2022 WWE Money in the Bank Results Notes: Liv Morgan concedes to Ronda Rousey to win SmackDown Women’s Title


2022 WWE Money in the Bank Results Notes: Liv Morgan concedes to Ronda Rousey to win SmackDown Women's Title

Liv Morgan can finally proclaim herself world champion. Morgan and the WWE Universe celebrated their successful capture of the money in the bank briefcase on Saturday night. The energy only escalated when she successfully cashed in on Ronda Rousey to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Fans have long wished to see Morgan’s advancement to the main event. Their dedication was rewarded when WWE finally pulled their cover campaign.

On the men’s side, meanwhile, none of the announced Main Event Superstars claimed the briefcase as the honor went to a surprise entrant.

CBS Sports was with you throughout the event, providing you with updates and highlights of the action.

2022 Money in the Bank results, grades

Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match – Drew McIntyre vs Seth Rollins vs Riddle vs Sami Zayn vs Madcap Moss vs Sheamus vs Omos vs Theory: Theory was a late addition to the match announced by authority figure Adam Pearce. During the game it was teased that Vince McMahon had ditched Theory after losing the US title to Bobby Lashley earlier in the night. Zayn was severely abused early on when Moss threw him and slammed into various ladders. Riddle was a madman throughout. In a match highlight, Ultimate Bro landed a Floating Bro off a ladder on his opponents. Omos overwhelmed the competition for a moment, but his size eventually overwhelmed him. The rest of the field got together, picked him up and propelled him through the announcer’s table. McIntyre was on his way to get the briefcase but was interrupted by Butch. Riddle super-RKOed Rollins off the ladder from the equation. Victory was almost his, but Theory rushed in at the last moment and captured the briefcase. Competitors bring their bodies onto the lines with a series of large dots. It was a chaotic game with a number of believable competitors. It probably won’t rank as the biggest money in the bank ladder game, but it was a lot of fun. theory def. Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins, Riddle, Sami Zayn, Madcap Moss, Sheamus and Omos win the Men’s Money in the Bank Briefcase. Grade: B+

SmackDown Women’s Championship – Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Liv Morgan: Morgan didn’t wait long to cash her money in the bank’s briefcase. Rousey noticeably limp during and after her successful title defense against Natalya. The crowd exploded as Morgan’s music hit and the ringside announcer confirmed that she was cashing in her briefcase. Rousey snapped an extended ankle tie that left fans wondering if WWE would spoil Morgan’s big moment. Morgan eventually countered a schoolboy roll up for the three count. The crowd roared with delight as Morgan’s crowning moment unfolded. The execution of the roll-up was messy, but who cares? That was a feel-good moment; Sometimes that’s all pro wrestling is about. The Las Vegas crowd chanted “You deserve it” as Morgan held on to her world title. Liv defeated Morgan. Ronda Rousey (c) becomes the new SmackDown Women’s Champion. Class: A

SmackDown Women’s Championship – Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Natalya: The money in the bank’s (planned) penultimate game was mixed. Moments of dominance – like when Rousey and Natalya traded finishers – were well received. The chain wrestling exchange went well enough, but there were a number of glaring issues with the match. Natalya’s conspicuous offense had little sting and Rousey oversold a few times. Most notably, Rousey threw himself out of the ring with barely a contribution from Natalya. Exchanging submission holds at the end was a nice touch as Rousey finally secured her signature armbar. Ronda Rousey (c) defeated. Natalya by submission to keep her title. Grade: C+

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships – The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford): Ford is widely regarded as the A-side of Street Profits, but Dawkins really shone in this match. His front flip dive to the outside was outstanding and his 360 enziguri kick was absurd for a man his size. The match oozed charisma. Ford repeatedly urged the Usos to “suck” off the top rope, prompting a massive backlash from fans. Jimmy and Jey looked their best. Both teams pounded with loud, believable punches. The mid-game lull dragged on too long, but the drama and intensity of the back half of the game made up for it. The live audience was sizzling for both teams’ near falls. Ford – as so often – stole the show by landing a front dive over the corner post to the outside. The Usos secured their title after dumping Dawkins outside and planting Ford with the 1-D. It was revealed after the match that Ford’s shoulder was actually off the mat, raising doubts about the outcome and setting up a rematch down the line. The Usos (c) def. Street profits via pinfall to retain the undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships. Class: A

Raw Women’s Championship – Bianca Belair (c) vs. Carmella: Belair and Carmella put together a short but solid match. Both women landed impressive offense and the entire match was clean. Belair showed off her athleticism with powerbombs and back flips. Carmella had no problem drawing boos from the audience. Carmella’s attack on Belair after the game felt unnecessary, but it didn’t last or add to the game. Bianca Belair (c) defeated. Carmella via pinfall to retain her Raw Women’s Championship. Grade B

US Championship – Theory (c) vs. Bobby Lashley: The audience was firmly in Lashley’s corner and erupted in countless “Lashley” chants. Theory featured his usual sleazy self that drew ridicule from audiences. Lashley’s power points included an impressive catch in a military press and Theory’s catch diving outward. Theory’s movement was fluid and his shots looked very crisp. Theory eventually fell victim to Lashey’s injured lock and was forced to submit. A solid match from both participants. Bobby Lashley defeated. Austin Theory (c) via submission to capture US Championship. Grade B

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match – Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. Asuka vs. Liv Morgan vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Lacey Evans vs. Shotzi: The match suffered from a number of stutters, from an early exchange between Asuka and Lynch to a rough squat spot with Rodriguez. Lynch’s jump off the ladder and Morgan’s jump off the rope to win the match helped even things out. Morgan threw Lynch off the ladder and got the briefcase. The live audience went wild for Morgan’s victory. The right woman absolutely won and it seemed like WWE was poised to pull the trigger on Morgan as World Champion. Liv defeated Morgan. Becky Lynch, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Raquel Rodriguez, Lacey Evans and Shotzi win the Women’s Money in the Bank Briefcase. Grade B

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