boot.  Mojo catches Primo off the turnbuckles and hits HyperDrive for a near fall.  Ryder sends Epico into the turnbuckles and he hits the Broski Boot.  Mojo with a running forearm and Ryder tags in to hit the Hype Ryder for the three count.

Winners:  Hype Bros

We go back to the panel.

We have a video package for the men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Renee asks what does it take to grab the case, is it experience or energy.  Booker says it is heart and will.  He says he has seen people do what they needed to make that statement.  Not many have been able to claim they are a Money in the Bank winners.  Booker talks about the pressure to be the guy.  Sam mentions Edge and Daniel Bryan.  Renee mentions the egos involved in the match and she suggests someone might cash in tonight.

Renee brings up that Baron and Nakamura have not been in ladder matches but Booker says it is an advantage for them.

Renee asks for predictions and Booker picks AJ Styles.  Sam picks Sami Zayn.

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