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Topic: WWE Money In The Bank 2018
Posted By: admin
Subject: WWE Money In The Bank 2018
Date Posted: 22/November/2017 at 16:39
Quote Pwinsider.com is reporting that the current plan for the 2018 WWE pay-per-view schedule is to have 14 PPV events that will feature 5 exclusive Raw shows, 4 exclusive SmackDown shows and 5 combined events.

The sports entertainment company will have a new co-branded event on June 17th in Chicago, Illinois with the Money In The Bank PPV.

The correct decision. A brand shouldn't have the edge over the other show by having it to themselves.
 
After the big four it's the most important PPV of the year, so it should be shared.
 
It's also a chance to build tension between the brands months in advance of Survivor Series, so fueds when it gets to November mean more.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 22/November/2017 at 17:30
Excellent news - Money in the Bank is the most successful and popular PPV outside the big four so I’m glad they’ve upgraded it effectively creating a big five set of PPV events.

To make the briefcase ladder match more of a big deal they should make it a dual brand match rather than having a different match for each brand, have talent from each brand competing in the same match then allow the winner to cash in for whichever World title he chooses.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 22/November/2017 at 18:54
Quote After the big four it's the most important PPV of the year, so it should be shared.

I would even go so far as to argue that until last year when Survivor Series was given the Raw vs Smackdown gimmick, that MitB was even more important than Survivor Series. Now, that's no longer the case, but I agree 100% that it's more important than any PPV outside of the Big 4.

It's the only gimmick PPV I actually look forward to each year other than the Royal Rumble.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 22/November/2017 at 19:20
MITB is probably my favourite PPV so this is good news.

Makes sense to share it as i feel it adds something to both shows when there is someone holding the case - keeps interest in every PPV as there is always the chance of a cash in attempt


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 22/November/2017 at 21:45
It's a great idea but aren't SD getting short changed with only having 4 plus the joint, compared to Raws 5 plus Joint?

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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 25/January/2018 at 22:15
This is excellent for the following 



1. Last years was pretty average as a one brand show 


2. we need both brands to have an opportunity for the briefcase for both genders 

3. This time around won't be marred by a man grabbing the womens briefcase that they had to do another match on Smackdown. 

4. It gives more to the midcard while the champions can also fight it out. 

5. The briefcase can also be used to cash in on the other brand effectively being a way to move over someone without using a draft pick.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 06/March/2018 at 15:27
Quote

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WWE Money In The Bank 2018 will be taking place from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on Sunday, June 17th. As noted, Triple H also announced a NXT TakeOver: Chicago special for June 16th in the same venue.

According to the http://www.rosemont.com/allstate/events/wwe-money-in-the-bank/" rel="nofollow - official website of Allstate Arena , both the Men's and Women's Money In The Bank ladder matches will feature both RAW and SmackDown Live Superstars.

The AllState Arena website is advertising eight male Superstars and eight female Superstars for the big pay-per-view event.

Male Superstars advertised for the show include Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, A.J. Styles, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura. The female Superstars advertised include Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Natalya, Lana, Naomi and Becky Lynch.

Check out the complete announcement below.

WWE MONEY IN THE BANK COMES TO CHICAGO!

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER…

A MEN'S AND WOMEN'S LADDER MATCH WITH SUPERSTARS FROM RAW AND SMACKDOWN LIVE.

DON'T MISS IN ACTION YOUR FAVORITE WWE SUPERSTARS INCLUDING:

* ROMAN REIGNS
* SETH ROLLINS
* FINN BALOR
* BRAUN STROWMAN
* WWE CHAMPION - AJ STYLES
* RANDY ORTON
* UNITED STATES CHAMPION - BOBBY ROODE
* SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
* SASHA BANKS
* BAYLEY
* MICKIE JAMES
* NIA JAX
* NATALYA
* LANA
* NAOMI
* BECKY LYNCH

PLUS, MANY MORE LIVE!!!!

WWE IS THE BEST VALUE IN ENTERTAINMENT!

TICKETS START AT JUST $25!!

Still not a fan of the same venue being used two nights in a row, so the same area of fans have to find two lots of money. If they sell out they will have done well.

Don't think those who will be there should be advertised this earlier, thus spoiling the suspense.

I wouldn't be against someone being called up on the Raw after Mania and be pushed into a MITB match as early as that.



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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 07/March/2018 at 12:57
Making the money in the bank match exclusive to both rosters is a great move that makes this event more special confirming it as what is now a big five show.

