We are in Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves.
General Manager Paige makes her way to the ring.
Paige welcomes everyone to Smackdown. She says we saw the first co-branded pay per view and she says it was a smashing success. We witnessed the first singles victory from the returning Daniel Bryan. She mentions Carmella's victory over Charlotte Flair. She also mentions the WWE Title situation.
Paige says their match was on its way to becoming an instant classic until they got into a low blow confrontation that neither man could recover from. Paige says she did not see that happening when she made the No Disqualification stipulation. We will hear from both men tonight.
Paige mentions that there will be two ladder matches at Money in the Bank. One for the men and one for the women. Paige says she needs the best that Smackdown has to offer so they can bring the briefcase back to this brand. There will be qualifying matches starting . . . NOW.
They lock up and Hardy with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Miz with a waist lock. Hardy with a standing switch. Miz with a wrist lock. Hardy with a shoulder tackle and near fall. Miz rolls to the floor and Hardy follows. Jeff with Poetry in Motion off the ring steps. Hardy rolls Miz back into the ring and he goes up top but Miz goes to the opposite side of the ring.
We are back and Hardy with arm drags into an arm bar. Miz with an arm drag but Hardy rolls through with an arm bar. Miz with punches. Hardy with a kick and he goes for a sit out jaw breaker but Miz with a knee and he gets a near fall. Miz with a knee to the back and a reverse chin lock. Hardy with elbows and Miz goes for Reality Check and hits it. Miz gets a near fall. Miz stretches Hardy and Hardy with elbows. Miz lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Hardy with elbows but Miz sends Hardy to the floor. Miz misses a baseball slide through the ropes. Miz crotches Hardy on the ringside barrier.
Miz misses clotheslines when Hardy ducks. Hardy with a head butt and clothesline off the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Hardy with punches and a kick. Hardy with a running forearm and reverse atomic drop. Hardy with a leg drop to the midsection followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Hardy with a kick and Miz avoids the Twist of Fate. Miz goes for a backslide but Hardy blocks it. Hardy gets to his feet and he kicks Miz and hits a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top for the Swanton and Miz rolls to the apron. Hardy misses a shoulder and Miz with a kick and neck breaker in the ropes.
Side russian legsweep by Miz. Miz with a sleeper on Hardy and Jeff creates separation going to the second rope and he connects with Whisper In The Wind. Twist Of Fate countered but Miz is sent over the ropes to the apron and Jeff hangs Miz out on the top rope and a kick sends miz crashing to the floor. Jeff flies over the ropes taking Miz out
Miz is sent back into the ring. Hardy goes to the top rope but Miz cuts him off. Powerbomb by Jeff, Twist Of Fate countered. Miz with an SCF but Jeff sends Miz into the ropes. Jeff with the Hardiac Arrest and Jeff hits the Twist Of Fate. Hardy up to the top rope swanton bomb and only a 2 count as Miz with a pin reversal for the three count sending Miz joining Finn Balor and braun Strowman at Money In The Bank
The winner of the match: The Miz
Miz qualifies for Money In The Bank
Backstage: The Bar are arguing over Sheamus' loss to Xavier Woods last week. Cesaro says if he had faced Woods he would have beaten him easily and Sheamus says well how about tonight Cesaro faces Woods and let's see if if he can do better and Cesaro says no one makes a fool of The Bar two weeks in a row. Cesaro goes to open his bag and it's full of pancakes. Sheamus laughs and then opens his with the same results they then throw the bags in the air as the pancakes spill out
Tonight: Daniel Bryan vs Rusev
Up Next: Charlotte vs Peyton Royce - Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Royce and Charlotte lock up and Charlotte backs Peyton into the corner. Charlotte with a waistlock takedown. Peyton with an elbow to the mouth. Chop to Peyton and a fallaway slam to Peyton
We're back from commercial and Peyton is in control with a chinlock on Charlotte. Charlotte getting to her feet nails Peyton with a jawbreaker. Peyton sends Charlotte into the ring post and a nearfall on the Queen
Peyton bounces Charlotte's head off the turnbuckle and chokes her out with a boot to the throat. Knee strike to the side and a headbutt. Peyton back to the chinlock.
Irish whip to Charlotte and Charlotte with a kick to the face and she plants Royce on the mat. Right hands blocked by Charlotte as she strikes back with rights of her own. Peyton is whipped into the corner and Charlotte delivers a series of Flair chops.
Clothesline to Peyton. Peyton misses with a boot and a nearfall by Charlotte. Belly to back suplex to Royce and Charlotte looks for the figure four but Billie Kay pulls Royce out of the ring. Charlotte takes Billie Kay out and Peyton with a neckbreaker
Back in the ring, a nearfall on Charlotte. Charlotte with an elbow to the side of the head. Billie Kay with a hairpull from the apron and Peyton with a nearfall off of the distraction
Peyton misses with the kick again and Charlotte with the big boot. Charlotte goes to the top rope and goes for the moonsault but Peyton gets the knees up. Another nearfall. Knee to Charlotte and another nearfall.
