John Morrison claimed that they only lost their universal championship match to Braun Strowman — when Miz broke a Morrison pin on Strowman — because WWE changed the rules at the last minute, making it so only one of them could win the universal title rather than become co-champions. The duo cited that no other sport changes the rules at the last minute, and they also had to worry about Otis cashing in the Money in the Bank contract at any point. Moments after Rose was in the chair for her interview, Miz and Morrison invited Sonya Deville to the ring. Deville said she was sick of watching Rose get on TV night after night while she has to sit in the back in catering. Deville said Rose does nothing with her opportunities — not winning matches and just making out with Otis by a pool. Rose said that Deville is just mad because she’s all alone, which prompted Deville to say the only difference between them is Rose’s looks which lead to her receiving unfair opportunities. Deville said she was going to rip Rose apart until her outside is as ugly as she is inside. The two then broke down into a brawl before Deville pulled Miz in front of her and ran. Miz smiled at her and Rose slapped him before leaving. Deville has developed into one of the most consistent promos on the entire roster and was great here again.
An irate Corbin charged at Otis to get the match going, taking the fight to Mr. Money in the Bank and the action over with a ringside assault. Mid-match, after Otis had begun his comeback, Corbin went to ringside and grabbed the crown Otis had stolen earlier backstage. He then grabbed a steel chair and used it on Otis, drawing the disqualification. The move didn’t get Corbin off the hook, however, as Otis laid him out in the ring and hit the Caterpillar before celebrating in the ring with Rose. Keeping Otis on TV is important given his status as the briefcase holder, but WWE could have just given him the clean win here since Corbin ended up on the losing end of everything anyway
Mandy Rose appeared on the ‘Tron to provide a distraction, causing Deville to turn into a Woman’s Right from Evans for the pin. Evans and Deville have very good in-ring chemistry as a pair of bruisers, but the cheap ending felt like it derailed everything they’d been building in this match.
Otis is on the look for a tag team partner for his match against The Miz& John Morrison.Mandy Rose approaches him and she suggests Braun Strowman for his tag team partner.Braun told Otis he think about it and later on Otis comes out with his money and bank brief case. To his surprise Braun came out and helped.After the match was over Mandy Rose came out to celebrate and Otis pretended like he was going to cash in on Strowman until he revealed he was just kidding.
The latest addition to the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match would be determined as Mandy Rose and Carmella squared off.
Each woman took turns showing off their athleticism before Carmella caught her opponent with a wicked kick to the face. As Rose seized control. Sonya Deville arrived. She told the story of last year’s Money in the Bank match, when she handed over her spot in the match to Rose, then helped her and The Golden Goddess still managed to lose.
The Pride Fighter threatened to come to the ring for a fight but stopped just in time for Carmella to score the win over her distracted opponent.
After the match, Deville hit the ring and unloaded on Rose. She sent her to the ringside area, threw her into the announce table and flattened her with a running knee to the back of the head. A satisfied Deville made her way up to the ramp as a referee asked for the trainer.
Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go back to Michael Cole and 2020 WWE Hall of Famer JBL on commentary. Cole shows us a video package that led to the next match. Dolph Ziggler is out first with Sonya Deville. Otis is out next by himself. He rushes the ring and Ziggler goes out to the floor with Deville.
Otis overpowers Ziggler to start. Otis unloads until Ziggler superkicks Otis, knocking him out to the floor. Ziggler goes out at the 5 count and sends Otis into the ring post. Ziggler brings Otis back in the ring for a 2 count. Ziggler keeps control and slams Otis by a chinlock. Ziggler superkicks Otis but can’t put him away. Ziggler with more offense and a neckbreaker. Ziggler with more offense before grounding Otis in the middle of the ring with a scissors.
Deville cheers Ziggler on from the floor. Otis fights up and out of a hold. Ziggler kicks Otis. Otis catches him and launches him into the second turnbuckle. Otis with more offense. Otis dances around and rocks Ziggler with more strikes. Otis dances on the ropes but turns around to a right hand. Otis levels Ziggler with a pair of clotheslines. Otis scoops Ziggler and slams him in the middle of the ring. Otis stands on Ziggler’s back to keep him from crawling out. Otis whips Ziggler hard into the corner and he goes down. Otis with another big whip into the corner, and a third as Otis continues to dominate.
