The New Day kicked off this year’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view by successfully defending the SmackDown Tag Team Championships in a fatal four-way match. The Lucha House Party, Miz, and John Morrison and The Forgotten Sons made up the numbers in the match and at one point it appeared that Miz and Morrison could be about to regain the Championships that they only recently lost, but this wasn’t the case.
The end came when Gran Metalik fell victim to The Big Ending, which means that The New Day walk out as Champions, and they continue to wait for Xavier Woods to make his return.
Interestingly, The New Day were not the only Champions to retain their Championships since Bayley was then able to pick up the win over perhaps her toughest challenge to date, Tamina. The Samoan star fell victim to interference from Sasha Banks, despite being a three-count away from lifting her first Women’s Championship.
Tamina was shockingly on top for most of the match, but after hitting a Samoan Drop, she was distracted by Banks which was enough for Bayley to then reverse her Samoan Drop attempt into a roll-up to retain her Championship.
Bayley will now be watching the upcoming Women’s Contract ladder match quite closely since her next challenger could be revealed.
The show has also seen Jeff Hardy pick up the victory over Cesaro but Sheamus wasn’t anywhere to be seen, while MVP stepped aside to allow Bobby Lashley to take on R-Truth.
Originally it was announced that MVP would go one-on-one with Truth, but after a humorous segment, Lashley made his way to the ring and gave MVP the night off. The Almighty mentioned a few weeks ago that he was in the market for a new manager and it appears that MVP could be available.