– The 2011 WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view opens up with the normal WWE intro before going into a video package for tonight’s main event and CM Punk talking about leaving the company after tonight.
– We’re live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois as the pyro goes off. Ladders are setup around the ring as Michael Cole welcomes us to the second ever Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Cole is joined by Booker T and Jerry Lawler.
We go to the ring for tonight’s opener and out first comes Sin Cara followed by Wade Barrett. Ladders and armored trucks are setup on the entrance-way. Out next comes Justin Gabriel with his new theme music. Sheamus is out next followed by Cody Rhodes. Heath Slater is out next with his new theme music. Daniel Bryan is out next and finally Kane makes his way out.
The bell rings and everyone goes at it. Barrett and Cody, Kane and Gabriel, Sheamus and Sin Cara. Sheamus throws Cara out and stomps on Bryan until he goes to the floor. It comes down to Sheamus, Barrett and Kane in the irng. They both attack Kane but he double clotheslines them twice, the second sending them out to the floor. Kane leaves the ring and brings a ladder in. Daniel Bryan dropkicks the ladder into Kane, sending him back into the fan barrier. Bryan picks up the ladder but Slater and Gabriel kick it into him. Sin Cara comes over but they knock him down on the floor with the ladder. Slater pulls Gabriel to the floor and brings the ladder in.
Gabriel stops Slater from climbing but Bryan stops him. Cody comes over and goes to climb the ladder but Sheamus stops him. Sheamus goes for his finisher but Cody slides out. Cody drops Slater but Sheamus takes out Cody and Bryan with clotheslines. Sheamus sets a ladder up in the corner but Kane grabs he and Cody for chokeslams. Kane ends up pushing them over the ropes to the floor. Barrett comes in and beats Kane down in the corner. Barrett gets countered and Kane whips him into the ladder face first. Kane throws the ladder to the floor and it takes out Sheamus and Cody. Slater goes at it with Kane but gets hit with a big sideslam. Kane climbs to the top but Sin Cara kicks him in the head, sending him to the floor. Gabriel kicks Cara out to the floor. Bryan and Gabriel go at it until Bryan leaps through the ropes and lands on the other Superstars on the floor. Gabriel runs the ropes and leaps over, landing on Kane. Slater corkscrews over the top and lands on Cody. Sin Cara leaps to the top rope and lands outside on Sheamus. Everybody is down everywhere.
Cara and Gabriel go at it in the ring now. Cara takes out Slater and drops Gabriel with a springboard back elbow. Cara takes Gabriel out of the ring with a scissors and then kicks Daniel Bryan while he’s on the top. Cara climbs up to the top rope with Bryan and hits his big finisher. Cara goes outside and brings a ladder into the ring but Barrett stops him with a big boot. Barrett sets a ladder up as a bridge between the ring and the Spanish announcers table. Barrett scoops up Cara but he slides out. Barrett charges but Cara moves and he hits the ringpost. Cara goes in the ring but Sheamus lays him out with a Brogue kick. Sheamus picks up Cara on the apron and powerbombs him through the ladder that’s bridged between the ring and the announce table. Cara crashes through the ladder, breaking it in half. Cara starts shaking on the floor as officials check on him.
Trainers and more referees come out to check on Cara. They load him up on a stretcher as Kane and Sheamus go at it in the ring. Kane kicks Sheamus to the floor and slams the ladder on top of him. Kane brings it back in the ring where Cody and Bryan are bringing ladders in also. They drop the ladders and go at it. We see Sin Cara being taken away on a stretcher as Kane lays Cody and Bryan out again. Kane sets up a ladder and climbs up for the briefcase. Slater, Barrett and Gabriel work together to pull him off and beat him down. Cody starts climbing but they pull him off also and beat him down. Bryan also gets beatdown by the former Nexus and Corre teammates. Barrett wants them to let him climb for the briefcase and they discuss it. Barrett starts climbing but they pull him off and beat him down, then throw him out of the ring. Slater and Gabriel both climb for the briefcase but Cody comes in and interrupts. They fight him off but he comes back and tips the ladder over. Cody catches Slater and hits Cross Rhodes. Cody starts climbing for the briefcase now.
