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MITB In A Nutshell: What Happens In Vegas….

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Good evening folks, and Viva Las Vegas! Money In The Bank is coming at us live from the brand-spankin’-new T-Mobile Arena, and things are fixing to be quite exciting this evening among the glitter, glamour and bright lights of Sin City. Let’s buckle up and hang on to see who hits the big jackpots later on this evening!

And, on a personal note, for those of you reading this because you opted to watch a certain big Game 7? I thank you, and I hope this does the show justice!

Best Match of the night:

I don’t know if any match can top AJ and Cena, and that is even with the tainted finish. The match was long, it was action packed, and the crowd was super hot for it.

Except that, we still had the Money In The Bank match coming at us, and holy cow did it deliver in spades. Cena and Styles was good, but MITB? That was a whole new level of crazy. The spots? The whole match would have been “spot of the night”, seriously. Some crazy spots with the ladders, including what was dubbed a ladder bridge. We had an armbreaker on the top of the ladder. A Michinoku Driver onto one. A powerbomb onto one, a frogsplash, it was insanity. It delivered everything you’d want from a MITB match, and in a nice twist, we have (right now) a babyface winner of the match.

And, on many other PPV, the main event would have been a strong contender. I mention it here for 2 reasons. One, Seth Rollins saved us all and ended Roman’s reign. And Ambrose made us all even happier, by getting a measure of payback on Rollins from their feud last year, and winning the championship in the process.

Worst match of the night:

Rusev versus Titus.

In fairness, this one had a horrible spot, following two really great matches. So expectations were low, and that was about what we got. It just wasn’t a great match. Wasn’t even good. As much as I was kind of hoping for a Titus win, after this match, I am hoping we get a new challenger. And the whole interaction with Rusev and Titus’ kids? Was just…odd. In the beginning of the match? Fine, I get it, but after? And one of the sons went to smack Rusev, which the Bulgarian didn’t even acknowledge? Was just odd.

Honorable mention to Golden Truth and Breezango, because of the sun burn angle.

Crowd Chants of the Night:

We want Sasha

You look stupid

let’s go Cena/Cena sucks

AJ Styles

This is awesome

Stupid idiot (though I thought I heard you’re an idiot, too)

Holy Sh@#

Let’s go Rollins

You can’t wrestle.

Roman sucks

Star of the Night

Well, let’s see, shall we?

AJ Styles gets a nod. So does Cena. That match, regardless of the ending, was top notch.

Dean Ambrose, for winning Money in the Bank. And cashing in, leaving Las Vegas the new WWE Champion.

That is, after Seth Rollins won it from Roman Reigns, so I give Seth the nod in his return from injury.

Spot of the Night:

Apollo delivering a belly to belly, from inside the ring to the floor. And following that up with a moonsault  off the apron onto the floor. Crazy athletic.

Nice sequence going from Phenomenal Forearm, to near AA, to Calf Crusher.

Owens, after breaking up Cesaro’s uppercut train, drills him, face first, into the ladder waiting in the corner. Looked vicious.

Del Rio with the arm breaker on Cesaro, on the top of the ladder.

Cesaro, leaping from the ladder to the 2nd rope to drill Owens with a Euro uppercut

Cesaro, swinging Jericho (after Del Rio), and releasing him into a ladder.

Owens, laying Ambrose on a ladder and then delivering a frog splash.

Zayn with a Michinoku Driver, destroying Owens into a ladder. And earning a Holy SH@@ chant.

Jobber of the Night:

I have a few choices here, but none are jobbers in the traditional sense. I kind of want to give it to Titus O’Neill, because the way that match went, looking back on it, he had no shot.

Upset of the Night:

Apollo Crews, getting a win in stunning fashion over Sheamus. That’s what happens when you ignore the talent in the ring against you, and instead argue with the ref. Or, just how it was booked (of course).

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

If you want to talk about a turn, or a snap, that I never saw coming? Then let’s talk about sweet Natalya, who just unloaded on an unsuspecting Becky Lynch after the duo got defeated by Charlotte and Dana. I can only assume it will get tied to when those two banged into one another during their match, but that was easily a stunning turn.

