WWE’s Money In The Bank 2023 has taken place in front of a wild crowd in London! The huge show was the WWE’s first of their ‘Big 5’ events to take place in the UK since SummerSlam back in 1992.
Date: July 1, 2023
Arena: The O2 Arena
Location: London, England
Men’s Money in the Bank 2023 ladder match :
Ricochet vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. L.A. Knight vs. Santos Escobar vs.
Butch vs. Damian Priest vs. Logan Paul
Everyone started by targeting Logan Paul, including the fans, whose big favourite was, by far, LA Knight. In terms of reactions, note also for Butch, who neither in the UK nor dressed strictly in British colours managed to be over .
The combat was quite intense, with no dead periods, and with several flashy spots. The most chilling was a Spanish Flag by Ricochet on Logan Paul from the ropes onto two tables outside the ring. LA Knight seemed to have victory as his destiny, at a time when he was getting rid of everyone who got in his way, but Damian Priest projected him from the top of the ladder and then climbed the ladder and captured the suitcase.
Winner: Damian Priest
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship:
Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez
After a few minutes in which Liv Morgan struggled, Raquel Rodriguez entered the scene and proved to be dominating. Then Morgan reentered and again failed to impose himself, until the moment when Shayna Baszler betrayed Ronda Rousey. Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan took advantage of the moment to apply their respective finishers on Rousey and achieve triumph and win the belts.
Winners: Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez (new champions)
WWE Intercontinental Championship :
Gunther (c) vs. Matt Riddle
Gunther took advantage of the fact that Riddle had an ankle injury to attack that area and weaken the Original Bro. In about eight minutes, the Austrian achieved victory, via submission, after applying his Powerbomb.
Cody Rhodes vs. Dominik Mysterio
If you want a babyface in WWE to be over in 2023, nothing better than putting him in a feud with Dominik Mysterio. And Cody Rhodes was already in need of a show like this, facing a truly hated heel .
Cody got off to a better start, but a distraction and an attack at the hands of Rhea Ripley put Dominik in control of operations. Despite still having a bad time, Cody reached the victory after blocking a 619 and consecutively hitting an Alabama Slam, a Cody Cutter and a Cross Rhodes.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Women’s Money in the Bank 2023 ladder match :
Zelina Vega vs. Becky Lynch vs. Zoey Stark vs. Bayley vs. Iyo Sky vs. Trish Stratus
A match with two alliances: Zoey Stark & Trish Stratus and Bayley & Iyo Sky. Zelina Vega and Becky Lynch had to pedal solo. After a Diving Moonsault by Iyo Sky from the top of a ladder onto almost all of her opponents, Zelina provided one of the highlights of the match, when she applied a Sunset Flip Powerbomb from the top of the ladder onto Zoey Stark onto another ladder.
Right after Zelina’s spot, Iyo Sky was preparing to win the match when Bayley pushed the ladder that the Japanese woman was climbing. Meanwhile, Becky and Bayley seemed ready to discuss the victory between them when Iyo Sky handcuffed them both to the ladder and climbed it to later capture the suitcase.
Winner: Iyo Sky
World Heavyweight Championship:
Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c) vs. Finn Bálor
Divided combat. Finn Bálor even got off to a better start, but Seth Rollins fought back and from then on the two took turns taking control of the operations. At one point, Damian Priest appeared with his suitcase, which distracted Rollins for a while. However, it was moving as Finn Bálor prepared for the Coup de Grace that distracted Bálor, who missed the move, allowing Rollins to execute the winning Stomp .
Winner: Seth “Freakin” Rollins
The Bloodline (Reigns and Sikoa) vs. The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso)
Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa opened the hostilities, with Solo starting to get the upper hand. However, Jey Uso took advantage of the referee’s distraction to attack Solo at a time when he wasn’t the right man. Meanwhile, Roman Reigns entered the scene and took care of Jey Uso. The tags followed one another, but the trend remained the same for several minutes. All this at a very leisurely pace.
However, a hot tag from a badly dented Jimmy Uso into a fresh Jey Uso revived the Usos ‘ hopes, with a short period of upswing over Solo Sikoa and later Roman Reigns as well. However, when Jimmy Uso tried to prevent Roman Reigns from applying a Guillotine to him again, Reigns collided with the referee, who fell outside the ring. The Usos applied the 1D next, but there was no arbiter to count the lay.
Soon after, Reigns and Solo returned to control operations, having applied a Spear and a Samoan Spike simultaneously on Jey Uso. But they wanted to put Jimmy Uso on top of Jey Uso and allowed some time. When the laydown was enforced, Jey was kicked out.
Shortly after, Solo Sikoa was going to apply a Splash on Jimmy at the commentator table, but Jimmy dodged it. In the ring, Reigns applied a Spear on Jey, but in the ensuing pinfall Jey not only kicked out but he applied a low blow on Reigns without the referee seeing. A sequence of moves like Double Superkick and Uso Splash followed until Jey got the victorious landing on Reigns – who had not suffered a pinfall since December 2019.
Winners: The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso)