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Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Rundown Slam: WWE Money in the Bank 2014

7/12/2014 9:49:12 AM

I can only say nothing but few words for the last WWE pay-per-view event titled “Money in the Bank” ­— it’s really worth the “money!”

A lot of blockbuster-hyped match lived up to its expectations, with two ladder matches containing respective prizes at stake: one is for the Money In The Bank contract (which guarantees him for a contender spot for the big one), and the other is for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

The only thing that sucks though is the theme used for the PPV offering. They’re better off playing it as their music bed. But if you’re gonna dig that up on YouTube, nah.

Match of the Year?! #4 — Jimmy and Jey (The Usos) vs. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper (The Wyatt Family)

Kick-off match were entertaining as always, and the tag-team scuffle between the Usos and the Wyatt Family was just as sick as shit. Everyone showed their promises, and either Jimmy and Jey or Luke Harper and Erick Rowan deserved to win it all, plus the latter seemed to emerged anew in case Bray is not around.

I think the funny (and the same time, silliest) match of the night goes to the feud between love-triangle stars Lyla and Summer Rae—with Fandago, their interest, as the special referee. And at the end of the battle, one just went heartbroken and became the subject of memes.

Big E and Rusev clashed anew. However, the former-Bulgarian-slash-now-Russian brute proved to be too much. He’s damn on fire, that no one (unless somebody who’s even brute like Brock Lesnar; well, how I wish that will happen) can stop the freight crush train. It seems like almost every win Lana’s man got was from pulling his accolade submission maneuver. How tough was that?

And the irony, looks like Goldust is now winning with the unveiling of new tag team partner Stardust, against the badass combo of Ryback and Curtis Axel. Say, looks like its a story of overcoming a hump (though it's obvious who that bizarre guy really is).

Paige was successful in defending her Diva’s title against Naomi of the Funkadactyls, though I might want to take another look on it again, if there’s available segment to watch over the World Wide Web.

The MITB match seemed to be impressive. Well, almost the best of the night, until Kane came out of nowhere and spoiled the party for Dean Ambrose who’s about to bag the briefcase. Seth Rollins won the game, and the jeers aired in the Garden could only do nothing to help their dismay. Still, what a match that was, especially everyone out there from Jack Swagger to Rob Van Dan to Kofi Kingston, to anyone who competed.

Match of the Year?! #5 — The Ladder Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Kane vs. Alberto del Rio vs. Cesaro vs. Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns)

And finally, for the unified titles (I wonder though if why the champion has to bring two belts if their called as one? Sickass ploy.), hey, what a goddamn scuffle; it’s really awesome! Everyone out there in Boston was treated to a real WWE PPV (aside from WrestleMania, of course!). It seems like everyone (though I’ll put Kane to an exception since he was just playing like a point guard — assisting somebody for their title shot) would have won the big one.

Look at that, Shaemus and Cesaro throwing blows on each other while hanging in the air and one hand’s holding on to the coveted belts. Good thing the string was strong enough to hold these two brutes. Seems like epic moment.

Plus, Randy Orton, though booed ‘cause he was the destined one by the authority, was just playing with a bit of extremities. He had a wound in his head by which 12 staples were needed to close and stop the bleeding. When was the last time we saw somebody in the WWE beaten to some kind of “bloody pulp?” Not even the present peeps could top that one, unless you’re Cena and Lesnar.

Cena won the title, and it appeared like he had done that easily. But I’ll say, not surprising on that. He lived in West Newbury (somewhere in Massachusetts, the state where Boston was located), what can you expect?

But… hey, that legitimize his status anew as one of the recent WWE greats.

However, I’d rather see him and Roman Reigns clashing for the title, instead though. Seriously, the latter have that huge future ahead of him. Much way ahead than what we saw previously on Cesaro and even Bray Wyatt.

But since it’s gonna be a fatal-four way battle in the next PPV Battleground, expect another warfare ahead.

Author: slickmaster | © 2014 september twenty-eight productions


  1. Just saw MITB and I agree with you. The tag team match was an awesome way to start things off. I was disappointed with the love triangle match. I feel that they didn't milk it for all its worth. They didn't give Fandango much to do. I was expecting him to appear to be torn between the two, etc, in the same vein as the other silly matches, like Jamie Noble vs Nidia (forgot his ex's name). Probably, they had to cut it short since such matches don't really sell much these days.

    I am happy that they picked Seth Rollins to be heel. Of all three, he's the one with the most need for such push. Reigns is holding his own as big, strong guy and Ambrose will sell because of his crazy persona. I thinks it's a good move.

    Looks like John Cena's win is the most logical step to fill in the void of Bryan's injury. Whatever storylines they had for Daniel Bryan can be continued with John Cena as face chanpion.

    Any news about CM Punk? Everything's vague about his plans right now. I wish he will come back. I read that he's retired, but he's still officially under contract with the WWE, with the contract to expire on the 17th. Gotta check if his profile still is in after that date.

    1. As of what I got earlier this week, he was placed on the website's alumni list. So which means, I doubt any comeback attempt from that fella. Besides, his contract with the sports promotion's about to expire this month.

      And I think CM Punk official confirmed this through his Twitter post dated July 16.

      Sadly, it's high time instead of clobbering.


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