411’s WWE Money in the Bank 2014 Report 06.29.14
Posted by Scott Slimmer on 06.29.2014
John Cena won the WWE World Heavyweight Title, Seth Rollins won the Money in the Bank contract, the Usos retained the WWE Tag Team Titles and more! Check out 411's full WWE Money in the Bank report for all the details!
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Instead of a Kickoff Show Match, tonight Daniel Bryan will speak out for the first time since being stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Bryan makes his way down to the ring and joins Michael Cole in the ring. Bryan receives a thunderous ovation from the crowd. Bryan says that he has some bad news. The strength hasn't come back in his arm, and his doctors are talking about possibly doing another surgery. Bryan would rather be wrestling tonight, and he'd much rather be wearing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship around his waist. But he's been fighting an uphill battle ever since he started wrestling, and it wouldn't be a Daniel Bryan story if he didn't have some setbacks along the way. Bryan says his top three picks to win the title tonight are John Cena (crowd boos), Randy Orton (crowd boos), and Roman Reigns (huge pop). Bryan says that he was bothered by how smug Stephanie McMahon was when she announced that Bryan was no longer the champion, and one day someone is going to come out here and wipe that smug smile off Stephanie's face.
Suddenly, Bo Dallas's music hits, and Dallas makes his way down to the ring. He's been listening to everything that Bryan has been saying, and gosh, not being able to compete tonight must be a pain in the neck. Bryan might not be able to compete tonight, but he can still climb the ladder of life and make his way back to the top. All he has to do… is Bolieve! Bryan says he's pretty sure he speaks for everyone here when he says… Bo, leave! Bryan's music hits and he leads the crowd in a Yes! Yes! Yes! chant to close out the Kickoff Show.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match The Usos (Champions) vs. The Wyatt Family
Jey and Harper start the match. Harper whips Jey to the ropes, but Jimmy makes the blind tag to become the legal man. Jimmy charges into the ring but eats a drop kick from Harper. Harper makes the tag to Rowan. Rowan takes Jimmy down to the mat and goes to work with the ground and pound before making the tag back to Harper. Harper whips Jimmy from corner to corner and makes the quick tag back to Rowan. Jimmy slides past Harper and makes the hot tag to Jey. Rowan goes for the fall away slam, but Jey floats over and drop kicks Rowan out of the ring. Jey follows Rowan out of the ring and hits a running Superman punch off the barrier. Jey rolls Rowan back into the ring and hits a crossbody for a two count. Jey heads up top, but Harper runs across the ring apron to distract him. Jey punches Harper off the ring apron, but the distraction gives Rowan enough time to push Jey off the top turnbuckle. Jey hits the barrier hard, and Harper cheap shots him on the outside. Harper rolls Jey back into the ring, and Rowan hits a standing elbow drop. Rowan taps Jey in the corner, locks in a claw, and tosses Jey across the ring. Rowan wrenches Jey's neck and goes for a standing leg drop, but Jey just manages to roll out of the way. Jimmy is calling for the tag, but Harper gest the tag first and knocks Jimmy off the ring apron. Harper levels Jey with a Big Boot, but Jey manages to kick out at two. Harper chops Jey into the corner and makes the tag to Rowan. Rowan scoop slams Jey and goes for a running splash, but Jey again rolls out of the way. Rowan charges Jey in the corner, but Jey floats over, causing Rowan to crash into the corner. Jey FINALLY manages to make the hot tag to Jimmy as Rowan tags Harper. Jey knocks Rowan off the ring apron and delivers a Samoan Drop to Harper. Rowan charges back into the ring but eats a Samoan Drop of his own. Jimmy hits the Stink Face to Rowan in the corner and follows up with a top rope moonsault to Harper for a two count. Jimmy clotheslines Rowan out of the ring and hits two consecutive super kicks to Harper for another two count. Jey flies off the ring apron toward Rowan on the outside, but Rowan catches him in midair. Jimmy sees Jey in trouble and hits a suicide dive onto Rowan and Jey. Jey makes the tag to Jimmy, and Jimmy eats a sit-out powerbomb from Harper. Harper makes the cover but only gets a two count. Jimmy flies out of the ring onto Rowan, but Rowan holds Jimmy as Harper hits a suicide dive. Harper and Rowan roll Jimmy back into the ring, and Rowan gets the tag. Harper and Rowan hits a double choke slam and Rowan goes for the cover, but Jey makes the save. Rowan heads up top, but Jimmy hits the ropes to make Rowan lose his balance. Jimmy heads up top with Rowan, and Jey joins him. Jey gets the tag to become the legal man. THE USOS SUPERPLEX ROWAN OFF THE TOP ROPE! Jimmy hits a top rope splash to Rowan, and Jey follows up with a second top rope splash to Rowan for the three count.
