“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Ft. Worth, Texas
July 18, 2021
thanks to wrestleview.com for the results
A video kicks off the show highlighting the Money in the Bank Ladder
Match and the numerous cash-ins through the years.
We go into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display.
Women’s Money in the Bank Match
Alexa Bliss vs. Liv Morgan vs. Nikki A.S.H. vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team
Champion Natalya vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Tamina vs. Zelina
Vega vs. Naomi vs. Asuka
The bell rings, and everyone but Alexa Bliss gets out of the ring to
go after a ladder. Natalya sets a ladder up at ringside. Bliss
happily watches while standing on the second rope. She then gets
down and skips around the ring. Bliss looks up and reaches up in the
air, but Asuka hits Bliss with a German Suplex. Everyone gets in the
ring and hits a move. Nikki hits Natalya with a dropkick, so Tamina
superkicks her. Bliss jumps on Tamina’s back, but Tamina pulls her
off and elbows her in the face. Tamina picks up a ladder and puts it
over the bottom turnbuckle. Tamina then gives Bliss a guillotine
catapult facefirst into the ladder. Tamina goes to set it up, but
Morgan starts to climb the ladder. Vega cuts her off. Tamina
avalanches Vega and Morgan in the corner. Asuka gets in the ring and
confronts Tamina. They trade punches before Tamina whips her. Asuka
knocks Natalya off the apron, avoids a flying ladder from Tamina,
and knocks the ladder into Tamina’s face. Asuka puts the ladder over
Tamina’s throat and slams it down a few times. The crowd gives her
approval as Asuka starts to climb. Tamina then starts to press the
ladder up, so Morgan jumps on one side to bring it back down. Morgan
hits a double knee facebuster on Asuka and climbs the ladder, but
Natalya knocks her down. Natalya and Morgan have a tug-of-war over
the ladder. Nikki runs in, but they hit her in the midsection with
the ladder. Naomi nearly meets the same fate, but she blocks it.
Naomi jumps on the ladder like a platform, but Tamina brings her
down with a Samoan Drop.
Vega and Asuka pull Tamina out of the ring. Vega hits Tamina with a
slow-motion hurricanrana off the apron. Bliss has Morgan trapped in
the corner and starts to climb the ladder. Natalya slams Bliss down
on her tailbone, but Bliss just laughs before giving Natalya a
drop-toe-hold into the ladder. Bliss takes Morgan down and hits a
somersault senton. Bliss pulls a ladder into the middle of the ring
and starts to set it up. Vega climbs the ladder, so Bliss scurries
up and smiles at her. Vega looks freaked out. Bliss hypnotizes Vega
to start climbing down the ladder. Natalya pulls Bliss off and
powerbombs her into the ladder before slamming her on the mat. Vega
tries to give Morgan a superplex, but she’s knocked onto a ladder
bridge. Naomi then pulls Morgan down and powerbombs her onto Vega on
the ladder bridge.
Naomi hits the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions with a double kick and
a springboard stunner. Nikki runs in and attacks Naomi. Naomi slams
Nikki down on a ladder in the ring before hitting a split leg drop.
Naomi climbs the ladder, and the crowd roars in approval. Natalya
pulls Naomi down and gets her out of the ring. Vega jumps on
Natalya’s back as she climbs the ladder. Natalya continues to climb
and puts a hand on the briefcase. Natalya starts to fade, so Vega
reaches for the briefcase. Morgan runs up and tries for something,
but they all crash and burn. It’s a melee in the ring now. Nikki is
standing on the top of a ladder that was set up outside the ring.
She leaps, but comes up seriously short and nearly missed them.
Bliss stops Nikki from climbing the ladder. Bliss hits Nikki with a
modified Sister Abigail. Bliss climbs, but Natalya pulls her down.
Natalya and Tamina throw Bliss out of the ring. Natalya sends Bliss
into the barricade. Natalya and Tamina then drive a ladder into
Bliss’ midsection before putting it on top of her. They then bury
Bliss under a bunch of ladders. All the women join in and bury
Bliss, which causes the crowd to boo. While all this is going on,
Morgan gets in the ring and takes a long time to reposition the
ladder in the ring. Morgan climbs, but Tamina pulls her down. Morgan
hits a hurricanrana on Tamina into the corner. Natalya quickly
forearms Morgan down. Natalya sets up a second ladder next to the
one already set up in the ring. Morgan attacks Natalya and sends her
headfirst into the ladder. A third ladder is set up in the ring.
