Wednesday, 2 September 2015

WWE Money in the Bank 2015 Review

WWE Money in the Bank 2015 took place on Sunday June 14th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. This is one of my favourite events of the year and we get to see a potential WWE World Heavyweight Champion. So, who will it be? Let's take a look.

After a ten bell salute for Dusty Rhodes, who passed away that week; we get the Money in the Bank match. The competitors are Randy Orton, Neville, Corporate Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Sheamus and Roman Reigns. Highlights of the match include: Sheamus hitting Ziggler with white noise; Reigns powerbombing Kofi onto a ladder then powerbombing Neville on top of him; and Orton pulling Neville off the ladder into a RKO. After Reigns does an over the top suicide dive to the wrestlers, Big E and Xavier Woods from The New Day (sucks!) run in and try to help Kofi win the match. Reigns takes out Big E and Woods then pulls Kofi off and powerbombs him onto everyone on the outside. Reigns then spears Orton and starts to climb up the ladder. Suddenly, Bray Wyatt appears, pulls Reigns off the ladder and hits him with the Sister Abigail. This gives Sheamus the chance to climb up the ladder and grab the briefcase to win the match.

I quite enjoyed this match and there were some good spots. I was convinced that, with the way the WWE have pushing him, Roman Reigns would win the match. I was surprised that Sheamus won instead. I'm not sure if Sheamus would become the World Heavyweight Champion or be the 3rd ever person to cash in and fail; but it will be interesting to see what they do with him.
Winner: Sheamus
Predictions: 0 for 1

Next is the Divas Championship match with Paige challenging Nikki Bella. Paige does a rolling senton to Nikki on the outside but Nikki responds by bouncing Paige off the barrier. Nikki keeps on the pressure with a chinlock and a springboard suplex. Paige gets back into it and hits the RamPaige for 2. When they knock each other out of the ring, Brie Bella comes from under the ring to do their Twin Magic bullshit. Paige then reverses a small package attempt to win the match. Or so she thought. Brie then tells them that he isn't Nikki. The referee, instead of disqualifying the Bellas, continues the match and Nikki slides in and hits the Rack Attack and win the match. Up until the end, it was a good match. I'm a big fan of Paige and the Bellas are continuing to show improvement. However, the end ruined it. It was nice to see Twin Magic backfire for once but everyone is saying that Nikki should have been disqualified. Also, Twin Magic is getting ridiculous. Not only does Nikki have breast implants but their hair is now different. The referees are obviously thick as shit in the WWE.
Winner: Nikki Bella

Predictions: 0 for 2

The next match is for the Intercontinental Championship as Big Show challenges Ryback, with Hollywood Miz on guest commentary. Almost immediately, Ryback stopped a charging Show with a spear followed by a meat hook clothesline. Show cut off Ryback and hit some power offense and slaps to the chest. Ryback ducked the KO punch to go for the Shell Scock but Show hit him and knocked him out of the ring.  When Show rolled Ryback into the ring, Miz attacked Show with the mic, causing a disqualification. Miz then attacked Ryback. This match was at a fast pace, which was surprising. I don’t quite get Miz’s motivations to attack them but I assume he has his reasons.
Winner: Big Show
Predictions: 0 for 3

Next is John Cena taking on Kevin Owens (again). Highlights of the match include: Owens reversing an AA into a release German suplex; Owens kicking out of the AA twice; Cena kicking out of the pop-up powerbomb; and Cena applying the STF followed by a modified Styles Clash. In the end, Cena manages to hit the AA for a third time to get the win. Afterwards, Owens responds to Cena’s offer of a handshake by shaking his hand then kicking him in the gut then powerbombing him onto the ring apron. I really enjoyed this match and it really sold Owens well. I’m slightly worried that he will go back to NXT and won’t get called up again for a while. However, I don’t think that will happen.
Winner: John Cena
Predictions: 1 for 4

The penultimate match is for the Tag Team Championships as The Prime Time Players challenge Xavier Woods and Big E from The New Day. Woods and Big E beat down on Young before O'Neill gets tagged in. A couple of minutes later, O'Neill hits Woods with a turnaround spinebuster to get the win, making The Prime Time Players the new Tag Team Champions. This has a very short match and I didn't think it would end with a spinebuster. Anyway, congratulations to the Prime Time Players.
Winners: The Prime Time Players
Predictions: 1 for 5

The main event is a ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as Dean Ambrose challenges Seth Rollins. Highlights of the match include:  Ambrose hitting a butterfly overhead suplex into the ladder; Rollins applying a figure four around the ringpost; them brawling in the crowd; and Rollins powerbombing Ambrose into the barricade. The end comes when Rollins powerbombs Ambrose into a pile of chairs then buries him underneath them. Rollins climbs up the ladder but Ambrose gets out of the pile and goes after him. They both take the belt off the rung and fall off the ladder. Ambrose loses his grip on the belt as they hit the mat, making Rollins the winner. Afterwards, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley come out and celebrate with Rollins. This was a really good match and I really liked the ending.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Predictions: 2 for 6

I thought that Money in the Bank was a good PPV with some good matches. However, I was disappointed that the match that the event is named after was on first and I was surprised that Sheamus won. It looks like they see Sheamus as future Champion. However, I thought that when Sandow won in 2013 and looked what happened. 

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