WWE Money In The Bank: John Cena’s ‘heartfelt speech’ after MITB went off air


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What time is the Money in the Bank 2021?

The main card of the WWE Money In The Bank live steam is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT today (Sunday, July 18). aps.orgWWE MONEY IN THE BANK 2021: FULL MATCH CARD, START TIME, LIVE STREAM

How can I watch money in the bank?

Watch Money in the Bank Streaming Online | Peacock. peacocktv.comWatch Money in the Bank Streaming Online

Did Edge win money in the bank?

Edge won the inaugural match and held the contract until New Year's Revolution in January 2006. There, he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract against WWE Champion John Cena, who had just successfully defended the title in an Elimination Chamber match. wikipedia.orgwomen's Money in the Bank ladder match

Monday night's edition of WWE Raw was a night of surprises and odd decisions before the show closed with a successful Money in the Bank cash-in by Nikki A.S.H. as she pinned Charlotte Flair to end the night as Raw women's champion.

In addition to the shocking finish to the show, Bill Goldberg returned to WWE, issuing an informal challenge to WWE champion Bobby Lashley. Plus, NXT champion Karrion Kross made his Raw debut, losing to Jeff Hardy in one of the night's stranger moments. Keith Lee also made a surprise return after being out of action since January, losing to Lashley before Goldberg's arrival.

CBS Sports was with you all night with recaps and highlights of all the action from the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Charlotte Flair was out for an in-ring promo to celebrate her Raw women's title win over Rhea Ripley at Money in the Bank. Ripley came to the ring after Flair said she could beat her any night of the week. Ripley then challenged Flair to prove it and face her in a championship rematch later in the night. This eventually brought out Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville, with the duo making the match official for the main event, at which point Flair kicked Ripley in the same knee she'd injured the previous night.

Raw Women's Championship -- Rhea Ripley def. Charlotte Flair (c) via disqualification. Midway through the match, Flair took Ripley to the outside, hitting a chop block to again impact Ripley's knee. Ripley managed to fight back before locking in a figure-four to nearly score a submission before Flair was able to reverse the hold. Ripley hit Riptide, but Flair managed to get her foot on the bottom rope to break the pin. Flair then rolled out of the ring, grabbed her belt and tried to walk to the back. Ripley gave chase and Flair hit her with the title belt to force the disqualification, retaining her title in the process.

Raw Women's Championship -- Nikki A.S.H. def. Charlotte Flair (c) via pinfall to win the championship. Ripley and Flair brawled outside the ring before Ripley hit Riptide and Nikki A.S.H.'s music hit for a Money in the Bank cash-in attempt. Nikki went to the top rope and hit a crossbody to score the pinfall and win the championship, celebrating with the fans as the show went off the air.

Bobby Lashley def. Keith Lee via pinfall after a spear. Lashley and MVP came to the ring to say that Kofi Kingston was right that Lashley had lost his edge because of the women and champagne as he lived the good life as champion, but Lashley was now "back to business." Lee answered the open challenge and gave Lashley a bit of a run early before Lashley took over on the outside of the ring before he managed to get the win with the spear.

After the match, Goldberg's music hit and the 54-year-old made the walk to the ring. Goldberg got in Lashley's face before screaming, "I'm next." Lashley tried to get at Goldberg but was held back by MVP.

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WWE Money in the Bank 2021: Reactions & Review

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Anyways, this match was a nice piece of work. I expected more from it considering the level of talent competing in it, though. The shocking near-fall from Rey Mysterio near the match’s end and the final result are what kept it from not being a complete letdown, however. This was good but didn’t really hit that higher tier of a truly memorable PPV matchup. Well, it was a Kickoff Match after all. But my point still stands. I enjoyed this to a certain extent, but it never hit that next level of quality I’ve come to expect from The Usos’ matches.

While it pained my soul to watch a former WWE Champion in Kingston get treated like a 205 Live jobber, I can’t say I wasn’t entertained by the manner in which Lashley tortured him. Lashley played to the crowd as he pulled out his most painful maneuvers and delivered them to his helpless opponent. Now would I have liked to have seen Kingston mount some sort of comeback at some point? Of course! But it just wasn’t meant to be. Lashley destroyed Kingston and did it in an impressive fashion. And to be quite honest, I quite liked it.

In times like this, I get really nostalgic for how good the WWE Network turned out to be once all the kinks got ironed out. I barely had these sorts of streaming issues when the WWE Network was intact here in the United States. I can’t even give this match a proper rating cause I could barely see what was going on. Damn you, Peacock! It’s a shame I had to watch Twitter clips just to see all the cool stuff Ricochet ended up doing here. And Big E won, which is super dope. But once again, Peacock’s streaming issues kept me from truly basking in his emotional win.

