WWE is back with the annual Premium Live Event Money In the Bank. And this time, it’s going to London, UK. Held on July 1, 2023, Money In the Bank 2023 has an astonishing attendance of 18,885 people in The O2 Arena. Let us take a look at the Money In the Bank 2023 results and highlights.
The Money in the Bank are infamous for their ladder matches where the first man to climb the ladder and unhook the briefcase to grab it wins the match. The briefcase is their trophy. It contains a contract that avails a chance to the superstar to cash it in at any moment and demand a championship match.
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Damian Priest v/s Shinsuke Nakamura v/s Santos Escobar v/s LA Knight v/s Logan Paul v/s Ricochet v/s Butch
As soon as the bell rang, all the superstars ganged up on Logan Paul as he was the only one who had to do nothing to book a slot for the match. After everybody was done with their resentment of The Maverick, they split up in pairs dueling against each other.
After a couple of blow exchanges and a showcase of different moves, everybody in the ring was exhausted to their core. Santos Escobar and Nakamura brawled on the top of the ladder on several occurrences. Ricochet was entertaining the crowd with his amazing high-flying maneuvers on the other end. Even, The Maverick Logan Paul put on a great overall performance. He was the one who would appear out of nowhere and knock down every individual who would try to climb.
After a lot of struggle by all the men inside the ring, Damian Priest has had it all. He climbed on top of the ladder and knocked down Santos who was the last one standing. Damian Priest unhooks the briefcase and wins himself a contract to cash in at avail.
Result: Damian Priest wins the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder match
Women’s Tag Team Championship Match- Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler v/s Raquel Rodriguez & Liv Morgan
The match started with Liv and Shayna dueling with each other. While it looked like the former was having a good time, Baszler instantly turned the tables by targeting Liv’s previously injured elbow. The MMA duo went for her left shoulder which had just recovered from a severe injury.
Ronda and Shayna were completely in sync until, out of nowhere Shayna attacked the Former UFC champion and everybody in and out of the ring was left awestruck. After destroying her tag partner, Shayna Baszler walked out of the ring without any explanation.
After processing what had just happened, Raquel Rodriguez took the opportunity to destroy whatever soul was left inside Ronda. Rodriguez pinned her down for the three counts.
Result: Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez won the Women’s Tag Team Championship
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match- Gunther v/s Matt Riddle
Initially, the match looked completely in Gunther’s court and everybody was expecting a one-sided win. However, Matt Riddle showed some spirit and put up a great fight against the current champion. Even though Gunther completely demolished Riddle’s ankle by continuously hitting it and doing ankle holds, Matt still stood up every time and fought back.
Matt was in sheer pain, fighting for his life as Gunther did not stop hitting his already injured ankle. Ultimately, Gunther held Riddle in another ankle hold but this time it crossed the pain threshold for Riddle Bro and he submitted over General Gunther’s horror reign.
Result: Gunther retains his WWE Intercontinental Championship by submission
Drew McIntyre returns
As Gunther was celebrating his IC Title win against Matt Riddle, the titantron hit Drew McIntyre’s powerful entrance theme song. And amidst the smoke, from backstage appeared Drew McIntyre. Drew had gone missing since WrestleMania and was nowhere to be found.
He walked into the ring and was standing face-to-face in front of Gunther. General was not in a fun mood and hit Drew. McIntrye retaliated and in a blink of an eye, Gunther was lying down on the mat.
Cody Rhodes v/s Dominik Mysterio
Dominik Mysterio made his entrance along her lovely ‘Mami’ Rhea Ripley. After the bell rang, it looked like Dominik was a little hesitant to fight. Dom even tried to run away when Cody got serious and removed his armband. However, The American was not done yet. He chased Dom Dom and dragged him back to the ring.
There were multiple intrusions by Mami to save his Dom Dom but every time, Rhodes pulled himself together. He ultimately hit the Latina Heat with a Cody Cutter and Cross Rhodes to pin him for three counts.