Barrett comes in, stops it and goes for the ladder but gets hit with Cross Rhodes also. Cody climbs again but Sheamus pulls him down. Sheamus hits the big backbreaker on Cody and starts climbing for the briefcase. Daniel Bryan grabs his leg and climbs on the ladder with him. Bryan stuns Sheamus but Sheamus puts Bryan on his shoulders and turns around to Kane hitting a big clothesline from the top. Bryan falls hard from Sheamus’ shoulders and everyone goes down. Sheamus bridges a ladder from the turnbuckles to another ladder, inside the ring. Kane drops him with a big boot. Kane then chokeslams Cody. Gabriel leaps in but Kane chokeslams him also. Kane goes to climb the ladder but Bryan stop him. Kane grabs Bryan for a chokeslam but Bryan fights him off. Bryan leaps off the ladder but Kane grabs him in mid-air and goes to slam him. Bryan counters and sends Kane outside of the ring. Slater comes in to climb the ladder but Bryan tries to stop him. They go at it on the ladder until Slater drops him hard on the mat. Slater climbs back for the briefcase as the crowd boo’s. Barrett pulls Slater off and beats him down in the corner.
Slater goes to the top rope but Barrett knocks him off. Sheamus comes in the ring but Barrett beats him down also. Barrett brings another ladder in the ring. He and Sheamus use it to pick up Slater from the top and launch him to the floor, onto Kane. Sheamus Brogue kicks the ladder into Barrett and drops Cody with a kick. Sheamus drops Gabriel with a clothesline and sets another ladder up in the corner. Sheamus slams Gabriel into the earlier ladder bridge he setup in the corner. Sheamus then drops Gabriel’s face over the ladder that’s in the corner and Brogue kicks him down. The crowd cheers as Sheamus looks up to the briefcase and starts climbing. Kane meets him at the top and hits him with right hands. Sheamus knocks Kane off the ladder but he comes around and grabs his leg. Kane continues to hold Sheamus back and grabs him for a chokeslam. Kane chokeslams Sheamus from up high, down onto the ladder bridge that was setup in the corner.
Kane climbs the ladder now but Bryan, Barrett and Cody stop him. Cody leaps off the ladder and kicks Kane in the face. Barrett hits Kane with Wasteland. Gabriel goes to the top and hits a crazy 450 on Kane. Barrett with a Wasteland over the top rope on Gabriel, onto Slater and the floor. Bryan gets laid out. Barrett drops Cody now with a pumphandle slam. Barrett climbs for the briefcase now but Cody stops him and pulls him down. Cody clotheslines Barrett to the floor. Bryan climbs the ladder but Cody leaps up and stops him. They go at it on the ladder. Barrett comes up the other side of the ladder and grabs the briefcase while Bryan has a submission on Cody. Bryan knocks Cody to the mat. Bryan ends up on Barrett’s shoulders. Barrett goes for Wasteland from up high on the ladder but Bryan fights out with elbows. Bryan kicks Barrett in the head, sending him to the mat. Bryan grabs the briefcase and wins Money in the Bank, earning a future World Heavyweight Title shot.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
– The crowd pops big for Bryan as he celebrates with the briefcase up high on the ladder.
– We see footage from earlier of Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis and a WWE layer arriving to the arena for last minute dealings with CM Punk.
WWE Divas Title Match: Brie Bella vs. Kelly Kelly
We go to the ring and out comes Brie Bella with her sister Nikki for tonight’s Divas match. Out next comes WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly and she’s got Eve Torres with her.
The bell rings and they talk smack. Kelly smacks Brie and leaps onto her. Kelly with more offense that sends Brien out to the floor. Brie talks with Nikki until Kelly leaps from the apron and takes both Bellas out. They come back int he ring and Kelly ties Brie up on the ropes. Brie breaks free and knocks Kelly to the floor, face first. Brie brings it back in the ring for a 2 count.
