WWE Money in the Bank 2012: Did Tyson Kidd Make the Most of His Opportunity?

Michael Prunka@MichaelPrunkaCorrespondent IJuly 15, 2012

Dolph Ziggler has earned the title of Mr. Money in the Bank by winning the World Heavyweight Championship contract ladder match. While Tyson Kidd may have come up short in what was arguably the biggest match of his career, he still made quite an impact.

While many will condemn the World Heavyweight Championship contract match for being a glorified spot-fest, it was still a very entertaining match and a great opening match for the show. Just as many assumed he would, Kidd thrived in this Money in the Bank environment. 

Kidd made a lasting impact with a great performance in this match. At one point in the match, Kidd hit an excellent powerbomb on Ziggler, who was halfway up a ladder. While Ziggler ended up taking the powerbomb awkwardly with a front bump, it was still a memorable spot.

The fact that Kidd provided us fans with a memorable spot in a match that was so chock-full of rapid-fire spots speaks for itself. 

It's apparent that Kidd has been working hard over the past few months to make himself a relevant part of the WWE's main roster. I would venture to say that his performance Sunday night should solidify his place on Smackdown's midcard.

Kidd coming out of nowhere for the Money in the Bank match and ultimately winning probably would have been a poor booking decision in the long run. Obviously, Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler were the most logical people to put the briefcase on.

That said, Kidd made the best of his opportunity in his first Money in the Bank match. He is furthering his reputation as one of the greatest workhorses in the WWE today.

Hopefully that will earn him a title of some sort somewhere down the road. Until then, I'm just enjoying Tyson Kidd's phenomenal work.


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