Big E wins Men’s Money in the Bank
Big E won the Money in the Bank match, beating Kevin Owens, Matt Riddle, Drew McIntyre, Shinsuke Nakamura, Seth Rollins, John Morrison and Ricochet.
It started off explosively: Rollins and Morrison were arguing on the outside about who the real King of Drip is, but Riddle interrupted them but hitting Rollins with a penalty kick from the apron. Ricochet then shot over the top rope to take out Morrison, and Riddle hit a corkscrew moonsault on Rollins.
Before long we saw Morrison hit a corkscrew of his own — over the top of a ladder — and Shinsuke Nakamura slapping on an armbar atop a ladder.
Midway through the carnage, Riddle and Nakamura got into a sick striking and grappling exchange. There’s a nice metaphor in there somewhere about scientific wrestling being a highlight of a demolishion derby match. They got interrupted by McIntyre, who decked both with a double Claymore. McIntyre cleared house, hitting a moonsault on everyone outside and then a Claymore to Rollins.
With the field clear he rose up the ladder, only to be interrupted by Jinder Mahal’s sidekicks. Mahal then comes out and smashes McIntyre with chair shots and the three drag him out.
Ricochet, as you may expect, was something of a highlight reel here. As Riddle was perchped atop a ladder, Ricochet walked along the top ropes and jumped onto the other side. Riddle pushed him off — only for Ricochet to bounce off the top rope and hit an amazing flip dive onto everyone outside. He came back into the ring, only to be greeted by an RKO from Riddle. After Riddle hit a few more RKOs, he was cut off by a Curbstomp from Rollins.
Next it was Owens’ time to shine, hitting multiple people with Stunners. He scaled the ladder only to be obstructed by Rollins — who powerbombed him through a ladder on the outside. Just as Rollins looked to win he was himself stopped — by Big E, who planted him with a Big Ending off the top of the ladder. Big E climbed back up the ladder and won the match.
Rating: 4.5 stars. Awesome from start to finish.