Seems a long time since the winner cashed in and won the title. This match is a golden opportunity to create a new headliner by giving them a ticket to the world title.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 10/March/2018 at 19:15
This is one of my favourite PPV's so im always excited for MITB

Having 2 cases is great because it adds to the anticipation surrounding the titles on both shows plus it can be used as a breakout moment for guys from the 2 shows so its a good platform to move talent up the pecking order


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Posted By: xXDemon_DuckXx
Date Posted: 13/March/2018 at 10:00
So...if I'm understanding this right, the show will have FOUR MITB matches?

Bah gawd, just seems like overkill to me.
Just have 2 matches, one for both genders and say that the winner can cash in any champ from any show. The SD winner can cash in on a Raw champ and vice versa.


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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 13/March/2018 at 13:07
I like the Idea of having 3 stars from each show in the MiTB match and challenge for any title. 

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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 01/May/2018 at 20:51
I think it's going to be a mix of RAW and Smackdown  in both genders respective MIYB matches, therefore two matches.  So basically you can count on both brands getting a win in each match.  Guessing a RAW woman wins it this year since Carmella held it for an eternity, I'll definitely be predicting a Smackdown guy to win the other.


Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 01/May/2018 at 21:32
There's going to be an NXT Takeover show that weekend as well, so maybe they'll have a MitB ladder match on Takeover, too? That might be interesting.

You know what I'd like to see though. I'd like to see a MitB winner hold the briefcase until MitB next year. I'd like to see a few times he attempts to cash in but something happens and he doesn't cash in. Then tease it heavily wrestlemania weekend, both at WrestleMania and also the next night on Raw or the next night on smackdown or whatever, and really make a big deal about the cashin, and then fail to get the bell rung, and then suddenly they're in uncharted territory. What now? 

If the General Manager makes a statement that he has to cash in before Money in the Bank or the contract is voided, you can then start building up pressure on the contract holder, and have the Champion turn the tables, taunting him saying "here I am" come and get me, and then teasing him when oh look the champ has things stacked in his favor, until the MitB contract holder becomes panicked he's going to run out of time, and then finally comes the go-home show to MitB the following year and the holder still hasn't cashed in and it's now or never. And then, that heel mitb contract holder and the WWE champion (or universal) do a double turn during the forced title match on the go home show and the title changes hands, and then becomes the main event of MitB the next week. At which point the new mitb contract holder cashes in that night and takes the title.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 02/May/2018 at 07:17
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

There's going to be an NXT Takeover show that weekend as well, so maybe they'll have a MitB ladder match on Takeover, too? That might be interesting.

You know what I'd like to see though. I'd like to see a MitB winner hold the briefcase until MitB next year. I'd like to see a few times he attempts to cash in but something happens and he doesn't cash in. Then tease it heavily wrestlemania weekend, both at WrestleMania and also the next night on Raw or the next night on smackdown or whatever, and really make a big deal about the cashin, and then fail to get the bell rung, and then suddenly they're in uncharted territory. What now? 


I think your first point is a great idea and it wouldnt surprise me if they did something like this - every ladder match in NXT has been epic and what way to top those - by having a title show guaranteed for the winner

The second point would also be interesting - i know in the past they used to bill it as a title shot between "now and Wrestlemania" when the person won but im not sure if it is still like that or if they get the full year to cash in

Would definately add an extra element if the winner hadnt cashed in by the end of Mania weekend


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 02/May/2018 at 14:28
I guess I don't know for sure, but I'm fairly certain they've said multiple times in the past that when they win the MitB match that they have a "full-year" to cash in.

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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 02/May/2018 at 14:42
Pretty sure it's always been "1 year to cash in".  I like the idea of it coming down to the wire though.

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 02/May/2018 at 14:43
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

I guess I don't know for sure, but I'm fairly certain they've said multiple times in the past that when they win the MitB match that they have a "full-year" to cash in.


Yes it’s a year I’m sure of it.

The event this year is being hyped as a big deal in line with the other major shows like the Royal Rumble and Summerslam. I’m pretty sure we will only see two ladder matches, one for the women and one for the men, I would expect both to have eight competitors(four from each brand), two ladder matches from each brand on one card would be extreme overkill.

I think this might also be where Lesnar next defends his title, who do we reckon it will be - Strowman?

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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 02/May/2018 at 16:52
Personally, I would rather see Lashley for the sheer sake of finally having that match.  Or Finn Balor because it would be fun.

