Money in the Bank tonight
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 22:31
Ziggler has already won the Money in the Bank ladder match and doesn't seem to be in position to be champion again, and I believe Styles will be chasing the United States title for a little while longer.
No titles changed hands at WWE Money in the Bank 2017, but "SmackDown Live" could be getting new champions in the near future. I wouldn't be surprised if WWE booked him as a contender for the US Title if someone like Nakamura or AJ Styles were to defeat Kevin Owens.
Men's Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match: Baron Corbin def. AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Kevin Owens to win the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase.
A quick look at who is involved would make me predict Corbin wins, but you never know.
The battle started off before the bell as perhaps the top heel out of the group, Baron Corbin, attacked Shinsuke Nakamura as the Japanese star was making his way to the ring. Anyway, while it would be interesting to see what type of match Becky Lynch or Charlotte could get out of Lana, this was not an pay-per-view title match worthy performance in 2017.
With the officials debating the decision the result provided a very odd finish to the match and whilst it certainly provided heel heat for Carmella and Ellsworth, you can't help but feel it detracts from the brilliant females in the ring when a man wins the first ever Women's Money in the Bank ladder match. This would set-up a match at Great Balls of Fire and possibly another at SummerSlam if WWE opts to continue Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar.
However, I believe part of the reason why Naomi will retain the title is for a heel victor of the Money in the Bank ladder match to cash in on her.
With that said, let's take a look as some of the ups and downs from Money in the Bank...
Once The Singh Brothers were ejected, they began to harass the group of WWE Legends at ringside which enraged Orton who began to assault the duo with RKOs and a trip through the table. With the Lone Wolf seemingly about to win, Nakamura's return saw him gain arguably his best fan response since moving to the main roster and what followed was an incredibly fun and potentially iconic moment.
The Uso's defend the Smackdown tag titles against The New Day, and I see The Uso's retaining. Which one of SmackDown's powerful women will emerge from the historic match with the contract in tow?
After the PPV had ended, Baron Corbin would cross paths with current WWE World Champion Jinder Mahal. Hopefully this cheap cop-out will lead to some fire in The New Day, thus opening them up for more heelish Uso antics. Either way, this was disappointing and fans have every right to expect more from heavily hyped WWE pay-per-view (a/k/a network specials) matches. I hope Lana can have a great match and bolster the Women's Division: with so few participants I'd love to avoid any dead weight. Styles tried to climb up and unhook it, but took a nasty fall on his shoulder.
Naomi (C) vs Lana.
Winner: Naomi. After the match, Natalya will come down and cash in he briefcase, lock in the sharpshooter and win the belt.
Who will win: The New Day. The Usos intentionally lost the match by count-out, which means they're still Smackdown Tag Team Champions.
"But everything I do is part of my plan, and I've continued to grow for the past year - through WrestleMania, and now, by becoming Mr. Money in the Bank". Another might be that The Ascension actually appeared on the card and above the #Wwe World Championship match. If they don't I think it would be beneficial for Corbin to get teamed up with someone, and maybe on the next draft have him join the Wyatt family.