The ‘Money in the Bank” pay- per- view is one that can significantly modify the WWE landscape. Sunday’s event featured more twists and turns than the ‘Game of Thrones.’ series finale. In a night where five championships were on the line, there were three title changes, including one stunning ‘Money in the Bank’ cash-in.
Let’s have a look at some takeaways from the night and what we expect Becky Lynch retains the Raw Women’s Championship after defeating Lacey Evans
The match between the two kicked off well, and Lynch and Evans appeared to be strong. However, Evans was not satisfied with how the game ended, and the two don’t look close to finished with each other. The outcome of this match along with Lynch losing her Smackdown title puts her firmly onto “Raw” (Wild Card Rule notwithstanding)
Brock Lesnar wins the mens’ Money in the Bank ladder match
It was unbelievable how Lesnar finally ended up with the briefcase. His fan thought they had broken up with him, but he just showed up into the match at the last minute. After earlier events left Sami Zayn unable to complete in the game forcing Braun Strowman away from the arena, there was a mystery as to whom the eighth wrestler would be, but just then Lesnar showed up.
Seth Rollings has been suggested to be the one Lesnar would attempt to cash in soon, but with the Smackdown heading to Fox this fall and the Wild Card Rule in place, Lesnar is likely to go for Rollins or Kofi Kingston’s championships.
Kofi Kingston retains WWE Championship after defeating Kelvin Owens
Kingston retained the title over Owens. He was able to pick up the win without the help of Xavier Woods and further showed he is talented and fascinating as a single performer as he is with the new day. He remains to be the top heels of Smackdown Live.
Barley win the “Money in the Bank” ladder match, cashes in on Charlotte Flair to win Smackdown Women’s Championship
Barley wasted no time in capitalizing her opportunity. She got one of the most significant moments of her career on Sunday night, seizing the briefcase in a match that set the stage for the rest of the evening.
After Flair pinned and tried to add insult to the injury alongside Lacey Evans, Barley came to her fellow Four Horsewoman’s rescue. In the aftermath of her run-in, she cashed in her briefcase before hitting a big elbow off the top rope and capturing the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
Barley immediately goes to the top of the Smackdown women’s division and should enter a program with Flair.
Seth Rollings defeats A.J Styles to retain WWE Universal Championship
The most anticipated match was not a disappointment. Rollings and Styles put on an early contender for match of the year as two of the best in the world put their repertoire on display, and it led to some genuinely jaw-dropping sequences.
The two later shook hands shortly after Rollins won. Rollins might have another showdown with Lesnar but Styles next program is imprecise.