Match Result: Jey Uso defeats Erick Rowan with a top rope splash. Match Length: 13:23 Slimmer's Rating: ***¾
Divas Championship Match Paige (Champion) vs. Naomi w/ Cameron
The action spills to the outside as soon as the match begins. Paige slams Naomi into the barrier before both Divas rush back into the ring. Paige again drops Naomi, and Naomi rolls out of the ring to catch a breather. Paige tries to reach through the ropes to drags Naomi back into the ring, but Naomi uses Paige's moment to flip her out of the ring and out to the arena floor. Naomi rolls back into the ring as the referee counts Paige. Paige makes it back into the ring at seven but immediately eats a drop kick from Naomi. Naomi heads up top and hits a flying crossbody, but Paige rolls through for a two count. Naomi hits an O'Connor Roll for a two count of her own and rolls into a modified bow-and-arrow. Paige breaks the hold and takes Naomi up top. Paige sets up for a superplex, but both Divas lose their balance and tumble to the outside. Both Divas beat the referee's count back into the ring. Naomi hits a backslide pin for a one count. Paige locks in a modified Stump Puller, but Naomi refuses to tap. Paige rolls backwards into a pin, but Naomi kicks out at two. Naomi hits a running hurricanrana and kips up. Naomi hits an uppercut and follows up with the Rear View for a two count. Naomi heads up top and goes for a split-leg moonsault, but Paige gets her legs up. Paige heads for Naomi, but Naomi catches her with a small package for yet another two count. Naomi goes for a Thesz Press, but Paige counters into a brutal DDT for the three count.
Match Result: Paige defeats Naomi with a DDT. Match Length: 7:00ish (stopwatch issues) Slimmer's Rating: **¼
Adam Rose vs. Paul Revere, a.k.a. Damien Sandow
Revere whips Rose to the ropes and charges after him, but Rose floats over into a rope-assisted head scissors. Revere drives an knee into Rose's back and locks in a chin lock. Rose fights back to his feet and breaks the hold. Rose hits the ropes and charges at Revere, but Revere catches him with a back elbow shot. Revere hits The Elbow is Coming for a two count. Rose peppers Revere with a volley of punches and hits a running elbow shot in the corner. Rose again charges Revere in the corner, but Revere levels him with a clothesline. Revere hits You're Welcome! for a two count. Revere goes for a moonsault, but Rose rolls out of the way. Rose gets back to his feet and hits the Party Foul for the three count.
Match Result: Adam Rose defeats Paul Revere with the Party Foul. Match Length: 4:02 Slimmer's Rating: **¼
Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
As had already been widely reported, Bad News Barrett is officially out of the match due to injury. Ambrose is the last man down the ramp. He charges into the ring and tackles Rollins to the outside as the bell rings. All six men spill to the outside to begin retrieving ladders. Kingston slides a ladder into the ring, but Swagger grabs it from him. Kingston runs up the ladder that Swagger is holding and launches off of it onto Van Dam. Kingston drops Swagger, sets him on a ladder, and hits the Boom Drop onto Swagger and the ladder. Kingston sets up a ladder under the briefcase and climbs to the top, but Ambrose tips the ladder. KINGSTON LEAPS FROM THE TIPPING LADDER TO THE TOP ROPE AND HITS A SPRINGBOARD SPLASH ONTO VAN DAM, ROLLINS, AND SWAGGER ON THE OUTSIDE! Ambrose tries to climb the ladder, but Rollins pulls him down. Ambrose sets up ladder in the corner and full nelson slams Rollins onto it. Ambrose again climbs a ladder, but this time Swagger pulls him down. Ziggler and Van Dam try to climb, but Kingston pulls them down. Ziggler and Kingston try to climb, but Swagger knocks them off. Ziggler and Kingston climb and brawl at the top of the ladder. They grab each other by the hair and drag each other back down to the mat. Rollins hits both men with a second ladder, but Van Dam drop kicks the ladder into Rollins' face. Van Dam monkey flips Rollins and whips him into a ladder in the corner. Van Dam hits a back heel kick into Rollins and the ladder in the corner. Van Dam sets a ladder on the bottom rope, sets Rollins on it, and hits Rolling Thunder onto Rollins and the ladder. Van Dam back body drops Ambrose onto the ring apron and then kicks him down to the arena floor. Van Dam drops Swagger and hits Swagger with the Five Star Frog Splash. Van Dam climbs the ladder, but Kingston follows him up. Swagger pulls both men back down to the mat, but they toss the ladder into Swagger's face. Van Dam heads up to the top turnbuckle, but Kingston follows him up. Kingston sets up for a superplex, but Swagger drives a ladder into Kingston's lower back. Kingston tumbles to the outside, and Swagger sets up a ladder near the corner. Swagger