Shocks at WWE Money In The Bank

WWE’s Money In The Bank saw a briefcase cashed in and title change hands on a shocking night in Chicago.

Alexa Bliss became a five-time WWE women’s champion on a dramatic night live on Sky Sports Box Office.

For the second year in a row, Becky Lynch was denied the briefcase in the ladder match, although on this occasion there was no James Ellsworth to cost her.

Instead, Lynch did not have the ladder close enough to unhook the briefcase and Bliss tipped her off before climbing up to take the prize herself.

Two hours and eight seconds later she cashed in the briefcase, interrupting Nia Jax’s defence against Ronda Rousey.

Another excellent showing by Rousey came to an end when Bliss struck her with the briefcase – causing that match to end in a disqualification win for the former UFC champion – and immediately cash in her contract.

A DDT and a copybook Twisted Bliss later, and Bliss was celebrating her fifth women’s title and a return to the top of the Raw summit.

The men’s ladder match also saw a winner from Raw, with Braun Strowman collecting the briefcase after another chaotic match.

The Monster Among Men will now go on to challenge Universal champion Brock Lesnar at a future date, potentially at SummerSlam.

AJ Styles retained the WWE title after a punishing victory over Shinsuke Nakamura in a superb last man standing match.

The hard-hitting contest saw both men put their bodies on the line and reached a brutal conclusion when Styles hit a Phenomenal Forearm from the ring onto Nakamura and through a commentary table.

Carmella kept her SmackDown women’s title as Ellsworth was again influential on a women’s match at Money In The Bank.

He appeared at ringside dressed as Asuka and the distraction was enough for the champion to sink Asuka with a kick and pick up the victory.

Seth Rollins retained his Intercontinental title in a very good match against Elias but his victory was a somewhat tainted one.

Elias was on top when Rollins rolled him up for a pin to clinch the victory – but he had a handful of his opponent’s belt as the three-count came down.

The opening match of the night saw Daniel Bryan force Big Cass to tap out to a Heel Hook after he had overcome a clear size disadvantage to isolate and take out the big man’s knee, and Bobby Lashley collected a comfortable win over Sami Zayn with a single-armed delayed vertical suplex.

Roman Reigns defeated Jinder Mahal with a Spear after overcoming the distracting presence of Sunil Singh at ringside.

On the pre-show, the Bludgeon Brothers defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to remain SmackDown tag team champions.

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