Do you have any information on the ladder spot between CM Punk and Paul Heyman?
As I talked about in Richard Reacts to WWE Money in the Bank, I’m sure CM Punk and Paul Heyman had time to talk about what they wanted to do [at Money in the Bank] before they did it. Whether or not they wanted the spot to come off as violent as it did is anyone’s guess. There were several “finable spots” on the pay-per-view and I simply can’t say who WWE will fine, if they fine anyone at all. Punk was busted open badly by the ladder spot, rolling out of the ring and receiving medical treatment as blood gushed down the side of his head. He required 13 staples in his head to close the wound.
What were your thoughts on the WWE Money in the Bank All-Stars Match? I thought it was great and featured tremendous work.
I agree, the WWE Money in the Bank All-Stars Match was entertaining from top to bottom and featured a surprise finish with Randy Orton going over. The overwhelming assumption was Daniel Bryan was going over, so I don’t think many had Orton winning the briefcase. There were a lot great spots but it didn’t come without a cost. The match was very physical and featured several spots that could have seriously injured the participants. So far I can confirm injuries to CM Punk (cut), Rob Van Dam (cut) and Christian (chipped teeth). Sheamus took some of the most gruesome bumps of the bout but Tweeted, “The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. #MitB”
Why wasn’t Brock Lesnar utilized at WWE Money in the Bank?
There were never plans to utilize Brock Lesnar at WWE Money in the Bank. WWE wanted to progress the upcoming program with CM Punk [for SummerSlam] at the pay-per-view and did so with Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman. While Lesnar is under WWE contract, the company is hesitant to burn through his appearances unadvertised on pay-per-view. Lesnar is advertised for this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw and I expect a follow-up to officially kickoff the build to SummerSlam.
Do you feel Cody Rhodes emerged as a future main eventer after WWE Money in the Bank?
Cody Rhodes has been held in high regards by many for years and his work at WWE Money in the Bank was very good, however, if there is one worker that walked away from that match as a “future main eventer,” it was Damien Sandow. Vince McMahon has wanted to push Sandow in singles for months, which is why they tried to break up The Rhodes Scholars in the first place. When WWE decided to pull back, they put the tag team back together. Now with Sandow “costing Cody the win,” it appears Sandow will be pushed as a viable challenger for the World Heavyweight Championship.
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