Let’s give WWE credit for trying something different Sunday
night. It was refreshing to see the company get out of their comfort zone of
8-10 matches that last 10-20 minutes with a four-hour PPV. Instead, we got a six-match
event that didn’t even come close to breaking three hours.
But at the same time, there were several misfires during this
PPV, and some moments that hopefully won’t be repeated.
You get the feeling WWE feels like they struck gold with the
Boneyard Match at WrestleMania 36, and now they’re chasing the dragon (in a
manner of speaking) with other attempts at cinematic wrestling matches.
The combined Money in the Bank ladder matches will be pretty
divisive among fans. Some will love the fact that they are very unlike previous
MITB bouts and had some unique spots. Others will feel that WWE fell short of their
goal and delivered a disappointing romp through company headquarters.
The Money in the Bank PPV is certainly worth a watch – it’s
less than three hours, so that’s encouraging – and there are some good matches,
but you might find yourself disappointed at a few points throughout.
All in all, not a bad effort, but not the wonderful event
that WWE will likely be selling on Raw and SmackDown.
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.