In this exclusive footage, Shane McMahon talks about his close connection with Kurt Angle. Get an special look at Angle’s inspirational journey of redemption in the newest WWE 24, premiering tonight after Raw on WWE Network.
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and Mr. Money in the Bank winner Baron Corbin face-off.
MultiMediaMouth.com is proud to present the Semi-Live Blog of the WWE Money in the Bank PPV event. Make sure you check back for the results of a Pay-Per-View that will set the course for the next year of Smackdown TV!
It’s showtime! The night starts with a recap of the weeks leading into Money in the Bank!
The show is hosted by Tom Philips, Byron Saxton and JBL.
The first ever Women’s Money in the Bank (MITB) match. Charlotte Flair kicks off the show. Charlotte is over in St. Louis. Becky Lynch is out next. What happened to her? She used to be one of the most over Women Wrestlers. It took her a while to get cheered by the crowd. Out next is Tamina Snuka (Who?). I don’t understand why she’s in this match other than her being on the roster. Carmella is out now with James Ellsworth. Carmella looks great! Natalya is on her way to the ring. She needs to win this. She’s the one who can make this MITB briefcase work.
We cut back to WrestleMania watching Naomi winning the Women’s title. Now we are looking at all the great Women’s champions of the past.
It’s bell time, and all the women except Tamina go out for ladders. Is she the only smart women on Smackdown? Tamina takes out all the competition and is left in the ring by herself with a ladder. She attempts to take the ladder on her own and Charlotte stops her. Now Charlotte is taking control of the match.
Tom Philips points out that it’s been two years since Tamina’s last championship opportunity. Becky Lynch takes down Tamina. Becky and Natalya have a tug of war over the ladder and end up using the ladder to take down Tamina. Finally, Becky realizes she can use the ladder to push into Natalya. Eventually, Natalya slams Becky onto the ladder. Natalya is the first one to try to get the briefcase. She actually grabs the briefcase. Charlotte tried two times to stop her but fails. Third time is the charm with an Electric Chair off the ladder.
Charlotte repositions the ladder, an obvious time killer. She tried to climb the ladder but Carmella stops her. Carmella is trying to get the case now but Charlotte stops her this time. The two women fight at the top of the ladder. Charlotte is able to grab the case but is stopped. Tamina comes in and knocks over the ladder.
Becky finally gets her chance to climb the ladder and try to touch the briefcase. Carmella stops her. It looks like WWE is trying to set up Carmella to be the next big thing in the women’s division on Smackdown. I don’t think she will win.
Charlotte and Tamina are alone in the ring and Charlotte attempts to spear her out of the ring in a very sloppy spot. Charlotte climbs the turnbuckle and does a weird flip thing and misses both Natalya and Tamina, yet they all fall down. Carmella is back in the ring and sets up a ladder. Becky follows into the ring to stop Carmella. Becky does a powerbomb to Carmella and is left alone in the ring with the ladder
The crowd begins to chant “Becky! Becky!”. James Ellsworth stops Becky and throws her off the ladder. Ellsworth starts to climb the ladder and the crowd is chanting “No! No! No”. He grabs the case and throws it down to Carmella. The bell rings. The refs argue! This is really stupid. I hope this isn’t the real finish. The energy is in the arena is sucked out. If this is the final call, the energy is going to suck!
Commentary: This was a decent match. But this ending was seriously stupid. I cannot believe that this is what the WWE decided to go with.I see them doing another match soon.
Great Balls of Fire Promo.
We are back for an interview with Lana. Lana says that the other women are lucky that she wasn’t in the MITB ladder match because she would have won the match.
12 Year ago today, WWE Superstar Randy Orton became a Smackdown wrestler. WWE did a 4 week draft system that saw John Cena, Kurt Angle, Carlito, RVD and the Big Show go to RAW and Chris Beniot, Randy Orton, Muhammad Hassan, Christian and Batista head to Smackdown. Watch Randy Orton debut on Smackdown.
Former WWE Creative Team member Kevin Eck was on the PWTorch Livecast with Wade Keller and spoke about WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt and his vision for Sister Abigail.
From what I know about how Bray Wyatt envisioned that character, I don’t think that character is ever going to be seen, because the way Bray explained it, and I don’t think it’s ever come out on TV, he speaks in riddles, so maybe if you read in-between the lines, but Bray Wyatt was apparently a young man and Sister Abigail was an old, black woman, in I believe, the swamps of Louisiana who had some supernatural powers, and you know, the history of voodoo and such in New Orleans. I believe she took him under her wing and kind of taught him the secrets of what she knows of the dark arts and things like that.
WWE has announced that the first-ever Mae Young Classic women’s tournament will take place Thursday, July 13, and Friday, July 14, from Full Sail Live in Orlando, Fla.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. ET via www.nxttickets.com.
The tournament, named after WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest WWE Superstars in history, Mae Young, will feature 32 of the top female competitors from around the world participating in a single-elimination tournament. The unprecedented event will stream later this summer exclusively on WWE Network.
“The Mae Young Classic will mark a significant moment in the evolution of WWE,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events and Creative. “We are proud to provide this unique opportunity for the best female talent from around the world.”
Additional information on the Mae Young Classic will be announced in the coming weeks.
Jim Ross entered back into the WWE fold earlier this year after his wife passed away. According to people close to Ross, the deal was in place a few weeks prior to WrestleMania and the passing of his wife.
Ross returns to WWE for the first time since WrestleMania to call the WWE UK Championship Match at NXT Takeover. It has also been announced that JR will be calling the action on the WWE’s UK Specials on the WWE Network alongside Nigel McGuinness.
With just over two years since Sting had his one and only match at WrestleMania, many fans have been unhappy about Triple H winning the match. In October 2015, we brought Sting to the UK and in Glasgow we asked him about the match and how he felt about it.
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Former WWE Superstar and multi-time Diva’s World Champion, AJ Mendez-Brooks (Formerly AJ Styles) spoke with Chuch Carroll on CBS. One of the many topics they discussed besides her new book Crazy is my Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the rules.
She was asked about returning to the ring:
Wrestling’s old adage: never say never. I’m sure you are asked this all the time so let me be the one millionth and one person to ask you this. Will we ever see AJ Lee back in a wrestling ring?
I never would say that because I’ve personally said never to things before and done them. But I am so happy where I am right now and I feel like I had such a pitch perfect career that I would be nervous about tarnishing that. I feel like it’s kind of full-circle and perfect for exactly what I wanted. But who knows?
Watch AJ Lee win the WWE Divas Championship for the third time
Shinsuke Nakumara addresses the NXT Universe and says farewell.
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