Tonight was the annual Money in the Bank pay-per-view and many were calling the greatest Money in the Bank pay-per-view ever before they even got there. The card looked pretty good on paper and going into it I was intriigued to see if it would deliver. Before I begin with my thoughts here are the results of the show,
-Preshow: Golden Truth defeated Breezango
-Preshow: Lucha Dragons defeated The Dudley
-The New Day defeated The Club, The Vaudevillians, and Enzo/Big Cass to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships
-Baron Corbin defeated Dolph Ziggler
-Charlotte/Dana Brooke defeated Natalya/Becky Lynch
-Apollo Crews defeated Sheamus
-AJ Styles defeated John Cena
-Dean Ambrose wins the Money in the Bank Ladder Match
-Rusev defeated Titus O’Neill to retain the United States Championship
-Seth Rollins defeated Roman Reigns to win the WWE Championship
-Dean Ambrose cashes in the Money in the Bank Briefcase on Seth Rollins to win the WWE Championship.
The opening match featured four of the top tag teams in the land. The action was fast and furious but the referee screwed up and the wrong man got pinned. Other than that the match was very fun to watch. I think Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler are two very good performers but after two months their matches have gotten old. It’s time for Corbin to move on to someone else and start being built as a monster wrecking machine. I enjoyed Corbin’s first run in NXT when he was running through guys and the crowd counted how long it took him to beat someone. I believe that’s Corbin we need to see for a few months.
Charlotte and Dana Brooke make a good pairing because of how cocky they are. I love the women’s division and I love even more that Natalya attacked Becky after the match. I think it’s time that Nattie had a chip on her shoulder. She’s been very misused for a long time. I really hope that this turn of events gets her some momentum and win one more championship before her career. Speaking of momentum I am glad Apollo Crews is getting some momentum. I think Crews has a very bright future ahead of him.He is a very well rounded performer and you never know what he’s going to do in the ring.
The match 15 years in the making took place in John Cena and AJ Styles. It was a very compelling match and that seems to be a trend with John Cena at Money in the Bank. This was a great match and I am glad Styles won regardless of how it was done. Styles needed a victory desperately because he has not won a match on pay-per-view since February. I look forward to see what happens with Styles and The Club throughout the rest of summer. The six men who were in the Money in the Bank ladder match were perfect for it. There were so many great spots in this match. All six men took a beating and put their hear and souls on the line. The fact that Dean Ambrose has the briefcase is very long overdue. I believe he is going to ignite a feud between all three former members from The Shield. I believe that this should be the main event at Summerslam. Rusev and Titus did not have a whole of time to work with but they had a decent match for what they had.
The Main Event featured a returning Seth Rollins challenging for the title he never lost against Roman Reigns. I am glad they are finally having Reigns work as a heel. That’s what needed to happen from the start. The company should have learned from what the had to do with Reigns’ cousin The Rock. People did not like the babyface golden boy character and in the end The Rock changed everything about his character. It is because of the change that The Rock went on to become an icon in Hollywood and in WWE. Seth Rollins looked good in his first televised match back. Seth Rollins got his justice and reclaimed the title that he never lost. However after the match Dean Ambrose did what he said he was going to do and that’s cash in and win the title. As I said before this is going to make an interesting summer and I see a triple threat match on the horizon. The Ladder Match, Styles/Cena and the Championship Match really helped this pay-per-view succeed. I am going to give it a 7 out of 10 for effort and the fact the matches were solid. Hopefully this will lead to some big things headed into the draft and into Summerslam.