The 2014 WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view arrives on Sunday night from TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. There’s several intriguing matches on the card for the event, including two ladder matches. One will feature the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase hanging high above the ring, which one superstar will claim and hold onto for a chance at the championship belts at a place and time of their choice. In the other ladder match, it’s the World Heavyweight Championship belts hanging above the ring. One of the eight competitors will be first to retrieve the belts and will succeed Daniel Bryan as the new champion!
An MITB Kickoff show will start off the night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. There are no special matches advertised for the show at this time, but Daniel Bryan is scheduled to appear to discuss having to surrender his championship belts after surgery. This special pre-show will also have a panel of WWE personalities talking about all the matches ahead on the pay-per-view.
The pay-per-view itself starts at 8 p.m. EST, including the two ladder matches, Paige defending the WWE Divas Championship and The Usos defending their WWE tag team championship belts. In a match involving no titles whatsoever, the team of Goldust and Stardust take on Ryback and Curtis Axel, with the winning team possibly being able to get a tag title shot in the future!
2014 Money in the Bank Kickoff Show:
The MITB pre-show was hosted by Renee Young filling in for Josh Matthews, along with regulars Booker T and Alex Riley, plus special guest Christian. A Booker T chant was pulsing through the arena as the show began. They discussed the MITB title ladder match and ran a video package highlighting the eight competitors one-by-one.
Just over halfway into the pre-show, Daniel Bryan was introduced and the crowd kept up with “Yes” chants. Bryan tried to quiet them down, then just decided to lead a chant with them. Michael Cole interviewed him in the ring about his time table on his recovery. Bryan said he had some bad news that he doesn’t know when he’ll be back yet, and he might need another surgery. He said “I promise I will be back and when I am, I’ll be better than ever.” Daniel Bryan listed Cena, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns as his three possible winners tonight.
Bryan kept answering questions Cole asked from Twitter users, but Bo Dallas’ music hit and he came out to interrupt. Dallas said he realized Bryan can’t compete tonight and it “has to be a pain in the neck.” He told him he “can still climb the ladder of life to make it back to the top,” but all he has to do is “Bo-Lieve.” Bryan then told him he speaks for everyone when he says “Bo, Leave.” Bo smirked about it but backed out of the ring and up the ramp as Bryan’s music hit and he led a “Yes” chant.
As Renee Young signed off ahead of the PPV, the Wyatt's sounder went off and Harper and Rowan appeared on the screen. They delivered a promo to the Usos, "Your time is up, tick tock, tick tock.." The sheep mask was shown on camera, "Run."
2014 Money in the Bank Match Results:
Harper & Rowan vs. The Usos for the WWE Tag Team titles - Late in the match after several near falls a “This is Awesome” chant broke out. Harper and Rowan had a bit where Harper dove out through the ropes to take out each Uso. They did a double team move on Jimmy and had the pinfall, but Jey got back in the ring to break it up. Jey took out Harper, but then Rowan took out Jey. With Jimmy down, Rowan got on the top rope for a high risk move, but Jimmy got up and crotched him. Jimmy climbed up on the rope for a superplex, but Rowan punched him down. Jimmy got back up and Jey got on the apron to tag in. The Usos both got on the corner and hit the Superplex to take Rowan down. Another tag by the Usos and Jimmy Uso hit a Superfly Splash followed by one from his brother for the pinfall.
Winners: The Usos defeated Harper & Rowan via pinfall to retain the tag team titles.
Naomi vs. Paige for the WWE Divas Title
- Early on the divas brawled on the outside before finally taking the fight back into the ring. At one point, Naomi left Paige on the outside then hit the dive through the ropes onto Paige. Cameron watched from nearby with her arms folded. The ref got up to six with Paige finally getting back in as Naomi dropkicked her. The two traded falls before Naomi got a submission on with Cameron still watching looking disinterested in her sister’s performance. Naomi went for a moonsault late but Paige got both knees up. She went over for a submission hold but Naomi countered with a clever rollup pinfall. Paige managed to counter a move a moment later with a face plant DDT to smash Naomi face-first to the mat for a pinfall.
Winner: Paige wins via pinfall to retain the WWE Diva Championship.
