May 13, 2019
Results thanks to wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Miz’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring for another edition of Miz TV. Replays are shown of Miz attacking Shane McMahon on this past Tuesday’s episode of Smackdown Live. Miz will face McMahon in a Steel Cage Match this Sunday. Miz welcomes the crowd to an international edition of Miz TV. This Sunday is the Money in the Bank PPV. It happens once a year. In that briefcase is a contract that is WWE’s equivalent to the Infinity Stone. That contract all but guarantees a championship. Miz cashed in, and it brought his career to new heights. The same will happen to one man and one woman this Sunday. Upon winning, they can get a title match anytime and anywhere.
Miz can’t talk about a title match without talking about his opponent for Sunday, “The Best in the World” Shane McMahon. This Sunday, they will be locked inside a steel cage. As much as he’d love to talk about himself, he has to talk about his guest. This is one of four guests from Smackdown who has a story that has inspired many throughout the world.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and the crowd begins to boo. The crowd microphones are turned down, and he gets in the ring and sits in a chair. Miz welcomes Reigns to the show. This Sunday, he has a one-on-one match against Elias. What can we expect from The Big Dog? Reigns talks about how Elias is young and strong. The crowd sings, “Walk with Elias.” Reigns says if you need a karaoke performance or a wedding singer, you can walk with him. Elias hasn’t done a thing since being in WWE. Elias hasn’t won any championships. This Sunday, he’s bringing the big fight. Miz says they’ve never seen eye to eye, but they’ve won championships and done movies. Miz thinks they should get together for a buddy comedy. Reigns asks what Miz is doing. That sounds like the old Miz. The old Miz would get punched in the mouth. Reigns is here to hang out with the new Miz. The guy that last week stood up to the authority and chased Shane McMahon with a chair. Reigns wants to remind him.
Footage is shown from last week’s RAW when Shane McMahon and Elias attacked Roman Reigns during his match against Drew McIntyre. The Miz then made the save and chased McMahon backstage. Miz then attacked McMahon with a chair.
Miz asks if that’s the Miz he wants to talk to. Reigns says that’s the one everyone wants. Miz says it took Shane McMahon to realize that it’s all about respect from your peers and the WWE Universe. After 13 years, he’s finally earning it. Shane hasn’t earned anything in his life. He’s had a silver spoon in his mouth. Now it’s time for the silver spoon to meet a steel cage. Miz may not be the biggest, but he knows how to win. McMahon attacked his father. This Sunday, his privilege won’t help him. McMahon will go down faster than his old man did to a Superman Punch.
Shane McMahon’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage. McMahon has a black eye. McMahon says it’s flattering that they’re out here talking about him, but he’s their boss. Being the boss, he’s here to inform them that as of right now, Miz TV is over. Elias and Bobby Lashley attack Reigns and Miz from behind. Elias and Lashley join McMahon on the stage. McMahon then books Miz and Reigns to take on Lashley and Elias. That match is next.
Shane McMahon is at ringside. The Miz starts against Elias. They lock up, and Miz soon rolls Elias up for a two count. Elias knees him in the midsection and chops him down. Elias punches Miz, but has a whip reversed into the ropes. Miz turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Miz knees him in the face before hitting the Reality Check for a two count. Roman Reigns tags in, and Elias leaves the ring. Elias thinks about it, gets back in the ring, and tags Bobby Lashley in.
Reigns and Lashley lock up before Lashley puts him in the corner and poses. Reigns punches Lashley before hitting the ropes, but Lashley leapfrogs him before shoulder blocking him down. Lashley applies a front facelock and rolls him around. Reigns quickly powers him to the corner and shoulders him. Lashley quickly elbows Reigns and charges, but Reigns hits him with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns clubs away at Lashley in the corner. Miz tags in and hits his patented corner clothesline. Miz and Reigns then elbow Elias down. Miz then goes back and forth giving Lashley and Elias IT Kicks. Miz kicks Elias down, but Lashley counters into a powerbomb attempt. Miz gets out and boots Lashley back. Elias quickly snaps Miz off the top rope, and Lashley picks up a two count.
We come back from the break to see Elias choking Miz on the ropes. Elias distracts the referee while McMahon chokes Miz. Elias grabs Miz’ arm and walks the top rope a la The Undertaker before delivering a meteora. Reigns breaks up the pin. Lashley tags in and shoulders Miz in the corner. Lashley drops him with a delayed vertical suplex for a near fall. Elias tags back in, and Miz fights him off. Elias stops Miz from making the tag. Elias tries for a cheap shot on Reigns, but Reigns punches him back. Miz then drops Elias with a DDT. Lashley tags in stops Miz from making the tag. Lashley goes for a shoulder in the corner, but he hits the ring post when Miz moves. Miz goes for the tag, but Shane McMahon pulls Reigns off the apron. The referee calls for the bell.
