WWE Money in the Bank 2010 Results
Welcome to the Money in the Bank PPV 2010 results page from WWE Characters the Blog! Money in the Bank 2010 Pay-Per-View from WWE takes place on Sunday, July 18th, 2010 starting at 8PM EST. There’s plenty on the line tonight with both major titles being contested as well as Money in the Bank ladder matches for both Raw and Smackdown!
John Cena will challenge Sheamus for the WWE Title in a steel cage match, with the potential for another attack from The Nexus. Also, a hobbled Rey Mysterio will try to defend his World Championship against former champ, Jack Swagger. Of course, whoever wins these matches will have to potentially face a Money in the Bank winner from Raw or Smackdown.
Eight men will compete in these two ladder matches with a briefcase hanging above the ring. The winner must outsmart and out-battle his opponents, set up a ladder in the ring, climb it and pull down the briefcase. If they do, inside is a nice title contract which they can cash in at anytime, anyplace they choose.
Here you’ll find updated results starting at 8PM EST through 11PM EST for the entire card including the two MITB ladder matches. See the current matches on the card below.
MITB opened with the video highlight promo package, and then commentators Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole and Matt Striker. The Smackdown MITB match is the first match of the night.
Money in the Bank 2010 PPV Card:
Smackdown MITB Ladder Match
Competing in the Smackdown Money in the Bank ladder match are: Big Show, Christian, Dashing Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Kane, Kofi Kingston and Matt Hardy.
The Smackdown MITB opened the PPV with all eight scheduled superstars participating. At one point, Kofi Kingston hit his double Boom leg drop from off a ladder onto Drew McIntyre on the announce table. In another spot, Big Show was able to get his specially-built reinforced double ladder set up in the ring. However, Cody Rhodes attacked from behind to prevent Show’s climb. From there, Ziggler came in and got Rhodes with the Electric Chair to slam him down.
Towards the end of the thrilling first match, Christian and Matt Hardy were both moving up the ladder. The two competitors fought with each other and eventually knocked themselves off together. Drew McIntyre got up from outside the ring and slid into the ring. Drew seemed to have the advantage as he was halfway up the ladder. However, the Big Red Monster got back into the ring. Kane climbed up after McIntyre and shoved him off the ladder, then climbed up and pulled down the briefcase to win the match.
Winner: Kane wins the Smackdown MITB briefcase with future World Championship contract.
Eve vs. Alicia Fox
WWE Divas Title match
In a divas title match that lasted just over 5 minutes, Eve tried to regain the Divas belt from Alicia Fox. In the late stages of the match, the two fought on the outside where Eve was able to hit Alicia with a forearm. Alicia soon recovered though and rammed Eve into the apron. Once they were in the ring again, Alicia had the advantage for a bit. However, Eve hit a jumping kick to Alicia’s face and then went to the second rope. She went for the flip finisher move, but Alicia put her knees up. Alicia hit her scissor kick to finish Eve off for the win.
Winner: Alicia Fox wins via pinfall over Eve to retain the WWE Divas Championship.
The Usos vs The Hart Dynasty
WWE Unified Tag title match
During the match, The Usos gained the advantage against DH Smith but he soon tagged in Kidd. Kidd was eventually double-teamed and hit with a Samoan Drop. Kidd barely kicked out of a pin attempt. Jey went for the Snuka-style splash off the corner, but Kidd put his knees up. DH Smith tagged in and put the sharpshooter on Jey. Tamina tried to cause a distraction on the apron but Natalya came over to grab her, then powerslammed Tamina off. Smith put the Sharpshooter on Jey who eventually tapped out.
Winners: The Hart Dynasty wins via submission over The Usos to retain the Unified Tag Team titles.
Jack Swagger vs. Rey Mysterio
World Championship Match
After about seven minutes, Swagger had control and hit his second try for the Gutwrench Powerbomb. However, Swagger’s in attempt was very close to the ropes and Rey Mysterio got his foot up to break it up. Later in the match, Swagger connected on two of his running splash moves with Rey layed out near the corner. He began to stomp away on Rey’s hurt ankle and then stood on it until the ref ordered him to stop. Rey loosened up the protective boot on his injury. As Swagger went for the Anklelock, the boot slipped off. Rey was able to connect on a Hurricanrana for the pinfall win.
