09th Jul2024

‘WWE: Money in the Bank 2024’ PPV Review

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of WWE’s 2024 Money in the Bank pay-per-view, which kicked off with the titular match – at least the men’s version of the event… so let’s get into it!

Match #1: Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match – Winner: Drew McIntyre

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Drew McIntyre is Mr. Money in the Bank after defeating five other Superstars to secure a guaranteed championship match. Each Superstar scrambled to begin the bout, hunting for ladders and each other, and Andrade delivered the first major blow by hitting a leg drop off a ladder onto Chad Gable. A springboard clothesline from Carmelo Hayes onto Andrade confirmed that Melo Don’t Miss, but El Idolo followed it up with an inverted Spanish fly onto a ladder. Jey Uso and LA Knight found themselves at the top of a ladder with the YEETs and YEAHs accompanying every blow, but neither Superstar could unlatch the briefcase. Hayes hit a Nothing But Net and looked poised to win, but Knight and Andrade followed him up the rungs, and Andrade hit him with a stunning sunset flip powerbomb through a ladder. Gable grabbed the briefcase, but Uso moved the ladder and left the former Alpha Academy leader dangling perilously above the ring. Seconds later, Gable faceplanted and caught a hellacious Spear from Uso. Uso had his hands on the briefcase, but McIntyre used a ladder like a javelin to send him crashing to the canvas, and after one Claymore, McIntyre scaled the ladder and became Mr. Money in the Bank.

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Match #2: Intercontinental Championship – Sami Zayn def. Bron Breakker

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Sami Zayn is still the Intercontinental Champion, but it took a herculean effort from the native Canadian in front of his home country. Not only was Bron Breakker’s freak athleticism on full display, but so was his arrogance. With every move he hit, he mocked the champion and even stopped to do pushups in the middle of the ring. When Zayn finally gained momentum, he ran into a vicious Spear on the outside, but he rallied and nearly won the match a short time later with a Blue Thunder Bomb. An unbelievable Frankensteiner from the challenger once again flipped the script, and The Badass launched off the apron to hit the champion with a flying clothesline onto the announce table. A Gorilla Press Slam for Breakker nearly doomed Zayn, but one well-timed Helluva Kick turned out the challenger’s lights and allowed the Canadian Superstar to remain the Intercontinental Champion.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #3: World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match – Damian Priest def. Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre

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Damian Priest retained the World Heavyweight Championship in incredible fashion, fending off Seth “Freakin” Rollins and “Mr. Money in the Bank” Drew McIntyre. Priest and Rollins destroyed each other in the ring, but after every move, both Superstars looked over their shoulder to see if McIntyre would attempt to cash in his Money in the Bank contract. Rollins nearly won the match after countering the champion and hitting a stomp, but after berating Priest, the challenger was hit by a ring-shaking Razor’s Edge. After a Superplex/Falcon Arrow combo from Rollins, McIntyre indeed cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to make it a Triple Threat Match, but CM Punk appeared and attacked McIntyre with a steel chair. Punk dumped McIntyre back into the ring and drilled him with the title, and Priest hit him with a South of Heaven Chokeslam for the three-count. As a result, the champion doesn’t have to leave The Judgment Day, and Rollins cannot challenge for the World Heavyweight Title for as long as Priest holds it.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #4: Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match – Winner: Tiffany Stratton

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It’s officially “Tiffy Time” as Tiffany Stratton won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Canada native Chelsea Green tried an innovative approach to get the briefcase down by jabbing it with a ladder, but unfortunately for her, it didn’t work. Lyra Valkyria and IYO SKY locked horns almost immediately, with Valkyria hitting a crushing fisherman suplex onto a ladder. Zoey Stark took out Valkyria with a brutal splash onto a ladder, but Naomi entered the fray with a split-legged moonsault onto a ladder of her own. With SKY pinned in the corner by a ladder, Stratton used her gymnastics background to walk on the ladder like a balance beam before hitting a Swanton Bomb on the other four Superstars on the outside. Naomi attempted to climb two ladders, but they were pulled apart by Stark and Stratton. However, that didn’t stop The Glow, as she did a split and hit an incredible DDT on Stark. Every Superstar sans Naomi found themselves in the ring, and chaos ensued that ended with Valkyria getting thrust off a ladder onto another ladder. SKY and Stark found the biggest ladder imaginable, and The Genius of The Sky threw her opponent off the ladder and planted her with a powerslam on another ladder. Green quickly climbed the rungs and nearly won the match, but Stratton pushed the ladder to send her soaring over the top rope and crashing through a pair of tables on the outside, securing her status as Ms. Money in the Bank.

My Score: 4.5 out of 5

Match #5: The Bloodline def. Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton & Kevin Owens

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Led by new Tribal Chief Solo Sikoa, The Bloodline made their biggest statement yet as they defeated Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton and Kevin Owens in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. Rhodes kicked off the match, and he and Owens brought the fight right to Tama Tonga. The bout changed in a heartbeat when Jacob Fatu tagged into the match, as Orton’s second-rope DDT didn’t even phase him, and The Enforcer wreaked havoc on The Viper. After being systematically dissected by The Bloodline, Orton tagged in Owens, and KO cleaned house until Fatu once again leveled the playing field and regained the momentum for his team. Sikoa picked apart Owens as he and Fatu took turns hitting hip strikes in the corner. After enduring an incredible amount of punishment, Owens tagged in The American Nightmare, and Rhodes laid waste to every member of The Bloodline, punctuating it with a pair of dives to the outside. The official became collateral damage and was taken out, but Rhodes, Orton and Owens didn’t stop as they hit a Cross Rhodes, Frog Splash and an RKO before Owens smashed Fatu through the announce table. Orton obliterated Tonga and Tonga Loa with RKOs, but Fatu reentered the battle and took out Rhodes, allowing Sikoa to hit a Samoan Spike and pin the Undisputed WWE Champion, solidifying The Bloodline as the greatest threat in WWE.

My Score: 3 out of 5

News of the Night:

  1. John Cena announced his retirement, with 2025 being his final year as a professional wrestler/sports entertainer.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

The news of the night might have been the talking point after this year’s Money in the Bank ended but what should’ve made the news cycle was just how damn good the women’s MitB match was! With an injection of fresh blood, courtesy of the call-ups involved in the match, this particular match was packed with things we literally haven’t seen before in a women’s ladder match – and the women involved clearly were determined to show that whatever the men can do them women can do just as well, if not better; with a few spots reminding me of the extremes of the Hardys/Edge & Christian days! The rest of card was good but it wasn’t the women’s Money in the Bank match good…

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