Asuka goes after Morgan, but Morgan hits an STF. Morgan climbs the
ladder, but Naomi climbs on the opposite side. Tamina, Natalya,
Vega, and Natalya also climb the ladders. All six women are up in
the air. They’re all reaching for the briefcase, but Nikki A.S.H.
just reaches up and takes it.
Winner of the 2021 Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Nikki
Footage is shown of the Usus winning the SmackDown Tag Team
Championship from the Mysterios on the Money in the Bank Kickoff
New SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are backstage with WWE
Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Reigns says they’re dripping in
gold, but he did all the heavy lifting. Now that he gave them what
they want, it’s time for them to give him what he wants. Jey Uso
says he’ll be helping out, which he’s done since day one. Jimmy Uso
acknowledges Reigns as the head of the table and the tribal chief.
Reigns says he’s proud of them. Paul Heyman happily watches in the
Raw Tag Team Championship
The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) vs. AJ Styles and Omos (c’s)
AJ Styles starts against Erik, but Styles immediately tags Omos in.
Erik thinks about it and tags Ivar in. The Viking Raiders try to
double-team Omos, but Omos easily takes them down. Styles tags in
and shoulders Ivar in the midsection a few times. Styles hits a
snapmare and kicks Ivar in the back. Styles drops a knee for a one
count. Ivar quickly isolates Styles in his corner and tags Erik in.
Erik knees Styles in the midsection a few times as an “AJ Styles”
chant fires up. Erik slams Styles down. Ivar tags in, and Erik scoop
slams Ivar onto Styles for a one count. Erik tags back in. The
Viking Raiders double-team Styles, and Erik picks up a near fall.
Styles fights back and dropkicks Erik out of the ring. Styles
dropkicks Ivar off the apron and tags Omos in. Styles charges and
Omos slings Styles over the top rope to the floor onto Erik. Styles
then gives him a hurricanrana! Wow!
Styles gets Erik in the ring and applies a chin lock. Erik fights up
and hits a back body drop. Ivar tags in and shoulder blocks Styles
down before hitting a side slam and a low cross-body block. Ivar
lifts Styles, but Styles slides off. Ivar cartwheels around a strike
and takes Styles down with a big clothesline for a near fall. Styles
hits a jawbreaker and tags Omos in. Ivar cartwheels around Omos and
hits a clothesline, but Omos doesn’t leave hits feet. Ivar comes off
the second rope, but Omos catches him by the throat. Omos lifts Ivar
up and hits a scoop slam. Omos avalanches Ivar in the corner before
applying a nerve hold. Styles tags in and attacks Ivar. Ivar
eventually makes a tag to Erik. Styles sends Erik to the corner, but
Erik slingshots over him and hits a slam. Ivar tags in and
avalanches Styles in the corner. Erik then slams Ivar into Styles’
face. Ivar knocks Omos off the apron. The Viking Raiders hit a
German Suplex/springboard kick combo for a near fall. Styles
eventually fights back at both men and tags Omos in.
Omos gets in the ring and grabs Ivar, who was climbing the top rope.
Omos hits a press slam on Ivar and puts a foot on his chest to cover
him, but Ivar kicks out. The Viking Raiders fight back at Omos and
manage to knock him out of the ring. Erik hits Omos with a suicide
dive. In the ring, Styles rolls Ivar up with a handful of tights,
but Ivar kicks out. The Viking Raiders hit the Viking Experience,
but Omos gets on the apron and pushes Erik into Ivar to break it up.
Omos tags back in and hits a weak kick on Ivar. Omos and Erik
mistime a choke bomb, which is the finish.
Winners by Pinfall and still Raw Tag Team Champions: AJ Styles and
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Drew McIntyre, who got a mixed
reaction from the Fort Worth crowd. McIntyre wants to hear some damn
noise from the crowd, and they do indeed make noise. McIntyre
sarcastically says everyone loves his storytimes and talks about how
he won the Royal Rumble in Texas in 2020. Now in Texas again, he’ll
win the Money in the Bank contract.