Result: Cody Rhodes defeated Dominik Mysterio by pinfall
John Cena returns
The whole crowd was on its toes when John Cena’s entrance anthem hit the titantron. The leader of the Cenation addressed the people of London and praised them as the best bunch of people. He encourages them in every possible way and gives them hope that WrestleMania might come to the UK.
However, it was not for long before Grayson Waller interrupted and did the complete opposite. He crushed the souls of the crowd and pinpointed all the bad things about England. Grayson said that Australia would be an ideal place to do so if WrestleMania goes international.
Grayson taunted John by bringing up his recent failures at premium live events. He proposes the greatest Grayson Waller Effect with John Cena in Australia to mock the 16-time Champion. To which The Cenation Leader says “NO”. Infuriated Grayson was not ready to take ‘No’ for an answer and started a brawl. John Cena retaliated and dumped Grayson out of the ring.
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match
The match starts abruptly when Trish Stratus and Zoey Stark interrupt Becky Lynch’s entrance and start hitting her out of the ring. On the other hand, Damage CTRL gang up on another solo superstar: Zelina Vega.
IYO SKY hits a beautiful moonsault from the top of the ladder to take down 4 other superstars with her. Zoey Stark brings a handcuff from under the ring and ties its one end to Becky’s wrist. However, failing to tie the other end of the handcuff, unleashed the rage inside The Man.
After a moment of silence, the storm was approaching as Bayley betrayed IYO SKY when she had almost reached for the briefcase. Bayley tipped the ladder with IYO on the top. When Bayley and Becky were brawling mid-ladder, IYO SKY tied the unhinged end of the handcuffs to Bayley’s wrists. It was in such a way that none of the two could climb up any longer. Karma hits back at Bayley as IYO uses her to climb up the ladder and grab the contract.
Result: IYO SKY grabs the Women’s Money In the Bank briefcase
WWE World Heavyweight Championship- Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor
The match started off pretty equal as both exchanged fatal blows to each other. As the match progressed, it looked like Seth had the upper hand. But it didn’t last much as Damian Priest walked in from the titantron to intimidate Seth. Off the distraction, Finn hit The Sling Blade on Seth Rollins’s already injured ribs.
However, Damian holding the briefcase also worked as a distraction against his own stable mate and he missed his opportunity to hit another finisher on the current World Champion. This time, Seth Rollins took advantage and hit Balor with The Stomp. Seth pinned down Finn Balor and won the match, and Damian never cashed in the contract. This left Balor’s blood boiling as he raged on his teammate.
Result: Seth Rollins retains his WWE World Heavyweight Championship Title by pinfall
Bloodline Civil War- The Usos v/s Roman Reigns & Solo Siko
The heat of the match was at the highest level from the very start. Solo started the match on behalf of the Tribal Chief. However, he was not in his best behavior throughout the match. He seemed like he was questioning his faith for the whole match. When Roman asked Solo Sikoa to tag him in, Solo gave him a stare-down before tagging.
The Usos used their tactful fighting to be on par with the strong ones. However, Solo soon came to his senses and was a big help to the Tribal Chief while he was fighting inside the ring. He even interrupted a crucial pinfall on Roman. There was a point in the match where Roman was lying on the mat like a stiff mannequin. However, the referee was hurt in the process and there was no one to count the pins that Jey established on him.
The two took the match into their hands and sustained incredible damage to the Usos. It looked like the end of the match when both the Usos were lying down on the mat motionless. Roman stacked the two and wanted to pin them together.
The duo kicked out at the last millisecond and Roman’s soul was crushed into small pieces. Solo soon took the matter into his hands and motivated his tribal chief. The match took a 180-degree turn from here. The Usos hit Roman Reigns with a double superkick and a combo of double moves. Jimmy pinned Roman down for three counts as Jey was busy with Solo Sikoa.
Result: The Usos(Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) won the Bloodline Civil War Tag Team Match by pinfall.
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