Money in the Bank madness continued on SmackDown as four of the six Superstars who have qualified thus far for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match competed in a huge tag team showdown. The big question going into the contest was if each team could work together with their “Money” clash fast approaching.
Despite their trash talking earlier in the night, Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens fell apart in the end after The Essence of Excellence accidentally hit his tag team partner with an enzuigiri kick, opening up a Helluva Kick from Sami Zayn for the victory.
Following the contest, an irate Owens stormed the SmackDown announce table to say he was about to give a preview of Money in the Bank. KO proceeded to drag a ladder into the ring before Cesaro ran down and sent the brash Superstar from the ring with a fierce uppercut. The Swiss Superman then climbed to the top of the ladder to grab the Money in the Bank briefcase and give the WWE Universe another possible outcome to the chaotic ladder match.
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After a good night for Dean on RAW where he picked up the win for his team in a 6-Man Tag involving the competitors in the upcoming Money in the Bank ladder match, what will unfold on SmackDown as the countdown to the PPV continues? Click on to find out!
Money in the Bank is a handful of weeks away and Dean’s secured his spot in the ladder match for the Championship shot. But this week, he has to team with men he’ll be fighting that night, to take on 3 other men he’ll be fighting that night. The potential for things to go wrong is sky high. But Dean’s got his eyes firmly set on that briefcase and RAW works like clockwork, taking out the team of Jericho, Owens and Del Rio with relative ease. Dean picks up the win with Dirty Deeds to Kevin Owens. Heres what WWE.com had to say!
So Dean Ambrose doesn’t trust Canadians. Who knew? That being said, he should be thankful that Sami Zayn was on his team in Raw’s main event, otherwise The Lunatic Fringe might have another loss to his name. In a match that pitted the six Money in the Bank competitors against each other, Ambrose, Zayn & Cesaro united against Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens & Alberto Del Rio, none of whom could get along to save their lives.
Or the match, as it turns out. After a long battle, Jericho finally had Ambrose where he wanted him when Owens stole a tag and stalled his trio in its tracks — thanks, Canada — instigating a Pier-Six brawl where Cesaro unleashed the Cesaro Swing on Jericho. That is, until Del Rio Backstabber’d him. At which point, Zayn hit him with the Helluva Kick, leading to a superkick from Owens and a Pop-up Powerbomb attempt that went awry. And that allowed Dean-O to pounce with Dirty Deeds for the win. Poutine for everybody!
Michael Cole kicked off SmackDown with Dean Ambrose, who spoke about his victory over Chris Jericho in the first-ever Asylum Match at Extreme Rules and about qualifying for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match on Raw. But fellow qualifying Superstar Kevin Owens brought The Lunatic Fringe’ comment to a sudden close when he ordered Cole out of the ring. He proceeded to lay his own claim to the prized contract — good for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship opportunity whenever the winner wants it.
Sami Zayn, another Ladder Match combatant, soon joined the party, claiming he will triumph at Money in the Bank. Not to be outdone, Alberto Del Rio also interrupted, and he appeared ready to attempt to qualify himself against Zack Ryder. When attention turned to the Essence of Excellence Owens seized the opportunity and attacked Zayn from behind. In response, Ambrose attacked Owens. Zayn reengaged and nearly kicked Ambrose before stopping himself. Perhaps he shouldn’t have restrained himself, though, because moments later, Ambrose tried to hit “The Underdog from the Underground” with Dirty Deeds, reminding him that it will be every man for himself at Money in the Bank on June 19.
Dean and other WWE Superstars gave their reactions to Charlottes treatment of her father Ric Flair on the last episode of RAW. I edited it down just to Deans parts for your viewing pleasure. You can see the full video HERE though if you actually want to relive that promo!
After earning his place in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match with a victory over Ziggler on RAW and securing an opportunity to grab that coveted briefcase and a guaranteed title shot, what will we hear or see from Dean on SmackDown? Click on to find out!
With Chris Jericho defeated for a second time at Extreme Rules, Dean moves on to new challenges on Monday Night RAW. The coveted Money In The Bank Briefcase is up for grabs in 4 weeks in Las Vegas, and Deans sets his sights on earning a place in the ladder match to capture the prize. Taking on Dolph Ziggler, after a rough night last night it isn’t an easy victory, but with a well placed Dirty Deeds, Dean claims his spot alongside Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Chris Jericho. With two more spots left to fill, two more opponents for Dean.. it’s already shaping up to be an exciting match. And with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins fighting for the WWE Championship at the same Pay Per View, wouldn’t it be a perfect time for Dean to lay claim to a guaranteed shot at one of them?
A second Money in the Bank contract will have to wait for Dolph Zigger, because Dean Ambrose is headed to Vegas instead. Fresh off of tearing Chris Jericho to pieces in the Asylum, The Lunatic Fringe upended The Showoff in a qualifier to send Ambrose to his third Money in the Bank Ladder Match. The bout was, more or less, a dead heat between the two fan-favorites, though Ambrose admittedly had a bit more steam given he was coming off a win and Ziggler had taken a Baron Corbin uppercut to the nether regions one evening prior.
It’s also possible Ziggler wasn’t all the way in the game, given that he’s slated to face Corbin in a technical wrestling match next week. Either way, the bout came down to whoever would land the big move first, and that ended up being Ambrose, who survived a superkick and a Famouser, narrowly dodged a Zig Zag and pounced with Dirty Deeds to end it.