And, in the non-wrestling mention? Ladies and gents, the Mistake by the Lake has won a world championship. Congrats to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Botch of the night:

Looked like a botch between Enzo and Kofi as Kingston went for Trouble In Paradise.

I don’t know if it was a botch or not, but when Cesaro and Del Rio were on the ladder that was pushed over, Del Rio looked like he landed awkwardly, and I am not 100 percent sure he was expected to land in that fashion.

Commentary of the night:

That briefcase might as well be a mile high

Why is he setting up a ladder there? What is he going to do, jump for it?

What is Del Rio doing, building an Erector set?

I smell disaster

LOL Moment of the night:

Breezango, coming out with the blistering skin and looking quite crispy.

Noteworthy Moment:

Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin were NOT on the pre-show. I repeat. NOT on the pre-show.

Dean Ambrose wins the MITB match, and with it the contract.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA Championship, meaning the Factory of Sadness finally has a champion (sorry Miz).

Overall lowlights:

Not many, honestly. Wasn’t overly fond of the Rusev/Titus match, and Crews saved his match. The pre-show was as miss-able as ever.

And, I love that WWE can run past 11pm EST now that the Network is in full effect. But sometimes I hate when they do that!

Overall highlights:

I hate when they do that, except when it’s for what happened tonight! Rollins pins Reigns and wins back the title he never lost, and then Ambrose, the man who was so close last year to winning it from Rollins, cashed in and won it from his former stablemate.

Money in the bank (the match) was awesome, made even better by the cash in to close the show.

The tag match was solid, and I am on board with New Day retaining.

Cena and Styles? Wow. What a match. Forget the ending, remember the fact that Cena looked good, and most didn’t think he’d be back till end of Summer, if not later.

After the final bell:

I was doubtful about the billing coming into this, being “the greatest Money in the Bank ever”. But, after the show? They may have a claim to that title.

Most of the matches were good, several were great.

That was one of the better Money In The Bank matches, and I would have said that regardless of who won. That Ambrose won, and cashed in? Made it even better. I kind of wish he’d held onto it for a bit, but I like how it was done, and I think part of the intent was to help get more heat on Rollins since, as a heel, he was still being cheered more than face Reigns.

And here’s hoping that Roman fades away out of the title picture for a while. Let him be build back up. Let him go chase Rusev or Miz for a while.

All in all, a really strong show, and the over-run was not bad. This usage of it was worth it, even though I’d expect to only see it used for the big shows. But since I am liking MITB more than the Rumble, maybe WWE sees this show as rising to a new position of prominence. In any case? Really strong show. RAW is going to be interesting. I assume Battleground gives us a Triple Threat Match for the title, since both Reigns and Rollins will want to make use of their rematch clauses.

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  • Lisa

    I only have one question: who booked that $h1+?

    • jcice13

      why? your boy didn’t get beat clean

    • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????


      • Lisa

        It was probably Big Nose’s idea. Lol.

        • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

          Nope. Vince.

    • KingBack

      Seth Rollins going over clean was awesome.

      • Lisa

        That was terrible too.

        • KingBack

          Why? How would you have booked it? Reigns going over clean? lol.

          • Lisa


          • KingBack

            Either you’re a troll or maybe you just don’t understand a thing about wrestling. Reigns going over clean would have destroyed all of Rollins’ momentum. You may not like Rollins but he is one of the biggest stars in wrestling today and that type of booking you suggest is simply dumb.

          • Fat Owens Fat

            Its only dumb for Indy fanboys. Remember how the Indy fanboys whined about Reigns receiving a title match immediately after returning from a surgery? Funny how I remember some idiots here asking whom Reigns had wrestled to deserve the #1 contender spot to face Lesnar at a Mania even though Reigns won a Royal Rumble that was destined to be an opportunity for any of the 30 men.

          • Lisa

            So you think Rollins should beat Reigns clean but not vice versa? You’re deluded.

  • jcice13

    and upset can’t be by a person or team that’s a large odds on money favorite to win and Crews was a big favorite, so how is that an upset???.opinion doesn’t matter when the betting line is so one sided, what one thinks and what the pros put out as a gambling line are 2 different things..cleveland winning the title tonight was an upset, they were the underdogs..Crews was a heavy favorite.even by your own site you had Crews as at -780 which means he was just shy of an 8-1 favorite.that’s a big number and never in the history of gambling has an 8-1 winning favorite been called an upset

    • Mike

      It was an upset in terms of how their careers have gone and sheamus experience. In terms of the bookies odds it wasn’t. But the rookie beating a former 4 time world champ is an upset in the world of wwe.