Brie applies a submission but Kelly fights out. More offense from Brie and another 2 count. Another pin attempt and a chinlock by Brie. Kelly drops Brie on her jaw and starts slamming her face into the mat. Kelly tosses Brie by her hair and clotheslines her. Kelly with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. More back and forth action. Kelly with another 2 count. Brie turns it around and gets a close pin attempt of her own. Kelly hits her leg drop finisher on Brie for the win.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
– We go a SummerSlam promo.
Big Show vs. Mark Henry
Mark Henry is out first for the next match. Out next comes Big Show and they go at it as soon as the bell hits. Show fights Henry off with huge chops. Henry whips him into the ropes. Show comes back and takes Henry down with a big shoulder tackle. Henry rolls to the floor to regroup. Show follows him and drops him with a big clothesline.
They go at it on the floor. Show throws Henry into the steel steps after clotheslining him on the floor. They bring it back in the ring and Henry takes out Show’s injured knee. Henry kicks Show in the head three times, keeping him on the mat. 2 count for Henry. Henry continues the attack on Show’s leg. Henry applies a half Boston crab now. Show finally makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Show kicks Henry off but gets up limping. Henry hits a big clothesline in the corner. He goes for another but Show puts up a big boot. Show goes to the second rope and comes down with a big shoulder block, taking Henry down. Show landed bad on his knee but gets up and calls for a chokeslam.
Henry blocks the chokeslam and hits a World’s Strongest Slam on Show but only gets a 2 count. Henry yells and grabs Show, hitting another World’s Strongest Slam. Henry then hits two big splashes on Show and covers him for the win.
Winner: Mark Henry
– After the match, Henry goes to ringside and brings a steel chair back in the ring. Henry wraps Show’s leg up in the chair and climbs to the second rope. Henry bounces and hits a big splash, coming down hard on Show’s leg and the chair. Show sits up and starts yelling in pain. A trainer checks on Show as Henry walks off. They bring a stretcher and then an EMT cart down, big enough for Show to ride on the back. We get “CM Punk” chants from the crowd as they load Show up on the cart and drive him away. Lots of Punk chants tonight.
– We see Vince McMahon and John Laurinaits backstage talking. Josh Matthews comes in and asks Vince if he re-signed CM Punk. Vince says no. Vince says Punk is the biggest ingrate he’s ever dealt with in his life. Vince says he offered Punk the most lucrative contract ever and Punk turned him down. Vince says the Punk fans shouldn’t blame him – he did what he could to keep Punk on the roster. Matthews asks Vince what did Punk exactly say. Vince says Punk pointed at the door and told Vince to simply get out. Matthews brings up Cena and this pisses Vince off a bit. Vince says this is all on Cena and if some way Punk leaves with the WWE Title, may God have mercy on Cena’s soul.
We go to the ring and out comes Alberto Del Rio to kick off the next match as ladders are set up everywhere. Kofi Kingston is out next followed by Jack Swagger and Evan Bourne. Bourne grabs a ladder and brings it to the ring with him. R-Truth is out next, still with no music. Actually all of the Superstars in the ring have grabbed ladders before the match starts. Alex Riley is out next and he also grabs a ladder. Out next comes The Miz followed by Rey Mysterio for his first ever MITB match. The bell rings and everyone unloads on Del Rio with their ladders, sending him to the floor. Everyone dumps their ladders onto Del Rio now. Mysterio gets tossed out onto the pile of ladders. Riley dumps Swagger to the floor and knocks him back down with a ladder. Truth and Miz are the ones left in the ring. They clash with ladders until Swagger comes in and runs them down with a bigger ladder. Swagger, Kofi and Bourne go at it now. Truth comes in but gets taken out. Rey leaps off a ladder and takes Swagger to the floor with a head scissors. Kofi sends Bourne to the floor but Truth takes him out. Riley comes in and drops Truth over the ladder between his legs. Lots more back and forth action. Truth runs, leaps over the ropes and lands on bodies on the floor. Rey and Kofi both go to the top and both leap down to the group on the floor at the same time. Bourne climbs a ladder that’s set up on the floor and hits Air Bourne onto the group of people.
