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WWE Money in the Bank Review

WWE Money in the Bank is officially in the books!

The July 6th Premium Live Event went down at Canada’s Scotiabank Arena. Five matches were contested, two of which had RAW’s World Heavyweight and Intercontinental title on the line.

Here’s our review of all the action and madness that was Money in the Bank.

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Men’s Money in the Bank ladder match

Participants: Andrade, Carmelo Hayes, Chad Gable, Drew McIntyre, Jey Uso, LA Knight

A hot start to Money in the Bank with six superstars from RAW and SmackDown battling it out for the briefcase. Ladders came into play on frequent occasions leading to some nasty bumps from babyfaces and heels alike. From Knight’s neckbreaker on the ladder to Gable’s Chaos Theory on Drew, the ladder match struck the right chord when it came to high-risk action.

The most chaotic spot of the match, I’d say, was Andrade’s sunset flip to Melo on top of a wedged ladder costing HIM all of his momentum. I thought Gable and Jey were going for the infamous Hardy-Edge spot when Gable landed flat-first on the canvas before Jey took him out with a massive spear.

The ending was a letdown at first but then I realized it really tied into the “Toronto Screwjob” we witnessed later during the show. Remember, WWE is all for creating moments.

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Sami Zayn (c) vs. Chad Gable – Intercontinental Championship

Sami Zayn’s first PLE title defense since Clash at the Castle: Scotland didn’t live up to its hype. The more this title reign goes on the more I think Zayn wasn’t the right guy to dethrone Gunther. This isn’t me taking away anything from his ability as an in-ring performer. He’s great at what he does, but I feel like they’re trying to make him the new Daniel Bryan with this underdog gimmick.

Bron Breakker didn’t look unbeatable till the very end of the match. I thought Breakker legit hurt himself with the jumping clothesline on the announce table. Making him lose following a single Helluva kick after spending months building him up as an unstoppable monster wasn’t the brightest booking decision in my opinion.

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John Cena announces his retirement from in-ring competition

John Cena showed up unannounced for the second straight year at WWE Money in the Bank. The last time Cena showed up, we witnessed an Attitude Adjustment. This time, it was emotional. Cena said he was stepping away from the ring for good with 2025 being his final year in WWE as a competitor.

More details were provided at the press conference. The GOAT is looking to work “tentatively 30-40” dates next year, from January to December. This includes WWE’s major Premium Live Events such as Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.

Thank you, Cena, for defining a generation’s childhood. You’ve earned it, and I’m looking forward to one hell of a farewell tour in 2025.

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Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match

Participants: Chelsea Green, IYO SKY, Lyra Valkyria, Naomi, Tiffany Stratton, Zoey Stark

The men’s ladder match may have set the tone for the rest of the night, but the ladies took it to the next level. This shouldn’t be a surprise given the stacked women’s roster WWE has at their disposal in 2024. Naomi showing her insane flexibility with the splits on the ladder was a tremendous spot. Tiffany pulled off her prettiest moonsault without making much of an effort.

The craziest part of the match came when IYO SKY planted Zoey Stark head-first from the top of a ladder onto another. Hometown heroine Chelsea Green came so close to winning the briefcase only to crash land on the tables she set up herself in the first place. Definitely one of the best women’s MITB matches that ended with a fan favorite winning the briefcase.

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Damian Priest (c) vs. Seth Rollins – World Heavyweight Championship

Definitely one of the better matches of the night with an even better outcome. Priest and Rollins were having a really good back-and-forth match-up before McIntyre showed up with the briefcase to make it a triple threat affair. The botched pinfall following the Falcon Arrow move left fans confused but Drew’s arrival took the attention off of it immediately.

McIntyre thought he had the match under control until he was screwed over once again by CM Punk. Priest won the match. Drew failed to cash it in. Rollins won’t be able to challenge for the title as long as Priest is the champion. Priest gave that look you have when you get so close to solidifying your title reign only for a certain Second City Devil to give you an unlikely assistance – for the second time, mind you.

Punk may have become enemy number one of both Priest and Rollins due to what went down during the world title match at WWE Money in the Bank. As of this writing, McIntyre remains suspended for putting his hands on Adam Pearce after the PLE was over.

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Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton & Kevin Owens vs. The Bloodline

The main event featured six men with plenty of bad blood between them. The first half of the match had some old-school tag team action. Jacob Fatu no-selling “Vintage Orton DDT” before the Viper realized what he was up against made for some really cool spot. The referee took a bump at the steel steps to set up the announce table spot. Owens took out Fatu, who recovered in time to prevent a Cross Rhodes on Solo, leading to a win for The Bloodline.

The match seamlessly transitioned from an old-school tag team contest to an all-out war towards the end. Fatu was the highlight of it all. The man is the second coming of Umaga, not Solo, not by a long shot. I’d love to see some singles action between Owens-Fatu and Tama-Orton in the lead-up to Cody versus Solo for the Undisputed WWE Championship. These four men showed great chemistry with each other at Money in the Bank.

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