Ricochet def. Robert Roode to defend his place in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Nobody much raised an eyebrow when Ricochet was named to the Men’s Money in the Bank Match on merit — after all, it’s pretty much a tailor-made contest to the former NXT North American Champion’s skills, and it’s a near-guarantee he’s going to do something nuts. But it’s hard to argue against Robert Roode’s frustration with being passed over, given that he’s the only man to pin Ricochet in WWE. At least, the McMahon family seemed to think so, granting Roode a win-and-you’re in match against his rival after some backstage wheeling-and-dealing, but the outcome of that contest left little doubt as to who deserved to go to WWE Money in the Bank.
In short, they got it right the first time, as Ricochet withstood an aggressive full-court press from The Glorious One to retain his “Money” berth via 630. It was a firm reminder of not just his athleticism but his perseverance — the win was come-from-behind by any measure — and he’ll need both of those skills if he wants to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. As for Robert Roode? He’ll surely politick his way to another opportunity eventually. As far as WWE Money in the Bank is concerned, however, he'll go no further.