Bourne climbs for the briefcase but The Miz stops him. Del Rio pushes over the ladder and Miz lands bad on his knee. Miz starts screaming in pain. He rolls to the floor and trainers check on him. You can see that Miz’s knee is injured. Del Rio and Mysterio go at it now. Del Rio climbs the ladder but Truth stops him.
We see officials helping Miz off to the back. Lots more action on the ladders but Swagger is left standing. Kofi leaps over Swagger and lands on the ladder. Kofi goes for the briefcase. Swagger applies the ankle lock while Kofi is still on the ladder. Riley climbs and goes at it with Swagger. Truth pushes the ladder over and both men go down. Truth sets the ladder up in the corner but Rey attacks. Rey gets wedged between a ladder and the turnbuckles. Truth dropkicks the ladder into his ribs. Truth gets dropped on the ladder face first. Kofi stops Rey and climbs up top. Kofi leaps from the top rope to a ladder and then onto Truth with the Boom Drop. Kofi fights Riley off and goes for the ladder but gets kicked to the mat by Rey. Swagger rams Rey with a ladder. Truth comes back into play and kicks the ladder into Swagger’s face. Truth is leaning over, allowing Rey to hit him with 619. Riley and Rey fight up high on the ladder. Bourne and Swagger bring ladders in. Del Rio dropkicks Swagger back to the floor. Bourne and Del Rio climb up onto ladders with Rey and Riley. Swagger comes back in and pulls Del Rio off. Now all 8 Superstars are up high on top of ladders going at it. The briefcase just sways back and forth between hands. Del Rio gets knocked off into a ladder face first. Swagger then gets knocked off. Riley pushes Bourne’s ladder down and he lands outside of the ring on the floor. Riley gets knocked off next. Truth goes next and then Rey. Kofi is left up top with the briefcase. Swagger runs up another ladder and stops him. The ladder tumbles and both go down. The Miz comes limping down to the ring and hobbles up a ladder. Rey pulls him by his injured leg and slams it into a ladder. Rey powerbombs Miz from the ladder to the mat. Del Rio tries to stop Rey from climbing but gets knocked to the mat as the fans boo. Del Rio runs up the ladder again and goes at it with Rey. Del Rio pushes Rey off the ladder but he lands on another ladder. All of the ladders tumble after Del Rio takes off Rey’s mask. Del Rio stands up a ladder and climbs for the briefcase, winning the match and a shot at the WWE Title.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
– We get a promo for tonight’s World Heavyweight Title match.
– We go backstage with Matthews and Alberto Del Rio. He says this briefcase isn’t a part of his destiny, it’s a formality. Del Rio says his destiny is to become the next WWE Champion and walks away.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Christian vs. Randy Orton
Per the stipulations, if Christian is the victim of bad officiating or if Randy Orton is DQ’d tonight, Christian will automatically win the World Heavyweight Title. Out first comes Christian and then the World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton.
The bell rings and they square up. Christian goes to the floor and brings a steel chair back into the ring. Christian slides it to Orton, hoping he will get DQ’d. Orotn picks the chair up but throws it out of the ring. Orton drops Christian with a right hand and takes him to the corner for more. Orton with a big back drop out of the corner. Orton starts stomping on Christian. Christian turns it around with a cheap shot and right hands in the corner. Christian leaps over the ropes but lands hard on the floor as Orton moved. Orton runs Christian into the steel steps. Orton goes to bring Christian in with the second rope DDT but its blocked. Christian with an elbow from the second rope for a 2 count. Christian keeps in control and drops Orton with another elbow for another 2 count. Christian chokes Orton on the ropes and connects with a big right hand. Christian with another 2 count. Orton comes back with a roll up out of nowhere but Christian then spinebusters him for a 2 count. Christian goes for Killswitch but Orton blocks it. Christian counters that but Orton clotheslines them both out to the floor. They come back in and an RKO is blocked. Orton runs into a big boot. Christian is caught off the second rope and Orton pins him jacknife style for 2. Orton with a Thesz Press and several right hands. Orton goes for the DDT again but Christian counters. Christian comes off the second rope but Orton dropkicks him in midair. 2 count for Orton.