    • JMD

      OK, let’s educate you about the upset of the night…

      it’s in EVERY nutshell I do. Smackdown, RAW, NXT, takeover, PPV.

      not all of those have betting odds. And I haven’t looked at betting lines for the purposes of calling an upset an upset…ever.

      so, whether crews was or wasn’t a bookmaker’s pick meant nothing to me. Also, kinda funny anyone posts actual betting lines to an event whose outcome was, well, decided ahead of time.

      • jcice13

        really? you going to go with that reasoning??? your own damn site posts the lines for EVERY PPV….so I don’t need educating, if you want to use your logic that’s fine, but please, don’t give me that posts lines stuff and no matter what when anyone or any team is an 8-1 favorite whether or not the underdog has more experience, a better record or any other’s not an upset when that 8-1 favorite I am in no way being confrontational with you so please don’t read my comment that way, I am having a discussion and educating you.if you don’t want to have betting lines involved? simple, tell your cohorts not to place them here for every PPV

        • JMD

          LOL, you’re crazy. the nutshell has used upset of the night LOOOONG before we ever posted betting lines. So yes, if you actually ever thought that for upset of the night, I or any of my predecessors factored in the utterly useless betting odds for pro wrestling matches…well that just makes me laugh.

          for me, my standard of an upset is still 1-2-3 Kid over Razor Ramon from RAW, way back when. Pretty sure betting odds didn’t exist for WWE back then.

          Also, just because someone posts something, doesn’t mean it’s covered by all of us, or used by all of us. As I said, 9 times out of 10 I don’t look at them, and when it pertains to upset of the night, i never do.

  • CommonSense

    Botch of the night goes to the Tag team championship match….Botched a 3 count..

  • Martin Koehler

    Commentary of the Night, when the team were talking about what they did in Vegas: Cole:”What did you do Byron?” Byron: “I bought a shirt.” JBL (deadpan) “Good job Byron.” Made me laugh so much.

  • Lord Stevie REGAL #blublood

    Botch of the Night…..Ambrose as Heavyweight Champion

    • Mike

      Nope ambrose as champ equals
      Money and ratings. He is maybe the most
      Cheered babyface on the roster. The crowd exploded when he won the title.

      • Lord Stevie REGAL #blublood

        They would have cheered anyone who cashed in. Just look at all cash ins, big pops regardless of who was the champ, who was cashing in etc. Technically yes Ambrose is the most cheered face now, but if his gimick and ring work doesnt get tweaked, he will end up like reigns

        • Mike

          Ambrose is very good in the ring, and his gimmick is good. He is entertaining and believeable. He has been crazy over for a while now and you just feel the fans have been really behind him every time he has challenged for the wwe title.

        • Fat Owens Fat

          Now let’s see how the indy darlings take the ratings back to 3+ overnight with their Indy boy as champ.

    • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

      Botch of the night goes to the fatal 4 way

  • MatthijsKlerkx

    Should make for an interesting summer. Let’s have a triple threat at Summerslam, let Wyatt f*ck it up, Wyatt walks away with the title and holds it for two or three years, everybody happy.

    • Mike

      I think two or three years would be a bit long lol. I do think wyatt will get that title at some point within the next 12-18 months.

  • The Shockmaster

    I’m glad WWE woke up and took the belt off the dud. Don’t mind Dean as champ, but would’ve preferred Rollins for a while.

