Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Money in the bank 2011
1. Smackdown money in the bank ladder match
Awesome match. I think this is better then the RAW MITB that happened later in the ppv. Some great spots in this one, and a great ending as well. I love it that Daniel Bryan won. I remember thinking that he would be the first one to lose the MITB cash in. The Sheamus/Cara powerbomb through the ladder was a sick spot. Other great spots are everyone diving over the top rope, chokeslam on a ladder, and a 450 splash of a ladder that is set up in the corner turnbuckle.
match rating: ***3/4
2. Mark Henry vs Big Show
Not a bad match, but nothing compared to their matches later in the year. Its short, and they keep up a fast pace, so nothing to complain about. Henry injures Big Show's leg with a chair after the match and gives us a nice moment.
match rating: **
3. RAW Money in the bank ladder match
I was not too big of a fan of this one. I felt that it was one of the weaker MITB ladder matches we have had. It's still a very good match. but not as good when you compare it to some other ones. Anyways, Del Rio wins, and the match is very fast paced. Some of the big moments are a huge shooting star press of a big ladder from Even Bourne on the outside. The other spot is when Bourne and Mysterio both do a hurricanrana of the ladder on their opponents.
match rating: ***1/4
4. Randy Orton vs Christian (World Heavyweight Championship)
I will be honest with you guys. I have not seen any of the Christian/Orton matches. This was my first, and holy shit it was awesome. Fast paced match with a lot of hard hitting moves. I heard that this was their weakest match yet, so I am amazed at the thought of how amazing their other matches must be then. The match never slows down, and even the DQ ending doesnt hurt it since we got Christian as our new world heavyweight championship.
match rating: ***1/2
5. John Cena vs CM Punk (WWE Championship)
I loved this match. There are a few noticable botches that kind of bugged me, but the match itself is so awesome, and there is so much emotion with the crowd that you quickly forget about its mistakes. The match is around 35 minutes long, and it never gets boring. The crowd is awesome the entire match. They chant you can't wrestle to Cena, and they go crazy for CM Punk. I mean, holy shit they were loud. The last time a crowd was this loud was during the ECW ONS ppvs, and Wrestlemania 22. The crowd really brings the match up even more.
Other then the crowd, the match is epic. They pull of their usual moves, and add even more moves that I have not seen in the WWE in a long time, like the suplex of the apron on the concrete floor, and the knee drop of the apron on the back of Cena's neck. There are some nice counters, and the use of finishers was spread out nicely. The match really put over CM Punk. He kicked out of two AA's, and got out of two STF holds. Both men played their parts just perfect. They really made 35 minutes go by like it was nothing.
match rating: *****
Overall, this is one of the best non Wrestlemania ppv's ever, and the wet dream of the IWC. You had amazing matches, Punk as WWE champ, Christian as WHC, and you had Del Rio, and Daniel Bryan win the MITB.