WWE Money in the Bank 2017 Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades

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WWE Championship Match
Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton

Result: Jinder Mahal defeats Randy Orton via pinfall to retain the WWE Championship.

Rating: 3.25 out of 5 stars

Well, this isn’t main eventing Money in the Bank. The WWE Championship usually takes precedence over the briefcase, but apparently not on Sunday night.

At ringside, a handful of wrestling legends were brought out to watch. This included Ric Flair and Bob Orton Jr., Randy’s father.

Orton, as expected, had his hometown on his side. It was one of the few times the crowd stayed alive for this so-so PPV, and they reacted even more when the Viper hit the RKO. As he went for the pin, though, the Singh Brothers put Mahal’s leg on the ropes, leading to their ejections from ringside.

Well, Samir and Sunil didn’t leave. They mocked Bob Orton at ringside, leading to Randy making the save and just wrecking the former Bollywood Boyz, just like the scene at Backlash. This may have been worse, though, with vicious RKOs at ringside, including a huge one on the table.

However, the moment Orton got into the ring, Mahal hit the Khallas for the win. So the WWE Championship is staying with the Modern Day Maharaja.

No surprise that Mahal retained the title. After the meteoric rise, he’s had this spring, WWE taking the belt off of him just under one month in, would have been surprising. If anything, the former 3MB member should walk into SummerSlam as the champion.

As for Orton, his status will be up in the air. He has a case for a third match, as the Singh Brothers got involved in both bouts. Might a Steel Cage match be in the works?

Breezango vs. The Ascension

Result: Breezango defeats The Ascension via pinfall.

The Ascension as Tyler Breeze’s attackers? That’s hard to buy into.

Breezango won this match, with not much fanfare in between. The show then cut to commercial, so that’s seemingly it for the culprits. Strange.