  • Mike

    What a paper view! Wow. I was happy when Rollins won sure, but as soon as dean got the title I win nuts. I am such a fan of ambrose as I am of Rollins and I am a fan of reigns too, but ambrose has been so close for well over a year. There was no sense in him waiting for a long while, some winners aren’t ready to be champ when they win mitb, ambrose has been ready for a long time. The sequence too, with rollins defeating reigns cleanly ( all be it the ref was breifly down before the spear count) but even that can barely be mentioned. Then ambrose beating Rollins, it was perfect. A because we haven’t seen the turn of ambrose or Roman on each other or to the heel side just yet, also because now both Rollins and reigns are due a rematch. Let’s have the triple threat shield wwe title match for battleground, or maybe, they have a one on one match (Rollins v reigns) at battleground for the right to face Dean at summerslam, while dean has another opponent, then some how it ends up a triple threat and they’ve saved a huge main event for summerslam. Cena v styles was a brilliant match, that was to be expected. The mitb ladder match was great. Now I can’t wait for raw.

  • Edynol

    Also, as I pointed out last night, The Shield became the first stable to have all 3 former members be World champ in one night. Roman walks in as champ, Seth wins it from him, then Dean cashes in.

  • Edynol

    I was happy with the whole card. All the matches were good, most were great. PPV of the year so far imo. My favorite moment was Rollins winning clean. Sure there was a bit of Cena-foolery with the ref bump, but that’s not an excuse. (Kayfabe)Reigns should have kept on Rollins until he got another pin.(/Kayfabe) But yeah, Rollins beating Roman clean is a huge sign that WWE really are high on him and that he’s turning face. They don’t want him turning face then all of a sudden not needing help or whatever, which is good. I always found it funny that when a chicken heel turns face, suddenly they’re a lot better and no longer to help to win. But with Rollins returning and being rebuilt and made better, that’s some good story telling. Nice. smooth transition into a face. Just hope WWE follows through with it.

    And that Dean is champ, I wonder if they’re gonna turn him heel or keep him as a face. I also have to give props to Roman. He pulled out some awesome new moves last night, like that Razor’s Edge power bomb, and his pacing. He works really well with Seth and they brought the best out of each other. I know I’m one of the few that thinks Reigns a good worker and doesn’t deserve a lot of the flack he gets, but hopefully last night will change some minds. He’s also getting good on the stick, as per his segment last week on RAW in the Ambrose Asylum. WWE pushed him too hard, which I think is what most people really have a problem with. He’s getting better all around and hope more people will give him a chance going forward.

    And while I wish Seth more time with the title, I’m okay with Dean cashing in. I just hope he goes heel. I love Dean now, but think he was better as a heel with the Shield. I hope he has a decent run and drops the title to Seth maybe at Summer Slam. Having Seth chase the title as a face for a few months will make it all the better when he finally gets it back.

    On a side note, I also enjoyed JBL on commentary. I think he sold every match really well, especially the tainted ending to Cena and AJ. and Ambrose winning the title.

    I also enjoyed the Divas match. Natty turning after the match was a good surprise. I just wonder who’s gonna feud with Charlotte for the title now. Maybe Paige, since she beat Charlotte last week. With the Total Divas thing, Paige has kinda faded into the background for not having been in the ring much the past few months. She’s a great worker and deserves to be in a good feud and win the title again. Just don’t want people to forget about her.

    The latter match was awesome. There were some great spots by everybody. I was hoping Cesaro would win, but I knew that was a slim chance so Dean winning was great since now it ties in with a Shield triple threat. I loved some of the creativity they had with the ladders as well. Great match.

    Over all, I give this PPV a solid A. Great show.

    • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn


      • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????


      • Edynol

        Hey if you don’t like it, stop injuring everyone who might take their place. 😐

        • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

          Oh I’m coming out of retirement Muawhahaha

          • Edynol

            I’ve noticed. Poor Del Rio.

      • Edynol

        This is all your fault.

  • Fat Owens Fat

    “I was doubtful about the billing coming into this, being “the greatest
    Money in the Bank ever”. But, after the show? They may have a claim to
    that title.”
    Typical Indy fanboy post right there. No Indy world champion entering ppv? Boo Boo worst PPV ever. Indy darling wins ppv = OMG BESHT PPV EVER!!!

    • JMD

      except, two issues. 1, I am not an indy fanboy. and 2? I had that line written during the show, BEFORE any cash in happened.

      the cash in was the cherry on top. but had no impact on that line at all

  • Mark B.

    What happens in Vegas can stay in Vegas.




    Ha jokes on you,i shave my head!


    You’re gonna get that HOAK leg drop if you keep it up brother! HOAKAMANIA has been running wild for a long time



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