2022 WWE Money in the Bank results, grades: Liv Morgan cashes in on Ronda Rousey, wins SmackDown women’s title Liv Morgan can finally proclaim to be a world champion. Morgan and the WWE universe celebrated her successful capture of the Money in the Bank briefcase on Saturday night. The energy only escalated when she successfully cashed in on Ronda Rousey to claim the SmackDown women’s championship.
Fans have long desired to see Morgan’s ascent into the main event. Meanwhile on the men’s side, none of the advertised superstars for the main event claimed the briefcase as that honor went to a surprise entrant.
2022 Money in the Bank
Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins vs. Riddle vs. Sami Zayn vs. Madcap Moss vs. Sheamus vs. Omos vs. Theory: Theory was a late addition to the match announced by authority figure Adam Pearce. Zayn took some serious abuse early as Moss tossed and slammed him into various ladders. Riddle was a madman throughout.
A match highlight saw the ultimate bro land a Floating Bro off a ladder onto his opponents. Omos ran over the competition for a moment, but his size eventually got the better of him. The remainder of the field teamed up, hoisted him high and drove him through the announcer’s table. Riddle removed Rollins from the equation with a Super RKO off the ladders. The victory was nearly his, but Theory swooped in at the last moment and captured the briefcase. The competitors put their bodies on the lines with a number of big spots. It was a chaotic match with a number of credible contenders. It probably won’t go down as the greatest Money in the Bank ladder match, but it was lots of fun.
SmackDown women’s championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Liv Morgan: Morgan did not wait long to cash in her Money in the Bank briefcase. Rousey was noticeably limping during and after her successful title defense against Natalya. The crowd popped as Morgan’s music hit and the ringside announcer confirmed that she was cashing her briefcase. Rousey snatched an extended ankle lock that had fans questioning if WWE were about to spoil Morgan’s big moment. Morgan eventually countered into a schoolboy roll-up for the three count. The crowd roared with delight as Morgan’s crowning moment came to fruition. The execution of the roll-up was messy, but who cares? This was a feel-good moment; sometimes that is all pro wrestling is about. The Las Vegas crowd chanted “you deserve it” as Morgan hoisted her world title high.
Money in the Bank’s (scheduled) penultimate match was a mixed bag. The chain wrestling exchanges went well enough, but there were a number of glaring issues with the match. Natalya’s striking offense had little sting and Rousey over-sold on a few occasions. Most notably, Rousey hurled herself out of the ring with barely any contribution from Natalya. The exchange of submission holds at the end was a nice touch with Rousey finally securing her trademark armbar.
His front flip dive to the outside was stellar and his 360 enziguri kick was absurd for a man of his size. The match was oozing with charisma. Ford repeatedly telling The Usos to “suck it” from the top rope drew a massive reaction from the fans. Jimmy and Jey were at their gritty, braggadocious best.
Both teams thumped with loud, believable strikes. The rest period in the middle of the match dragged too long, but the drama and intensity of the match’s back-half fully made up for it. The live audience was red hot for both teams’ near falls. Ford did — as he often does — steal the show by landing a front dive over the corner post to the outside. The Usos secured their title after disposing of Dawkins outside and planting Ford with the 1-D.