Fatal Four Way Tag Team Championship Match. Enzo and Cass vs. New Day vs. Vaudevillains vs. The Club
Finish: A sloppy finish saw New Day hit their double team finisher on Karl Anderson for the win.
Why: This match got sloppy towards the end and saw Gallows just standing there while Anderson was being held up by Big E. The match passed, though, because all the teams put on a great show. New Day retaining is only a little surprising because there were some big teams in this match. It wasn't smooth but considering there were 8 men in this match, I can overlook some sloppy spots. It got the crowd revved up and that's what the first match is supposed to do, get the crowd going and set the tone for the evening. This did both so it passes!
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
Finish: Corbin hit the End of Days to end the match.
Why: This match gets a fail because it didn't do anything to keep my attention. We've seen this match SEVERAL TIMES already. These guys didn't do anything to make this match stand out from their other matches. It was the same match on repeat. I was bored and unimpressed, as was the crowd in Vegas. We had a few loud "boring!" chants and I don't blame them.
Divas Tag Team match: Dana Brooke and Charlotte vs. Natalya and Becky Lynch
Finish: Becky Lynch was shoved into Natty which allowed Charlotte to hit Natural Selection for the win. After the match, Natty turned on Becky Lynch and attacked her.
Pass/Fail: Fail and Pass
Why: The match fails in my book, it was a little sloppy and the finish saw heels go over which I think was a bad call. Natty's heel turn after the match gets it a pass. It's interesting, but I have to say I don't think it was PPV worthy. I would have rather they did this last PPV, had Becky run out to help Natalya and have her turn then. This felt almost dragged out. WWE needs to lean on the accelerator with the Women's Division again soon because they feel like they are drifting back into Diva-level terrible booking again. Hopefully, the brand split will shoot some adrenaline into the arm of this division.
Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus
Finish: Sheamus hit White Noise off the top rope, but only got a 2 count. As Sheamus argues with the ref over whether it was 2 or 3, Crews rolls up Sheamus for the win.
Why: I originally had this one down as "neither" but I changed it to pass. To receive a passing grade I wanted to see Crews get over with the fans and grow a personality. He really only did half of what I wanted to see, he got over with some fans. He didn't get much of a personality other than the smiling guy. I will say, he still puts on great matches. The guy oozes in ring skill. This one passes by the skin of its teeth. It passed because it didn't fail, which is not something to write home about.
AJ Styles vs. John Cena
Finish: Cena hit the AA on Styles but it was after the ref was knocked out. Gallows and Anderson ran in and hit the Magic Killer on Cena then pulled AJ on top of Cena just as the ref woke back up.
Why: I loved this match! Cena wasn't his typical self and wrestled a damn fine match. AJ hit it out of the park, too. A lot of people are saying that they don't enjoy that The Club had to run in for AJ to win, and that AJ should have gone over clean. Remember, though, that EVERYONE Cena buries goes over clean first, then Cena wins the rest of the program. This is GOOD! It's more likely they will save Styles going over clean for the blow off match, possibly at SummerSlam. I love the fact that WWE broke their typical Cena match/rivalry mold with this one. Pass with flying colors.
Money in the Bank ladder match. Cesaro vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dean Ambrose
Finish: Ambrose and Owens battled it out on top of the ladder. Ambrose sent Owens crashing into a ladder bridge below and grabbed the briefcase for the win!
Why: This was a spectacular ladder match with just enough big spots to satisfy, but not so much that it made me concerned for the wrestlers and their health. The finish certainly helped get this match a passing grade. I can't say enough how happy I am that WWE is showing faith in Dean Ambrose. If the company puts just a little bit of effort into Dean Ambrose he will be a megastar. Dean Ambrose should absolutely be a future WWE Champion.
Titus O'Neil vs. Rusev for the UnitedStates Championship
Finish: Titus tapped out to the Accolade.
Why: This match was fine, but seeing as it was a championship match I want more than fine. The only spot that really impressed me was the massive double clothesline on the outside of the ring that started the match. Everything else was really forgettable and that's not what you want from a championship match. I expected a bit more from Titus seeing as this was his first real chance to show us what he's got as a singles wrestler and he didn't impress.
Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Finish: Seth Rollins hit a second pedigree on Roman Reigns and pinned the champion clean! Seth Rollins is the new WWE Champion! Except...Dean Ambrose cashes in the Money in the Bank and wins the WWE Championship!
Pass/Fail: Pass with flying colors!
Why: Dean Ambrose is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, do I need to write more?! The match between Roman and Seth was fantastic. There were shades of a double turn during the match but I don't know if they went full double turn. Either way, the match was 5 stars, both Seth and Roman delivered in a big way. The cash in, of course, was incredibly sweet for all fans. I don't know a single person who wasn't hoping for a Dean Ambrose cash tonight and WWE delivered in the biggest possible way!