Damien “Paul Revere” Sandow vs. Adam Rose - Sandow came out dressed up as Paul Revere and drew some heat after dissing Boston with several remarks. Adam Rose’s music hit and the Rosebuds came dancing out, with Rose coming out to dance through the line to the ring. Eventually, a match started. At one point an irate Sandow missed on a moonsault from the corner and Rose hit a finisher to plant him face first to the mat for the pinfall. He partied it up the ramp with the Rosebuds following the win.
Winner: Adam Rose won via pinfall over Damien "Paul Revere" Sandow.
MITB Briefcase Ladder Match -
The commentators noted that due to a shoulder injury he sustained on Smackdown, Wade Barrett wouldn’t be competing tonight. Rollins was introduced first, followed by RVD, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston. Last up was Dean Ambrose, who made his entrance from backstage and immediately tackled Rollins to the outside and over the timekeepers area. Bodies started to fly to the outside, with Kofi getting the upper hand to grab a ladder first. Kofi had an early spot where he ran up a ladder Swagger was trying to set up and then jumped off to take down RVD.
In another spot, Kofi began to climb a ladder, but Ambrose came in to tip it over. Kofi landed feet-first on the top rope and then dove out onto RVD, Swagger and Ziggler. In the ring, Ambrose and Rollins battled it out. Later, RVD and Rollins were isolated in the ring to fight for a bit with RVD hitting Rolling Thunder on Rollins on top of a ladder.
RVD and Swagger battled atop a huge ladder with RVD managing to send Swagger down to the mat. RVD was gonna Frogsplash, but Rollins climbed up and knocked him off. However, Ambrose climbed up to fight Rollins and then did the Superplex off the top of the ladder for an incredible spot. In another spot later, Swagger slammed a ladder on top of Kofi and then hit the Swagger bomb on him. Ambrose fought Rollins off the ladder and nearly had the case, but Swagger pulled him off. Ambrose DDT’d Swagger, but Rollins took advantage and started a climb. Ambrose tipped it over.
WWE medical personnel came out and checked on Ambrose, eventually telling him he had to go backstage due to a hurt shoulder. Ambrose seemed annoyed but followed their orders. Rollins began to climb again, until RVD intervened. Kofi came up to stop him though and eventually backdropped him onto a ladder he had on the ropes. Kofi was near reaching the case, but got stopped by Ziggler. Ziggler took out Kofi, then Swagger and then RVD, and then Swagger again.
The fans roared as Ziggler seemed ready to climb. Kofi tried to intervene and hit Zig Zag onto Kingston. Rollins was nowhere in sight as the rest of the competitors were down and Ziggler set up a ladder to climb. He got up but Swagger was in again and locked the Ankle Lock on him as he climbed. Ziggler used upper body strength to pull himself up then kicked Swagger off to start his climb. Rollins came in and attacked Ziggler with a chair to push him out of the ring. A “we want Ambrose” chant started up and he rushed out from backstage down the ramp with a chair in hand to start bashing on Rollins repeatedly. He eventually had Rollins out of the ring.
Ambrose was making the climb until pyro went off and Kane’s music hit. Kane came down and eventually was able to yank Ambrose down, then chokeslam him and tombstone him in the ring. After Kane was done he stood there to guard and hold the ladder in the place as Rollins made the climb and retrieved the briefcase. Post-match, Rollins walked up the ramp as suddenly HHH's theme song hit and out came HHH with Stephanie. They congratulated Rollins and held his arms up in victory.
Winner: Seth Rollins won the MITB Ladder match and now holds the MITB briefcase.
Goldust & Stardust vs. RybAxel - Late in the match, Stardust hit Cross Rhodes for a pinfall. He nearly had it, but Axel rushed in to break it up. There was a bit of confusion and Axel tried to hit Stardust, but he ducked, causing Axel to hit Ryback instead. Stardust sent Axel out of the ring and Stardust grabbed Ryback for the rollup to win it. Post-match, Stardust was posing as Axel attacked him. He got the upper hand again though, and then posed with Goldust in the ring.
Winners - Goldust & Stardust defeated RybAxel via pinfall.
