Jim Ross comments on the WWE Money in the Bank matches and winners, labels one MITB pay-per-view match a "masterpiece"
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-Ross on the WWE All-Stars Money in the Bank match: "The final match of the evening, the MITB Ladder match for the WWE Title was a human demolition derby of epic proportions that delivered in a multi layered, big way. Several issues were forwarded, everyone in the match got an opportunity to shine and, at least for me, the winner, Randy Orton, was unexpected. RVD got the major star treatment largely in part to the partisan Philly crowd and Van Dam's debut couldn't have been in a better place on Earth. The Heyman/Punk element adds a significant log to the fire of what looks to be as hot a personal issue as WWE has had in a good while. Bring on Lesnar!"
Powell's POV: I shared my thoughts on the carnage in my WWE Raw Hit List earlier today. I viewed Orton as the second most likely winner behind only Daniel Bryan, but I did not see the Paul Heyman turn occurring during this match. As for Ross's last line, Brock Lesnar is advertised for tonight's WWE Raw television show.
-Ross on Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes: "Never saw Damien Sandow's win coming but thanks to hard work and re-inventing himself, Sandow is now the winner of MITB and his career got another boost Sunday night. Damien is a great example of never giving up and doing what one has to do improve himself and to eventually 'make the team.' He's also taken a piece of creative, made it his own, and has become what was creatively envisioned for him and more. Cody Rhodes took a big step toward renewed relevancy after his controversial loss to Sandow in the MITB contest. Lots of winners can potentially come out of these multi person bouts."
Powell's POV: Sandow winning was a nice surprise, as was Cody's apparent babyface turn. They looked like role players going into the match and came out of it as the stars of the match. Nicely done.
-Ross on Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler: "Del Rio vs. Ziggler was a masterpiece. Some fans will bitch and complain about 'AJ ruining the match' due to her in ring involvement but I didn't see it that way. ADR and DZ had ample time to tell a compelling story and they accomplished that. AJ's involvement just adds another element to the storyline that has to be addressed and could lead to more, interesting things for Ziggler to sink his teeth into."
Powell's POV: Del Rio and Ziggler work exceptionally well together. Ziggler will get most of the credit from fans, but I have also been impressed by the way Del Rio has turned up the intensity in his matches. I echoed similar sentiments about the finish in my Hit List earlier.
Other topics include the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame ceremony, much more on the WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view, the WWE Performance Center, and more.
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