But I still have to give props to both men for eventually making me care about the war. Edge’s comeback added some much-needed fire to the whole proceeding. And we got a slew of cool spots that mostly took place on the outside. After the ref bump took place, this match got even crazier and produced some crazy moments with The Usos, The Mysterios, and Seth Rollins. The repeated interference from Rollins was definitely a bit much, but it made sense since Edge and Rollins are obviously going head to head at SummerSlam. This match was cool at points, but its slow start and overabundance of Rollins kept me from giving it a higher grade. And speaking of SummerSlam, it looks like Roman Reigns vs. John Cena is a go!

From all the clips I watched on Twitter, the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match!

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John Cena returns to Raw to set up Roman Reigns match at SummerSlam

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He made clear that he came back for the Universal championship, and he wants the match to happen at SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 21, 2021. Why does he want that?

They didn’t actually allow him to say that so early in the evening on cable television but for those who missed it, the crowd chanted it just after.

Then he started using plenty of shoot terms, saying Reigns is overprotected and isn’t nearly over as much as he seems to think he is.

We’re off to a good start on this one. We’ll get the next chapter on Friday Night SmackDown this week, as Cena announced he will be on that show too.

Get complete Raw results and coverage of this week’s show here.

Pat McAfee Revealed What Surprised Him The Most About John Cena's Return | FOX Sports Radio

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During his daily radio andYouTubeprogram, The Pat McAfee Show, the former NFL All-Pro punter said he was just as surprised as fans while calling Cena's appearance during the Money in the Bank pay-per-view live broadcast Sunday night.

McAfee said he heard rumblings of a big appearance -- as numerous reports indicated -- but was kept out of the loop, adding that "allegedly, all day there was a lot tighter lips around every situation" and that there were "like maybe four people that knew what was happening."

The lifelong wrestling fan said he's purposely kept out of production meetings prior to calling events as it helps him display a more genuine excitement during live broadcasts, as shown through his call of Cena's return.

"I rarely know what potentially is gonna happen in the grand scheme, like I know next to nothing going in there and that's by design, by the way. I don't think I'm good enough to know what's going to happen and also have a genuine reaction, cause I think that's a tough balance," McAfee said.

McAfee added that veteran play-by-play man Michael Cole and WWE executive Paul 'Triple H' Levesque both expect him to provide a fan's perspective to the broadcast and keep him "out of the loop for almost everything."

The former punter said he was aware of reports that Cena -- among several other big-name superstars -- was expected to return, but hearing the F9 star's theme song was the first indication that he knew it was happening.

McAfee also acknowledged his on-air reference of Cena's "you can't see me" line both after Sunday's live broadcast and during his radio show Monday, excitedly and confusingly shouting, "where" after Cole screamed "Cena's here" as the wrestler clearly stood front and center of the live shot.

Cena made a surprise appearance at the end of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view following WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns' victory over WWE Hall of Famer Edge in the show's main event.

Cena, who has typically gotten a mixed reaction from WWE crowds during the past decade, returned to thunderous cheers when his music hit the speakers at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, as the live broadcast went off-air.

WWE shared footage of Cena addressing the Fort Worth crowd and acknowledging its uncharacteristic excitement after its broadcast concluded.

"It's so weird because I'm used to you guys telling me how much I suck, man this feels pretty good," Cena said, smiling as the crowd responded with more cheers. "I see this dude's sign over here, it says, 'If Cena shows up, we cheer,' is this like Bizarro World? What's going on?"

Cena was expected to return in the coming days to build up an angle with Reigns for the main event match at SummerSlam next month, according to multiple reports.

"Tonight I just wanted to come out here and let Roman Reigns know that I was back and I certainly wanted to come out here to let all of you that I'm back," Cena told the crowd. "And I promise you this is not a one night only, but what's special to me is that this is the first night. As always, I want to thank all the WWE superstars for putting their lives and their bodies on the line to entertain all of you, but most importantly, I missed you guys.

"I really...I really really missed you guys, so as much as I'm thankful and grateful for them, man, I love you guys and I really really missed you and thank you so much for being here tonight and making this moment special to me and special to everybody in here."

Cena also announced he would be kicking off Monday's episode of RAW to tell his "motivation" for returning in a video shared on WWE's official Twitter account.

Roman Reigns Is Best in the World, More Hot Takes from WWE Money in the Bank

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Big E on winning Money in the Bank briefcase, John Cena pop, possibly cashing in on Roman Reigns | DAZN News Philippines

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DAZN: Where's the (Money in the Bank) briefcase?

Big E: I just got in my house like half an hour ago. It's sitting on my floor next to my TV. I got to figure out where to put it, but that's where it is now. 

DAZN: Fans are going to be disappointed you aren’t going to be on Raw now.

