Ever since the WWE introduced this PPV, it has become one of my favorites and most anticipated PPVs they put on every year and that’s the Money in the Bank PPV. This year was no different with the MITB Ladder Match, Cena/Owens II and the ladder match between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Let’s see how things turned out for the 2015 Money in the Bank PPV.
The Money in the Bank PPV kicked off with the MITB ladder match that featured Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, Neville, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston and Kane. Coming into this match I think everyone had Roman Reigns winning it, but I think whenever he wins his first title it’s not going to be cashing in the briefcase, but he’s going to have his moment. In a way, I was hoping they pulled the trigger on Kofi Kingston because since he’s become a part of New Day he’s much better. Now in this match, it was a really good opener with several crazy spots including Orton hitting the RKO on Neville from the top of the ladder. The match looked to be won by Reigns until Bray Wyatt came and hit him with the Sister Abigail and eventually Sheamus climbed the ladder to retrieve the briefcase to win the match. Winner and Mr. Money in the Bank: Sheamus
Match Rating: 3.75/5- Really good opener, I didn’t envision Sheamus winning the match but this opens several possibilities in the future and could be interesting.
This match of course was for the Divas Championship as Nikki Bella defended her title against Paige. The match itself wasn’t bad, but the booking of the Bellas doesn’t make sense because I’m scratching head wondering if they’re heels again? They’re using that Twin Magic to get more heat on them and it eventually lead to Nikki picking up the win. Winner and Still Divas Champ: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: 2.5/5
This match was for the Intercontinental Championship and one that I wasn’t looking forward to because I feel that Big Show shouldn’t be challenging Ryback for the championship. With the title being pushed for the past few months, this seems to bring it down a few notches. Actually the match started out pretty decent, but in the end Miz got involved causing a disqualification after hitting Show with the mic. Winner by DQ: Big Show
Match Rating: 2/5
Now it’s time for probably the most anticipated match of the night as Kevin Owens took on John Cena in a rematch from their Elimination Chamber match. This has been the hottest feud by far in the WWE and it shows that Kevin Owens will be a main event player really soon. They‘ve had great segments. Cut really good promos and their match a couple of weeks ago were phenomenal. This match didn’t disappoint either with both men beating the hell out each other and the crowd was into it from the start. They both hit great moves on each other and if you haven’t seen this match, make sure you check out it because it was great and in the end, Cena hit the AA to pick up the win. Winner: John Cena
Match Rating: 4.5/5- This match was just as good as their match a couple of weeks ago. After the match, Cena told Owens he belongs here, handed him his NXT championship and raised his arm. Afterwards, Owens kicked Cena and hit the powerbomb on the apron.
This is for the tag team titles as New Day took on the Primetime Players. The New Day has surprised many and become the most entertaining part of the tag team division and I had them holding onto the titles for a long time. In what was a surprise for me, the Primetime Players won the titles when O’Neil pinned Woods. Winners and New Tag Team Champs: Primetime Players
Match Rating: 2.5/5- I can honestly say that I’m happy to see them winning the titles because they deserve it.
Finally, here is the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as Seth Rollins defended his title against Dean Ambrose in a Ladder Match. This is another match that if you didn’t see it, please find some way to check it out because it was crazy. These guys beat the hell out of each other with tables, ladders and the announce table. The final moments of the match were just crazy as the crowd were chanting ‘this is awesome’. Seth Rollins showed another side of himself as he hit the powerbomb three times on the outside, twice on the barricade cushion and once on a ladder and chairs on the outside. After all that, Ambrose was still able to get up and almost retrieve the title as they fought on top of the ladder and both fell but Rollins had the title in his arms when he hit the ground for the win. Winner and Still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: 4.5/5- Awesome match!!
Overall Rating: 7.5/10- Very solid PPV as expected, the opening match which was the Money in the Bank Ladder Match was really good and was a bit of surprised to see Sheamus pick up the win. The Cena/Owens and Rollins/Ambrose matches were off the charts and something you have to check out if you haven’t. I was happy to see the Primetime Players rewarded with the tag titles, its well deserved.