As always, the anticipation was much bigger around last night’s WWE event that crowned new Mr. and Mrs. Money in the Bank. It’s that opportunistic briefcase that assures the winners guaranteed championship opportunities from their respective rosters. This year, Brock Lesnar and Bayley had the opportunity to earn the rights by winning their respective Money in the Bank ladder matches. The latter one even cashed in it on the same night to become the new champion.
The women’s division Money in the Bank ladder match took place with eight women competing in it. The lineup was Natalya vs. Dana Brooke vs. Naomi vs. Nikki Cross vs. Bayley vs. Mandy Rose vs. Ember Moon vs. Carmella. Bayley was the one who stood tall by the end of it as she shoved Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville off the ladder and unhooked the briefcase.
Later the night, Charlotte Flair won the Smackdown women’s championship pinning Becky Lynch in her second match of the night. Lacey and Flair then ganged up on Becky for a beatdown. Bayley came out to make the save and as Flair knocked herself out hitting the turnbuckle. Bayley took the opportunity and cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase, right there. She delivered the top rope elbow and pin Flair to become the new Smackdown women’s champion.
The men’s division Money in the Bank lineup featured Ricochet vs. Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Baron Corbin vs. Finn Balor vs. Ali vs. Andrade vs. Randy Orton. Sami Zayn never featured in it since Braun Strowman attacked him at backstage seeking retribution. So the match was underway with seven superstars in it!
Ali was looking forward to climbing the briefcase by putting Baron Corbin out of the ring after he already put away Randy Orton. Suddenly, Brock Lesnar’s music hit the arena as he came out to capture the eight superstar’s spot in the match.
He knocked out Ali by the help of a ladder and climbed up with another. The beast grabbed the Money in the Bank briefcase to shock the WWE Universe. His celebration ended the night as a guaranteed title opportunity awaits him in the future.