climbs the ladder and drags Van Dam up to the top with him. Van Dam knocks Swagger off the ladder and sets up for the Five Star Frog Splash off the ladder, but Rollins climbs and catches him from behind. Van Dam sets up for a superplex off the ladder, but Swagger climbs up under him. SWAGGER HITS VAN DAM WITH A POWERBOMB OFF THE LADDER! AMBROSE CLIMBS THE LADDER AND SUPERPLEXES ROLLINS OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER! Ambrose finally gets back to his feet and grabs a ladder, but Ziggler drop kicks the ladder into his face. Swagger heads back into the ring and levels Ziggler and Swagger. Swagger drops a ladder onto Kingston and hits the Swagger Bomb onto the ladder and Kingston. Swagger climbs a ladder and goes for the briefcase, but Van Dam climbs and meets him up top. Ambrose pulls Swagger off the top as Rollins does the same to Van Dam. Ambrose knocks Rollins off the top. Swaggers tries to pulls Ambrose down, but Ambrose counters into a tornado DDT. Rollins climbs the ladder, but Ambrose awkwardly knocks the ladder. It looked like Ambrose could only use one arm while tipping the ladder, and he immediately says something to one of the referees. Doctors and medics try to attend to Ambrose, and they force him to head to the back against his own free will. Back in the ring, Van Dam and Rollins climb the ladder. Kingston bridges a second ladder between the ladder and the top ropes. Kingston knocks Van Dam off the first ladder. KINGSTON BACK BODY DROPS ROLLINS OFF THE TOPE OF THE LADDER AND ONTO THE BRIDGING LADDER! The ladder bounces due to being set up on the top rope, and Rollins ends up landing right on his head. Kingston goes for the briefcase, but Ziggler pulls him down. Ziggler takes out Swagger and Van Dam before hitting Kingston with a Zig Zag onto a ladder. Ziggler set up a ladder and climbs, but Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock with Ziggler still on the ladder. Ziggler continues to climb using only his arms and finally kicks Swagger away to break the hold. Ziggler gest his fingers on the briefcase, but Rollins knocks him off the ladder with a chair. Rollins kicks Ziggler out of the ring and climbs the ladder. "We want Ambrose! We want Ambrose! We want Ambrose!" Ambrose, right on cue, charges back down to the ring. Ambrose pulls Rollins off the ladder and beats him down to the mat with the chair. Ambrose climbs with only one good arm, BUT SUDDENLY KANE'S PYRO HITS! KANE MUST BE THE AUTHORITY'S PLAN B! Kane charges into the ring and climbs behind Ambrose, but Ambrose kicks him away. Kane climbs again, pulls Ambrose off the ladder, and choke slams him. Kane hits Ambrose with a Tombstone Piledriver. Kane holds the ladder as Rollins climbs the ladder and retrieves the MitB briefcase to win the match. After the match, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon greet Seth Rollins at the top of the ramp to congratulate him and help him celebrate his victory.
Match Result: Seth Rollins retrieves the MitB briefcase to win the match. Match Length: 23:10 Slimmer's Rating: ****¼
Stardust & Goldust vs. Rybaxel
Stardust starts the match with Axel. Axel gets a rear waist lock, but Stardust cartwheels out of it. Goldust gets the tag and kicks Axel in the gut. Goldust grabs a leg and makes the quick tag back to Stardust. Axel breaks free of Goldust and makes the tag to Ryback. Stardust dumps Ryback neck-first onto the second rope and makes the tag to Goldust. Goldust traps Ryback in the corner and goes to work with mounted punches, but Axel pulls him back down to the mat. Axel gets the tag and hits a drop kick for a two count. Ryback gets the tag and drives a knee into Goldust's back. Ryback locks in a rear chin lock and drags Goldust down to the mat. Goldust fights back to his feet and breaks the hold, but Ryback levels him and hits a second rope splash. Axel gets the tag and drops an elbow for a two count. Axel locks in a rear chin lock. Goldust breaks free, but Axel levels him with a back elbow drop. Axel makes the tag to Ryback, and Ryback delivers a running elbow shot in the corner. Goldust rolls up Ryback but only gets a two count. Goldust charges Ryback, but Ryback catches him with a huge spinebuster. Ryback sets up for the Meat Hook Clothesline, but Goldust counters with a back elbow show. Goldust makes the hot tag to Stardust, and Stardust levels Ryback with a drop kick. Stardust goes for a modified DDT, but Ryback lifts him out onto the ring apron. Stardust hits a springboard elbow shot and goes for Cross Rhodes, but Ryback counters into Shell Shocked, but Stardust counters into Cross Rhodes. Stardust goes for the cover, but Axel makes the save. Axel charges at Stardust, but Stardust ducks, and Axel accidentally levels Ryback. Stardust rolls up Ryback and gets the three count.
