Another PPV has gone and WWE goes on as usual. Except, we now have a Mr. Money in the Bank to add to a bit of excitement. Rest is like the clockwork for SmackDown.
Otis on the Miz TV
The show starts with the highlights from Money in the Bank Ladder match where Asuka and Otis won their respective matches. After the theme song, The Miz and John Morrison are in the ring to host Otis on the Miz TV. Otis makes his way out, carrying his briefcase and he’s going wild. Otis breaks the director’s chair as he goes to sit. Miz congratulates Otis on the biggest win of his career. Otis says this is the biggest win of his career but the biggest win of his life is winning over his beautiful peach Mandy Rose.
Morrison says Otis must be packing some good meat in the briefcase. Otis says that he has the contract in the briefcase and some Rolaids, Gas-X and bratwurst for later. Miz mentions how Otis didn’t even climb the ladder. They go on and Morrison asks Otis if he’s pregnant. Miz says Otis is a man, taking a dig at Becky Lynch. Morrison says anything is possible because it’s 2020. They say Otis should do the responsible thing and hand the briefcase over like Becky Lynch. We get some more comedy and Miz shows us some photos of Otis as a kid. Otis mentions he had a learning disability, but his mother helped him so he could be there for sports.
Miz says he can’t take Otis seriously. He used the briefcase to elevate his career but Otis is using it as a lunch box. Miz continues ranting and Otis asks if he has a problem. He tells Otis to call Tucker out here so they can have a match. Otis says Tucker was unable to make it tonight because of some illness. Miz goes on running him down and tells him to find a partner, one who will want to team with the human version of Shrek. Miz wraps his rant and the music hits as he and Morrison head to the back with Otis clutching his briefcase.
The commentary team informs that Charlotte Flair will be here after the brand invitation. They also inform that Sami Zayn is stripped off the title and shows the bracket for the tournament. AJ Styles, from RAW, is also part of the bracket.
Elias vs Baron Corbin – Match 1. Intercontinental Championship Tournament
Elias comes out for the match. The commentary team takes us to the recap of their rivalry over the past couple of months. After the break, Corbin comes out. Corbin hits a few knees in the gut to start. Elias comes back with forearms and punches. Corbin goes for the half crab but Elias counters. After the initial tussle, Corbin has put Elias in a chin lock. He also hits a few elbows on Elias’ shoulders.
Elias fights back and clotheslines Corbin out of the ring. He jumps on Corbin from the top turnbuckle now. Corbin rams him into the barricade before pushing him into the ring. He picks up Elias’ guitar and mocks him by strumming it in front of the commentary team. Elias decks him from behind and sends him into the barricade as we go to the break.
Back from the break, Elias walk the rope. Corbin knocks him off and sends him to the floor. Corbin slams Elias at the announce table. Back in the ring for a two count. Corbin with more shots in the corner. Corbin with elbows to the back of the head now. Corbin with a right hand to the face. Elias fights out of the corner but Corbin decks him. Corbin charges but runs out, then right back in with a big clothesline, but could only get two-count.
Corbin with a big short-arm clothesline in the middle of the ring, and another. Corbin yells at Elias while he’s down. Elias blocks the third clothesline and hits a neckbreaker. Elias gets up and unloads with strikes to Corbin in the corner. The referee pulls him off and he goes right back with the attack. Elias with a big clothesline as he continues to get fired up. Elias rocks Corbin again, forcing him down on his face. Corbin kicks out at 2. Elias drops a knee to the face. Elias goes back to the top but rolls through as Corbin gets up and moves. Corbin grabs him and rocks him after they tangle.
Corbin runs out and right back in but Elias ducks the clothesline. Corbin comes right back with the Spinebuster for a 2 count. Corbin takes Elias to the top for a superplex. Elias slides down and gets Corbin on his shoulders. Corbin escapes and nails a big chokeslam in the middle of the ring. Elias still kicks out at 2. Corbin yells at Elias while beating on him. Corbin goes to the floor and shatters Elias’ guitar over the ring post, then throws what’s left on the ground. Corbin comes right back in but Elias meets him with a jumping knee out of nowhere. Elias rolls Corbin up for the surprise pin to win and advance in the tournament.