Kester's WWE Raw Rundown: The final hype for Money in the Bank with Roman Reigns standing tall, Dean Ambrose being a thorn in Seth Rollins' side, and Vickie Guererro going out on a high note
By Ryan Kester
WWE World Championship Build
WWE went all out with their final sell for the Money in the Bank main event, and each participant had a chance to shine on the show. Several of the participants have a strong chance of walking out of the show with the belts, and that unpredictability is exciting.
The show's closing moments made for a strong visual and a great final selling point for the PPV. Kane is an established entity in these matches, and having Reigns break up the typical Kane rampage to stand tall as the show faded to black did wonders for the man.
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
While WWE did announce a second Money in the Bank match for the traditional contract, and even attempted to build up a few of the match's others participants, it feels like the only two possible victors coming out of the match are Rollins and Ambrose. While WWE could have the two fight each other and have that cost both the win, it would be the least compelling direction the match could take.
It's impressive how much Ambrose and Rollins have managed to distance themselves from their Shield run and into a blood feud in so few weeks. Ambrose is spectacular as the obsessive revenge-seeker, and Rollins, while slower to click with the new wrinkle to his character, is quickly establishing himself as a credible heel.
Vickie Guererro's final Raw made for a memorable event. While the vat of pudding was a bit much, the story that was told was a perfect way to bring Guererro's story to a close. Guererro is oft been the butt of WWE's crueler jokes, but she was able to withstand a final humiliation before showing the intensity that made her such a vilified heel for so many years.
I'm glad that WWE didn't shy away from breaking out the Eddie tribute as Guererro made her exit. She's more than earned that moment, and it made for a moment worthy of her stint in the company.
This week's Raw was a strong show that did a great job of selling Money in the Bank. It was one of WWE's stronger go home efforts of the year, and Money in the Bank is shaping up to be an event that could shake up the spectrum of WWE's stories considerably.
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