Review – Money In The Bank (2017)

Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Winner: Baron Corbin

 

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Styles vs. Nakamura, that’s a sight bound to get any wrestling fans heart racing. SummerSlam/Wrestlemania dream matches.

The main event was a good match, with some great moments but ultimately I did walk away from it slightly disappointed. No that’s not because Baron Crobin won, although I would have preferred AJ Styles or Sami Zayn, it just wasn’t as good as I was expecting. Maybe that’s my own fault, maybe I’d created unrealistic targets for them. Again, don’t get me wrong it was a good match, I’m not saying it wasn’t.

 

As you’d expect in a Money In The Bank ladder match there were a handful of excellent spots. Such as an exploder suplex from Sami Zayn to Kevin Owens onto the ring apron, or a Baron Corbin chokeslame for AJ Styles onto a ladder, or an Attitude Adjustment from AJ Styles to Kevin Owens onto a ladder. Then, you had Styles clingning onto the briefcase above the ring after Dolph Ziggler moved the ladder away. That fall did not look fun to take.

Highlight of the match however was the AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura show down towards the end. Locking eyes either side of the ladder, they move it to one side and go at it like warriors. If WWE let these guys go all out at SummerSlam or Wrestlemania then they’ve got a match of the year candidate on their hands for sure!

In the end though the match was won by Baron Corbin, who had previously attack Nakamura during his entrance. I’m happy with Corbin winning, I can see him being a really annoying, smug and smiley heel boasting about his accomplishment and trying to decide when the prefect time to strike is. On Talking Smack after the PPV they did tease that he would cash in his contract on Jinder Mahal, but I think they will wait for a babyface champion for him to steal it from.

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