OSR: WWE Money in the Bank 2010 Review
As we continue on the path to Money in the Bank 2016, it only seems befitting that in the OSR we return to the time when a once WrestleMania tradition became its own event. This marks a time when the brand split was still in full force, with three brands dominating the WWE Universe. But this event marked a time when arguably one of the most well-deserved World Championship reigns came to fruition. A WWE Veteran for nearly 13 years, he had only climbed to the top once (well twice if you count the ECW one), Glenn Jacobs captured WWE Gold in the form of the World Heavyweight Championship. So, here is the Money in the Bank 2010 Review: ENJOY!!!
The show opens with a promo looking at the Money in the Bank match throughout the ages, showcasing what it has achieved for the superstars who have won it thus far. We then go inside the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri for tonight’s event with our commentators for the evening, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole and Tazz who talk more about the impact of the MITB contract before we then go to the ring for the first match of the evening.
Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Championship Match Contract – Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Christian vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kane vs. The Big Show
Each of the participants make their way to the ring, Christian is notable for receiving a cracking reaction whereas the others receive okay but nothing special reactions. They match starts with everyone going for Kane and The Big Show as Cody tries to win the match quickly, but they are unsuccessful as Kane and Show end up going at it. The match features some pretty nice spots from the competitors, notably Christian and Kofi Kingston, the later of which almost takes himself out when he puts Drew through the announce table. The Big Show teases the audience when he breaks the standard ladder early on in the match before bringing out a reinforced ladder later on. Show is ultimately taken out by Kane and buried underneath a load of ladders, before Kane shows some superb dominance and takes out the remaining superstars in the match (albeit a tiny blip where Christian and Matt tease the crowd with the briefcase, and take a nasty bump from the ladder). Kane eventually ascends the ladder, taking out McIntyre and gaining the contract to an incredible reaction in a cracking opening match. Honestly, a well deserved victory for him.
Match Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 Stars
WWE Diva’s Championship: Alicia Fox (c) vs. Eve Torres
Both ladies make their way to the ring, with Alicia coming out to literal silence from those in attendance. Alicia is dominant throughout the match, but the match doesn’t have anything about it which makes it stand out or you to want to watch it. In some ways, Alicia reminds me of a slightly slimmed down version of Jazz. Anyhow, Eve does have some dominance towards the end but Alicia is ultimately successful in retaining the championship following a move which resembles a scissors kick in an instantly forgettable match.
Winner: Alicia Fox, to retain the WWE Diva’s Championship
Match Rating: 0.5 out of 5.0 Stars