Money in the Bank: Match Review

Alfred KonuwaFeatured ColumnistJune 30, 2014

WWE Money in the Bank delivered excitement in spots and complacency in others. As expected, the Money in the Bank briefcase match far outshined the Money in the Bank championship match. 

Without the guarantees inherent with perennial main-eventers and future stars, the so-called B-plus players in the briefcase match stole the show with a spectacular ladder match. 

The Dean Ambrose-Seth Rollins feud appears as if it is going to continue stemming from the briefcase match. Should they feud over the briefcase, it will raise the stock of both stars while giving Ambrose the chance to become a top babyface. 

Rusev continues his climb to becoming a top heel, following a strong back-and-forth match with Big E.

The announcers seemed surprisingly interested in calling this big-man battle, and another win did more for Rusev than a squash match could have at this point. Rusev should continue a steady climb to a crowded main-event picture. 

One reason the main-event picture is so crowded is due to the rise of Roman Reigns, who continued to impress in an otherwise ho-hum main event. It seems like only a matter of time before Reigns is a world champion, but hopefully that time doesn’t come too soon. 

One match that can’t come soon enough for WWE’s waning business is between Brock Lesnar and John Cena, who is coming off his 15th world championship victory.

This is the biggest match on WWE’s books and should be teased immediately.