WWE Money in the Bank 2018 Highlights: Money in the Bank is always expected to be packed with high flying action, with twists and turns, and adrenaline rush. This year’s events was no different with both the Men’s and Women’s money in the bank matches stealing the show. The biggest twist came when Alexa Bliss, who won the Women’s Money in the Bank contract, attacked Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax just when Rousey was about to make Jax tap out to become the Women’s Champion. Bliss then cashed in her contract and The Goddess became the Raw Women’s Champion once again. On the Men’s side of things, it was the Monster who reigned supreme to become the Monster in the Bank. But the best fight of the night was Shinsuke Nakamura vs AJ Styles.
WWE Money in the Bank 2018 Highlights:
OUR RATING - 2.5 Stars
Money in the Bank is always expected to be packed with high flying action, with twists and turns, and adrenaline rush. This year's events was no different with both the Men's and Women's money in the bank matches stealing the show. The biggest twist came when Alexa Bliss, who won the Women's Money in the Bank contract, attacked Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax just when Rousey was about to make Jax tap out to become the Women's Champion. Bliss then cashed in her contract and The Goddess became the Raw Women's Champion once again. On the Men's side of things, it was the Monster who reigned supreme to become the Monster in the Bank. But the best fight of the night was Shinsuke Nakamura vs AJ Styles. WE STILL DONT KNOW WHY IT WAS NOT THE MAIN EVENT!? The rest of the show was pretty average, and luckily we did not have to bear witness to the B team vs the Deleters of the World tag team titles match which was unceremoniously cancelled.
OUR RATING: 2.5 Stars - just for the Ladders matches, and the Smackdown title fight
BRAUN STROWMAN IS MONSTER IN THE BANK!
Finn Balor and Kofi Kingston are thrown down by BRaun Strowman as he climbs up to win the Money in the Bank ladder's match. BRAUN STROWMAN IS THE MONSTER IN THE BANK! BROCK LESNAR, BEWARE!
COUP DE GRACE FROM THE LADDER!
FINN BALOR JUST DELIVERED A COUP DE GRACE TO BOBBY ROODE FROM THE TOP OF THE LADDER! THAT IS AT LEAST 30 FEET HIGH! HE tries to climb the ladder but he has been stopped on his tracks by Brun Strowman.
Rusev celebrates Rusev Day with a double accolade on Kofi Kingston and Bobby Roode. But he has been stopped by The Miz, but Rusev puts him down and then locks a triple Accolade! RUSEV!! CRUSSSSHHHHH!
"AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, HE HAS BEEN BROKEN IN HALF!"
'HOLY ****! HOLY ****!'
BRAUN STROWMAN JUST THREW DOWN KEVIN OWENS DOWN ON A TABLE FROM 20 FEET HIGH LADDER!!! THERE IS NO WAY OWENS CAN GET UP FROM THIS! KEVIN OWENS, GAME OVER!
Braun Strowman returns... momentarily
Finn Balor took down all the opponents outside the ring with a suicide dive. Then he tried to get a ladder, but he was stopped by Strowman. Strowmn returned to the action, but again all the other competitiors allied together, with Samoa Joe taking down the monster with a suicide dive.
KEVIN OWENS SPINE FIRST INTO THE LADDER!
KEvin OWens has been planted with a Fallaway slam by Rusev right on the steel ladders. Owens had placed Balor neatly on the announcer's table as he set up a ladder to try and jump up from the top to take down Balor. But Rusev was trying to climb up the ladder and that prompted Owens to drop his plans and get back to take care of Rusev.
THE MIZ IS GENIUS!
While everuone is busy burying Braun Strowman under the ladders, The Miz tries to climb up the ladder to win the briefcase. But Samoa Joe ran like a Samoan Usain Bolt to stop Miz from winning the match. ALMOST GENIUS!
MONSTER VS CROWD!
Smart strategy from the rest of the crowd as they decide to unite together to take down the biggest guy in the ring, the Monster Braun Strowman. But Strowman is simply phenomenal as he single-handedly takes out 7 people. But then, everyone pick up one ladder to bury Strowman near the entrance area under a pile of ladders.
The New Day selects Kofi Kingston!
Everyone had one question, WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO!? The New Day send Kofi Kingston into the Ladder's match!
Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
It is time for the main event of the night - THe Men's Money in the Bank Ladder match. It will be Samoa Joe vs Finn Balor vs Braun Strowmann, vs The New Day vs Kevin Owens vs Rusev vs The Miz vs Bobby Roode
Poor Ronda Rousey!
Ronda Rousey almost had Nia Jax tap out with an armbar, but she was attacked from behind by Alexa Bliss, as the match ended in a No Disqualification. Rousey won the match, but there is no title exchange with DQ. Bliss then attacked Jax and Rousey with the Money in the Bank briefcase and cashed in her contract. She beat Nia Jax to win the Raw Women's title.
GODDESS IS BACK TO HER THRONE!
ALEXA BLISS IS THE NEW RAW WOMEN'S CHAMPION!
Alexa Bliss cashes her Money in the Bank contract to win the RAW WOMEN'S CHAMPION! WHAT A TWIST! THE GODDESS HAS ONCE AGAIN DESCENDED IN CHICAGO!
ALEXA BLISS ENTERS THE RING!
RONDA ROUSEY HAD LOCKED THE ARM BAR ON NIA JAX AND IT LOOKED LIKE NIA JAX WILL TAP OUT!
But NOOOOO! Alexa Bliss, who won the Women's in the Bank match earlier, interfered, and Alex Bliss hammers Rousey and Jax with vicious blows with the briefcase. Rousey has been incapacitated as her match ended in a No Disqualification.
