To bring a shocking end to the show, Brock Lesnar has won the Men’s Money in the Bank 2019 Ladder Match at the namesake show.
Originally 8 participants were announced for this year’s Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder- Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Ricochet from the RAW side while Finn Balor, Andrade, Randy Orton and Mustafa Ali from the SmackDown roster. However, as Strowman tired of Sami Zayn’s weekly rants, he put him in a dumpster at RAW two weeks back.
Last week, Zayn somehow convinced Shane McMahon to give him a match against Strowman for the MITB match spot. Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin interfered in the falls count anywhere match to secure a win for Sami Zayn which also meant that he got Strowman’s spot in the match.
At Money in the Bank show last night, Sami Zayn first requested Triple H to provide some security cover as Strowman was looking to attack him. Hunter denied him outrightly and after some time, we got to see Sami Zayn hanged upside down in the arena. Hunter confronted Strowman regarding the matter and asked him to leave the arena for the night.
With Sami Zayn hospitalized and Braun Strowman leaving the building, Money in the Bank match started with only 7 participants. The match went on with its regular routine as each star got their share of bumps and spots. However, as Ali was on the brink of grabbing the briefcase, Brock Lesnar’s music hit. He ran in and pushed Ali’s ladder and climbed up to grab the briefcase.
The explanation of the events could be that Lesnar was, in fact, the one who attacked Sami Zayn earlier in the show to take his place in the match. Nevertheless, it was a shocking twist to the match. The irony of Lesnar’s win can also be seen post-match. As the camera rolled around the ring and we got to see all the other 7 participants of the match laid down with all the bumps that they had taken during the match. While Lesnar sat on the top of the ladder.
This might also mean that Brock Lesnar has renewed his contract with WWE after his retirement from UFC. Brock Lesnar lost the Universal Championship to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania who has also retained his title at Money in the Bank 2019. It will be interesting to see if and when does Lesnar cash in the briefcase. A match between him and Seth Rollins is rumored for WWE’s next show in Saudi Arabia, Super Showdown.
Baron Corbin enters first and gets his customized announcement. Finn Balor and Ricochet follow him. Andrade comes out flanked by Zelina Vega but Vega turns back from the entrance. Ali is next to come out.
Chaos ensues as soon as the bell rings. Orton wisely rolls out of the ring while everyone else starts fighting. Ricochet and Balor clear the ring. Orton crashes Ali, Balor and Ricochet to the announce table with a side suplex. As Orton tries to climb the ladder, Andrade dropkicks him off. He hits the spinning back elbow on Orton and sets up the ladder. McIntyre and Corbin bring their own ladders and strikes other men with it. Mustafa Ali hits Drew McIntyre with the Suicide Dive. Ricochet throws Andrade out, and now Ali and Ricochet battle in the ring.
Corbin throws Ali into the ladder and McIntyre does the same to Ricochet! Randy Orton hits the DDT on Corbin and goes for the RKO but is hit with a Claymore! Balor climbs up the ladder but Andrade knocks Balor off using another ladder like a spear. Balor and Andrade battle at the top of the ladder. There is a ladder horizontally set up and Andrade hits a sunset flip powerbomb on Balor, crashing him into the ladder. Ali and Ricochet starts battling and Ali hits the hurricanrana. Ali and Anrdare are now at the top of ladders from where Ali hits a Spanish fly on Andrade. But Ali looks more troubled by it.
McIntyre tries to slam Ali into the ladder but Ali counters. Corbin hits a chokeslam on Ali at the announce table. He throws McIntyre into the crowd and goes back into the ring to stop Balor from making the climb. He hits a chokeslam on Balor on the ladder and deep-six on Ricochet on the floor. McIntyre levels him with the Claymore Kick. McIntyre goes to the ring and Balor slams him onto the ladder. He hits the reverse Alabama slam on Andrade on top of Balor. McIntyre also slams Ricochet onto the ladder. As McIntyre was making the climb, Randy Orton hits RKO on him. Corbin comes in and sends Orton through the ring post.
Ali fights off Corbin and reaches the top when Brock Lesnar’s music hit and he comes out running. He trips the ladder with Ali still on top. Lesnar sets up the ladder and grabs the briefcase. He is announced as the winner also. Apparently, he was the 8th participant of the match.
Winner and the winner of the Money in the Bank Briefcase- Brock Lesnar