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Riddle wins the WWE RAW Money in the Bank Battle Royal

WWE, Riddle, Money in the Bank, The Miz, RAW

With WWE‘s Money in the Bank less than a week away, RAW put on a Qualifying Battle Royal to secure one of the two final spots in the forthcoming Pay-Per-View’s namesake match.

The rules were simple; 20 WWE superstars comprised of both RAW and SmackDown performers entered the ring at the start of the three-hour show and slowly but surely, the field was widdled down to one single, solitary performer, who would then earn a spot in the match. Pinfalls, submissions, and KOs were totally allowed but the only way to eliminate another performer was to throw them over the top rope, or to knock them onto the ground from outside of the ring should they have gone over the top rope voluntarily.

Complicated? Eh, maybe a little bit but hey, what Battle Royal isn’t?

Over its 20-plus minute run time, the match delivered more than a few very fun spots, from Jinder Mahal eliminating Shanky, to The Miz faking a leg injury to eliminate A.J. Styles and one particularly incredible sequence where Ricochet was thrown to the outside by T-Bar, but instead landed on a ladder and ultimately eliminated the former member of Retribution with a very cool hurricanrana from the edge of the ring apron, but in the end it came down to just two, as Maryse’s husband went toe to toe with the man who coined the term “tiny balls,” Riddle. Despite his best efforts, Miz couldn’t overcome his rival and in the end, Riddle hit an RKO on the ring apron to become the last survivor left standing.

After losing his big-time bout against Roman Reigns on SmackDown, and then dropping a qualifying match to Omos, it looks like Riddle is headed to the Pay-Per-View after all.