01st Sep2015

‘WWE: Money in the Bank 2015′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

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Money in the Bank has a history of being fun, especially the match itself which often tends to be chaotic. With WWE going through somewhat of a change for WWE: Money in the Bank 2015, it felt more refreshing and interesting. Especially with John Cena vs. Kevin Owens being one of the big fights of the night…

The Money in the Bank match itself featured Sheamus, Nevil, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston, Kane and Dolph Ziggler. While it may not have been one of the most spectacular Money in the Bank fights, it was pretty solid and a good early match to build up the crowd. I’m not sure the ending was what we wanted, but it did a good job of starting a few new story lines.

The Tag Team Championship Match that took place between The Prime Time Players and The New Day may have not been the best match of the night, but it was fun at least. I’m slowly starting to come round to the New Day Gimmick, especially Xavier Woods and his vocal work. More fun now than just being a team that “sucks” it’s nice to see a gimmick that looked to be failing finally finding its feet.

There may have been a diva match on this PPV, but the less said on that one the better. You can guess who took part, guess who won and sigh…knowing that at least there was a bright sign in the future from a “Diva revolution” even if it is showing signs of faltering.

Arguably, the fight of the night has to go to John Cena and Kevin Owens once again. While I don’t agree with Michael Cole’s towing of the company line when he states John Cena can make any wrestler look good, Kevin Owens can make himself look good without all the focus having to be put on WWE’s pride and job. John Cena should be praised based on the fact that he puts on a solid show, but to try to put down Kevin Owens and his ability with a poor choice of line like that? WWE should realise they don’t need to hype up Cena to make these matches work, the fans aren’t idiots, they can tell just how good both stars are.

One thing that I’ve always said about Seth Rollins is that when he’s allowed to fight he puts on very good matches. Luckily for me in the Ladder Match between him and Dean Ambrose this is exactly what happened. No stupid run-ins and an ending that was actually well thought out for once, this was a solid end to the night that showed both wrestlers at their best. It’s a shame that many times, WWE don’t seem to be able to trust a match without interference for it to go how they want.

All in all with the main events and the Money in the Bank match itself, WWE: Money in the Bank 2015 was a solid pay-per-view and is well worth buying and watching again. As always, for my personal taste the Diva match was a waste of space, but we do have to remember this pay-per-view was before the big changes to the division came. Whether the much-needed revolution actually manages to change anything is a different matter.

****½  4.5/5

WWE: Money in the Bank 2015, is available in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray now.

Review originally posted on PissedOffGeek
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