5 Ups & 3 Downs From WWE Money In The Bank 2024

Bloodline 2.0 stands tall; McIntyre wins, then falls short; and it's finally Tiffy Time.

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As a concept, WWE’s Money in the Bank PLE is almost a guaranteed success every year, if only because the company has consistently turned in solid multi-person ladder matches, and 40% of this show was comprised of the men’s and women’s MITB contests. Throw in a couple more above-average matches and you’ve got a recipe for a thumbs-up event.

And while largely WWE delivered what was promised, the show was far from a blow-away PLE. The action was good for the most part, but not classic. The outcomes were mostly predictable – both MITB winners were the favorites going in, the Bloodline had to win to be credible, Damian Priest retaining seemed like the most likely result – save for Sami Zayn pulling off somewhat of an underdog upset.

The biggest development to come out of the night was not a match or a backstage segment, but an announcement from John Cena that he will retire in 2025 after a year-long tour with WWE. It’s difficult to categorize that for this column, so we’ll just leave it here as a neutral posting.

Still, it’s hard to knock this show for being mostly predictable and solid, if unspectacular. Call it a decent night with hopes that SummerSlam beats early expectations, as Cody Rhodes/Solo Sikoa and Gunther/Damian Priest aren’t exactly sounding like colossal World Title matches right now.

Let’s get to it…


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.