|Money in the Bank|
|Theme song(s)||"Money" by Fight Dragons|
|Promotion||International Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||July 18, 2010|
|City||Kansas City, Missouri|
Money in the Bank was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), which took place on July 18, 2010 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The concept of the event was based around the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, with two matches held at the event for the Meltdown and Fusion brands respectively. Eight matches took place
A second Monday in the Bank event is scheduled to take place on July 17, 2011 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Money in the Bank featured professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that will be played out on International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE) television programs. Wrestlers portray a villain or a hero as they follow a series of events that build tension, and culminate into a wrestling match or series of matches.
At Fatal 4-Way, it was announced that the Money in the Bank event would be based around the Money in the Bank ladder match. On the June 25 episode of Fusion, it was announced that two Money in the Bank ladder matches will be held at the event for the Meltdown and Fusion brands respectively, with the winners of the respective matches given a title match for the IWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship respectively at a time of their choosing within the next 12 months. Three days later, all eight competitors for the Meltdown brand's match were announced by Meltdown guest host Rob Zombie. The eight competitors would be Kevin McAlmond, Joe Smith, Blake Wheeler, Kris McGowan, Justin Hensen, Kyle Johnson, Joe Linderman and Kevin Adams Copeland. On June 30, IWE announced six of the competitors for the Fusion brand's match through its official website: Matt Hooper, Chris LeGreca, Mark Semmler, Jared Hunt, Jose Serrano and Big Marc. On the July 5 episode of Meltdown, Joe Smith attacked Blake Wheeler and injured him, taking him out of the Money in the Bank match. On the July 12 episode of Raw, Steven Larson was announced as Blake Wheelers's replacement. On the July 9 episode of Fusion, Nick Kessler defeated Mikhail Schmalzried and Josh Nuss in a Triple Threat Match to qualify for Fusion's ladder match. On the same night, Dax Hoovestall earned the final spot by pinning Jose Serrano.
The main rivalry from the Fusion brand heading into the Money in the Bank event was between the defending champion Scott Wright and Charlie Wilson for the World Heavyweight Championship. Wright replaced Martin McAlmond, who was found in a vegetative state by his brother Chris LeGreca, in the Fatal Four-Way match at the Fatal 4-Way event by winning a battle royal. Before the pay-per-view, Wright managed to pick up a non-title victory over Wilson. At the event, Wright once again pinned Wilson in Fusion's Fatal Four-Way match which also involved Justin Eldridge and Big Marc to become a two-time World Heavyweight Champion. On the June 25 episode of Fusion, Wilson announced that he would get his rematch at the Money in the Bank event.
The main rivalry from the Meltdown brand heading into Money in the Bank was between the defending champion Garrett Joseph and Dustin Simpson for the IWE Championship. Garrett Joseph won the title at the Fatal 4-Way event following interference from seven of the contestants from the first season of IWE NXT, collectively known as "The Nexus". The next night on Meltdown, Dustin Simpson invoked his rematch clause, but The Nexus interrupted the match. The following week on Meltdown, due to the previous match's result being inconclusive, Meltdown's anonymous general manager announced a Steel Cage match between Garrett Joseph and Simpson to ensure that no outside interference would take place during the match
Monday in the Bank (2010) Results
|Dark||Justin Black defeated William Kapphan||Singles Match|
|1||Chris LeGreca defeated The Big Marc, Matt Hooper, Khristian, Jose Serrano, Mark Semmler, Dax Hoovestal and Nick Kessler||Fusion's Money in the Bank Ladder Match|
|2||Kassi Austin (c) defeated Nicole Bergman||Singles Match for the IWE Divas Championship|
|3||The Heart Dynasty (c) defeated The Bignells via submission||Tag Team Match for the Unified IWE Tag Team Championship|
|4||Scott Wright (c) defeated Charlie Wilson||Singles Match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|5||Chris LeGreca defeated Scott Wright (c)||Singles Match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|6||Victoria Lehr (c) defeated Katie Barnhart||Singles Match for the IWE Women's Championship|
|7||Joe Smith defeated Kyle Johnson, Kris McGowan, Edge, Justin Hensen, Joe Linderman, Kevin McAlmond and Steven Larson||Meltdown's Money in the Bank Ladder Match|
|8||Garrett Joseph (c) defeated Dustin Simpson||Steel Cage Match for the IWE Championship|