WWE Money in the Bank 2010 WWE Championship Match
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.