knock Santino off of the ladder. Rhodes hits Santino with a short arm clothesline before picking up a ladder and throwing it at Santino in the corner. Cody props up a ladder against the ropes before setting up a ladder in the middle of the ring. Rhodes climbs the ladder, but so does Vickie. Rhodes tells Vickie to get down, but the distraction allows Ziggler to pull Rhodes from the ladder. Ziggler begins the climb up the ladder and the crowd is becoming unglues. Ziggler has his hands on it. Christian runs up the ladder and stops him with a series of rights. Kidd jumps on the ropes and uses the ladder to steady himself. He uses it to jump into the standing ladder and give Dolph a crazy flipping powerbomb. Sandow sets up another ladder and climbs. He and Christian fight with each other. Christian uses a ladder to smash into Sandow's face before clotheslining him over the top rope.
Tensai sets up a ladder between the announce table and ring apron. Tensai catches Cara mid dive and throws him into the ring post before power bombing him on the ladder. Tensai throws Dolph over the announce table before Rhodes hits the disaster kick to stop him. In the ring, Rhodes and Kidd climb up the ladder. They fights at the top of the ladder. Christian and Santino come in. Rhodes hits a front suplex to send Kidd to the mat. Christian somehow hits a spear to send Rhodes from the ladder to the mat.
Ziggler is climbing toward the ring. Santino and Christian climb the ladder. Santino makes it first, but Christian slams his head into the ladder to send Santino down. Christian puts his hands on the briefcase, but Ziggler comes in and shoves Christian off and into another ladder. Ziggler climbs and puts his hands on the briefcase, pulling it down and winning the match.
Winner and Mr. Money in the Bank: Dolph Ziggler
They air replays of an AWESOME match.
Ziggler sits on top of the ladder and holds his new trophy high while Vickie cheers on and laughs in the ring. What a great way to kick off the PPV. Dolph hugs Vickie while Cole calls a championship run a 'sure thing' for him.
Josh Matthews is backstage with Sheamus. He asks him about Dolph. Sheamus says he's not worried about the future, he's worried about tonight. He says Del Rio is a vicious competitor. He says he's a bit of a car enthusiast himself. He doesn't need a fancy car or hood ornament though, because the only ornament he needs is his title. He's fine driving a clunker that gets the job done. A car that'll end up in a scrap yard. He says that's funny because tonight next to the transmissions, you'll find Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodrieguez.
The Miz makes his return to the WWE after a two-month period of absence. He actually gets a little 'Miz is awesome' chant. He asks if the crowd missed him and he gets a little pop. He says he was off filming a movie and you're looking at a bona fide movie star. He says he was treated with the respect he earned and has been denied far too long. He says he has won the Money in the Bank ladder match and has successfully cashed in for the contract. Tonight, he's tired of being overlooked, and he wants to make a sudden impact, so tonight the Raw Money in the Bank match will have five competitors, and Miz will prevail over everyone else. He will eventually become the WWE Champion again. Why? Because he's the Miz, and he a movie star, and he's awesome.
World Heavyweight Championship
- Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio is the first man to make his way out to the ring. He drives out in a pretty nice Cobra. He revs the engine a couple of times before heading down to the ring.
Sheamus is out next, and the champ gets a pretty nice pop as he makes his way out.
After formal ring introductions from Ricardo and Lillian for Del Rio and Sheamus, respectively, we're ready for the match to begin.
The bell rings and we get a lock up right away. Sheamus punches Del Rio and sends him from the ring. Del Rio confers with Ricardo for a minute as Sheamus is held back by the ref. Del Rio slaps Sheamus and Sheamus attacks, pounding away on Del Rio in the corner. Sheamus is pulled off by the ref, but he goes right back to pounding Del Rio in the corner again. Del Rio takes Sheamus down with an arm bar, but Sheamus fights up and sends Del Rio into the ropes for an elbow. Del Rio takes Sheamus into the corner and blasts him with a big kick before taking him down in another arm bar.
Sheamus hits Del Rio with a knee to the back of the head that's good for a two count. He drops a series of three knees that's good for another near fall. Del Rio kicks Sheamus and hits him with a big dropkick. He charges Sheamus but ends up flying through the ropes out to the apron. Sheamus takes Del Rio into the corner before simply suplexing him from the apron into the ring. Sheamus heads up to the top rope and launches himself off with a giant shoulder tackle that's good for two. Del Rio heads to the outside and Sheamus follows, throwing Del Rio right back in. Ricardo distracts Sheamus, and that allows Del Rio to hit an enzugiri to send Sheamus out to the floor.
Del Rio heads to the outside and slams Sheamus' arm into the ring steps before slapping Sheamus and sending him into the ring. Del Rio heads to the top and hits a cross body. He locks on another arm bar, but Sheamus gets right up and head butts his way out of the hold before hitting a big axe handle smash. Del Rio executes a single arm DDT before hitting repeated knee drops and stomping at Sheamus shoulder. Del Rio locks in a key lock hold, continuing the arm work. Sheamus gets to his feet, but Del Rio hits him with a kick to the back of the head, then another. Del Rio gets a one count.
Del Rio locks in another arm submission, but Sheamus is quick to fight out of it. Del Rio head butts Sheamus, but then runs right into a big boot and eats a swinging neckbreaker. Sheamus charges in with a couple of axe handle... (Continues on next page)