WWE Money in the Bank 2011: One of the Best PPVs of All Time

Kevin StonebargerCorrespondent IIJuly 18, 2011

Money in the Bank has come and gone, ladies and gentlemen, and to say that it was a great show may be a huge understatement.

The PPV was an epic show all-around, will probably be the PPV of the year, and may very well go down as one of the best PPVs of all time.

Many people were worried that there was just too much hype for the PPV and it would ultimately be a dissapointment to us all, but luckily, that did not happen, as everyone from just about top to bottom delivered in epic fashion.

There is no doubt in my mind that Money in the Bank 2011 has changed the wrestling world forever.

First, we had the Smackdown Money in the Bank Ladder Match, and I have to say it was just balls-to-the-wall crazy action from start to finish. I was on the edge of my seat throughout, and it was one of the craziest ladder matches that you could ever see as I watched Sin Cara get powerbombed through a ladder and Gabriel pulling off a freaking 450 splash from an unbalanced ladder!

In the end, the man who no one gave a lick of chance, Daniel Bryan, shocked the world and grabbed the briefcase. No one thought he could pull it off, but the American Dragon persevered, and to the delight of the IWC, is now just one cash-in away from becoming World Champion.

Something the IWC thought they may never see.

Then there was the Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match. While a bit shorter and a bit messed-up, the Raw side of things delivered, with some of the most brutal things I've ever seen. I literally dropped my jaw when I saw Evan Bourne deliver Air Bourne and just cringed when Swagger and Kingston literally fell from the ladder. When Miz was injured, I was worried, but I was shocked as hell when he came back and actually thought he would pull it off.

But in the end, the "Mexican Aristocrat," Alberto Del Rio, did what many predicted him to do and pulled down the briefcase and secured his destiny of becoming WWE Champion.

And then there was Orton vs Christian for the World Title. With a crowd that was pro-Christian and even booed Randy at times, these two delivered the great match they always have, with plenty of counters and near falls. But the ending was the true icing on the cake.

Christian actually spat in the face of Orton, which threw him off the deep end and kicked Christian in the crown jewels, and with the stipulations in place, it awarded Christian the World Title to a big pop. But Orton would not let Christian walk away scot-free and delivered not one, but two RKO's on the announce table with a psychotic look on his face

It was just great booking on the part of WWE, as it put over Christian as conniving, cowardly heel who will do anything to be champion and allowed Randy to even break from the Superman mold for one night and act like a total badass!

Then there was the main event, the match everyone wanted to see: John Cena vs CM Punk for the WWE Title.

Words cannot describe how awesome this match was. With an insanely pro-Punk and anti-Cena crowd, this match delivered on all the hype and build and then some.

It was one of the best matches I ever had the privilege of watching in wrestling. Just a near perfect affair and very may be the Match of the Year, surpassing HHH vs Taker and Orton vs Christian in that category.

For those who say Cena can't wrestle, watch this match, because he held up his own end in this match.

And to the shock of the world, CM Punk won the WWE Title.

Chicago went absolutely nuts as Punk shocked the world, and after fighting off Vince's last desperation attempt through a Del Rio cash-in, gave one last goodbye kiss to Vince and left through the crowd, left Chicago, left WWE, with the WWE Championship.

It was one of the most unpredictable and exciting nights ever, and the WWE did everything right for once.

There may never be another night where the IWC was more happier than now.

For once, WWE deliverd big time at this PPV, in booking, in-ring quality, and in unpredictability, and I will certainly be watching Raw to see what happen next!

Money in the Bank 2011: one of the best PPVs of all time.