WWE has seemingly hit on a pretty successful model when it comes to their premium live events: good-to-great action, a fair amount of goofiness, Bloodline drama, maybe a big return, and mix it all together into a stew.
It’s hard to watch a show like Money in the Bank and say it’s bad or not entertaining. But it’s also not something that’s going to be remembered as some great show with memorable moments galore six months from now. Still, there are many worse ways to spend 3+ hours on a Saturday.
That’s not to say that WWE didn’t try for some big moments: Roman Reigns taking his first pinfall in more than three years, a title change via a betrayal, a couple of shock returns, and of course, the two Money in the Bank ladder matches. But Saturday’s show suffered from some sloppy spots in the MITB matches, a really slow build in the Bloodline match, and a World Heavyweight Championship bout that underdelivered considering the talent of the two men involved.
Still, fans had to be excited about the prospect of PPV/PLE events returning to the UK this year, and it showed in the crowd’s energy throughout the show. That certainly helped carry a good show overall.
Let’s get to it…