The first match of this year's Money in the Bank was for the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship Fatal Four Way. Titleholders The New Day were ready for opponents Lucha House Party, Miz and Morrison, and the Forgotten Sons. Fans got a taste of what's to come after this past Fridays SmackDown Live, but the stakes weren't nearly as high.
The New Day have been WWE tag team champions 8 times over — an impressive feat. Kofi Kingston and Gran Metalik started the match, with Metalik getting the upper hand fairly quickly. Metalik had an impressive run in the ring for some time, taking on just about every tag team without tagging out. Lucha House Party is a high flying tag team, and Metalik showed off their rope prowess several times.
The Forgotten Sons looked strong through this match. What they lack in flight they make up for in strength. Miz and Morrison looked good. Miz per usual sold everything on an expert level. The New Day seemed to be the weakest team in this, though they got several great moves in. Big E is a treat to watch in the ring when he's allowed to actually show off his brute strength. Unfortunately, this was not one of those matches.
This match had some great close calls and kept the excitement level up. Lucha House Party looked the best out of every team in the fatal four-way, but in the end, Big E found his inner strength for The Big Ending: retaining the SmackDown Tag Team titles. This was a great way to start this year's Money in the Bank. Let's just hope the rest of the pay per view can keep up the energy. What did you think about tonight's fatal four-way? Are you happy New Day retained? Looking for another team to shine? Let us know in the comments below!