Video Package: WWE Championship
Kofi Kingston vs. Bobby Lashley (c) w/ MVP
The bell rings, and MVP immediately grabs Kingston’s foot. Lashley
charges, but Kingston jumps over him. Lashley quickly clotheslines
Kingston down and shoulders him in the corner a few times. Lashley
backs up and charges into a pendulum kick. Kingston goes for a
springboard, but Lashley catches him and slams him into the corner
before hitting a vicious one-armed spinebuster. Lashley press slams
Kingston out of the ring. Lashley goes outside, puts Kingston on his
shoulders, and runs him headfirst into the ring post. Lashley
intensely walks around a bit, picks Kingston up, and drives his
skull into the ring post again. Lashley gets Kingston in the ring
and elbows him in the face a few times. Lashley backs up and crushes
Kingston with a running elbow. Lashley hits a big flatliner and
fires himself up with MVP. Lashley taunts the crowd before applying
the Hurt Lock to Kingston. Kingston fights it, but Lashley hits him
with a wild suplex toss. Lashley furiously grabs Kingston and hits a
scary flatliner before punching away at him. Lashley murders him
with a Dominator and gets fired up. Lashley hits another Dominator…
and then picks Kingston up for a THIRD Dominator. Lashley applies
the Hurt Lock for the absolutely dominating win.
Winner by Submission and still WWE Champion: Bobby Lashley
Video Package: Raw Women’s Championship
Raw Women’s Championship
Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
They lock up and give a clean break. The crowd antagonizes Flair and
chants for Becky Lynch, so she flips them off. The screen blanks out
for a few moments. Ripley grabs Flair and dropkicks her down. Ripley
charges, but Flair drops her on the apron. Ripley pulls Flair to the
apron, and they exchange strikes. Ripley lifts her up, but Flair
slides off. Flair goes for a chop block, but Ripley avoids it and
stomps the back. Ripley knocks her to the floor and goes for a
cannonball, but Flair moves. Ripley splats on the floor. Flair
dropkicks Ripley into the barricade and gets her in the ring for a
Flair hits a t-bone suplex into the corner and stomps away at her.
Flair applies a chin lock, but Ripley starts to fight up. Flair
slams her down and clubs the back. Ripley grabs a waistlock, but
Flair viciously elbows her in the face. Flair goes for the knee, but
Ripley dumps her over the top rope to buy some time. Ripley then
hits a cannonball to the floor. Ripley attacks Flair in the ring and
knees her in the face a few times. Ripley kicks her back and hits a
northern lights suplex for a two count. Flair quickly snaps Ripley
off the top rope and goes for a roll-up. Ripley gets out and flips
through a back suplex before hitting a German Suplex. Flair applies
a Boston Crab, but Ripley powers out for a two count. They do a
sloppy roll-up out of a Figure Four attempt. Flair big boots her
down for a two count. Ripley soon fights back and goes for an
electric chair drop. Flair counters into a roll-up attempt, but
Ripley legitimately deadlifts Flair for a suplex for a near fall.
That was impressive as she almost lost her a number of times on
Ripley chops away at Flair’s chest, but Flair just absorbs them.
Flair hulks up and whips Ripley to the corner with such force that
it sends her to the floor. Ripley gets on the apron, so Flair big
boots her off. Flair goes to the top rope and hits a moonsault block
to the floor! Flair gets her in the ring and goes for Natural
Selection, but Ripley counters. Ripley applies a Prism Trap, but
Flair gets out. Flair fights out of a Riptide and DDTs her down for
a near fall. Flair is in shock. Flair punches away at Ripley, but
Ripley responds with some punches of her own. Flair chops the chest,
so Ripley elbows her. Ripley blocks a big boot, but Flair hits a
back elbow and covers with her feet on the ropes. The referee
catches Flair. Flair gets in the referee’s face, the same referee
she attacked months ago. Ripley shoulders Flair in the corner and
puts her on the top rope. Flair fights her off and dives off the top
rope with Natural Selection… but Ripley kicks out!
Flair goes for a Figure Four, but Ripley pulls her back. Flair was
supposed to hit her head on the bottom turnbuckle, but she misses.