BE: I could catch a jet now. It’s not that difficult. I am currently at home, but it's a two-hour flight. You never know. 

It’s the John Cena show tonight. So I am intrigued, though. This is the first Raw back with a live crowd. That Cena pop. Can I be a bit of a mark right here for a second? That Cena pop was one of the loudest I can remember.

There are moments where you know something's gonna come. So you kind of stick your head out, and you can kind of see the fans. I wish I had known, but I was back doing interviews and whatnot afterwards. But I watched it back. It was the loudest pop, and I said for a while was when Dolph (Ziggler) won Money in the Bank. But I was at ringside. This one might be the loudest pop I've ever heard since I've been here. They were very excited for John.

DAZN: You winning Money in the Bank, just because of the crowd's reaction and the story of you, was Sunday night the biggest night of your career so far? 

BE: I tell my close friends I hate making lists or ranking things because I'll make a declaration now, and I'll change my mind in two minutes. When I was thinking about it, I definitely said top five. But even that felt pretty conservative. I’ve done so many incredible things as a trio, obviously with The New Day, but man, that might be (number) one. It's close. If it's not number one, it's in contention for number one.

I tell people, being Mr. Money in the Bank is incredible. But if we did that with no crowd, it's very cool, but it doesn't feel nearly the same. It's not the same. What I remember 20, 30 years from now, is just the moment of hitting the Big Ending off the ladder. That crazy powerbomb onto the ladder from Seth (Rollins) to KO (Kevin Owens). Then it feels like Seth is about to win. But I felt like as soon as I started to get up on my feet and slide in, from then until the end of the segment till they got me out of there, it's a kind of drug, a kind of high that is unmatched.

I hope everyone gets to experience that, not necessarily in pro wrestling if you're not a pro wrestler, but whatever it is in your field, whatever it is that gives you that kind of feeling. It's incredible and that's why we do it. We were doing the best we could in the Thunderdome era. I think I forgot how incredible it is to be in front of fans because it's night and day. I almost felt like we were doing something different. We were like, this is now pro wrestling, and what we were doing before was something like a cousin to pro wrestling. It sounds corny, it sounds cliche, but I think pro wrestling needs fans more than any other industry live. 

DAZN: You did a video on Tik Tok as WWE is doing a ring announcer contest, and the winners will be flown out to SummerSlam. You have a ring announcers voice. I say the contest should be over, and you should be the winner. 

BE: (Laughs) I didn't even consider that. I never thought of actually entering myself. But now the cool thing is, I'm not cool. I'm in my mid-30s. Now, so Tik Tok for me is very foreign, but I am told it's very in vogue. The beautiful thing is we're using newer technology, newer platforms to bring people in. I'm excited to see the feedback. We get to see how many people reach out. That's the beautiful thing with green announcers is I've seen people who are former gymnasts or people who come from all walks of life to do something like this. So I'm excited to see how that shakes out and to see everyone at SummerSlam for that.

DAZN: I was glad to see this initiative come through with OurHeroesRock.org. You guys exceeded in terms of getting the money raised through Kickstarter. What is the status right now of the first short film?

BE: It's going really well. Right now, we're just in the production stage. Andreas (Hale) is our mutual friend, and we talk daily. So right now, we have a song that we can't put out, but we love it. (Musical artist) Rhapsody sent her stuff in. Eric produced a beat that we love. I think we're pretty much done with our fine-tuning of the song. Jonathan Davenport is our third partner, another friend of mine. That's the beautiful thing for me is getting to work with my friends, who aren't just like, ‘Oh, these are my friends, and they’re schlubs’. But they're incredibly talented. Johnny wrote a script that we also love. So essentially, we're just at the stage now where we're pretty close to sending our stuff off to the animators and doing some storyboarding.

But it's been really cool for me, even though a lot of the stuff I'm not actually doing, but we're kind of challenging ourselves in a different way. I couldn't ask for better partners. We have so much fun working together. I'm often reminded of the beginnings of The New Day with those guys because of our bond, the way we communicate, the way we work together has been really incredible. We all feel the very same about what we want this to be. The vision we have for this is telling stories. There's so many stories of black communities or black people, activists, authors, artists, so many stories. We all talked about the fact that the three of us, we didn't learn until maybe late in high school or college or didn't learn until later in adulthood. Our hope is that we can teach young people in a very engaging way. That's why we use hip-hop.

We didn't just find any old rapper. We found Rhapsody, two time Grammy nominee if you're a hip-hop head at all. Rhapsody is incredible. She’s one of the best rappers, one of the best artists on this planet. She's incredible. We have Eric, who's (an) incredible producer too in his own right. We're really excited about it. We're hoping to make this short film to put it out in the next few months. Hopefully, this doesn't die here for us. In our minds, we want a series so we can tell more of these stories. 