McMahon throws Reigns into the steel steps before getting in the ring. McMahon, Elias, and Lashley triple-team Miz at ringside. Reigns then wipes out the three men with a dive over the top rope! Reigns punches away at Lashley before McMahon takes him down. McMahon gets Reigns in the ring, but Reigns attacks. Elias and Lashley join in and help before double-teaming Reigns. Miz gets in with a chair and clears them off. Reigns hits Elias with a Superman Punch before hitting Lashley with one. McMahon runs off before being attacked.
WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins is talking to someone backstage. We’ll take a look at the rivalry of Rollins and AJ Styles, next.
Video Package: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Universal Championship in a Dream Match
We’ll hear from Seth Rollins and AJ Styles later tonight.
The commentators make the hard sell for the Money in the Bank PPV and the WWE Network.
Replays are shown of Braun Strowman throwing Sami Zayn into a dumpster last week.
Braun Strowman is walking backstage. Strowman regrets that the trash compactor didn’t turn Zayn into a cube. A stagehand comes up to him and says Shane McMahon wants to see him in his office.
Braun Strowman finds Shane McMahon backstage. Sami Zayn walks up and says he wants Strowman in a Falls Count Anywhere match. McMahon cancels Strowman’s match against Drew McIntyre and makes this match instead. If Sami Zayn wins, he’ll get Strowman’s spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Crews clubs and stomps away at Rawley in the corner. Rawley reverses a whip to the corner, but Crews flips over him. Crews tweaks his knee, so Rawley starts to attack it. Rawley hits a running forearm in the corner and is screaming wildly. Rawley follows up with an Alabama Slam for the win.
Alexa Bliss is talking on the phone backstage. Apparently her luggage was lost at the airport. Nikki Cross walks up and is acting completely normal. Bliss says she doesn’t know how Cross grew up here. Cross says she’s been here four weeks and doesn’t think anyone noticed. Bliss says she hasn’t had time to notice. Bliss is worried about looking foolish again. Cross says she could talk to the McMahon family about it. Bliss says Cross could take her place and walks off. Cross smiles.
Becky Lynch will do a double contract signing, next.
Michael Cole is in the ring for the double contract signing. Lacey Evans is introduced, followed by Charlotte Flair. Evans is challenging for the RAW Women’s Championship while Flair is challenging for the Smackdown Women’s Championship this Sunday at Money in the Bank. Finally, Becky Lynch is introduced to a big reception.
Michael Cole talks about how grueling it’ll be Sunday when Lynch defends both championships. A “Becky Two Belts” chant fires up. Lynch says it’s nice to be back in London, and the crowd loudly pops. Lynch says Cole has a good point. Both women are bigger and stronger than she is. It’s not how much of a beating she’ll take. She doesn’t care. Cole may think she bit off more than she can chew, but when the lights are on she performs. Evans will feel the pressure when The Man stomps on her neck. She can ask her twin sister Charlotte Flair how hard it is to beat her.
Flair says Lynch simply never learns. Lynch has everything she ever wanted and still has to make digs. It’s the same big mouth of hers that got her in trouble. Now Lynch is in a situation where she can’t win. Evans agrees and says Flair is at least dressed for the occasion. Lynch says Evans has never done one of these before. As for Flair, she was born into wrestling royalty, but she hasn’t been delivering lately. At Money in the Bank, one of these dopes can’t afford to lose their first title match and other can’t lose her millionth. Lynch says she’s not the only one under pressure. Lynch then signs both contracts.
Flair says Lynch got her storybook ending and beat “The Baddest Woman on the Planet,” but she still has to build a reputation she can’t live up to. All of it will come crashing down. Frankly, she finds it hilarious. Not even the two titles can hide Lynch’s jealousy and insecurities. At Money in the Bank, the only thing Lynch can blame is her pride when she bows down to The Queen. Flair signs the contract.
Evans says we have a classless example of a champion with young women learning classlessness from her. It’s time to take out the nasty and bring classiness back to the RAW Women’s Championship. Evans says there is no way Lynch will take out two ladies like her and Flair. Lynch says she’ll give Evans a free shot, but Evans declines.
Evans then goes for a sneak attack, but Lynch fights her off. Lynch and Flair then brawl. Lynch goes for a powerbomb, but Evans attacks. Lynch goes for the Dis-Arm-Her on Evans, but Flair big boots her. Flair sends Lynch headfirst into the middle turnbuckle. Flair and Evans then powerbomb Lynch through the table. Flair poses with the Smackdown Women’s Championship while Evans poses with the RAW Women’s Championship.
