WWE Money In The Bank 2020 in the Bank 2020 took place on May 10 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT live on the WWE Network with the kickoff show beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. The following will provide some results, highlights, and grades for this PPV.
Money in the Bank! This PPV featured six superstars climbing the ‘corporate’ ladder in the WWE Headquarters to retrieve the Money in the Bank Briefcase, which contains a contract that guarantees them a future championship opportunity.
Despite recent events, this card is stacked enough to sufficiently entertain the WWE Universe and possibly put smiles on their faces. Here are the results, highlights, and grades for WWE Money in the Bank 2020, starting with the kickoff match between Jeff Hardy and Cesaro.
Jeff Hardy vs. Cesaro [Kickoff Match]
Result: Jeff Hardy
Rating: 2.5/5.0 Stars
Jeff Hardy and Cesaro started this match with some chain wrestling. Cesaro eventually gained early heel control in the match, slowing the pace with some ground-based attacks and power-based maneuvers. His most notable spots involved European Uppercuts, the Abdominal Stretch, suplexes, and various submission holds.
Hardy rallied with a babyface comeback. His most recognizable spots involved the hip toss, the atomic drop, and the basement dropkick. Hardy delivered the Whisper in the Wind and the Twist of Fate for the two-count.
Cesaro rebounded Hardy’s momentum with a Gutrench Suplex from the top rope and plenty of European Uppercuts to Hardy. Hardy rallies back quickly with a Swanton Bomb from the top rope for the pinfall and the victory.
Analysis: This kickoff match was fine. They did what they had to do for a kickoff match that was randomly booked and had no storyline behind it. At least Hardy defeated one member of The Bar before he eventually defeats the other (a.k.a Sheamus). Nonetheless, Hardy’s match with Cesaro should have been on the main show. It was completely asinine to promote Jeff Hardy’s journey as well as WWE did and still relegate his first match back to the kickoff show of a PPV. Hopefully, his spot on the kickoff show won’t hinder his push in the months to come. The WWE Universe needs another world title run with Hardy, so his matches need to be on the main show of PPVs to propel his push to fruition.