Following the match, Swagger did more damage to Rey applying the ankle lock yet again. However, the Smackdown MITB winner Kane’s music hit. Kane arrived out without his briefcase though. He took Jack Swagger backstage after gaining the advantage on him.
Winner: Rey Mysterio wins via pinfall over Jack Swagger to retain the World Heavyweight Title.
Kane vs. Rey Mysterio
World Heavyweight Title match
The Big Red Monster Kane wasted little time in cashing in his freshly won Money in the Bank briefcase. Kane immediately came out to challenge the already injured Mysterio for the belt after disposing of Jack Swagger.
Mysterio tried to dodge Kane early by giving him a “run around”. However, Kane grabbed Mysteriop by his ankle and brought him down to the mat. Next up it was the chokeslam. With Rey incapacitated, Kane finished him off with Undertaker’s “Tombstone Piledriver” for the win. Kane becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion.
Winner: Kane wins via pinfall over Rey Mysterio to become World Heavyweight Champion.
Kelly Kelly vs Layla
WWE Womens Title match
Kelly Kelly challenges Layla for the WWE Women’s Championship in Kelly’s first PPV title match. Early on, Layla gained the upperhand and knocked Kelly Kelly out of the ring. Michelle McCool was ringside and went over to stare Kelly down. Tiffany was also ringside and rushed over to take Michelle down. Kelly got back into the ring. Michelle and Tiffany kept on fighting on the outside. Kelly was distracted by what was going on outside, and Layla was able to pick up the win.
Winner: Layla wins via pinfall over Kelly Kelly to retain the WWE Womens Championship.
Raw MITB Ladder Match
Competing in the Raw Money in the Bank ladder match are: John Morrison, Evan Bourne, Ted Dibiase, Randy Orton, The Miz, Chris Jericho, Edge and Mark Henry.
In the late stages of the Raw ladder match, Bourne got up and had his hands on the briefcase. However, Chris Jericho was able to get up the ladder to interfere. Bourne punched Jericho off several times. Jericho was persistent though and eventually hit Bourne with the case to send him off the ladder. Edge went up the ladder next, since Jericho couldn’t grab the swining case. Randy Orton got into the ring and was able to RKO Jericho off the ladder, then tossed Edge off the ladder next. Orton seemed to have the briefcase in his sights. The Miz re-entered the ring though and quickly shoved Orton off the ladder. From there, Miz climbed up, unhooked the swinging briefcase and won the match.
Winner: The Miz wins the Raw MITB Ladder match to get a future WWE Championship match at his choosing.
John Cena vs. Sheamus
WWE Championship Steel Cage match
Late in this one, John Cena and Sheamus were worn down as the match went past 15 minutes. Cena went for the Attitude Adjustment and hit it, but Sheamus was able to kick out of the pinfall attempt. Both guys recovered from the offensive attacks and The Nexus arrived to ringside. Michael Tarver had a pair of bolt-cutters but the ref snatched them from him. Nexus tried to get the keys from the ref, but he wisely pulled them from his pocket and threw them into the crowd. Nexus told the ref he was a dead man.
Meanwhile, the ref on the inside was looking at what was going on outside the ring and got bumped into the cage wall by Cena and Sheamus. Cena was able to lock on the STF, but there was no available ref when Sheamus tapped. Cena began to climb the wall, but Justin Gabriel cut him off. Cena tossed him into the cage. Sheamus started making a climb as well, with Heat Slather fighting him from the other side. Sheamus fought off Slater. Both guys were fighting Nexus members on sides of the cage. However, Sheamus knocked Slater off the wall, then dropped to the floor. The ref was just coming to and saw Sheamus’ feet hit the ground, giving him the win. Cena dropped to the outside as well but was definitely frustrated with the loss.
After Sheamus took off into the crowd, Cena took out his frustration. He threw Darren Young into the side of the cage wall, then hit a huge running clothesline on Michael Tarver. Cena took apart the ring steps and tossed the top part right into Tarver’s head. Cena screamed that he said he’d take every one of them out. Cena took a Nexus armband and went backstage as the PPV ended.
Winner: Sheamus escapes the Steel Cage to retain the WWE Championship.