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JR Blog: Cena vs. Punk at MITB, Del Rio & Bryan’s Ladder Match Wins, More

Jim Ross is back with another blog over on, sharing his thoughts on WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Here are some highlights from this entry:

– The crowd in Chicago and likely the heat in the arena helped ascend the show. The All State Arena is a magical place when the live crowd is emotionally invested and they were Sunday night. If great matches traditionally get 5 stars this crowd deserves 6.

– CM Punk and John Cena had a scintillating main event that featured over 30 minutes of classic, old school wrestling. It took me back a generation, or so it seemed, and that match alone was worth the price of the PPV. My black hat is off to both men.

– Christian winning the World Title surprised me. Interesting way of doing it too as Orton’s anger management issues got the better of him. It makes for some provocative TV going forward on Smackdown. Bottom line is that I understood what occurred but was left wanting to know more of what will now happen especially to Orton due to his post match assault on the new World Champ.

– Daniel Bryan winning the Smackdown MITB match was a shocker. I would have lost the farm on that one had I been a gambling man. However, I loved the outcome of this match. Bryan is a talented young man who has a spectacular skill set, is a high character person, and brings more steak than sizzle. I needed a reason to reinvest in Bryan and now I have it.

– Albert Del Rio’s victory in the Raw MITB Ladder Match was less of a surprise but made sense in that Del Rio’s been on a ‘roll’ and seems to be championship bound sooner than later. BTW Del Rio must have one helluva garage for all those high dollar vehicles that he drives but one has to assume that all his cars are ‘low mileage.’

  • Teran

    Agreed with Bill, I haven’t been so pumped for an entire PPV like that for like a decade.

    If only Kharma didn’t get knocked up then we probably could have had an even better show.

  • Bill

    JR is right. MITB did feel like a PPV from at the Attitude Era, well, with the exception of the divas match.