From The Shelf: WWE Money in the Bank 2011
Posted by Dylan Diot on 03.11.2013
CM Punk proves why he is the Best in the World.
WWE Money in the Bank 2011
-CM Punk is fresh off his infamous pipe bomb promo and looks to take the WWE Championship out of the company when his contract expires at midnight.
-Christian gets his third chance at Randy Orton’s World Heavyweight Championship after believing he has been screwed by management and referees.
-Mark Henry is tearing through the WWE, welcoming everyone to his Hall of Pain.
-16 men look to win one of the two Money in the Bank ladder matches and earn a guaranteed title shot.
Your hosts are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Booker T.
Money in the Bank Ladder Match- Sin Cara vs. Wade Barrett vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Sheamus vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Heath Slater vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane
Everyone brawls to start and Sheamus, Barrett, and Kane clear the ring. Double clothesline by Kane and he clotheslines both to the floor. Bryan baseball slides a ladder into Kane and Slater and Gabriel do the same to Bryan. They ram a ladder into Cara and Gabriel is the first to climb. Bryan knocks him off with a missile dropkick. Rhodes sends Bryan face first into the ladder and he climbs but Sheamus takes him down. Disaster Kick by Rhodes to Slater and he eats a clothesline from Sheamus. Kane dumps Rhodes and Sheamus to the floor and Barrett goes after him. Kane sends Barrett into a ladder and he hits a sidewalk slam on Slater. Kane goes up but Cara knocks him down with an enzuiguri. Bryan with a suicide dive to Barrett and Gabriel hits a summersault plancha onto Kane. Slingshot corkscrew pescado by Slater to Rhodes and Cara hits a crossbody off the top to the floor onto Sheamus!!!! Back in, Cara hits a springboard crossbody to Bryan. Gabriel presses Cara into a dropkick on Slater. Springboard back elbow by Cara and a hurricanrana sends Gabriel to the floor. Bryan goes up but Cara follows and hits Spanish Fly!!!!! Big pop for Sin Cara. Cara goes for a ladder but Barrett catches him with a big boot. Barrett places a ladder between the apron and the announce table and charges at Cara but misses and hits the post shoulder first. Back in, Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick and then POWERBOMBS CARA OFF THE APRON THROUGH THE LADDER!!!!!!! Officials come out to check on Cara as Sheamus hits the Corre with a ladder. Back in, Kane hammers away on Sheamus but then eats an attack from Rhodes and Bryan. Rhodes and Bryan slug it out but Kane breaks it up with a ladder. Kane climbs but is stopped by the Corre. Rhodes climbs but the Corre stops him as well. They do the same to Bryan and Barrett tells Slater and Gabriel to let him climb. He climbs but Slater and Gabriel stop him and hammer away. Slater and Gabriel climb but Rhodes shoves the ladder over sending Gabriel crashing to the mat. He hits Cross Rhodes on Slater and starts to climb. Barrett pulls him down so Rhodes hits Cross Rhodes on him. Sheamus stops Rhodes from climbing and hits the Irish Curse. Sheamus climbs but Bryan stops him. Sheamus puts Bryan in position for Kane to hit the Doomsday Device!!!!! L.O.D chant breaks out. Sheamus puts a ladder between the turnbuckle and another ladder. He looks for Irish Curse but Kane blocks and hits a big boot. Chokeslams to Rhodes and Gabriel and Kane starts to climb. Bryan stops him and catches Kane with a DDT. Slater climbs but Bryan follows so Slater takes him down with a neckbreaker. Slater climbs again but Barrett pulls him off. Slater goes up but Barrett crotches him. Sheamus and Barrett use a ladder to DUMP SLATER TO THE FLOOR ONTO KANE!!!!! Brogue Kick into the ladder onto Barrett. Brogue Kick to Rhodes and he hits a sledgehammer to Gabriel. Sheamus places a ladder on the top turnbuckle and he snake eyes Gabriel onto that ladder. Brogue Kick to Gabriel and Sheamus climbs. Kane follows and he CHOKESLAMS SHEAMUS ONTO ANOTHER LADDER!!!!! Kane climbs but Rhodes, Barrett, and Bryan stop him. Disaster Kick off the ladder by Rhodes and Barrett hits Wasteland. Gabriel goes up and hits the 450 SPLASH OFF THE LADDER PLACED IN THE CORNER!!!!!! Barrett hits WASTELAND TO THE FLOOR ON GABRIEL ONTO SLATER!!!! Black Hole Slam to Bryan and he hits a Pumphandle Slam to Rhodes. Barrett climbs but Rhodes stops him. He clotheslines Barrett to the floor and Bryan climbs. Rhodes follows as does Barrett. Bryan grabs the Guillotine Choke on Rhodes and knocks him off the ladder. Barrett looks to hit Wasteland off the ladder but Bryan fires back with rapid elbows. A kick to the head knocks Barrett off the ladder and Bryan grabs the briefcase!!!! Winner and Smackdown Mr. Money in the Bank- Daniel Bryan ****1/4 ( Incredible ladder match. They got 30 minutes to build drama and put on a spectacular contest. This is up there with one of the best Money in the Bank ladder matches ever. Also a great moment of redemption for Daniel Bryan, going from fired from the company to having a chance to become champion one year later. )
Mark Henry vs. Big Show
Henry hammers away to start but Show fires back with chops. Shoulder tackle by Show and Henry bails. Show follows out and clotheslines Henry on the floor. He goes for a Chokeslam but Henry blocks so Show shoves Henry into the steps. Henry dropkicks the steps into the knee of Show to come back and back in, Henry chop blocks the bad leg. Henry gets some boots to the face for 2 and he slams the knee of Show’s off the mat. Half crab by Henry but Show makes the ropes to break. Henry tries to go after the leg again but Show kicks him away. Corner clothesline by Henry and he charges again but eats boot. Show hits a shoulderblock off the second rope and goes for the Chokeslam. Henry kicks the knee to block and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for 2!!! A second World’s Strongest Slam and he follows it up with two big splashes for 3. Winner- Mark Henry **1/4 (This did it's job of establishing Mark Henry as an unstoppable monster. He DESTROYED Big Show and looked like a killer. For the first time in his career, Henry looks like a major player. This also started one of the most underrated feuds of 2011 in my opinion. )
After the match, Henry puts a chair onto the bad leg of Show and he VADER BOMBS THE CHAIR!!!!! Show is screaming in pain as officials come out to check on him. They have to bring out a medical cart to carry Big Show to the back.
