WWE Money in the bank 2019: Hits and Misses from Money in the bank. Here’s a look at all the segments from tonight’s show that we either liked a lot or didn’t like at all.
Daniel Bryan © and Erick Rowan © Vs The Uso’s (Miss)
Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan took on The Uso’s in a decent match. There was nothing wrong with the clash in itself but the 50-50 booking earns the match a miss. For Daniel Bryan’s tag title reign to mean something, he has to win matches and not lose to a team they already beat clean a couple of weeks back.
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Hit)
WWE Women’s Money in the bank 2019 match was perfect. Everyone of the participants came out looking strong and at one point all of them looked like they could win the briefcase. The finish saw Sonya Deville life her tag team partner Mandy Rose on her shoulders and climb the ladder before they were both pushed down by Bayley. Bayley unclipped the briefcase to win the ladders match that exceeded all expectations after the bland build up to the match. Just goes to show what the women in the ring are capable off if given proper time and booking.
Samoa Joe © Vs Rey Mysterio (United States Championship) (Miss)
Can we end this feud already? How many times are we going to have Samoa Joe lose? Rey won under controversial circumstances and Joe beat up Rey after. No one came out of this looking good. Joe may be a great promo but unless he wins matches, he will continue to bleed credibility. Rey winning the way he did also doesn’t help. It establishes him as an accidental champion.
Shane Vs The Miz (Steel Cage Match) (Hit)
Perfect storytelling inside the ring. Shane wanted to win the match anyway. Even if it meant escaping from the ring and looking like a coward. Miz on the other hand wanted to beat Shane clean in the middle of the ring. Miz controlled the majority of the match. The crowd wanted to see Miz get his revenge while Shane either ran for the door or tried going over the cage. The match ended with Shane slipping off the ring while the Miz tried to pull him back in. I don’t mind the ending even if it means that Shane has probably won this feud. This way Shane can continue to remain a despicable heel with a huge win to boast of while Miz still looks strong in defeat.
Tony Nese © Vs Ariya Daivari (Cruiserweight Championship) (Hit)
The Cruiserweights had a great showing, unfortunately the crowd was really dead for this match. The most encouraging part was that this wasn’t on the kick off and hopefully it doesn’t get pushed to the kick off in the future because continuous exposure to the product will finally get the audience to get behind the fantastic performers from 205 live.
Becky Lynch © Vs Lacey Evans (Raw Women’s Championship) (Miss)
Lacey looks and talks like a star. However, she is yet to perform like one in the ring. This is not just on her though as Becky herself looked pretty stiff at times. The two had a lot of chemistry to the build-up. However, none of that showed on the night it mattered. The match ended after Lynch caught Evans in the Dis-arm-her. Evans tapped out almost immediately.
Becky Lynch © Vs Charlotte Flair (SmackDown Women’s Championship) (Hit)
The better title defence of the two. Becky vs Charlotte may be overkill at this point but the two are yet to have a dull match in the ring. Every move felt like the two were trying to knock the life out of each other. Lynch lost after Lacey interrupted. The man didn’t take kindly to this and immediately attacked Evans after the match. Charlotte then ambushed Becky and both Evans and her ganged up on the exhausted Raw Women’s Champion. The new Miss money in the bank, Bayley ran out for the save. Charlotte attempted to spear Bayley only to crash in to the turnbuckle. Bayley then cashed in her Money in the Bank Contract to become the next SmackDown Women’s champion. While having charlotte win another title was infuriating to watch, seeing Bayley prise the title off of her was worth it. Hopefully she gets a long run with the belt and doesn’t drop it back to Charlotte.
Roman Vs Elias (Miss)
This feud was never both Roman and Elias. It is an obvious set up for Shane Vs Roman. Elias knocked out Roman before the match, went out to berate the crowd, Roman superman punched him and speared him for victory. They could have done this on Raw instead and not be its own match on a pay-per-view.
Seth Rollins © Vs AJ Styles (Universal Championship) (Hit)
If you know anything about wrestling then you know that this was ‘The Match to watch out for’. The match lived up to its hype. Without a doubt, match of the night, Both wrestlers attempted every move in their arsenal. This was a pure wrestling match that didn’t rely on the theatrics that Vince so loves from his “Sports Entertainers”.
Seth finally managed to land a Curbstomp on AJ and picked the win. Many expected AJ to lose because this was Seth’s first defence. However, they also expected AJ to turn heel which unfortunately didn’t happen. It’s possible that the falling ratings could be the reason why Vince wants AJ to remain as a face as he happens to be one of the biggest stars in the company at the moment.
Lucha House Party Vs Lars Sullivan
This was WWE Raw on a pay-per-view. Completely skippable. Next!
Kofi Kingston © Vs Kevin Owens (WWE Championship Match) (Hit)
Kevin Owens took on Kofi in a fun match for the WWE Championship. Owens claimed that Kofi had only won because of the New Day. Kofi then managed to convince Xavier Woods to stay behind so he could face Owens alone. While Owens managed to dominate the majority of the match, Kofi managed to turn it around with sheer determination and will, the secret recipe that took him to the title in the first place. A trouble in paradise later, Kofi came out with his Championship belt intact.
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Miss)
The main event of WWE Money in the Bank 2019 saw 7 wrestlers killing each other for a chance to win the Briefcase. Zayn was withdrawn after he was mysteriously attacked before the match. Ali, Andrade, Ricochet and Balor were amazing and selflessly threw their bodies around on the floor, ladders and every hard surface that was available to them. The bigger stars like Corbin and Drew played their parts perfectly too clearing the ring and steamrolling the smaller wrestlers. Orton didn’t do much except one RKO to McIntyre who was falling from the ring. The moment of the match was when Andrade hit Balor with a sunset flip powerbomb from the top of the ladder to another.
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The match on its own was perfect and can serve as a template for future ladder matches. The result ruined what could have easily been one of the best ladder matches. At Wrestlemania, WWE took the Universal Championship off of Lesnar to bring it back to the Boys. A returning Lesnar took Zayn’s spot in the match and unhooked the briefcase to undo everything that happened at Wrestlemania.
This was one of the Best Pay-per-Views, WWE have had in years. There were fresh matches and many clashes had huge stakes. This was largely a wrestling show and was an example of how good the performers in the company are. There were quite a few surprises in the show though. Some good and some not so much. The sight of Brock unhooking the Briefcase though is bound to leave a sour taste in the mouth of the fans who were enjoying the ladder match up to the point where he showed up.
Note- WWE Money in the bank streamed live on the WWE Network
Here are the Results of WWE Money in the Bank 2019:
- The Uso’s beat Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan in a non-title match at the pre-show
- Bailey won the women’s money in the bank ladder match.
- Rey Mysterio defeated Samoa Joe to become the new United States Champion
- Shane defeated The Miz in a steel cage match by escaping the cage
- Tony Nese defeated Ariya Daivari to retain the Cruiserwight Championship
- Becky Lynch Defeated Lacey Evans to retain her Raw Women’s Championship
- Charlotte Flair beat Becky Lynch to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion
- Bayley Cashed-in her Money in the bank contract on Charlotte to become the new SmackDown women’s Champion
- Roman beat Elias
- Seth Rollins successfully defended the Universal Championship against AJ Styles
- Lars Sullivan and Lucha House Party fought to a No-Contest
- Kofi Kingston defeated Kevin Owens to retain the WWE Championship.
- Brock Lesnar won the Men’s Money in the Bank Match,
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