Money in the Bank is now finally in the books, and it's safe to say that the anticipation finally paid off.
Somewhat surprisingly, the WWE put out an excellent show with several entertaining matches - even AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura finally got the praise at the definite conclusion of a mostly underwhelming feud.
MONEY IN THE BANK
It seems like the WWE did a lot of things right in Chicago. Ronda Rousey was very impressive in her first-ever singles match, primarily since she was up against Nia Jax for the RAW Women's Championship and not someone very experienced like Natalya, for example.
We even saw a cash-in as Alexa Bliss won the women's Money in the Bank ladder match before hijacking the contest between The Irresistible Force and The Baddest Woman on the Planet to leave as the new champion, while there were surprisingly mixed feelings towards the main event.
Braun Strowman officially became Mr Monster in the Bank. While the fans are pleased that Brock Lesnar's time as Universal Champion is now ticking down with Strowman all but guaranteed a run as champion, a large section of fans do believe the briefcase would have been more beneficial to stars like The Miz, Samoa Joe or even Kevin Owens.
However, the sight of The Monster Among Men standing tall and all by himself with the briefcase high up in the air on the ladder wasn't how the night was originally supposed to end, per Cageside Seats.
The source has revealed stories from both PWInsider and Fightful, with the first source claiming that the main event plans were different and the second stating that the last minute change left several superstars 'bummed out.'
CHANGE OF PLANS
Initial plans called for the Money in the Bank main event to be Rousey vs. Jax for the RAW Women's Championship. Rather than Strowman being the final star shown before the event went off the air, the night was supposed to end with Bliss cashing-in her Money in the Bank contract.
At some point over the weekend, though, WWE made the decision to stick the men's ladder match in the main event instead.
Fightful has then revealed that insiders say that the change in main event resulted in some members of the women's roster being 'bummed' that Rousey and Jax weren't closing the show, despite both women receiving a lot of praise when they came through the curtain after their bout.
The frustration is understandable; even more so when the plans change at the last second.
With a lot of focus going on women's wrestling along with the mainstream appeal of Rousey, it's easy to see why sticking with the original plan would have been more beneficial to the WWE in the long run.
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