Sean Ross Sapp's Money In The Bank Match Ratings And Podcast Notes

Hype Bros defeated Colons
2.75/10

  • It's really great to hear the ovation Zack Ryder got upon his return.
  • The crowd is wild for the Hype Bros. 
  • One of the Colons botches getting to a count break in time. 
  • The Hype Ryder wins the match. 
  • Great crowd, not a very good match. 
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Carmella (w/ James Ellsworth) defeated Tamina, Becky Lynch, Charlotte & Natalya
Women's Money in the Bank ladder match
5.75/10

  • Great video package, but it doesn't feature Sherri. Wonder how weird it was standing in the ring watching this. 
  • Charlotte's fake tan is nuts. 
  • Tamina still can't do a Samoan drop right. Looks like a tree being chopped down. She later missed a cue to get hit with a ladder.
  • James Ellsworth is the Jose Altuve of WWE. 
  • Carmella's gear rules, and her walking the middle of the ladder was cool. There's a couple of rough spots where she tries to pick up a ladder, then Charlotte misses a boot by a miles. 
  • Charlotte hits a really cool new corkscrew flip to the outside. Basically a Sparkle Splash tope.
  • Ellsworth and Becky continuity is GREAT. Ellsworth gets the briefcase and throws it to Carmella!!
  • You all would be shocked to learn that Carmella and Ellsworth are heels.
  • Personally I'm just glad people give a shit enough about that ladder match to be upset about it. 
  • This crowd was troll culture personified. Wild for James climbing, flat and sad for him actually going.

Backstage Crappenings

  • My god, Dasha needs a new role. 
  • We have a new episode of Fashion Files. The attackers are going to reveal themselves!!
  • Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis debut. Mike has taken her last name. Hmmmmmm.... I applaud WWE for doing something different with Bennett, but he is the prototypical guy they wanted in the mid 2000s when their in-ring struggled.
  • We get a cool legends segment that gets big pops from the crowd. Outstanding stuff.

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
New Day defeated The Usos (c) via countout
7/10

  • Kofi gets suplexed into the ring post. Cool, newish spot. 
  • Kofi also lands a version of the Trevor Lee stomp, awesome to see. 
  • The Big E YOLO dive is still psycho. 
  • These teams fit together super well. Until the botched Big Ending spot.
  • Kofi Kingston's offense is like, wow tonight.
  • The Usos get themselves counted out.
  • Awesome fast paced stuff. 

Smackdown Women's championship
Naomi (c) defeated Lana
5.25/10

  • Lana gets a series of suplexes into the ropes.
  • Lana's timing is off, but I think she's going to end up being good.
  • Carmella comes out and teases a cash-in, allowing Naomi to grab a submission.
  • This was solid. Naomi squeezed blood from a stone in that match.

WWE Championship
Jinder Mahal (c) (w/ Singh Brothers) defeated Randy Orton

7/10

  • Champions coming out first should be explained as "the champion's choice."
  • Jinder Mahal's theme goes hard. 
  • These two can't follow a ladder match, especially with a cash-in looming overhead. Good placement.
  • Jinder Mahal has the look. Now he just need the promos, in-ring, and stuff like that. 
  • I have people justifying Mahal saying "he's not Mason Ryan or Snitsky." Not a ringing endorsement.
  • Mahal works over Orton's knee. 
  • JINDER MAHAL WITH A SPINNING TOE HOLD YOU SON OF A BUCK.
  • Randy Orton can sell his ass off.
  • Great roar from the crowd for the Singh ejections.
  • I'd love to watch Orton feud with JUST the Singh Brothers. 
  • Sick RKO through the table on one of the Singhs.
  • Mahal capitalizes and wins!
  • Very much in line with the booking of Mahal and Orton. Randy lost focus.

Breezango defeated The Ascension
3.75/10

  • Oh. It's The Ascension.
  • Good win for Breezango. Beating a couple of weenies with a small package. Pause

Money in the Bank ladder match
Baron Corbin vs. AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
8.25/10

  • Corbin attacks Nakamura with a camera during his entrance. Announcers tease that Nakamura is out of the match.
  • WWE is participating in troll booking, and it's because of troll culture. 
  • Zayn seems like he's out of the habit of making his dives sensible. Back to doing it to one person.
  • Baron Corbin keeps finding cool ways to do the Deep Six. 
  • Kevin Owens is Flair slammed through a ladder!
  • We also get a Zig Zag from a couple of rungs up.
  • SICK. Zayn with a sunset flip bomb off the ladder. That was one of the damndest powerbombs I've seen in my life.
  • A half nelson suplex from Zayn to Owens on the apron! Wow.
  • More big spots -- AJ forearms Zayn while on a ladder, then Corbin chokeslams Styles on a ladder. Styles Ushigoroshi off the apron through the ladder on KO.
  • Wow.
  • That was a perfect spot. From Styles' athleticism, to the bump, to Ziggler's reaction.
  • Nakamura's music hits. Huge pop and great reaction from Corbin.
  • The Nakamura/Styles face off was awesome. They gotta go at Mania. We get a great camera angle of them on top of the ladder.
  • Corbin knocks them down and grabs the briefcase.
  • Wooohoo another guy with zero great matches at the top of the Smackdown heel scene!
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