Judging by the comments made by friends and others on social media, the decision to give the Money in the Bank contract briefcase to Seth Rollins wasn’t as disappointing as it was to see Kane get involved and “guarantee” that the newest member of the Authority would walk out of Boston with the case in his hand. I’m not as disappointed at the ending as one might think and in the scheme of things, it was the right thing to do at this moment. For the future, I am not so sure about that.
[adinserter block=”1″]The idea of both Rollins and Dean Ambrose in the briefcase match could only mean a 5-star performance, which both competitors gave us in and out of the ring. It reminds me that this is the hot summer months and there is generally a need for a “hot” feud to continue and thrive leading to SummerSlam and beyond. While the WWE is not keen on allowing wrestlers to feud past two pay-per-view events, this is a matchup that needs to thrive through the end of the year…at least.
When I think of feuds like these, Tommy Rich and Edie Gilbert come to mind. I think of Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair. I think of Steamboat and Randy Savage and I think of Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho. All four feuds lived up to the hype, carried a huge fan base and survived more than a few weeks in and out of the ring.
It is quite possible that Rollins and Ambrose could be better than all of them.
Divas Trouble Brewing
The WWE is doing a good job of giving us a lead to the deception of Cameron and the eventual split with Naomi and the Funkadactyls. What I am worried about is what happens once the split takes place, as there are already three (maybe four with Alicia Fox) Divas who rule the division without any real competition (again)?
Paige and Naomi gave us a good match, with the focus being on the split down the middle Cameron. But I had expected Naomi to win and Cameron to blindside her and then immediately challenge her former friend and partner.
Paige appears to be in a class by herself right now. I don’t think Charlotte (Ashley Flair) is ready to take the next step. Natalya is ring fodder and Nikki Bella isn’t much of a threat. The division is now a “huge” conglomerate of four and four can be a lonely number.
Tag Team Glory
When is the last time you saw two tag team matches on a pay-per-view? Fans now get to see more amazing matches because the teams are good and the tag team division is solid after a weak showing for so long.
This is a division that should be built around the Usos vs. the Wyatts. The Rhodes Brothers and Rybaxel will follow. It is probably safe to assume there will be other tag teams “built” to make the division even stronger.
I did not say a word about the final match. I will reserve that for another column. Take away the Summer Rae/Layla match (two diva matches in one pay-per-view) and this was a solid B+ pay-per-view, which is only fitting since the greatest “B+” wrestler of all time started things off in Boston with an interview by Michael Cole.
[adinserter block=”2″]When we see Daniel Bryan back in red and in the squared circle, the WWE will be whole again. Until then everything else is chaos.
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