Suplex countered. Peyton misses with a right hand and Charlotte with a spear for a nearfall. Figure four countered by Royce. A roll up by Charlotte and Charlotte with the figure eight locked in for the submission
The winner of the match: Charlotte Flair
Charlotte joins Ember Moon in qualifying for Money In The Bank
Backstage: Dasha Fuentes interviewed Daniel Bryan backstage as he was warming up and asked if he was recovered from being attacked by Cass at Backlash after their match. Bryan said that he was good to go tonight in Baltimore, the city where he cashed in and won the World Championship. He said he would continue to prove that the bigger his opponents are, the faster they will tap.
Lots of "We want pancakes" chants. Cesaro used his power to keep Woods off base. Xavier came back with a headscissor takeover. He worked over Cesaro with shots to the mid-section. Cesaro almost flung him into the referee but Xavier stopped himself from hitting the official. Cesaro nailed him from behind and then nailed a gutwrench suplex. Cesaro worked over his arm. Woods tried to fire back and they exchanged chops. Woods nailed a superkick to the knee.
Cesaro caught him charging in and sent him up and over to the apron. Woods came in with a dive, scoring a two count. Cesaro rolled outside to the apron and snapped Woods' throat across the middle rope as he reached for him. Woods came back with a face-first wheelbarrow takedown. He went to the outside and ascended to the top rope,but Sheamus got on the apron. Woods went after him but Cesaro rolled him up, placing his feet on the ropes. Kofi Kingston shoved his feet off and Cesaro only scored a two count.
Woods nailed a shining wizard. He went to the top but Sheamus got on the apron. Big E threw pancakes at him and Kingston knocked him off. Woods walked the ropes and went for a move but was caught with an uppercut in mid-air and pinned.
The winner of the match: Cesaro
Backstage: WWE Champion AJ Styles was interviewed backstage. They noted he wasn't clared to wrestle. Styles admitted he didn't want to fight the way he did at Backlash, using a low blow. He promised that if Nakamura was man enough to get back in the ring with him, he would finish him.
Vignettes: mutilated action figures of different WWE Smackdown stars are shhown before revealing the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers. They said they have their own set of toys and invited everyone to come play with them. They said they were waiting, then destroyed the camera with their mallets.
Backstage. Paige told Sonya Deville she was banned from ringside for the next match.
Lynch was aggressive early. Rose backed off and went to the floor to try and curtail the momentum. Rose nailed a dropkick and a big knee for a two count. She locked in a side headlock. Lynch fought her way out and attempted to cinch in the Disarmher, but Rose made it to the ropes. Lynch nailed an exploder and nailed a leaping forearm in the corner. Rose caught Lynch coming off the ropes and clotheslined her throat across the top rope, then rolled her up for the pin. The announcers pushed it as a big upset.
The winner of the match: Mandy Rose
They showed footage of Daniel Bryan winning the World Championship from Big Show years ago in the same building. They noted that this was the venue where Bryan stepped back into the ring after his father passed away as well, pushing the potential of a feel good moment if he won tonight.
They announced Carmella would have a Royal Mellabration next week in London. Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega will debut as well.
Bryan did a lot of mat work, including trying to set up a bow and arrow, before unloading with several kicks to the chest. Rusev gained control but Bryan ducked him as he charged, pulling down the top rope;. Rusev sailed over to the floor. Bryan went for a dive but was caught by Rusev, then sent into the announcers' table
Rusev working over Bryan in the corner. Rusev was nailed and Bryan nailed his charging dropkicks into the corner. He placed Rusev on the top rope and nailed a rana off the top into the ring. Bryan nailed a series of Yes Kicks. Rusev ducked one and snatched Bryan down to the mat, trying to lock on the Accolade. Bryan escaped but was kicked down for a two count.
Rusev finally locked in the Accolade but Bryan reversed it and went for the Yes Lock, but Rusev made it to the ropes. Bryan began unloading with kicks to his arm. Rusev kicked Bryan hard. Rusev went for a suplex but Bryan landed on his feet and was kicked. Rusev was stunned, but Aiden English pulled him out of the ring before Bryan could nail his running kick. Bryan nailed a dropkick to the outside on both. He nailed English and came off the apron with a knee to Rusev.
Rusev was tossed back into the ring and was hit with a top rope missile dropkick. Bryan set up for a running kick but was nailed in the ribs and hit with the Machka Kick and pinned Bryan to advance
The winner of the match: Rusev
Rusev qualifies for Money In The Bank