Monday, 28 July 2014

WWE Money in the Bank 2014 Review

WWE Money in the Bank took place at the TD Garden in Boston. After this event, we will see a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion as well as a Money in the Bank briefcase holder. So, who will they be? Let's take a look.

The first match is for the Tag Team Championship as The Wyatt Family challenges The Usos. The Usos show some good double team moves to get some near falls. The Wyatts later on, start to use their strength and size to wear down Jey Uso. Rowan misses a shoulder charge into the corner to give Jey the chance to tag in his brother. Despite Harper hitting a big boot to slow down the momentum, and almost winning it with a sit-down powerbomb, the Usos hit 2 consecutive splashes to get the win and retain the Championships. I really enjoyed this match and I really liked both teams here.
Winners: The Usos
Predictions: 0 for 1

We now get the Divas Championship match as Naomi (with Cameron) challenges Paige. Naomi takes advantage by throwing Paige from the ring to the floor then doing a suicide dive. During the match, we get a lot of pinfall counters. Naomi hits the rear view, which I fucking hate, to get a near fall. Despite Naomi's best efforts, Paige hits the Ram-Paige to get the win. I was actually really impressed with Naomi's athletic ability and I hope she can continue to improve.
Winner: Paige
Predictions: 1 for 2

Next we see Damien Sandow, dressed as Paul Revere, taking on Adam Rose.  Sandow does get some offence in the early going. However, Adam Rose does manage to hit a headlock driver to get the win. The match wasn't anything special. I just feel sad for Sandow. This time last year, he won the opportunity to have a World Heavyweight Championship shot. Since he cashed it in and lost to Cena, he seems to be on a downward course and that's disappointing.
Winner: Adam Rose
Predictions: N/A

Next is the Money in the Bank ladder match between Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston,  Rob Van Dam and Dolph Ziggler. Highlights of this match include: Ambrose tilting the ladder with Kofi and he then bounces off the ropes and splashes Swagger, RVD and Ziggler on the outside; a rolling thunder by RVD sending Rollins onto a ladder; Ambrose suplexing Rollins off the ladder; and Ambrose dislocating his shoulder. Rollins starts to climb up the ladder but is stopped by Ambrose who runs back in. When Ambrose climbs up and is about to grab the briefcase, the Corporate Demon Kane runs in, pulls Ambrose off the ladder and gives him a chokeslam then a tombstone piledriver. Kane then helps Rollins climb the ladder and grab the briefcase. I thought this was a pretty good match and while I did predict that Rollins would win, I'm quite surprised that he actually won. I'm interested to see when he cashes in as it could result in a great feud depending on who the Champion is at the time.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Predictions: 2 for 3

We now get a tag team match with Rybaxel taking on Goldust and Stardust. Goldust and Stardust work really well together and Rybaxel do get some time wearing down Goldust. Eventually Goldust gets to tag in Stardust and he almost wins the match after reversing a muscle up into a cross rhodes for 2. Stardust takes advantage of Axel accidentally hitting Ryback with a clothesline to roll up Ryback and get the win. It was a decent match to watch. I'm kind of torn with Stardust at the minute. Half of me thinks it's great, half of me think it's stupid. Despite that, at least it means that the Rhodes brothers aren't breaking up.
Winners: Goldust and Stardust
Predictions: 2 for 4

The next match is Rusev fucking up Big E(spoiler alert!) To be fair, Big E does get more offence than he did at the last Pay-Per-View and makes it a bit of an even contest. Big E spears Rusev off the ring apron to the floor, which looked nasty and he hit a few suplexes as well. However, it was all in vain as Rusev does manage to apply the Accolade and, despite Big E's best efforts, he is forced to tap out, giving Rusev the win. I thought this match was pretty good and it was nice to see Big E put up more of a fight than he did last time.

Winner: Rusev
Predictions: 3 for 5

Next is the Divas match between Summer Rae and Layla with  Fandango as the special guest referee. Both women spend the match flirting with Fandango at every opportunity; and it does degenerate into a catfight with little wrestling moves actually taking place. Lyal does hit a high kick to the head of Summer Rae to get the win and afterwards, kisses Fandango. I did not give a fuck about this match, which is a shame as Layla and Summer Rae are good wrestlers. Hopefully, they will get better things to do.
Winner: Layla
Predictions: 3 for 6

The main event is a ladder match for the vacant WWE World Heavywieght Championship between John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Kane, Sheamus, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns. All of this is under the watchful eye of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at ringside. Highlights of the match include: Kane chokeslamming Cena to the cheers of the crowd; Kane helping Orton out; Reigns spearing Kane; Wyatt doing the Sister Abigail to Orton; and Orton pulling Cesaro off the ladder into a RKO, making the Authority jump up in celebration. In the end, Cena AA's Kane, pulls Orton off the ladder and AA's him on top of Kane. Cena then climbs the ladder to collect the belts and become a 15-time World Champion (sigh).

I did enjoy the match, although I felt the middle bit of it was a bit slow. Cena winning was a bit predictable but I'm ok with it for now. I don't mind him going past Ric Flair's 16 World Championship reigns, which seems inevitable. As long as they don't give Cena 10 title reigns over the next two years, then I will be happy.
Winner: John Cena
Predictions: 4 for 7

I thought that Money in the Bank was a decent show. It may seem that Cena being Champion once again might be boring. However, the presence of Seth Rollins could lead to an interesting feud. Only time will tell.

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