WWE Money in the Bank 2018 Results/Review: An Unpredictable Show

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WWE Money in the Bank 2018 was on this past Sunday and it featured many unpredictable results that people did not see coming.

That being said, the winners and outcomes will not please everybody as certain wrestlers aren't getting a chance at the big time.

Let's first talk about what WWE did right and that's the winner of the Men's Money in the Bank ladder match.

Pretty much everyone in this match deserved a chance as most of them have never been the top champion in WWE before.

The match was awesome as expected as the men lasted for around 20 minutes long featuring a ton of high risk spots.

At the end though, it was Braun Strowman who won and he promises to cash in on Brock Lesnar in the near future.

Strowman getting the big win is well deserved and I'm hoping he can become Universal Champion very soon. He's by far the most popular wrestler on Raw and should be the face of the company.

Another good match was surprisingly Daniel Bryan vs Big Cass. It was a classic David vs Goliath type of match and the two worked far better in this match compared to their first encounter.

Predictably, Daniel Bryan got the victory at the end and I'm hoping he can move on to bigger and better things in the future. It's about time he leaves Big Cass because this feud is getting stale.

The Seth Rollins vs Elias match was also pretty good thanks to a hot crowd and some fun spots. I would even go as far as saying this is the best match Elias has ever been in.

The only controversial thing about this match was the outcome. This is because the babyface Rollins used the tights on Elias to get a fluke roll-up victory. WWE probably booked this match this way to prolong the feud.

A similar match on the card was AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Title. This was by far their best match ever thanks to the Last Man Standing rules.

I admit the match went quite long being 30 minutes in length, but the action picked up at the end.

AJ Styles finally got a nice clean victory over Shinsuke Nakamura so hopefully this feud is over as they've faced each other too many times already.

A match that might annoy some fans is the finish of Asuka vs Carmella because it made the former look really weak.

Asuka was on a very long winning streak, but here on the main roster she's been pinned twice already!

That's right, Carmella of all people has a pinfall victory over Asuka, although the win was not clean. This is because James Elsworth came back to distract Asuka, but it was a shocking and unpredictable finish.

Another controversial finish is the Women's Money in the Bank ladder match. There were a lot of talent deserving of a push like Ember Moon and Becky Lynch just to name a few.

Despite the match being excellent and going over 18 minutes long, Alexa Bliss was the winner of the match. This is kind of controversial mainly because Bliss was already a champion two months ago!

The Nia Jax vs Ronda Rousey match was good as Rousey has improved her wrestling skills a lot. This was her first singles match ever in WWE and she continues to look really good.

Sadly though, the match ended in a no contest because Alexa Bliss interfered. Bliss then became the new Women's Champion once again by defeating an injured Nia Jax.

At this point, I'm kind of sick of seeing Alexa Bliss in the title picture all of the time.

Hopefully her title reign does not last very long as there are far more other wrestlers on the roster that deserve a chance.

The only crappy matches on the card were Bobby Lashley vs Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns vs Jinder Mahal. Both matches did not have the desired crowd reaction and predictably Reigns and Lashley were victorious.

As a whole, I thought Money in the Bank 2018 delivered a good show in terms of a match quality standpoint. The only matches that sucked were the aforementioned Reigns vs Jinder and Lashley vs Zayn matches.

However, the show did not deliver thanks to some odd booking decisions. The two Japanese wrestlers are still losing matches without getting a sniff at the big belts while Alexa Bliss continues to get far too many opportunities.

I think I would have liked this show more if the outcomes were changed for some of the matches. As it stands right now, the outcomes ruined what could have been a solid PPV.

Verdict: 6.5/10

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