Money in the Bank (2010)

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For the professional wrestling match, see Money in the Bank ladder match.
Money in the Bank (2010)
Money in the Bank (2010).jpg
Promotional poster featuring Kofi Kingston
Theme
song
(s)
"Money" by I Fight Dragons[1]
Information
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Brand(s) Raw
SmackDown
Sponsor(s) Criss Angel Mindfreak
Date July 18, 2010
Attendance 8,000[2]
Venue Sprint Center
City Kansas City, Missouri
Pay-per-view chronology
Fatal 4-Way Money in the Bank (2010) SummerSlam (2010)
WWE Money in the Bank chronology
First Money in the Bank (2010) Money in the Bank (2011)

Money in the Bank (2010) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and presented by A&E's Criss Angel Mindfreak. It took place on July 18, 2010, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.[3] The first annual Money in the Bank show, it featured the Money in the Bank ladder match, with a match held for both the Raw and SmackDown brands.[4][5] Eight matches took place. This event received 169,000 pay-per-view buys.[6]

Background[edit]

The professional wrestling matches at Money in the Bank featured professional wrestlers performing as characters in scripted events pre-determined by the hosting promotion, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[7][8] Storylines between the characters were produced on WWE's weekly television shows Raw and SmackDown with the Raw and SmackDown brands—storyline divisions in which WWE assigned its employees to different programs.[9]

At Fatal 4-Way, it was announced that the Money in the Bank event would feature the Money in the Bank ladder match.[5] On the June 25, 2010, edition of SmackDown, it was announced that two Money in the Bank ladder matches would be held at the event for the Raw and SmackDown brands, respectively, with the winners of the matches given a title match for the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship, respectively, at a time of their choosing within the next 12 months.[10] On the June 28, 2010, edition of Raw, all eight competitors for the Raw brand's match were announced by Raw guest host Rob Zombie. The eight competitors would be Randy Orton, The Miz, R-Truth, Chris Jericho, Evan Bourne, Ted DiBiase, John Morrison and Edge.[11] On June 30, 2010, WWE announced six of the competitors for the SmackDown brand's match: Matt Hardy, Kane, Cody Rhodes, Christian, Kofi Kingston and Big Show.[12] On the July 5, 2010, edition of Raw, The Miz attacked R-Truth and injured him, taking him out of the Money in the Bank match; Mark Henry was announced as R-Truth's replacement the following week. On the July 9, 2010, edition of SmackDown, Dolph Ziggler defeated Montel Vontavious Porter and Chavo Guerrero in a triple threat match to qualify for SmackDown's ladder match. On the same night, Drew McIntyre earned the final spot by pinning Kofi Kingston. The main rivalry from the SmackDown brand heading into the Money in the Bank event was between the defending champion Rey Mysterio and Jack Swagger for the World Heavyweight Championship. Mysterio replaced The Undertaker, who was found in a vegetative state by his brother Kane, in the fatal four-way match at the Fatal 4-Way event by winning a battle royal.[13] Before the pay-per-view, Mysterio managed to pick up a non-title victory over Swagger.[14] At the event, Mysterio once again pinned Swagger in SmackDown's fatal four-way match which also involved CM Punk and Big Show to become a two-time World Heavyweight Champion.[15] On the June 25, 2010, edition of SmackDown, Swagger announced that he would get his rematch at the Money in the Bank event.[10] The main rivalry from the Raw brand heading into Money in the Bank was between the defending champion Sheamus and John Cena for the WWE Championship. Sheamus won the title at the Fatal 4-Way event following interference from seven of the contestants from the first season of NXT, collectively known as "The Nexus."[16] The next night on Raw, Cena invoked his rematch clause, but The Nexus interrupted the match.[17] The following week on Raw, due to the previous match's result being inconclusive, Raw's anonymous general manager announced a steel cage match to ensure no outside interference from The Nexus.[11]

Event[edit]

The commentators were Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and Matt Striker.

The first match of the event was a Money in the Bank ladder match for a World Heavyweight Championship match contract. The participants were Big Show, Matt Hardy, Christian, Kane, WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler. Midway through the match, Kingston performed a Boom Drop off a Ladder on McIntyre through the Spanish Announce Table. Big Show set up a super-sized Ladder in the Ring although Rhodes prevented Big Show from climbing the Ladder. Later, Big Show climbed the Ladder although Kane pushed the Ladder before Christian and Rhodes buried Big Show under multiple Ladders. Near the end of the match, McIntyre attempted to retrieve the Briefcase although Kane performed a Chokeslam on McIntyre off the Ladder. Kane retrieved the Briefcase to win the match.

The second match was a Singles match for the WWE Divas Championship between Alicia Fox and Eve Torres. Near the end of the match, Fox performed a Scissors Kick on Eve and pinned Eve to retain the title.

The third match was a Tag team match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship between The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd) (with Natalya) and The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) (with Tamina). Near the end of the match, Smith applied the Sharpshooter on Jimmy. Jimmy submitted, resulting in The Hart Dynasty retaining the title.

The fourth match was a Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Rey Mysterio and Jack Swagger. Towards the end of the match, Swagger applied an Ankle Lock on Mysterio although Mysterio removed his Boot. Mysterio performed a Hurricanrana transitioned into a Roll Up on Swagger to retain the Title.

