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

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Men’s Money in the Bank Match
AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Result: Baron Corbin wins the Money in the Bank match.

Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

Here’s your main event, folks. Before it could even start, though, Baron Corbin attacked Shinsuke Nakamura, during the latter’s entrance. He got checked out by medical personnel, and the match started.

There was plenty to take in from this Money in the Bank match, mostly with everyone getting their time to shine. Let’s go through it:

Sami Zayn, for about five minutes, looked like a star. He was running around all over the place and destroying everyone in his path. It looked like it would be his night, but that ended when the focus turned to Corbin, Nakamura and AJ Styles.

Before that, let’s note how Owens looked like he nearly died, multiple times. The worst was Styles essentially hitting an Attitude Adjustment onto the ladder, which KO bounced off of. He wasn’t seen again in the match.

Speaking of people getting annihilated, Styles had his own moment. He climbed for the briefcase, but had the ladder removed from underneath him by Dolph Ziggler. So the Phenomenal One dangled for about 30 seconds, until he crashed to the floor. Ouch.

Well, Nakamura returned around the three-quarters mark of the match, and that’s when EVERYTHING changed. This bout was already good, but it became elite.

The King of Strong Style put on, by far, his sharpest performance on the main roster yet. Granted, it was just him hitting a bunch of offense, but he did it with the red-hot support of the crowd, who sympathized with him from the earlier attack.

As Nakamura looked to climbed the ladder, we had the Moment of the Night, as Styles met him on the otherside of the prop. This staredown drew one of the biggest reactions of the evening, and gave fans the epic battle they’ve craved.

However, Corbin knocked both of them off the ladder, climbed up and grabbed the briefcase. He’s now Mr. Money in the Bank.

The Lone Wolf was on the rise since the brand split started in July 2016. He methodically moved his way up the roster, and had his crowning moment on Sunday night, guaranteeing himself a match for the WWE Championship.

As for Corbin’s potential cash-in, it may be a while, as Jinder Mahal still holds the WWE Championship. Someone will likely have to beat Mahal for it first, before Corbin crashes the party and becomes the new champion.

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What a night, at Money in the Bank. What did you think of the show?