The final Friday Night SmackDown before the Money in the Bank pay-per-view saw Kane and Roman Reigns battle it out in the main event.
Triple H, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins kick off this week’s SmackDown as Triple H ran down the list of era’s in wrestling and told the fans that we are now in The Authority era. He talks about the Money in the Bank pay-per-view and how we will make history when we crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
He looked at Orton to be the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship before going on to talk about the traditional Money in the Bank contract ladder match, which he knows will be won by Seth Rollins, whether we like it or not that is what’s best for business.
Orton told the fans that he will be the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion and Rollins said that he will secure the briefcase and the contract which allows him a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. He too had a plan B but Orton didn't like the sound of it as Rollins said that Randy might not get the job done before Orton responds.
Triple H told them to trust each other because he trusts them, before calling out Bad News Barrett to take on Dean Ambrose in the first match of the night.
Match One: Bad News Barrett vs. Dean Ambrose
This was a good back and forth brawl and Barrett looked dominant in the earlier stages of the match, but as expected Ambrose fought back and hit the Dirty Deeds for the victory.
Result: Dean Ambrose defeats Bad News Barrett
After the match we heard the music of Jack Swagger as he appeared on stage with Zeb Colter, the two made their way down the ramp as Swagger hit a big clothesline on Barrett before throwing him in to the barricade shoulder-first. Ambrose fought back with a mini ladder before Swagger sent him to the floor, Ambrose hit a clothesline on Swagger before Seth Rollins attacked Dean Ambrose from behind and sent him into the steel steps, before hitting the Curb Stomp on him.
Match Two: Paige vs. Cameron
It was a typical divas match with not a lot happening inside the ring, we got a little brawl before Cameron locked in a head-scissors and Paige fought out of it, she then hit the Paige Turner for the quick victory.
Result: Paige defeats Cameron
After the match Cameron tried to attacked Paige and both divas try fighting back, Naomi gets involved as she and Paige get into each other’s face before their Divas Championship at Money in the Bank.
Match Three: Sheamus vs. Bray Wyatt
It was one of the better matches of the night as two of the Money in the Bank participants went one on one. Pure back and forth action with some big manoeuvres, which is exactly what you expect with a brawler like Sheamus. There were a couple of close calls especially towards the end when Sheamus had the Cloverleaf submission hold locked in, only for Luke Harper to attack Sheamus and give the disqualification victory.
Result: Sheamus defeats Bray Wyatt
After the match The Wyatt Family continue to attack Sheamus until The Usos make the save, hitting The Wyatts with an outside dive before Sheamus attempted a Brogue Kick on Bray Wyatt but Bray ducked out of it.
Backstage, Goldust is with Byron Saxton and talks about RybAxel challenging him and Stardust to a match at Money in the Bank, Stardust interrupts and cuts a very weird promo about himself, before Goldust accepted the challenge.
Match Four: Rob Van Dam and Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio and Cesaro
The match itself was a great tag team match with four excellent in-ring workers but Paul Heyman on commentary was the highlight of this match, his back and forth verbal tirades aimed at Michael Cole were hilarious and it truly made you appreciate just how talented Heyman is on the microphone.
Nevertheless it was Del Rio and his client Cesaro who picked up the win after Del Rio locked in the cross armbreaker on RVD for the win, Cesaro hit Del Rio with the Neutralizer after their victory.
Result: Alberto Del Rio and Cesaro defeat Rob Van Dam and Dolph Ziggler
Match Five: Rusev vs. Sin Cara
Before the match we saw a quick promo from The Usos about how they weren’t going to stay down. The match was quick as Rusev threw Sin Cara in to the apron, hitting a super kick and locking in The Accolade for the win.
Result: Rusev defeats Sin Cara
After the match Rusev’s opponent at Money in the Bank, Big E. came out and hyped up just how great the USA is in weird fashion, which resulted in Lana bursting out laughing and it looked as if she broke character as well.
Main Event: Kane vs. Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns started the match off strongly with a few strikes and a power slam but Kane hit a big DDT to get back into the match. It wasn’t the longest of main event as towards the end we saw the impressive drop kick on the apron from Reigns and he followed it up by the Superman punch and connected with it.
He called for the spear but Randy Orton came out of anywhere and attacked Reigns, giving him the disqualification victory.
Result: Roman Reigns defeats Kane
Roman Reigns then hit a spear on Orton before Kane hit reigns with a Chokeslam. Reigns didn’t stay down though as he blocked the punt kick by Randy Orton and hit him with the spear, he then posed with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship over both Kane and Orton.
Is this the scene we will witness at the end of Money in the Bank?
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