They go to the floor and Otis launches Ziggler into the barrier. Otis sends Ziggler into the ring post now. Otis brings it back in and hits his version of the Compactor. More back and forth. Deville ends up getting involved. The finish sees Roe come out and slap Deville. Deville gets in the ring and Rose hits a low blow to Ziggler. Otis hits the Caterpillar for the pin to win.
– After the match, Otis celebrates with Rose, finally getting the kiss from her.
Prior to the match, Mandy Rose ran down Cross, saying she looked like a “cold plate of Thanksgiving leftovers.” Following Cross’ quick win, Rose attacked her from behind before Alexa Bliss ran in to make the save, eventually hitting a double DDT with Cross on Rose before the tag partners celebrated with a hug.
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are in the ring. Rose says just one of them will be allowed in the women’s MITB Ladder Match. They both decide on Rose and they seem to be on the same page.
For as little fanfare or expectations this match had coming in, the good news is that the match wasn’t a train wreck. Ember Moon successfully returned from a six-month injury break and connected with an Eclipse off the top rope on Mandy Rose along with a couple other cutters. The Riott Squad received strong booking throughout and teamed up for a series of eliminations until Dana Brooke rallied to eliminate Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott. Logan appeared to have the match won after eliminating Sonia Deville and Asuka in succession, but Carmella dove back into the ring from where she was hiding and eliminated Logan with a super kick.
Match Number Three: Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Tucker Knight, Otis Dozovic, R Truth, Naomi, Asuka, Nikki Cross, and Carmella versus Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Andrade Almas, EC3, Shelton Benjamin, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, and Lana.
Nikki and Vega start things off. Nikki screams and Vega backs up. They lock up and Nikki with arm drags and she slams Vega’s head into the mat.
Since it is only appropriate, it is time for Lacey Evans to walk to the ring, see the invisible force field, turn around and go to the back.
Vega sends Nikki into the turnbuckles and Vega with a knee and she chokes Nikki in the ropes. Nikki with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. EC3 tags in and Jeff Hardy comes in. Jeff with a wrist lock and Matt tags in and goes to the turnbuckles for a screaming elbow to the arm. Matt with shoulder wringers but EC3 with a punch. Matt with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot. Matt with a Side Effect for a near fall. Matt sends EC3 into the turnbuckles of deletion. Tucker tags in and then Otis tags in. Otis with an Irish whip and Tucker with a gingerly placed splash off Otis’ back into EC3.
EC3 falls to the mat and Otis with the Caterpillar.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mandy gets a near fall on Naomi. Naomi with a sit out jaw breaker. Almas tags in and R Truth enters. Truth with a leg lariat and then Truth does a split and hits a splash into the corner. It is time for a Dance Break. Anderson attacks Truth and then it is a cluster so the referee calls for the bell.
After the match, everyone fights their way over the top rope to the floor. Asuka knocks Lana to the floor. Sonya and Mandy kick Carmella off the apron. Mandy and Sonya go after Asuka. Asuka with a pop up knee to Mandy and then she sends Sonya to the floor. Otis sees Mandy and Otis is now Corey’s least favorite wrestler. Shelton throws Otis to the floor and then Mandy is thrown over the top by Nikki. Nikki wants Shelton to come af her. Nikki jumps on Shelton’s back and Shelton and Nikki go over the top rope to the floor with Nikki riding on Shelton’s back for the full eight seconds. EC3 kicks Matt to the floor and then Jeff with a Twist of Fate to EC3 and Asuka with a round kick. Jeff with a kick and he throws EC3 to the floor. Jeff and Asuka hug but Asuka throws Jeff over the top rope to the floor.
The SmackDown women’s champion made Deville tap in this non-title affair with the Asuka Lock. The finish was a callback to what took place on Sunday at Fastlane, with Mandy Rose inadvertently pulling down the apron causing Deville to slip before she got trapped in Asuka’s finisher. Rose and Deville argued on the way to the back.