WWE Money in the Bank Results and Analysis (7/18/21)

Roman Reigns vs Edge Money in the Bank results

Another night for WWE where it was going to feel special as this is the first PPV since WrestleMania with fans in attendance. The Money in the Bank pay-per-view has become one of the most must-see shows of WWE’s entire calendar and it proved to be that tonight. With a surprise to kick off the show, we knew we were in for something special.

Here at the WWE Money in the Bank results along with analysis and match ratings.

Money in the Bank Results & Match Ratings:

Kickoff — SmackDown Tag Team Championships: Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. The Usos

Winner: The Usos

Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)

— Money in the Bank: Zelina Vega vs. Asuka vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki A.S.H. vs. Liv Morgan vs. Natalya vs. Tamina

Winner: Nikki A.S.H.

Rating: 2.50 (**1/2)

— Raw Tag Team Championships: AJ Styles & Omos vs. The Viking Raiders

Winner: AJ Styles & Omos

Rating: 3.00 (***)

— WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Kofi Kingston

Winner: Bobby Lashley

Rating: 3.00 (***)

— Raw Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair

Winner: Charlotte Flair

Rating: 4.00 (****)

— Money in the Bank: Kevin Owens vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Riddle vs. Ricochet vs. John Morrison vs. Big E vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Seth Rollins

Winner: Big E

Rating: 4.25 (****1/4)

— Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge

Winner: Roman Reigns

Rating: 3.75 (***3/4)

John Cena returns

Money in the Bank Results: In-Depth Match Analysis

Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge

Roman Reigns vs Edge Money in the Bank results
Credit: WWE

Money in the Bank received what was originally supposed to be the main event of WrestleMania. Edge, determined more than ever before, made it his mission to get the Universal Championship and show that Roman Reigns could be beaten. Well, if the first 15 minutes or so were any indication, all of Edge’s attacks on “The Tribal Chief” did nothing more than enrage him. Reigns was dominating and making Edge look more like a washed-up legend rather than the man who won the Royal Rumble from No. 1 earlier in the year. Every single time Edge tried to pour on, it was Reigns who pushed that away and came back. But as Edge can do, he managed to take advantage when Reigns doubled down too much.

On the outside of the ring, Reigns stormed Edge, who was leaning on the barricade. Edge moved and Reigns went storming through. This is when “The Rated R Superstar” went on the attack and we got a number of incredible near falls in the process. The match would break down in the end as Reigns would hit Edge with a Superman Punch, leading to the referee being taken out in the process. The Usos tried to get involved but were stopped by the Mysterio’s, allowing Edge to lock on the Crossface with a steel chair bar in the mouth of Reigns. Seth Rollins would finally make his presence felt though as he would Superkick Edge and be the eventual downfall of the challenger. He would double down again, running back out to the ring to distract Edge and allow Reigns to hit the Spear for the win.

As you could imagine, Reigns and Edge told a story that featured the dominant champion nearly being overcome by the resilient veteran just for him to be screwed in the end. Edge has not had a bad match since returning to the company, showing that the Hall of Fame form is still in there. While this may have been slow to some, it built on this beautifully impressive pace and storytelling-based match that Reigns has developed since returning at SummerSlam last year.

It was special and the ending of the show was that much better as Reigns will continue his path of taking out some of the best in the history of WWE.

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