The first match of WWE’s Money in the Bank PPV Kickoff Show is underway. The Usos take on Daniel Bryan and Rowan for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships. This will most likely be the only match of the preshow. Check our the results live as well as GameSpot’s review of the show.
The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut will host this year’s event, which will have 11 matches on the card. Yes, it’s another very large card for a WWE PPV.
There are only two matches on the entire card where the winner won’t receive either a championship or a contract for a championship match. Roman Reigns takes on Elias, as both men have now moved to Smackdown and have beef with each other for some reason, and The Miz will battle Shane McMahon in a steel cage match. Miz told GameSpot during a recent interview that he’s excited to be stuck with McMahon in a cage.
Money in the Bank Match Card:
- Daniel Bryan and Rowan vs. The Usos (Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
- Tony Nese (c) to battle Ariya Daivari (Cruiserweight Championship)
- Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio (United States Championship)
- Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Andrade, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, Finn Bálor, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, Mustafa Ali, and Randy Orton
- Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Ember Moon, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Nikki Cross, Bayley, Natalya, Naomi, and Carmella
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans (Raw Women’s Championship)
- The Miz vs. Shane McMahon (Steel Cage Match)
- Roman Reigns vs. Elias
- Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens (WWE Championship)
- Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles (Universal Championship)
- Becky Lynch (c) vs Charlotte Flair (Smackdown Women’s Championship)
The Kickoff Show for MITB begins at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 AM BST / 8 AM AET (May 20), one hour prior to the main card.
Below, you’ll find live updates for all of the matches. This will just highlight the winners and the length of the matches, and nothing more. If you want some opinions about the bouts, check out GameSpot’s live review of the show where Wrestle Buddies Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner discuss the matches and score it all.
Kickoff show just started. Daniel Bryan & Rowan vs. The Usos for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships has been confirmed for the pre-show, so expect that to air during the second half of the hour.
Daniel Bryan and Rowan vs. The Usos
(Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
The Usos win at 11:05.
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Ember Moon, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Nikki Cross, Bayley, Natalya, Naomi, and Carmella
Match in progress