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I like using my post-PPV editions of "What's Bothering Me" to give my review and analysis of the previous night's event. WWE Money in the Bank had some good AND some bad moments, in my opinion, so let's get started breaking it down.
What Did NOT Bother Me: Dolph Wins WHC MITB Match
First of all, the match was an incredible way to start off the night. You could tell that every single performer was working extremely hard to contribute to the match, and that's generally always a recipe for greatness.
Consider the difficulty there must be to simply remember all the spots in AND out of the ring with eight men. It would be much easier to simplify the entire match, but that's not what these athletes did last night. It was spot after spot, near-fall after near-fall (the fall of course being reaching for the contract in this case), and it was just fun to witness.
Kudos to WWE for sticking with the original plan and going with Ziggler. The IWC was expecting him for quite some time and Vince could have easily given it to someone else just to spite us.
Additionally, I'm glad they didn't have Dolph cash in after the WHC match. While I'm tired of the false cash- ins as well, it certainly showed the support fans will give when Dolph ultimately goes through with it sometime in the next year.
Congrats to @HeelZiggler, he certainly deserves it. Of course, the other seven men in that match last night deserve all the praise in the world as well.
What DID Bother Me: Primo/Epico Beat Prime Time Players
It's the "been there, done that" thing for me with Primo and Epico. I've never considered them over and I still don't. They're entertaining in the ring, and Rosa involvement helps a ton, but I just don't see them yet as a viable tag team.
The Prime Time Players feel fresh, at least.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the Players the number one contenders? Why have them lose then? Doesn't that cause them to lose at least a little credibility as they head into a championship match?
Maybe WWE has plans to include Primo and Epico in the eventual title match.
Regardless, I think PTP should have gone over last night and while the loss might not mean much in the end -- it was unadvertised in the first place -- it doesn't help them either.