Nikki Cross is replacing Alexa Bliss in a Fatal 4-Way match against Natalya, Dana Brooke, and Naomi. We’ll also see Braun Strowman take on Sami Zayn in a Falls Count Anywhere Match with his Money in the Bank spot on the line. Finally, we’ll see another edition of the Firefly Fun House.
Baron Corbin is in the ring and making the ring announcer read his list of accolades.
Ricochet has an answer for all of Corbin’s early offense before dropkicking him down. Ricochet slingshots over him before having a whip to the corner reversed. Ricochet ducks an out and in clothesline before hitting a springboard cross-body block. Corbin avoids a baseball slide, but Ricochet quickly takes him out with a moonsault block off the second rope. Ricochet punches him back in the ring and goes for a springboard, but Corbin moves. Corbin then turns him inside out with a clothesline. Corbin poses while we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Corbin slam Ricochet down for a two count. Ricochet rolls to the apron and snaps him off the top rope. Corbin avoids a springboard, but Ricochet comes back with an uppercut. Corbin shoves him to the corner, but he eats a boot. Ricochet then hits a rolling dropkick. Ricochet kicks away at him before hitting a springboard clothesline for a two count. Ricochet counters a chokeslam into a roll-up for a two count. Corbin quickly floors him with the Deep Six for a near fall.
Ricochet flips through the End of Days and floors him with a DDT for a near fall. Corbin avoids the 630, but Ricochet manages to get him on the top rope. Corbin knocks him off, but Ricochet scales the ropes and hits a top rope hurricanrana. Ricochet immediately follows up with a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Ricochet is stunned. Ricochet goes for a tilt-a-whirl maneuver, but Corbin counters into the End of Days for the win.
Corbin goes under the ring and grabs a ladder. Corbin sets it up under the Money in the Bank briefcase and begins to climb the ladder. Ricochet knocks him off the ladder and celebrates.
Footage is shown of Samoa Joe giving a message to Dominick, Rey Mysterio’s son.
Rey Mysterio is backstage when Charly Caruso walks up. She asks how he felt when Dominick told him what happened. Mysterio says Samoa Joe crossed the line. If Joe or anyone else has something to say, they can come find him and say it to his face. Cesaro walks up and asks if he’s really going to talk about Samoa Joe when he’s not here. Cesaro says Dominick shouldn’t be backstage. Mysterio says Dominick has been training, traveling, and learning. Cesaro says Dominick doesn’t look like Mysterio and could be Samoa Joe’s son. Mysterio attacks him and has to be pulled away.
We’ll hear from AJ Styles, next.
Video Package: Roman Reigns’ career and battle with leukemia
Another brand new interviewer is backstage with AJ Styles. Styles says if you disrespect him, get ready to fight. Styles came to WWE with a chip on his shoulder. That chip hasn’t gone anywhere. That chip has given him an opportunity for the WWE Universal Championship. This Sunday, he’s leaving as the new champion.
The Fatal 4-Way match is next.
Alexa Bliss will be on commentary for the match.
Cross quickly jumps on Natalya before Naomi whips Brooke into them. Naomi hits a splash in the corner, but Brooke soon comes back with a roll-up. Naomi hits Brooke with a Bubba Bomb. Cross pulls Natalya out of the ring and covers her with the apron to beat her down. Brooke takes out Natalya and Cross with a baseball slide. Naomi then wipes everyone out with a corkscrew plancha.
We come back from the break to see Natalya apply a surfboard to Brooke. Naomi knocks Cross off the top rope and gives Brooke a face-buster. Cross soon gets in the ring and takes Naomi down for a two count. Cross then applies a submission to Naomi. Naomi gets out and hits Natalya with a Rear View. Naomi then hits Cross with a Rear View. Naomi then slams Brooke onto Natalya. Naomi hits a split-legged moonsault and covers Natalya, but Brooke breaks up the pin. Brooke throws Naomi out of the ring and grabs a ladder from under the ring. Natalya punches Brooke, and Cross spears Natalya on the floor. The ladder has been set up. Brooke climbs the ladder at ringside and hits all three women with a cross-body block. Brooke yells that she belongs here.
Natalya then sends Brooke into the barricade. Natalya takes Naomi down before putting Cross in the ring. Cross catches Natalya with a spinning neckbreaker for the win.
Alexa Bliss comes down to ringside, and Cross helps her put the ladder in the ring. They set it up. Cross goes to climb, but Bliss tells her she can’t. Bliss then climbs the ladder and retrieves the briefcase while Cross happily watches on.
