My Thoughts on WWE Money in the Bank 2017 (Presented by SmackDown LIVE)

Money in the Bank 2017 Results

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match Should Have Continued

In the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, five women laid it all on the line for a guaranteed opportunity at the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Towards the end of the match, Becky Lynch was about to climb the ladder and grab the Money in the Bank briefcase; however, Carmella’s crony, James Ellsworth, got into the ring and tipped Becky off the ladder. Then, after realizing that Carmella could not get to her feet, Ellsworth took it upon himself to climb the ladder, retrieve the briefcase and hand it to Carmella. The most ridiculous part of this is that it was decided that it counted and Carmella walked away the first-ever Ms. Money in the Bank. The only way to win this match was for one of the women participating in the match to climb the ladder and retrieve the briefcase and Carmella did not retrieve the briefcase, Ellsworth did. Ellsworth was not one of the participants in the match, let alone a woman, so therefore, it should have meant absolutely nothing, the briefcase should have been hung back up and the match should have continued. WWE’s entire women’s …

My Predictions for WWE Money in the Bank 2017 (Presented by SmackDown LIVE)

Money in the Bank 2017

Kickoff Match

 

The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) vs. The Colons (Primo & Epico)

Winners: The Hype Bros

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) (c) vs. The New Day (Xavier Woods/Kofi Kingston/Big E)

Winners: The New Day becomes the brand new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Tamina vs. Carmella

Winner: Charlotte Flair becomes the first-ever Ms. Money in the Bank.

SmackDown Women’s Championship Match

Naomi (c) vs. Lana

Winner: Naomi

 

Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn vs. AJ Styles vs. United States Champion Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin

Winner: Sami Zayn becomes Mr. Money in the Bank.

WWE Championship Match

Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton

Winner: Randy Orton becomes the new WWE Champion.…

My Thoughts on WWE Money in the Bank 2016

Money in the Bank 2016 Results

Leading up to this event, people were dubbing this the “greatest Money in the Bank event in history”. After seeing the event, I think that statement can definitely be argued. There were a lot of firsts, two championship changes with one championship, one betrayal and some controversy that took place at this year’s Money in the Bank event. Below are the moments that I personally think highlighted the event.

 

  • The Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth) finally got their first victory as a tag team by defeating a sun burnt Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango).

 

  • Not only did Hart & Fire (Natalya & Becky Lynch) get beaten by WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte & Dana Brooke, but Natalya also shocked everybody when she attacked Becky Lynch after the match, thus turning on Becky, as well as The Best Team Ever (Cesaro & Natalya’s husband Tyson Kidd) and turning heel in the process.

 

 

  • Apollo Crews got the biggest victory of his career when he defeated former World Champion Sheamus.

 

  • In a dream match 15 years in the making, AJ Styles defeated John Cena, but unfortunately he had help from fellow Club members Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, despite

My Predictions for WWE Money in the Bank 2016

Money in the Bank 2016

 Kickoff Matches

 

The Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango)

Winners: The Golden Truth

The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto) vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von)

Winners: The Lucha Dragons

 Money in the Bank 2016

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus

Winner: Apollo Crews

Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Natalya & Becky Lynch vs. WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte & Dana Brooke

Winners: Natalya & Becky Lynch

United States Championship Match

Rusev (c) vs. Titus O’Neil

Winner: Titus O’Neil becomes the brand new U.S. Champion

Fatal 4-Way WWE Tag Team Championship Match

The New Day (Xavier Woods/Kofi Kingston/Big E) (c) vs. The Realest Guys in the Room (Enzo Amore & Big Cass) vs. The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) vs. The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)

Winners: The Realest Guys in the Room become the brand new WWE Tag Team Champions

Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match Contract

Sami Zayn vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho

Winner: Sami Zayn

John Cena vs. AJ Styles

Winner: John Cena

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match

Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth

WWE Money In the Bank 7-14-13: Two Brand New Mr. Money In the Banks Crowned

 

Money In the Bank Kickoff

During the Money In the Bank Kickoff (Pre-Show), WWE Tag Team Champions and Shield members Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns defended their championships against #1 contenders and Reigns’ second cousins The Usos (Jimmy & Jey). The Usos came within inches of becoming the new champions, but in the end, it was Reigns who hit Jimmy with his signature maneuver “The Spear” to get the pin and the win for his team and retain their championships. I sure hope The Usos aren’t done with The Shield because Jimmy & Jey are way overdue for a WWE Tag Team Championship reign.

It’s Not Cryback, It’s Ryback

Chris Jericho went one-on-one with Ryback. During the weeks leading up to their match, Jericho played mind games with Ryback by referring to him as “Cryback”; unfortunately, it was not enough to over come the powerhouse when Ryback rolled up Jericho to get the pin and the win.

Kaitlyn’s Injury May Have Cost Her

In a WWE Divas Championship rematch between BFFs-turned-bitter enemies, Champion AJ Lee (accompanied by Big E Langston) and Challenger Kaitlyn (accompanied by Layla El), Kaitlyn came into the match wearing a sleeve over her injured left …

WWE Main Event 7-3-13: Only One Hero Conquers

Christian

Money In the Bank Momentum

In a match that had huge implications for the upcoming WWE event, Money In the Bank, it was Christian (one of the competitors in the WWE Championship Contract Money In the Bank Ladder Match) who went one-on-one with one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Damien Sandow (one of the competitors in the World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money In the Bank Ladder Match). After back-and-forth action between the two competitors, it was Christian who hit Sandow with his signature maneuver “The Killswitch” to get the pin and the win.

Victory For America(?)