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 02/May/2018 at 18:44
Originally posted by RevWresPod RevWresPod wrote:

Personally, I would rather see Lashley for the sheer sake of finally having that match.  Or Finn Balor because it would be fun.

My booking would see Strowman defeat Lesnar at Money in the Bank for the title, the shot at Brock would be his prize for winning the Greatest Royal Rumble. Then Lesnar would go on to face Lashley at Summerslam with no titles at stake.


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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 02/May/2018 at 22:15
Strowman should have won the title months ago, booking be damned.  At this point I don't even think cretive is positive what they are doing with the Universal title anymore, so keeping it on Lesnar is the easiest thing to do.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 09/May/2018 at 08:00
The poster has been leaked and it implies that there may be 3 MITB matches.

It shows the mens cases for both brands and the womens case.

Probably not the worst idea as it adds interest to both title pictures

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 09/May/2018 at 11:02
Yeah I’ve seen that too but they’ve stated on tv there will be two ladder matches, one for the men and one for the women both featuring talent from both brands.

I think three ladder matches is overkill and hope they stick with two, making them dual branded gives the event more of a special feel and creates some more interesting and fresh scenarios.

Apparently Brock Lesnar will not be working this show, in a way I guess it makes sense for him to sit this one out as with at least two ladder matches it will be a stacked card.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 09/May/2018 at 16:07
Quote According to Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, WWE is indeed planning a tag team Money in the Bank match but have held off on announcing it because there's so much time (nearly six weeks) until the PPV takes place.

-- Alvarez adds that the original plan was for Kurt Angle to announce all three MitB matches to open Raw but that idea was scrapped since they didn't want to reveal everything so far in advance. Promos were generally not re-written which would explain why some of the tag teams strangely spoke of the MitB match despite no announcement.

Horrible idea. Three of the same, on the same show is total overkill.
 
Why do the tag team division need one? The concept of their matches doesn't warrant it.
 
Unless it was to build tension between team mates. You could have one come out and fail to cash in and the other annoyed they did it without asking them first.


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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 09/May/2018 at 17:25
For the sheer sake of having a Tag Team ladder match.  That's it.  Really dillutes the concept in my opinion.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 09/May/2018 at 18:37
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Quote According to Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, WWE is indeed planning a tag team Money in the Bank match but have held off on announcing it because there's so much time (nearly six weeks) until the PPV takes place.

-- Alvarez adds that the original plan was for Kurt Angle to announce all three MitB matches to open Raw but that idea was scrapped since they didn't want to reveal everything so far in advance. Promos were generally not re-written which would explain why some of the tag teams strangely spoke of the MitB match despite no announcement.

Horrible idea. Three of the same, on the same show is total overkill.
 
Why do the tag team division need one? The concept of their matches doesn't warrant it.
 
Unless it was to build tension between team mates. You could have one come out and fail to cash in and the other annoyed they did it without asking them first.

Whilst i do sort of agree that 3 matches is overkill part of me is intrigued as to how the concept would work with regards to a tag team holding the case.

Cashing in would be the one part i would struggle to see work - in terms of how MITB is generally cashed in anyways. Maybe the tag team one would be the one they announce well in advance because the likelihood of a tag team both being beaten down to allow for the opportune cash in would be slim.


They could do various things though like handicap situations and even having a team cash in when one of the champions is in singles action.

Its a unique concept in its own right and im sort of intrigued as to how it would all come together


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 10/May/2018 at 18:05
My thoughts are much the same as HH, I feel three ladder matches is overkill, in honesty two is, but I’m intrigued by the tag-team concept, my guess is it will be fought under tornado tag rules with maybe four teams involved. Anymore than four teams and the match will just be too spot based with talent spending ages selling outside the ring.

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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 10/May/2018 at 20:12
Spot based ladder match?  This isn't NXT lol

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 10/May/2018 at 20:34
Originally posted by RevWresPod RevWresPod wrote:

Spot based ladder match?  This isn't NXT lol

1. NXT is awesome - NEVER insult it (if thats what you were doing)
2. Whilst alos having alot of "spots"- NXT ladder matches are better than anything the current WWE roster could ever pull off - in particularly the NA title match.
3. I forgot
4. Welcome to the forum, i dont believe ive said hello to you yet


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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 10/May/2018 at 21:08
I really hope they don't put anymore then 4 teams in for this match as more then that will be absolute overkill.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 10/May/2018 at 21:38
I just want them to put Big E in the mens.

He deserves a solo moment and in all honesty he should be a singles competitor.

