It’s time to see who can climb the ladder the fastest, with no one trying to pull them down. It’s time for the 2021 edition of WWE’s Money in the Bank, where Roman Reigns will face Edge for the Universal Championship and Rhea Ripley defends the Raw Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair. Of course, there will also be two matches dedicated to climbing a ladder.
This year’s event will take place at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. What’s important about the latest PPV is that it marks the return of audiences to live WWE events. The era of the Thunderdome is no more, and we will miss you. Of course, the titular ladder-climbing event means the winners of the men’s and women’s matches will get a contract for a championship match, so there is a lot on the line.
If you want to watch MITB, you’ll need to subscribe to Peacock–or WWE Network if you’re outside of the US. While Peacock has a free tier, you’ll need to subscribe to Peacock Premium ($5 a month) or Peacock Premium Plus ($10 a month). The difference between the two is that Premium Plus is not ad-supported. However, both tiers of Peacock play the same stream of the PPV.
- Rey & Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. The Usos (Smackdown Tag Team Championship) [KICKOFF SHOW]
- AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. The Viking Raiders (Raw Tag Team Championship)
- Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (Raw Women’s Championship)
- Men’s Money in the Bank
- Women’s Money in the Bank
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge (Universal Championship)
- Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Kofi Kingston (WWE Championship)
The men’s Money in the Bank match will feature Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre, Matt Riddle, Ricochet, John Morrison, Big E, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Seth Rollins. The women’s will feature Zelina Vega, Asuka, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Nikki A.S.H., Liv Morgan, Natalya, and Tamina.
While you wait for Money in the Bank to begin, why not check out this week’s episode of GameSpot’s professional wrestling podcast Wrestle Buddies? This week, Mat Elfring, Chris E. Hayner, and sophisticated AI program PredictionBot 3000 predict the winners and losers and possible surprises we’ll see at this year’s WWE PPV.
Below, you’ll find live updates and results for Money in the Bank as it airs on Peacock–or on the WWE Network outside of the US. Additionally, there will be some notes for each match as well.
The Kickoff Show starts at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT and will air on Peacock, Twitter, and YouTube.
Notes from the preshow or changes in the match card will be noted here.
GameSpot’s Wrestle Buddies–Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner decided very last minute they’d be reviewing the show.
Rey & Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. The Usos
(Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
The Usos win by pin.
Mat: That pop for the Usos from a live audience when they entered the arena. It made me feel so good. Chris may have hated the Mysterios’ entrance–spoiler alert–but I loved it because it reminded me of the movie Stargate, and I love me some Stargate. I loved hearing the crowd again, and they were ready for anything. This could have been a 20-minute starefest and they would have been all in–and honestly, I would have been as well. But we actually got a fantastic Kickoff Show match to really get the crowd pumped up for the PPV, and that’s what we needed. Plus, The Usos get another title run, which always makes me happy.
Chris: I know WWE has said they’re going to lean further into the weird augmented reality stuff they already use too much, but the Mysterios’ entrance looked terrible. Why do they have a portal? Why were they wearing suits? Why was the whole thing a bad mid-’90s green screen? Yeah, Mat loved it cause it looked like Stargate, but that’s an old movie with questionable visual effects, so I’m not wrong. Anyway, the crowd was hot for this, obviously. Everyone on this should be super over–and who can blame the audience?
This was a well-worked match and easily the best of the Mysterios’ run with the titles. There were some eye-popping moves, a bunch of heel work by the Usos, and the right team won. It was a somewhat short affair, which might be a bigger thing to nitpick if this wasn’t on the kickoff show. All told, this was an exciting way to start the show for those in the arena, as well as those of us watching at home.
Women’s Money in the Bank
Nikki A.S.H. grabs the briefcase.
Review in progress