Prior to the match between Sin Cara and Jack Swagger (accompanied by Zeb Colter), Colter not only expressed his discontent for illegal immigrants in America, but also the way in which Americans celebrate Independence Day. Colter’s rant did not sit very well with Sin Cara and was looking to prove a point against Swagger. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as Swagger forced Sin Cara to submit to his signature submission hold “The Patriot Act” to get the victory.

Big E Langston Dominates

In the main event, Curt Hawkins went one-on-one with Big E Langston (accompanied by WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee). While I am …

WWE Raw 7-1-13: The Two World Champions Collide

 

Every Money In the Bank Competitor, Except One, States His Case

With the WWE Championship Contract Money In the Bank Briefcase hanging above the ring and a ladder inside the ring, Daniel Bryan came out to state his case on why he would win the WWE Championship Contract Money In the Bank Ladder Match at the upcoming WWE event, Money In the Bank. Then, all the rest of the competitors for this match came out, which consists of Sheamus O’Shaunessy, Randy Orton, Kane, Christian, and CM Punk. The only one who was conspicuous by his absence was Rob Van Dam. After all the rest of the men stated their cases, chaos followed when Orton struck Kane with his signature maneuver “The RKO”.

Kane Gets Some Unwanted Assistance

Backstage, Daniel Bryan informed his former Team Hell No tag team partner Kane that Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero made a match between Kane and Randy Orton with Daniel Bryan as the special guest referee. I am a fan of both Kane and Orton and was not sure who to root for in this one. As for the match, at one point, Orton kind of shoved Bryan, leading to Bryan disqualifying Orton …

WWE Smackdown 6-28-13: Del Rio Fiesta Spoiled

 

Kaitlyn Turns the Tables On AJ Lee

WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee (accompanied by Big E Langston) went one-on-one with Natalya Neidhart in a non-title match. Right when the match officially got under way, AJ’s theme music hit and it was none other than Kaitlyn coming out dressed as AJ, similar to what AJ did to Kaitlyn on Raw the previous Monday. Kaitlyn then went on to ridicule her former BFF by telling everybody that in addition to the vast number of superstars AJ has been intimate with, there are rumors that she has been intimate with several of the WWE personnel that were seated at ringside, including Smackdown ring announcer Lilian Garcia. After AJ and Natalya began locking up with one another, Kaitlyn, at one point, began to skip around ringside in typical AJ fashion, which not only drove AJ insane, but provided enough of a distraction to allow Natalya to roll up AJ to get the pin and the win. After the match, Kaitlyn put the exclamation point on her mind games by hitting AJ with her signature maneuver “The Spear”.

Other Money In the Bank Ladder Match Announced

Backstage, WWE Chairman and CEO Vincent K. McMahon …

WWE Raw 6-17-13: Daniel Bryan Finally Proves to the Entire World (or Rather Himself) That He Is Not the “Weak Link”

 Double Disqualification = Rematch

The show began with a rematch between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. I am a fan of both of these men and I was not sure who to root for in this one. At one point, both men ended up outside the ring and got so aggressive with one another to the point where they both ended up getting disqualified. This led to Bryan, who has been obsessed with not being called the “weak link” for quite some time now, going to Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero and demanding a rematch for later in the evening, which Vickie eventually agreed to.

AJ Lee Strikes Again

During a match between Kaitlyn (accompanied by Layla El) and Aksana, Kaitlyn’s theme music hit and out comes WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee dressed as her. Aksana tried to take advantage of the distraction, but Kaitlyn was able to hit her with her signature maneuver “The Spear” to get the pin and the win. After the match, AJ Lee had her friend Big E Langston come out and they then proceeded to mock Kaitlyn by re-enacting the hoax that AJ pulled on Kaitlyn a few weeks ago. Layla ended up having …

WWE Raw 6-17-13: Changes In the Air

I was in attendance for this edition of Raw that took place at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The show began with the new World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio (accompanied by his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez). Del Rio addressed his actions from the previous night at the Payback Pay-Per-View event and was met with a chorus of boos from the WWE Universe. After all of this, Del Rio then stated that for the last few months, he has fought for the WWE Universe and all they did was disrespect him. After making this statement, it was clear that both Del Rio and Rodriguez had turned heel. They are then interrupted by CM Punk (accompanied by Paul Heyman); Punk then made it clear that he did not appreciate Del Rio’s posturing. Then, despite protests from Heyman, Punk went on to challenge Del Rio to a non-title match for later on in the show. Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero (accompanied by her assistant Brad Maddox) came out and announced that the match would happen in the night’s main event. Also, after losing the Intercontinental Championship to Curtis Axel the night before at Payback, Barrett was scheduled to have …

WWE Payback 6-16-13: John Cena Survives Hell

In a match during the Payback Kickoff (Pre-Show), Sheamus O’Shaunessy defeated one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Damien Sandow. As for the matches for the Pay-Per-View portion of Payback, WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn had retribution on her mind heading into her defense against former BFF AJ Lee; unfortunately, it was not to be because in the end, it was AJ who forced Kaitlyn to submit to her signature submission hold “The Black Widow” to become the WWE Divas Champion for the first time. After the heart-wrenching loss, Kaitlyn was consoled by fellow former WWE Divas Champions Layla El, Natalya Neidhart, and Alicia Fox, thus turning Alicia face. Also, United States Champion and Shield leader Dean Ambrose defended against Kane. In the end, when Kane attempted to hit Ambrose with his signature maneuver “The Chokeslam” through the announcers’ table outside the ring, it was Ambrose who countered by hitting Kane with a DDT and getting back in the ring to beat the referee’s ten count, thus beating Kane and retaining his championship via count-out. Also, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett was originally scheduled to defend against both The Miz and Fandango in a Triple Threat Match; however, Fandango had suffered an injury during …