Christian comes back and goes to the top rope but Orton stops him. They duke it out and Orton connect with several rights in a row. Christian shoves Orton to the mat and hits a big diving headbutt for a 2 count. Christian counters another RKO. Orton connects with two clotheslines. Christian kicks him. Orton fights back with uppercuts and goes for another RKO but it’s blocked. Christian hits Killswitch but only gets 2. Christian readies for a spear but Orton dodges it. Orton with a gutwrench into a neckbreaker for 2. Orton prepares for a punt kick but doesn’t. Orton with a scoop slam. Orton finally hits the second rope DDT. Orton goes for an RKO again but Christian drops to the mat and backs into the corner. Christian spits in Orton’s face and this enrages him. Orton mounts Christian with right hands as the ref tells him to get off. Orton kicks Christian below the belt and is disqualified.
Winner by DQ and New World Heavyweight Champion: Christian
– After the match, Orton goes nuts and attacks Christian at ringside and tears up the announcer’s table. Orton nails Christian with a monitor and lays him over the table. Teddy Long comes out with officials to try and talk Orton down. Orton RKO’s Christian on top of the Spanish announcer’s table but it doesn’t break. Orton walks away but gets riled up by the fans and runs back over to Christian. Orton RKO’s Christian again on top of the table but it still doesn’t break. Orton yells at Christian before walking off again. The crowd is going nuts as Orton stops and turns around again. He looks to return to Christian but instead heads to the back. We see officials helping new World Heavyweight Champion Christian at ringside as we go to commercial.
– We get another SummerSlam promo and come back to the announcers. The fans are chanting for CM Punk. We go to a promo video for tonight’s main event.
WWE Title Match: CM Punk vs. John Cena
We go to the arena after the promo video and the crowd is going nuts chanting CM Punk’s name. Punk’s music and out he comes to a massive reaction. Punk takes a seat in the ring as th crowd chants his name. A few minutes go by as Punk soaks it all up. Punk goes to ringside and greets someone in the first row, possibly Colt Cabana. John Cena’s music finally hits and the crowd boo’s the hell out of Cena. Punk claps from ringside as Cena enters the ring to boo’s. We get formal ring introductions and the bell. Punk throws a kick at Cena to get things going. They finally lock up and Punk applies a headlock. Punk goes behind and wraps up Cena’s arm.
You can’t wrestle chants from the crowd. Punk goes for the Anaconda Vice early but Cena escapes. Cena takes Punk to the mat now by his arm. Cena drops Punk with a shoulder to boo’s from the crowd. Punk applauds Cena. Cena with a headlock and another takedown to the mat. Cena with a shoulder block. Punk leap frogs and takes Cena down twice to pops from the crowd. Punk with a headlock on the mat now. They get up and Punk drops Cena with a shoulder now. Punk mocks Cena with the hand gesture. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk slides out. Punk goes right for the GTS but Cena avoids it. They go to lock up again but Punk kicks Cena several times to the mat. Punk stomps on Cena in the corner now. Cena comes back and hits the bulldog for a 2 count. Cena with another headlock. Punk fights to his feet and out of the hold with right hands. Cena runs over Punk with a clothesline for a 2 count. Punk turns it around and backdrops Cena for a 2 count. We actually get dueling chants for Cena and Punk from the crowd. Punk whips Cena hard into the corner and covers him for 2. Cena with right hands and a fisherman’s suplex and a 2 count of his own. Cena goes for the AA again but Punk counters and DDT’s him for 2. Punk applies a head scissors. Cena stands up with Punk on his shoulders. Punk fights out of it and tosses Cena out of the ring. Punk puts Cena on the apron and drops a big knee to the neck from the top rope, right in front of Colt Cabana at ringside. Punk brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Punk backs Cena into the corner with knees to the head. Punk charges in the corner but Cena moves and he hits the ringpost.
