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By Mike Johnson on 2014-06-29 23:00:00

Welcome to’s coverage of the 2014 WWE Money in the Bank PPV from Boston, MA.

Renee Young replaced Josh Mathews as the host of the Kickoff show. Booker T received a nice chant as they came on the air. Christian was the guest alongside Booker and Alex Riley.

They noted that Daniel Bryan would be addressing the fans for the first time since he was stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight championship.

Tom Phillips was now in the social media area pushing fans to be interactive.

They aired a video recapping the Bryan situation setting up the ladder match to crown the new champion tonight.

The panel was asked their thoughts on the favorites. Christian said there were too many variables to name one. Alex went with Bray Wyatt. They discussed Roman Reigns’ chances.

Backstage, Byron Saxton interviewed Reigns. He was asked how he planned to assess and attack his opponents. He said that he’s assessed and now he’s going to attack and attack. When it’s over, everyone will know that “this big dog runs this yard. Believe that.”

They did a video feature looking at MITB statistics.

They noted Bad News Barrett was injured and would not be competing tonight then discussed the other competitors in the MITB Ladder Match.

Michael Cole introduced Daniel Bryan, who came out all happy and full of energy after having his WWE World Heavyweight championship taken away. Boy, does he look stupid. The crowd gave him a big reaction and chanted for him as he smiled in the ring. They chanted “Yes” and he tried to “sssh” them so he could speak and they chanted, “No” so he said, “Well, OK” and led the “Yes” chant. The fans were having a fun time with this.

Michael Cole asked him how the recovery is going and when we would see him back in the ring. Bryan said he doesn’t know yet. He said that the strength in his arm hasn’t returned and they are talking about doing a surgery, but he promised he would be back and be better than ever. They turned the interview into promotion for the Money in the Bank title match. He predicted John Cena would win and the crowd booed that. He then said Randy Orton was a possibility and that was booed as well. He said that Roman Reigns was incredible and the crowd popped. Bryan was asked how he felt being stripped. He said that he felt disrespected because he didn’t know until he watched on TV. So, how did the title belts get to the TV taping? He said they stripped him because no one could beat him. He said he hated they were so smug about it. Well, he sure doesn’t seem pissed. Bo Dallas came out and did some mic work, saying Bryan not being able to get back in the ring tonight is a “pain in the neck.” He said that Bryan might not be able to climb the ladder tonight but he can climb to the top in life, if he “Bo Lieves!” Bryan, who was smiling at all this, told Dallas he was asking like a “Bo-Ner.” The crowd chanted that. He told Dallas to “Bo-Leave.” Dallas left the ring and Bryan did his “Yes” chant to end the segment.


WWE Tag Team champions The Usos vs. The Wyatt Family

The Usos started out fast working on Harper with kicks. Harper came back with a dropkick on his own. Rowan tagged in and drilled one of the Usos with a big shoulderblock. He and Harper worked him over in the corner.

The Usos came back and scored a two count on Harper with a flying bodypress. The Wyatts cut them off and worked over Jey. Jimmy finally made the hot tag and cleaned house, using the Rikishi back splash on Rowan and hitting a twisting senton off the ropes for a two count. He drilled Harper with a superkick for a two count.

The Wyatts worked on Jey but Jimmy nailed a superkick on Erik, sending him to the outside. He rolled up Harper for a two count but was caught with a sit down powerbomb. The crowd was super into this. The Usos went for dives but were beaten down.

Jimmy Uso was tossed back into the ring. They nailed a double powerbomb but Jey hit the ring for the save. Harper missed a running boot and was caught up on the ropes. He was kicked off the apron. Rowan laid out Jimmy. He went to the top but he was crotched when Jimmy hit the ropes. Jimmy went for a move off the ropes but was punched and shoved off.

The Usos rebounded and nailed a double superplex off the top into the ring. The Usos each hit a Superfly Splash and scored the pin.

Your winners and still WWE Tag Team champions, The Usos!

Good opener.

They recapped the end of the Shield and the Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins feud.

Backstage. Ambrose cut a promo and said he doesn’t know how bad Ambrose wants to rip him apart. He said the briefcase means everything because it contains a WWE World Heavyweight championship match. He said the question is whether he grabs the case or uses the ladder to smash his face? He said, “Who not do both?” He said that Seth’s daddy, Triple H, is going to be mad at him, because now Seth has put Ambrose into a position to get his hands on a title match.

WWE Divas champion Paige vs. Naomi

They locked up and ended up going through the ropes to the floor while locked up. Paige forced her against the guard rail and they battled to the apron and back into the ring. They both went for dropkicked upon their return. Paige slammed her to the mat and Naomi went to the floor.

Paige went to the apron and was yanked off the apron to the floor. Naomi went for a charging dive over the ropes and took Paige out. As Paige returned, Naomi dropkicked her for a two count. Naomi went to the top for a bodypress and scored several two counts.

Naomi used a rollup for a two count. Naomi reversed it and then locked Paige in a surfboard style submission. Naomi them used a variation of the Backlund Bridge for another two count. Naomi went to the top but Paige cut her off and they ended up tumbling over to the floor. It was a brutal looking bump. Naomi smacked her face on the way down.

Naomi went for a backslide but Paige rolled through and locked on a stump puller. Paige turned it into a pinning combination for another two count. Naomi came back with a leg lariat and a rana. Naomi showed some real fire and nailed the Rearview for another two count.

Paige made a comeback with a DDT for the pin.

Your winner and still WWE Divas champion, Paige!

It was rough at times, but they really worked a hard, athletic style and in a lot of ways, it was the most impressive Naomi has looked to date. No Cameron turn.

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