Flair rolls out of the ring. Ripley grabs her, but Flair drives her
head into the ring post. Flair then puts Ripley’s left ankle into
the ring steps and kicks it a few times. Flair gets her in the
center of the ring and applies a Figure Eight for the submission
Winner by Submission and new Raw Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Kevin Owens vs. Riddle vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Ricochet vs. John
Morrison vs. Big E vs. Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre
I have no clue how I’m going to recap this match. Peacock is lagging
and cutting in and out. It’s rampant all over for users in the
United States. This is terrible.
Peacock finally stops being the worst streaming service to exist in
2021. Big E spears McIntyre off the apron and has a bad landing.
Nakamura gives Kevin Owens an inverted suplex on the ladder. Corey
Graves calls Owens “Kevin Steen.” Nakamura drives Morrison into the
corner with the ladder. Morrison catapults over the ladder with a
twisting cross-body block. The crowd loudly chants, “Johnny Drip
Drip.” Morrison climbs the ladder, but Nakamura cuts him off.
Nakamura applies a cross-arm breaker over the top of the ladder.
Rollins knees Nakamura in the chest. Morrison and Rollins combine
their collective drips and attack everyone with the ladder. Riddle
is run over, and Morrison hits Riddle with an inverted rolling
fireman’s carry on the ladder. Yikes.
Ricochet comes after Morrison and Rollins, but they give him a back
body drop on the ladder. Owens grabs Rollins outside the ring, but
Morrison kicks Owens in the face. They clear the commentary table.
Owens fights back at them, but Rollins and Morrison stop him. Owens
then hits a springboard moonsault block off the second rope onto the
ladder held by Morrison and Rollins! Owens goes for a powerbomb on
Morrison, but Rollins breaks it up. Rollins and Morrison then give
Owens a suplex on the edge of the ladder! Wow!
McIntyre gets in the ring and attacks Morrison and Rollins. McIntyre
beats Morrison down and lifts him up, but Rollins punches him.
Rollins and Morrison take McIntyre down and lay him on a ladder on
the mat. Morrison goes to the top rope and hits an impressive flip,
but comes up short on McIntyre. There’s been a lot of that tonight.
Rollins then hits Morrison with the ladder to dissolve the
partnership. Riddle hits Rollins with an RKO. Riddle and Nakamura go
at it until Drew McIntyre hits them with a double Claymore Kick. Big
E goes after McIntyre, but McIntyre hits a Future Shock DDT.
Ricochet charges McIntyre, but McIntyre hits him with an inverted
Alabama Slam on a ladder leaning in the corner. McIntyre then wipes
out all competitors with a somersault senton to the floor!
McIntyre hits Rollins with a Claymore Kick in the ring and sets the
ladder up. McIntyre starts to climb, but Veer and Shanky, the
associates of Jinder Mahal, pull him down. Mahal runs down and
viciously beats McIntyre down with a steel chair. Veer and Shanky
drag McIntyre to the back.
In the ring, Riddle climbs the ladder. Ricochet walks on the top
rope and jumps to the ladder, knocking Riddle off. Ricochet climbs,
but Riddle knocks the ladder over. Ricochet lands on the top rope
and hits a WILD somersault plancha to the floor on the remaining
Ricochet starts to climb the ladder, but Riddle cuts him off.
Rollins sets another ladder up next to them. Big E takes Rollins out
and pulls Riddle down. Riddle hits Big E with an RKO, as well as
Ricochet. Rollins then hits a Stomp on Riddle! Nakamura runs in and
hits Rollins with the GTS. Nakamura climbs, but Morrison runs up and
sprays him with the Drip Stick. Owens pulls Morrison down and hits a
Stunner that sends him out of the ring. Nakamura grabs Owens, but
Owens hits him with a Stunner. Owens climbs, but Ricochet pulls him
down. Ricochet gets out of a Stunner, but Owens hits a Pop-up
Powerbomb. Owens climbs the ladder and puts a hand on the briefcase,
but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins hits a powerbomb out of the ring
through a ladder bridge! WOW!
Rollins starts to climb the ladder, but Big E cuts him off. Big E
climbs behind him and hits a Big Ending off the ladder! Big E climbs
the ladder and takes the briefcase!
Winner of the 2021 Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Big E
Kevin Patrick finds Seth Rollins backstage, who is gasping for air.
Rollins says he wasn’t good enough. This opportunity was stolen from
him. Whoever wins the Universal Championship match tonight, he’s not
waiting. Rollins declares that he is next in line.