He has the look, the mic skills, the athleticism and the wrestling skills.

Imagine if he actually won the damn thing!!!

My above theory would make even more sense if they do decide to go with the tag team MITB because he would need something to do.

My big resentment of new day is mainly down to the lack of focus Big E gets and if New Day qualified for the tag MITB then Woods and Kofi would no doubt be the 2 to enter the match.

Please join me in my campaign #BigE4MITB

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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 10/May/2018 at 21:41
I just recently watched the NXT Takeover ladder match, granted I'm not a regular viewer so I watched it with uninvested interest.  It wasn't bad, pretty good.  My thoughts:

-EC3 still telegraphs everything he is about to do
-The huskey vikining, name escapes me, STOP DIVING THROUGH ROPES!
-Some spots were sloppy and very minimal actual wrestling during said match
-Without Ricochet, that match was average at best
-The crowd and Mauro make the match look and sound better than it is, that's an old Joey Styles/ECW trick

Personally, the GRR IC ladder 4way was better because it showcased actual wrestling during the match.  But I won't be super nitpicky, it was really fun to watch.

And thankya for the welcome

and I'm all for a Big E singles run, dude is so jacked and underrated.  He should stop wearing the singlet.




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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 10/May/2018 at 21:47
Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

I just want them to put Big E in the mens.

He deserves a solo moment and in all honesty he should be a singles competitor.

He has the look, the mic skills, the athleticism and the wrestling skills.

Imagine if he actually won the damn thing!!!

My above theory would make even more sense if they do decide to go with the tag team MITB because he would need something to do.

My big resentment of new day is mainly down to the lack of focus Big E gets and if New Day qualified for the tag MITB then Woods and Kofi would no doubt be the 2 to enter the match.

Please join me in my campaign #BigE4MITB



Originally posted by RevWresPod RevWresPod wrote:

and I'm all for a Big E singles run, dude is so jacked and underrated.  He should stop wearing the singlet.



If you are for BIG E IN MITB join the campaign #BigE4MITB

He rocks the singlet

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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 10/May/2018 at 22:11
He does, but good lord the guy is hiding the physique of a greek god

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Posted By: Dukezilla
Date Posted: 10/May/2018 at 22:30
Well we know there's gonna be the three Money in the Bank ladder matches, AJ-Shinsuke, and possibly Reigns-Jinder, but I do wonder who Ronda will be facing, as she is shown on WWE's advertisement page for this show.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 11/May/2018 at 08:47
Big E would be a great shout to win the briefcase, Money in the Bank is a opportunity to build a new star and I would be disappointed to see someone who’s already established win it, someone like Seth Rollins for example. At this point I would actually like to see Big E break away from New Day and perhaps turn heel get a bit more serious, I could maybe see him as character which is kind of a morph of Mark Henry and Booker T.

As for other matches on this card I would expect Shinsuke vs AJ, Bryan vs Cass, Reigns vs Jinder and maybe Elias vs Roode.

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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 11/May/2018 at 13:59
I'm expecting Strowman to win it or Miz to win it.  Either way, they cash in successfully at Summerslam.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 16/May/2018 at 14:04
Quote Here's the current lineup for WWE's Money in the Bank PPV which takes place on June 17 in Rosemont, Illinois.
    WWE Title Match - Stipulation TBA
    AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

    WWE Raw Women's Title Match
    Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey

    WWE Smackdown Women's Title Match
    Carmella vs. Asuka

    Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
    Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Roode vs. The Miz vs. Rusev vs. Member of New Day TBA vs. Samoa Joe or Big Cass

    Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
    Alexa Bliss vs. Ember Moon vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Lana or Billie Kay vs. 2 Raw Superstar TBA vs. 1 Smackdown Superstars TBA

 
Strong card. I don't think the MITB matches are overshadowing the rest of a decent card.
 
Roode and Becky would be my early picks to win the briefcases. Both are underused and need a boost.
 
I would be shocked if we didn't see probably two title changes in the three title matches.


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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 18/May/2018 at 12:56
If I had to pick right now, I would feel confident all 3 current title matches have title changes.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 18/May/2018 at 14:38
Quote Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Alexa Bliss vs. Ember Moon vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Lana or Billie Kay vs. 2 Raw Superstar TBA vs. 1 Smackdown Superstars TBA

I'm guessing Bill K will win her match, and then Peyton Royce will get a match that she wins so they are both in the MitB ladder match together.