Ronda ROousey has tnend Nia Jax!
Ronda Rousey has stunned Nia Jax with a jump from over the ropes and then she delivers a kick to stun the champion. Now, she attempts to go for the arm bar. But Nia is able to break the hold.
Catch some highlights of the match.
SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION!
WE HAD SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, SORRY FOR THE DELAY!
Brute force from Nia Jax!
The WWE Champion Nia Jax starts off with brute force as she slams away Ronda Rousey from coast to coast. On to the left, one to the right. There is no Kurt Angle to help her this time.
Nia Jax look ready
Nia Jax has fierce determination as she goes up against the Baddest Women on the Planet. It will be Rousey's first singles match for Rousey and it will be for the WWE Title. Can Rousey win the fight?
UP NEXT - RONDA ROUSEY VS NIA JAX!
It will be the former UFC Bantamweight Champion taking on WWE RAW Women's Champion Nia Jax. Rousey has been at the top of her game in UFC, in showbiz, and she will soon be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame. But can she win the WWE Title?
PHENOMENAL FOREARM ON THE TABLE!
STYLES DELIVERS THE THIRD PHENOMENAL FOREARM TO SHINSUKE NAKAMURA THROUGH THE TABLES!!! Styles gets up at 7, but Nakamura cannot make it to his feet at the count of 10. AJ Styles is the LAST MAN STANDING! AJ STYLES IS STILL THE WWE CHAMPION!
STYLES SPLASH TO THE FLOOR!
AJ STYLES HAMMERS A PHENOMENAL FOREARM TO NAKAMURA!
But it is not over.
STYLES HITS NAKAMURA WITH A STYLES SPLASH ON THE FLOOR OUTSIDE THE RING! HOLY HELL! THIS IS LIGHTS OUT!
Nakamura get up at 9!!! And he screams..... COME ONNNNNNNN! STYLES DELIVERS A VICIOUS KICK TO NAKAMURA'S BALLS!
KINSHAAAASA TO CHAMPION!
STYLES GETS UP AT THE COUNT OF 8. Nakamura is livid and delivers another Kinshaasa knee strike to the Champion. This is lights out. There is no getting up from this. OR IS THERE? STYLES GETS UP AT THE COUNT OF 8!
AJ STYLES IS SIMPLY PHENOMENAL! THE Champion hammers steel chair strikes on Nakamura's injured knee , forcing the Artist to beg. But then Styles delivers a baragge of steel chairs on his body. Nakamura pleads again, but Styles being relentless, tries to go for another strike from the chair, but Nakamura counters it with a low blow.
STYLES LOCK NAKAMURA IN CALF CRUSHER!
AJ Styles has found himself a target on Nakaumura's body - his knees. Nakamura hit his knee on the expoised steel buckle, and then Styles lock that knee in a calf crusher. There is no tap out victory, so Styles keeps the hold for a long time, and Nakamura is literally now on just one leg.
AJ STYLES PLANTED THROUGH THE TABLES!
THIS MIGHT BE ALL OVER! SHINSUKE NAKAMURA HAS PLANTED AJ STYLES THROUGH THE TABLES! He is about to be the new WWE Champion? NOOOOOO! Styles gets up at the count of 9 and Nakamura is absolutely livid. He cannot believe it.
KINSHAAASA TO AJ STYLES!
Shinsuke Nakamura has planted AJ Styles with a Kinshasa Knee strike and it seems to be lights out for AJ Styles. The referee starts the countdown - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9..... STYLES GETS UP! Nakamura is annoyed and blames the ref for a low count.
Nakamura attempts to go for a low blow
Shinsuke Nakamura seems to love AJ Styles' private parts, or probably hates them. He tries to deliver a low blow once again, but Styls was ready this time and he countered once again.
NAKAMURA CAUGHT IN THE MID AIR!
Precision timing from the Champion as Nakamura tries to hit a knee strike from the WWE rope but AJ Styles plants him down with a drop kick in the mid air. He later plants Nakamura face first on the floor, as the referee starts the countdown.
The fight enters the fan's area
This fight has scrambeled far away from the ringside, and it has now travelled to the fans are. Sytyles has been bruised and battered. He has also faced bad vibrations inside the ring, and on the steel staircase. He tries to go for a dive but Nakamura delivers a knee strike to his ankles. How much can Styles take?
Shinsuke Nakamura delivers AJ Styles on the steel outside the ring with a suplex. Nakamura has taken control early on. It could soon be lights out for AJ Styles.
AND HERE COMES THE CHAMPION! You don't want none of that!
AJ Styles has claimed that his emotions are in place before the fight against AJ Styles, but he has clearly looked rattled in the past few weeks. Will he able to get past the mind games and finish the rivalry with the Artist, once and for all?
Shinsuke Nakamura's entrance!
As usual, the WWE's rockstar enters with a tremendous theme music, which is delight to listen to and watch everytime he enters. Love him or hate him, his entrance music is one of the best one at the moment.
LAST MAN STANDING - AJ STYLES VS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
WRESTLEMANIA. GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE EVENT. BACKLASH. AND NOW MONEY IN THE BANK.
This rivalry has become extreme;ly personal and Nakamura has clearly taken a toll on Styles mind. Styles continues to lose his mind with the mind games by Nakamura. Tonight it will be no holds barred. No rules. The only way to win is to incapacite your opponent to the point where he does not answer to the 10-count. Can AJ Styles retain his WWE Title?