Jinder Mahal defended his WWE Championship against former champion Randy Orton in his hometown and in front of his father, the Smackdown Women’s Division had the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank match, and we got a new debut of talent for the SDLive roster at the WWE Network’s Money in the Bank 2017 event.
This is our review of the highs and lows of a decent event from World Wrestling Entertainment. Some controversy, two solid matches, and the establishment of legit heels in high positions highlighted this card.
The latest in WWE’s epic churning out of special events, WWE Network shows the 2015 edition of WWE Money in the Bank from Ohio.
Home-state boy Dean Ambrose took on WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins in a ladder match. The match was quiet in the beginning but picked up pace near the end. Ambrose completely sold his leg injury through the entire match and it ended with an NFL-esque endzone catch finish with the title. Both men crashed to the mat with the title in their hands but it was Rollins who came away with the title.
In the other main event match, Kevin Owens faced John Cena in the rematch from Elimination Chamber. It was expected that Cena would win this match and he did, but the performances were outstanding. Cena pulled out a few more moves in this match and this was certainly expected to be a contender for Match of the Year. After the match, Cena and Owens shook hands but Owens — being the Heel of Heels — kicked Cena in the gut, sent him out the ring, and gave him the apron powerbomb. Cena’s leg however seemed to be injured and needed to be walked from ringside.
Nikki defeated Paige in a match that had us scratching our heads but showed a great effort. The Prime Time Playaz defeated The New Day to become the new WWE World Tag Team Championships. Ryback lost to The Big Show in the IC title match after The Miz hit Show with a microphone. Sheamus came away as the new Money in the Bank holder after Bray Wyatt did a run-in and cost Roman Reigns the match.
Overall, a decent pay per view but nothing extremely special outside the Cena/Owens match. 7 out of 10 for this event.
WWE RAW Review 6-1-15: 10 Things You Need to Know – Cena Attacks IWC
There were quite a few things that stood out on WWE RAW from 6/1/15. The highlight of the show was a promo showdown between John Cena and Kevin Owens. Owens basically channels his inner Bruce Blitz, Kocosports and says what every true pro wrestling fan has been saying about John Cena’s persona for years.
Cena responds with his own rant that includes a cancer patient kid in the audience. It’s a split incident whether it’s in good taste or bad taste.
Beyond this, Roman Reigns is getting the “Daniel Bryan” treatment from The Authority, having to wrestle three matches to keep his Money in the Bank spot. The Big Show returns to WWE RAW to knock out the Miz and challenge Ryback, the new IC Champion.
The New Day, Prime Time Playaz and Dolph Ziggler prove that talent is hard to hold down, Nikki Bella defends her Divas title against Paige in a pointless match, and Seth Rollins loses his composure when challenged about his manhood.