While Seth Rollins and Riddle seemed like early favorites to win the Money in the Bank briefcase, it was only fitting for Theory to snatch victory. Not only was his surprise entrance into the match a perfect heel move, his winning it all now sets the stage for him versus Roman Reigns at some point.
Of course, it’s disappointing that WWE had to go from Cody Rhode winning the briefcase inside a packed Allegiant Stadium to Theory winning at T-Mobile Arena, but it still sets the stage for something big. Furthermore, it gives Theory the chance to take the ball and run with it. That means the future is now for WWE and the company could be planning a seismic shift in the near future
As much as the WWE Universe went crazy for Liv Morgan winning the SmackDown Women’s Title from Ronda Rousey at Money in the Bank, the moment just didn’t feel right.
They might have softened Rousey up with a brutal match against longtime Rival Natayla, but they used someone who might not even last long at the time of the company.
There’s something about Roman Reigns not showing up or competing in the Money in the Bank pay-per-view that just soured the whole experience. Think about it! This is Sin City, a place for high-risk and high-reward situations that can make or break a career.
Wouldn’t that be the theme WWE wanted to work with during the show? Even if Reigns didn’t compete, it would be great to see him in the arena. At least that way, a cash-in could have been possible. Now WWE looks to be saving that encounter for SummerSlam, but it would have been nice for them to at least tease the notion in Las Vegas. It would have really amped up the atmosphere.
It’s no secret that WWE had a lot of things going against them heading into the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event. This included Cody Rhodes‘ and Randy Orton’s injuries, Roman Reigns being pulled from the show, and the venue being moved to T-Mobile Arena.
The duel Women’s championship matches were pretty good, but not having the main title on the line cheapened the show immensely. It almost wasn’t worth a watch unless you were actually there. Even then though, you knew the major championship wouldn’t change hands and several top stars would be absent. It just didn’t seem like a show fitting for a venue like Las Vegas.