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Kofi addresses KO’s betrayal
Michael Cole announces Kofi Kingston to open the show. He asks Kofi whether he thought that he would win the title at WrestleMania. Kofi replies he always believed in fighting through and getting the opportunity for the WWE Championship. He thanks his New Day brothers, and says they made the impossible possible. Cole labeled Kofi’s WrestleMania win as the ‘Greatest WrestleMania Moment.’ Finally, Cole addresses the Elephant in the room by mentioning that Kevin Owens has taken the first shot.
Kofi says they believe in people as the New Day and they genuinely believe Kevin Owens could change. Kofi puts out the challenge to KO for the WWE Championship at MITB. KO enters, stands at the entrance and accepts Kofi’s challenge. Then, he says that Kofi’s win is the greatest WrestleMania moment and all but Kofi is not championship material. Xavier Woods attacks KO from behind but KO hits him with the superkick. KO leaves until Kofi runs to the ramp to check on Woods.
Kofi tells Woods backstage that he should take care of himself as he is not fit and he will handle other things meanwhile.
Bayley is announced for the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match as she awaits Becky to enter. Becky Lynch enters to a huge pop.
Becky Lynch vs Bayley
Hip toss by Becky to start the match followed by a shoulder tackle. She sends Bayley outside the ring but Bayley trips her on the ropes. Becky hits a flying tackle before hitting Bayley with a forearm as we head to the break.
Becky tries to lock in the Dis-Arm-Her as we return from the break. Bayley tries a quick roll-up cover but Becky kicks out. Bayley nails a lariat then a knee to the face. The Hugger lands multiple punches while she is at the apron. Becky fights her at the apron and hits the elbow from the top. She follows it up with European uppercuts and hits the Bexploder. Both women are down after double clothesline. Bayley tries a quick roll-up cover but Becky kicks out. Bayley hits the belly to belly suplex and hits the splash off the top. But Becky counters it to the Dis-Arm-Her and gets the submission.
Winner- Becky Lynch with a submission
As soon as the match is over, Charlotte Flair runs into the ring and nails a big boot on Becky.
The Hardy Boyz address Jeff’s injury
Kayla Braxton asks Jeff that he is clearly injured but the extent of his injury is not known. Jeff takes us to a video featuring Lars Sullivan attacking him. Jeff informs us that he will need to go through surgery due to the attack from Sullivan. Matt then tells that they have to relinquish the titles when Lars Sullivan enters. He comes into the ring and throws out Matt. Jeff(who is on crutches) is struggling to leave from the ring. Matt comes back into the ring but Sullivan flattens him out with the Freak Accident. R Truth appears into the ring and strikes Lars with the chair. Sullivan punches the chair and Truth gets the same treatment as Matt.
A recorded promo from Aleister Black where he talks about fear being a powerful and paralyzing tool and which consumes his opponents. And by the time his opponents figure him out, he had already won the match and the chance to conquer the fear has gone.
Commentators announce the Men’s Money in the Banks match participants from SmackDown. And they are Mustafa Ali, Finn Balor, Andrade, and Randy Orton.
Kairi Sane and Asuka vs Enhancement Talents – Tag Team Match
The IIconics are on the commentary for this match. Sane starts against a taller opponent who invites her to a test of strength. Sane is short to reach her hands and decides to kick her away. Asuka comes in and easily deals with both enhancement talents. After a few double team moves, Sane finished the match with a pin after the InSane Elbow.
Winners- Kairi Sane and Asuka with a pinfall.
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are backstage and Rose reveals that just one of them will be allowed into this year’s women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. They both decide that Mandy is going to be the one. And surprisingly, they seem to be on the same page over this.
Roman Reigns and Shane McMahon promo!
Roman Reigns comes out to the ring for a promo. He talks Shane McMahon and Elias attacking him on his first night on SmackDown after the Shake-up. Roman says it wasn’t his plan to attack Mr. McMahon on SmackDown Live but he wanted to send a message across and would have attacked anyone. Shane McMahon interrupts Reigns and reminds him that McMahon family owns all the land. Reigns retorts by saying it’s Vince McMahon who owns the land and reminds him how he attacked him. Reigns challenges Shane to come to the ring but Shane replies that he has to get in shape for his Steel Cage match at Money in the Bank. Shane says that there are many Superstars in the back waiting to face Reigns and calls out the B-Team. Shane also says that Elias will be the special guest referee for the match.
Roman Reigns vs The B-Team – Handicapped Match
Bo Dallas starts the match and takes advantage when Axel provides a distraction. Roman breaks the headlock but Dallas drop him to the middle rope with a drop toe hold. Axel distracts Reigns once again and allowed Dallas to take shot from behind. Axel drops Roman with a DDT for a two-count. Dallas comes back in and Roman hits him with a Samoan drop. Elias gets on the apron to distract Roman. Axel drops Roman with a clothesline.
Dallas comes in and puts Roman in the match with a chin lock. Roman gets back to his feet and drops Dallas with a big punch. Reigns hit a Samoan drop on Dallas. Axel comes in and Roman hits a double DDT. Dallas is knocked off the apron with a Superman Punch. Axel rolls him up for a two-count. Roman nails Axel with a Superman Punch. Elias pulls the referee to stop the three count.
Roman comes to the floor to hit Dallas with drive-by. Elias attacks Roman and sends him back in. Axel hits a Perfectplex and Elias gets into the ring to count, but he stops at two. Elias gets his guitar but Roman recovers to him with a Superman Punch. Roman hits Axel with a Spear and the original referee counts the pin.
Winner- Roman Reigns with a pinfall
Sarah Schreiber is backstage and reveals Ember Moon and Carmella as the final two women’s MITB Ladder Match participants. Both women cut a short promo to hype themselves up.
We get the replay of Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House episode 2 from last night. The participants for the next match are entering one by one- Ali, Balor, Orton, and Andrade.
Finn Balor and (Mustafa) Ali vs Randy Orton and Andrade – Tag Team Match
Ali and Orton lockdown to start the match. Orton takes Ali to the corner where Ali strikes a back elbow to Andrade and avoids the advancing Orton to hit an overhead kick from the apron. He also fights out Andrade there. But as he was going for the springboard, Orton pushes him and he lands on the floor. We cut to a break.
As we return from the break, Orton has Ali under control. Orton hits a powerslam before Ali comes back with a dropkick. Balor and Andrade tag in and Balor runs hot. Andrade is sent to the floor and Balor and Ali hit their opponents with suicide dives. Zelina Vega ran an interference and Andrade takes over control. Ali comes in for some back and forth action. Ali ends up hitting 450-splash on Andrade to get the pin.
Winners- Finn Balor and Ali with a pinfall
After the match, Orton caught Balor with an RKO. Ali nails Orton with a superkick to send him packing.
The KO Show with action figures!
Owens once again says that at Money in the Bank, he will relieve Kofi Kingston of the burden of being the WWE Champion. Owens asks Xavier Woods to come to the ring, but there’s no sign of him. As Woods did not come out, Owens pulls out an action figure. He also has an action figure for Big E with its leg taped(signifying his inury). He makes a few jokes before kicking over the chair with the figures. Kofi Kingston arrives at the ring and the two attack each other. The brawl to the floor and Kofi throws KO over the announce table and slams a desk chair on top of him. KO pokes in his eyes and runs away in the crowd. Kofi stands tall in the ring to end the show.