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Posted By: Tom Colohue
Date Posted: 21/May/2018 at 09:39
Originally posted by Dukezilla Dukezilla wrote:

Well we know there's gonna be the three Money in the Bank ladder matches, AJ-Shinsuke, and possibly Reigns-Jinder, but I do wonder who Ronda will be facing, as she is shown on WWE's advertisement page for this show.

This aged well. 

I do expect The Miz to come out with the briefcase, taking the title from Bryan the second Bryan beats Samoa Joe and then carrying it through to Wrestlemania.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 23/May/2018 at 12:56
Quote It was also revealed on Smackdown that the winners of the men's and women's Money in the Bank match will earn the right to cash in their briefcase against the champion of their brand only. This would clarify rumors that the winners will not get the same treatment as the Royal Rumble winners, who were able to challenge the champion of either brand.
 
I would be more keen to make this a big 4 addition to make a big 5, if they had let the briefcase winners have the same rules as the Royal Rumble winner.
 
It would make the briefcases so much more fun if we had a Kurt/Paige segment where they say they have come to an agreement that if someone on their brand wants to cash in at the other brand, they can do and if successful will then be on that brand.
 
Think of the opportunities. You could be debating if Daniel Bryan is going to turn up on Raw to get Brock for example. Opportunity missed.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 01/June/2018 at 22:49
Elias v Rollins for the IC title is official for MITB.

Id love to see Elias win so he has a run with some singles gold but also because i think rollins should be in the UV title picture

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 02/June/2018 at 01:02
I hope they wearing highly contrasting ring gear, cause I won't be able to tell the two apart otherwise.




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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 02/June/2018 at 23:20
U think maybe Kon has really been hating on Rollins all this time based on that similarity Rico?

Always seemed strange to me that he claimed he didnt want to Walk With Elias

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 02/June/2018 at 23:49
Kon's probably just mad that Rollins broke up The Shield, and is taking it out on Elias because he can't tell the difference between the two! lol

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 04/June/2018 at 11:20
Quote On the latest Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez speculated on a finish for the upcoming Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass match at Money in the Bank match. The suggested scenario would see The Miz interfere and cost Bryan the match in order to set up a match between the two at SummerSlam, which is one of the programs that WWE was planning since Bryan was cleared to return to the ring.

-- The length of the Money in the Bank PPV was also discussed as the event has two more matches than Backlash, but the event is also technically being planned to be an hour longer since wrestlers/matches from both brands are being featured. Alvarez speculated that at least two matches - Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey and The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows would be kept relatively short.

-- Other matches on the card on paper could also be kept short - such as Asuka vs. Carmella and Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn - in order to give enough time for the two big ladder matches as well as the Last Man Standing match between Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles.

I would prefer Miz to get involved after a Bryan victory, because Test Lite doesn't deserve a PPV win against him.
 
I wouldn't mind either of those matches kept short, especially as I expect neither to have a title change.
 
I would be against too many quick matches though. It needs to be more than a three match card. Something other than the obvious matches, has to be given a chance to shine.


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Posted By: Tom Colohue
Date Posted: 08/June/2018 at 14:00
I've been tweeting similar to what Alvarez is saying there. Bludgeons and Lashley are expected to squash their opponents so that the MitB matches have room to breathe.

I don't see them pulling the trigger on Miz/Bryan yet though, personally. I see Cass winning by nefarious means.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 09/June/2018 at 16:20
Rousey vs Jax is expected to be more of a angle than a match that possibly involves Stephanie McMahon but I hope Ronda’s first singles match gets some reasonable ring time.

Lashley vs Zayn I think will be a standard 10 minute or so WWE style match. Shame because these two if let off the leash could produce a really decent match.

I don’t really have a problem with the Bludgeon Brothers vs the Good Brothers being short, we know this is a filler match that Gallows and Anderson won’t win so why not just put the Bludgeons over strong.

The show is ultimately about the ladder matches and they need enough time.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 11/June/2018 at 22:01
Quote

Thanks to http://www.betwrestling.com/" rel="nofollow - BetWrestling for the following:

With WWE making the move to offer less PPVs, there are less opportunities
for sports books to offer betting odds on the matches. We are now seeing
those sports books attempt to adapt to this change by offering odds
earlier than usual with the lower number of events being broadcasted. It's

Smackdown shows, but that is exactly what has happened. It will be very
interesting to watch how the current odds change after this week's
programming.