After the match, Swagger attacked Mysterio although Kane came down to the ring and chased off Swagger. After chasing Swagger to the back, Kane then returned to the ring with referee Charles Robinson and his briefcase, electing to cash in the contract, marking the first (and until Dean Ambrose at Money in the Bank (2016), only) instance of a wrestler cashing in their briefcase on the same night they won it. Kane then performed a Chokeslam followed by a Tombstone Piledriver on an injured Mysterio to win the World Heavyweight Championship in 54 seconds.

The sixth match was a Singles match for the WWE Women's Championship between Layla (with Michelle McCool) and Kelly Kelly (with Tiffany). Near the end of the match, Kelly Kelly attempted to perform a Sunset Flip on Layla although Layla countered the attempt into a Roll Up on Kelly Kelly to retain the title.

The Miz as the United States Champion and Money in the Bank contract holder in August 2010

The seventh match was a Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE Championship match contract. The participants were Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Edge, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, The Miz, Mark Henry and Ted DiBiase. Early in the match, Orton performed an Elevated DDT on Bourne off a Ladder. Henry pushed two Ladder, causing Jericho and Orton to fall off a Ladder whilst Morrison and Edge fell off another Ladder. Midway through the match, The Miz attempted to perform a Catapult on Morrison into a Ladder positioned against the Ring Post although Morrison climbed the Ladder before Morrison used a Ladder positioned in the Corner of the Ring to climb a Ladder set up in the Ring. Edge pulled Morrison through the Ladder before Edge and The Miz drove a Ladder into Morrison whilst Morrison was hung in the Ladder. Later, Morrison performed a Springboard Roundhouse Kick off the Ring Apron on Henry, Jericho performed a Codebreaker on Henry and Edge performed a Spear on Henry. Towards the end of the match, Orton attempted to retrieve the Briefcase although The Miz pushed the Ladder. The Miz retrieved the Briefcase to win the match.

Main Event

The main event was a Steel cage match for the WWE Championship between Sheamus and John Cena. During the match, Cena performed an Attitude Adjustment on Sheamus for a near-fall. Near the end of the match, The Nexus interfered, with Michael Tarver holding a pair of Bolt Cutters. A referee stole the pair of Bolt Cutters on Tarver, running backstage. Wade Barrett, the leader of The Nexus, demanded the Key to the Cage Door off another referee but the referee threw the Key into the Crowd. Meanwhile, Cena pushed Sheamus, causing Sheamus to knock the referee down, before Cena applied the STF on Sheamus. Sheamus submitted although because the Referee was down, Cena did not win. Cena attempted to climb out of the Cage although Justin Gabriel climbed the Cage, resulting in Cena pushing Gabriel off the Cage into the Ring. Whilst The Nexus prevented Cena from climbing off the Cage, Sheamus climbed out of the Cage to retain the title.

Aftermath[edit]

Kane was then involved in a feud with his (kayfabe) brother The Undertaker, facing him on several occasions. The next night on Raw, Edge, Chris Jericho and Randy Orton faced off in a Triple Threat match, where the winner would face Sheamus at SummerSlam for the WWE Championship. Orton won the match, but at SummerSlam won the match via disqualification, allowing Sheamus to retain the championship. On the following episode of SmackDown, Rey Mysterio and Jack Swagger faced each other in a two out of three falls match to determine Kane's opponent at SummerSlam. Mysterio defeated Swagger to earn a championship rematch, but was unsuccessful in regaining the championship at the pay-per-view. On the November 22, 2010 episode of Raw, The Miz successfully cashed in the briefcase he won at the pay-per-view against Randy Orton to become the WWE Champion.

Reception[edit]

Rob McNichol of The Sun stated it was a "gripping night of grappling action", calling both ladder matches outstanding. McNichol also praised the World Heavyweight Championship match, saying it demonstrated "WWE storytelling in a very good light". He also described the Women's Championship match as "overbooked and poorly executed contest – the worst of the evening". The WWE Championship match was negatively received by McNichol as well, complaining that it was "forgettable, and oftentimes very slow". Overall, McNichol said it was a very entertaining night of action and gave the event a score of 8 out of 10.[18] Andy McNamara, a reviewer for the Canadian Online Explorer's wrestling section, rated both Money in the Bank ladder matches a 4 out of 5, the WWE Championship match a 3 out of 5, and the World Heavyweight Championship match a 3.5 out of 5.[19] The event was attended live by a crowd of 8,000 fans.[2] Money in the Bank drew 169,000 pay-per-view buys, approximately 99,000 of which came in the United States.[6][20]

Results[edit]

No. Results[2] Stipulations Times
1D Santino Marella defeated William Regal[21] Singles match 04:36
2 Kane defeated Big Show, Matt Hardy, Christian, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler[12] Money in the Bank ladder match for a World Heavyweight Championship match contract 26:18
3 Alicia Fox (c) defeated Eve Torres[22] Singles match for the WWE Divas Championship 05:52
4 The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd) (with Natalya) (c) defeated The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) (with Tamina) by submission[23] Tag team match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship 05:53
5 Rey Mysterio (c) defeated Jack Swagger[24] Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 10:43
6 Kane defeated Rey Mysterio (c) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
This was Kane's Money in the Bank cash-in match
00:54
7 Layla (c) (with Michelle McCool) defeated Kelly Kelly (with Tiffany)[25] Singles match for the WWE Women's Championship 03:56
8 The Miz defeated Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Edge, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, Mark Henry and Ted DiBiase[26] Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE Championship match contract 20:26
9 Sheamus (c) defeated John Cena[27] Steel cage match for the WWE Championship 23:19
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

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