Video Package: WWE Universal Championship
WWE Universal Championship
Edge vs. Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman
The crowd starts up the dueling chants of, “Let’s go Roman/Let’s go
Edge!” I missed that.
They lock up, but we get a clean break. They look out to the crowd,
and the crowd applauds. They lock up, and Edge backs him to the
corner and slaps Reigns in the face. Edge applies a waistlock and
takes Reigns down. Reigns looks furious. Reigns sends Edge out of
the ring and gets fired up. Edge gets in the ring and wrenches
Reigns’ arm. Edge hits an arm breaker before wrenching the arm
again. Reigns quickly forearms Edge down to his knees. Reigns starts
clubbing Edge in the corner, but Edge attacks the injured arm. Edge
sends him shoulder-first into the ring post and takes him down for
an armbar, but Reigns rolls out of the ring to recover. Paul Heyman
talks with Reigns and asks him what his father would do. Edge
attacks Reigns getting in the ring and knocks him back outside. Edge
charges Reigns outside the ring, but Reigns hits him with a Samoan
Drop on the floor.
Reigns goes back outside and sends him head-first into the ring
post. Edge barely gets in the ring to break the count-out. Reigns
sends Edge out of the ring and drives him into the ring steps.
Reigns gets Edge in the ring and forearms him in the face a few
times. Reigns then sends him shoulder-first into the ring post.
Reigns talks some trash. Reigns applies a chin lock for a long time.
Edge fights up, so Reigns takes him down. Reigns hits a Drive-By
Dropkick. Reigns charges, but Edge counters into a backslide pin for
a near fall. They then wipe each other out with stereo big boots.
They get to their feet and go back and forth. Edge hits Reigns with
an Edge-O-Matic for a near fall. Edge gets to his feet and the crowd
also comes to their feet. Edge hits a clothesline and gets fired up.
Reigns boots Edge back and hits the ropes. Edge attacks and hits the
Impaler DDT for a near fall. Edge attacks Reigns in the corner and
puts him on the top rope. Edge then slams Reigns’ face off the top
of the ring post. Reigns is in the tree of woe. Edge pulls Reigns
down and applies an STF. Reigns fights it, so Edge transitions to a
crossface. Reigns reaches out and grabs the bottom rope to break the
Edge sizes Reigns up in the corner and goes for a Spear, but Reigns
counters into a guillotine attempt. Edge fights it, but Reigns
cinches it back in. In a desperate move, Edge charges toward the
ropes and pulls them out of the ring. Reigns gets to his feet and
charges for a Spear, but Edge sidesteps him. Reigns explodes through
the barricade. Edge goes around the ring and delivers a Spear on
Reigns through the remaining barricade!
Edge lifts Reigns up and puts him in the ring. Reigns shoves Edge
off and hits him with a Superman Punch. As Edge goes down, he takes
referee Charles Robinson down with him. Reigns goes outside and rips
one of the steel tubes off a chair. Reigns gets in the ring and
talks trash. Reigns has a nasty welt on his temple. Reigns goes to
dig the pipe into Edge’s face, but Edge fights out. Edge then
applies a crossface using the steel pipe on Reigns’ mouth! The Usos
make their way to the ring to help their cousin, but the Mysterios
take them out. Seth Rollins then runs in and kicks Edge in the head.
Reigns takes a moment to recover and gets fired up. Reigns charges
for a Spear, but Edge counters with a Spear of his own. Edge covers,
but there’s somehow no referee. A referee runs down and counts, but
Reigns kicks out. Edge cannot believe it. Edge sizes Reigns up, but
runs over to knock Seth Rollins off the apron. Reigns then delivers
a Spear to Edge for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
After the match, Seth Rollins runs into the ring and viciously
attacks Edge. Rollins punches and kicks away at him. Rollins goes
face-to-face with Reigns. Edge attacks Rollins. They brawl into the
Reigns stands tall in the ring. Paul Heyman hands him a microphone.
Reigns says the whole world can acknowledge him.
JOHN CENA’S MUSIC HITS!!!!!! The crowd goes absolutely ballistic!
Cena gets in the ring and hits the ropes back and forth. Reigns
looks disgusted. Cena looks at Reigns and does the “You can’t see
me” taunt. Cena poses for the adoring crowd as the show comes to an