The WWE Championship is an even bet with both AJ Styles and Shinsuke
Nakamura having odds of -120 and will most likely change as we get closer
the PPV. Seth Rollins has really favorable odds of -675 to retain the IC
title against Elias. Both Women's Champions are listed as underdogs.
Carmella is only a slight underdog against Asuka, who is challenging for
the Smackdown Women's Championship. Raw Women's Champion Nia Jax is a
serious underdog against Ronda Rousey, who has the most star power on this
entire event.

The Bludgeon Brothers are major favorites defending the Smackdown Tag Team
championships against Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Looks like the
Bludgeons' dominance is continuing for a while longer. Roman Reigns is
heavily favored against Jinder Majal, which makes sense considering he is
rumored to be main eventing Summerslam against Brock Lesnar. In other
matches Bobby Lashley is favored to defeat Sami Zayn and Daniel Bryan is
marginally favored to beat Big Cass again.

The Money in the Bank matches also have odds. The Men's match sees The Miz
as having the best odds of +140. Braun Strowman would be the second most
likely to win at +300. The least favorable to win is Bobby Roode with
abysmal odds of +2500. For the Women's match it is Natalya with the most
favorable odds of +160 followed by Alexa Bliss with odds of +400. The
worst odds have been set for Naomi at +3000.

Again, these odds are out earlier than we typically see and we are
following how they change over the week leading up to Sunday's event.

AJ Styles(c) -120 vs Shinsuke Nakamura -120

WWE Raw Women's Championship
Nia Jax(c) +400 vs Ronda Rousey -600

WWE Smackdown Championship
Carmella(c) +160 vs Asuka -210

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Seth Rollins(c) -675 vs Elias +425

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
The Bludgeon Brothers(c) -750 vs Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson +450

Roman Reigns -1350 vs Jinder Mahal +650

Bobby Lashley -590 vs Sami Zayn +390

Daniel Bryan -150 vs Big Cass +110

Men's Money in the Bank
The Miz +140
Braun Strowman +300
Samoa Joe +470
Kevin Owens +725
Finn Balor +725
Rusev +725
Bobby Roode +2500

Women's Money in the Bank
Natalya +160
Alexa Bliss +400
Charlotte Flair +405
Sasha Banks +500
Becky Lynch +900
Lana +1100
Ember Moon +1100
Naomi +3000


 
I can see why Nattie is favourite. Everyone expects her to turn on Rousey so you could have the feel good moment of new champion and then Nattie comes down and successfully cashes in on her already beaten down friend to be new champion and complete a heel turn.
 
I am happy with Miz as clear favourite for the mens briefcase. He's been in the midcard far too long and deserves to be taken up to the main event title picture.
 
Lana and Rusev two big outsiders. I wouldn't be that shocked if E had the couple hold the briefcases, so a small bet on the double could be a nice little earner.


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Posted By: Tom Colohue
Date Posted: 12/June/2018 at 08:41
For me, The Miz and Natalya make the most sense. The storyline for The Miz tells itself (he cashes in on Daniel Bryan at Summerslam after Bryan defeats Styles and then carries it to Wrestlemania as the Smackdown main event of the show) and I'd say Natalya would be the most believable option on Raw, potentially yes cashing in on the night, successfully or otherwise.

It's just a shame, once again, that Becky Lynch will do nothing important when it matters. 


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 12/June/2018 at 22:13
Quote According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, it was also speculated on the radio show that one of Kevin Owens or Alexa Bliss could win the Money in the Bank match this weekend, but likely not both since WWE will probably want one winner from each brand. The main reason for this speculation is that both Owens and Bliss fit the mold of the type of character who would try to cash in the briefcase at an opportune time.
 
Kevin Owens I can see having a chance as he needs to be back where he should be towards the top of a card.
 
Alexa I think would have zero chance. She's been overexposed for so long and now it's a chance for others to shine.
 
We don't need to see her fueding with Nia again.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 13/June/2018 at 19:19
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Quote According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, it was also speculated on the radio show that one of Kevin Owens or Alexa Bliss could win the Money in the Bank match this weekend, but likely not both since WWE will probably want one winner from each brand. The main reason for this speculation is that both Owens and Bliss fit the mold of the type of character who would try to cash in the briefcase at an opportune time.
 
Kevin Owens I can see having a chance as he needs to be back where he should be towards the top of a card.
 
Alexa I think would have zero chance. She's been overexposed for so long and now it's a chance for others to shine.
 
We don't need to see her fueding with Nia again.

Sometimes Meltzer comes out with some absolute bollocks mind

"The both fit the type that would cash in at an opportune time". Surely everyone would hence why they are in the MITB.

