Coming off the heels of a lackluster (and sometimes
downright insulting) build-up, as well as yet another stellar NXT TakeOver, WWE
delivered an uneven Money in the Bank PPV. The event produced some genuinely
awesome moments, as well as some occasions where you wanted to turn your TV off
or go into the next room and make a sandwich.
We got two MITB matches that were entertaining and eventful,
as well as a Last Man Standing match that was everything it was billed to be.
We saw Ronda Rousey’s PPV singles debut, and she rose to the occasion.
But we also saw wrestlers eating food out of trash bags, a
near-invincible superstar frozen in confusion and defeated like a jobber, and a of couple matches where you just prayed for it to be over soon. As well, we saw two
wrestlers fight in a match where fans were so disinterested that they could
have offered free nachos on the concourse and the stands would have emptied
Still, Money in the Bank was overall a good PPV, if long. If
they had scrubbed a few matches, it might have rivaled TakeOver the previous
night. But alas, we’ll just give this one passing marks and advise you skip the
first two bouts and the SmackDown Women’s Championship bout – unless you like
yelling at the TV.
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.