Chaos was predicted and the WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view did not disappoint.
The jewel in the crown on the night became the two showdowns between 12 wrestlers who fought their way from the lobby of the WWE headquarters up to the roof where they battled for the briefcase that contained a contract which gives the victor a championship shot at any time of their choosing.
Before the main events kicked off numerous belts were on the line with monster Braun Strowman sending wrestling fans into meltdown when he wound back the clock and appeared ringside in his old Black Sheep mask.
WWE Champion Drew McIntrye was pushed to his absolute limits by challenger Seth Rollins but emerged victorious, as did Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley, once again with the help of a Sasha Banks distraction.
Catch up on all of the action from a night of devastation in the WWE.
CHAOS IN THE BUILDING
The bell rang and the mayhem got underway immediately. On the women’s side of things, Asuka jumped off a ledge onto the other five wrestlers before jumping into an elevator and making her way upstairs. The following women headed to the stairs and started making their way up.
The men tussled in the gym as the carnage hit new heights with King Corbin looking on in disbelief after smashing a window and realising Vince wasn’t going to be happy.
All wrestlers then encountered Paul Heyman who was sitting behind a gigantic smorgasboard buffet which caused Otis to lose his mind and call for an immediate food fight.
Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles then found themselves in a spot of bother after crashing into the office of Vince McMahon with the WWE boss ordering the two men leave his office immediately.
The action then reached the roof where Asuka who avoided the bulk of the carnage by taking the elevators climbed the ladder and successfully pulled down the briefcase and now holds a contract allowing her to compete for a title at the time of her choosing.
AJ Styles and King Corbin became the first two men to get their hands on the briefcase as they wrestle atop the ladder. But as they wrestled the briefcase was knocked loose and fell into the hands of Otis who becomes the victor.
ROLLINS PUSHES CHAMP TO HIS LIMITS
Drew McIntyre has been on the receiving end of non-stop carnage at the hands of Seth Rollins with the challenger throwing everything he has at the WWE Champion.
Brutal shot after brutal shot landed clean on McIntyre but he managed to turn the tables for a brief moment when he caught Rollins and tossed him like a rag doll onto the announcing table.
After Rollins looked to have the upper hand, McIntyre bounced back after eating a super kick and landed the telling Claymore Kick that earned him the three count and retain his WWE Championship title.
STROWMAN EXERCISES HIS DEMONS
Bray Wyatt stepped into the ring as his Firefly Fun House character instead of The Fiend in his battle against the monster among men in Braun Strowman. The mind games kicked off as soon as he walked to the ring as he left the announcing team speechless by delivering a compliment on his way up the stairs.
After Strowman was driven through the announcing table, Wyatt seemed to turn as his inner demons took hold and he began to pile on the pain to the champion. But a moment of compassion from Wyatt opened the door for Strowman and he took advantage as he got back on top.
The two have a long history with Wyatt saying he’s the one who built Strowman into the man he is and during the match the champion rose from outside the ring wearing the black sheep mask and appearing to return home as the two men embraced in the ring.
But as the happiness washed across Wyatt’s face, the champ turned the tables and ripped off the mask and delivered a running power slam before earning the pin and walking out with his Universal Championship in hand.
BANKS’ DISTRACTION KEEPS BAYLEY CHAMP
SmackDown Women’s champion Bayley has retained her title after best friend Sasha Banks threw Tamina off when she had the champ down and looking out.
Banks slide into the ring before running away with Tamina following close behind. The move allowed Bayley to get back to her feet and eventually secure the pin against her opponent and walk out with the belt around her waist.
NEW DAY RETAIN TAG TEAM TITLES
The Money in the Bank action main card is underway and in what was pure madness in a Fatal 4-Way tag team match, the champs did what needed to be done and held onto their titles.
Kofi Kingston and the Big E emerged victorious in a match that caused plenty of head scratching moments. A no disqualification match somehow saw the official midway through disqualify The Forgotten Sons.
WHERE IS THE EVENT TAKING PLACE
The two main event blockbusters will take place inside the WWE Headquarters in Stanford, Connecticut. All other fights on the card will take place at the WWE’s Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida.
TIME AND HOW TO WATCH
The event will kick off in Australia at 9am (AEST) and can be viewed two ways Down Under for wrestling fans.
FULL WWE MONEY IN THE BANK CARD
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Aleister Black vs. Rey Mysterio vs. King Corbin vs. Otis vs. AJ Styles
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax vs. Asuka vs. Dana Brooke vs. Lacey Evans vs. Carmella
WWE Championship Match
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defeats Seth Rollins
Universal Championship Match
Universal Champion Braun Strowman defeats Bray Wyatt
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley defeats Tamina
Bobby Lashley defeats R-Truth
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day defeat The Miz & John Morrison, The Forgotten Sons and Lucha House Party
Jeff Hardy defeats Cesaro