WWE MONEY IN THE BANK 2011
Results by Matt Boone for WrestleZone.com
WWE Money In The Bank PPV Opener:
The video package airs to open the show. From there we shoot live in the arena, pyro explodes and Michael Cole welcomes us to tonight’s pay-per view event: Money In The Bank 2011. Live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Cole is joined by Booker T and Jerry Lawler on commentary. We’re going to kick things off with the SmackDown Money In The Bank ladder match.
SmackDown Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Sin Cara, Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Sheamus, Cody Rhodes, Heath Slater, Daniel Bryan and Kane come out (in that order) to kick this pay-per view off with the SmackDown Money In The Bank ladder match. All the guys battle as soon as the bell rings. When the smoke clears, it’s Kane, Wade Barrett and Sheamus left in the ring. Kane double-clotheslines them both over the top and then grabs a ladder. Lots of early dropkicks into the ladder before Slater ultimately ends up bringing the ladder into the ring. Gabriel ends up on the ladder but Daniel Bryan dropkicks him off. Rhodes sets the ladder up and begins his climb. Sheamus pulls him down. Several guys do over-the-top dive spots onto the floor, culminating with Sin Cara coming off the top and landing on Sheamus on the floor. We get replays of all those spots. Crowd in Chi-Town is hot so far tonight. Sin Cara and Daniel Bryan do a huge flip spot off the top rope. Crowd dug that. Barrett sets up a ladder-bridge, draping the ladder across the spanish announce table and the ring apron. Sheamus powerbombs Sin Cara through the bridge-ladder. Ouch! Crowd pops big for that spot. Replays, announcers with somber voices, EMTs/paramedics are out, etc. The action resumes on the other side of the ring with Sheamus knocking everyone down with a ladder. Sin Cara is shown being stretchered to the back. The second of two random “CM Punk” chants breaks out during this match. Chicago is going to love him later tonight! Barrett tells Slater and Gabriel to let him climb up and win. They do at first, but eventually pull him down and beat him up, before throwing him out to the floor and arguing with each other as to who’s going to climb and win. Rhodes hits the Cross-Rhodes on Slater. Now he’s starting his climb. Barrett is in to stop him, and he does. Rhodes now hits Cross-Rhodes on Barrett. He starts to climb again. Now Sheamus is in to stop him. And he does. Sheamus now begins his climb. Daniel Bryan is in to stop him. Sheamus holds Bryan up and Kane comes off the top with a clothesline, Legion Of Doom style. Sheamus wedges a ladder between the ring ropes and another ladder that is set up long-ways. Kane chokeslams Rhodes. Kane chokeslams Gabriel. Kane and Bryan fight on the ladder. Bryan knocks Kane out of the ring. Slater and Bryan are on the ladder. They both come crashing down to the mat, hard. Crowd is way into this match so far. Sheamus hits his big kick finisher on several guys, leaving everyone laying. There’s ladders set up everywhere now, as Sheamus lays a ladder sideways across the top rope in one of the corners. Sheamus and Kane battle on top of the ladder. Kane chokeslams Sheamus onto the bridge ladder set-up. Ouch. Big-time ouch. Let me say that one more time. OUCH! Everyone is ganging up on Kane in the ring now. Barrett hits the Waste-land on Kane. Gabriel hits a 450 splash off the ladder that was laying sideways across the top rope. Jesus that was crazy. Everyone is hitting their finisher. Feels like we’re coming towards the finish of this one. Barrett, Bryan and Rhodes are all on top of one ladder. Rhodes is knocked off. Bryan and Barrett are fighting. Barrett is going for Waste-land off the top of the ladder. Bryan is fighting out of it. Bryan kicks Barrett off the ladder. Bryan is going up for the briefcase and the crowd is hot. Bryan gets it and he wins! Wow!
Winner: Daniel Bryan
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