Cena pulls Punk back but Punk clotheslines him for another 2 count. Punk takes Cena back to the mat with another headlock. More dueling chants from the crowd as Cena fights out of the hold. Cena with a right hand now. Cena runs into a big boot in the corner. Punk with a crossbody from the top that barely connects and a 2 count. Cena looks like he may have been legitimately hurt on his knee. Punk goes to suplex Cena in from the apron but Cena suplexes him back onto the floor. Cena brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Cena hits a suplex and runs the ropes fine, dropping an elbow for another pin attempt. Cena scoops Punk but Punk slides out. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment and hits a variation for 2. Cena with rights and lefts now. Punk comes back and they trade punches & kicks. The crowd pops as Punk swings away. Cena counters and applies an abdominal stretch. They break the hold but both go down at the same time. Cena comes back with shoulder blocks and the back drop but Punk falls behind Cena. Punk rolls Cena up for 2. Punk misses the high knee in the corner and Cena back drops him. The crowd boo’s as Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Punk kicks Cena in the head as he does the hand gesture. Punk sends Cena to the floor and dives through the ropes, taking Cena out. Cena is back in the ring. Punk springboards into the ring but Cena moves and Punk goes down. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle again, connecting this time. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk lands on his feet almost. Punk comes back with a kick and a leg sweep for a 2 count.
Punk scoops Cena for the GTS but he counters. Cena with a gutwrench for a 2 count. Cena goes for the AA again but Punk counters. Punk hits two big knees to the jaw and a bulldog on Cena, laying him out face down. Punk springboards into the ring and takes Cena down for a 2 count. Punk hits Cena with several kicks to the chest now. Cena ducks one and locks the STF on Punk. Punk finally makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Punk drops Cena with a kick to the head out of nowhere for another close 2 count. Punk climbs to the top and hits a crossbody but Cena rolls through and picks Punk up, puts him on his shoulders but Punk counters the AA. Punk goes for the GTS but Cena counters and locks the STF on again. Cena pulls Punk back to the center of the ring and re-applies the hold. Punk turns the hold around and locks on his submission as the crowd goes nuts. Cena scoops Punk up and hits the AA but only gets a 2 count.
Cena goes to the top for the leg drop but Punk counters for a 2 count. Punk goes for GTS but Cena uses the ropes to escape and drop Punk. Cena hits the leg drop from up top but Punk still kicks out at 2. Cena goes for the AA yet again and nails it. Cena covers Punk but he still manages to kick out right before the 3 count. Cena argues with the referee. Cena takes Punk to the corner and puts him up top. Cena goes for an AA from the top but Punk fights him off with several elbows to the head. Punk turns it around and hits a top rope hurricanrana. Punk hits a high knee in the corner and goes for the GTS. Punk doesn’t connect all the way and Cena falls out of the ring. Punk goes to the floor and brings Cena back in the ring. Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis make their way down and Punk stares them down. Punk gets in the ring and Cena trips him, applying the STF. Vince starts calling for the bell. Laurinaitis runs over to have the bell rang but Cena meets him with a right hand on the floor. Cena walks over and stares at Vince, shaking his head. Cena runs back in the ring but Punk connects with GTS for the pin, the win and the WWE Title.
Winner and New WWE Champion: CM Punk
– Punk celebrates in the ring with the WWE Title as Vince rolls his eyes at ringside, looking sick. The Chicago crowd goes nuts as Punk holds the WWE Title high. Vince rips the headset off Jerry Lawler and orders for Punk’s music to be cut. Vince tells them to send Alberto Del Rio out to cash in his briefcase. The crowd chants for Punk as Vince is furious at ringside. Del Rio runs out with his briefcase. Punk drops him with a right hand and drops to his knees. Punk stares at Vince and smiles. Punk escapes the ring and runs into the crowd with the WWE Title. The referee never rang the bell so Del Rio never cashed in. Punk runs through the crowd as Vince looks on and the crowd goes crazy. Punk poses with the fans and the WWE Title as Vince looks on from the ring. Punk is shown running through the concession area with Vince looking on as the pay-per-view goes off the air.