To steal a phrase from Sports Center, The Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View is “Back and Better Than Ever.”
Good to know we can count on some things to remain the same in this business. Where would the WWE if MITB did not set up nicely for SummerSlam and the remaining events of the year?
As a fan, I have always thought of MITB as the second most important event of the year for the WWE and here is why… it is as dependable as the sun, the moon and the stars. It will always be around. There is no need to worry if fans get their money’s worth or if the card will draw. It always does and then some.
We have had the opportunity to see some amazing matches over the course of the past two weeks as far as the World Title and WWE Title are involved. Wrestlers being pushed to the limit, the continual success of Daniel Bryan, the hunger and desperate nature of Randy Orton, the disbelief of Fandango and the need for a repackaging of Wade Barrett’s character. All could not have come at a better time.
While we have also been obsessed with the firing of Vickie Guerrero and the doom of Ryback as well as the emergence of the Wyatts, the WWE has done a good job of balancing what is most important to the company right now.
And, if you can believe this, I am almost halfway through this column and this is the first mention of John Cena, who rightfully so, is not the most important part of this pay-per-view. Neither is Alberto Del Rio and quite frankly, neither is the tag team title match. Those components along make this event even better.
But wait, there’s more.
The fact Kaitlyn and AJ Lee have been selling their feud for the past month has given us hope there will in fact be a meaningful reason for the Divas to wrestle. And after seeing Kaitlyn spear AJ and slap Big E, I am hopeful more female wrestlers (Natalya) take the lead and run with it. Layla and Kaitlyn would be an awesome feud. Natalya needs to be given title consideration.
If the match lives up to the hype, then the Divas match could be the stepping stone to something along the lines of Lita/Trish.
Don’t misunderstand what I am saying.
Also, let’s not forget a few things that are all part of this production on Sunday.
The involvement of the Wyatts: What will they be involved in, who will they attack and what kind of statement will Bray Wyatt make?
Paul Heyman’s Guys: Does Brock Lesnar make an appearance? My guess is it will not happen until Monday night after the PPV. What happens to Curis Axel? He wins on Sunday and worries about Chris Jericho after that.
Rob Van Dam: Maybe the most unknown of the bunch. You know in a ladder match, he will deliver. Will he be the main eventer he used to be? Can he win? Will he be vaulted to the top of the WWE food chain?
Does Vickie Guerrero get involved in Ryback’s match? Do the two immediately become a power couple?
With all this going on, it’s hard to concentrate on the WWE and it’s one event. You can blame marketing on that and promotion. The fact it has been done right and there is excitement about this event is the best thing that can happen to the company right now. All we have to do is sit back and watch MITB deliver its promise.
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