DAZN: As soon as you won, people started speculating on who you’ll cash in the briefcase on. Many people bring up Bobby Lashley because of his feud with Kofi (Kingston) and (Xavier) Woods, wanting to see you in the main event spot and the significance of two African-American men battling for the WWE Championship. What would it mean to you to face Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship?

BE: I think it really does have a lot of significance. I think that's a great point. As far as you know, two black men competing for that title is incredible. I think it also means more to me because I think Bobby has done an incredible job elevating himself. I think seeing him with the Hurt Business with MVP; he's a guy who you knew had what it took but wasn't there. I think back to the stuff with him and Sami (Zayn). When you watch that program, you don't think future world champion. He was in that doldrum of sorts. I think this last year when I watch him, he looks like ‘The Guy’ to me. He looks like a star. He moves like a star. He performs like a star. I think he's incredibly talented. It's odd to think at 45 that he's really hitting his stride.

DAZN: I have a place where you can cash in that briefcase. There's a big stadium that you're going to be at on August 21 (called) Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. So if you do decide to cash it in, who would you rather cash it in against? Bobby Lashley or against whoever he's going to face at SummerSlam, Roman Reigns, or your good buddy John Cena?

BE: Those are all great options. I feel Roman’s the guy though. Roman’s the guy in the industry, and if you want to be remembered, if you want to do something cool, something special, that's a great way to do it. Roman’s on a tear. This is one of the best runs I can remember. I feel like he's definitely hitting his stride in a way that he hasn't before. You can look at the entire scope of the rest of the industry, and you can determine who you think is the number one guy, who you think is the best, who should be at the very top. I think it's not that difficult to make an argument for Roman being number one across all brands, across all boards. Beating him means that whoever beats him for that title, it's going to be memorable. It's going to mean something, and why not me?

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WWE Money in the Bank Results for July 18, 2021: Full Analysis

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Another night for WWE where it was going to feel special as this is the first PPV since WrestleMania with fans in attendance. The Money in the Bank pay-per-view has become one of the most must-see shows of WWE’s entire calendar and it proved to be that tonight. With a surprise to kick off the show, we knew we were in for something special.

Here at the WWE Money in the Bank results along with analysis and match ratings.

Kickoff — SmackDown Tag Team Championships: Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. The Usos

— Money in the Bank: Zelina Vega vs. Asuka vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki A.S.H. vs. Liv Morgan vs. Natalya vs. Tamina

— Raw Tag Team Championships: AJ Styles & Omos vs. The Viking Raiders

— WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Kofi Kingston

— Raw Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair

— Money in the Bank: Kevin Owens vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Riddle vs. Ricochet vs. John Morrison vs. Big E vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Seth Rollins

Winner: Big E

— Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge

John Cena returns

Money in the Bank received what was originally supposed to be the main event of WrestleMania. Edge, determined more than ever before, made it his mission to get the Universal Championship and show that Roman Reigns could be beaten. Well, if the first 15 minutes or so were any indication, all of Edge’s attacks on “The Tribal Chief” did nothing more than enrage him. Reigns was dominating and making Edge look more like a washed-up legend rather than the man who won the Royal Rumble from No. 1 earlier in the year. Every single time Edge tried to pour on, it was Reigns who pushed that away and came back. But as Edge can do, he managed to take advantage when Reigns doubled down too much.

On the outside of the ring, Reigns stormed Edge, who was leaning on the barricade. Edge moved and Reigns went storming through. This is when “The Rated R Superstar” went on the attack and we got a number of incredible near falls in the process. The match would break down in the end as Reigns would hit Edge with a Superman Punch, leading to the referee being taken out in the process. The Usos tried to get involved but were stopped by the Mysterio’s, allowing Edge to lock on the Crossface with a steel chair bar in the mouth of Reigns. Seth Rollins would finally make his presence felt though as he would Superkick Edge and be the eventual downfall of the challenger. He would double down again, running back out to the ring to distract Edge and allow Reigns to hit the Spear for the win.

As you could imagine, Reigns and Edge told a story that featured the dominant champion nearly being overcome by the resilient veteran just for him to be screwed in the end. Edge has not had a bad match since returning to the company, showing that the Hall of Fame form is still in there. While this may have been slow to some, it built on this beautifully impressive pace and storytelling-based match that Reigns has developed since returning at SummerSlam last year.

It was special and the ending of the show was that much better as Reigns will continue his path of taking out some of the best in the history of WWE.

🎺🎺🎺 🎺@JohnCena is BACK!!! 🤯 #MITB pic.twitter.com/QsXF8OxDr2

— WWE (@WWE) July 19, 2021

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