Samoa Joe kicked off SmackDown LIVE by stomping down the ramp, tossing a ladder in the ring, climbing it, grabbing the Money in the Bank briefcase and letting everyone know that him officially holding the Money in the Bank contract
Joe promised to send Daniel Bryan home to his wife Brie Bella and daughter Birdie as a broken man and that he wont be the same man provoking Daniel Bryan and made him want to have their high-stakes showdown immediately but Big Cass arrived with one crutch under his arm and chaos broke out .
Due to the commotion, Paige declared that tonight’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match would now be a Triple Threat between Samoa Joe, Big Cass and Daniel Bryan!
*Shinsuke Nakamura vs Tye Dillinger*
fresh off announcing that he and WWE Champion AJ Styles would be competing in a Last Man Standing Match at WWE Money in the Bank with the title on the line, Shinsuke Nakamura had to prepare for a collision with Tye Dillinger
Dillinger gave it all against The King of Strong Style, but it seemed that Nakamura was just too much for The Perfect 10. With his impending battle against The Phenomenal One on his mind, Nakamura got Tye down and began to start counting to 10 sending a message.
However, that surge would not be enough, as WWE’s Rockstar claimed the victory after getting Dillinger down and then finishing him off with the Kinshasa. After the match, Nakamura connected with another Kinshasa to the back of Dillinger’s neck and then counted to 10 as his opposition lay motionless, clearly sending a major statement to the WWE Champion.
*Naomi and Lana went head up in a Dance-Off*
With both women set to compete in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Naomi and Lana would first battle it out in a Dance-Off on SmackDown LIVE as The Usos and Rusev Day observed.
The Glow and The Ravishing Russian strutted their stuff in a competition where the winner would be determined by the WWE Universe. However, when Lana and Naomi started dancing together… only for Lana to fool Naomi into a false sense of security and Lana drop her with a neckbreaker. From there, a massive brawl broke out between both sides, with The Usos taking out Rusev & Aiden English with superkicksand Naomi getting a measure of retaliation on Lana
*The New Day vs The Miz & The Bar*
After The Miz defeated Big E last week following The Bar’s ambush of The New Day, Paige decreed that the two sides could settle the score in a Six-Man Tag Team Match.
The action was high-octane as Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods used their explosive attacks, while The Miz, Cesaro and Sheamus attempted to keep the pancake-lovers neutralized but both sides connected with some jaw-dropping double-team moves.
In the pivotal moments, Kingston pulled off an absolutely incredible leap from the top rope onto The Bar on the outside. It was so awe-inspiring that it even caught The Miz off-guard for a moment, and Big E caught him in the Big Ending for the thrilling win.
*Asuka vs Mandy Rose*
SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella joined the commentary team, preparing to watch her challenger at WWE Money in the Bank, Asuka, take on Mandy Rose. However, during The Empress of Tomorrow’s entrance, Asuka was blindside attacked by Rose’s cohort Sonya Deville.
Mandy Rose immediately pounced on Asuka as soon as the bell rang, trying to capitalize on Deville’s attack. However, despite Deville’s pre-match assault and Rose’s vigilant attack, Asuka rallied and defeated Mandy with the Asuka Lock for a mightily impressive tapout victory.
Asuka would not have too long to celebrate, however, as Carmella boldly walked right into the ring and raised her championship directly in the face of The Empress of Tomorrow.
*Samoa Joe vs Big Cass vs Daniel Bryan in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match*
The path to the eighth and final slot for the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match had been nothing short of a whirlwind, but clarity would finally be reached tonight as Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe and Big Cass threw fists in a nail-biting Triple Threat Match and the intensity was through the roof.
Bryan seemed to be closing in on the victory when he took out Joe on the outside and then connected with the Running Knee on Big Cass. However Samoa Joe reentered the fray and applied the Coquina Clutch on Bryan from behind, causing his opponent to pass out to obtain the victory and become the eighth Superstar in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
After the match Big Cass connected Daniel Bryan connected him with big foot defining a statement to Daniel Bryan.
but it was very clear that their conflict was far from over.