It’s Saturday night in North Greenwich and 20,000 people are currently camped out at the O2 Arena, singing “Sell my car… to Santos Escobar!” at the top of their lungs. This can only mean one thing: WWE is in town, and the infamous British crowd is buzzing. In the decade since becoming a full-fledged premium live event, Money In The Bank has asserted itself as one of WWE’s premier annual shows, and tonight at the O2 certainly had a Big Night feel to it. The atmosphere started to heat up in the afternoon, with fans flocking to the venue early in the morning, snapping up merchandise, taking photos under giant prop briefcases and ladders, and starting to whip up all kinds of hilarious chants that were used for most of the game Both dominate. night.
Fortunately, the show itself matched the energy of the audience very well. The match kicked off with an epic, do-or-die Money In The Bank ladder match featuring six of the company’s best current talent, as well as social media sensation Logan Paul, who has proven himself a part-timer on the WWE roster Replenish. Despite being the first game, it was certainly a show-stealer, full of stunning collisions and set pieces, notably a star turn from the prodigiously athletic Ricochet.Not giving crowd favorite the Los Angeles Cavaliers a win feels like a missed opportunity (he’s so far The most bombastic man on the cards tonight), but Judgment Day’s Damien Priest victory at least establishes some tantalizing potential angles down the road.
The men’s MITB match was followed by three good bouts: Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez regained the women’s tag team title after Shayna Baszler’s stunning comeback against longtime friend Ronda Rousey; Gunther slapped Matt hard Riddle slaps, retains Intercontinental title before returning Drew McIntyre shines; fan favorite Cody Rhodes loses to loathsome Dominique Dominik Mysterio.
At the same time, the chaos and excitement of the women’s “deposit in the bank” competition comes very close to that of the men’s competition, presenting a unique ending for the audience to see becky lynch and Belle were handcuffed to a ladder while Iyo Skye crawled over both of them to grab the sacred briefcase. Seth Rollins wins over Finn Balor and gets instant cash in the bank, teased by Damian Priest, in a furious and entertaining He retained his world heavyweight title in the fight.
The night ended with an exciting tag team match as the former Stables took on undisputed WWE Universal Champions Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa against The Usos Collide with each other in the duel. The Bloodlines saga has become one of the greatest storylines in pro wrestling history, and rightfully so, and the latest chapter didn’t disappoint, as Jey Uso wrestled his first wrestler in three and a half years. When the failure was handed over to O2, O2 nearly exploded. It was the show’s triumphant end, with the audience refusing to relax even though the final bell was approaching midnight.
Incredibly, considering all the action that was put on tonight, it wasn’t even a wrestling match that became the biggest talking point of the night. Halfway through the show, John Cena made an unexpected appearance, popping up to demand a big show in London, knocking the roof off the venue. wrestling mania Sometime in the near future. Unsurprisingly, it drew enthusiastic cheers, and the WWE legend made a fair point: If Money In The Bank proved one thing, it’s that the British audience is still one of the best in the world, and Certainly doing justice to the company’s biggest event. After tonight, you can only hope London is at the top of the waiting list if WrestleMania ends up hosting.