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Smackdown!: Money in the Bank challengers prepare with a 7 man tag match
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling


Money in the Bank is a week from Sunday and we know that there will be a ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Title, but will there be a traditional MiTB match? That question was answered with a resounding YES on Main Event. The card still short a few match though, as Smackdown! comes to us from Columbus, Ohio.

John Cena, the last qualifier for the Title Ladder match, kicks off the show. I have a feeling the other six challengers in the match will be out shortly. Cena quickly recaps the events that have led us to the is moment and gets a cheap pop by mentioning Daniel Bryan. Alberto Del Rio is the first to offer a rebuttal, followed by the rest of the participants. As always and fight breaks out, with Cena and Sheamus left in the ring.

Dolph Ziggler of all people, walks out on stage, knowing that he'll probably taking a beating and pushed even further down for saying this, but by turning his back on his brothers, Rollins has done the worst thing ever. Hunter is glad that Dolph has shown some initiative and tonight he will catch a beating, from Seth Rollins.

Match #1 - Kofi Kingston vs. Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins is the only Superstar entered into the traditional MiTB match, and he is sporting new ring gear. It's very shiny. Kofi gets in a little offense with a flying cross body block, but Rollins is able to curb stomp Kofi into the mat and get the win.

Winner via pinfall: Seth Rollins

After the bell, Rollins starts to cut a promo for MiTB, but Dean Ambrose cuts him off form the Titantron. Ambrose tells Rollins he will get him after he beats Kane, tonight,.

Backstage, Big Show confronts Triple H and Rollins, calling him a sellout. Hunter tells Show he can take on Randy Orton, tonight, then.

Match #2 - Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett

Ziggler wants what we all want, for him to be in the MiTB contract match. Barrett makes a World Cup reference, but that may be wasted on this crowd. I'm not sure there's much cross over between soccer and pro wrestling in America. Ziggler is a little over eager to start the match and gets kicked out of the ring. Despite being dominated for most of the match, Ziggler ducks the Bull Hammer Elbow and is able to get a pin with a sunset flip. Barrett doesn't take the loss well, nailing Ziggler with the Bull Hammer as he celebrates.

Winners via pinfall: Dolph Ziggler

Match #3 - Adam Rose vs. Titus O'Neill

O'Neill is determined to shut the party down, but Rose quickly rolls him up to the get the pin. O'Neill grabs a mic, saying he wasn't ready, and wants a do over. Rose hits the ring and rolls him up again for the pin. Rose parties to the back.

Winner via pinfall (twice): Adam Rose

Match #4 - Dean Ambrose vs. Kane

Seth Rollins is on commentary, as Ambrose walks down the ramp to new music. (I guess The Shield is now just Reigns.) Ambrose also has new rign attire, wearing jeans and a tank top. Rollins wants Ambrose to fight him, and gets his wish after Kane is taken out with a suicide dive. Ambrose then leaps off the announce table, but right into a Kane punch. Kane rolls him back into the ring and choke slams him to get the win. Rollins finishes him off with a curb stomp after the bell.

Winner via pinfall: Kane

Match #5 Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Big E

Colter says last week, Big E took a hand out when he beat Swagger after a distraction by Lana. Big E's music cuts him off. Swagger gets in some early offense, but Big E doesn't need a distraction to get the win after delivering the Big Ending.

Winner via pinfall: Big E

Backstage, Fandango is waiting for Layla. Sumer Rea wants to apologize to Fandango for the way she has been acting, but she will always love him. Summer plants a kiss on him, only for Layla to walk out and catch them. OH NO!

Match #6 Bo Dallas vs. Fandango

Why is Bo always soaking wet when he comes to the ring? Anyway, Fandango dance to the ring alone, but keeps looking to the back. Summer Rae runs down, but Fandango wants nothing to do with her. Layla attacks and Fandango tries to separate the two. The fight spills into the ring, and Layla accidently slaps her man. The two fight to the back, while Bo looks to offer Fandango some advice. Instead, Bo hits him with the running Bo dog and covers for the win.

Winner via pinfall: Bo Dallas

Bo takes his victory lap and touts his 8 and 0 record and then tells Fandango one day he will catch the right women, all he has to do is BO-LIEVE!

It's time for Bray Wyatt creepy time. HE says he won't play the other's games.

Match #7 Roman Reigns, Sheamus and John Cena vs. Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro and Alberto Del Rio

Before the match starts, I would like the point out that MiTB is in a week and there are only 3 matches on the card right now. AS expected the match turns into a brawl on the outside. Orton rolls Cena into the ring to deliver an RKO. Instead of making the pin, Orton stares down Reigns, but Cena is trapped in the heel corner. Bray gets his shot at Cena, but runs into a boot. Cena can't get a tag, though, as each heel gets a chance to beat him down. Reigns is willing Cena to make a tag, but Cena runs into the European Uppercut from Cesaro. Del Rio nails Cena with an enziguri and still can't make a tag. Cena catches Del Rio with a drop kick coming off the top rope, but still can't make a tag. Cesaro kicks Sheamus off the apron, but walks into a back body drop from Cena. Reigns finally gets the hot tag and cleans house. He splashes Del Rio in corner and takes out Bray on the outside. Reigns blocks an RKO from Orton and then shoots off the ropes to nail Del Rio with a spear. Reigns covers him for the win.

Winner via pinfall: Roman Reigns, Sheamus and John Cena

Dale Plummer has been writing for SLAM! Wrestling since 2003. Dale wants to join Adam Rose on the Exotic Express, but needs a costume. Send your ideas to Dale @DPlummer627 on Twitter.