Title This: 2012 WWE Money in the Bank Reaction

Josh Isenberg

Dolph ZigglerDolph Ziggler Wins Money in the Bank

What I Liked:

I felt that this match was in the perfect spot. The World Heavyweight Championship is not the most prestigious title, but this was possibly the most unpredictable outcome. Many people loved Tyson Kidd as a big underdog, but many people assumed Dolph or Cody would win. The pacing of the match never slowed down from the very beginning, and the match lasted close to a half hour. I loved the fact that Sin Cara was inserted for the sole purpose of hitting a nice spot or two. Kidd pulled off an excellent move onto Ziggler, really showcasing his athletic ability. I felt like Damien Sandow did just enough to be noticed, but not overshadowing other guys in the match. Cody Rhodes is excellent at timing and the execution of each move. Christian is a veteran and he was able to hit a few nice moves throughout the match. He was not going to win, but they teased him getting the briefcase a few times. Overall, the fast action and quick pace worked for all of these superstars. Dolph Ziggler was the most deserving to win this match, and he was able to run in and launch Christian into a ladder to capture the contract. Man, Ziggler can sell a bible to the devil. He is excellent.

What I Disliked:

With the youth involved, you expected some miscues. Cara botched a move and almost really injured Dolph Ziggler. I also felt Tensai was absolutely brutal, not knowing how to react with more athletic superstars. You can tell he was out of place and relied only on the few moves that he can execute. I wanted to see a little bit more, especially from Rhodes. With 8 men, there are always going to be dead spots in the match. Even though the pace was fast throughout, it was a little sloppy transitioning from one spot to the next. There were too many people at a given time, and was not able to focus on the main guys in the match enough. Ziggler sold more moves than executed them.

Grade: B+

-The Miz returned sporting a new look, and said he will be in the WWE Championship Money in the Bank Ladder match. I loved seeing Miz back, but why not have him surprise us right before the match starts. Now, we are not going to expect him or believe he can actually win.

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