Friday, August 12

Money In The Back 2022 Results, Review, And Match Updates

This year’s Money in the Bank has come to a close. There were plenty of surprising moments, including Liv Morgan not only winning the women’s MITB match but successfully cashing in later that night on Ronda Rousey. That’s right, Liv is the new Smackdown Women’s Champion. Check out all the results for the PPV below, along with a review of the show.

This year’s MITB PPV took place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Outside of the two ladder matches, there were numerous championship matches, with the Undisputed Championship being noticeably absent. Don’t worry though, that will be defended at Summerslam at the end of the month.

On top of the two MITB matches, there were four championship matches on the card, with the most anticipated was Ronda Rousey defending her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Natalya. Additionally, Bobby Lashley and Theory stopped posing and started fighting for the United States Championship. The full list of MITB matches are listed below.

If you want to watch a replay of Money in the Bank, you’ll need the streaming service Peacock . While the streaming service does have a free tier, you will not be able to watch the WWE event through that. You’ll need a Premium ($5 a month, with ads) or Premium Plus Peacock ($10 a month, no ads) account. Regardless of which tier you choose, there will be a few WWE-related ads throughout the show.

There are multiple ways to watch the Peacock streaming service. In addition to mobile devices and on the PC, you can stream the service on Amazon Fire devices, Android TV, Apple TV, LG Smart TVs, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xfinity, and more.

Check out the MITB match card:

  • Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Carmella
  • Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
  • SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Natalya
  • Men’s 2022 Money in the Bank Ladder Match
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The Street Profits
  • United States Champion Theory vs. Bobby Lashley

If you want to listen to some predictions for each match, then check out GameSpot’s wrestling podcast Wrestle Buddies. On this week’s episode, Mat predicts the outcome for each match for the WWE event, and also discusses attending AEW’s Forbidden Door at the United Center in Chicago.

Kickoff Show

  • Changes to card and other notes will be listed below.

When the Kickoff Show begins, there will be a link to the video below.

There were no matches during the Kickoff Show. However, we did get to see all the video packages we’ll be seeing the rest of the night.

Main Card

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Women’s Money in the Bank match

Liv Morgan wins.

Mat: Hi. I’m alone. Chris is sick. You know what else is sick? Becky Lynch’s entrance outfit. Are those glasses functional? Who even cares. Partway through the match, I’ve come to the conclusion that the ladders are cursed. Between a few rough spots and mishaps, it’s apparent the ladders are out to get these wrestlers. We’re at a point where we’ve seen a lot of what opponents can do in these matches, so it’s hard to find new spots that really wow the crowd. We got a few cool moments–like Liv’s sunset flip powerbomb on Lacey from the ladder–and it was a fun bout, but nothing really wowed me here. I loved seeing Asuka and Lynch go at it, but the match felt a little lacking. Anyway, Liv got a well-deserved win. It’s time to see what she can do in the upper-echelon of the women’s division. The icing on the cake for the match was seeing Lynch unhinged at the end after not winning.

7/10

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United States Champion Theory vs. Bobby Lashley

Lashley wins by submission.

Mat: It’s wild to me that during Bobby Lashley’s entrance, he isn’t holding a tiny golden statue of himself that he gives to a young fan in the crowd. You can call it “The Golden Bobby.” WWE, I have plenty of other great ideas if you want them. It’s great to see Lashley in a PPV match that’s not against Omos, so Lashley can show off that he’s a great powerhouse wrestler. He’s a lot of fun to watch, especially as a babyface. Lashley winning here was a smart move. I’d love to see these two have a rematch at Summerslam. They have good in-ring chemistry.

7.5/10

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Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Carmella

Belair wins by pin.

Any time Corey Graves talks about Carmella, I laugh a whole lot. He talks about how beautiful he thinks she is a lot, and it’s so amusing to me. Did you know they’re a couple? Of course you did. We all did. Carmella herself is a fantastic heel. She fits the sneaky/cocky persona exceptionally well, and while this match was a bit short, it was better than I thought it would be, primarily because of Carmella really leaning into that persona. Belair is always great, but I underestimated Carmella coming into this match, and I’m a dumb-dumb because of that. The post-match attack by Carmella makes it seem like we’ll be getting a rematch at Summerslam, which will be a lot of fun.

7/10

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Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The Street Profits

The Usos win by pin.

Mat: This is my main event, the match I’m most excited for. These are two fantastic tag teams that are going to put on a show. The four put on some great, memorable spots, like Dawkins being suplexed into the ringpost outside or Ford being superkicked while coming off the top rope. Somehow, this exceeds the already super high expectations I had for this one. This was a showcase for all four men, especially Ford. It’s telling a fantastic story of these men who are hungry for titles taking on one of WWE greatest tag teams of all time. It is easily the match of the night so far and one of the best tag team matches of the year, even if there was a tiny bit of awkwardness for the finish.

9.5/10

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SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Natalya

Rousey wins by submission.

Mat: Natalya pulled off the biggest heel move on her way to the ring: she gave a young fan some sunglasses. No matter how great this match is, it’s following a banger, and it’s an uphill battle to keep the crowd–and people at home–engaged. What this duo delivered was a technical battle with back and forth submissions and reversals. Rousey putting Natalya in the Sharpshooter and doing Shawn Michaels’ patented flex as the icing on the cake. This battle was against each other. It was against the audience, and the duo eventually won over the crowd. Rousey winning made sense here.

7/10

Liv Morgan vs. Ronda Rousey

Liv Morgan wins by pin.

Then, Liv cashed in her MITB contract, and it felt a little too soon, and the match seemed like it was going to end real quickly with Rousey getting the submission. However, Liv somehow made it out on top. It’s a great moment for Liv and for the fans. I’m not rating this match though as it was a real quick one.

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Men’s Money in the Bank match

Theory wins.

Mat: The match is kicked off with Adam Pierce adding Theory, who lost the United States Championship earlier in the evening. So right off the bat, there’s a couple interesting storylines: the boss looking out for Theory, McIntyre on his quest to regain the title, and Sami Zayn wanting to “sit on” the contract for a year. And every fiber in my being wants Zayn to win.

This match was a rollercoaster ride, but just the downhill parts in the best way possible. That Super RKO on Rollins was a huge moment, as well was everyone–except Theory–slamming Omos through the announcer’s table. Of course, Theory got the win, and that makes sense, with him needed to move up to the next step in WWE–although I’d love another Theory/Lashley match. Anyway, this was a great MITB match.

8/10

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