Mr. McMahon says that he was unable to resign CM Punk and calls him an ingrate. He says he did all that he could to keep Punk and Punk kicked him out of his locker room after he tried to negotiate. Vince blames John Cena for this mess and promises hell for Cena if he loses tonight.
Money in the Bank Ladder Match- Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger vs. Evan Bourne vs. R-Truth vs. Alex Riley vs. The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio
Everyone brings a ladder into the ring to start and they go right after Del Rio, sending him to the floor. They dump a bunch of ladder onto Del Rio on the floor and Miz slides Rey onto the pile of ladders on the floor. Riley backdrops Swagger to the floor and he hits him with a ladder knocking him off the apron. Miz and Truth get into a ladder war and Swagger breaks it up with a clothesline using a ladder. Kofi and Bourne climb but they use the ladder as a battery ram on Swagger and Truth. Rey springboards off a ladder and hurricanranas Swagger to the floor!!! Riley atomic drops Truth onto a ladder and follows it up with a Sick Kick. Riley climbs but Miz follows. Miz takes him down so Riley hits him in the face with a ladder. Riley cannonball dives onto Miz and Swagger on the floor!!! Summersault plancha to the floor by Truth!!!! Rey and Kofi go up and hit dueling crossbodys to the floor!!!! Bourne climbs a ladder and HITS A SHOOTING STAR PRESS ONTO EVERYONE ON THE FLOOR!!!!!!! Back in, Bourne climbs but Miz follows. Del Rio tips the ladder over, sending Bourne and Miz crashing to the mat. Miz landed awkwardly on his right leg and officials come out to check on him. Del Rio climbs but Truth pulls him down. Miz is helped to the back as Truth climbs. Del Rio follows as does Rey and Bourne. Del Rio and Truth pull Bourne and Rey off into hurricanranas sending them to the floor!!! Swagger cleans house and Kofi springboards onto the ladder. Swagger catches Kofi in the ankle lock to bring him down as Riley now climbs. Swagger follows and Truth tips the ladder over sending them crashing down. Truth places a ladder in the corner and he dropkicks the ladder into the midsection of Mysterio. Truth goes onto the ladder but Rey pushes him off sending him face first into the ladder. Kofi goes up and SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE LADDER WITH THE BOOM DROP!!!! Del Rio charges at Kofi but misses and goes FLYING to the floor!!! 619 using the ladder by Rey on Kofi!!!! Truth botches an attempt to drive a ladder into Swagger’s face but succeeds on the second attempt. 619 by Rey to Truth and he climbs along with Riley. Bourne climbs as well but Riley shoves him down. Rey and Riley fight on top of the ladder allowing everyone to climb. Everyone slugs it out on top of the ladder and Del Rio is shoved off the ladder face first onto another ladder!!!! Bourne is shoved all the way to the floor!!! Riley is the next to crash all the way to the mat. Truth gets knocked off and Kofi kicks Mysterio off!! Kofi has the briefcase but Swagger stops him. The ladder tips over sending Kofi and Swagger to the mat. Miz makes his way out on one leg!!!! Miz climbs but Mysterio slams his leg off the ladder to stop him. Sunset flip powerbomb takes Miz off the ladder and Mysterio climbs to huge heat. Del Rio stops him to a big pop and he follows. Mysterio hits Del Rio with the briefcase a few times but Del Rio TAKES OFF REY’S MASK. He tries to shove Rey off but he lands on another ladder with falls onto the ladder Del Rio was on. Del Rio regroups and quickly climbs back up. Del Rio has the briefcase!!!! Winner and RAW Mr. Money in the Bank- Alberto Del Rio ***3/4 (Crazy match, although much sloppier than the ladder match from earlier. Tons of WOW moments through but the lack of selling (outside of Miz) and botches kept this from being as great as the Smackdown match. )
Video package for Randy Orton/Christian airs.
Alberto Del Rio says he proved that he was the best and his destiny is to become the WWE Champion.
After the ref hands Christian the belt, Orton goes after him on the floor and takes apart the announce table. Orton hits Christian with a monitor and then hits an RKO on the announce table which doesn’t break. Orton is flipping out at ringside and he decides to hit another RKO on the announce table which still doesn’t break!!!! Christian has to be carried to the back.
After the match, Vince McMahon grabs Jerry Lawler’s headset and he orders Alberto Del Rio to come out and cash in the briefcase!!!! Del Rio comes out and Punk catches him with a kick to the head. Punk has an evil smirk on his face as he leaves through the crowd, blowing Vince a kiss as he leaves!!!!!
The 411: One of the best PPVs WWE has ever put on. The Chicago crowd lit a fire under everyone's ass, all the matches barring the women's match were exciting and served some kind of purpose. It was the coming out party for CM Punk, so the main event alone gives this a thumbs up but the entire great card puts this in must watch territory. Absolutely outstanding show.