During WWE Money In The Bank some viewers using the Peacock service experienced multiple streaming issues meaning they missed some portions of the show.
Some fans reportedly began to experience heavy buffering during the Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair clash which continued into the beginning of the men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match. This meant that a number of fans missed the backstage segment involving Riddle and some of the entrances leading into the match itself.
On social media fans were quick to flag the issue, later questioning why WWE didn’t pause the show. However, a new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, states that WWE was initially totally unaware of the issues. Adding that when they did realise there was a problem, it was only with Peacock in the United States, meaning that the WWE Network was still working for their international audience. In light of this, the decision was made to continue.
The technical problems were reportedly not emanating from Fort Worth, Texas where the show was being broadcast and was not “anything to do with WWE itself.”
WWE Money In The Bank saw new champions crowned as well as the stunning return of John Cena to close the show.
On the kick-off show The Usos claimed SmackDown tag team gold, while Charlotte Flair later dethroned RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. The Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder match was won by Nikki A.S.H, before Big E captured the men’s briefcase to a rapturous reception.
However, the biggest shock of the night came just before the show went off the air with the surprise return of John Cena. After Roman Reigns retained his Universal Title in a gruelling contest with Edge he stood in the ring ready to address the fans. Just as he began to speak, Cena’s music hit to one of the biggest ovations in WWE history. This led to a brief stare down between the two before Cena taunted Reigns and saluted the fans as the show faded to black.
After the show went off the air, the 16-time world champion said that his appearance wasn’t a one time deal, and it was later confirmed that he’ll appear on the July 19th Money Night RAW.