June 17th, 2018 was one of the most anticipated days of the year for the WWE as it would hold its annual “Money In the Bank” match. This PPV has quickly become a fan favorite throughout the years and is a highlight of the summer for many WWE fans. These past two years have been especially significant as the WWE now hold two ladder matches, one for men and one for the women. This year PPV was extremely noteworthy, so in turn, let’s take a look at the top 5 takeaways from the night.
As one of the more controversial superstars of the WWE, Roman Reigns has been the center of attention from of the WWE fanbase for negative reasons. It is no secret that the fanbase has rejected Roman because they feel as though he has been “shoved down their throats.” Whether the animosity towards him was deserved is up to the viewer, but it is hard to ignore the fact that crowd is not accepting him as the WWE would have hoped.
This PPV was just another example of fans making their thoughts known. Before Roman’s match, it was obvious the fans have made their mind up about it and from the very beginning, the fans began booing, followed with chants of, “This is boring, CM Punk, NXT” and many more to name. It is tough to watch even as a Roman Reigns fan because of how outrageous the crowd has gotten. Hopefully, this could be a wake-up call to WWE that the character of Roman needs a desperate change.
Women’s Money In The Bank
The women’s “Money In The Bank” ladder match was a sight to behold as they put it all on the line in this match. Wrestlers like Sasha Banks put them all into the match by taking multiple slams onto the ladders spread around the ring. The consensus that many fans had going into the PPV was that Natalia would win the match and cash in later that night on her “good friend” Ronda Rousey which did not happen. One of the biggest surprises in the match was the support behind Becky Lynch. Becky is very underrated on the roster many many fans wanted her to get the win in this match because they felt as though it should be her time and she deserves it. Unfortunately she did not win, and instead Alexa Bliss ended up getting the win instead.
One of the highlights of last night was watching Ronda Rousey in the first televised singles match with Nia Jax. Many fans were skeptical about how Ronda would do alone, without having someone else on her team. To the surprise of many, Ronda exceeded expectations and she put on one of the best performances of the night. It was amazing to watch her adapt from MMA to WWE so flawlessly. At the end of the match, Alexa Bliss attacked Ronda and Nia for the disqualification and cashed in for the championship. With the result of the match, it looks as though Ronda may want her revenge against Alexa for her attack, as well as Nia.
AJ Styles vs. Nakamura
Arguably the best match of the night, Styles and Nakamura tore the house down with their “Last Man Standing” match. The match they went about 30 minutes they pulled out all their most significant moves and had the crowd invested in every second. In a match filled with callbacks to their previous ones, as well as many new and potentially dangerous spots. This match hopefully is the end to this feud and both competitors moving on to bigger and better things. With this loss, it is interesting to see where Nakamura will go from here, maybe compete for the United States title.
Men’s “Money In The Bank”
This years ladder match delivered with some hazardous spots, which is why it is one of the most anticipated matches of the year. The highlight of the match was Braun Strowman destroying everyone in the match as well as breaking a ladder in half by himself. He is a freak of nature, and it is why he fits perfectly in this match.
Everyone in this match shined From Rusev to Kevin Owens. Braun eventually won the match making him the next potential champion, which is well deserved because he has been the highlight of Monday Night Raw for months now. Watching Braun hold the title is a sign to behold and is one that many fans will love to see.