A backstage segment featured Fandango in a referee uniform with Byron Saxton asking about the love triangle he's part of. Layla showed up first, and then Summer Rae. They started to bicker about who Fandango likes more and nearly brawled, with Fandango pulling them apart and telling them to get ready for their match.
Big E vs. Rusev - Lana and Rusev came out ahead of the match to cut a promo involving Vladimir Putin and Russia. In the match, Rusev eventually was able to put on The Accolade. Big E fought it and got to his knees, but Rusev re-applied it stronger and eventually Big E tapped out.
Winner: Rusev wins via submission over Big E.
Summer Rae vs. Layla with Fandango as special guest referee - Layla connected on a move to Post-match, Fandango spun Layla to him and shared a deep kiss with her. Layla back kicked Summer in the face while she was still down and left up the ramp with Fandango as Summer cried in the ring.
Winner: Layla defeated Summer Rae via pinfall.
Money in the Bank Ladder Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship - Sheamus, Randy Orton, Kane, John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio and Roman Reigns were the competitors. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon arrived down to sit at ringside and watch the match. Early on, Bray Wyatt took out Cena by slamming him sideways on a ladder. Reigns took him out and set up a ladder, but Sheamus was back in to knock Reigns out of the ring. Sheamus started to climb but Kane was back in to stop him. Reigns and Sheamus grabbed ladder sand sandwiched Kane at one point. Four guys started to climb up a ladder, but Kane sent them out. Kane started decimating everyone.
Kane started to set up a ladder and held it for Orton at one point. Orton made the climb but Reigns came in to tip the ladder over. Orton fell of to the ropes and the ladder fell back, clipping the top of his head. From there, Orton had to be checked on outside the ring by WWE medical staff. At a cool spot later on, Sheamus and Cesaro both got stuck hanging from the belts, with Cesaro knocking Sheamus off. Cesaro hung on for a while and eventually fell off. Cena kept trying to be a factor in the match but was knocked out by different competitors, including Cesaro with an uppercut.
Orton eventually recovered and slammed Del Rio into the steel steps, then hit a DDT with Sheamus from off a ladder bridging from the ring to the commentators table. Orton got in the ring and kicked Cena again, then started to climb a tall ladder. Four competitors were quickly in to stop him, with all competitors eventually in the ring fighting. Cesaro remained on the ladder alone, but Kane yanked him down and punched him, then clotheslined him out of the ring. Kane cleared everyone out, then grabbed Sheamus up onto the apron. Sheamus fought him off then yanked Kane throat-first across the top rope.
Kane came in once again to help out Orton, but Reigns got involved and Speared Kane down. Orton knocked the ladder on top of Reigns. Moments later, Reigns broke loose and took out everyone, except for John Cena. With Reigns in the ring, Cena got in and the two came face-to-face. The two threw punches back and forth, but eventually Reigns hit a big Spear to level Cena. he set up a ladder with The Authority now standing up, worried about Reigns.
Orton got back into the ring and grabbed Reigns by the leg to yank him off the ladder and hit a side backbreaker to bring Reigns down. Orton started the climb, but Bray Wyatt got into the ring and hit Sister Abigail to take out Orton. The crowd went wild as Bray started to climb, but Del Rio was in next to get rid of him and make his climb. Sheamus tipped over the ladder then hit a Brogue Kick on Del Rio.
Sheamus made a climb until Cesaro was in to yank him down and hit a big uppercut. He hit the Neutralizer but Orton was back in again and yanked Cesaro off the ladder then hit a mid-air RKO. Orton was still bloody on the top of his head, but Reigns came in to fight with him on the ladder. Kane got back in to take out Reigns, with Orton bloody all over his face. Orton still started to climb, but suddenly Cena was back in and hit the AA on Kane. He grabbed Orton from the ladder and hit the AA with him onto Kane. From there, Cena made the quick climb and retrieved the belts. The Authority was dismayed as Cena celebrated in front of the home town crowd. Cena posed on the corner holding up the belts to show The Authority them as Cole noted it is Cena's 15th reign now.
Winner: John Cena won the MITB ladder match to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Full results will be posted above as the matches take place. More follow-up and fallout is expected on Monday’s episode of WWE Raw, so stay tuned for the latest!
Labels: Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, John Cena, MITB, Money in the Bank PPV, Paige, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, Usos, Wyatt Family