WWE Smackdown report: John Cena, Roman Reigns and Sheamus team up in a star-studded show to gear up for Money in the Bank.
Monday 23 June 2014
Seth Rollins entered the ring with new leather clad ring gear for a match with Kofi Kingston who vowed that he will win the newly announced Money in the Bank ladder match for the briefcase.
Rollins won the bout in three minutes with a turnbuckle powerbomb followed by the curb stomp. After the match Rollins announced that he is the only confirmed competitor for the briefcase ladder match to caused Dean Ambrose to appear on the big screen to say that he wants to get even with Rollins tonight for his screw overs on him. Rollins responded by saying he would love to get his hands on Ambrose but said it’s a shame because the former US Champion is already in a match with Kane. Ambrose finished off by saying that after he beats Kane, he will send Rollins to hell with him.
A New Champion Is Guaranteed
John Cena entered the arena to a thunderous ovation from the Ohio crowd, the 14 time World Champion said that he will leave Money in the Bank as the title holder once again. Alberto Del Rio walked down the ramp and told Cena that he will be reminded of how dangerous he is when stands over him as the new champion. Sheamus came out next and said that he’s been wondering how he’s going to be carrying so many belts when he adds the WWE World Championships to his US Championship.
Cesaro then appeared with his advocate Paul Heyman who said that he will strategize against the other opponents to ensure that Cesaro wins just like he did with Brock Lesnar who conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated streak. Roman Reigns made his way through the crowd to stare at John Cena and say that he doesn’t care how many people there are or who think they are as there will be no one to stop him. Randy Orton was the final man out and instigated Roman Reigns to run up to him to attack him as a massive brawl broke out over the arena, which ended with Cena and Sheamus standing tall in the ring.
Bad News Barrett had some bad news for the competitors in the second Money in the Bank match, which he seeks to be entered in. Barrett said that his opponents will be like the United States football team in the World Cup as they beat Ghana and built hope but will have their dreams crushed. Dolph Ziggler beat the Intercontinental Champion in the non-title match with a sunset flip. “The Show Off” celebrated widly but as he jumped around he was faced with Barrett’s bull hammer elbow.
Dean Ambrose took on Kane in a back and forth brawl that culminated in a suicide dive by Ambrose to Kane on the outside that followed with an attack on Seth Rollins who was sitting at the announcer’s table. Kane was able to recover due to the distraction and uppercut Ambrose mid-air as he jumped off the table. Kane dragged Ambrose back into the ring to finish the match with a chokeslam as Rollins’ run of getting the upper hand over Ambrose continues.
Trouble In Paradise
Fandango ran into Summer Rae backstage who apologised for how she had been acting in recent weeks. Summer said that she still loves him and kissed Fandango who also got into it. Layla walked in on the kiss and looked absolutely betrayed before storming out.
Fandango made his way to the ring alone for once to face the undefeated Bo Dallas but Summer ran into the ring to dance with her former partner. Layla ran down the ramp as soon as the bell rang and attacked Summer as Fandango and Dallas watched on. Fandango attempted to break the fight but was met with an inadvertent kick to the head from Layla. The duo finally left the ring as Dallas did a brief check on Fandango before hitting him with the “Bodog” to increase his winning streak to 8 matches. Dallas got on the microphone and told Fandango that there are plenty of fish in the sea and one day he will catch the right one before giving him a hug.
The main event was Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Cesaro and Alberto Del Rio vs John Cena, Roman Reigns and Sheamus in a handicap match. The advantaged team dominated the match with Cesaro and Wyatt working well to alternate and divide the opposing team. The finish saw Wyatt on the receiving end of a Superman punch by Reigns who countered an RKO before hitting the spear on Del Rio for the three count. The winning team stared at the titles that were hanging above the ring and then showed mutual respect to each other as they celebrated in front of the fans.
Money in the Bank is shaping to be a strong pay-per-view with two ladder matches now on the card. The briefcase match will be a fantastic opportunity for the midcard talent to steal the show with the likes of Ambrose, Rollins and Barrett involved. It could be a repeat of the 2011 ladder match that saw Daniel Bryan win the briefcase in a match that involved a crop of fresh faces putting on an excellent spectacle. The match for the WWE World Championship is also gearing up to one to remember with a balance of veterans and rising stars all in search of the gold.
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