This just looks like hes throwing names around that people havent really leaned towards yet and is trying to justify it with one of the most obvious points ive ever heard.

I dont think there has ever been a MITB winner that has tried to cash in when the odds of success have been less than even and therefore not opportune


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Posted By: Tom Colohue
Date Posted: 13/June/2018 at 22:13
Only one. Rob Van Dam. He challenged a much more heavily favoured opponent but used his choice of arena to throw Cena off. It was great storytelling.

I do think Meltzer is just pulling names out of nowhere. One thing you'll notice with the WON is that over the course of the build he will predict every single possible winner and then people will attribute whichever one turns out right to have been the sole prediction. It's not even him that does it; fans just decide the right guess was the only guess.

There's no doubt that Alexa is a true opportunist and her character on Smackdown Live was built like that. On Raw however those elements are absent to the point of nonexistant. I hope to see them again soon because she was developing that Edge-like quality. 

That said, I'd put Owens and Bliss very low down on the totem pole of potential winners.


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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 17/June/2018 at 19:43
Our full rundown and predictions of the show tonight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnUGEVPmzUg&lc=z23mwxvaqpyfzt33bacdp433gckieluulfzsp4k3oy5w03c010c


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 18/June/2018 at 10:01
Keeping it spoiler free:

Bryan v Cass was crap
Zayn v Lashley was one of the worst matches ive ever seen
Rollins v Elias was awesome
Womens MITB was awesome
Carmella v Asuka was crap
Reigns v Jinder was too full of rest holds - plus the crowd really hated on it
Styles v Nakamura was boring again and they really have failed to live up to the hype in this feud
Jax v Rousey was MOTN for me
Mens MITB was average - not as good as the womens

Overall Show - B-/C+

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Posted By: RevWresPod
Date Posted: 18/June/2018 at 20:25
I'll post our full review but personally my quick recap is:

-Bryan vs Cass was far better than first showing and it was a hell of a lot better than some think.
-Zayn vs Lashley was dog shit
-Rollins vs Elias was good but never hit that next gear for me
-Womens MITB was fantastic
-Carmella vs Asuka was weird
-Reigns vs Jinder was boring
-Styles vs Nakamura was freaking incredible.  And the thing that pissed me off the most about it was the fact I knew I woild get online and see people shit all over it.  That was a GREAT match and EASILY match of the night and a solid MOTY candidate.
-Jax vs Rousey was pretty good and Ronda was better than Nia,  LOVED the finish.
-Mens MITB was a hell of a lot of fun.  Probably not as good as womens but still really good.  The spots were fantastic.

https://youtu.be/8sXiKgrUBA4

Full Review video


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 18/June/2018 at 20:43
If you think Styles v Nakamura was match of the night nevermind Match of the year then you are deluded

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 18/June/2018 at 22:14
Originally posted by RevWresPod RevWresPod wrote:

I'll post our full review but personally my quick recap is:

-Bryan vs Cass was far better than first showing and it was a hell of a lot better than some think.
-Zayn vs Lashley was dog shit
-Rollins vs Elias was good but never hit that next gear for me
-Womens MITB was fantastic
-Carmella vs Asuka was weird
-Reigns vs Jinder was boring
-Styles vs Nakamura was freaking incredible.  And the thing that pissed me off the most about it was the fact I knew I woild get online and see people shit all over it.  That was a GREAT match and EASILY match of the night and a solid MOTY candidate.
-Jax vs Rousey was pretty good and Ronda was better than Nia,  LOVED the finish.
-Mens MITB was a hell of a lot of fun.  Probably not as good as womens but still really good.  The spots were fantastic.

https://youtu.be/8sXiKgrUBA4

Full Review video

Bryan/Cass: Test Lite tapping again was great and Bryan did the best he could with the opponent he got dealth.

Zayn/Lashley: Pointless squash please let it be the end of it.

Rollins/Elias: As entertaining as the matches Seth puts on as part of Raw every week.

Womens MITB: Lots of predictable ladder spots and not much else. Took the women ages to move the ladder into place and struggling to unhook the briefcase despite being up there alone.

Carmella/Asuka: Ellsworth did his best to save the borefest.

Reigns/Jinder: Typical smarky Chicago crowd of CM Puke fans trying to make it about them with a this is awful chant when it wasn't and a Mexican wave.

Styles/Nakamura: Another great match between them. The best of the night and the best these two have had on their current run. Styles Clash on the stairs was fab.

