CC's WWE Money in the Bank 2018 PPV Review
On Sunday night WWE Presented their Money in the Bank PPV from Chicago and today I give a full review of the entire show and rank each match as PPV Worthy or Worthless.
What a fantastic match this was. Both of these guys are simply the best of best and Nakamura continues to show that he is so much greater as a heel. AJ is an excellent champion and he has a lot more challengers that I would love to see him face, so him winning was great to me.
Let's talk the positives first, these women went out there and busted their asses to put on a great performance. How great were some of these spots! Naomi, Sasha and Ember did everything they could to make this great. Innovative and high risk, holding nothing back. And for all those who were petrified about Lana being in the match, she was great.
Despite how great the action was, the match was capped off by once again, a terrible decision to have a bad worker come out on top, Alexa Bliss. The privilege this chick receives is pathetic and unfortunately it continues the trend of great performers getting nothing to work with. All that talent in there, and you go with Alexa fucking Bliss.
I actually thought this match was so interesting to watch, just to see how Ronda would do, and I thought she was great. Her feeling was so believable and facial expression made you believed she was in ral agony. Her comeback and moves looked legit and different from every other worker. Great job proving the doubters wrong. Give Nia credit for laying the offense in hard and believable as well. But of course, continuing the theme of rewarding shitty performers, Alexa cashed in her MITB and ruined what was a great spectacle. Pathetic.
Braun won the money in the bank and this was an example of giving the people what they may have expected but what was for the best. I'm so glad they didn't try to give it to somebody who didn't deserve it just to shock people. Braun should be the guy to take the belt from Brock. This was a pretty good match with a lot if spots, but not the best ever. Great ending to the show that had a very good match order.
The last few minutes were pretty damn good, though the middle was too long. Seth is great and he pulled a good performance out of the Drifter. Great job by Rollins.
Bryan really did his best to drag a good match out this big mop and he did a good job trying. The bottom line is Cass just shouldn't have been in there with Bryan and he was outclassed. Glad its over.
I really think wrestling has passed me by. I just don't get why women wrestling can't be treated seriously and every champion or pushed act has to be a fucking nonworking joke. Beating Asuka is just stupid. But I'm over it.
There literally nothing they could do to make me at all interested in this. I dosed off and checked my social media during the restholds.
They really need to turn Lashley heel. The guy is beast, but the crowd is just not into him as a babyface. He was dominant, but he's miscast. This was just not good, and I really don't fault the performers, but it's the fault of the booking.
Overall: I think this was a pretty damn good show overall, with 6 very good quality PPV matches. The ladder matches delivered and the Ronda Rousey was very impressive in her first singles match. I thought AJ vs Nakamura was the best match on the show and this show had a few matches that you could argue deserved that distinction. Way better than Backlash.