Sami Zayn says all the critics think he doesn’t stand a chance. Braun Strowman is just someone that let’s the people think they’re big and strong. Being right is better than being strong. Zayn will figure out a way to win.
Rey Mysterio makes his entrance. He’ll face Cesaro, next.
Samoa Joe is shown in a pretaped promo. Joe says Mysterio crossed the line when he brought Dominick into WWE. Someone needs to teach him how to be a man and Mysterio isn’t the one to do it. Joe is looking forward to seeing Mysterio at Money in the Bank.
Cesaro quickly slams him down, but Mysterio comes back with a head-scissor face-buster. Mysterio takes him out, but Cesaro quickly boots him before hitting a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. They wind up outside the ring, and Mysterio hits a hurricanrana into the barricade. Mysterio goes for a sunset flip, but Cesaro counters into a Cesaro Swing into the barricade twice. Cesaro gets him in the ring for a two count. They fight on the apron, and Mysterio sends him into the ring post. Mysterio goes to the top rope, but Cesaro uppercuts him down. Cesaro hits an impressive deadlift superplex into the ring for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Mysterio counter a Cesaro Swing into a DDT. Mysterio catches him with La Magistral for a two count. Cesaro hits a Cesaro Swing and knocks him into the ropes. Cesaro goes for a 619, but Mysterio moves. Mysterio connects with Code Red for a near fall. Mysterio leaps off the top rope into an uppercut from Cesaro for a near fall. Mysterio soon manages to get Cesaro into the ropes for a 619. Mysterio follows up with a frog splash for the win.
They once again show the inane video of The Usos watching The Revival shaving their back. Then they show the awful Ucey Hot segment.
The Revival says if The Usos want to find out which tag team is best, they’re not hard to find. The embarrassment stops now.
Bray Wyatt is standing by Mercy the Buzzard and Abby the Witch. Wyatt says he has a secret. Wyatt says it’s almost time to show the world what he’s really been working on. Wyatt can’t do it alone and needs the help of all his fireflies. There’s a lot of darkness in his head, but he learned how to harness and control it. Do you want to see his secret? The screen starts to flash and Wyatt is dressed completely different with a fright mask on. Wyatt says, “Yowie Wowie.”
Replays are shown of Charlotte Flair and Lacey Evans putting Becky Lynch through a table earlier tonight. The commentators then go over the Money in the Bank card.
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Seth Rollins. Rollins talks about the one singles match he had against AJ Styles 15 years ago. Now instead of proving something to his friends and family, he’ll prove something to himself, the WWE Universe, and AJ Styles. He’s the backbone of RAW. 15 years ago, he looked up to AJ Styles. Now Styles will be looking up to him.
Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring for his Falls Count Anywhere match against Sami Zayn.
The bell rings, and Zayn is still outside the ring. Zayn goads him out of the ring and runs. Zayn gets in the ring, and Strowman clotheslines him down before avalanching him in the corner. Strowman avalanches him again before going for a club. Zayn quickly escapes. Strowman follows him outside and shoulder blocks him down. Strowman then runs around the ring and connects with another shoulder block. Strowman gets him in the ring, but Zayn escapes and goes through the crowd. Strowman chases after him and follows him up the stairs. Zayn throws a beer in his face and continues to run.
Strowman follows after him into the concourse, and Zayn hits him with a trash can. Strowman grabs him and sends him into a concrete pillar a few times before covering with one foot for a near fall. All of a sudden Baron Corbin attacks Strowman and smashes a garbage can on him for a near fall. Corbin hits Strowman with another garbage can before slamming him through a merchandise table. Zayn picks up another near fall. Strowman fights them off.
We come back from the break to see Strowman chasing Zayn through the crowd. Zayn hits him with a chair on the back. Strowman soon grabs it, and Zayn runs to the back again. Strowman continues to attack him and sends him into the garage door. Drew McIntyre attacks him from behind and DDTs him on a chair. Zayn covers for a near fall. Strowman fights off McIntyre.
Strowman and Zayn fight onto the stage. Strowman takes him down and buries him under the ladders that are being used as decorations. Corbin and McIntyre attack Strowman again. They double-team Strowman and hit him in the ribs with a ladder. They lean the ladder onto the barricade and give him a double-team suplex through it! Strowman gets to his knees, and McIntyre connects with a Claymore Kick. Corbin drags Zayn onto Strowman. McIntyre and Corbin hold Zayn down while the referee counts the pin.
Sami Zayn will replace Braun Strowman in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match this Sunday. Strowman is still out while Zayn celebrates and goes to the back. Strowman then gets to his feet. Baron Corbin throws Zayn back onto the stage. Strowman grabs Zayn and chokeslams him through the commentary table! Strowman stands tall as the show goes off the air.