Jax/Rousey: Too short so didn't live up to the hype at all. Another easy night for Rousey on her bumper pay.

Mens MITB: Seven guys couldn't take out one Sleepy Nothing memorable about it.

Overall I would say B- in that it's what I am used to now of an event that 4:15 for 2.50 a week on the Network I can't complain. But if it had been the days of 14.99 on Sky Box Office I wouldn't have felt value for money.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 18/June/2018 at 22:44
What event did you watch?

Rousey brought jax best match in wwe out of her

It was excellent

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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 19/June/2018 at 09:53
Didn't see the pre show and missed the Daniel Brian vs Big Cass match but that's forgettable so who cares.

Lashley vs Zayn was a big squash Lashley needs something more then a vertical suplex as a finisher.

Women's money in the bank match was good I really wanted Becky to win the match I was quite upset when Alexa won it

Roman vs Jinder was actually not bad I'd give it a 3 out of 5 which better then most matches involving Jinder the crowd though just destroyed it by being the smark crowd Chicago usually is.

Elias vs Rollins was great probably Elias best match he's had on the main roster.

I enjoyed his musical concert especially when the crowd chanted we are morons he just looked confused by their reaction.

Mens money in the bank was good Braun was just an absolute beast in there and Mizs reaction was just perfect when Braun Ran through the ladder.

Ronda vs Nia was good easily Nias best match she was great on offence and that tease for the armbar was good even the cash in by Alexa was good (I still would've preferred Becky being miss money in the bank).

Carmella vs Asuka was good for the most part right until once more James Elsworth showed his chinless face again god I hate this guy like my hatred of him is on par with Kondors hate of Elias.



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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 19/June/2018 at 10:25

Bryan Vs Cass - Fairly decent match. wasn't anything amazing but not a bad match by any means.

Zayn vs Lashley - Zayn tried to make this good but Lashley was not able to keep up with him and it was bollocks.

Rolins vs Elias - Seemed like it didn't go as good as it could have been. I think these two could have put on a show stealer but it was just missing something.

Womens MiTB - Amazing BUT I did NOT wanna see Bliss with the breifcase. I was hoping for Becky Lynch to be given the push.

Carmella vs Asuka - So Asuka got to lay down for Carmella and the Chinless Wonder made his return. Not good.

Reigns vs Jinder - Pointless.

Styles vs Naka - Very good but they will not be able to top their meeting in NJPW. Solid match though and great effort by both guys very entertaining.

Jax vs Rousey - Fair enough I guess. Wasn't fussed on it but it was good for what it was.

Mens MiTB - Amazing again but I did not wanna see Braun with the fucking Briefcase.



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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 19/June/2018 at 14:43
This was another show that suffered from being too long, over four hours, felt exhausted by it and found it hard to be interested in some of the matches due to having to sit through so much wrestling. I think in future with PPV’s I may have to watch them in at least two separate sittings.

I liked Bryan vs Cass, unlike most I’m enjoying Big Cass’ heel work and this was a solid big vs little contest. I think it would have benefited from being a bit shorter as it seemed to drag a bit in the middle and Big Cass with his basic big guy style maybe isn’t ready for lengthy matches, but on the whole very reasonable effort.

Lashley vs Zayn was poor, short squash designed to put Lashley over. I can see a Bobby heel turn coming as this smiley generic face character isn’t working.

Rollins vs Elias was excellent, fast paced and gripping. I felt they missed a trick by not giving Elias the win but at least Rollins didn’t win clean.

Women’s ladder match was very good, the spots were well worked and everyone played their part. Much more action and more hard hitting than the last ladies money in the bank match.

Asuka/Carmella was so so, silly ending with Ellsworth.

Reigns vs Jinder = boring. Predictable Reigns win.

AJ vs Nakamura was good, the best of their disappointing series, sadly by this point I’d lost interest in this feud and couldn’t get absorbed into the match. Too little too late.

Rousey vs Jax was match of the night. Gripping action and Ronda really seems to have this wrestling lark down doesn’t she, two matches so far both match of the night and the most interested I’ve ever been in women’s wrestling. Alexa cashing in was fine with me as I liked her as champ but Nia Jax needs to go full heel again. The booking of Ronda so far has been very good as her sporadic appearances and rare matches make everything she does and especially her matches feel like a big deal.

Men’s money in the bank was another fun spot fest. Enjoyed it.
I’m ok with Braun winning as he can now challenge Lesnar which is far more appealing than another Roman/Brock match.

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