Match Result: Stardust defeats Ryback with a rollup pin. Match Length: 7:32 Slimmer's Rating: ***
Big E vs. Rusev w/ Lana
Big E starts the match with a forearm shot to Rusev. Big E hits the ropes and levels Rusev with a clothesline. Rusev rolls out of the ring to catch a breather and strategize with Lana. Rusev climbs up onto the apron, but Big E immediately goes after him. Big E tries to spear Rusev off the apron, but Rusev gets a knee up to counter. Rusev climbs back into the ring and hits a German suplex. Rusev goes to work with kicks to the back and punches to the face. Rusev locks in a modified chin lock, but Big E fights back to his feet. Rusev delivers a volley of clubbing blows that drive Big E back down to the mat. Rusev hits the ropes and goes for a running splash, but Big E just manages to roll out of the way. Rusev gets back to his feet, traps Big E in the corner, and hits him with rapid fire knees to the gut. Rusev charges Big E, but Big E counters with a running side slam for a two count. Big E hits the ropes and levels Rusev with a running splash. BIG E SPEARS RUSEV OFF THE RING APRON AND DOWN TO THE ARENA FLOOR! Big E damn near drove his own head right into the floor on that one. Big E rolls Rusev back into the ring and covers him for a two count. Big E drops the straps and sets up for the Big Ending, but Rusev rolls the ring apron. Rusev delivers a kick over the top rope and follows up with a side kick in the middle of the ring. Rusev stomps on Big E's back and locks in the Accolade. Big E gets his knees underneath him, but Rusev readjusts the hold and locks it in perfectly. Big E tries to hold on, but eventually he has no choice but to tap.
Match Result: Rusev defeats Big E with the Accolade. Match Length: 7:19 Slimmer's Rating: **½
Special Guest Referee Match Summer Rae vs. Layla
Layla starts the match by whipping Summer Rae out of the ring, but Summer Rae trips Layla from the outside and slides back into the ring. Summer Rae traps Layla in the corner and chokes her again the top turnbuckle. Layla kicks Summer Rae out of the corner… and right into Fandango's arms. Layla uses the distraction to lock up Summer Rae in an Indian Death Lock. Summer Rae breaks free and goes for a Thesz Press, but Layla rolls forward to counter. Layla lands a super kick and covers Summer Rae for the three count.
Match Result: Layla defeats Summer Raw with a super kick. Match Length: 3:09 Slimmer's Rating: ¾*
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro vs. Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Kane
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way down to ringside, where they'll watch the match. All eight men brawl to start the match. Del Rio drags Cesaro out of the ring as Orton beats down Cena in the corner. Kane heads to the outside and tries to slide a ladder into the ring, but Cesaro and Del Rio basement drop kick it back into Kane's face. Cesaro and Del Rio play tug-o-war with the ladder, but Wyatt throws himself into the ladder to take out both men. Reigns clears the ring and sets up a ladder in the middle of the ring, but Sheamus prevents him from climbing. Sheamus begins to climb, but Kane heads back into the ring to drag him down. Kane traps Sheamus in the corner and beats him down to the mat. Reigns brings a second ladder into the ring, but Orton takes it from him. Reigns knocks Orton out of the ring and Sheamus and Reigns both grab ladders. Sheamus and Reigns sandwich Kane between their ladders. Reigns and Sheamus climb side-by-side ladders, and Del Rio and Cesaro soon join them up top. Kane knocks over both ladders and sends all four men tumbling to the mat. Cena rushes into the ring but eats a choke slam from Kane. Kane sets up a ladder in the middle of the ring and drags Orton back to his feet. Kane drags Orton over to the ladder and holds it as Orton climbs. Reigns takes out Kane from behind and knocks Orton off the ladder. Reigns sets up a ladder, but Wyatt attacks before he can climb. Wyatt hits a side slam, but Cena catches Wyatt with the Protobomb. Cena sets up for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Cesaro cuts him off with the pop-up European uppercut. Cesaro and Sheamus climb the ladder, but Wyatt pulls the ladder out from under them. Cesaro and Sheamus are dangling