World Champion Rey Mysterio def. Jack Swagger; Kane def. Rey Mysterio (New World Champion)

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July 18, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At Money in the Bank, World Champion Rey Mysterio overcame the relentless wrath of Jack Swagger, only to lose his freshly-defended title to SmackDown Money in the Bank winner Kane in a stunning turn of events. As a result, The Big Red Monster walked out of the innovative new pay-per-view the World Heavyweight Champion! Match photos

Despite being visibly injured from the back-to-back SmackDown assaults suffered at the hands of Swagger, Mysterio ultimately triumphed over his ultra-aggressive adversary. By loosening his boot at a crucial moment, Mysterio was able to break free of Swagger's ankle lock, using his amazing athleticism to get the quick pin on his opponent.

Seconds after Swagger failed to recapture his "greatest trophy," however, the furious former World Champion attempted to inflict further damage to the victorious Ultimate Underdog with a post-match ankle lock of destruction.

Just when it looked like things were hopeless for Mysterio, an irate Kane stormed down to the ring and attacked "The All-American American." But, after chasing Swagger from the ring, The Big Red Monster shocked the WWE Universe, returning with his Money in the Bank briefcase to cash in his Money in the Bank contract. With an earth-shattering tombstone, Kane scored monumental victory that would cast a Big Red shadow of fear over both the World Title and SmackDown.

Kane has been on an uncontrollable rampage since he found his brother, The Undertaker, in a vegetative state over Memorial Day weekend. And when Jack Swagger set out to make the WWE suffer with his excruciating ankle lock -- launching assaults on both Mysterio and Big Show - Kane accused him of attacking The Phenom. Two days before Money in the Bank, when Swagger tried to make Kane the third victim of his devastating ankle maneuver, it was Mysterio who emerged to hit the 619 on his No. 1 contender and save Kane. No one in the WWE Universe could have foreseen that Kane would return the favor, only to take advantage of the moment for his own frightening glory.

In a few short hours, the explosive nature of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view turned SmackDown completely upside-down. Kane made history by becoming the first Superstar to ever cash in a Money in the Bank title opportunity on the same night that he won it. But, as the triumphant Kane returns to Friday night after a nearly two month rampage, could the horrific predator become the prey of the 619?

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