from the belts, but they both eventually fall. On the outside, Orton whips Del Rio into the ring steps. Orton retrieves a huge ladder from under the ring and props it up on the ring apron. Sheamus whips Orton into the barrier and uses the ladder to bridge the ring apron and the Spanish announce table. Sheamus repeatedly bounces Orton's head of the bridging ladder. Sheamus climbs onto the ladder and tries to bring Orton up with him, but Orton trips him, causing him to fall right onto the bridging ladder. ORTON HITS SHEAMUS WITH A LADDER-ASSISTED DDT ONTO THE ARENA FLOOR! Orton heads back into the ring and tosses a few ladders out of the ring. Orton sets up a huge ladder in the middle of the ring. Orton and Cena climb one side of the ladder as Reigns, Cesaro, and Del Rio climb the other side. Everyone falls off the ladder, and all eight men take turns frantically trying to climb. Cesaro climbs, but Kane pulls him back down and clotheslines him out of the ring. Del Rio goes for his patented corner enzuigiri, but Kane ducks. Kane tips the ladder and drags Sheamus back into up onto the ring apron. Kane sets up for a choke slam, but Sheamus drops him neck-first on the top rope. Sheamus stretches Kane over the top rope and goes to work with clubbing forearm shots to the chest. Sheamus heads up top and takes out Reigns with a top rope battering ram. Sheamus hits Wyatt with the Irish Curse Backbreaker and levels Cena with the Brogue Kick. Sheamus whips Orton out of the ring and once again sets up the ladder. Kane reappears to drag Sheamus out of the ring, but Sheamus whips Kane into a ladder on the outside. Cesaro uses a ladder to bridge the top turnbuckle and the ladder in the middle of the ring. Sheamus climbs as Cesaro runs across the bridging ladder to meet him. Wyatt pushes the bridging ladder through the rungs of the erect ladder, but Cena takes him out. Reigns tips the erect ladder, but it comes to rest at an angle thanks to the wedged ladder. Sheamus and Cesaro dangle precariously from the angled ladder until Cena rights it. Sheamus grabs the belts, but Orton and Kane pull him down. Kane pulls the wedged ladder out and dumps it while Orton whips Sheamus out of the ring. Kane holds the ladder from Orton but eats a spear from Reigns. Orton sets up for the RKO on Reigns, but Reigns counters into the Superman punch. Reigns charges Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus gets his boots up. Sheamus heads up top, but Reigns hits the Superman punch to send him tumbling to the outside. Reigns clears the ring and spears Cesaro on the outside. Reigns and Cena face off in the middle of the ring. "Roman Reigns! Roman Reigns! Roman Reigns!" Reigns and Cena slug it out. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Reigns counters into the spear. Triple H and Stephanie look very concerned at ringside. Reigns sets up a ladder and begins to climb, but Orton climbs up behind him. Orton hits a backbreaker off the ladder, and the Authority loves it. Orton climbs the ladder, but Wyatt pulls him down. Wyatt hits Sister Abigail, and the crowd loves it. Wyatt climbs, but Del Rio pulls him down. Del Rio hits his patented corner enzuigiri and follows up with a super kick. Del Rio climbs the ladder and gets his hands on the belts, but Sheamus tips the ladder. Del Rio lands on his feet, but Sheamus damn near decapitates him with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus set up the ladder and climbs, but Cesaro pulls him off and hits a European uppercut in mid-air. Cesaro hits the Neutralizer and begins to climb, but Orton pulls him off and hits the RKO in mid-air. Orton climbs the ladder, but Reigns climbs up behind him. Reigns bounces Orton's head off the ladder, and both men end up back down on the mat. Orton again climbs, and he's wearing the crimson mask at this point (from a the ladder hitting him in the head earlier in the match). Reigns head butts Orton off the ladder, but Kane choke slams Reigns off the ladder. Kane holds the ladder form Kane, but Cena hits Kane with the Attitude Adjustment. Cena hits Orton with the Attitude Adjustment onto Kane. Cena climbs the ladder and retrieves the belts to win the match.
Match Result: John Cena retrieves the belts to win the match. Match Length: 26:37 Slimmer's Rating: ****